Today’s KDD: Up to 80% Off Top-Rated Biographies & Memoirs
is “up to 80% off top-rated biographies & memoirs”.
I suppose it’s not a surprise that I like biographies and memoirs because, you know…I like people. 🙂
I actually think writing a good memoir may be harder than writing a good biography. First, I don’t think most people are reliable witnesses for their own lives. 😉 How often have you been corrected about your memory by your own friends and family?
For myself, I feel like I used to have a better autobiographical memory, although oddly, I never remembered my childhood much (except for the unusual things, like trips…and pets). I’ve always been terrible with time sequencing, but generally pretty good with what happened…just not when.
Of course, things are different now, because many people write what are essentially real-time autobiographies…through social media and blogs. People used to write diaries, but I wonder what some authors (and others) would have been like in today’s world. Imagine Oscar Wilde or Mark Twain…I have no doubt at all that Twain would be active, probably with a somewhat long-form blog. Twain was always very forward looking. Epigrammist Oscar Wilde would have been a natural Twitterer…but I suspect would have embraced something more visual as well, such as Instagram.
Hm…would they perhaps have not had time to write some of their classic works? I think that’s possible. Oh, and what if Tom Sawyer had only been on Snapchat? 😉
One nice thing is that, just like their flesh and blood counterparts, biographies and memoirs are considerably diverse. In today’s twenty-five titles, I think you are pretty likely to see something that you might want to read yourself…or might want to give to someone as a gift. With the Kindle store, you can buy the book on sale and delay the delivery of an e-book gift for the appropriate gift-giving occasion.
Check the price before you click or tap that “Buy button”: the price may not be available in your country (I have readers around the world), it could change, and you may be seeing this after the sale.
Some of the books are also available through
at no additional cost to subscribers to Amazon’s subser (subscription service)…like us. 🙂 Generally, it’s $9.99 a month.
Today’s sale includes:
- American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History by Chris Kyle and Scott McEwen | 4.6 stars out of 5 | 14,812 customer reviews | $1.99
- No Place to Hide: A Brain Surgeon’s Long Journey Home from the Iraq War by W. Lee Warren | 4.8 stars | 144 reviews | $1.99
- A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy by Thomas Buergenthal and Elie Wiesel | 4.7 stars | 151 reviews | $2.99
- Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance | 4.6 stars | 1,057 reviews | $1.99
- American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin | 4.6 stars | 260 reviews | $1.99
- American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur 1880 – 1964 by William Manchester | 4.6 stars | 251 reviews | $0.99
- Coming Clean: A Memoir by Kimberly Rae Miller | 4.5 stars | 1,012 reviews | $1.99 (KU)
- Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust by Michael Hingson and Susy Flory | 4.5 stars | 940 reviews | $1.99
- Break on Through: The Life and Death of Jim MorrisonOct 27, 2014 | Kindle by James Riordan and Jerry Prochnicky | 4.5 stars | $0.99 | 78 reviews | KU
- Black Boy by Richard Wright | 4.4 stars | 389 reviews | $1.99
- Ball Four (RosettaBooks Sports Classics) by Jim Bouton | 4.3 stars | 390 reviews | $1.99| KU
- Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy | 4.3 stars | 244 reviews | $1.99
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