Biography

A biography (from the Greek words bios meaning "life", and graphos meaning "write") is an account of a person's life, usually published in the form of a book or essay, or in some other form, such as a film.

The Unwinding of the Miracle: A Memoir of Life, Death, and Everything That Comes After
The Truths We Hold: An American Journey
The Mastermind: Drugs. Empire. Murder. Betrayal.
Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII's Most Highly Decorated Spy
Duped: Double Lives, False Identities, and the Con Man I Almost Married
Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country
Hollywood's Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A.
All the Lives We Ever Lived: Seeking Solace in Virginia Woolf
A Thousand Sisters: The Heroic Airwomen of the Soviet Union in World War II
Future Perfect: A Skeptic’s Search for an Honest Mystic
The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present
Joy Enough: A Memoir
Black Is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine
Hitler's Pawn: The Boy Assassin and the Holocaust
Trailblazer: A Pioneering Journalist's Fight to Make the Media Look More Like America
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  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz
    This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
    The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump
    Rock Needs River: A Memoir About a Very Open Adoption
    A Sucky Love Story: Overcoming Unhappily Ever After
    A Serial Killer's Daughter: My Story of Faith, Love, and Overcoming
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    The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row
    The Cut Out Girl: A Story of War and Family, Lost and Found
    The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women
    My Thoughts Exactly
    Team of Vipers: My 500 Extraordinary Days in the Trump White House
    First Man In: Leading from the Front
    The Unwinding of the Miracle: A Memoir of Life, Death, and Everything That Comes After
    Finding Dorothy
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    Steve Jobs
    The Diary of a Young Girl
    Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption
    John Adams
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    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
    Alexander Hamilton
    Einstein: His Life and Universe
    Into the Wild
    Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
    I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
    The Autobiography of Malcolm X
    Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
    Night (The Night Trilogy, #1)
    "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!": Adventures of a Curious Character

    Ruth Brandon
    Ruth Brandon Ugly Beauty: Helena Rubinstein, L'Oreal, and the Blemished History of Looking Good
    Her Favorite Books on Beauty: Her biography, Ugly Beauty, chronicles the life of cosmetics giant Helena Rubinstein. Brandon shares her favorite books that are about more than just another pretty face.
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    Julian Barnes
    How often do we tell our own life story? How often do we adjust, embellish, make sly cuts? And the longer life goes on, the fewer are those around to challenge our account, to remind us that our life is not our life, merely the story we have told about our life. Told to others, but—mainly—to ourselves.
    Julian Barnes, The Sense of an Ending

    Virginia Woolf
    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.
    Virginia Woolf , A Room of One's Own

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