Unusual & Exciting Memoirs and Autobiographies - Explore a Unique Life

A Listmania! list by Dana Spinosa
The list author says: "A great list of unique biographies--all people who lived particularly different and exciting lives."
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: In His Own Words, the Life of the Inventor, Philosopher, Satirist, Political Theorist, Statesman, and Diplomat
1.  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: In His Own Words, the Life of the Inventor, Philosopher, Satirist, Political Theorist, Statesman, and Diplomat by Benjamin Franklin
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  "Easily the most eccentric of the Founding Fathers, Franklin's life is both inspiring and entertaining."
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Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court
2.  Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court by John Wooden
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  "An inspiring coach with unprecedented success."
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Mein Kampf: Adolf Hitler's Autobiography and Political Manifesto, Nazi Agenda Prior to World War II, the Third Reich, Aka My Strug
3.  Mein Kampf: Adolf Hitler's Autobiography and Political Manifesto, Nazi Agenda Prior to World War II, the Third Reich, Aka My Strug by Adolf Hitler
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  "Obviously not in this list for propaganda or hate purposes, but as an insight into a troubled person who gained tremendous power and committed unheard of atrocities. Is there a more unique life story from World War II than this?"
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My Inventions: The Autobiography of Inventor Nikola Tesla from the Pages of Electrical Experimenter
4.  My Inventions: The Autobiography of Inventor Nikola Tesla from the Pages of Electrical Experimenter by Nikola Tesla
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  "The world's greatest inventor that you've probably never heard of. Much of what Edison is credited for was actually Tesla's work. Tesla also invented the radio before Marconi. I promise--look it up."
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Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook
5.  Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook by Anthony Bourdain
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  "A scary memoir into the behind-the-scenes of the food industry."
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Hitch-22: A Memoir
6.  Hitch-22: A Memoir by Christopher Hitchens
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Helmet for My Pillow: From Parris Island to the Pacific
7.  Helmet for My Pillow: From Parris Island to the Pacific by Robert Leckie
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WAR
8.  WAR by Sebastian Junger
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My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands
9.  My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands by Chelsea Handler
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  "Pretty racy, so make sure you can handle it before buying. But Chelsea is very funny."
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Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea
10.  Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea by Chelsea Handler
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Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
11.  Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall
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The Glass Castle: A Memoir
12.  The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls
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Night
13.  Night by Elie Wiesel
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Uncharted TerriTori
14.  Uncharted TerriTori by Tori Spelling
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Lips Unsealed: A Memoir
15.  Lips Unsealed: A Memoir by Belinda Carlisle
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  "Go-Go's frontman to Playboy model."
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The Bullpen Gospels: Major League Dreams of a Minor League Veteran
16.  The Bullpen Gospels: Major League Dreams of a Minor League Veteran by Dirk Hayhurst
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The Profiler: My Life Hunting Serial Killers and Psychopaths
17.  The Profiler: My Life Hunting Serial Killers and Psychopaths by Bob Andelman
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Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison
18.  Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison by Piper Kerman
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The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee
19.  The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee by Sarah Silverman
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Open: An Autobiography
20.  Open: An Autobiography by Andre Agassi
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Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10
21.  Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 by Marcus Luttrell
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This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection
22.  This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection by Carol Burnett
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A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
23.  A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah
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Some Girls: My Life in a Harem
24.  Some Girls: My Life in a Harem by Jillian Lauren
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Fighter Pilot: The Memoirs of Legendary Ace Robin Olds
25.  Fighter Pilot: The Memoirs of Legendary Ace Robin Olds by Robin Olds
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