Need a biography or autobiography

  1. For my second English Comp class we have to get a bjiography or an autobiography of someone........any ideas? I am totally lost. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
    Cheryl Moore
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  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    With all the famous and infamous people out there, and endless internet access, you can't come up with SOMEONE? I find that hard to believe! OR how bout an autobiography on YOURSELF?
  4. by   cactus wren
    Well, for starters...If you want N.M. people....try Georgia O`keefe...she lived an interesting life,to say the least...I think that Tony Hillerman has done one..haven`t read it, but love his mysteries...Also look up one on the Code talkers of WW2...think there are several...maybe one about Carl Gorman( father of Robert,and IMHO the better artist...died last year). And didn`t your new governor do one?
    If that don`t float your boat, think about what ibterests you, then either check online or go see your local library....tons out there....
    Happy New Year !!
  5. by   renerian
    I love biographys and your probably going to laugh at this but I liked the uncut LL Cool J book. I read lots of them and it was inspiring.

  6. by   NurseShell
    Do you want to stick with a nursing theme? If you are "into" midwifery at all "Baby Catcher" by Peggy Vincent was a quick read and it's autobiographical.

  7. by   shygirl
    How about Laura Ingalls Wilder? You know from Little House on the Prarie?

  8. by   fergus51
    Sort of depends on what your interests are. Just go to a library and ask for a subject you like (politics, art, culture, sports) and see what they have for biographies. One of the best I ever read was about a woman who went to Bhutan to teach english. Called "beyond the sky and the earth" I think. Another good one was "honeymoon in purdah" about a woman and her friend travelling through Iran. I liked them because they were just short periods in someone's life, not their whole life.
  9. by   Rustyhammer
    Louis Braille led an interesting life.
    So did Jim Morrison.
    Just a couple of ideas.
  10. by   adrienurse
    What about Old Florence Nightengale?
  11. by   MPHkatie
    There are so many choices. I have an interesting suggestion
    John Woolman. This was an activist from the early 1800's. He actually followed practices that people such as Martin Luther King and Ghandi followed, but well before they were born.


    Medgar Evers
    Jimmy carter
    Mother Teresa
    Cesar Chavez
    Fidel Castro
    Megebe Mobutu

    Not all of these people are admirable, but all are definitely interesting....
  12. by   ShandyLynnRN
    I read Rosie O'donnell's a while back.... very enlightening about her.... really a lot I didn't expect.
  13. by   Jenny P
    My Favorite Autobiography was Buckminister Fuller's....
  14. by   renerian
    Shygirl good choice......