biography written by the subject
An autobiography is a biography in which the author writes about his or her own life. It is a self-written account of one's own life.
It is one of the earliest form of literature, but the word itself is quite modern.
The word comes from the Greek stems "auto" (meaning "self"), "bio“ (meaning "life"), and "graph" (meaning "write").
- ↑ Pascal, Roy (1960). Design and truth in autobiography. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.