A biography (from the Greek words bios meaning "life", and graphos meaning "write") is an account of a person's life, usually published in the form of a book or essay, or in some other form, such as a film.

On the Move: A Life
Driving Hungry: A Memoir
A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety
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This Is Not a Love Story
Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War
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Diane von Furstenberg: A Life Unwrapped
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Steve Jobs: Insanely Great
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    Sir John's Table: The Culinary Life and Times of Canada's First Prime Minister
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    Once Upon a Rock Star: Backstage Passes in the Heavy Metal Eighties — Big Hair, Bad Boys, (and One Bad Girl)
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    The Last Love Song: A Biography of Joan Didion
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    I looked around at the rooms that I did not see as rooms but more as a landscape for my emotions, a biography of memory.
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    Gil Scott-Heron
    Because I always feel like running Not away, because there is no such place Because if there was, I would have found it by now Because it's easier to run, Easier than staying and finding out you're the only one who didn't run Because running will be the way your life and mine will be described, As in "the long run" Or as in having "given someone a run for his money" Or as in "running out of time" Because running makes me look like everyone else, though I hope there will never be cause for that B ...more
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