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The Best Autobiographies Ever Written

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The best autobiographies ever written include memoirs by famous historical figures, authors, politicians, celebrities, and more. This list includes a wide variety of books that are considered autobiographical. Which one is the best? That's for you to decide, with votes of course. Some of the books listed here have proven to be life-changing reads. If you are an avid reader of autobiographies, you'll likely recognize a vast majority of the books listed here. If one of your favorites is missing, by all means, please do add it to the list. Those of us who love reading a beautifully written autobiography will be grateful!

When talking about the best-written autobiographies ever, any list would be woefully incomplete without Anne Frank: 'The Diary of a Young Girl,' as well as 'The Autobiography of Malcolm X' and Frank McCourt's heartbreaking (and humorous) memoir 'Angela's Ashes.' These books are not only notable autobiographies, they are certainly among the best non-fiction eBooks ever.

Not all of the best autobiographies ever written are dark and serious. Some manage to mix an ample amount of humor in. Tina Fey's brilliant 'Bossypants' and Steve Martin's 'Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life' are excellent examples of must read books by stand up comedians.FYI: You don't necessarily have to spend a small fortune to purchase these best autobiographies ever written. Some of them are available as free ebooks, so be sure to check before you shell out a ton of money.If you're a reading fanatic, you might also like this list of famous autobiographical novel books, as well as this list of the top must-read books of all time.
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    Anne Frank

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    The Story of My Experiments with Truth Mahatma Gandhi

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    Nelson Mandela

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    Dave Pelzer

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    Open: An Autobiography Andre Agassi

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    Alex Haley, Malcolm X

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    Benjamin Franklin

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    Elie Wiesel

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    Anthony Kiedis, Larry Sloman

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    Frank McCourt

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    Maya Angelou

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    Helen Keller

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    Tina Fey

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    Stephen Fry

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    Bill Bryson

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    Bob Dylan

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    Katharine Hepburn

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    Booker T. Washington

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    Edmund Morris

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    Ernest Hemingway

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    Stephen Fry

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    Life: Keith Richards Keith Richards

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    David Sedaris

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    Elizabeth Gilbert

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    James Baldwin

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    Agatha Christie: An Autobiography Agatha Christie

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    Robert Graves

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    William Novak, Lee Iacocca

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    Steve Martin

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    Dave Eggers

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    Mary Karr

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    Father and Son Edmund Gosse

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    Bill Clinton

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    Elizabeth Wurtzel

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