It's been awhile since I've checked in on the BTT meme so I thought I'd see what topic they were discussing today:
There are so many crappy biographies … would you rather read a poorly-written biography of a fascinating life, OR an exquisitely well-written, wonderful read of one of a not-so-interesting life?
This is an interesting one for me, because while I read a lot of memoirs, I don't read a lot of classic biographies. The only one I can think of reading in recent times was Dawn French's Dear Fatty which was hysterical.
However, it appears as though since I focus more on memoirs and memoirs are not about famous people at all, but your average person who makes their story really interesting with an angle, be it cooking, traveling the world, fixing up a house, getting over a loss, bottom line is, I would love to read a memoir about an unknown than a boring blockbuster biography.
Some great memoirs I've read recently are (all titles link to my reviews):
51/50: The Magical Adventures of a Single Life by Kristen McGuiness
I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti by Giulia Melucci
I Was Told There'd Be Cake by Sloane Crosley
Pretty in Plaid: A Life, a Witch, and a Wardrobe, or, the Wonder Years Before the Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered, Smart-Ass Phase by Jen Lancaster
The Ramen King and I: How the Inventor of Instant Noodles Fixed My Love Life by Andy Raskin
What do you think?