No matter who you are and where you are in your life, there’s always going to be a time when you could use a little inspiration. We know there’s few things in life more inspiring than reading about those who have achieved greatness; whether that greatness is artistic, political or historically important is kind of irrelevant when considering the myriad of ways in which someone can go about making a difference in this crazy, mixed up world. With that in mind, we here at Goliath have collected 10 biographies (or autobiographies, since we aren’t being picky about which format the life story comes to you in) that we’re betting will inspire you to better yourself upon reading.
10. If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor (Bruce Campbell)
Immensely funny and surprisingly genuine, Bruce Campbell’s If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor isn’t your stereotypical autobiography; for starters, it’s written by a man who many would know by face (or perhaps by voice), but maybe not by name. Bruce Campbell, B movie extraordinaire and star of movies such as Evil Dead, Evil Dead II and Bubba Ho-Tep, is the definition of a working-class actor, the type who never achieves stardom but manages to eke out a living doing what he loves. It’s this blue collar career that Campbell devotes much of his autobiography to, detailing the difficulties of acting full-time when your name isn’t the first one plastered onto a movie poster. Oddly inspirational (especially for those looking to get into acting), If Chins Could Kill is also laugh out loud hilarious, mostly due to Campbell’s strange, off-kilter personality and his relentless anecdotes.