List of autobiographies

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The following is a list of notable autobiographies:


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Name of author Name of book Year
Babur Baburnama In the month of Ramadan of the year 899
Marcus Aurelius The Meditations c. 175
Libanius Oration I 374
Augustine of Hippo Confessions 397
Sei Shōnagon The Pillow Book 1002
Peter Abelard Historia Calamitatum 12th century
Al-Ghazali The Deliverer from Error 12th century
Leonor López de Córdoba Memorias (López de Córdoba) early 15th century
Margery Kempe The Book of Margery Kempe 1436
Teresa of Ávila Autobiography of St. Teresa of Ávila 1567
Benvenuto Cellini The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini c. 1570, published 1728
Girolamo Cardano The Book of My Life 1576
Michel de Montaigne Of the Education of Children 1580
Abraham Cowley Of Myself 1668
Colley Cibber An Apology for the Life of Mr. Colley Cibber, Written by Himself 1740
Elizabeth Ashbridge Some Account of the Fore-Part of the Life of Elizabeth Ashbridge 1755
Charlotte Charke A Narrative of the Life of Mrs. Charlotte Charke (youngest daughter of Colley Cibber, Esq.) 1755
Jonathan Edwards Personal Narrative 1768
David Hume The Life of David Hume, Esq., Written By Himself 1777
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Confessions (Les Confessions) 1770, published 1782
Olaudah Equiano The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano Gustavus Vassa, the African, Written by Himself 1789
Thomas Jefferson Autobiography 1743-1790 published posthumously in 1821
Benjamin Franklin The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin 1791
Edward Gibbon Memoirs of My Life and Writings 1796
Mary Darby Robinson Memoirs of the Late Mrs. Robinson, Written by Herself, published in 2 volumes 1801-1803
Shen Fu Six Records of a Floating Life c. 1808
Manuel Belgrano Autobiography of Manuel Belgrano 1814
William Cowper Memoir of the Early Life of William Cowper, Esq., Written by Himself 1816
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Italian Journey 1817
Thomas de Quincey Confessions of an English Opium-Eater 1821
Harriette Wilson Memoirs by Harriette Wilson 1825
Giacomo Casanova Histoire de ma vie published posthumously in 1826
Cornelio Saavedra Memoria autógrafa 1829
James Hogg Memoir of the Author's Life, published in Altrive Tales 1832
Stendhal Memoirs of an Egotist 1832, published posthumously in 1892
Charles Dickens Autobiographical Fragment 1847
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe The Autobiography Of Goethe: Truth And Poetry, From My Own Life 1848
P. T. Barnum The Life of P.T. Barnum, Written by Himself 1855
Frederick Douglass Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave 1845
Frederick Douglass My Bondage and My Freedom 1855
Frederick Douglass Life and Times of Frederick Douglass 1881 (expanded and revised, 1892)
George Sand Histoire de ma vie 1855
Kit Carson Kit Carson's Autobiography 1856
Harriet Jacobs Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl 1861
Sara Coleridge Memoir 1874
John Stuart Mill Autobiography 1874
Charles Darwin The Recollections of the Development of My Mind and Character 1876. Published posthumously in 1887
Ambrose Bierce What I Saw of Shiloh 1881
Ion Creangă Memories of Boyhood 1883
Anthony Trollope An Autobiography 1883
Walt Whitman Specimen Days 1883
Leo Tolstoy My Confession 1884
Ulysses S. Grant Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant 1885
John Ruskin Praeterita: Outlines of Scenes and Thoughts Perhaps Worthy of Memory in My Past Life 1885
Harriet Martineau Harriet Martineau's Autobiography 1887
Thomas Henry Huxley Autobiography 1890
Oscar Wilde De Profundis 1897
Margaret Oliphant The Autobiography of Margaret Oliphant 1899
Claude Monet An Interview 1900
Joaquim Nabuco Minha formação 1900
Booker T. Washington Up from Slavery 1901
Helen Keller The Story of My Life 1903
Geronimo Geronimo's Story of His Life 1906
Henry Adams The Education of Henry Adams 1907
Edmund Gosse Father and Son 1907
Victor Hugo Victor Hugo's Intellectual Autobiography 1907
Mark Twain Mark Twain's Autobiography, posthumous 1907
Annie Besant Annie Besant: An Autobiography 1908
Stephen A. Douglas Autobiography of Stephen A. Douglas 1913
Maxim Gorky My Childhood 1913
Henry James A Small Boy and Others 1913
John Muir The Story of My Boyhood and Youth 1913
Emmeline Pankhurst My Own Story 1914
William Butler Yeats Reveries Over Childhood and Youth 1916
Buffalo Bill Cody Buffalo Bill's Own Story of His Life and Deeds 1917
Manfred von Richthofen The Red Baron (Der rote Kampfflieger) 1917
Mary Augusta Ward A Writer's Recollections 1918
Nikola Tesla My Inventions c. 1919
Andrew Carnegie Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie: with Illustrations 1920
Zitkala-Sa Impressions of an Indian Childhood 1921
Sigmund Freud An Autobiographical Study 1925
Adolf Hitler Mein Kampf (My Struggle) 1925
Mary Harris Jones Autobiography of Mother Jones 1925
Isadora Duncan My Life 1927
Benito Mussolini My Autobiography: With the Political and Social Doctrine of Fascism 1928
Mahatma Gandhi The Story of My Experiments with Truth 1927 and 1929
Robert Graves Good-Bye to All That: An Autobiography 1929
Winston Churchill My Early Life: 1874-1904 1930
Walter Benjamin Unpacking My Library 1931
Black Elk and John J. Neihardt Black Elk Speaks 1931
Lincoln Steffens The Autobiography of Lincoln Steffens 1931
Vera Brittain Testament of Youth 1933
Gertrude Stein The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas 1933
G. K. Chesterton The Autobiography of G.K. Chesterton 1936
Jawaharlal Nehru An Autobiography 1936
Noël Coward Present Indicative 1937
Virginia Woolf Moments of Being. Collection of autobiographical essays published posthumously in 1976, including "Reminiscences," 1907; "22 Hyde Park Gate," 1920-1921; "Old Bloomsbury," 1921-1922; "Am I a Snob?", 1936; and "A Sketch of the Past," 1938. 1938
F. Scott Fitzgerald A Short Autobiography 1940
Salvador Dalí The Secret Life of Salvador Dalí 1942
Dylan Thomas Holiday Memory 1942
Richard Wright Black Boy 1945
Albert Einstein Autobiographical Notes 1945; published 1949
Anne Frank The Diary of a Young Girl 1947
Primo Levi If This Is a Man 1947
George Orwell Such, Such Were the Joys 1947. Published posthumously in 1953
William Carlos Williams The Autobiography of William Carlos Williams 1948
Nirad C. Chaudhuri The Autobiography of an Unknown Indian 1951
Bertrand Russell The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell 1951, published in 3 volumes 1951-1969
Gwen Raverat Period Piece: A Cambridge Childhood 1952
Christy Brown My Left Foot 1954
Gerald Durrell My Family and Other Animals 1956
Billie Holiday Lady Sings the Blues 1956
P. G. Wodehouse Over Seventy: An Autobiography with Digressions 1957
Winston Churchill Memoirs of the Second World War 1959
Fred Astaire Steps in Time 1960
Simone de Beauvoir The Prime of Life 1960
Ken Murray Life On a Pogo Stick 1960
Harpo Marx Harpo Speaks 1961
Dalai Lama My Land and My People 1962
Carl Jung Memories, Dreams, Reflections 1962
Margaret Murray My First Hundred Years 1963
Charlie Chaplin My Autobiography 1964
Dick Gregory Nigger 1964
Jean-Paul Sartre The Words 1964
Malcolm X The Autobiography of Malcolm X 1965
P. J. Kavanagh The Perfect Stranger 1966
Vladimir Nabokov Speak, Memory 1966
Rosamond Lehmann The Swan in the Evening: Fragments of an Inner Life 1967
Edward Abbey Desert Solitaire 1968
J. R. Ackerley My Father and Myself 1968
Quentin Crisp The Naked Civil Servant 1968
Czesław Miłosz Native Realm: A Search for Self-Definition 1968
Florida Scott-Maxwell The Measure of My Days 1968
Maya Angelou I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings 1969
Brian Aherne A Proper Job 1969
Pat Boone A New Song 1970
Pablo Casals Joys and Sorrows: Reflections 1970
Graham Greene A Sort of Life 1971
Paul Bowles Without Stopping 1972
Margaret Mead Blackberry Winter: My Earlier Years 1972
Muhammad Ali The Greatest: My Own Story 1975
James Baldwin The Devil Finds Work 1976
Anaïs Nin The Diary of Anaïs Nin 1966–76
Agatha Christie An Autobiography 1977
Pablo Neruda Memoirs (Confieso que he vivido: Memorias) 1977
Ralph Bellamy When the Smoke Hit the Fan 1979
Robert Stack Straight Shooting 1980
Manny Shinwell Conflict Without Malice 1955
Manny Shinwell I've Lived Through It All 1973
Manny Shinwell Lead With the Left: My First Ninety-Six Years 1981
James Mason Before I Forget 1982
John Mortimer Clinging to the Wreckage: A Part of Life 1982
Michael Ondaatje Running in the Family 1982
Dirk Bogarde An Orderly Man 1983
Roy Hattersley A Yorkshire Boyhood 1983
Akira Kurosawa Something Like an Autobiography 1983
Eudora Welty One Writer's Beginnings 1983
Ingmar Bergman The Magic Lantern 1987
Annie Dillard An American Childhood 1987
Mary McCarthy Memories of a Catholic Girlhood 1957
Mary McCarthy How I Grew 1987
Arthur Miller Timebends: A Life 1987
Michael Jackson Moonwalk 1988
Orson Bean Me and the Orgone: One Man's Sexual Revolution 1971
Orson Bean Too Much Is Not Enough 1988
Mel Blanc That's NOT All, Folks! 1988
Drew Barrymore Little Girl Lost 1989
Janet Frame To the Is-land 1982
Janet Frame An Angel at My Table and The Envoy From Mirror City 1984
Janet Frame An Autobiography 1989
Eva Hoffman Lost in Translation: A Life in a New Language 1989
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Giant Steps Kareem 1990
Anthony Burgess Little Wilson and Big God, Being the First Part of the Confessions of Anthony Burgess 1986
Anthony Burgess You've Had Your Time, Being the Second Part of the Confessions of Anthony Burgess 1990
Ronald Reagan An American Life 1990
Ronald Reagan The Reagan Diaries published posthumously in 2007
William Styron Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness 1990
Sonny Bono And the Beat Goes On 1991
Katharine Hepburn Me: Stories of My Life 1991
La Toya Jackson La Toya: Growing Up in the Jackson Family 1991
Brian Keenan An Evil Calling 1991
Laurie Lee Cider with Rosie 1959, published in the U.S. as The Edge of Day, 1960
Laurie Lee As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning 1969
Laurie Lee A Moment of War 1991
Kurt Vonnegut Fates Worse Than Death: An Autobiographical Collage 1991
Reinaldo Arenas Before Night Falls: A Memoir 1992
Chang Jung Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China 1992
Peter O'Toole Loitering with Intent: The Child 1992
Blake Morrison And When Did You Last See Your Father? 1993
Naguib Mahfouz Echoes of an Autobiography 1994
Nelson Mandela A Long Walk to Freedom 1994
Ann-Margret My Story 1994
Tobias Wolff In Pharaoh's Army: Memories of a Lost War 1994
Loni Anderson My Life in High Heels 1995
Marlon Brando Songs My Mother Taught Me 1995
M. F. K. Fisher Long Ago in France: The Years in Dijon||1991
M. F. K. Fisher To Begin Again: Stories and Memoirs 1908-1929 1992
M. F. K. Fisher Stay Me, Oh Comfort Me: Journals and Stories 1933-1941 1993
M. F. K. Fisher Last House: Reflections, Dreams and Observations 1943-1991 1995
Boy George Taking It Like a Man 1995
Mary Karr The Liars' Club 1995
Margaret Thatcher The Path to Power 1995
Gore Vidal Palimpsest: A Memoir 1995
Harold Brodkey The Wild Darkness: The Story of My Death 1996
Patrick Chamoiseau Une enfance Créole 1996
Frank McCourt Angela's Ashes 1996
Barack Obama Dreams from My Father 1996
Aerosmith Walk This Way 1997
Spalding Gray It's a Slippery Slope 1997
David Sedaris Naked 1997
Sandra Bernhard Confessions of a Pretty Lady; Love, Love and Love; May I Kiss You On the Lips, Miss Sandra? 1998
Kenneth Branagh Beginning 1998
Jimmy Buffett Where Is Joe Merchant?; Tales From Margueritaville; A Pirate Looks At 50 1998
Jesse Lee Kercheval Space: A Memoir 1998
Carroll O'Connor I Think I'm Outta Here 1998
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Wings of Fire 1999
Ariel Dorfman Heading South, Looking North: A Bilingual Journey 1999
Alec Guinness Blessings in Disguise 1985
Alec Guinness My Name Escapes Me 1996
Alec Guinness A Positively Final Appearance 1999
Taslima Nasrin My Girlhood 1999
Elie Wiesel Night 1955
Elie Wiesel All Rivers Run to the Sea: Memoirs Vol. 1, 1928-1969 1995
Elie Wiesel And the Sea is Never Full: Memoirs Vol. II, 1969- 1999
Dave Eggers A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius: A Memoir Based on a True Story 2000
Lorna Sage Bad Blood, A Memoir 2000
Edward Said Out of Place: A Memoir 2000
Linda Blair Going Vegan! 2001
Danny Bonaduce Random Acts of Badness 2001
Paula Fox Borrowed Finery 2001
Maya Angelou The Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou 1969-2002
J. M. Coetzee Boyhood: Scenes from Provincial Life 1997
J. M. Coetzee Youth: Scenes from Provincial Life II 2002
Michael J. Fox Lucky Man 2002
Ken Kaiser Planet of the Umps: My Life Behind the Plate, with Kevin Fisher 2003
Azar Nafisi Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir of Books 2003
Sherwin Nuland Lost in America: A Journey With My Father 2003
Nuala O'Faolain Almost There: The Onward Journey of a Dublin Woman 2003
Craig Thompson Blankets 2003
Emanuel Derman My Life as a Quant: Reflections on Physics and Finance 2004
Aron Ralston Between a Rock and a Hard Place 2004
Sean Astin There and Back Again: an Actor's Tale 2004
Rodney Dangerfield It's Not Easy Being Me: a Lifetime With No Respect But Plenty of Sex & Drugs 2004
Alan Alda Never Have Your Dog Stuffed And Other Things I've Learned 2005
Dirk Benedict Confessions of a Kamikaze Cowboy 2005
William F. Buckley, Jr. Miles Gone By: A Literary Autobiography 2005
Medgar Evers The Autobiography of Medgar Evers published posthumously in 2005
René Galand War hentoù an tremened, 2 vols. 2002–2005
Chelsea Handler My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands 2005
Nena "Do You Want to Go With Me?" (Willst du mit mir gehn?) 2005
Jeannette Walls The Glass Castle 2005
Adrienne Barbeau There Are Worse Things I Could Do 2006
Fidel Castro My Life: A Spoken Autobiography 2006
Wole Soyinka The Man Died: Prison Notes 1971
Wole Soyinka Aké: The Years of Childhood 1981
Wole Soyinka Isara: A Voyage Around Essay 1990
Wole Soyinka Ibadan: The Penkelemes Years: A Memoir 1946-65 1994
Wole Soyinka You Must Set Forth at Dawn 2006
Ishmael Beah A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier 2007
Willie Aames and Maylo McCaslin Grace Is Enough 2007
Ed Begley, Jr. Living Like Ed 2008
Roald Dahl Boy: Tales of Childhood 1984
Roald Dahl Going Solo 1986
Roald Dahl More About Boy 2008
Eminem The Way I Am 2008
Chelsea Handler Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea 2008
Tito Ortiz This Is Gonna Hurt: the Life of a Mixed Martial Arts Champion 2008
Chip St. Clair The Butterfly Garden 2008
Robert Wagner Pieces of My Heart 2008
Bob Barker Priceless Memories 2009
Ernest Borgnine Ernie: the Autobiography 2009
Frankie Boyle My Shit Life So Far 2009
Stephen Fry Moab Is My Washpot 1997
Stephen Fry Ernie: the Autobiography 2009
Taslima Nasrin Gusty Wind 2002
Taslima Nasrin Speak Up or Split into Two 2003
Taslima Nasrin Those Dark Days 2004
Taslima Nasrin I am not fine, but you stay well my beloved country 2006
Taslima Nasrin Nothing is there 2010
Keith Richards Life 2010
Melissa Sue Anderson The Way I See It: a Look Back at My Life 2010
Todd Bridges Killing Willis 2010
Lizzie Velazquez Lizzie Beautiful, The Lizzie Velásquez Story 2010
Andrea Ashworth Once in a House on Fire 2011
Meredith Baxter Untied 2011
Florence Henderson Life Is Not a Stage: From Broadway Baby to a Lovely Lady and Beyond, with Joel Brokaw 2011

By name[edit]

Name of author Name of book Year
J. R. Ackerley My Father and Myself 1968
Muhammad Ali The Greatest: My Own Story 1975
Maya Angelou The Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou 1969-2002
Elizabeth Ashbridge Some Account of the Fore-Part of the Life of Elizabeth Ashbridge 1755
Andrea Ashworth Once in a House on Fire 2011
Marcus Aurelius The Meditations c. 175
James Baldwin The Devil Finds Work 1976
P. T. Barnum The Life of P. T. Barnum, Written by Himself 1855
Simone de Beauvoir The Prime of Life 1960
Walter Benjamin Unpacking My Library 1931
Ingmar Bergman The Magic Lantern 1987
Annie Besant Annie Besant: An Autobiography 1908
Ambrose Bierce What I Saw of Shiloh 1881
Dirk Bogarde An Orderly Man 1983
Paul Bowles Without Stopping 1972
Marlon Brando Songs My Mother Taught Me 1995
Vera Brittain Testament of Youth 1933
Harold Brodkey The Wild Darkness: The Story of My Death 1996
Christy Brown My Left Foot 1954
William F. Buckley, Jr. Miles Gone By: A Literary Autobiography 2005
Anthony Burgess Little Wilson and Big God, Being the First Part of the Confessions of Anthony Burgess 1986
Anthony Burgess You've Had Your Time, Being the Second Part of the Confessions of Anthony Burgess 1990
Ellen Burstyn Lessons In Becoming Myself 2006
Sid Caesar Where Have I Been? 1982
Michael Caine What's It All About; The Elephant to Hollywood 2010
Girolamo Cardano The Book of My Life 1576
Macdonald Carey The Days of My Life
Belinda Carlisle Lips Unsealed 2010
Thomas Carlyle Reminiscences 1849
Andrew Carnegie Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie: with Illustrations 1920
Kit Carson Kit Carson's Autobiography 1856
Pablo Casals Joys and Sorrows: Reflections 1970
Giacomo Casanova Histoire de ma vie published posthumously in 1826.
David Cassidy C'mon, Get Happy 1994
Fidel Castro My Life: a Spoken Autobiography 2006
Benvenuto Cellini The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini c. 1570, published 1728
Patrick Chamoiseau School Days 1996
Jackie Chan I Am Jackie Chan: My Life in Action 1998
Chang Jung Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China 1991
Charlie Chaplin My Autobiography 1964
Charlotte Charke A Narrative of the Life of Mrs. Charlotte Charke (youngest daughter of Colley Cibber, Esq;) 1755
Nirad C. Chaudhuri The Autobiography of an Unknown Indian 1951
Ray Charles Brother Ray 1978
G. K. Chesterton The Autobiography of G.K. Chesterton 1936
Kamo No Chomei An Account of My Hut 1212
Winston Churchill My Early Life: 1874-1904 1930
Tommy Chong The I Chong: Meditations From the Joint 2006
Agatha Christie An Autobiography 1977
Colley Cibber An Apology for the Life of Mr. Colley Cibber, Written by Himself 1740
Roy Clark My Life – In Spite of Myself 1994
Bill Clinton My Life 2004
Buffalo Bill Cody Buffalo Bill's Own Story of His Life and Deeds 1917
J. M. Coetzee Boyhood: Scenes from Provincial Life 1997
J. M. Coetzee Youth: Scenes from Provincial Life II 2002
Sasha Cohen Fire on Ice 2005
Sara Coleridge Memoir 1874
Randy Couture Becoming the Natural: My Life In and Out of the Cage 2008
Noël Coward Present Indicative 1937
Abraham Cowley Of Myself 1668
William Cowper Memoir of the Early Life of William Cowper, Esq., Written by Himself 1816
Quentin Crisp The Naked Civil Servant 1968
Bing Crosby Call Me Lucky 1953
Cathy Lee Crosby Let the Magic Begin 1997
Tony Curtis American Prince: a Memoir 2008
Miley Cyrus Miles To Go 2008
Chuck D Fight the Power 1997
Roald Dahl Boy & Going Solo 1986
Dalai Lama My Land and My People 1962
Salvador Dalí The Secret Life of Salvador Dalí 1942
Charles Darwin The Autobiography of Charles Darwin 1809-1882 published posthumously in 1887.
John Denver Take Me Home 1997
Bruce Dern Things I've Said, But Probably Shouldn't Have: an Unrepentant Memoir 2007
Kapil Dev By God's Decree (1985) & Cricket My Style (1987) & Straight From the Heart (2004)
Charles Dickens Autobiographical Fragments 1847
Micky Dolenz I'm a Believer 1993
James Doohan Beam Me Up, Scotty! 1996
Shannen Doherty Badass 2010
Ariel Dorfman Heading South, Looking North: A Bilingual Journey 1999
Kirk Douglas Let's Face It 2007
Stephen A. Douglas Autobiography of Stephen A. Douglas 1913
Frederick Douglass Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass 1845
Frederick Douglass My Bondage and My Freedom 1855
Frederick Douglass Life and Times of Frederick Douglass 1881 (revised and expanded, 1892)
Fran Drescher Enter Whining 1996; Cancer Schmancer
Fran Drescher Cancer Schmancer
Patty Duke Call Me Anna 1987
Patty Duke A Brilliant Madness 1992
Alexandre Dumas, père Mes Mémoires 1852–1856
Isadora Duncan My Life 1927
Gerald Durrell My Family and Other Animals 1956
Buddy Ebsen The Other Side of Oz 1994
Jonathan Edwards Personal Narrative 1758
Dave Eggers A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius 2000
Albert Einstein Autobiographical Notes 1946, published 1949
Robert Englund Hollywood Monster 2009
Olaudah Equiano The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano Gustavus Vassa, the African, Written by Himself 1789
Medgar Evers The Autobiography of Medgar Evers published posthumously in 2005
Peter Falk Just One More Thing 2006
M. F. K. Fisher Long Ago in France: The Years in Dijon 1991
M. F. K. Fisher To Begin Again: Stories and Memoirs 1908-1929 1992
M. F. K. Fisher Stay Me, Oh Comfort Me: Journals and Stories 1933-1941 1993
M. F. K. Fisher Last House: Reflections, Dreams and Observations 1943-1991 1995
F. Scott Fitzgerald A Short Autobiography 1922-1940
Richard Fleischer Just Tell Me When to Cry 1993
Henry Fonda Fonda: My Life 1981
Jane Fonda My Life So Far 2005
Peter Fonda Don't Tell Dad 1998
James Fox Comeback: an Actor's Direction 1983
Michael J. Fox Lucky Man 2002
Michael J. Fox Always Looking Up 2009
Michael J. Fox A Funny Thing Happened On the Way To the Future 2010
Paula Fox Borrowed Finery 2001
Janet Frame To the Is-land 1982
Janet Frame An Angel at My Table and The Envoy From Mirror City 1984
Janet Frame An Autobiography 1989
Benjamin Franklin The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin 1791
Sigmund Freud An Autobiographical Study 1925
Stephen Fry Moab is my Washpot 1997
Stephen Fry Ernie: the Autobiography 2009
Mahatma Gandhi The Story of My Experiments with Truth 1927 and 1929
Ben Gazzara In the Moment 2004
Geronimo Geronimo's Story of His Life 1906
Edward Gibbon The Autobiography and Correspondence of Edward Gibbon the Historian 1795
Debbie Gibson Between the Lines 1989
Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy: To be or not to bop : the autobiography of Dizzy Gillespie with Al Fraser
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Italian Journey 1817
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe The Autobiography Of Goethe: Truth And Poetry, From My Own Life 1848
Maxim Gorky My Childhood 1913
Edmund Gosse Father and Son 1907
Louis Gossett, Jr. An Actor and a Gentleman 2010
Kelsey Grammer So Far... 1995
Ulysses S. Grant Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant 1885
Robert Graves Good-Bye to All That: An Autobiography 1929
Spalding Gray It's a Slippery Slope 1997
Tom Green Hollywood Causes Cancer 2004
Graham Greene A Sort of Life 1971
Dick Gregory Nigger 1964
Charles Grodin It Would Be So Nice If You Weren't Here: My Journey Through Show Business 1989
Alec Guinness Blessings in Disguise 1986
Alec Guinness My Name Escapes Me 1996
Alec Guinness A Positively Final Appearance 1999
Merle Haggard My House of Memories 2004
Larry Hagman Hello Darlin': Tall – and Absolutely True – Tales From My Life 2001
Harry Hamlin Full Frontal Nudity 2010
Sir Cedric Hardwicke A Victorian In Orbit 1961
David Hasselhoff Don't Hassel the Hoff 2006
Roy Hattersley A Yorkshire Boyhood 1983
Rutger Hauer All Those Moments 2007
Tony Hawk Occupation: Skateboarder 2000
Mariel Hemingway Finding My Balance 2003
Florence Henderson Life Is Not a Stage: From Broadway Baby to a Lovely Lady and Beyond with Joel Brokaw, 2011
Katharine Hepburn Me: Stories of My Life 1991
Charlton Heston In the Arena 1995
Adolf Hitler Mein Kampf 1925
Eva Hoffman Lost in Translation: A Life in a New Language 1989
Hulk Hogan My Life Outside the Ring 2009
James Hogg Memoir of the Author's Life, in Altrive Tales 1832
Billie Holiday Lady Sings the Blues 1956
Evander Holyfield Becoming EH: a Fighter's Journey 2008
Moe Howard MH & the 3 Stooges 1974
Steve Howe Between the Lines: My Struggle to Escape the Nightmare of Addiction 1989
Victor Hugo Victor Hugo's Intellectual Autobiography 1907
David Hume My Own Life,, published as The Life of David Hume, Esq., Written By Himself 1777
Kim Hunter Loose in the Kitchen 1975
Tab Hunter Confidential: the Making of a Movie Star 2005
Chet Huntley The Generous Years 1968
Zora Neale Hurston Dust Tracks on the Road 1942
Ted Husing My Eyes Are In My Heart 1959
T. H. Huxley Autobiography 1890
Ice-T The Ice Opinion 1994
Mark "Jacko" Jackson Dumb Like a Fox
Michael Jackson Moonwalk 1988
Harriet Jacobs Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl 1861
Henry James A Small Boy and Others 1913
Thomas Jefferson Autobiography 1743-1790
Waylon Jennings Waylon 1996
Norman Jewison This Terrible Business Has Been Good To Me 2007
Davy Jones They Made a Monkee Out Of Me 1986
James Earl Jones Voices and Silences 1993
Mary Harris Jones Autobiography of Mother Jones 1925
Naomi Judd Love Can Build a Bridge 1993
Carl Jung Memories, Dreams, Reflections 1962
Ken Kaiser Planet of the Umps: My Life Behind the Plate with Kevin Fisher, 2003
H. V. Kaltenborn Fifty Fabulous Years 1950
Gabe Kaplan Kotter's Back 2007
Mary Karr The Liars' Club 1995
P. J. Kavanagh The Perfect Stranger 2007
Brian Keenan An Evil Calling 1991
Helen Keller The Story of My Life 1903
Margery Kempe The Book of Margery Kempe 1436
Nancy Kerrigan In My Own Words 1996
Anthony Kiedis Scar Tissue 2004
Richard Kiel Making It Big In the Movies 2002
Jamaica Kincaid A Small Place 1988
Akira Kurosawa Something Like an Autobiography 1982
Alphonse de Lamartine Les Confidences 1849, Nouvelles confidences, 1851, Mémoires Politiques, 1963, etc.
Denis Leary Why We Suck 2008
Sir Christopher Lee Tall, Dark & Gruesome 1977
Laurie Lee Cider with Rosie 1959 (published in the U.S. as The Edge of Day), 1960
Laurie Lee As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning 1969
Laurie Lee A Moment of War 1991
Spike Lee Tall, Dark & Gruesome 1977
Stan Lee Excelsior! 2002
Rosamond Lehmann The Swan in the Evening: Fragments of an Inner Life 1967
Lennon Sisters Same Song, Separate Voices 1985
Sheldon Leonard And the Show Goes On 1994
Primo Levi If This Is a Man 1947
C. S. Lewis Surprised by Joy
Libanius Oration I 374
Liberace The Things I Love 1977
Tara Lipinski Triumph on Ice
LL Cool J I Make My Own Rules 1997
Leonor López de Córdoba Memorias (López de Córdoba) early 15th century
Traci Lords Underneath It All 2003
Rob Lowe Stories I Only Tell My Friends 2011
Ron Luciano The Umpire Strikes Back; Strike Two; The Fall of the Roman Umpire; Remembrance of Swings Past; Baseball Lite
Patrick Macnee Blind in One Ear
Patrick Macnee The Avengers and Me 1998
Naguib Mahfouz Echoes of an Autobiography 1994
Nelson Mandela A Long Walk to Freedom 1994
Nadezhda Mandelstam Hope Against Hope 1970
Elizabeth Manley Thumbs Up! 1990
Marilyn Manson The Long Hard Road Out of Hell 1998
Ray Manzarek Light My Fire: Life with the Doors 1998
Garry Marshall Wake Me When It's Funny 1995
Harriet Martineau Harriet Martineau's Autobiography 1887
Jerry Mathers ...And JM As the Beaver (1997)
John Matuszak Cruising With the Tooz
Harpo Marx Harpo Speaks 1961
Joyce Maynard Looking Back: A Chronicle of Growing Up Old in the Sixties 1973
Mercedes McCambridge The Quality of Mercy: An Autobiography 1981
Jenny McCarthy Jen-X: My Open Book 1997
Mary McCarthy Memories of a Catholic Girlhood 1957
Mary McCarthy How I Grew 1987
Maureen McCormick Here's the Story: Surviving Marcia Brady and Finding My True Voice 2008
Claude McKay A Long Way From Home 1937
Margaret Mead Blackberry Winter: My Earlier Years 1972
Meat Loaf To Hell & Back 1999
Yehudi Menuhin Unfinished Journey: Twenty Years Later 1999
Burgess Meredith So Far, So Good 1994
Durwood Merrill You're Out and You're Ugly Too! ...Confessions of an Umpire With Attitude
Bette Midler A View From a Broad 1980
Alyssa Milano Safe at Home 2009
John Stuart Mill Autobiography 1874
Arthur Miller Timebends: A Life 1987
A. A. Milne It's Too Late Now 1939
Czesław Miłosz Native Realm: A Search for Self-Definition 1968
Robert Mitchum It Sure Beats Working 1975
Dominique Moceanu DM: an Autobiography 1996
Claude Monet An Interview 1900
Michel de Montaigne Of the Education of Children 1580
Ricardo Montalbán Reflections: a Life In Two Worlds 1980
Clayton Moore I Was That Masked Man 1996
Mary Tyler Moore After All 1995
Roger Moore My Word Is My Bond
Blake Morrison And When Did You Last See Your Father? 1993
John Mortimer Clinging to the Wreckage: A Part of Life 1982
John Muir The Story of My Boyhood and Youth 1913
Margaret Murray My First Hundred Years 1963
Benito Mussolini My Autobiography: With the Political and Social Doctrine of Fascism 1928
Vladimir Nabokov Speak, Memory 1966
Joaquim Nabuco Minha formação 1900
Azar Nafisi Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir of Books 2003
Taslima Nasrin Gusty Wind 2002
Taslima Nasrin Speak Up or Split Into Two 2003
Taslima Nasrin Those Dark Days 2004
Taslima Nasrin I Am Not Fine, But You Stay Well My Beloved Country 2006
Taslima Nasrin Nothing Is There 2010
Jawaharlal Nehru Autobiography 1936
Pablo Neruda Memoirs 1977
Nena Willst du mit mir gehn? (Do You Want to Go With Me?) 2005
Wayne Newton Once Before I Go 1989
Leslie Nielsen Bad Golf My Way 1996
Anaïs Nin The Diary of Anaïs Nin 1966–76
Barry Norman And Why Not? Memoirs of a Film Lover 2003
Barry Norman See You in the Morning 2013
Chuck Norris The Secret of Inner Strength: My Story 1988
Sherwin Nuland Lost in America: A Journey with My Father 2003
Carroll O'Connor I Think I'm Outta Here 1998
Nuala O'Faolain Almost There: The Onward Journey of a Dublin Woman 2003
Margaret Oliphant The Autobiography of Margaret Oliphant 1899
Laurence Olivier Confessions of an Actor 1983
Laurence Olivier On Acting 1986
Michael Ondaatje Running in the Family 1982
Tatum O'Neal A Paper Life 2004
George Orwell Such, Such Were the Joys... 1947, published posthumously in 1953
Donny Osmond Life Is Just What You Make It: My Story So Far 1999
Marie Osmond I May As Well Laugh About It 2009
Peter O'Toole Loitering with Intent 1992
Emmeline Pankhurst My Own Story 1914
Dolly Parton My Life and Other Unfinished Business 1994
Luciano Pavarotti My World 1995
Gregory Peck An Actor's Life 1978
Rowdy Roddy Piper In the Pit 2002
Vincent Price I Like What I Know 1959
Richard Pryor Pryor Convictions and Other Life Sentences 1995
Thomas de Quincey Confessions of an English Opium-Eater 1821
Anthony Quinn One Man Tango 1995
Gilda Radner It's Always Something 1989
Tony Randall Which Reminds Me 1989
Gwen Raverat Period Piece: A Cambridge Childhood 1952
Ronald Reagan An American Life, 1990 & The Reagan Diaries, 2007 1990, 2007
Christopher Reeve Still Me 1996
Burt Reynolds My Life 1994
Manfred von Richthofen The Red Baron (Der rote Kampfflieger) 1917
Molly Ringwald Getting the Pretty Back 2010
Mary Darby Robinson Memoirs of the Late Mrs. Robinson, Written by Herself published in 2 volumes, 1801-1803
Chris Rock Rock This! 1997
Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt: An Autobiography 1913
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau (Les Confessions) 1770, published 1782
John Ruskin Praeterita: Outlines of Scenes and Thoughts Perhaps Worthy of Memory in My Past Life published in 3 volumes, 1883-1885
Bertrand Russell Autobiography published in 3 volumes, 1967-1970
Lorna Sage Bad Blood, A Memoir 2000
Edward W. Said Out of Place: A Memoir 2000
Pete Sampras A Champion's Mind: Lessons From a Life In Tennis 2000
Marcus Samuelsson Yes, Chef: A Memoir 2012
George Sand Story of My Life written between 1847 and 1854
George Sanders Confessions of a Professional Cad 1960
Summer Sanders Champions Are Raised, Not Born 1999
Jean-Paul Sartre The Words 1964
Jessica Savitch Anchorwoman 1982
Albert Schweitzer Out of My Life and Thought 1933
Florida Scott-Maxwell The Measure of My Days 1968
David Sedaris Naked 1997
George Bernard Shaw Shaw: an Autobiography, 1898–1950; the Playwright Years
Shen Fu Six Records of a Floating Life c. 1808
Brooke Shields On Your Own 1985
Manny Shinwell Conflict Without Malice 1955
Manny Shinwell I've Lived Through It All 1973
Manny Shinwell Lead With the Left: My First Ninety-Six Years 1981
Sei Shōnagon The Pillow Book 1002
Alan Sillitoe Life Without Armour 1995
Horace Silver Let's Get to the Nitty Gritty 2007
Gene Simmons KISS and Makeup 2002
Isaac Bashevis Singer Love and Exile: An Autobiographical Trilogy 1996
Wole Soyinka The Man Died: Prison Notes 1971
Wole Soyinka Ake: The Years of Childhood 1981
Wole Soyinka Isara: A Voyage Around Essay 1990
Wole Soyinka Ibadan: The Penkelemes Years: A Memoir 1946-65 1994
Wole Soyinka You Must Set Forth At Dawn 2006
Aaron Spelling A Prime-Time Life 1996
Tori Spelling Stori Telling 2008
Tori Spelling Mommywood 2009
Tori Spelling Uncharted Territori 2010
Terence Stamp Coming Attractions 1988
Lincoln Steffens Autobiography of Lincoln Steffens 1931
Gertrude Stein The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas 1933
Stendhal (Marie-Henri Beyle) Memoirs of an Egotist 1832, published posthumously in 1892
Sting Broken Music
Gloria Stuart I Just Keep Hoping 1999
William Styron Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness 1990
Tom Sullivan If You Could See What I Hear 1975
Tom Sullivan Adventures In Darkness 1976
Marc Summers Everything in Its Place 1999
Patrick Swayze The Time of My Life 2009
Alison Sweeney All the Days of My Life (So Far) 2004
Mr. T Mr. T 1984
Nikola Tesla My Inventions 1919
Teresa of Ávila The Life of St. Teresa of vila by Herself c. 1567
Margaret Thatcher The Path to Power 1995
Dylan Thomas Holiday Memory 1942
Lowell Thomas Good Evening, Everybody 1976
Terry-Thomas Filling the Gap 1959
Leo Tolstoy Childhood, Boyhood, and Youth 1852–1856
Leo Tolstoy My Confession 1884
Pinky Tomlin The Object of My Affection 1981
Anthony Trollope An Autobiography 1883
Mark Twain Mark Twain's Autobiography 1917
Shania Twain From This Moment On 2011
Vanilla Ice Ice By Ice 1991
Dick Van Patten Ain't Got Time To Bleed 1998
Giambattista Vico The Autobiography of Giambattista Vico 1735–1741
Gore Vidal Palimpsest: A Memoir 1995
Voltaire Mémoires pour servir à la vie de M. de Voltaire, écrits par lui-même 1759, published 1784
Kurt Vonnegut Fates Worse Than Death 1991
Gregory Walcott Hollywood Adventures: My Story 2003
Eli Wallach The Good, the Bad, and Me 2005
Julie Walters That's Another Story 2008
Burt Ward Boy Wonder: My Life In Tights 1995
Mary Augusta Ward A Writer's Recollections 1918
Booker T. Washington Up from Slavery 1901
Damon Wayans Bootleg
Earl Weaver Winning 1972
Earl Weaver It's What You Learn After You Know It All That Counts 1983
Earl Weaver Weaver on Strategy (2002)
H. G. Wells An Experiment in Autobiography 1934
Eudora Welty One Writer's Beginnings 1983
Adam West Back To the Batcave 1994
Wil Wheaton Just a Geek & Dancing Barefoot both 2004
Lisa Whelchel The Facts of My Life 2001
Betty White BW: In Person; Here We Go Again: My Life In Television 1995
Walt Whitman Specimen Days 1883
Grace Lee Whitney The Longest Trek: My Tour of the Galaxy 1998
Elie Wiesel Night 1955
Elie Wiesel All Rivers Run to the Sea: Memoirs Vol. 1, 1928-1969 1995
Elie Wiesel And the Sea is Never Full: Memoirs Vol. 2, 1969- 1999
Oscar Wilde De Profundis 1897
Barry Williams Growing Up Brady OR I Was a Teenage Greg 1992
William Carlos Williams The Autobiography of William Carlos Williams 1948
Carnie Wilson Gut Feelings
Carnie Wilson I'm Still Hungry 2003
Harriette Wilson Memoirs of Harriette Wilson 1825
Jacqueline Wilson Jacky Daydream & My Secret Diary
P. G. Wodehouse Over Seventy: An Autobiography with Digressions 1957
Tobias Wolff In Pharaoh's Army: Memories of a Lost War 1994
Wolfman Jack Have Mercy! 1995
Ed Wood, Jr. Hollywood Rat Race 1998 (released posthumously)
Virginia Woolf Moments of Being, Collection of autobiographical essays published posthumously in 1976, including “Reminiscences,” 1907; “22 Hyde Park Gate,” 1920-1921; “Old Bloomsbury,” 1921-1922; “Am I a Snob?”, 1936; and “A Sketch of the Past,” 1938. 1938
Frank Lloyd Wright Autobiography 1943
Richard Wright Black Boy 1945
Malcolm X The Autobiography of Malcolm X 1965
William Butler Yeats Reveries Over Childhood and Youth 1916
William Butler Yeats Autobiography 1936
Paramahansa Yogananda Autobiography of a Yogi
Michael York Accidentally on Purpose 1991
Michael York How a Shakespearean Prepares 2000
Michael York Dispatches From Armageddon 2001
Michael York Are My Blinkers Showing? Film-making & Other Adventures In the New Russia 2005
Frank Zappa The Real FZ Book 1988
Franco Zeffirelli Zeffirelli: an Autobiography 1986
Zitkala-Sa (Gertrude Simmons Bonnin) Impressions of an Indian Childhood 1921