This summer I read three great biographies (I use the word biography loosely) that have quite the range, but I'd HIGHLY recommend all of them:
Up first, the oldest (aka 2 years ago), the saddest and the most inspiring: The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch.
You may have seen the YouTube Last Lecture on this guy, and the book is his follow up legacy to his kids. Diagnosed with terminal cancer, this Man had such an AMAZING outlook on life and really did live a great life. I'll admit- this one made me cry on the bus- yes, I am that hormonal pregnant women crying on the City Bus- but it's a quick fast inspiring read.
Up next, Katie Couric's The Best Advice I Ever Got.
Anyone who needs a little career inspiration should read this book.
This is a collection of stories from famous people, with chapter updates by Ms. Couric herself. Why I love it- well, I love all the different perspectives from successful people in a variety of fields (although, there are more media folks than any other field). I also love Katie Couric, and how she honestly states that being a female anchor in an all male world was/is hard. She admits mistakes, recognizes luck, and talks about a lot of hard work. (NYTimes Article)
Finally, the laugh out loud funny- Bossypants by Tina Fey.
NY Times Review)
By the way, I got all three of these from my local library. Library's ROCK. Just sayin.
Have you been to your local library lately?
Have you been inspired lately?
*Yikes, I suck at spelling- thank you to the Nicest reader ever who corrected my spelling of biographies.