7 Memoirs That Will Motivate You To Live Your Best Life
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7 Memoirs That Will Motivate You To Live Your Best Life

While novels take the cake for imagination, sensation, and drama, there's nothing like a great memoir or autobiography that gives an unexplainable inspiration and helps us believe anything is possible.

One of the things I've loved about reading biographies is that I feel like I've gotten to know one of my faves and her story. A lot of times we never know what someone went through before they got to the platform we see them on now. We know it's possible to go from foster care to hosting award shows, or from an overlooked Black girl to being the first African American FLOTUS. And while that's crazy motivating, to read that they experienced racism, disappointments, not being taken seriously, and being left out of countless men's clubs along the way, has me feeling like I have no excuse not to follow my dreams.

Check out our picks in autobiographies and memoirs below to spark inspiration in you to lead your best life:

“Around The Way Girl” by Taraji P. Henson

From Baby Boy to Empire, we all know Taraji P. Henson is a force to be reckoned with. Her roles alone have intrigued millions to want to know her backstory of how she became such a Hollywood powerhouse and phenomenal woman, all while being a single mother. She tells how her father was a Vietnam War veteran, her mother was abused in every sense of the word, and how all of that and more helped develop her into the amazing woman she is today, on and off camera. She has captured our attention as Yvette and Cookie, but Taraji has something to say too. And her words will inspire you to go for your dreams with no apologies.

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What Is A 'Monogamy Agreement' And Should You Have One?

As a writer, I've gotta admit that it can get more and more challenging to tackle certain topics. Why? It's because I'm a pretty word-literal person. Yet, like a lot of people who I witness on a daily basis, who constantly move the goalposts in order to suit whatever whim they're on at any given moment, even the dictionary has a way of doing something similar when it comes to various words' definitions.