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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A Mystery of Mysteries: The Death and Life of Edgar Allan Poe
Sink: A Memoir
Wolfish: Wolf, Self, and the Stories We Tell About Fear
Dyscalculia: A Love Story of Epic Miscalculation
The Confidante: The Untold Story of the Woman Who Helped Win WWII and Shape Modern America
We Should Not Be Friends: The Story of a Friendship
The Hard Parts: From Chernobyl to Paralympic Champion—My Story of Achieving the Extraordinary
Palo Alto: A History of California, Capitalism, and the World
Madame Restell: The Life, Death, and Resurrection of Old New York's Most Fabulous, Fearless, and Infamous Abortionist
Empress of the Nile: The Daredevil Archaeologist Who Saved Egypt's Ancient Temples from Destruction
All the Beauty in the World: The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Me
Africatown: America's Last Slave Ship and the Community It Created
A First Time for Everything
A Stone is Most Precious Where it Belongs
Never Far from Home: My Journey from Brooklyn to Hip Hop, Microsoft, and the Law
Becoming Free Indeed: My Story of Disentangling Faith from Fear
Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty
The Happiest Man on Earth
Paris: The Memoir
Bad Mormon: A Memoir
Movie Star: They Always Say They're Single
Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
The Courage to Be Free: Florida's Blueprint for America's Revival
Strong Female Character
Three Sisters (The Tattooist of Auschwitz, #3)
Le jeune homme
Live Wire: Long-Winded Short Stories
Anon Pls.
The Creative Act: A Way of Being
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Best Non Fiction About Music
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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
1,839 books — 1,733 voters
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankNight by Elie WieselInto Thin Air by Jon KrakauerInto the Wild by Jon KrakauerA Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
Must Read Non-Fiction
3,958 books — 3,720 voters

Steve Jobs by Walter IsaacsonUnbroken by Laura HillenbrandEinstein by Walter IsaacsonInto the Wild by Jon KrakauerJohn Adams by David McCullough
Best Biographies
1,380 books — 2,737 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
The Autobiography of Malcolm X

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