Popular Autobiography Books

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The Diary of a Young Girl The Diary of a Young Girl (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 1221 times as autobiography)
avg rating 4.11 — 2,969,453 ratings — published 1947
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Bossypants Bossypants (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 922 times as autobiography)
avg rating 3.95 — 948,567 ratings — published 2011
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Night (The Night Trilogy, #1) Night (The Night Trilogy, #1)
by (shelved 615 times as autobiography)
avg rating 4.31 — 1,086,070 ratings — published 1958
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The Glass Castle The Glass Castle (Paperback)
by (shelved 599 times as autobiography)
avg rating 4.25 — 1,044,738 ratings — published 2005
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Paperback)
by (shelved 591 times as autobiography)
avg rating 4.20 — 598,438 ratings — published 1969
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Yes Please Yes Please (Hardcover)
by (shelved 567 times as autobiography)
avg rating 3.81 — 638,172 ratings — published 2014
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Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt, #1) Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt, #1)
by (shelved 491 times as autobiography)
avg rating 4.09 — 577,081 ratings — published 1996
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The Autobiography of Malcolm X The Autobiography of Malcolm X (Paperback)
by (shelved 459 times as autobiography)
avg rating 4.29 — 290,800 ratings — published 1965
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Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
by (shelved 452 times as autobiography)
avg rating 3.84 — 604,651 ratings — published 2011
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Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Hardcover)
by (shelved 421 times as autobiography)
avg rating 3.96 — 740,211 ratings — published 2012
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Eat, Pray, Love Eat, Pray, Love (Paperback)
by (shelved 402 times as autobiography)
avg rating 3.52 — 1,794,886 ratings — published 2006
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When Breath Becomes Air When Breath Becomes Air (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 327 times as autobiography)
avg rating 4.32 — 361,486 ratings — published 2016
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A Child Called "It" (Dave Pelzer, #1) A Child Called "It" (Dave Pelzer, #1)
by (shelved 303 times as autobiography)
avg rating 4.09 — 468,941 ratings — published 1995
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Running with Scissors Running with Scissors (Paperback)
by (shelved 261 times as autobiography)
avg rating 3.71 — 481,844 ratings — published 2002
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On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 260 times as autobiography)
avg rating 4.31 — 277,014 ratings — published 2000
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Just Kids Just Kids (Hardcover)
by (shelved 251 times as autobiography)
avg rating 4.11 — 259,310 ratings — published 2010
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The Complete Persepolis The Complete Persepolis (Paperback)
by (shelved 242 times as autobiography)
avg rating 4.37 — 146,884 ratings — published 2003
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Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic (Paperback)
by (shelved 238 times as autobiography)
avg rating 4.07 — 82,368 ratings — published 2006
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The Last Lecture The Last Lecture (Hardcover)
by (shelved 231 times as autobiography)
avg rating 4.26 — 416,665 ratings — published 2008
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Life Life (Hardcover)
by (shelved 229 times as autobiography)
avg rating 3.84 — 129,763 ratings — published 2010
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Open Open (Hardcover)
by (shelved 229 times as autobiography)
avg rating 4.18 — 79,311 ratings — published 2009
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Wishful Drinking Wishful Drinking (Hardcover)
by (shelved 226 times as autobiography)
avg rating 3.73 — 88,685 ratings — published 2008
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Orange Is the New Black Orange Is the New Black (Hardcover)
by (shelved 225 times as autobiography)
avg rating 3.70 — 282,900 ratings — published 2010
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The Fry Chronicles (Memoir #2) The Fry Chronicles (Memoir #2)
by (shelved 225 times as autobiography)
avg rating 3.88 — 35,852 ratings — published 2010
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Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life (Hardcover)
by (shelved 223 times as autobiography)
avg rating 3.85 — 161,740 ratings — published 2007
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The Story of My Life The Story of My Life (Paperback)
by (shelved 216 times as autobiography)
avg rating 4.08 — 225,232 ratings — published 1902
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You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)
by (shelved 211 times as autobiography)
avg rating 4.11 — 94,952 ratings — published 2015
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Me Talk Pretty One Day Me Talk Pretty One Day (Paperback)
by (shelved 204 times as autobiography)
avg rating 3.97 — 815,883 ratings — published 2000
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Scrappy Little Nobody Scrappy Little Nobody (Hardcover)
by (shelved 194 times as autobiography)
avg rating 3.89 — 117,717 ratings — published 2016
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Why Not Me? Why Not Me? (Paperback)
by (shelved 188 times as autobiography)
avg rating 3.93 — 83,800 ratings — published 2015
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Man's Search for Meaning Man's Search for Meaning (Paperback)
by (shelved 188 times as autobiography)
avg rating 4.34 — 462,936 ratings — published 1946
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Infidel Infidel (Hardcover)
by (shelved 184 times as autobiography)
avg rating 4.19 — 136,403 ratings — published 2006
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Stories I Only Tell My Friends Stories I Only Tell My Friends (Hardcover)
by (shelved 176 times as autobiography)
avg rating 3.77 — 102,370 ratings — published 2011
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Moab Is My Washpot (Memoir #1) Moab Is My Washpot (Memoir #1)
by (shelved 173 times as autobiography)
avg rating 3.98 — 33,687 ratings — published 1997
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Christopher Hitchens
“Reading his autobiography many years later, I was astonished to find that Edward since boyhood had—not unlike Isaiah Berlin—often felt himself ungainly and ill-favored and awkward in bearing. He had always seemed to me quite the reverse: a touch dandyish perhaps but—as the saying goes—perfectly secure in his masculinity. On one occasion, after lunch in Georgetown, he took me with him to a renowned local tobacconist and asked to do something I had never witnessed before: 'try on' a pipe. In case you ever wish to do this, here is the form: a solemn assistant produces a plastic envelope and fits it over the amber or ivory mouthpiece. You then clamp your teeth down to feel if the 'fit' and weight are easy to your jaw. If not, then repeat with various stems until your browsing is complete. In those days I could have inhaled ten cigarettes and drunk three Tanqueray martinis in the time spent on such flaneur flippancy, but I admired the commitment to smoking nonetheless. Taking coffee with him once in a shopping mall in Stanford, I saw him suddenly register something over my shoulder. It was a ladies' dress shop. He excused himself and dashed in, to emerge soon after with some fashionable and costly looking bags. 'Mariam,' he said as if by way of explanation, 'has never worn anything that I have not bought for her.' On another occasion in Manhattan, after acting as a magnificent, encyclopedic guide around the gorgeous Andalusia (Al-Andalus) exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, he was giving lunch to Carol and to me when she noticed that her purse had been lost or stolen. At once, he was at her service, not only suggesting shops in the vicinity where a replacement might be found, but also offering to be her guide and advisor until she had selected a suitable new sac à main. I could no more have proposed myself for such an expedition than suggested myself as a cosmonaut, so what this says about my own heterosexual confidence I leave to others.”
Christopher Hitchens, Hitch 22: A Memoir

Stephen Fry
“Choking with dry tears and raging, raging, raging at the absolute indifference of nature and the world to the death of love, the death of hope and the death of beauty, I remember sitting on the end of my bed, collecting these pills and capsules together and wondering why, why when I felt I had so much to offer, so much love, such outpourings of love and energy to spend on the world, I was incapable of being offered love, giving it or summoning the energy with which I knew I could transform myself and everything around me.”
Stephen Fry, Moab Is My Washpot

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