Train on Thursday: Long Walk to Freedom, Nelson Mandela

Just admit if you see someone with a book somewhere you need to know what that person is reading. You do check what other people buy in the bookstore. You keep track what the person before you is checking out at the library and you hate the fact that you cannot see what someone is reading with all these e-readers. If you see a book on a blog with a pretty cover you will check it out in one go if it something for you... you actually do this with every book you see that seems to be of interest of other people. Did you recognize yourself already? If yes do join me in Train on Thursday.
The rules are simple. You spotted a book and checked if it would be something for you no matter how that turned out. Write a post with general information of the book and the reason why it caught your interest and if you did or did not add it to your to be read pile.

De lange weg naar de vrijdheid, Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela has been at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world. As president of the African National Congress and head of South Africa's antiapartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule. He is revered everywhere as a vital force in the fight for human rights and racial equality.

LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is his moving and exhilarating autobiography, destined to take its place among the finest memoirs of history's greatest figures. Here for the first time, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela tells the extraordinary story of his life--an epic of struggle, setback, renewed hope, and ultimate triumph.

After Mandela passed away books about him have been topping the bestselling lists so it was no surprise to see someone reading his autobiography.
I am not sure if I would read this book, maybe in 20 years remembering important things from my past. Do you like to read (auto)biographies or memoirs?

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13 February, 2014 delete

I've been meaning to read this forever, I will do so this year!

13 February, 2014 delete

I only read memoirs and autobiographies of important people. I used to read them of comedians but they got kind of boring. If you are super interesting and unique or important, I will read yours though, you know?