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read stories about people who have overcome hardships

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I have gathered this list of memoirs, novels, and biographies written by people who have faced troubles in life, but have moved past those hard times to find happiness and purpose. Sometimes you need to hear the stories of others' difficulties to appreciate your own situation, sometimes you just need to be inspired. I have found these books to be motivating, and hopefully there is something here for everyone.

Struck by Living: From Depression to Hope
The Pursuit of Happyness [Paperback]
Life Gave Me A Twist
Start Where You Are: Life Lessons in Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be
Note to Self: 30 Women on Hardship, Humiliation, Heartbreak, and Overcoming It All
Plum Creek Valley: A Novel (A Gripping African-American Family Saga)
I Never Had It Made: The Autobiography of Jackie Robinson
On the Right Track: From Olympic Downfall to Finding Forgiveness and the Strength to Overcome and Succeed
Prelude of a Kiss:: No Temptation Shall Overcome You: A Collection of Poetry and Memoirs
Run to Overcome: The Inspiring Story of an American Champion's Long-Distance Quest to Achieve a Big Dream
Step on a Crack: Overcoming depression, a memoir
The Making of a Madam
I Am Potential: Eight Lessons on Living, Loving, and Reaching Your Dreams
Keep Climbing: How I Beat Cancer and Reached the Top of the World
Beyond the Pink Moon: A Memoir of Legacy, Loss and Survival (Special Edition)
Places in the Bone: A Memoir
If We Must Dance, Then I Will Lead: A Memoir of Breast Cancer Survival
Killing the Black Dog: A Memoir of Depression
Blue Genes: A Memoir of Loss and Survival
Memoirs of a Geisha: A Novel
Empire State of Mind: How Jay-Z Went from Street Corner to Corner Office
Beyond the Tears: A True Survivor's Story
Natasha: The Biography of Natalie Wood
From A Name to A Number: A Holocaust Survivor's Autobiography
DK Biography: Eleanor Roosevelt

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