Who likes to read Biographies?

@Meramar (2173)
August 29, 2016 2:15pm CST
There are moments in life, where we might think that we have enough with our own experiences and problems. In those cases, another biography? No, thanks. Personally, I love reading biographies written by persons, who lived interesting moments and may show us how to live a better life, how to resolve problems or explain a special part of human history. Do you include biographies in your usual lecture?
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@akalinus (12654)
• United States
29 Aug 16
I like reading biographies. I like finding out what makes people tick. I especially like memoirs.They are a slice of the writer's life.
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@Meramar (2173)
29 Aug 16
There are some persons who really have some interesting experience to tell and their lifes seem to be an adventure. Others had a beautyfull history which went lost because they never told anything. From all, we may learn something.
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@akalinus (12654)
• United States
29 Aug 16
@Meramar I know several people who wrote autobiographies that will never be published. They wrote them for their families or passed on before they were done.
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@Meramar (2173)
29 Aug 16
@akalinus It's a pitty if you don't get enough time to finish your biography. Besides, I can understand people who write it only for their family.
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@CRK109 (14290)
• United States
30 Aug 16
I do enjoy biographies. I love learning about people's lives and how they've overcome the obstacles in their lives.
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@Meramar (2173)
30 Aug 16
That's right, if we are openminded and listen to the experience others share with us, we may learn a lot and try avoid even some faults.
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@CRK109 (14290)
• United States
30 Aug 16
@Meramar I agree! Plus when we see how others have overcome adversity, it helps give us strength and courage to get through our problems.
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@dodo19 (29276)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
29 Aug 16
I have read the occasional biography. I do enjoy them.
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@Meramar (2173)
29 Aug 16
Were they about any famous persons?
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@dodo19 (29276)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
29 Aug 16
@Meramar for the most part, yes.
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@skysnap (17489)
29 Aug 16
I'd love to read them because they are often inspiring.
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@Meramar (2173)
29 Aug 16
You are right, some persons can really inspire us and help us to see the life from another point of view.
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@skysnap (17489)
29 Aug 16
@Meramar this is true indeed.
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@CinnamonGrl (5772)
• Paradise, California
29 Aug 16
I'm reading two historical novel type of books. They are written from the subject's perceived point of view. I love this kind of reading, and straight biographies or autobiographies as well.
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@Meramar (2173)
29 Aug 16
An author has got may ways to transmit his or her ideas.
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@fizzytom (760)
• Maribor, Slovenia
29 Aug 16
It really depends on the subject of the biography. I think that a lot of younger people who have so far done very little in life end up with published biographies or autobiographies long before they have anything interesting to say - in such cases I think the publishers just do it to cash in on their current popularity.
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@Meramar (2173)
29 Aug 16
That's right, a biography of a young person who still has got the whole life to walk has no sense. Maybe, there should be an age limit to write a biography to assure that enough experience will be offered to the lectores.
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@jaboUK (52063)
• United Kingdom
8 Sep 16
I enjoy reading biographies, I like learning about real people's lives.
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@Meramar (2173)
8 Sep 16
Exactly, there are so many people who have something to show or to explain to a wide public.
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@minders1 (84)
• Lagos, Nigeria
30 Aug 16
I just finish reading a book on Abraham Lincoln. Quite interesting.
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@Meramar (2173)
31 Aug 16
Sure a great book!
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@LoriAMoore (4892)
• United States
29 Aug 16
I like reading short bios, but not entire biographical books.
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@Meramar (2173)
31 Aug 16
Sometimes the short ones are more intensive.
• United States
12 Sep 16
Sometimes I like to read biographies if I am interested in the person.
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@MKAlubs (436)
• United States
31 Aug 16
I'm not a public speaker so I don't give lectures and therefore I never include biographies in lectures. I have, however, read a lot of biographies and autobiographies. I've enjoyed them ever since I was a kid. I like to read about how people navigate their life path and how they deal with the vicissitudes of life. A big, fat autobiography or biography book can be very enjoyable. It's nice to walk in someone's shoes for a little bit.
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@silvermist (17130)
• India
31 Aug 16
@Meramar Yes,I used to like reading Biographies.Though I have not read one recently.I know Why the Caged bird sings(Maya Angelou).Journals of Silvia Plath,Biography of Virginia Woolf etc.comes to mind.
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• Mumbai, India
31 Aug 16
In biographies we get answer of every question so love to read that.
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