Definition of Autobiography


Definition of autobiography:

An autobiography is a book or story written by someone about their own life and life experiences.

au·to·bi·og·ra·phy  (Pronunciation:Say aw-to-bi-og-ra-fi)

Autobiography (Noun)

Autobiographies (plural)

Autobiographical (adjective)

Synonyms: Memoir

Examples:

Autobiographies include Frank McCourts Tis, Julia Child's book, My Life in France, and Madeleine Albright's Madam Secretary.

Almost everyone has a story to tell, something to share, many of these are fascinating and almost surreal. People who have lived through such experiences understandably want to write them down, to provide a written record for future generations. Many people can learn from their successes and failures without having to relive the experiences themselves. Autobiographies give us insight into the writer’s inner thoughts and experiences, an ability to look at something through their eyes; it gives us a clearer understanding of who they are, what they are and how they have become that.

   




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