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:

“This Will Be My Undoing” by Morgan Jerkins

Don't sleep on Morgan, okay? She's one of the best gems out there, with such an amazing story to tell, and she's still in her 20s. Get to know her as she writes about "living at the intersection of Black, female, and feminist in (White) America," something we can all honestly relate to. Some of her most popular reads already include a range of topics, from dating men who claim they don't see color to the infamous Rachel Dolezal (are we still talking about her?). If that isn't enough, her book has already been marked one of the best of the year from heavy hitters like Vogue, Elle, Esquire, and The Huffington Post.

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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.