The 20 best biographies and autobiographies of all time

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  1. Narrative of the Life of Frederick… by Frederick Douglass,Munmi Sarma
  2. Night (Night) by Elie Wiesel
  3. Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin, Edward P. Jones
  4. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  5. Open: An Autobiography by Andre Agassi
  6. Out of Africa: and Shadows on the Grass by Isak Dinesen
  7. Personal History by Katharine Graham
  8. Robert A. Caro’s The Years of Lyndon… by Robert A. Caro
  9. Running with Scissors: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs
  10. Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St… by Nancy Milford
  11. Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand
  12. Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher… by Timothy Egan
  13. Speak, Memory: An Autobiography… by Vladimir Nabokov
  14. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
  15. Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! by Richard P. Feynman,Edward Hutchings,Ralph Leighton
  16. Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of… by John Lahr
  17. The Agony and the Ecstasy: A… by Irving Stone
  18. The Andy Warhol Diaries by Pat Hackett,Andy Warhol
  19. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein
  20. The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As… by Malcolm X, Alex Haley
  21. The Basketball Diaries by Jim Carroll
  22. The Bell Jar (Modern Classics) by Sylvia Plath
  23. The Color of Water: A Black Man’s… by Andre Braugher,James McBride,Lainie Kazan
  24. The Complete Maus, 25th Anniversary… by Art Spiegelman
  25. The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
  26. The Diary of Anais Nin, Vol. 1: 1931… by Gunther Stunhlmann,Anaïs Nin
  27. The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate… by Frida Kahlo
  28. The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls
  29. The Gulag Archipelago Abridged: An… by H.T. Willetts,Thomas P. Whitney,Edward E. Ericson
  30. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  31. The Kid Stays in the Picture: A… by Robert Evans,Marinka Peschmann
  32. The Last Lone Inventor: A Tale of… by Evan I. Schwartz
  33. The Liars’ Club: A Memoir by Mary Karr
  34. The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a… by Ernesto Che Guevara,Anne Wright
  35. The Professor and the Madman: A Tale… by Simon Winchester
  36. The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris
  37. The Soul of A New Machine by Tracy Kidder,Tracy Kidder
  38. The Tender Bar: A Memoir by J. R. Moehringer
  39. The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a… by Maxine Hong Kingston
  40. The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
  41. This Boy’s Life: A Memoir by Tobias Wolff
  42. Titan: The Life of John D… by Ron Chernow
  43. Touching the Void: The True Story of… by Joe Simpson
  44. Travels with Charley in Search of… by John Steinbeck
  45. Unbroken: A World War II Story of… by Laura Hillenbrand
  46. Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy by Frances Mayes
  47. Updike by Adam Begley
  48. Vera (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov) by Stacy Schiff
  49. West with the Night by Beryl Markham
  50. Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang
  51. Wild: From Lost to Found on the… by Cheryl Strayed