Authorized vs. Unauthorized Biographies: How Are They Different?
Written by the MasterClass staff
Last updated: Aug 30, 2021 • 3 min read
An unauthorized biography is a book about a person’s life written without their permission or involvement in the book. From Frank Sinatra to Princess Diana, the rich and famous are often the subjects of unauthorized tell-alls—a boon for booksellers that is highly controversial.