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10.6. Get Inspired
July 18 is Nelson Mandela Day. Read a non-fiction biography or autobiography of a person listed on Time's 100 Most Influential list who inspires you. Nelson Mandela was on the list in 2004 and 2005. REQUIRED: State the year in which your person is listed.


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Marie (UK) (mazza1) | 2476 comments The Lady and the Peacock: The Life of Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma will this one work she is listed 5 times in 2016, 2013, 2011, 2008 & 2004


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Marie wrote: "The Lady and the Peacock: The Life of Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma will this one work she is listed 5 times in 2016, 2013, 2011, 2008 & 2004"

if the person is listed, and inspires you, the book works.


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Brooke | 1419 comments Would March: Book One count as a autobiography of John Lewis? It's described as a "first-hand account of John Lewis’ lifelong struggle for civil and human rights."


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Brooke wrote: "Would March: Book One count as a autobiography of John Lewis? It's described as a "first-hand account of John Lewis’ lifelong struggle for civil and human rights.""

yes


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Meg (megscl) | 1549 comments Would Modern Romance count as autobiography? I haven't read it so I'm not sure if it's personal enough, even though it has autobiography as a mpg


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Meg wrote: "Would Modern Romance count as autobiography? I haven't read it so I'm not sure if it's personal enough, even though it has autobiography as a mpg"

I haven't read it either, but the description sounds more like riffs on dating, than like an actual autobiography.


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Cindie | 1739 comments Does this work: Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign. She was on the list most recently 2016.

Thanks!


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Cindie wrote: "Does this work: Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign. She was on the list most recently 2016.

Thanks!"


From the description, it doesn't sound as if it's a biography or autobiography, but an analysis of the campaign.


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Cindie | 1739 comments Sandy wrote: "Cindie wrote: "Does this work: Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign. She was on the list most recently 2016.

Thanks!"

From the description, it doesn't sound as if i..."


ah, I see. Thanks!


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Trish (trishhartuk) | 2495 comments Out of interest, would this work here? The Dalai Lama’s Book of Wisdom by Dalai Lama XIV
From the TIME 100 multiple entries: The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso: 2008, 2005 & 2004. (Finalist in 2009)

Or would it not be autobiographical enough?


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Trish wrote: "Out of interest, would this work here? The Dalai Lama’s Book of Wisdom by Dalai Lama XIV
From the TIME 100 multiple entries: The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso: 2008, 2005 & 2004. (Fi..."


that doesn't sound like a biography/autobiography.


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Trish (trishhartuk) | 2495 comments Sandy wrote: "Trish wrote: "Out of interest, would this work here? The Dalai Lama’s Book of Wisdom by Dalai Lama XIV
From the TIME 100 multiple entries: The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso: 2008, 20..."


Ho hum. I'll keep looking.


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Trish (trishhartuk) | 2495 comments Think I've found one. A Fighting Chance, Elizabeth Warren. Looks much more autobiographical.
Elizabeth Warren was listed in 2017, 2015, 2010 & 2009.


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Trish wrote: "Think I've found one. A Fighting Chance, Elizabeth Warren. Looks much more autobiographical.
Elizabeth Warren was listed in 2017, 2015, 2010 & 2009."


yes, I just read it - and it is an autobiography.


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Trish (trishhartuk) | 2495 comments Sandy wrote: "Trish wrote: "Think I've found one. A Fighting Chance, Elizabeth Warren. Looks much more autobiographical.
Elizabeth Warren was listed in 2017, 2015, 2010 & 2009."

yes, I just read it - and it is an autobiography."


Cheers.


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Shanna_redwind | 654 comments Good Morning, Mr. Mandela: A Memoir Would this work? It seems to be about the author's interaction with Mr. Mandela. I was thinking no until I read the last paragraph of the description, then I wondered if it would work.


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Shanna_redwind wrote: "Good Morning, Mr. Mandela: A Memoir Would this work? It seems to be about the author's interaction with Mr. Mandela. I was thinking no until I read the last paragraph of the descrip..."

This sounds more like an autobiography of the author than a biography of Nelson Mandela. You can always read it to see, but I don't think it sounds like it would work - just because you get an idea of what he was like through his interactions with the author doesn't make it a biography.


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Shanna_redwind wrote: "Would this count as a biography? A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS, and Dangerous Days at Sea"

doesn't sound like a biography, so much as a story about this one event.


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