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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Madly, Deeply: The Diaries of Alan Rickman
The Escape Artist: The Man Who Broke Out of Auschwitz to Warn the World
And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle
Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America
The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams
The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man: A Memoir
Down and Out in Paradise: The Life of Anthony Bourdain
Botticelli's Secret: The Lost Drawings and the Rediscovery of the Renaissance
Waxing On: The Karate Kid and Me
Heretic: A Memoir
An American Martyr in Persia: The Epic Life and Tragic Death of Howard Baskerville
The White Mosque
The Family Outing: A Memoir
Numb to This: Memoir of a Mass Shooting
Excuse Me While I Disappear: Tales of Midlife Mayhem
Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands
The Happiest Man on Earth
Pesos: The Rise and Fall of a Border Family
Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
Three Sisters (The Tattooist of Auschwitz, #3)
Le jeune homme
Dying of Politeness: A Memoir
Waxing On: The Karate Kid and Me
I'd Like to Play Alone, Please: Essays
Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty
Prisoners of the Castle: An Epic Story of Survival and Escape from Colditz, the Nazis' Fortress Prison
Bossypants by Tina FeyIs Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy KalingYes Please by Amy PoehlerLet's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny  LawsonAre You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea by Chelsea Handler
Funny Women Memoirs
416 books — 1,561 voters
Please Kill Me by Legs McNeilJust Kids by Patti SmithChronicles by Bob DylanLife by Keith RichardsLove Is a Mix Tape by Rob Sheffield
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No One Here Gets Out Alive by Jerry HopkinsThe Dirt by Neil StraussThe Heroin Diaries by Nikki SixxLife by Keith RichardsSlash by Slash
Best Books on Rock and Roll
781 books — 1,293 voters
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth GilbertA Walk in the Woods by Bill BrysonBlood River by Tim ButcherThe Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann ShafferInto the Wild by Jon Krakauer
Best Traveling Vicariously
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The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankWhy They Stay by Anne MichaudGuns, Germs, and Steel by Jared DiamondA Brief History of Time by Stephen HawkingThe Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger
Non-fiction - Something for Everyone
2,716 books — 1,298 voters
John Adams by David McCulloughThe Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William L. Shirer1776 by David McCulloughTeam of Rivals by Doris Kearns GoodwinThe Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman
Best History Books
3,348 books — 3,451 voters

Steve Jobs
The Diary of a Young Girl
Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption
John Adams
Alexander Hamilton
Einstein: His Life and Universe
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood
Into the Wild

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