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A biography can never be completely true A biography is an account of someones or somethings life as written by someone else other than the person Previous biographies that have been written may have been slanted or bias this means that the author writing the biography has taken a one sided opinion Authors who admire their subject may enhance exaggerate or leave out sections of that persons life to make it appear unblemished They want to sensationalize the persons biography so that it sells more copies Many amateur authors write biographies these are usually unauthorized and they may present false information Biographies can never be completely true as they may be unauthorized altered or present bias information If previous well known biographies have had sections of the subjects life left out the author is unable to write a truthful account If someone has had a difficult time in their life that the public doesnt know about the author may exclude it from their biography to make the subjects life sound better or to protect the subject For example in Lance Armstrongs biography Its Not About the Bike it emphasizes that he won seven Tour de France titles without taking drugs to enhance his performance This is not completely true as these facts have now been proven to be false This biography is an example of an enhanced biography that has had sections left out as it doesnt say in his biography that he took performance enhancing drugs Biographies that have had sections left out or altered means that biographies can never be completely true Many biographers have written bias or slanted biographies This means that they have only written one side of the story normally the good sides to make the person being written about appear unblemished For example in Marilyn Monroes online biography on Bio True Story the author is slanting towards the good side of Marilyns life It
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