Top 50 Most Popular Biography


Steve Jobs, The Diary of a Young Girl, Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption, John Adams, Bossypants

Steve Jobs

Walter Isaacson | avg rating 4.10–1,245,701 ratings — published 2011


The Diary of a Young Girl

Anne Frank | avg rating 4.11–2,867,357 ratings — published 1947


Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption

Laura Hillenbrand | avg rating 4.38–868,418 ratings — published 2010


John Adams

David McCullough | avg rating 4.05–420,276 ratings — published 2001


Bossypants

Tina Fey | avg rating 3.95–909,795 ratings — published 2011


The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Rebecca Skloot | avg rating 4.04–742,040 ratings — published 2010


Into the Wild

Jon Krakauer | avg rating 3.96–1,063,353 ratings — published 1996


I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban

Malala Yousafzai | avg rating 4.08–685,008 ratings — published 2012


Night

Elie Wiesel | avg rating 4.30–1,037,082 ratings — published 1958


Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

Walter Isaacson | avg rating 3.98–233,953 ratings — published 2003


Yes Please

Amy Poehler | avg rating 3.81–605,530 ratings — published 2014


Alexander Hamilton

Ron Chernow | avg rating 4.22–178,428 ratings — published 2004


The Glass Castle

Jeannette Walls | avg rating 4.25–1,002,923 ratings — published 2005


Angela’s Ashes

Frank McCourt | avg rating 4.08–556,657 ratings — published 1996


Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman

Robert K. Massie | avg rating 3.90–244,943 ratings — published 2011


Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character

Richard Feynman | avg rating 4.20–3,999 ratings — published 1984


Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

Doris Kearns Goodwin | avg rating 4.28–269,100 ratings — published 2005


The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt

Edmund Morris | avg rating 4.24–95,295 ratings — published 1979


The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin | avg rating 3.81–104,414 ratings — published 1791


I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Maya Angelou | avg rating 4.20–570,350 ratings — published 1969


Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

Cheryl Strayed | avg rating 3.96–709,807 ratings — published 2012


Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

Barack Obama | avg rating 3.82–311,653 ratings — published 1995


The Hiding Place: The Triumphant True Story of Corrie Ten Boom

Corrie ten Boom | avg rating 4.41–273,848 ratings — published 1971


Washington: A Life

Ron Chernow | avg rating 4.06–97,907 ratings — published 2010


Eat, Pray, Love

Elizabeth Gilbert | avg rating 3.52–1,754,250 ratings — published 2006


Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

Mindy Kaling | avg rating 3.84–582,401 ratings — published 2011


The Wright Brothers

David McCullough | avg rating 4.11–111,057 ratings — published 2015


Einstein: His Life and Universe

Walter Isaacson | avg rating 4.08–249,267 ratings — published 2007


Tuesdays with Morrie

Mitch Albom | avg rating 4.07–789,552 ratings — published 1997


When Breath Becomes Air

Paul Kalanithi | avg rating 4.32–314,933 ratings — published 2016


Theodore Rex

Edmund Morris | avg rating 4.16–56,525 ratings — published 2001


Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass | avg rating 3.96–120,706 ratings — published 1845


Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life

Steve Martin | avg rating 3.86–155,144 ratings — published 2007


Just Kids

Patti Smith | avg rating 4.12–248,026 ratings — published 2010


A Beautiful Mind

Sylvia Nasar | avg rating 4.12–235,519 ratings — published 1998


Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood

Trevor Noah | avg rating 4.41–174,865 ratings — published 2016


Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

Jon Meacham | avg rating 3.97–68,519 ratings — published 2012


The Last Lecture

Randy Pausch | avg rating 4.25–406,506 ratings — published 2008


The Story of My Life

Helen Keller | avg rating 4.08–220,317 ratings — published 1902


His Excellency: George Washington

Joseph J. Ellis | avg rating 3.90–87,569 ratings — published 2004


American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House

Jon Meacham | avg rating 3.77–79,935 ratings — published 2008


The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

Simon Winchester | avg rating 3.84–181,007 ratings — published 1998


Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China

Jung Chang | avg rating 4.23–120,069 ratings — published 1991


Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

J.D. Vance | avg rating 3.89–245,349 ratings — published 2016


Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.

Ron Chernow | avg rating 4.18–34,969 ratings — published 1997


Life

Keith Richards | avg rating 3.84–126,516 ratings — published 2010


The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream

Barack Obama | avg rating 3.70–234,021 ratings — published 2006


Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly

Anthony Bourdain | avg rating 4.00–208,919 ratings — published 2000


Data is collected from Goodreads.com.

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