A biography (from the Greek words bios meaning "life", and graphos meaning "write") is a non-fictional account of a person's life. Biographies are written by an author who is not the subject/focus of the book.

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    Bad Mormon: A Memoir
    The Secret Lives of Booksellers and Librarians: True Stories of the Magic of Reading
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