Biography

A biography (from the Greek words bios meaning "life", and graphos meaning "write") is a non-fictional account of a person's life. Biographies are written by an author who is not the subject/focus of the book.

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Autobiography
Memoir
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Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty
Everything Is Fine
Susan, Linda, Nina & Cokie: The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR
Sensational: The Hidden History of America's “Girl Stunt Reporters”
My Broken Language: A Memoir
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The Unfit Heiress: The Tragic Life and Scandalous Sterilization of Ann Cooper Hewitt
Mom Genes: Inside the New Science of Our Ancient Maternal Instinct
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I'm in Seattle, Where Are You?: A Memoir
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Blood and Treasure: Daniel Boone and the Fight for America's First Frontier
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Why She Wrote: A Graphic History of the Lives, Inspiration, and Influence Behind the Pens of Classic Women Writers
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    Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty
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    The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race
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