3. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Considered by some as one of the best autobiographies ever published, The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin details the Founding Father’s early life and unique adulthood. One of the autobiography’s most notable sections details Franklin’s attempts to achieve “moral perfection” through the achievement of 13 virtues, including temperance, silence, and order. Although it was written more than 200 years ago, Franklin’s suggestions for bettering one’s life remain as current—and as essential to humankind as ever.
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