25 Great&Inspirational Biographies&Memoirs That Will Change Your Life!

A Listmania! list by Lorenzo (New York City!)
The list author says: "This is a list of great and inspiring biographies and memoirs that I have come across and read over my lifetime of 40+ years."
25 Lessons I've Learned about Photography...Life
1.  25 Lessons I've Learned about Photography...Life by Lorenzo Dominguez
The list author says:
  "#1 Best selling photo essay and artist biography in 2010 and 2011. Great and inspiring story about someone who lived in a little church in the middle of NYC during his marital separation and became a successful street photographer as a result. Most importantly, he was reminded of some invaluable lessons about life along the way. Great gift as a Kindle book."
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Citizen Turner: The Wild Rise of an American Tycoon
2.  Citizen Turner: The Wild Rise of an American Tycoon by Robert Goldberg
The list author says:
  "Fantastic read. Ted Turner is very inspiring. Highly recommend this tome."
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Montaigne: Essays
3.  Montaigne: Essays by Michel de Montaigne
The list author says:
  "This is an awesome collection of essays by Montagne. A must read for anyone who cares to reflect on his life."
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
4.  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin
The list author says:
  "An amazing man, to say the least, inventor, scientist, statesman, public servant, philosopher and one of the founding fathers of this great country."
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It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life
5.  It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life by Lance Armstrong
The list author says:
  "Just read the reviews. If you know anything about this man, you know he is a model of strength, perseverance and passion. Cancer survivor and 7 time winner of one of the greatest endurance races of all-time."
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The Art of Worldly Wisdom (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)
6.  The Art of Worldly Wisdom (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) by Baltasar Gracián y Morales
The list author says:
  "This is a wonderful collection of applicable wisdom that you should attempt to apply in your life."
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101 Things I Learned in Architecture School
7.  101 Things I Learned in Architecture School by Matthew Frederick
The list author says:
  "This is a great compilation of reflections from Frederick's formal education as an architect. There is a whole series of these books now, but I'd start with the original."
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Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
8.  Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall
The list author says:
  "Awesome story about one guy's journey through the world of ultra-running. Inspiring must read for anyone who loves running."
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The Watershed: A Biography of Johannes Kepler (Science Study Series)
9.  The Watershed: A Biography of Johannes Kepler (Science Study Series) by Arthur Koestler
The list author says:
  "Awesome, inspiring read about Johannes Kepler. Great summer read if you buy a used copy."
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Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman
10.  Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman by James Gleick
The list author says:
  "Feynman was not only a genius, but pretty funny and thus is a great model for getting the most out of one's life."
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The New Testament of the New Jerusalem Bible (With Complete Introductions to Each Book and Textual Notes)
11.  The New Testament of the New Jerusalem Bible (With Complete Introductions to Each Book and Textual Notes) by Henry Wansbrough
The list author says:
  "I'm pretty sure this was the academic version of the New Testament that I used at the college prep I went to taught and run by Jesuits. The New Testament, as many know, is the story of the life of Jesus Christ. Although I am not religious, I am a spiritual person and I believe that Christ had a lot of great things to teach the world."
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A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr.
12.  A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr. by James Melvin Washington
The list author says:
  "Awesome compilation, of someone, who like Christ, was a martyr who had a lot to teach the world about love and life."
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Autobiography of Mark Twain: The Complete and Authoritative Edition, Vol. 1
13.  Autobiography of Mark Twain: The Complete and Authoritative Edition, Vol. 1 by Mark Twain
The list author says:
  "Great writer and thinker, witty to the core, enuf said."
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Oprah: A Biography
14.  Oprah: A Biography by Kitty Kelley
The list author says:
  "Admittedly, have yet to read it, but my wife-to-be loves Oprah and I love my fiancee. Moreover, it is obvious that Oprah is a great woman, person and role-model for all who advocates getting the most out of life and inspires people to be their best."
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Lawrence of Arabia (Single-Disc Edition)
15.  Lawrence of Arabia (Single-Disc Edition) DVD ~ Peter O'Toole
The list author says:
  "This is the exception to the collection. TE Lawrence's 7 pillars of wisdom is kind of dry, so I'm recommending this amazingly inspiring epic movie instead."
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Mozart: The Man and The Artist, As Revealed In His Own Words
16.  Mozart: The Man and The Artist, As Revealed In His Own Words by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The list author says:
  "Admittedly, I have not ready this book, but I did read a fascinating biography of Mozart once and I thought his life story was inspiring. Hence, I can only imagine that his life story told through his own words must be better."
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by Randy Pausch The Last Lecture [DECKLE EDGE] 1st edition
17.  by Randy Pausch The Last Lecture [DECKLE EDGE] 1st edition by Randy Pausch
The list author says:
  "I saw The Last Lecture on youtube, but admittedly have not read the book. Nonetheless, whether this is a transcript or an adaptation of Randy's final words to the world, it is a great and inspiring story of one man's wisdom distilled while straddling the line between life and death."
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Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson
18.  Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson by Mitch Albom
The list author says:
  "The subtitle says it all: An Old Man, A Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson"
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Gandhi An Autobiography:  The Story of My Experiments With Truth
19.  Gandhi An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments With Truth by Mohandas Karamchand (Mahatma) Gandhi
The list author says:
  "Have not had a chance to read this particular book but I have read this writings and another biography about Gandhi. Much like Martin Luther King Jr. and Jesus Christ, Gandhi has a lot of great things to say."
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The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living
20.  The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living by Dalai Lama
The list author says:
  "Okay, okay this not necessarily a biography or memoir per se, but it is a book that distills wisdom from a wise old man. Moreover, I have read it a couple of times and I highly-highly recommend it to all. A great book (period)."
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Losing My Virginity: How I've Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way
21.  Losing My Virginity: How I've Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way by Richard Branson
The list author says:
  "Once again, GUILTY of not actually reading this one, but I would love to because I have read much about Sir Richard Branson over the years, and I can't help but believe that his life, in his own words, would not be an inspiring story to read."
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Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination
22.  Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination by Neal Gabler
The list author says:
  ""Use your imagination" is one of the greatest mantras that my father ever taught me. This book is about a man who lived and prospered by this bit of wisdom."
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Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives
23.  Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives by Dan Millman
The list author says:
  "Great story, both as a book and movie adaptation."
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Jonathan Livingston Seagull
24.  Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
The list author says:
  "Classic!  "For most gulls it is not flying that matters, but eating. For this gull, though, it was not eating that mattered, but flight." Flight is indeed the metaphor that makes the story soar."
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The Story of My Life (Enriched Classics)
25.  The Story of My Life (Enriched Classics) by Helen Keller
The list author says:
  "Helen Keller will always be an inspiration to all. A must read if you find yourself depressed or feeling as if you got the bad end of the deal in life."
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