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The Importance of Telling a Person's Story - Some of Most Inspiring Stories Come From Real Life

I am searching for biographies that inspire and/or are relatable. One such biography is Mirraculas Paradise: A True Story About Schizophrenia by Sandra Allen

Sandra Allen received a manuscript of her uncle Bob's autobiography in 2009, a sprawling 60-page piece of writing entirely in all caps and full of streams of consciousness. She learned more about her uncle than ever before, understanding from his perspective the mental illness from which he suffered. Using her skills as a writer and reporter, she translated his autobiography along with the help of their family history to create a powerful book that pays tribute to her uncle as well as paints a portrait of an often misunderstood disorder.


If you have one that comes to mind, please let me know.


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