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Steve Jobs Steve Jobs (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.09 — 1,153,494 ratings — published 2011
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The Diary of a Young Girl The Diary of a Young Girl (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 4330 times as biography)
avg rating 4.10 — 2,736,554 ratings — published 1947
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John Adams John Adams (Paperback)
by (shelved 2620 times as biography)
avg rating 4.04 — 398,249 ratings — published 2001
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Bossypants Bossypants (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 2375 times as biography)
avg rating 3.95 — 855,688 ratings — published 2011
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Hardcover)
by (shelved 2107 times as biography)
avg rating 4.03 — 698,619 ratings — published 2010
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Into the Wild Into the Wild (Paperback)
by (shelved 1943 times as biography)
avg rating 3.95 — 1,017,195 ratings — published 1996
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The Autobiography of Malcolm X The Autobiography of Malcolm X (Paperback)
by (shelved 1565 times as biography)
avg rating 4.28 — 266,254 ratings — published 1965
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Night (The Night Trilogy #1) Night (The Night Trilogy #1)
by (shelved 1483 times as biography)
avg rating 4.30 — 983,552 ratings — published 1958
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Benjamin Franklin: An American Life Benjamin Franklin: An American Life (Paperback)
by (shelved 1372 times as biography)
avg rating 3.96 — 216,721 ratings — published 2003
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Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt, #1) Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt, #1)
by (shelved 1334 times as biography)
avg rating 4.08 — 534,016 ratings — published 1996
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Yes Please Yes Please (Hardcover)
by (shelved 1333 times as biography)
avg rating 3.80 — 567,146 ratings — published 2014
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The Glass Castle The Glass Castle (Paperback)
by (shelved 1314 times as biography)
avg rating 4.24 — 950,019 ratings — published 2005
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Alexander Hamilton Alexander Hamilton (Paperback)
by (shelved 1234 times as biography)
avg rating 4.23 — 156,177 ratings — published 2004
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The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt (Paperback)
by (shelved 1151 times as biography)
avg rating 4.24 — 90,768 ratings — published 1979
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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 1101 times as biography)
avg rating 3.95 — 674,623 ratings — published 2012
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Eat, Pray, Love Eat, Pray, Love (Paperback)
by (shelved 1021 times as biography)
avg rating 3.51 — 1,705,941 ratings — published 2006
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Washington: A Life Washington: A Life (Hardcover)
by (shelved 989 times as biography)
avg rating 4.07 — 89,440 ratings — published 2010
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Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
by (shelved 971 times as biography)
avg rating 3.84 — 558,695 ratings — published 2011
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Elon Musk: Inventing the Future Elon Musk: Inventing the Future (Hardcover)
by (shelved 952 times as biography)
avg rating 4.23 — 163,381 ratings — published 2015
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The Wright Brothers The Wright Brothers (Hardcover)
by (shelved 880 times as biography)
avg rating 4.12 — 101,992 ratings — published 2015
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Tuesdays with Morrie Tuesdays with Morrie (Paperback)
by (shelved 857 times as biography)
avg rating 4.07 — 752,945 ratings — published 1997
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Theodore Rex Theodore Rex (Paperback)
by (shelved 852 times as biography)
avg rating 4.15 — 53,376 ratings — published 2001
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Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life (Hardcover)
by (shelved 829 times as biography)
avg rating 3.87 — 148,588 ratings — published 2007
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A Beautiful Mind A Beautiful Mind (Paperback)
by (shelved 827 times as biography)
avg rating 4.12 — 224,479 ratings — published 1998
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Just Kids Just Kids (Hardcover)
by (shelved 826 times as biography)
avg rating 4.13 — 234,782 ratings — published 2010
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Einstein: His Life and Universe Einstein: His Life and Universe (Hardcover)
by (shelved 769 times as biography)
avg rating 4.08 — 233,004 ratings — published 2007
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Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power (Hardcover)
by (shelved 761 times as biography)
avg rating 3.97 — 64,325 ratings — published 2012
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The Last Lecture The Last Lecture (Hardcover)
by (shelved 757 times as biography)
avg rating 4.25 — 394,579 ratings — published 2008
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When Breath Becomes Air When Breath Becomes Air (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 751 times as biography)
avg rating 4.31 — 265,809 ratings — published 2016
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The Story of My Life The Story of My Life (Paperback)
by (shelved 745 times as biography)
avg rating 4.08 — 214,024 ratings — published 1902
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Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China (Paperback)
by (shelved 724 times as biography)
avg rating 4.23 — 114,840 ratings — published 1991
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Life Life (Hardcover)
by (shelved 689 times as biography)
avg rating 3.83 — 122,548 ratings — published 2010
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Running with Scissors Running with Scissors (Paperback)
by (shelved 674 times as biography)
avg rating 3.71 — 462,473 ratings — published 2002
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The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankNight by Elie WieselBeing and Time by Martin HeideggerHiroshima by John HerseyAgainst the Flow by Peter Abbs
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1,845 books — 1,982 voters
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Funny Women Memoirs
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Elbert Hubbard
“So long as governments set the example of killing their enemies, private individuals will occasionally kill theirs.”
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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

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