Thanks all for your replies to my post asking about good rock biogs. It lead to me reading the Dylan Jones Bowie biog and enjoying the online extracts available of Deke Leonard’s writing.
However I’m planning to set aside the rock biog for a little while and engage myself in uplifting, positive, life enhancing and knowledge imparting reading – something a bit worthy but not too challenging that I will feel better for having read. I would like to hear from you about one book or author that you have read that has made you feel more knowledgeable and better informed about this world, or just felt better about the whole business of being a human. I’m open to fiction and non-fiction, all genres and would be happy to hear about any ‘self-help’ books that you have read that ticked these boxes.
As a pointer, books that I have enjoyed along these lines are the works of Primo Levi, Charles Bukowski (Am I weird in finding his work uplifting?) and Bill Bryson. The last book I really enjoyed was Amy Liptrot’s ‘The Outrun.’
Looking forward to your suggestions and thanking you in advance