Derek Neighbors

The more I learn, the less I know.

Personal Opening Lines From Great Minds

By Derek Neighbors, Published on January 2, 2011

It is no secret, I love books. One of my favorite things to read is autobiographies. I enjoy them because I love to hear the authors reflect back on how they got started. A glimpse of what made them who they became.

Opening Lines has put together a much more digestible version of this online. It is like the cliff notes for how great minds got their starts. They have broken the series up into chapters like artists, entertainers, evil geniuses, innovators, interviews, media, musicians, novelists, poets and setbacks/failures.

Start the tour with Bad Apples: Steve Jobs and the Woz Started Out by Making Illegal Phones.

My Top Rated Biographies

  1. Andre Agassi: Open
  2. Motley Crue: The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band
  3. Michael Jordan: Michael Jordan: The Life
  4. Stuart Scott: Every Day I Fight
  5. Paul Stanley: Face the Music: A Life Exposed
  6. Anthony Kiedis: Scar Tissue
  7. Tony Mottola: Hitmaker
  8. Mick Fleetwood: Play On: Now, Then, And Fleetwood Mac
  9. Stevie Nicks: Gold Dust Woman: A Biography of Stevie Nicks
  10. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Coach Wooden and Me: Our 50-Year Friendship On and Off the Court