I love biographies! My favorite are the ones of classic female movie stars. The best one I've ever read is Marlene Dietrich by Maria Riva. Marlene Dietrich's daughter wrote the book. It's totally fascinating, you can't put it down - and it's a huge book.
Other biographies/autobiographies I've read are of Grace Kelly, Lucille Ball, Lauren Bacall, Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis, Esther Williams, Judy Garland, Marilyn Monroe and two Elizabeth Taylor ones. They're better than fiction!
I love reading biographies and autobiographies. I used to stumble across so many when cataloguing at the library that I probably wouldn't have sought out otherwise. I think my favorite was "Running with Scissors: A Memoir" by Augusten Burroughs. It was recently made into a movie, but I haven't seen it yet; I'm a bit worried it won't have the same impact.
Has anyone read John Adams by David McCullough? I've been watching the miniseries on HBO and it's so good it's making me want to read the book. Did anyone read it and enjoy it?
DH read it first and loved it, which is saying a lot considering he's a software engineer. He suggested I read it too. I absolutely loved the book. Normally, I'm not a huge non-fiction person (I'm an English teacher, so I read a lot of the classics), but this book was really hard to put down at night.