An account of the series of events making
up a person's life
A written account of a person's life.
A book about a person written by some other
A written account of a person's life, actions,
or character. A biographer is one who writes such an account,
a biographee is one about whom the account is written.
An autobiography is an account of a person's
life written by himself or herself.
A documented account of a person's life.
The life story of a person that is written
by another person either as a book or journal article.
A carefully researched, relatively full
account of the facts of the life of a particular person,
or closely related group of people, written by another.
The person written about is the biographee. As in any
historical work, the biographer presents, in continuous
narrative, the most interesting and important events,
usually with the aim of elucidating character, personality,
and social context.
Source that provides a written account
of a person's life or a group of literature concerned
with people's lives.
Author's version of the history of a person's
life. The author of a biography is called a "biographer."
A non-fiction work detailing the life of
A source that will give background and
other personal information about a person.
The list of books
The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade by Thomas Lynch
Other Colors: Essays and a Story by Orhan Pamuk, Maureen Freely (translator)
Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America by Firoozeh Dumas
American Shaolin: Flying Kicks, Buddhist Monks, and the Legend of Iron Crotch: An Odyssey in the New China by Matthew Polly
Year in Nam: A Native American Soldier's Story by Leroy TeCube
The Norton Book of Friendship by Eudora Welty (editor), Ronald A. Sharp (editor)
Bridging the Class Divide and Other Lessons for Grassroots Organizing by Linda Stout
The Longest Trip Home: A Memoir by John Grogan
The Imprisoned Guest: Samuel Howe and Laura Bridgman, the Original Deaf-Blind Girl by Elisabeth Gitter
Touch and Go: A Memoir by Studs Terkel
Call Me Ted by Bill Burke, Ted Turner
American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House by Jon Meacham
Swimming to Antarctica: Tales of a Long-Distance Swimmer by Lynne Cox
Space: A Memoir by Jesse Lee Kercheval
A Child of Hitler: Germany in the Days When God Wore a Swastika by Alfons Heck
The Hungry Ocean: A Swordboat Captain's Journey by Linda Greenlaw
Timmy's in the Well: The Jon Provost Story by Jon Provost, Laurie Jacobson
Stubborn Twig: Three Generations in the Life of a Japanese American Family by Lauren Kessler
The American Journey of Barack Obama by The Editors of Life
Too Fat to Fish by Artie Lange, Anthony Bozza
Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man by David A. Adler
Almost a Woman by Esmeralda Santiago
Until Death Do Us Part: My Struggle to Reclaim Colombia by Ingrid Betancourt
Twentieth-Century Writers 1950-1990 by Tom Verde
Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography by Jean H. Baker
The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael Lewis
Jesus Land: A Memoir by Julia Scheeres
Sugar in the Raw: Voices of Young Black Girls in America by Rebecca Carroll
A Twilight Struggle: The Life of John Fitzgerald Kennedy by Barbara Harrison, Daniel Terris
And I Worked at the Writer's Trade: Chapters of Literary History 1918-1978 by Malcolm Cowley