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Interesting question this week, but then again, aren’t they all?

Which do you prefer? Biographies written about someone? Or Autobiographies written by the actual person (and/or ghost-writer)?

I prefer biographies written about someone more than I do autobiographies.  I like to read about historical figures, as I think they are more interesting.  Yes, I have and will read the occasional memoir or autobiography, but if I have to choose one, I’ll go with the biography of the historical person every time.  This preference reflects my love of history.  I also am slightly distrustful of autobiographies.  I personally feel that anyone who feels the need to write an entire book about him or herself suffers from an overly-large ego.  I also question their motivation behind writing such a book.  What makes them more interesting, or deserving, than you or me?  So, my natural preference for anything historical and my skepticism draw me to biographies. 

What about you?  What is your preference? 

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