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.

See also:
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
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeePride and Prejudice by Jane AustenJane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankThe Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Best Woman-Authored Books
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The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret AtwoodThe Bell Jar by Sylvia PlathJane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëA Room of One's Own by Virginia WoolfThe Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir
Best Feminist Books
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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
2,703 books — 2,837 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 — 1,271 voters

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankNight by Elie WieselBeing and Time by Martin HeideggerHiroshima by John HerseyInto Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
Must Read Non-Fiction
3,225 books — 3,562 voters
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankThe Glass Castle by Jeannette WallsNight by Elie WieselAngela's Ashes by Frank McCourtEat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Best Memoir / Biography / Autobiography
5,113 books — 5,712 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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What a wee little part of a person's life are his acts and his words! His real life is led in his head, and is known to none but himself. All day long, the mill of his brain is grinding, and his thoughts, not those of other things, are his history. These are his life, and they are not written. Everyday would make a whole book of 80,000 words -- 365 books a year. Biographies are but the clothes and buttons of the man -- the biography of the man himself cannot be written. ...more
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