Popular Biography Books

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The Diary of a Young Girl The Diary of a Young Girl (Paperback)
by (shelved 2989 times as biography)
avg rating 4.06 — 1,683,671 ratings — published 1947
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John Adams John Adams (Paperback)
by (shelved 1852 times as biography)
avg rating 4.10 — 203,839 ratings — published 2001
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Bossypants Bossypants (Audio CD)
by (shelved 1598 times as biography)
avg rating 3.93 — 494,017 ratings — published 2011
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Hardcover)
by (shelved 1300 times as biography)
avg rating 4.03 — 367,440 ratings — published 2010
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Into the Wild Into the Wild (Paperback)
by (shelved 1203 times as biography)
avg rating 3.89 — 619,071 ratings — published 1996
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Einstein: His Life and Universe Einstein: His Life and Universe (Hardcover)
by (shelved 1093 times as biography)
avg rating 4.03 — 177,415 ratings — published 2007
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Cleopatra: A Life Cleopatra: A Life (Hardcover)
by (shelved 991 times as biography)
avg rating 3.60 — 162,505 ratings — published 2006
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The Glass Castle The Glass Castle (Paperback)
by (shelved 912 times as biography)
avg rating 4.20 — 624,481 ratings — published 2005
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Eat, Pray, Love Eat, Pray, Love (Paperback)
by (shelved 716 times as biography)
avg rating 3.44 — 1,190,992 ratings — published 2000
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The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt (Paperback)
by (shelved 688 times as biography)
avg rating 4.21 — 59,825 ratings — published 1979
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The Hiding Place The Hiding Place (Paperback)
by (shelved 684 times as biography)
avg rating 4.40 — 157,092 ratings — published 1971
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Steve Jobs Steve Jobs (Hardcover)
by (shelved 675 times as biography)
avg rating 4.11 — 453,779 ratings — published 2011
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Paperback)
by (shelved 621 times as biography)
avg rating 4.11 — 273,627 ratings — published 1970
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A Child Called "It" A Child Called "It" (Paperback)
by (shelved 572 times as biography)
avg rating 4.06 — 351,987 ratings — published 1992
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Alexander Hamilton Alexander Hamilton (Paperback)
by (shelved 565 times as biography)
avg rating 4.04 — 40,967 ratings — published 2004
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Theodore Rex Theodore Rex (Paperback)
by (shelved 563 times as biography)
avg rating 4.16 — 29,557 ratings — published 2001
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Long Walk to Freedom Long Walk to Freedom (Paperback)
by (shelved 539 times as biography)
avg rating 4.28 — 81,923 ratings — published 1990
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Tuesdays with Morrie Tuesdays with Morrie (Paperback)
by (shelved 534 times as biography)
avg rating 3.99 — 417,436 ratings — published 1997
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A Beautiful Mind A Beautiful Mind (Paperback)
by (shelved 528 times as biography)
avg rating 4.08 — 114,628 ratings — published 1998
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Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life (Hardcover)
by (shelved 517 times as biography)
avg rating 3.85 — 84,415 ratings — published 2007
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Running with Scissors Running with Scissors (Paperback)
by (shelved 509 times as biography)
avg rating 3.65 — 327,885 ratings — published 2002
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Washington: A Life Washington: A Life (Hardcover)
by (shelved 497 times as biography)
avg rating 4.13 — 28,969 ratings — published 2010
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Life Life (Hardcover)
by (shelved 491 times as biography)
avg rating 3.81 — 74,169 ratings — published 2009
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The Last Lecture The Last Lecture (Hardcover)
by (shelved 490 times as biography)
avg rating 4.23 — 261,611 ratings — published 2008
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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 468 times as biography)
avg rating 3.91 — 266,328 ratings — published 2012
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The Story of My Life The Story of My Life (Paperback)
by (shelved 465 times as biography)
avg rating 4.07 — 122,502 ratings — published 1902
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Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China (Paperback)
by (shelved 430 times as biography)
avg rating 4.21 — 63,338 ratings — published 1991
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Nicholas and Alexandra Nicholas and Alexandra (Paperback)
by (shelved 417 times as biography)
avg rating 4.24 — 30,888 ratings — published 1967
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Mornings on Horseback Mornings on Horseback (Paperback)
by (shelved 417 times as biography)
avg rating 4.11 — 25,527 ratings — published 1981
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Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power (Hardcover)
by (shelved 409 times as biography)
avg rating 4.03 — 25,160 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 399 times as biography)
avg rating 4.26 — 141,363 ratings — published 1999
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Infidel Infidel (Hardcover)
by (shelved 395 times as biography)
avg rating 4.18 — 79,002 ratings — published 2006
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The Fry Chronicles The Fry Chronicles (Hardcover)
by (shelved 395 times as biography)
avg rating 3.91 — 21,993 ratings — published 2010
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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
Because I will be running in the other direction, not running for cover
Because if I knew where cover was, I would stay there and never have to run for it
Not running for my life, because I have to be running for something of more value to be running and not in fear
Because the thing I fear cannot be escaped, eluded, avoided, hidden from, protected from, gotten away from,
Not without showing the fear as I see it now
Because closer, clearer, no sir, nearer
Because of you and because of that nice
That you quietly, quickly be causing
And because you're going to see me run soon and because you're going to know why I'm running then
You'll know then
Because I'm not going to tell you now”
Gil Scott-Heron, Now and Then...

Jan Wong
“Living in China has made me appreciate my own country, with its tiny, ethnically diverse population of unassuming donut-eaters.”
Jan Wong, Red China Blues: My Long March From Mao to Now

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