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Inspirational autobiographies to pick up this summer

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There are numerous reasons to read an autobiography: the writer’s story is inspirational, the writer is reconciling a misunderstood past, or the writer is getting a message out to the readers, amongst many others. The biographer gives you a real insight into their life; their opinions, feelings, thoughts. They can shape you or shock you, and have you turning pages quicker than you realise before you finish the whole book. Here are our top picks of inspiring autobiographies to get stuck into this summer.

Creative, Successful, Dyslexic: 23 High Achievers Share Their Stories, Margaret Rooke

Inspirational stories from 23 well-known people about their successes despite having the commonly stigmatic learning difficulty; dyslexia. Sir Richard Branson, Zoe Wanamaker CBE and Richard Rogers are amongst the many who speak of how dyslexia affected their childhood and how they overcame any obstacles whilst using it to their advantage.

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Margaret Rooke
Creative, Successful, Dyslexic
£14.88 >

Knowing the Score: My Family and Our Tennis Story, Judy Murray

The mother of the man currently ranked number 1 in men’s singles tennis tells her story of nurturing Andy and Jamie Murray’s talents. It’s an account of the challenges she’s faced as a parent, a coach, and a woman, and how she reached success anyway. Judy Murray is the epitome of inspiration for leaders and women everywhere with her can-do attitude.

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Judy Murray
Knowing the Score
£9.50 >

Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death and Jazz Chickens, Eddie Izzard

Known as a comedian, actor, political activist and writer, Eddie Izzard takes us through his rise to becoming a star. Losing his mother when he was six perhaps shaped the subsequent years to come, where he takes us through his experiences in Yemen, Ireland, Britain, Europe and America. It’s a surreal story of endurance with an intrinsic humour.

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Eddie Izzard
Believe Me
£9.50 >

Nourish & Glow: The 10-Day Plan, Amelia Freer

Amelia Freer is the UK’s leading nutritional therapist, with a long list of celebrity clients behind her, including Victoria Beckham and Sam Smith. Her approach is less deprivation and more liberation through eating the right foods to fuel your body. By challenging the way you think about food, this exclusive 10-day plan will have you dropping everything you believe about diets so that you can begin living your life healthier and happier.

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Amelia Freer
Nourish & Glow
£8.49 >

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