Autobiography

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.

Closely associated with autobiography (and sometimes difficult to precisely distinguish from it) is the form of memoir. However, an autobiography typically focuses on the "life and times" of the writer, while a memoir has a narrower, more intimate focus on his or her own memories, feelings and emotions.

Also see Biography Memoir and Memoir.
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Seeing Ghosts: A Memoir
There's a Hole in my Bucket: A Journey of Two Brothers
All In: An Autobiography
Run: Book One
Ladyparts
Made in China: A Memoir of Love and Labor
The Last Nomad: Coming of Age in the Somali Desert
Blind Man's Bluff: A Memoir
This Will All Be Over Soon: A Memoir
Everything I Have Is Yours: A Marriage
Here, Right Matters: An American Story
The Comfort Book
Fox & I
Stolen: A Memoir
The Sunset Route: Freight Trains, Forgiveness, and Freedom on the Rails in the American West
Greenlights
Educated
Beautiful Country: A Memoir
Yearbook
Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood
When Breath Becomes Air
Notes on Grief
A Promised Land
Becoming
The Choice: Embrace the Possible
The Wreckage of My Presence: Essays
Becky: The Heartbreaking Story of Becky Watts by Her Father Darren Galsworthy
Group: How One Therapist and a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life
How Y'all Doing?: Misadventures and Mischief from a Life Well Lived
The Soul of a Woman
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott FitzgeraldThe Catcher in the Rye by J.D. SalingerA Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty  SmithBreakfast at Tiffany's and Three Stories by Truman CapoteExtremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
Tales of New York City
1,340 books — 1,188 voters

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankThe Glass Castle by Jeannette WallsI Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya AngelouEat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth GilbertPersepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Memoirs by Women
2,706 books — 2,839 voters
The God Delusion by Richard DawkinsGod Is Not Great by Christopher HitchensThe Demon-Haunted World by Carl SaganThe End of Faith by Sam HarrisLetter to a Christian Nation by Sam Harris
Notable Atheist Books
525 books — 989 voters

Running with Scissors by Augusten BurroughsThe Glass Castle by Jeannette WallsMe Talk Pretty One Day by David SedarisGirl, Interrupted by Susanna KaysenAngela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
Best Strange and Twisted Memoirs
587 books — 1,055 voters
Band of Brothers by Stephen E. AmbroseBlack Hawk Down by Mark BowdenHiroshima by John HerseyUnbroken by Laura HillenbrandOn Killing by Dave Grossman
Best Non-fiction War Books
1,824 books — 2,241 voters

The Diary of a Young Girl
Becoming
Bossypants
Educated
Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou's Autobiography, #1)
Night  (The Night Trilogy, #1)
The Glass Castle
Yes Please
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
When Breath Becomes Air
Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt, #1)
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)

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