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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Written by a professional author based on conversations with the subject.

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Examples

  • In her as-told-to autobiography Lena by Richard Schickel, Horne recounts the enormous pressures she and her husband faced as an interracial married couple.

    Lena Horne Passes «

  • And while the magazine features an as-told-to essay by chef Harold McGee, with illustrations, about alkaline noodles—the kinky yellow noodles used in ramen—and alkalinity in food, the app offers an appearance by Mr. McGee explaining the subject while sitting at a teacher's desk that appears to be flying through space.

    iPad App or Magazine? A Chef Orders One of Each

  • Several of its chapters end with lively dialogues between Mr. Peres and his co-writer that are a creative way of handling the teller/as-told-to relationship, and some of Mr. Peres's personal reminiscences of Ben-Gurion and his entourage are delightful.

    The Line Between Bold and Reckless

  • Liberally adapted from the as-told-to autobiography of middleweight boxing champion Jake LaMotta, "Raging Bull" — as predominantly imagined by Messrs. Scorsese and De Niro, though Paul Schrader and Mardik Martin take screenplay credits — is raw and bruising, both physically and psychologically.

    Fighting Hard to Be Seen

  • And while the magazine features an as-told-to essay by chef Harold McGee, with illustrations, about alkaline noodles—the kinky yellow noodles used in ramen—and alkalinity in food, the app offers an appearance by Mr. McGee explaining the subject while sitting at a teacher's desk that appears to be flying through space.

    iPad App or Magazine? A Chef Orders One of Each

  • As the queen of the 1970s blaxploitation movies, Grier stands assured that her as-told-to autobiography will be welcomed by film-studies collections high and low.

    HW Pick: Foxy: My Life in Three Acts «

  • This small flaw, I guess, must be laid at the door of her "as-told-to" amanuensis, John Miller.

    Judi Dench's wry, shy take on a glorious stage career

  • Most early stories about him spelled his name “Cassidy,” but when the Washington Post ran an as-told-to series under his byline in 1930, this was persuasively established that “Cassiday” was correct.

    LAST CALL

  • Life magazine ran an as-told-to feature that November that included photos of the punishment of the Tibetan border guards, who were lashed and put in stocks.

    An Odyssey Through Wartime China

  • Most early stories about him spelled his name “Cassidy,” but when the Washington Post ran an as-told-to series under his byline in 1930, this was persuasively established that “Cassiday” was correct.

    LAST CALL

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