An autobiography (from the Greek, αὐτός-autos self + βίος-bios life + γράφειν-graphein to write) is a book about the life of a person, written by that person.

The form of autobiography goes back to antiquity, when such works were typically entitled apologia, implying as much self-justification as self-documentation. Biographers generally rely on a wide variety of documents and viewpoints; an autobiography however may be based entirely on the writer's memory. The inability — or unwillingness — of the author to accurately recall memories has in certain cases resulted in misleading or incorrect in

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