- (of a biographical account) written by a professional author using information from personal conversations with the subject.
- an as-told-to biography.
Origin of as-told-to
First recorded in 1925–30
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Examples from the Web for as-told-to
Over the years, Crawford has been largely silent, speaking out only for an as-told-to obituary to Houston published in Esquire.Inside the Lifetime Whitney Houston Movie’s Lesbian Lover Storyline
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But she did leave an “as-told-to” biography, written in 1797, when she was in her late-30s.The Cross-Dressing Revolutionary: Alex Myers’ New Novel
February 4, 2014