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    Sep 2013
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    (Auto) Biographies

    It's probably one of the most popular corners of the literary market after crime fiction, and some people read these that don't read anything else: a place for a discussion of all biographies and autobiographies!

    I used to read a lot of these, especially about musicians. I've done less of them as time has gone by and the number of books for people who've been around for a cup of coffee has gone up, and drowned out a lot of the market. Same with sportsmen.

    The one area I'm still reasonably well versed is pro-wrestling. The holy trinity of wrestling autobiographers for me has been Foley, Bret Hart, and Chris Jericho really came though in a strong way. I've read a lot more than that but they'd be the desert island picks.
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    Jun 2016
    I've also read a lot of the more popular wrestler biographies, but there's a lot of lesser-talked-about wrestling biographies that I found more interesting. Terry Funk's and Bob Holly's books were good reads to me and I would recommend those.

    Outside of wrestling ones, I usually read about people in the tech or business world. Some of the ones I enjoyed the most were Elon Musk ("Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future"), Phil Knight ("Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike") and Richard Branson ("Losing My Virginity: How I Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way").

    I've tried to get into the biographies for more historical figures, but they honestly don't grab my attention as much.

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    I used to like Lance Armstrong's its not about the bike but sadly, the title was true in a whole other way

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    I remember when every wrestler seemed to have a book. Sadly most were bad. Hours of your life you can't get back. But the good few were really good. I enjoyed some of the non-WWE books like Heenan's and Piper's.

    I didn't read it but I heard Goldust's was barely a book. Anyone checked it out?

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