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Biography

A biography (from the Greek words bios meaning "life", and graphos meaning "write") is an account of a person's life, usually published in the form of a book or essay, or in some other form, such as a film.

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Alone Time: Four Seasons, Four Cities, and the Pleasures of Solitude
Little Panic: Dispatches from an Anxious Life
Lincoln's Last Trial: The Murder Case That Propelled Him to the Presidency
Room to Dream
House of Dreams: The Life of L.M. Montgomery
The Race to Save the Romanovs: The Truth Behind the Secret Plans to Rescue the Russian Imperial Family
Call Me American: A Memoir
Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons
American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic
Autumn in Venice: Ernest Hemingway and His Last Muse
Ghostbuster's Daughter: Life with My Dad, Harold Ramis
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Unbeaten: Rocky Marciano's Fight for Perfection in a Crooked World

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    Yes Please
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    Love and Ruin
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    White Houses
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    Molly's Game: From Hollywood's Elite to Wall Street's Billionaire Boys Club, My High-Stakes Adventure in the World of Underground Poker
    A Marriage in Dog Years: A Memoir
    Everything I Know About Love
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    I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness
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    Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces
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    Broad-Based Education: Reed College at that time offered perhaps the best calligraphy instruction in the country.… I decided to take a calligraphy class to learn how to do this.… It was beautiful, historical, artistically subtle in a way that science can’t capture, and I found it fascinating. None of this had even a hope of any practical application in my life. But ten years later, when we were designing the first Macintosh computer, it all came back to me. —Commencement address, Stanford Univer ...more
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    Because I always feel like running Not away, because there is no such place Because if there was, I would have found it by now Because it's easier to run, Easier than staying and finding out you're the only one who didn't run Because running will be the way your life and mine will be described, As in "the long run" Or as in having "given someone a run for his money" Or as in "running out of time" Because running makes me look like everyone else, though I hope there will never be cause for that B ...more
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