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Maybe you need to be a hard rock/metal fan, but Lemmy's autobiography is hilarious.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/319464.White_Line_Fever?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=5lDQijJMwr&rank=1

Also, I am presently reading Stephen King's On Writing, and I find it completely excellent. The first half (roughly) is pretty heavily autobiographical--and that is very interesting too--but he does get deep into writing advice in the second half, and all of it is valuable and insightful, I think. I mean, consider where you get your advice on developing your writing at the moment. I guarantee you that none of your sources represents the volume of success in writing that Stephen King has had to date.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10569.On_Writing?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=NQ3q6qKeZc&rank=1

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On 4/29/2021 at 8:18 PM, ginger_reckoning said:

Hey, does anyone have any nonfiction reccomendations? Specifically biographies and historical stuff

Hmm. A while ago I read The Woman Who Smashed Codes by Jason Fagone - about Elizabeth Friedman, who was a codebreaker during the WWII era, if you think that might be up your alley?

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On 4/29/2021 at 8:18 PM, ginger_reckoning said:

Hey, does anyone have any nonfiction reccomendations? Specifically biographies and historical stuff

Kitchen Confidential and other books by Anthony Bourdain - Raw, humorous, and incredible. A journey about food, the world, and humanity with no-holds-barred. Hard warning on language and content, though.

The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen by Jacques Pepin - A sweet, fascinating autobiography by a chef who has seen it and done it all. 

Consider the Fork by Bee Wilson - A peek into the history, psychology, and science into how we cook and why.

James Herriot's books - Stories from a British veterinarian from the 1930-1950's, just as technology was replacing the draft horse. 

As You Wish by Cary Elwes and Joe Layden - How The Princess Bride was filmed. Absolutely hilarious.

Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man's Fundamentals for Delicious Living by Nick Offerman - Part autobiography, part philosophy on wood and steak.

Marley and Me, as well as The Longest Trip Home by John Grogan - Marley and Me is about Grogan's experience with a ADHD Labrador, the other his biography growing up.

I second Robinski's recommendation for Stephen King's On Writing. 

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2 hours ago, Snakenaps said:

James Herriot's books - Stories from a British veterinarian from the 1930-1950's, just as technology was replacing the draft horse.

:lol:  As popularised by the movie and TV series All Creatures Great and Small, where Doctor Who Peter Davidson got his 'start'. Great show, and great books, by all accounts.

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1 hour ago, Robinski said:

:lol:  As popularised by the movie and TV series All Creatures Great and Small, where Doctor Who Peter Davidson got his 'start'. Great show, and great books, by all accounts.

I haven't actually watched the show. My grandmother introduced them to me and now I own every single book. 

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thanks for the recommendations all! I'll have to check those out

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