You are writing an autobiography when you write your own life story. A writer who writes an autobiography is like a painter who paints a self-portrait.

If you intend to write your autobiography one day, it might be a good idea to start recording notes about your life in a diary. The author Gertrude Stein was being clever when she poked fun at the very idea of autobiography when she wrote her own memoirs but titled them The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, instead of The Autobiography of Gertrude Stein.

Definitions of autobiography

n a biography of yourself

an account of the author's personal experiences
Type of:
biography, life, life history, life story
an account of the series of events making up a person's life

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