TOP TEN MEMOIRS BY CREATIVE PEOPLE I READ IN 2015
I like seeking inspiration by learning how creative people came to be. And I like reading amusing tales more than a listing of drugs and regrets. So: list ranked by motivational inspirational power (squared) times humor.
- 1.'Sick In The Head' - Judd Apatow
- 2.'Girl Walks Into A Bar' - Rachel Dratch
- 3.'Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl' - Carrie Brownstein
- 4.'You're Never Weird On The Internet' - Felicia Day
- 5.'Yes Please' - Amy Poehler
- 6.'The Bassoon King' - Rainn Wilson
- 7.'Say Anything' - John Cleese
- 8.'39 Years Of Short-Term Memory Loss' - Tom Davis
- 9.'More Fool Me' - Stephen Fry
- 10.'Reckless' - Chrissie Hynde
- 11.* 'M Train' - Patti Smith* Super Honorable Mention - Not a memoir per se, but a wonderful collection of essays and memories about coffee and travel. Beautiful and haunting, it would top a different list with different criteria. Makes me want to write. Her 'Just Kids' topped this list in a previous year.
- 12.* 'Pro Cycling On $10 A Day - Phil Gaimin* Honorable Mention as Phil is a pro athlete rather than a pro writer/performer/creative person, but this is the book I read the fastest and twas still inspiring in encouraging the reader to pursue his/her goals