What is the most sold autobiography?

Pos.TitleAv. Sales Per Day
1Child Called It,A250.26
2Sound of Laughter,The368.38
3At My Mother’s Knee :and Other Low Joints453.01
4Dreams from My Father:A Story of Race and Inheritance412.02

Are biographies or autobiographies better?

Degree of objectivity: A biography tends to be more objective than an autobiography. Biography writers typically gather information through a journalistic research project that includes reviewing records of events and interviews with the subject of the book and other people.

Why is memoir popular?

Issues of truthfulness in memoirs have become front page and talk show news. Reality TV shows, social networking sites on the Internet, blogs, oral history organizations like StoryCorps, and an explosion of information sources about the lives of celebrities, proclaim our fascination with this genre.

How many copies has becoming sold?

According to The New York Times, as of November 2020 the book has “sold 14 million copies worldwide, including more than 8 million in the U.S. and Canada”.

What are the best-selling or famous memoirs?

  • Educated by Tara Westover (2018)
  • Priestdaddy by Patricia Lockwood (2017)
  • Becoming by Michelle Obama (2018)
  • Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton (2018)
  • Know My Name by Chanel Miller (2019)
  • The Lonely City by Olivia Laing (2016)


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