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autobiography

noun uk   /ˌɔː.tə.baɪˈɒɡ.rə.fi/ us    /ˌɑː.t̬ə.baɪˈɑː.ɡrə-/
[C] a book about a person's life, written by that person: Tony Blair's autobiography was a bestseller.
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[U] the area of literature relating to such books: His life story is recounted in two fascinating volumes of autobiography.
autobiographer
noun [C] uk   /-fər/ us    /-fɚ/
someone who writes (an) autobiography: Biographers tend to be more accurate and objective than autobiographers.
autobiographical
adjective uk   /ˌɔː.təˌbaɪ.əˈɡræf.ɪ.kəl/ us    /ˌɑː.t̬ə-/
an autobiographical story/novel/poem
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