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A. B. Facey
   wrote   
A Fortunate Life
Albert Barnett Facey, Australian author, it chronicles his early life growing up in Western Australia
Albert Schweitzer
   wrote   
Out of My Life and Thought
Alsatian theologian
Alex James
   wrote   
Bit of a Blur
Bass player for British Band Blur
Alan Sillitoe
   wrote   
Life Without Armour
English writer, offers a view into his squalid childhood
Alter Wiener
   wrote   
From a Name to a Number
A Holocaust Survivor's Autobiography; 2007
Anaïs Nin
   wrote   
The Four-Chambered Heart
1950
Andre Agassi
   wrote   
Open
2010
Anna Akhmatova
   wrote   
Hope Against Hope
1910
Anne Frank
   wrote   
The Diary of a Young Girl
First published, 1947
Anne Moody
   wrote   
Coming of Age in Mississippi
Is an African American author who has written about her experiences growing up poor and black in rural Mississippi
Anthony Bourdain
   wrote   
Kitchen Confidential
Tales of life in the culinary trade, 2000
Anthony Burgess
   wrote   
Little Wilson and Big God
Being the First Part of the Confessions of Anthony Burgess, 1986; English novelist, poet, playwright, composer, and critic
Anthony Burgess
   wrote   
You've Had Your Time
Being the Second Part of the Confessions of Anthony Burgess (1990)
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
   wrote   
Infidel
2007; author of The Caged Virgin
Barack Obama
   wrote   
Dreams from My Father
Published 1995
Barry Williams
   wrote   
Growing Up Brady
He talks about his growing up and life on The Brady Bunch etc.
Benjamin Franklin
   wrote   
Memoirs of the Private Life of Benjamin Franklin
Published 1791
Bill Bryson
   wrote   
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid
2006
Bill Clinton
   wrote   
My Life
42nd President of the United States.
Bob Dylan
   wrote   
Chronicles
Volume One
Booker T. Washington
   wrote   
Up from Slavery
1901
Brian Aldiss
   wrote   
Bury My Heart at W.H. Smith's - A Writing Life
Bruce Campbell
   wrote   
If Chins Could Kill
American actor traces his career as an actor in low-budget movies and television
Buzz Aldrin
   wrote   
Reach For the Moon
American pilot and astronaut, was 2nd man on the moon
Carl Jung
   wrote   
Memories, Dreams, Reflections
Carol Burnett
   wrote   
One More Time
American comedian
Charles Colson
   wrote   
Born Again
Richard Nixon's hatchet man
Charles Darwin
   wrote   
The Life and Letters Of Charles Darwin
Published 1876. Edited by his son Frances Darwin after his death.
Charles Lindbergh
   wrote   
The Spirit of St. Louis
Pulitzer Prize, 1954
Claude McKay
   wrote   
A Long Way From Home
Jamaican writer & communist
Colin Berry
   wrote   
The Deniable Agent: Undercover in Afghanistan
English - Ex-British soldier hired by MI6 and the CIA to go undercover in Afghanistan and buy back US weapons from the Mujahideen and Taliban.
Colin L. Powell
   wrote   
My American Journey: An Autobiography
Constance Briscoe
   wrote   
UGLY: The True Story of a Loveless Childhood
English - Now a successful barrister and part-time judge, this is the story of her horrific childhood.
C.S. Lewis
   wrote   
Surprised by Joy
"The Shape of My Early Life"
Cupcake Brown
   wrote   
A Piece of Cake
A Memoir.
The Dalai Lama
   wrote   
Freedom in Exile
1991
David Harris
   wrote   
Dreams Die Hard
A prominent anti-Vietnam War activist during the 1960's, most notably as a lending opponent of the draft.
David Niven
   wrote   
Bring on the Empty Horses
David Niven
   wrote   
The Moon's a Balloon
Donna Williams
   wrote   
Everyday Heaven
Best selling Australian author, artist and songwriter.
Douglas MacArthur
   wrote   
Reminiscences
Five-star US General, 1964
Duke Ellington
   wrote   
Music is My Mistress
Edmund Gosse
   wrote   
Father and Son
Tells of his upbringing, which was extreme in a religious way.
Edward M. Kennedy
   wrote   
True Compass
2009
Elie Wiesel
   wrote   
All Rivers Run to the Sea
"Memoirs", 1995
Eric Bischoff
   wrote   
Controversy Creates Cash
A former professional wrestling booker and on-screen personality.
Fidel Castro
   wrote   
My Early Years
Published 1998
Fitz Hugh Ludlow
   wrote   
The Hasheesh Eater
Describes Ludlow's altered states of consciousness and philosopical flights of fancy while he was using a cannabis extract.
Fitzroy MacLean
   wrote   
Eastern Approaches
An account from his days as a junior diplomat in the Foreign Office.
Frank McCourt
   wrote   
Angela's Ashes
Pulitzer Prize, 1996
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
   wrote   
Living to Tell the Tale
Columbian, it focuses heavily on his family, schooling and eary career as a journalist.
Gabrielle Roy
   wrote   
Enchantment and Sorrow
Québecoise writer and novelist; 1909-1983
Gertrude Stein
   wrote   
The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
1933
Giacomo Casanova
   wrote   
Histoire De Ma Vie (Story of My Life)
Was a famous Venetian adventurer, writer and womaniser.
Gordon Cooper
   wrote   
Leap of Faith
One of the original seven Mercury astronauts, 2000
Gordon Ramsay
   wrote   
Humble Pie
Scottish born Chef with loads of Michelin Stars
Hans J. Massaquoi
   wrote   
Destined to Witness: Growing Up Black in Nazi Germany
Now a (naturalized) American journalist and author. He was born in Hamburg to a German mother and the son of Liberia's consul-general to Germany.
Harriet Jacobs
   wrote   
Incidents In The Life Of A Slave Girl
1861
Helen Keller
   wrote   
The Story of My Life
American deafblind, author, activist & lecturer
Henri Charrière
   wrote   
Papillon
Became a major motion picture, 1969
Henry David Thoreau
   wrote   
Walden
1854
Henry Havelock Ellis
   wrote   
My Life
British doctor, sexual psychologist and social reformer
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
   wrote   
My Land and My People
Howard Stern
   wrote   
Private Parts
1993
Ian Smith
   wrote   
The Great Betrayal
Covering his time as Premier of Southern Rhodesia and Prime Minister of Rhodesia.
Jacqueline Pascarl
   wrote   
Since I Was A Princess
The true story of an woman who had her two children kidnapped by her former husband, a Malaysian Prince.
James McBride
   wrote   
The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother
American writer and musician. A tribute to his mother Ruth McBride Jordan
James Thurber
   wrote   
My Life and Hard Times
1933; American humorist
Jane Fonda
   wrote   
My Life So Far
From Barbarella to Hanoi Jane ... a very full life
Javid Iqbal
   wrote   
Apna Greban Chaak
Born 1924, is a eminent scholar, Former Chief Justice of Lahore High Court and also a retired judge.
Jay Mohr
   wrote   
Gasping For Air
Recounts amongst other things his battle with panic attacks, being intimidated by castmates.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
   wrote   
Confessions
1781; roughly modeled on Augustine's autobiography
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
   wrote   
Reveries of a Solitary Walker
1782, unfinished; autobiographical anecdotes contained in ten "walks"
Jean-Paul Sartre
   wrote   
The Words
French existentialist philosopher
Jenna Jameson
   wrote   
How to Make Love Like a Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale
American porn star and entrepreneur. She has been called the world's most famous porn star.
Jesse Martin
   wrote   
Kijana: The Real Story
Joaquim Nabuco
   wrote   
Minha Formacao
1849-1910. Brazilian writer & statesman
John Button
   wrote   
As It Happened
Australian - Former Labour Minister, was leader in the Senate and industry minister in the Hawke and Keating governments. Grew up in Ballarat, Victoria.
John Shea
   wrote   
Rat Bastards
Irish-American mobster, who at 20 was a drugs boss
Judy Cornwell
   wrote   
Adventures of a Jelly Baby
British actress and author best known as Daisy in Keeping up Appearances, book describes her childhood up in Britain during the war, then in Australia where her family emigrated
Julia Child
   wrote   
My Life in France
2006; story of her "true calling"
Katharine Graham
   wrote   
Personal History
Pulitzer Prize, 1998
Katie Price
   wrote   
Being Jordan
British model and relentless publicity hound.
Keith Adams
   wrote   
Crocodile Safari Man
An Australian adventurer and film-maker.
Keith Jessop
   wrote   
Goldfinder
A British diver and treasure hunter.
Kurt Vonnegut
   wrote   
A Man Without a Country
2007
Lauren Bacall
   wrote   
By Myself and Then Some
Actress
Lawrence Durrell
   wrote   
Bitter Lemons
British novelist, poet dramatist and travel writer, the book describes the three years (1953-1956) he spent on the island of Cyprus.
Lenny Bruce
   wrote   
How To Talk Dirty and Influence People
The scathing, social satirist and comedian, who died in 1966 aged 40 of a drug overdose.
Leonard Nimoy
   wrote   
I Am Not Spock
American actor, best known for playing Spock on Star Trek.
Lloyd Kaufman
   wrote   
All I Need To Know About Filmmaking I Learned From The Toxic Avenger
He is the co-founder of B-movie company Troma Entertainment
Luciano Pavarotti
   wrote   
Luciano Pavarotti: My Own Story
Published 1982
Mahatma Gandhi
   wrote   
The Story of My Experiments With Truth
Published 1927. aka Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Marguerite De Angeli
   wrote   
Butter at the Old Price: The Autobiography of
American children's author and illustrator, it is an account of her life and work
Mary Wilson
   wrote   
Dreamgirl: My Life As a Supreme
One of the founding members of the Supremes
Matthew Alexander Henson
   wrote   
A Black Explorer at The North Pole
African American explorer and long time companion of Robert Perry
Maya Angelou
   wrote   
All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes
Part of her multi-volume autobiography
Maya Angelou
   wrote   
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
1969
Maya Angelou
   wrote   
A Song Flung Up to Heaven
Sixth and final volume of her autobiography.
May Sarton
   wrote   
Journal of a Solitude
1973
Michael Caine
   wrote   
What's It All About
Michael Craig
   wrote   
The Smallest Giant
British actor, who has worked both in Britain and Australia
Michael Palin
   wrote   
Diaries 1969-1979: The Python Years
English - From part of the Monty Python team that included Graham Chapman and John Cleese.
Nelson Mandela
   wrote   
Long Walk to Freedom
Nina Simone
   wrote   
I Put A Spell On You
An American singer, songwriter.
Paramahansa Yogananda
   wrote   
Autobiography of a Yogi
He was an Indian yogi and guru.
Patricia Hearst
   wrote   
Every Secret Thing
Tells the story about how Hearst was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army.
Patti Boyd
   wrote   
Wonderful Today: George Harrison, Eric Clapton and Me
English model and photographer
Peter Abelard
   wrote   
Historia Calmitatum
The book was written in Latin, he is one of medieval Frances most important intellectual and a pioneer of scholastic philosophy.
Piers Anthony
   wrote   
How Precious Was That While
American writer in Science Fiction and Fantasy
Piri Thomas
   wrote   
Down Those Mean Streets
A Latino of Puerto Rican-Cuban who is influential in the Nuyorican movement as a writer and poet.
Polly Adler
   wrote   
A House is Not a Home
A famous New York madam.
Primo Levi
   wrote   
If This Is a Man
1947; Describes his arrest as a member of the Italian anti-fascist resistance and his incarceration at Auschwitz
Queen Noor
   wrote   
Leap of Faith: Memoirs of an Unexpected Life
Published 2003. American born Queen of Jordan, present King's Mother
Richard B. Johnson
   wrote   
Abominable Firebug
American author, the book is about survival as one of America's throwaway children
Richard Rodriguez
   wrote   
Hunger of Memory
Highlights the complexities of Rodriguez's life from youth to adulthood.
Richard Wright
   wrote   
Black Boy
American writer, tells the story of his troubled youth and race relations in the South
Roald Dahl
   wrote   
Going Solo
Welsh novelist, continuation of his autobiographic volume, Boy:Tales of Childhood
Robert Graves
   wrote   
Goodbye To All That
The work is a landmark anti-war memoir of life in the trenches during World War I.
Robin Maugham
   wrote   
Escape from the Shadows
Refers to the three huge shadows over Maughams life, his father, his uncle, the writer W. Somerset Maugham and his homosexuality.
Ronald Reagan
   wrote   
An American Life
Published 1990
Ronald Reagan
   wrote   
Where's The Rest Of Me?
First published 1965, updated 1985
Ron Kovic
   wrote   
Born on the Fourth of July
Rosalind Russell
   wrote   
Life is a Banquet
Russ Meyer
   wrote   
A Clean Breast
3 volume autobiography, he was an American motion picture director and photographer
Sidney Poitier
   wrote   
Measure of a Man
American actor. He explores elements of character and personal values
Simon Cowell
   wrote   
I Don't Mean To Be Rude, But....
A judge on American idol.
Sir Edmund Hillary
   wrote   
Nothing Venture, Nothing Win
Published 1975
Sirin Phatanothai
   wrote   
The Dragon's Pearl
Telling her experiences growing up in the 50's and 60's among the leaders of China.
Sita Ram Goel
   wrote   
How I Became A Hindu
A writer and publisher, influential in late 20th century Hindu nationalist circles.
St Augustine
   wrote   
Confessions
C. 400
Stuart Christie
   wrote   
Granny Made Me An Anarchist
Scottish anarchist, he is well known for his attempt to assassinate Spanish Dictator Francisco Franco.
Tenzin Gyatso
   wrote   
Freedom in Exile
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
Thomas De Quincey
   wrote   
Confessions Of An English Opium Eater
1821
Thomas Merton
   wrote   
The Seven Storey Mountain
1948
Tina Turner
   wrote   
I, Tina
Tells about her initial rise to fame.
Traci Lords
   wrote   
Underneath It All
American film actresses and former underage porn star
Ulysses S. Grant
   wrote   
Memoirs
American former (18th) President and General in American Civil War
Vladimir Nabokov
   wrote   
Speak, Memory
Russian-American author
William Shatner
   wrote   
Star Trek Memories
Canadian actor who played Captain James T Kirk
Zora Neale Hurston
   wrote   
Dust Tracks on the Road
American folklorist


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