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6 Non-Fiction Books About Amazing Men on my TBR list

Just to keep everything equal, as a companion to 8 Non-fiction Books About Bada$$ Women on My TBR List, it's time to show some love to the men on my TBR list. Here are five non-fiction books on my TBR list of the awesome men of the world in no particular order.

As You Wish, by Cary Elwes

Ok, so this one isn't just about Cary Elwes, it's about his memories on the set of the classic The Princess Bride. If you haven't watched this movie your parents have failed you and you need to remedy the situation, and if you have seen it and didn't like it we can't be friends. Either way, this book is one that deserves some attention and one I am excited to crack open.

Taste: My Life Through Food, by Stanley Tucci

First, who doesn't like Stanley Tucci? Trick question, everyone likes Stanley Tucci and if you say otherwise, again, we cannot be friends. This is his life story and the food behind it. His time in Westchester, New York, his time around the dinner table, and the memories, good and bad, that often surrounded a meal. With his humor, I imagine this will be a fun read.

Comedy, Comedy, Comedy, Drama, by Bob Odenkirk

As a fan of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, it's only natural for Bob Odenkirk's memoir to make the list. Bob, for years, was that guy I would see grace my screen and I'd go, "Hey, it's Bob!" He never disappoints and I'm excited to read his thoughts on the matter. Also, he's diversified his resume so much that I'm convinced there is nothing he can't pull off. When I picked this book up, I realized I've been a fan of Mr. Odenkirk's longer than I knew. Did you know he wrote the Motivational Speaker skit on Saturday Night Live! with Chris Farley? Yeah, I didn't until I picked this book up. That skit is hilarious and as awesome as Chris Farley was, some love should be given to the man behind the writing.

All About Me!, by Mel Brooks

Mel Brooks. That's it, 'nuff said. Ok, maybe a little more can be said...This is Mel Brooks' autobiography. He wrote it, it'll be amazing. Read it.

In case you need more prodding I'll write a few more words:

Robin Hood Men in Tights, Young Frankenstein, History of the World, The Producers (both versions), Spaceballs, High Anxiety, and Blazing Saddles. There, that's enough. Read it.

Something Like an Autobiography, by Akira Kurosawa

Akira Kurosawa is one of the best directors in film history. His movies are still taught in film classes worldwide. He's the man behind Seven Samurai, Forbidden Kingdom, Roshomon, Yojimbo, Sanjuro, High and Low, Only the Bad Sleep Well, and many, many more. His films inspired the Magnificent Seven and other directors like George Lucas. This book is more about his philosophy on good filmmaking, from the script to directing actors, and the need for directors to immerse themselves in everything literature. If you're a film buff, this is one that might be fun to dive into.

Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West, by Blaine Harden

On a more serious note, this is the story of the only known person to have been born in a North Korean prison camp who escaped, Shin Dong-Hyuk, who is currently a human rights activist. This is a look into North Korea through the lens of Mr. Shin's story. He witnessed horrible things, but still found a way out. I imagine this will be a powerful story.

Honorable Mentions:

Voice Lessons, by Rob Paulsen

No longer on my TBR list, but it deserves a mention. I read and listened to this book. It's amazing and as I've said before, Rob Paulsen is a powerful voice talent and I grew up listening to him in pretty much everything I watched. Read my review here: Voice Lessons - Voice of My Childhood.

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