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Best Biographies and Memoirs

I enjoy reading biographies (both with a spiritual slant, from spiritual authors, and general ones).

In this resources page I have split memoirs book recommendations in two categories, best new age and spiritual memoirs, and best business and general memoirs. 

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If you are interested you can find my top favorite self-help books in these posts:

If you want to find all the best books I recommend you can find them on the Best Books page

Please leave a comment at the end of this page if I’m missing any amazing book you have read that I have not listed 

PLEASE NOTE THE CONTENT OF THIS PAGE IS IN PROGRESS – we have more books and reviews to add.


One Last Time, by John Edward

I read One Last Time about a decade ago, and I have re-read it once since then.
John Edward is an outstanding medium and has written a very moving, comforting, and uplifting book.

Edward explains how he became a medium and how he can communicate with spirits. One Last Time contains many readings of people who have lost a loved one.
I have attended one of his live events and he was amazing. He came across very genuine, his readings were spot on, and I could tell how much he cares for people.

I have recommended and gifted this book several times.

Angels in My Hair: The True Story of a Modern-Day Irish Mystic, by Lorna Byrne

Dying To Be Me: My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing, by Anita Moorjani

Journey Into Grace: Tales of a Psychic Paramedic, by Sarah K. Grace

Heaven is for Real, by Todd Burpo


Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike, by Phil Knight

This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Medical Resident, by Adam Kay

I’m not sure this is exactly a memoir, but it does explain his life and his diaries when the author worked as a doctor. It is such a good book that I had to put it somewhere in these recommendations. 

I wrote originally this review on Amazon:

This book caught me by surprise. Based on the reviews I was hoping it was going to be funny, but it ended being much more than that. Definitely hilarious.

I was reading it on a plane to London and at times I found myself laughing out loud. This is the funniest book I have ever read. But I was not expecting the heartbreaks and how much I would learn about medical terms and the difficulties of the day job of some doctors.

I disagree with some reviewers that say he was laughing at the expense of his patients. He also writes of the times where he struggled emotionally and cried badly when he had to give bad news or some of his patients had negative outcomes.

He became a doctor for the right reasons and unfortunately, he had to come away from it for reasons he explains in the book— I don’t want to write spoilers here.

I loved it. Highly recommended

When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi

Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover

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