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Florence Foster Jenkins

Nicholas Martin · St. Martin's Griffin
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

People may say that I couldn't sing. But no one can say that I didn't sing.' Despite lacking pitch, rhythm or tone, Florence Foster Jenkins became one of America's best-known sopranos, celebrated for her unique recordings and her sell-out concert at Carnegie Hall. Born in 1868 to wealthy...
Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell

DAVID YAFFE · Sarah Crichton Books
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

An intimate new biography of Joni Mitchell, one of the greatest musicians of the twentieth centuryJoni Mitchell is a cultural touchstone for generations of Americans. In her heyday she released ten experimental, challenging, and revealing albums; her lyrics captivated people with the beauty...
Coming of Age: The Sexual Awakening of Margaret Mead

Deborah Beatriz Blum · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

The startling coming-of-age story of famed anthropologist Margaret Mead whose radical ideas challenged the social and sexual norms of her time. The story begins in 1923, when twenty-two year old Margaret Mead is living in New York City, engaged to her childhood sweetheart and on the verge...
Lightning Strikes: Timeless Lessons in Creativity from the Life and Work of Nikola Tesla

John F. Wasik · Sterling
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Seventy years after his death, Nikola Tesla has become a rock star. Lightning Strikes examines his complete life and legacy, including Tesla's profound influence on everything from systems integration to drone warfare. Engineers, entrepreneurs, and academics will find it invaluable not only...
Chasing Hope: A Patient's Deep Dive into Stem Cells, Faith, and the Future

Richard M Cohen · Blue Rider Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

After more than four decades living with multiple sclerosis, New York Times bestselling author Richard M. Cohen finds a flicker of hope in a groundbreaking medical procedure.Richard Cohen struggles with failing limbs and is legally blind. He has survived two bouts of colon cancer and a life-threatening...
And Now We Have Everything: On Motherhood Before I Was Ready

Meaghan O'Connell · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

One of the most anticipated books of 2018 -- Esquire, Elle, Nylon, Huffington Post, The Rumpus, GoodReads, The Millions, BookRiot, The Week."The biggest compliment of all: I used several hours of daylight childcare hours reading this book, just because I didn't want to put it down."...
The Longest Kill: The Story of Maverick 41, One of the World's Greatest Snipers

Craig Harrison sniper · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

It takes a tough mindset to be a successful sniper, to be able to dig in for days on your own as you wait for your target, to stay calm on a battlefield when you yourself have become the target the enemy most want to take out. Craig Harrison has what it takes and in November 2009 in Afghanistan,...
Spies in the Family: An American Spymaster, His Russian Crown Jewel, and the Friendship That Helped End the Cold War

Eva Dillon · Harper
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A riveting true-life thriller and revealing memoir from the daughter of an American intelligence officer - the astonishing true story of two spies and their families on opposite sides of the Cold War.In the summer of 1975, seventeen-year-old Eva Dillon was living in New Delhi with her family...
Look at You Now: My Journey from Shame to Strength

Liz Pryor · Random House
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

For readers of Orange Is the New Black and The Glass Castle, a riveting memoir about a lifelong secret and a girl finding strength in the most unlikely place In 1979, Liz Pryor is a seventeen-year-old girl from a good family in the wealthy Chicago suburbs. Halfway through her senior year...
When Normal Blew Up: The Story of the People Who Died and the People Who Lived On

Joni Foster · Red Raku Press
Pages: 153
Format: Paperback

In 1967, in the small town of Circleville, Ohio, a man walked into an old-fashioned drug store on a busy Saturday and laid a smoking package on the pharmacy counter in the back. He shouted for everyone to leave, he had a bomb. The store owner grabbed the package and ran down the back...
The Price of Illusion: A Memoir

Joan Juliet Buck · Atria Books
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

From Joan Juliet Buck, former editor-in-chief of Paris Vogue comes her dazzling, compulsively readable memoir: a fabulous account of four decades spent in the creative heart of London, New York, Los Angeles, and Paris, chronicling her quest to discover the difference between glitter and gold,...
Astrid Lindgren: The Woman Behind Pippi Longstocking

Jens Andersen · Yale University Press
Pages: 360
Format: Hardcover

The first English‑language biography of Astrid Lindgren provides a moving and revealing portrait of the beloved Scandinavian literary icon whose adventures of Pippi Longstocking have influenced generations of young readers all over the world. Lindgren's sometimes turbulent life as an unwed...
Searching for booker wright.

Yvette Johnson · Atria Books
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

In this moving memoir, Yvette Johnson travels to Mississippi to uncover the true story of her grandfather and why he was murdered - a case that became the basis for the documentary Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story, which the Los Angeles Times called "a powerful personal portrait.""Have...
Stay Interesting: I Don't Always Tell Stories About My Life, but When I Do They're True and Amazing

Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A real-life memoir from the actor who played "The Most Interesting Man in the World" in the wildly popular television ads for Dos Equis.Jonathan Goldsmith's memoir features stories about his truly fascinating life both in and out of Hollywood: getting shot by John Wayne, competing...
The Destiny Thief: Essays on Writing, Writers and Life

Richard Russo · Knopf
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

A master of the novel, short story, and memoir, the best-selling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Everybody's Fool now gives us his very first collection of personal essays, ranging throughout writing and reading and living.In these nine essays, Richard Russo provides insight into his life...