Ecce Homo: How One Becomes What One Is (German: Ecce homo: Wie man wird, was man ist) is the autobiography of German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), written in late 1888 before he finally succumbed to insanity.
It is the brilliant author’s own interpretation of his life, works and development as a philosopher. It offers his perspective of the heroes that he has identified with - Schopenhauer, Wagner, Socrates, and Christ. Curiously self-lauding and at the same time self-mocking, revealing and intriguing in many ways, Nietzsche’s final work is a definitive expression of a fragile human being and his belief in his own greatness, “Hear me! For I am such and such a person. Above all, do not mistake me for someone else!”