Well, there’s 6 football autobiographies to get your peepers on and enjoy for 2014. My best football autobiographies are very much a personal choice, but these 6 offer a wide spectrum of players and managers of different abilities and characteristics, so something for all!
An autobiography is a first hand experiences of the authors written by the authors, thus, making them interesting to the readers and enabling them to understand the “other,” unseen side of the authors. Autobiographies are mainly written by famous persons. They teach us different stories, the authors’ struggles in life, the emotions they went through, making the autobiographers more human. Here are 15 of the best autobiographies in no qualitative order.
Half way through this best autobiography books list is a truly inspirational book written by one of the greatest political leaders in the world: Nelson Mandela. During his youth Mandela fought for the end of apartheid in a struggle that led to his imprisonment in 1962. After 27 years in prison, Mandela was released and went on to become President of South Africa, turning the country into a democracy. Long Walk to Freedom is clear and concise, begininning with Mandela’s younger life as a student and progressing to describe his role in the Afrikaner National Party. The earlier stages of his life are evocative and the insight he allows into the Thembu tribe is incredibly interesting and offers a unique standpoint of tribal culture. The next most compelling sections of this book focus upon Mandela imprisonment. Through these sections you really get a feel for how Mandela developed politically and as a human, to become one of the greatest political minds in the world. This book is not a fast read containing over 700 pages, however it is a worthwhile and enriching read which really conveys the restrictions Mandela faced living in South Africa. Through his tale he argues his points of view without melodrama. A truly inspirational book.