All autobiographies serve a purpose beyond income, fame and book tours. They are the author’s opportunity to redefine themselves as they see themselves. A scoundrel’s autobiography is his or her big chance to whitewash their identity and try to make their shocking actions somehow “okay.” An honest person’s autobiography is their big chance to tell their side of the story and divulge the details no one knew, until now, to recapture the good reputation they may’ve lost through being the victim of gossip, lies and secrets. They will come off smelling like a rose. In both cases, the autobiography is all about defining yourself.