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Get Inspired By Excellent Autobiographies



People write autobiographies for a reason, and each person has his or her own reasoning for taking pen to paper—or, today, fingers to keyboard.


But many of them, especially these days, have one thing in common: They had the help of a ghostwriter. Whether the authors aren’t strong writers, don’t have the time to spend all the hours the writing takes, or need someone to guide them to their books’ full potential, hiring a ghostwriter makes total sense.


If you have a personal story you believe deserves a book, Al Desetta will skillfully and patiently take your story to its full potential. It will be a work you’re proud to share and one that readers who are hungry for an absorbing narrative will gobble up.

Need some inspiration to get going on your own project? Read one or more of the most highly respected autobiographies to kick start your own. Here’s a small sample of some of the best.


Benjamin Franklin: Learn how a lower-middle-class youth rose to become one of America’s founding fathers and most admired men in the world.


Long Walk to Freedom: There’s everything you want to know about the legendary leader Nelson Mandela, starting from his childhood and onto becoming a freedom fighter, his 27 years in prison, and his significant role in molding a new, democratic South Africa.

The Story of My Experiments with Truth: Mahatma Gandhi humbly recounts how he became an extraordinary moral and spiritual leader.


Agatha Christie: The writer recalls her happy childhood, her affectionate relationship with her mother, tragic personal incidents, and, of course, her works.

The Diary of a Young Girl: If you didn’t already read it in high school or college, this autobiography is by Anne Frank, a Jewish girl who went into hiding with her family during World War II; it ends shortly after her 15th birthday.


Open: Andre Agassi, a tennis player who dominated the professional courts in the early 1990s and mid-2000s, writes about his controversies, love life, grueling life on the tennis circuit, and “hate” (Agassi’s word) for the game. It’s a fascinating and well-crafted read.


Let Al Desetta use his formal education and long-time professional experience to shape your book into excellent form. Please feel free to contact him at al@aldesetta.com or 845-679-7086

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