When written, most of the times, they sound self congratulatory.
There are exceptions though!
I found a few such in Telugu language itself.
They are kind of benchmarks for an autobiography.
I was struck by the way Sri Tirumala Ramachandra Garu wrote his Hampi nundi....
Same was the reaction after reading Sri G Krishna's work.
I realised that I missed readimg Sri Kaloji Narayana Rao's autobigraphy for long.
I had the chance to read it long after it was published.
long after Kalanna has left us like he said in one of his poems.
The same poem is printed on the back cover of the book.
The title of the bookis Idi Naa Godava. ఇదీ నా గొడవ.
Any unwanted noise is Godava.
This noise he created is more than welcome and is almost a history book.
It is a 'must read' for all.
The book is an exhaustive tale of people and times in which the writer lived.
He narrated it to friends.
They have drafted the whole thing into text and printed the book.
Sri Varavara rao wrote the intro.
Kaloji was a very interesting person more than a wonderful poet and all teh other things he was.