Best Biographies of 2018

We have aggregated the recommendations for biographies from trusted experts that have been featured in prestigious publications such as NPR, The Guardian, Washington Post and New York Times among others.
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People should read biographies, memoirs, and autobiographies as they give some of the most invaluable lessons in life. Biographies provide insights into the lives of the people on which they are based and tell their stories about their struggles, their mistakes, their problems, their trials and tribulations and the initiatives they took to overcome those. The story of a strong personality can inspire people to face their problems courageously with determination and hope.
Biographies can be an involving and personal way to revisit the history of inspiring and fascinating personalities. Moreover, true stories are way more fascinating and inspiring compared to fiction. Also, they also give all the key background information that provides a great deal of information across subjects.
The wide array of biographies featured in our website cove a selection of special interests from great sportspersons, to politicians, former presidents, world leaders, painters, inventors, scientists, writers, musicians, and many more.
Books about these personalities also make awesome gifts for family members and friends who love to follow politics, global leaders, art, invention, technology, science, literature, music, among others.

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4.6 What Happened

What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton


“Clinton offers one answer to the question that rang collectively from more than half the country on Nov. 9, 2016. The writing is frank, reflective and a piece of modern history.”

Featured in Time’s Top 10 Non-Fiction Books of 2017.

4.6 Ali A Life

Ali: A Life by Jonathan Eig

Washington Post

“Eig’s comprehensive biography reflects the charm and the rage, the grace and the greed, the pride and the ego of Muhammad Ali.”

Featured in Washington Post’s 50 Notable Non-Fiction Books of 2017.

4.6 Blood of Emmett Till

The Blood of Emmett Till

LA Times

“Duke professor Tyson describes the 1955 death of 14-year-old Emmett Till at the hands of white Southerners, the bias involved in their trial and how these events set the modern civil rights movement into motion.”

Featured in LA Times’ Best Non-Fiction Books of 2017.

4.3 Hunger Roxanne Gay

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxanne Gay

LA Times

“In this moving memoir, Gay explores her personal relationships, her relationship with food and how it changed after a sexual assault that she kept secret.”

Featured in LA Times’ Best Non-Fiction Books of 2017.

4.6 Richard Nixon The Life

Richard Nixon: The Life by John A. Farrell

Washington Post

“Employing recently released government documents and oral histories, Farrell has written the best one-volume biography that we could expect about such a famously elusive subject.”

Featured in Washington Post’s 50 Notable Non-Fiction Books of 2017.

4.7 Madame President

Madame President: The Extraordinary Journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf


“Helene Cooper exposes a vulnerable Johnson Sirleaf who survived an abusive marriage, political imprisonment and living away from her young sons so she could study and acquire qualifications in the U.S.”

Featured in NPR’s Book Concierge Great Reads of 2017.