• Author Stephanie Hart

Reasons to Read Biographies& Autobiographies

Biographies and autobiographies allow you to sit alongside the author as they drive you through their life’s story. You’re invisible but present. You experience what they’ve experienced in a wholly different but intimate way. You cry or laugh as they did and get to learn all the life lessons that they did along the way.


What Is a Biography?


A biography refers to a book about someone’s life but one that’s written by someone else. The person who is the center of the biography is the biographee or subject. The one who writes the biography is the biographer.


On the other hand, an autobiography is a book someone writes about their own life experiences.


What Is the Purpose of a Biographyand an Autobiography and Why Should You Seriously Consider Reading More of Them?


Although reading biographies and autobiographies is similar to reading books in other genres, they offer unique benefits:


1. Biographies and autobiographies allow you to glance further in the future.

2. They provide practical knowledge and tell you how to deal with certain life situations.

3. They promote self-discovery. There can be valuable and successful shortcuts in the book that help you to improve and get results in almost any area of your life.

4. They allow you to see the world from a different perspective.

5. They provide inspiration and motivation.


How Do Biographies and Autobiographies Help You Learn?


With each passing day, we learn something new. And as growing human beings, the amount of knowledge we can acquire is vast and unending. By listening to someone’s words and applying their knowledge and experience to your life, biographies and autobiographies can change your life for the better.


Both biographies and autobiographies not only tell you what people have gone through in their lives but also provide insight into their emotional struggle during the process of their development.


You can choose to let a biography mentor you and allow yourself the chance to think about what life lessons they may have to offer.


Mirror Mirror: A Collection of Memoirs and Storiesis an autobiography I’ve written about my own life. In this book I interpret incidents in my own life. Mydescriptive writing style takes you through fast-paced vignettes about pivotal moments in mylife. I hope you truly enjoy experiencing what my story has to offer.

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