Malcolm X choose to create his biography with writer, Alex Haley. He thought that the tranformative story of his life would be of great value to his readers. He was 100% correct. I am hard-pressed to think of another biography that has so positively influenced others.
In an excerpt from his autobiography, Malcolm X states: "I have given this book so much of whatever time I have because I feel, and I hope, that if I honestly and fully tell my life's account, read objectively it might be a testimony of some social value."