What are the characteristics of autobiographies?
An autobiography is an account of a person's life told by that person. Autobiographies use the first person 'I' and are based on a person's truthful life experience. Topics include personal triumphs, failures, hardships, thought-provoking problem situations, or personal needs that the reader can identify with. Exceptional human experiences such as mystical, psychic, and death-related experiences are usually left out. The overall account reads as a story of that person's life experience.