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Biographies & Autobiographies

Biographies and autobiography books provide a peek behind the curtain into the more personal lives of public figures and idols. Biography books research a wide spread of topics and tell the story of the inside scoop on famous figures from any era of time and history. Unravel long-held secrets or delve into the fascinating life of your favorite persona.

Best-selling Biography & Autobiography titles

The Situation Room: The Inside Story of Presidents in Crisis The Situation Room: The...

George Stephanopoulos, Lisa Dickey
Buy from $18.89

The War on Warriors: Behind the Betrayal of the Men Who Keep Us Free The War on Warriors: Behind...

Pete Hegseth
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eBook from $15.72

Danger Close: Domestic Extremist #1 Comes Clean Danger Close: Domestic...

Patrick Byrne
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The Friday Afternoon Club: A Family Memoir The Friday Afternoon Club: A...

Griffin Dunne
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Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds Can't Hurt Me: Master Your...

David Goggins
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Cry Baby Coloring Book Cry Baby Coloring Book

Melanie Martinez
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An Unfinished Love Story: A Personal History of the 1960s An Unfinished Love Story: A...

Doris Kearns Goodwin
Buy from $14.00

Man's Search for Meaning Man's Search for Meaning

Viktor E Frankl
Buy from $2.21

Once Upon a Time: The Captivating Life of Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy Once Upon a Time: The...

Elizabeth Beller
Buy from $42.98

Educated: A Memoir Educated: A Memoir

Tara Westover
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When Women Ran Fifth Avenue: Glamour and Power at the Dawn of American Fashion When Women Ran Fifth Avenue:...

Julie Satow
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Into the Wild Into the Wild

Jon Krakauer
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Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood Born a Crime: Stories from a...

Trevor Noah
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Challenger: A True Story of Heroism and Disaster on the Edge of Space Challenger: A True Story of...

Adam Higginbotham
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Night Night

Elie Wiesel
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A Walk in the Park: The True Story of a Spectacular Misadventure in the Grand Canyon A Walk in the Park: The True...

Kevin Fedarko
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Roctogenarians: Late in Life Debuts, Comebacks, and Triumphs Roctogenarians: Late in Life...

Mo Rocca, Jonathan Greenberg
Buy from $19.65

The Glass Castle: A Memoir The Glass Castle: A Memoir

Jeannette Walls
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I'm Glad My Mom Died I'm Glad My Mom Died

Jennette McCurdy
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You Never Know: A Memoir You Never Know: A Memoir

Tom Selleck, Ellis Henican
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eBook from $15.71

Bits and Pieces: My Mother, My Brother, and Me Bits and Pieces: My Mother,...

Whoopi Goldberg
Buy from $20.17

The Light of Battle: Eisenhower, D-Day, and the Birth of the American Superpower The Light of Battle:...

Michel Paradis
Buy from $23.73
eBook from $18.34

What a Fool Believes: A Memoir What a Fool Believes: A Memoir

Michael McDonald
Buy from $21.69
eBook from $16.77

Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old...

Mitch Albom
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FAQs

Some of the recent top-selling biographies are:

  • Sunday Times bestseller Keir Starmer: The Biography by Tom Baldwin is considered potentially the most important political book to read this year.
  • Hardy Women: Mothers, Sisters, Wives, Muses by Paula Byrne re-examines Thomas Hardy's life through the eyes of the women in his life that helped make him.
  • The Woman in Me by Britney Spears is an astonishing memoir of Britney's journey and fight for freedom, her fame, motherhood, faith, survival, and hope.

By using the sidebar on the Alibris site, you can find all types of genres and subgenres of biographies that cater to the subjects you gravitate toward.

From personal memoirs that make for funny reads to more strategically minded business and finance biographies by finance experts, you're guaranteed to find a book that catches your eye and piques your interest.

With a plethora of options for biographies, a few award-winning options you might want to consider reading are:

Whether you want to learn about your favorite celebrities or political figures, you'll find award-winning reads from our independent sellers.

Biography books can be an ideal selection for a book club to read, as they often spark significant and lively debates and discussions.

One option for a book club about women is Becoming by Michelle Obama. The memoir is a deeply personal account of her journey as First Lady and becoming one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era.

If your book club focuses on cultural icons or queer books, Me: Elton John Official Autobiography tells the tale of his extraordinary life as a successful singer and songwriter and is a #1 New York Times Bestseller.

The best memoirs for your book club will depend on your members. For some, sports books about record-setting athletes are a great choice, while for others, harrowing tales of survival or personal growth might be more fitting.