25 Recommendations For Life Changing Biographies For The Voracious Reader In You
Ryan Holiday

Thank you for including The Autobiography of Malcolm X, otherwise known simply as “The Autobiography”. It changed my life. I’d strengthen your wording just a little bit. Malcolm X was never an activist for civil rights — rights given (or denied) within the bounds of a society’s laws. He was an activist for human rights — fundamental rights of human dignity separate from any law. He was a human rights activist, and a radical one a that, through to and including the very end. Some try to “Reinvent” (ahem, terrible gossip rag of a “biography” — and thanks for Ball/Burroughs) him as all kumbaya toward the end, but read the founding documents of the Organization for Afro-American Unity or Muslim Mosque Inc. and you’ll see that same potent, no-nonsense, truth-to-power inspiration he never stopped being.