Popular Biography Books

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The Diary of a Young Girl The Diary of a Young Girl (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 3371 times as biography)
avg rating 4.07 — 1,944,608 ratings — published 1947
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Steve Jobs Steve Jobs (Hardcover)
by (shelved 3291 times as biography)
avg rating 4.09 — 592,367 ratings — published 2011
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John Adams John Adams (Paperback)
by (shelved 2081 times as biography)
avg rating 4.07 — 252,524 ratings — published 2001
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Hardcover)
by (shelved 1495 times as biography)
avg rating 4.02 — 444,343 ratings — published 2010
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Into the Wild Into the Wild (Paperback)
by (shelved 1382 times as biography)
avg rating 3.91 — 719,759 ratings — published 1996
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Cleopatra: A Life Cleopatra: A Life (Hardcover)
by (shelved 1129 times as biography)
avg rating 3.61 — 196,783 ratings — published 2006
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Night (The Night Trilogy, #1) Night (The Night Trilogy, #1)
by (shelved 1126 times as biography)
avg rating 4.27 — 692,439 ratings — published 1958
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The Glass Castle The Glass Castle (Paperback)
by (shelved 1026 times as biography)
avg rating 4.21 — 719,805 ratings — published 2005
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Benjamin Franklin: An American Life Benjamin Franklin: An American Life (Paperback)
by (shelved 907 times as biography)
avg rating 3.93 — 121,213 ratings — published 2003
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The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt (Paperback)
by (shelved 820 times as biography)
avg rating 4.22 — 65,476 ratings — published 1979
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Eat, Pray, Love Eat, Pray, Love (Paperback)
by (shelved 805 times as biography)
avg rating 3.46 — 1,349,686 ratings — published 2000
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Paperback)
by (shelved 752 times as biography)
avg rating 4.14 — 345,649 ratings — published 1969
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Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Hardcover)
by (shelved 691 times as biography)
avg rating 3.92 — 416,598 ratings — published 2012
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Yes Please Yes Please (Hardcover)
by (shelved 684 times as biography)
avg rating 3.78 — 254,675 ratings — published 2014
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Theodore Rex Theodore Rex (Paperback)
by (shelved 640 times as biography)
avg rating 4.15 — 35,490 ratings — published 2001
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A Beautiful Mind A Beautiful Mind (Paperback)
by (shelved 608 times as biography)
avg rating 4.09 — 144,005 ratings — published 1998
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Tuesdays with Morrie Tuesdays with Morrie (Paperback)
by (shelved 603 times as biography)
avg rating 4.01 — 515,820 ratings — published 1997
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Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life (Hardcover)
by (shelved 600 times as biography)
avg rating 3.85 — 101,050 ratings — published 2007
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Washington: A Life Washington: A Life (Hardcover)
by (shelved 588 times as biography)
avg rating 4.07 — 41,179 ratings — published 2010
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Assuming Names (Criminal Mischief #1) Assuming Names (Criminal Mischief #1)
by (shelved 576 times as biography)
avg rating 3.87 — 15,870 ratings — published 2014
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The Last Lecture The Last Lecture (Hardcover)
by (shelved 566 times as biography)
avg rating 4.23 — 300,373 ratings — published 2008
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Life Life (Hardcover)
by (shelved 562 times as biography)
avg rating 3.81 — 89,326 ratings — published 2009
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The Story of My Life The Story of My Life (Paperback)
by (shelved 553 times as biography)
avg rating 4.07 — 149,354 ratings — published 1902
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Running with Scissors Running with Scissors (Paperback)
by (shelved 533 times as biography)
avg rating 3.67 — 371,726 ratings — published 2002
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Shakespeare: The World as Stage Shakespeare: The World as Stage (Paperback)
by (shelved 504 times as biography)
avg rating 3.76 — 38,332 ratings — published 2007
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Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China (Paperback)
by (shelved 501 times as biography)
avg rating 4.21 — 77,228 ratings — published 1991
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Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power (Hardcover)
by (shelved 501 times as biography)
avg rating 4.01 — 34,193 ratings — published 2012
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On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 485 times as biography)
avg rating 4.27 — 164,351 ratings — published 2000
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Mornings on Horseback Mornings on Horseback (Paperback)
by (shelved 472 times as biography)
avg rating 4.10 — 32,643 ratings — published 1981
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Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir (Hardcover)
by (shelved 457 times as biography)
avg rating 3.87 — 211,319 ratings — published 2012
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Infidel Infidel (Hardcover)
by (shelved 450 times as biography)
avg rating 4.18 — 92,708 ratings — published 2006
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The Fry Chronicles The Fry Chronicles (Hardcover)
by (shelved 440 times as biography)
avg rating 3.89 — 24,769 ratings — published 2010
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Me Talk Pretty One Day Me Talk Pretty One Day (Paperback)
by (shelved 431 times as biography)
avg rating 3.95 — 671,424 ratings — published 2000
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The Six Wives of Henry VIII The Six Wives of Henry VIII (Paperback)
by (shelved 424 times as biography)
avg rating 4.09 — 82,696 ratings — published 1991
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Decision Points Decision Points (Hardcover)
by (shelved 417 times as biography)
avg rating 3.75 — 46,189 ratings — published 2010
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Rachel Carson
“The aim of science is to discover and illuminate truth. And that, I take it, is the aim of literature, whether biography or history... It seems to me, then, that there can be no separate literature of science.”
Rachel Carson

Mark Twain
“What a wee little part of a person's life are his acts and his words! His real life is led in his head, and is known to none but himself. All day long, the mill of his brain is grinding, and his thoughts, not those of other things, are his history. These are his life, and they are not written. Everyday would make a whole book of 80,000 words -- 365 books a year. Biographies are but the clothes and buttons of the man -- the biography of the man himself cannot be written.”
Mark Twain

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