The most hotly anticipated autobiographies of 2018
Delving into the lives and careers of some of the world’s best-loved personalities, autobiographies have always been a popular choice when it comes to choosing a new book to read. Offering a fascinating insight in their own words, an autobiography is always a fantastic option when it comes to selecting your next read.
Here at Champions Publishing, we have compiled a list of some of the most hotly anticipated autobiographies of 2018 which are sure to keep you hooked from beginning to end.
Only Fools and Stories: Sir David Jason
One of the UK’s greatest ever comedy actors, Sir David Jason is best known for his numerous roles on classic British sitcoms including Only Fools and Horses and Open All Hours as well as the long-running detective series, A Touch of Frost.
Now, the star has released his second autobiography, Only Fools and Stories. Whilst the first instalment focused on his early career in acting and comedy, this follow-up looks at some of the most famous characters he has played in his career, including the loveable Del Boy and shopkeeper Granville. Written in his own hilarious style, Sir David takes readers behind the scenes, revealing the success of some of the most iconic comedy characters of all time. His first autobiography peaked at #1 on the Sunday Times’ bestseller list, so expect the same again!
Becoming: Michelle Obama
Available: November 2018
As the former First Lady of the United States of America, Michelle Obama has inspired millions of women around the world and her powerful autobiography Becoming, tells the tale of her extraordinary life. Despite being married to a man who was once the most powerful in the world, Michelle has plenty of accomplishments of her own to share including being, a strong advocate of women’s rights, the first African-American First Lady and raising two daughters to name but a few.
Ever since she entered The White House over a decade ago, Michelle has captured the love and attention of the world. As well as offering her highly respected opinion on some extremely important topics, she has also shown her fun side by appearing on the likes of Carpool Karaoke. This memoir has struck the perfect balance between humour and inspirational stories throughout.
Sober: Football. My Story. My Life: Tony Adams
Available: September 2018
He may be one of the most iconic footballers of his generation, captaining both Arsenal and England as well as winning a whole host of trophies along the way, but that doesn’t mean that Tony Adams’ life was perfect off the pitch. In this incredibly candid autobiography, the former defender discusses his well-publicised battle with alcohol and depression in his own words.
Offering a look into the ever-demanding life of a footballer in the 90s, when a drinking culture was rife at many clubs, Tony opens up about how he overcame his demons and advises people on how they can do the same.
Believe: Nicola Adams OBE
Available: August 2018
Since shooting to fame at the London Olympics in 2012, Nicola Adams OBE has become one of the most prominent faces of womens’ boxing. A reigning Olympic, World, Commonwealth and European champion, Nicola has achieved plenty in the sport and in 2017 turned to professional boxing. Her autobiography will outline how she fought her way to the top, combating prejudice along the way in a traditionally male-dominated sport.
Away from the ring, Nicola has become one of the most influential LGBT figures in the country, and this inspirational book will also feature her experiences with her sexuality within the sport.