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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:

“The Mother Of Black Hollywood” by Jenifer Lewis

Ah, Jenifer! Raise your hand if you already feel like she's your mother, grandmother, aunt, or long-lost sister. She has this ability to make you think you know her in real life, but she revealed parts of herself we never knew in her book - one of the biggest being her struggle with bipolar. Jenifer, who actually got her start on Broadway, addresses the good, bad, and ugly of Hollywood, and takes on what is often seen as a conversation people steer clear from with bravery and self-assuredness. She reminds her readers of the importance of mental health awareness, as well as the idea that we can live our lives in spite of it. However, that's not the only part of her story that will inspire you to live your best life and laugh through the pain.

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