Autobiography



a history of a person’s life written or told by that person.
Contemporary Examples

His most recent book is a memoir, The autobiography of an Execution.
Last Night’s Gruesome Execution David R. Dow June 17, 2010

My autobiography is What Is the What, which I wrote with the help of my American friend Dave Eggers.
The South Sudan Clashes Are No Tribal War Valentino Deng December 29, 2013

William Kuhn is a biographer, historian, and author of Reading Jackie: Her autobiography in Books.
When Jackie Met Jacko William Kuhn December 3, 2010

“Nighttime was the worst,” Bennett wrote in his autobiography.
Tony Bennett’s Nazi Hunting Past Is Just One Reason He’s the Greatest Living American Asawin Suebsaeng September 24, 2014

“I wanna dedicate this book to my cock,” declared Mark Wahlberg in the preface to his 1992 autobiography, Marky Mark.
Mark Wahlberg’s Oscar Pitch Marlow Stern December 5, 2010

Historical Examples

His school life is a weary, colourless, featureless part of his autobiography.
The Countess of Albany Violet Paget (AKA Vernon Lee)

His autobiography was translated into English and published in London in 1846.
The Works of Whittier, Volume IV (of VII) John Greenleaf Whittier

He continues his autobiography in Philadelphia in August, 1788.
Benjamin Franklin Frank Luther Mott

The whole episode takes about three pages of his autobiography.
Notes on My Books Joseph Conrad

Before the inevitable reaction set in, we obtain from the autobiography a few other items of religious or semi-religious interest.
Benjamin Franklin; Self-Revealed, Volume I (of 2) Wiliam Cabell Bruce

noun (pl) -phies
an account of a person’s life written or otherwise recorded by that person
n.

1797, from auto- + biography. Related: Autobiographical.

A literary work about the writer’s own life. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin and Isak Dinesen’s Out of Africa are autobiographical.

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