7 Female Autobiographies Every Woman Needs To Read In Her Lifetime

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These women are making history right before our eyes.

7 Female Autobiographies Every Woman Needs To Read In Her Lifetime

Every woman deserves to feel inspired, and oftentimes this encouragement comes from other women. These female autobiographies explore the avenues in which many women overcame oppressive governments or social standards. Whether it happened right here in the U.S. or overseas, women are making a global impact that no one can ignore.

Told as autobiographies and memoirs, these daring true stories promise a rewarding outcome for female readers of all ages. If you're looking for a reason to fully embrace your potential, these books will give you that extra push. Not to mention, many of these authors are quite hilarious, leaving you entertained from cover to cover.

Check out these female autobiographies that you shouldn't go another day without having on your bookshelf. You'll cherish these stories for a lifetime.

1. Official Book Club Selection by Kathy Griffin

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Uncensored and unplugged, Official Book Club Selection tells the story of what really happens on the road as a comedy star. Exploring personal stories, celebrity gossip, and her career, Kathy Griffin knows how to make anything sound exciting. Interestingly, her book recounts her life before fame, including details of her dysfunctional family in suburban Illinois.

2. Becoming by Michelle Obama

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Former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama has lead a life full of meaning and accomplishment. In her inspiring memoir, she outlines how she helped to create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history. She simultaneously established herself as an advocate for women in the U.S. and around the world. Deep reflection and compelling storytelling invites readers into her miraculous world.

3. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling

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As someone who has lived many lives, Mindy Kaling is really just a Girl Next Door. Growing up as the obedient child of immigrant professionals, no one would have expected her to become a comedy writer and actress prone to starting fights with her friends and coworkers. However, Kaling tells her truth in a relatable, hilarious way without holding back. Take a look into the life and mind of Mindy Kaling in Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?.

4. I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb

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When Malala was just ten years old, the Taliban took control of her region. She lived in a place where music was a crime and women couldn't go to the market. Girls weren't even allowed to go to school. As a young girl, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes in. In the midst of her fight to be educated, she was shot point-blank and was not expected to survive. Today, she's an international symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner. This is her story.

5. The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae

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Issa Rae's New York Times bestseller explores with humor what it's like to be both awkward and black in today's cool-obsessed society. Although being an introvert isn't always easy, creator of hit series The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl has made it entertaining. Whether she's navigating love, the workplace, friendships, or music, she's created something meaningful of it.

6. Seriously...I'm Kidding by Ellen DeGeneres

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Although she's the star of her very own mega successful daytime show, Ellen DeGeneres has left a lot unsaid. Her book provides an outlet for her to share details about her personal life and talk shows that make her more relatable than ever. Seriously... I'm Kidding is a lively look at the beloved entertainer's life that is both relaxing and funny.

Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea by Chelsea Handler

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Comedian Chelsea Handler's world is a place where where absurdity constantly lingers. In this highly entertaining collection of stories, Handler dives into her past relationships, family time, and career moves. Although she has a knack for getting herself into the most outrageous situations, they make for a great story!

7. Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

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An admired but controversial political figure, Ayaan Hirsi Ali made headlines following various international incidents. A champion of free speech, she's proven her determination to fight injustice, although she was raised in a strict Muslim family. Her story acts as a celebration of triumph over adversity, detailing how a bright young girl evolved from dutiful obedience into an outspoken freedom fighter.

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