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Read all 3 of these true stories before they hit the silver screen

Read all 3 of these true stories before they hit the silver screen

Had enough computer-generated explosions for one summer? It may be time to grab yourself an iced tea, hammock and a good book.

I've picked out three amazing stories without any literary "green screens." They’re different stories, with two things in common - they're all currently being developed into major motion pictures - and they're all true.

Read a short description of each story below and let me know which book is the most interesting to you in the comments.

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

Find out how one man went from juvenile delinquent, to Olympic runner, and eventually crash landed a WW2 fighter plane in the Pacific Ocean.

Louis Zamperini's story reads like a movie. Read the book and you'll be able to help your cinephile friends separate the upcoming film's truths and its fictions.

True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa

You've just been fired from The New York Times for lying about parts of a story. Your reputation is in shambles. You discover that a man arrested for murdering his family has assumed your identity.

What happens next will shock you. The book is well-written, gripping, and hauntingly real.

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail

Nature doesn't always have to be a quiet place. Bill Bryson takes us along for the ride as he shares his humor and unique perspective on America's natural majesty.

Bryson, a native Iowan, has a writing voice that's almost hypnotic. Bears feel a lot less scary when you refer to them as "folks." And believe me, he does.

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I've linked all of the above titles to Amazon where you can choose between the e-book version or a hard copy. By the way, I benefit, too, if you buy from the links.

If you've been contemplating making the switch to an e-reader, read my e-reader buying guide for everything you need to know. 

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