Any good autobiographies?

I'm going on holiday tomorrow to a 5* hotel and I would like to get a book to read while I'm sun bathing.

I don't really read books as my lifestyle is too hectic and I don't have time however while I'm chillaxin' on my holz I may find some time. I've read a few autobiographies in the past and I've enjoyed them so I would like to read another one.

Can anyone recommend a good autobiography? Preferably a sporting one.


BTW I've sent a text to a mod asking them to unspam my other thread.

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why not spend time writing a book yourself, im sure everyone on here will say they wont buy it, but i got a feeling they all will

The best autobography I have read is Lance Armstrongs, truly inspiring :thumbsup:

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Start to write your own:w00t:
Nobody will buy it though:oops:
But you will be able to stretch your imagination further:p:santa:

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treble99;5994055

The best autobography I have read is Lance Armstrongs, truly inspiring … The best autobography I have read is Lance Armstrongs, truly inspiring :thumbsup:





Very very good :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::santa:

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treble99;5994055

The best autobography I have read is Lance Armstrongs, truly inspiring … The best autobography I have read is Lance Armstrongs, truly inspiring :thumbsup:



Constantly goes on about the moon landing.:x

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FilthAndFurry;5994072

Constantly goes on about the moon landing.:x



WTF on a bycycle:oops::w00t:

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black gerbil1;5994050

why not spend time writing a book yourself, im sure everyone on here will … why not spend time writing a book yourself, im sure everyone on here will say they wont buy it, but i got a feeling they all will



[COLOR="Red"]Good idea.:thumbsup:[/COLOR]

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treble99;5994055

The best autobography I have read is Lance Armstrongs, truly inspiring … The best autobography I have read is Lance Armstrongs, truly inspiring :thumbsup:



[COLOR="Red"]Thanks.

I'll have a look at it.:thumbsup:[/COLOR]

RUDOLF;5994091

WTF on a bycycle:oops::w00t:



+1, Im talking about the cyclist:oops:

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RUDOLF;5994091

WTF on a bycycle:oops::w00t:



Wow, you didnt put your stupid little santa on the end.

You feeling me? :santa:

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RUDOLF;5994091

WTF on a bycycle:oops::w00t:



In the space shuttle silly:roll:

FilthAndFurry;5994072

Constantly goes on about the moon landing.:x



[SIZE="5"]SILLY MOOOOO![/SIZE]

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treble99;5994105

+1, Im talking about the cyclist:oops:



You mean Chris Armstrong:?

FilthAndFurry;5994136

You mean Chris Armstrong:?



no

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FilthAndFurry;5994136

You mean Chris Armstrong:?



Neil moon........................................ Lance cycle

If you're serious, Richard P Feynmans autobiographies are great. Sod all to do with sport but a brilliant read about how a brilliant mind works.

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i would reccomend muhammed ali.

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DangerGod;5994125

Wow, you didnt put your stupid little santa on the end.You feeling me? … Wow, you didnt put your stupid little santa on the end.You feeling me? :santa:



No Im straight sorry :w00t:and watch it no christmas present else.:thumbsup::santa:

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DangerGod;5994163

i would reccomend muhammed ali.



CASSIUS CLAY Better:thumbsup::w00t::santa:

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Lance Edward Armstrong (born Lance Edward Gunderson on September 18, 1971) is an American professional road racing cyclist who rides for UCI ProTeam Astana.

He won the Tour de France a record-breaking seven consecutive years, from 1999 to 2005. He is the only person to win seven times, having broken the previous record of five wins, shared by Miguel Indurain, Bernard Hinault, Eddy Merckx and Jacques Anquetil. He has survived testicular cancer, a tumor that metastasized to his brain and lungs in 1996. His cancer treatments included brain and testicular surgery and extensive chemotherapy, and his prognosis was originally poor.

In 1999, he was named the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) Wide World of Sports Athlete of the Year. In 2000 he won the Prince of Asturias Award in Sports.[4] In 2002, Sports Illustrated magazine named him Sportsman of the Year. He was also named Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year for the years 2002–2005. He received ESPN's ESPY Award for Best Male Athlete in 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006, and won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Overseas Personality Award in 2003. Armstrong retired from racing on July 24, 2005, at the end of the 2005 Tour de France, but returned to competitive cycling in January 2009, finishing third in the 2009 Tour de France.

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DangerGod;5994163

i would reccomend muhammed ali.



[COLOR="Red"]Cheers, dawg.:thumbsup:[/COLOR]

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Neil Alden Armstrong (born August 5, 1930) is an American aviator and a former astronaut, test pilot, university professor, and United States Naval Aviator. He was the first person to set foot on the Moon. His first spaceflight was aboard Gemini 8 in 1966, for which he was the command pilot. On this mission, he performed the first manned docking of two spacecraft together with pilot David Scott. Armstrong's second and last spaceflight was as mission commander of the Apollo 11 moon landing mission on July 20, 1969. On this mission, Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin descended to the lunar surface and spent 2½ hours exploring while Michael Collins remained in orbit in the Command Module. Armstrong is a recipient of the Congressional Space Medal of Honor.

Before becoming an astronaut, Armstrong was in the United States Navy and saw action in the Korean War. After the war, he served as a test pilot at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) High-Speed Flight Station, now known as the Dryden Flight Research Center, where he flew over 900 flights in a variety of aircraft. As a research pilot, Armstrong served as project pilot on the F-100 Super Sabre A and C aircraft, F-101 Voodoo, and the Lockheed F-104A Starfighter. He also flew the Bell X-1B, Bell X-5, North American X-15, F-105 Thunderchief, F-106 Delta Dart, B-47 Stratojet, KC-135 Stratotanker and Paresev. He graduated from Purdue University and the University of Southern California.

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RUDOLF;5994185

CASSIUS CLAY Better:thumbsup::w00t::santa:



no no no..
ciao.co.uk/Moh…202

muhammed ali

Christopher Peter "Chris" Armstrong (born June 19, 1971 in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear) is an English former England B international football player who has played as a striker for Wrexham (twice), Millwall, Crystal Palace, Tottenham Hotspur and Bolton Wanderers between 1989 and 2005.

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bitseylango;5994228

Christopher Peter "Chris" Armstrong (born June 19, 1971 in Newcastle upon … Christopher Peter "Chris" Armstrong (born June 19, 1971 in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear) is an English former England B international football player who has played as a striker for Wrexham (twice), Millwall, Crystal Palace, Tottenham Hotspur and Bolton Wanderers between 1989 and 2005.:giggle:



pmsl, taxi for Filth and Furry

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[COLOR="Red"]Anyone else got any recommendations?[/COLOR]

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51NJ8FBG03L._SL500_AA240_.jpg

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bitseylango;5994228

Christopher Peter "Chris" Armstrong (born June 19, 1971 in Newcastle upon … Christopher Peter "Chris" Armstrong (born June 19, 1971 in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear) is an English former England B international football player who has played as a striker for Wrexham (twice), Millwall, Crystal Palace, Tottenham Hotspur and Bolton Wanderers between 1989 and 2005.:giggle:



That's wrong - you're thinking of Billie Joe Armstrong:roll:

how about Lewis Hamilton- champion of the world The Biography
Where are you going on holiday JFK?

Not a autobiography but i think you can relate to it.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51AFSBCPSFL._SL500_AA240_.jpg

It's about a silly little boy who lies but gets his comeuppance in the end if you don't know :thumbsup:

FilthAndFurry;5994522

That's wrong - you're thinking of Billie Joe Armstrong:roll:



stop with all the Armstrongs........we will be here all night :-D

not an autobiography but id reccomend "the wealth of nations" im reading it atm and im finding it very interesting :thumbsup:

If you are a football fan Jimmy Greaves has written a couple of books and they are really good, light reading with a bit of fun in them. Also Peter Ustinov has written some great books about his life which are also amazing stories and a fair bit of humour

Holiday in Football season? thats not very semi professional of you?

Paul Mcgrath
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Lance Armstrong as a few hundred have mentioned
Gazza

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micoo;5994565

not an autobiography but id reccomend "the wealth of nations" im reading … not an autobiography but id reccomend "the wealth of nations" im reading it atm and im finding it very interesting :thumbsup:



[COLOR="Red"]Kool.

What is it about?[/COLOR]

The JFK;5994784

[COLOR="Red"]Kool.What is it about?[/COLOR]



"It is a clearly written account of economics at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, as well as a rhetorical piece written for the generally educated individual of the 18th century - advocating a free market economy as more productive and more beneficial to society."

written in 1776 by adam smith, who many (including myself) would call the forefather of modern economics

i know it may seem a bit dull but it is really interesting, i am a finance student tho :lol:

micoo;5994924

"It is a clearly written account of economics at the dawn of the … "It is a clearly written account of economics at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, as well as a rhetorical piece written for the generally educated individual of the 18th century - advocating a free market economy as more productive and more beneficial to society."written in 1776 by adam smith, who many (including myself) would call the forefather of modern economicsi know it may seem a bit dull but it is really interesting, i am a finance student tho :lol:



Interesting I will give it a read...Do you believe in Adam Smiths ideas(free market economy further human development etc)

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micoo;5994924

"It is a clearly written account of economics at the dawn of the … "It is a clearly written account of economics at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, as well as a rhetorical piece written for the generally educated individual of the 18th century - advocating a free market economy as more productive and more beneficial to society."written in 1776 by adam smith, who many (including myself) would call the forefather of modern economicsi know it may seem a bit dull but it is really interesting, i am a finance student tho :lol:



[COLOR="Red"]Nah it doesn't sound too bad. I'm a business man so I like all that kind of stuff.:thumbsup:[/COLOR]

treble99;5994951

Interesting I will give it a read...Do you believe in Adam Smiths … Interesting I will give it a read...Do you believe in Adam Smiths ideas(free market economy further human development etc)



yes i do i think a lot of the ideas put forward by him were revolutionary, im halfway through it and it is one of the most interesting reads i have come across ina while :thumbsup:

another one tht ive got and still too read is " The Great Crash 1929" by John kenneth galbraith its about the massive financial crash tht caused "the great depression" very interesting in todays climate :thumbsup:
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