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What Makes A Good Biography or Autobiography?

What are the aspects involved for authors writing a biography or autobiography worth reading?

  • The best biographies are the one that are not scarred to show the true flaws of a political figure or entertainment figure. This not to villanize them, but instead makes them more human, and it shows that even they had flaws. – Aaron Hatch 7 years ago
  • I think good biographies/autobiographies have a good narrative flow to them. They read like a story, not just a presentation of facts and dates. I also agree with the character development aspect of good (auto)biographies. Personally, I enjoy David McCullough's works--he's written about Harry Truman, Ben Franklin, John Adams, to name a few. – S.A. Takacs 7 years ago

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