what is autobiography?

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  • Nazim
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    1 decade ago
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    An autobiography is a non-fiction book that describes the life and experiences of the author. Autobiographies can lead to greater insight into the private lives of public figures, or tell fascinating stories of a average Joes. Many authors use their autobiographies not just to tell their own stories, but to share the lessons they have learned with others.

    The autobiography, perhaps most importantly, allows the writer to tell his own story in his own words. Autobiographies also have the distinct advantage over books written by someone else in that they can contain the writer's inner thoughts and key events that no one else witnessed besides the author.

    While the term "autobiography" refers to a book written by the author about herself, this is not always strictly the case. Some autobiographies are written with the help of professional writers who may or may not be credited.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Simply put, an autobiography is the story of one’s life as written by oneself

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    its a book about yourself written by yourself

    Example: knots in my yo yo string by jerry spinelli=)

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