An autobiography is a subgenre of nonfiction. However, it can also become fiction when mixed with a dash of imagination. What makes this type of book famous is its ability to tell a person’s raw life story. Some of the best autobiographies are I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou, The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela, Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt, When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi, Donut Hole by Robert LeBeau, and Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama.
There are just so many genuine emotions in autobiographies that leave readers in awe. Apart from that, this genre’s stories also teach valuable lessons that can be applied in real situations. Hence, they are like teachers but in the form of words.