4 Must-Read Biographies That You Probably Have Never Heard Of
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4 Must-Read Biographies That You Have Never Heard Of

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Biographies Of Inspiring Individuals

Are you looking for an awesome autobiography or biography to read? Well, look no further!

I have compiled a list of four amazing biographies that you need to read today.

To be honest these biographies are definitely not mainstream and that’s the point. Although these books may not be as popular in the 20th century as biographies from current world-changers such as Elon Musk or Sir Richard Branson they are just as entertaining and valuable. Furthermore, you probably won’t find any of these books on the front display rack of your local Chapters bookstore but trust me, they are definitely must-reads.

This is due to the fact that you will not only learn about a world-changing individual but you will also learn about how one can go about achieving success in a variety of different careers.

So without further ado, here are 4 inspiring autobiographies and biographies that you probably have never heard of.

“Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!” By Richard Feynman


The first autobiography that I would recommend to anybody is a book called, “Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!” by Richard Feynman. If you don’t know who Richard Feynman was well all I have to say is that you are in for a treat! Mr. Feynman was on the greatest minds of his era and he went on to achieve some spectacular things. Basically, he was a world-changing physicist but he is most well known for his work on the atomic bomb which ended World War 2.

This autobiography takes you into the life of Richard Feynman and showcases how his intelligence and curiosity allowed him to become a creative thinker and expert in a variety of different fields. For example, in this autobiography, you will learn about how Richard Feynman became obsessed with cracking different types of safes without the combination!

“When I Stop Talking, You’ll Know I’m Dead” By Jerry Weintraub

The second book that I would recommend to anybody is a book called “When I Stop Talking, You’ll Know I’m Dead” by Jerry Weintraub. Don’t be alarmed, “When I Stop Talking, You’ll Know I’m Dead” is definitely not a mainstream biography. So if you’re looking for a current New York Times best-selling book this is not going to be one that you find on that list.

But if you are looking to learn about an incredible individual, this is just the book for you. This book is an autobiography by Jerry Weintraub himself and he goes into great detail about his life, successes and failures. Furthermore, Mr. Weintraub is most well known for his work in the music and film industries as he achieved great successes in music as the manager for legendary artists such as Elvis Presley!

This book will take you on a journey through Mr. Weintraub’s life and how he was able to turn many difficult situations into incredible opportunities. He not only showcases work ethic but what you can do to succeed even if the odds aren’t in your favor.


“The Hiltons: A Family Dynasty” By J. Randy Taraborrelli

The third biography that I would recommend to anybody is a book called, “The Hiltons: A Family Dynasty” by J. Randy Taraborrelli. If you don’t know who Conrad Hilton was then this book will take on a journey through the life of one of America’s greatest business people. This book shows you how Conrad Hilton achieved incredible success in a variety of different industries including one that he would be known for which is the hotel industry.
I know what you are probably wondering, is Conrad Hilton related to the famous celebrity Paris Hilton? Yes, Conrad Hilton is actually Paris Hilton’s great-grandfather and he was the one that started the Hilton family dynasty!

So if you are looking to achieve an everlasting mark on the world, I would recommend you reading this book for some inspiration! You will learn how Conrad Hilton grew up with nothing and worked extremely hard to achieve greatness!

“Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination” By Neal Gabler


The last biography that I will recommend to anyone is a book called, “Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination” by Neal Gabler. This book is an extensive biography about the life of the legendary Walt Disney, creator of Walt Disney Pictures and Walt Disney world.

This book will take you through the life of Mr. Disney and explain how he entered and made his mark on animation and film industry. It is truly an inspiring story and it will show you that anyone can change the world, even if you don’t have a great childhood or come from a wealthy family.

So if you are looking to learn about the inspiring man who entertained generations of people around the world through the television and at his amusement parks, I recommend you reading this classic biography!


Classic Biographies To Help You On Your Journey


So if you are looking for 4 incredible biographies to read make sure you read the biographies of Walt Disney, Jerry Weintraub, Richard Feynman and Conrad Hilton.  I personally really enjoyed all of these books and they truly impacted my life in a positive way. These individuals showcased what it means to work hard, have a vision and change the world. Till today, their stories still relate to our lives and provide value to anyone looking to achieve great successes and have an impact on an industry.

These individuals are world class at what they were able to accomplish, so I hope you enjoy their biographies just as much as I did!

Are you looking for more awesome book recommendations, here are 31 Books that changed my life.

Also, if you want to purchase any of these books make sure you buy them off of Book Depository because you will save lots of money (that’s where I buy all of my books)!
Bradley Thompson

Bradley Thompson

Founder of Living The Canadian Dream
Bradley Thompson is a very Canadian lifestyle blogger, digital marketer and growth hacker from Toronto who is passionate about inspiring people through his blog and vlog. Although he lives a busy life he is dedicated to personal growth, developing his expertise and growing his blog, "Living the Canadian dream"!