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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Seeing Ghosts: A Memoir
The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line: Untold Stories of the Women Who Changed the Course of World War II
There's a Hole in my Bucket: A Journey of Two Brothers
Maiden Voyages: Magnificent Ocean Liners and the Women Who Traveled and Worked Aboard Them
All In: An Autobiography
Run: Book One
Hero of Two Worlds: The Marquis de Lafayette in the Age of Revolution
Ladyparts
The Ambassador: Joseph P. Kennedy at the Court of St. James's 1938-1940
Made in China: A Memoir of Love and Labor
The Last Nomad: Coming of Age in the Somali Desert
Every Minute Is a Day: A Doctor, an Emergency Room, and a City Under Siege
Blind Man's Bluff: A Memoir
This Will All Be Over Soon: A Memoir
The History of Bones: A Memoir
Educated
Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood
Becoming
A Promised Land
Between Two Kingdoms: A Memoir of a Life Interrupted
Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family
Becky: The Heartbreaking Story of Becky Watts by Her Father Darren Galsworthy
Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
The Choice: Embrace the Possible
The Soul of a Woman
Killing the Mob: The Fight Against Organized Crime in America
The Magician
Inseparable
How I Saved the World
The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War
The Glass Castle by Jeannette WallsThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankAngela's Ashes by Frank McCourtNight by Elie WieselEat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Favorite memoirs/autobiographies
1,729 books — 1,723 voters
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
407 books — 1,528 voters

Things Fall Apart by Chinua AchebeThe Poisonwood Bible by Barbara KingsolverHalf of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieHeart of Darkness by Joseph ConradCry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
Africa (fiction and nonfiction)
1,655 books — 1,732 voters
The Dirt by Neil StraussNo One Here Gets Out Alive by Danny SugermanThe Heroin Diaries by Nikki SixxLife by Keith RichardsSlash by Slash
Best Books on Rock and Roll
750 books — 1,270 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

Steve Jobs
The Diary of a Young Girl
Becoming
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption
Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
John Adams
Alexander Hamilton
Educated
Einstein: His Life and Universe
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Bossypants
Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood
Into the Wild
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban

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Anyone who has the temerity to write about Jane Austen is aware of [two] facts: first, that of all great writers she is the most difficult to catch in the act of greatness; second, that there are twenty-five elderly gentlemen living in the neighbourhood of London who resent any slight upon her genius as if it were an insult to the chastity of their aunts.
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