What Is the Name of Kim Jong Il's Autobiography?


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Kim Jong Il wrote two official autobiographies: "Kim Jong Il: Brief History," published in 1998, and "Kim Jong Il: Biography," published in 2005. American writer Michael Malice also based "Dear Reader: The Unauthorized Autobiography of Kim Jong Il" on Kim's works, according to his interview with Voice of America.

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Malice read a large number of unspecified books by Kim and wrote "Dear Reader" by putting together Kim's words from the books, as he states in an interview with Voice of America. Although Malice uses words from Kim's propaganda for the North Korean public, Malice's book is geared towards American or Western readers.

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