Welcome to the Library's page on finding Autobiographies and Biographies. Special notes:

NOTE 1: When reading an autobiography/memoir or other piece of work written by a person about themselves, keep in mind that memory bias can occur. Memory bias is a cognitive bias that either impairs or enhances the recall of a memory by altering the content of what we remember. These memory distortions show that memories are not stored as exact replicas of reality. (Anne-Laure Le Cunff, PhD, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London)

NOTE 2: A biographer’s take on the life they spotlight is necessarily biased by their own opinions. While this can add colour to the biography, it can sometimes be a really a fine line between fact and fiction. (Deepika Asthana)

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