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Elizabeth Taylor, Nibbles and Me (1946)
This is all you need to know: It's the book Taylor wrote about her pet chipmunk when she was 14.
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Elizabeth Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor: Her Own True Bestselling Story (1967)
It was panned as lightweight and insignificant — but it's the only autobiography Taylor ever published. (Out of print)
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Elizabeth Taylor, Elizabeth Takes Off (1988)
The best line from Taylor's weight-loss memoir: ''It's a wonder I didn't explode.''
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Sheridan Morley, Elizabeth Taylor: A Celebration (1989)
An intelligent and measured assessment from a British film critic. (Out of print)
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Alexander Walker, Elizabeth: The Life of Elizabeth Taylor (1991)
A bio that was lively and colorful without ever being gossipy.
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Donald Spoto, A Passion for Life: The Biography of Elizabeth Taylor (1995)
A Passion for Life unabashedly restored Taylor to the role that always suited her best: The Hollywood legend with violet eyes to die for.
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Gianni Bozzacchi, Elizabeth Taylor: The Queen and I (2002)
Never-before-seen photos from Taylor's longtime personal photographer, who first met the actress on the set of The Comedians in Africa in 1965.
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Elizabeth Taylor, My Love Affair With Jewelry (2003)
Forget the 1967 memoir (which didn't reveal much) or 1988's Elizabeth Takes Off: This luxe coffee-table book — featuring Taylor's jaw-dropping diamonds, rubies, and emeralds, with details about each piece's provenance — was as close to a real memoir as the star ever got.
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William J. Mann, How to be a Movie Star: Elizabeth Taylor in Hollywood (2009)
Probably the best of the recent biographies: an intimate, juicy, detailed chronicle of the years when Taylor was at the peak of her fame (and tabloid notoriety).
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Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger, Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the Century (2010)
The Taylor-Burton love affair — covered so sensationally by the tabloids — is a familiar one. But this book brought something new to the story: Burton's love letters to his wife.