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
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The Sunset Route: Freight Trains, Forgiveness, and Freedom on the Rails in the American West
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Educated
Beautiful Country: A Memoir
Yearbook
Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood
When Breath Becomes Air
Notes on Grief
Becoming
A Promised Land
Becky: The Heartbreaking Story of Becky Watts by Her Father Darren Galsworthy
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The Soul of a Woman
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840 books — 1,220 voters
Steve Jobs by Walter IsaacsonUnbroken by Laura HillenbrandEinstein by Walter IsaacsonInto the Wild by Jon KrakauerJohn Adams by David McCullough
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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)
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