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  Autobiography Summary and Analysis Summary
Autobiography is a form of religious literature with an ancient lineage in the Christian, Islamic, and Tibetan Buddhist traditions.
An autobiography, from the Greek autos, 'self', bios, 'life'; and graphein, 'write', is a biography written by the subject or composed conjointly with a collaborative writer (styled "as told to" or "with").
In an autobiography being published after her assassination, Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto said she was warned that four suicide bomber squads would try to kill her, one led by Osama bin Laden's 16-year-old son.The former Pakistan prime minister — who was killed in Rawalpindi...
www.bookrags.com /Autobiography   (417 words)

  Autobiography - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An autobiography (from the Greek auton, 'self', bios, 'life' and graphein, 'write') is a biography written by the subject or composed conjointly with a collaborative writer (styled "as told to" or "with").
Such autobiographies, often written by a ghostwriter, are routinely published on the lives of professional athletes and media celebrities—and to a lesser extent about politicians.
Benjamin Franklin, The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, 1869
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Autobiography   (734 words)

 Autobiography (Ashlee Simpson album) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Autobiography is the debut album by American pop rock singer Ashlee Simpson.
In the U.S., Autobiography was 2004's biggest debut album by a female artist, and in September the RIAA gave the album a triple platinum certification.
Simpson's success in album sales with Autobiography compares favorably with that of her sister Jessica, who, despite having several hits since 1999, has not as of 2005 had a number one album; as of August 2005, Autobiography has also sold more copies than any of Jessica's albums.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Autobiography_(Ashlee_Simpson_album)   (2391 words)

 Autobiography - Adoption Encyclopedia
Often requested by adoption agencies, the autobiography is a written history of the adoptive parent, including educational background, career and a variety of other information; also called a profile or a RESUME.
The agency staff may use the autobiography to help them evaluate the family in the HOME STUDY or family study process.
Some agencies also provide nonidentifying autobiographies to pregnant women or birthmothers considering adoption and ask them to select which adoptive parents they would like for their child.
encyclopedia.adoption.com /entry/autobiography/51/1.html   (201 words)

 Shades of Deeper Meaning: On Writing Autobiography   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Autobiography’s origin as narrative that arises from a dialogue with the self and about the self in relation to others and a particular cultural landscape distinguishes autobiography and makes it especially appropriate for teaching advanced writing students about the subtle features inherent in the complex act of writing as social discourse.
And because autobiography depends on the “inner conversations” with the self and “internalized others” in the process of social construction, writing autobiography can become a means to self-knowledge that serves as a valuable adjunct to academic writing.
Creating a voice of one’s own from voices one has known in autobiography and thereby tracing one’s presence in “its narrative form” means that we must identify and grapple with the many relationships that exist between the self and others, and how others, in turn, affect the development of the emerging self.
jac.gsu.edu /jac/9/Articles/11.htm   (5076 words)

Biographies, as well as autobiographies, provide insights into a creator's work; and, where both are available, it could be informative to compare the two.
Autobiography is not the story of a life; it is the recreation or the discovery of one.
Often, of course, autobiography is merely a collection of well-rehearsed anecdotes; but, intelligently written, it is the revelation, to the reader and the writer, of the writer's conception of the life he or she has lived.
www.scils.rutgers.edu /~kvander/biography.html   (658 words)

 How to Write an Autobiography - wikiHow
If you are famous, an autobiography may be the only way to tell your side of the story and defend your legacy against those infamous "unauthorized biographies." Regardless of your situation, there's no time like the present to start writing about your past.
Of course, you may not be able to copy the memorabilia that accompanies your autobiography, so you still have to think about what you intend to do with your original work and other items such as medals or bulky heirlooms.
An autobiography is like a self-written biography; it outlines the events and experiences of the author in a factual way.
www.wikihow.com /Write-an-Autobiography   (1684 words)

 how to write an autobiography   (Site not responding. Last check: )
When writing an autobiography, you focus on three major things: who you are in life, what life means to you and what your outlook on the future is.
"Autobiographies have been written since A.D. 400 when an early Christian leader, Saint Augustine, wrote his." An autobiography is information about one's own life written by that one person.
The first thing you do when writing an autobiography is start off with a lot of facts about your life; for example, when and where you were born, where you live (city and state), where you go to school and who you live with.
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 Autobiography CD Review | Ashlee Simpson | Pieces of Me | Unreachable | Lyric | Music | Picture   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Her debut album, Autobiography, debuted at number one on the charts and tracks from the disc have been tearing up the charts ever since.
If you think Autobiography is going to be jam-packed with Jessica Simpson-type songs and lyrics, you'll be looking in the wrong place.
Autobiography is a disc that'll have you rockin' from the second you pop it in your CD player.
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 Literary Encyclopedia: Autobiography
Autobiography is most commonly defined as.the biography of a person narrated by that person., or.the story of a person's life as told by him or herself..
Autobiographers may leave out whatever they wish, and include anything from human geography to reproach; they may turn their books into a litany, a confession, an apology, a cathartic act, a collection of anecdotes or gossip, or even into a space to wash dirty laundry.
Similarly they may choose where to begin or end, and the subject's name may not necessarily correspond to the author's (as in Gertrude Stein's Autobiography of Alice B Toklas); for some people reveal their lives only when consciously revealing the life of another.
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 Books: The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Ben Franklin was many things, but perhaps more than anything else he was a politician, and there is no more reason to expect an unbiased autobiography from Franklin than from any other politician.
, a collection that educator William Allan Neilson called "a reading course unparalleled in comprehensiveness and authority." Franklin's autobiography was the first work in the first volume of this set; it served to illustrate Eliot's ideal of the self-educated citizen.
Changes for this edition include the use of HTML format, the addition of margins and italics, and the division of Franklin's text into eight parts.
books.eserver.org /nonfiction/franklin   (269 words)

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 autobiography   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The first four chapters of his autobiography were in his original handwriting -- written with a pencil containing indelible lead.
In addition to his autobiography there was a discourse on circumstances and happenings in the early days of the church written in his own hand.
An additional 50 copies of this autobiography were produced from the original duplicating masters in August, 1966.
www.softcom.net /users/paulandsteph/jspb/autobiography.html   (1625 words)

 Borders - Store Inventory - Title Detail - Autobiography
It could be argued that this makeover for the star of the square WB TV series 7th Heaven is a bit too calculated, but regardless of the intent, the end result still works far better than that of her big sister's albums.
It's heavy on guitars and light on dance beats, although those are bubbling under the layers and layers of six-strings, and Ashlee has adopted a growl that may come out closer to a mousey squeak, but the attitude is appreciated all the same.
Not only is she trying hard -- and, in the case of "Lala," trying way too hard to be sexy -- but she's succeeding in creating an album that feels like a bubblegum version of Pink's M!ssundaztood, even if it's not quite as catchy.
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 Self Publishing Your Autobiography - Sample Autobiography
Most authors who have undertaken the task of writing an autobiography will often say that computer software posed a significant challenge to them.
The two most common binding styles for an autobiography are hardcover and paperback binding.
The advantage to producing your autobiography in hardcover is the low minimum order of only 50 copies.
www.artbookbindery.com /AutobiographyComplete.htm   (2231 words)

 My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla
This autobiography is released to remedy this situation.
Tesla's autobiography, the text of which is included in these pages, is available in paperback.
This autobiography was originally printed as a series of six magazine articles in "The Electrical Experimenter" magazine.
www.lucidcafe.com /library/96jul/teslaautobio.html   (411 words)

 Mark Twain's Autobiography   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Mark Twain planned his autobiography for publication long after his death in order to give himself complete freedom to comment on his life experiences and the people he knew.
Neider's edition of the autobiography sparked international controversy during the height of the Cold War when literary critics in the Soviet Union claimed that Mark Twain's writings were being systematically censored in the United States.
A May 1899 interview about Mark Twain's autobiography in which he states his plan to withhold it from publication for one hundred years so he can tell the whole truth.
www.boondocksnet.com /twaintexts/autobiography   (961 words)

 Archiving Early America
Known today as "The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin," this classic piece of Americana was originally written for Franklin's son William, then the Governor of New Jersey.
Franklin wrote the first five chapters of his autobiography in England in 1771, resumed again thirteen years later (1784-85) in Paris and later in 1788 when he returned to the United States.
Considered to be the greatest autobiography produced in Colonial America, Franklin's Autobiography is published here in 14 chapters.
www.earlyamerica.com /lives/franklin   (197 words)

 Abraham Lincoln's Autobiographies of 1858-60
Lincoln wrote this second autobiography for Jesse Fell, a long-time Illinois Republican friend who was a native of Pennsylvania.
Lincoln enclosed the autobiography in a letter to Fell which said, "There is not much of it, for the reason, I suppose, that there is not much of me."
If any personal description of me is thought desirable, it may be said, I am, in height, six feet, four inches, nearly; lean in flesh, weighing on an average one hundred and eighty pounds; dark complexion, with coarse fl hair, and grey eyes--no other marks or brands recollected.
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 Harry Smith
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF Life of Sir Harry Smith here offered to the public consists of an Autobiography covering the period 1787 to 1846 (illustrated by notes and appendices), and some supplementary chapters contributed by myself on the last period of Sir Harry's life (1846-1860).
It appeared to me and to friends whom I consulted that the Autobiography was so full of romantic adventure and at the same time of such solid historical value that it ought no longer to remain unpublished, and Mr.
As the year of his birth is constantly given as 1788, it is worth while to state that the Baptismal Register of St. Mary's, Whittlesey, proves him to have been born on 28th June, 1787.
digital.library.upenn.edu /women/hsmith/autobiography/harry.html   (2788 words)

 Autobiography of Mrs Gilbert
The Autobiography with which the work opens, passes to some extent over the same ground as the memoir of Jane Taylor by her brother; but as a personal narrative of an almost unique family life, it is told very differently, and with large additions.
The Autobiography ceases early, but it is believed that the loss will be compensated by the brightness and freshness of the extracts from correspondence, of which the [Page vii] rest is mainly composed.
A few selections, poetical and other, taken from a mass of material, as illustrative of character or circumstance, complete the portrait of a clear and active mind, and show the outlook of their author upon great questions, both of this day and of every day.
digital.library.upenn.edu /women/taylor/autobiography/autobiography.html   (17519 words)

 Leonard Woolf: An Autobiography - book review
He was a political activist and one of the founders of the League of Nations (which became the United Nations); he was a novelist and a journalist; and throughout the whole of his adult life he was a professional publisher, in charge of the very successful Hogarth Press, which he founded.
The first volume of his autobiography deals with his childhood in a prosperous upper middle-class Jewish family and his early memories of growing up in late Victorian London, then his intellectual flowering when he went to Cambridge.
Leonard Woolf went up in my estimation as a result of reading this memoir, and I am looking forward now to both his collected leters, and in particular to the letters he exchanged on almost a daily basis with his lover Trekkie Parsons.
www.mantex.co.uk /reviews/l-woolf_2.htm   (910 words)

 Autobiography of a Yogi, by Paramhansa Yogananda: Complete 1946 edition online
"Autobiography of a Yogi" is not an ordinary book.
To read its message of hope to all truthseekers is to begin a great adventure.
Publishers Notes, from Crystal Clarity Publishers, provides information about this edition of the "Autobiography of a Yogi," along with frequently asked questions about this great book.
www.ananda.org /inspiration/books/ay   (387 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Keane: The Autobiography: Roy Keane, Eamon Dunphy: Books
His constant references to Mick McCarthy as "Captain Fantastic" (a sarcastic reference to the title of McCarthy's own autobiography of a decade ago) are pure Dunphy.
You don't have to be Irish, A Man Utd fan or a beer drinker to appreciate the autobiography of a true leader.
Although this is an autobiography, this is also an exploration into what has made Roy Keane the player he is today.
www.amazon.co.uk /Keane-Autobiography-Roy/dp/0718145542   (1341 words)

 Autobiography of a Yogi, by Paramhansa Yogananda – Crystal Clarity Publishers
Autobiography of a Yogi, by Paramhansa Yogananda – Crystal Clarity Publishers
Followers of many religious traditions have come to recognize Autobiography of a Yogi as a masterpiece of spiritual literature.
Read a sample chapter from Autobiography of a Yogi.
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