The Autobiography of Malcolm X - Malcolm X

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

By Malcolm X

  • Release Date: 1992-01-15
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
The Autobiography of Malcolm X book review score

5 Score: 5 (From 333 Ratings)

The Autobiography of Malcolm X Malcolm X Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

In the searing pages of this classic autobiography, originally published in 1964, Malcolm X, the Muslim leader, firebrand, and anti-integrationist, tells the extraordinary story of his life and the growth of the Black Muslim movement. His fascinating perspective on the lies and limitations of the American Dream, and the inherent racism in a society that denies its nonwhite citizens the opportunity to dream, gives extraordinary insight into the most urgent issues of our own time. The Autobiography of Malcolm X stands as the definitive statement of a movement and a man whose work was never completed but whose message is timeless. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand America.
Praise for The Autobiography of Malcolm X
“Malcolm X’s autobiography seemed to offer something different. His repeated acts of self-creation spoke to me; the blunt poetry of his words, his unadorned insistence on respect, promised a new and uncompromising order, martial in its discipline, forged through sheer force of will.”—Barack Obama, Dreams from My Father

“Extraordinary . . . a brilliant, painful, important book.”The New York Times
“A great book . . . Its dead level honesty, its passion, its exalted purpose, will make it stand as a monument to the most painful truth.”The Nation
“The most important book I’ll ever read, it changed the way I thought, it changed the way I acted. It has given me courage I didn’t know I had inside me. I’m one of hundreds of thousands whose lives were changed for the better.”—Spike Lee
“This book will have a permanent place in the literature of the Afro-American struggle.”—I. F. Stone

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User reviews about this book

  • Amazing

    By Diana-71
    Splendid and moving. This book is a must read. El-Hajj Malik El-Sabazz, was was man.
  • This is the definition of being “woke”.

    By Mr. JellyDoodle
    After reading this book, I felt as if I had met Malcolm X. It was like I suffered, learned, and traveled along side him. He was assassinated years before my birth. I would have loved to have been there while he delivered his speeches. He was a man that faced tribulations throughout his life. No matter whether you agreed with him fully or not at all, he was the kind of person who earned your respect and admiration.
  • One of my faves

    By Pinkparts2
    Eye opener!!
  • Amazing

    By TheThurgood_
    Required reading for any African American....for any AMERICAN!
  • absolutely astonishing

    By Gstar gmoney
    i will never forget this book
  • Thoroughly Enjoyed!

    By James Chisolm
    Malcolm X’s Autobiography was an amazing read. I definitely learned some supervising facts about Malcolm X’s life that I never would have known. Learning about the political, social, religious, and most importantly RACIAL plights during the 1900’s definitely brings it full circle as to how the black man is unjustly treated in today’s time. I would recommend this book to anybody, any race, any color, and any religion.
  • An important book in black history

    By Underdogak
    Enjoyed the journey through Malcolm X’s eyes. Great read. An important book to read to understand why he was how he was.
  • Fantastic

    By Dadaness
    I can’t believe how ignorant I have chosen to be. This book has ignited within me to read more, find out our history, and to celebrate being a black Woman.
  • Must Read

    By Mroseivey
    I’ve never felt so much happiness, sadness, anger, frustration from reading an autobiography, but something about Brother Malcolm made me feel these emotions. As someone who has studied a small amount of the man, this books gives great incite to a very complex man. Great book, must read.
  • Great Journey

    By J Maude
    So much life lived in a few years. Interesting rollercoaster ride

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