Autobiography Books

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The Diary of a Young Girl The Diary of a Young Girl (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 1455 times as autobiography)
avg rating 4.14 — 2,625,955 ratings — published 1947
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Bossypants Bossypants (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 1070 times as autobiography)
avg rating 3.96 — 815,651 ratings — published 2011
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Becoming Becoming (Hardcover)
by (shelved 1033 times as autobiography)
avg rating 4.55 — 458,512 ratings — published 2018
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Night  (The Night Trilogy, #1) Night (The Night Trilogy, #1)
by (shelved 719 times as autobiography)
avg rating 4.33 — 936,449 ratings — published 1956
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Educated Educated (Hardcover)
by (shelved 711 times as autobiography)
avg rating 4.47 — 662,893 ratings — published 2018
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The Glass Castle The Glass Castle (Paperback)
by (shelved 709 times as autobiography)
avg rating 4.27 — 866,780 ratings — published 2005
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Yes Please Yes Please (Hardcover)
by (shelved 688 times as autobiography)
avg rating 3.83 — 410,927 ratings — published 2014
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The Autobiography of Malcolm X The Autobiography of Malcolm X (Paperback)
by (shelved 575 times as autobiography)
avg rating 4.32 — 188,303 ratings — published 1965
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Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt, #1) Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt, #1)
by (shelved 539 times as autobiography)
avg rating 4.11 — 523,220 ratings — published 1996
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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 516 times as autobiography)
avg rating 4.01 — 587,301 ratings — published 2012
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When Breath Becomes Air When Breath Becomes Air (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 512 times as autobiography)
avg rating 4.36 — 382,666 ratings — published 2016
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Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
by (shelved 497 times as autobiography)
avg rating 3.86 — 406,070 ratings — published 2011
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Eat, Pray, Love Eat, Pray, Love (Paperback)
by (shelved 451 times as autobiography)
avg rating 3.56 — 1,428,942 ratings — published 2006
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Long Walk to Freedom Long Walk to Freedom (Paperback)
by (shelved 369 times as autobiography)
avg rating 4.34 — 62,935 ratings — published 1994
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A Child Called "It" (Dave Pelzer, #1) A Child Called "It" (Dave Pelzer, #1)
by (shelved 332 times as autobiography)
avg rating 4.11 — 370,308 ratings — published 1995
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Just Kids Just Kids (Hardcover)
by (shelved 311 times as autobiography)
avg rating 4.15 — 169,631 ratings — published 2010
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On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 310 times as autobiography)
avg rating 4.33 — 211,618 ratings — published 2000
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Gandhi: An autobiography Gandhi: An autobiography (Paperback)
by (shelved 291 times as autobiography)
avg rating 4.08 — 47,169 ratings — published 1927
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Man's Search for Meaning Man's Search for Meaning (Paperback)
by (shelved 290 times as autobiography)
avg rating 4.36 — 358,429 ratings — published 1946
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The Complete Persepolis (Persepolis, #1-4) The Complete Persepolis (Persepolis, #1-4)
by (shelved 284 times as autobiography)
avg rating 4.39 — 112,007 ratings — published 2003
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Running with Scissors Running with Scissors (Paperback)
by (shelved 284 times as autobiography)
avg rating 3.73 — 343,559 ratings — published 2002
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Wishful Drinking Wishful Drinking (Hardcover)
by (shelved 283 times as autobiography)
avg rating 3.79 — 61,070 ratings — published 2008
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Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic (Paperback)
by (shelved 279 times as autobiography)
avg rating 4.09 — 123,742 ratings — published 2006
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Open Open (Hardcover)
by (shelved 265 times as autobiography)
avg rating 4.25 — 74,929 ratings — published 2009
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Scrappy Little Nobody Scrappy Little Nobody (Hardcover)
by (shelved 262 times as autobiography)
avg rating 3.89 — 71,854 ratings — published 2016
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The Princess Diarist The Princess Diarist (Hardcover)
by (shelved 260 times as autobiography)
avg rating 3.68 — 58,787 ratings — published 2016
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The Last Lecture The Last Lecture (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 254 times as autobiography)
avg rating 4.27 — 294,783 ratings — published 2008
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The Story of My Life The Story of My Life (Paperback)
by (shelved 253 times as autobiography)
avg rating 4.08 — 127,369 ratings — published 1902
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Orange Is the New Black Orange Is the New Black (Hardcover)
by (shelved 252 times as autobiography)
avg rating 3.71 — 177,309 ratings — published 2010
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Life Life (Hardcover)
by (shelved 251 times as autobiography)
avg rating 3.87 — 79,343 ratings — published 2010
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Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir (Hardcover)
by (shelved 248 times as autobiography)
avg rating 3.90 — 155,642 ratings — published 2012
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Why Not Me? Why Not Me? (Paperback)
by (shelved 246 times as autobiography)
avg rating 3.91 — 167,232 ratings — published 2015
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You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)
by (shelved 246 times as autobiography)
avg rating 4.12 — 42,991 ratings — published 2015
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Me Talk Pretty One Day Me Talk Pretty One Day (Paperback)
by (shelved 242 times as autobiography)
avg rating 3.99 — 603,430 ratings — published 2000
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The Fry Chronicles (Memoir #2) The Fry Chronicles (Memoir #2)
by (shelved 216 times as autobiography)
avg rating 3.88 — 18,013 ratings — published 2010
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Christopher Hitchens
“I can claim copyright only in myself, and occasionally in those who are either dead or have written about the same events, or who have a decent expectation of anonymity, or who are such appalling public shits that they have forfeited their right to bitch.”
Christopher Hitchens, Hitch 22: A Memoir

Charles Darwin
“...Whilst on board the Beagle I was quite orthodox, and I remember being heartily laughed at by several of the officers... for quoting the Bible as an unanswerable authority on some point of morality... But I had gradually come by this time, i.e., 1836 to 1839, to see that the Old Testament from its manifestly false history of the world, with the Tower of Babel, the rainbow at sign, &c., &c., and from its attributing to God the feelings of a revengeful tyrant, was no more to be trusted than the sacred books of the Hindoos, or the beliefs of any barbarian.

...By further reflecting that the clearest evidence would be requisite to make any sane man believe in the miracles by which Christianity is supported, (and that the more we know of the fixed laws of nature the more incredible do miracles become), that the men at that time were ignorant and credulous to a degree almost uncomprehensible by us, that the Gospels cannot be proved to have been written simultaneously with the events, that they differ in many important details, far too important, as it seemed to me, to be admitted as the usual inaccuracies of eyewitnesses; by such reflections as these, which I give not as having the least novelty or value, but as they influenced me, I gradually came to disbelieve in Christianity as a divine revelation. The fact that many false religions have spread over large portions of the earth like wild-fire had some weight with me. Beautiful as is the morality of the New Testament, it can be hardly denied that its perfection depends in part on the interpretation which we now put on metaphors and allegories.

But I was very unwilling to give up my belief... Thus disbelief crept over me at a very slow rate, but was at last complete. The rate was so slow that I felt no distress, and have never since doubted even for a single second that my conclusion was correct. I can indeed hardly see how anyone ought to wish Christianity to be true; for if so the plain language of the text seems to show that the men who do not believe, and this would include my Father, Brother and almost all of my friends, will be everlastingly punished.

And this is a damnable doctrine.”
Charles Darwin, The Autobiography of Charles Darwin, 1809–82

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