autobiography vs biography : Common Errors in English

About autobiography vs biography

When you write the story of your own life, you write an autobiography; but when you write the story of someone else’s life, it’s just a plain old biography.

autobiography Meaning(s)

  • (n) a biography of yourself

biography Meaning(s)

  • (n) an account of the series of events making up a person's life

autobiography in News

  1. Gary Burton to Celebrate 70th with Album, Tour, Book

    Vibraphone great Gary Burton, who turned 70 on Jan. 23, plans to release a new album and his autobiography. In addition, Burton will launch a new 12-city tour in September.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: JazzTimes Magazine

  2. Channing Tatum - from big to huge? The box office will tell all

    For the nostalgia buff in me, I adored the Vanity Fair article by Peter Evans, the man who was to ghost write Ava Gardner's autobiography. However, that book was never published, in part because Evans was being sued by Frank Sinatra. (The author had the temerity to mention Sinatra's mob associations.) In time, the book was abandoned and Ava went on to work with another writer on "My Story."
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  3. Life on Two Legs - The Explosive New Autobiography That Rewrites 70s Rock History

    Norman Sheffield, founder of the legendary Trident Studios and original manager of rock band Queen, has written his autobiography and with it breaks his silence for the first time in forty years about what really went on behind closed doors at Trident and his relationship with Queen and Freddie Mercury. (PRWeb June 12, 2013) Read the full story at ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: PRWeb

biography in News

  1. Library is site for talk by Perkins

    FREEPORT — Jack Perkins, former journalist for NBC and the familiar voice behind the television show “Biography,” will appear at Freeport Community Library on June 15. The location was incorrect in a news brief on Page A2 of Friday’s edition. read more
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Times Record

  2. Republicans Begging for Money to Put Massachusetts Senate Seat In Play

    On paper, Gabriel Gomez is the type of Senate candidate Republican strategists have been waiting for. A former Navy SEAL who's the son of Colombian immigrants, his biography is tailor-made for big-money donors to salivate over.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: National Journal via Yahoo! News

  3. Oak Park author’s latest biography looks at wife of actor Paul Robeson

    OAK PARK — Barbara Ransby, historian, writer and activist, recently discussed her new biography, “Eslanda: The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson,” at the Oak Park Public Library. For Dr. Ransby, the book’s subject, Eslanda Cardozo Goode Robeson, is fascinating as an individual and as a means of entry into the tumultuous social period in which she lived. “I’ve spoken in many ...
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Oak Park Leaves

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