Autobiography Definition – What’s the best definition for the autobiography genre? An autobiography is essentially a biography written by the person who is the subject – the author writes his or her own true life story and experiences. An Autobiography is an account of discovering one’s self through how and what they’ve themselves lived, imparting it to the reader.

Autobiographies are intelligently written and amusing stories that entice readers to feel a kinship with the author.

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autobiography definition book coverAutobiography Definition – Examples

Review this list of popular examples to help you get a better understanding of the autobiography nonfiction genre.

1. American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House by Jon Meacham

2. Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt

3. Benjamin Franklin by Carl Van Doren

4. Eden’s Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father by John Matteson

5. Eleanor and Franklin by Joseph P. Lash

6. God: A Biography by Jack Miles

7. Growing Up by Russell Baker

8. Harriet Beecher Stowe by Joan D. Hedrick

9. Huey Long by T. Harry Williams

10. Jackson Pollock: An American Saga by Gregory White Smith

11. John Adams by David McCullough

12. Lindbergh by A. Scott Berg

13. Machiavelli in Hell by Sebastian De Grazia

14. Master of the Senate by Robert A. Caro

15. No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt by Doris Kearns Goodwin

16. Oscar Wilde by Richard Ellmann

17. Personal History by Katharine Graham

18. Peter the Great by Robert K. Massie

19. Profiles in Courage by John F. Kennedy

20. Roosevelt and Hopkins: An Intimate History by Robert E. Sherwood

21. The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York by Robert A. Caro

22. The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris

23. Truman by David McCullough

24. W.E.B. Du Bois: The Fight for Equality and the American Century, 1919-1963 by David Levering Lewis

25. Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow

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Autobiography Definition – Related Book Genres

* Biography Genre Definition

* Entertainment Book Genre

* History Genre

* Memoir Definition

* Narrative Nonfiction Genre

* General Nonfiction Book Genre

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