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Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America

Linda Tirado · Putnam
Pages: 195
Format: Book

One of the Best 5 Books of 2014 - Esquire"I've been waiting for this book for a long time. Well, not this book, because I never imagined that the book I was waiting for would be so devastatingly smart and funny, so consistently entertaining and unflinchingly on target. In fact, I would...
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The Life and Legends of Calamity Jane

Richard W. Etulain · University of Oklahoma Press; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Everyone knows the name Calamity Jane. Scores of dime novels and movie and TV Westerns have portrayed this original Wild West woman as an adventuresome, gun-toting hellion. Although Calamity Jane has probably been written about more than any other woman of the nineteenth-century American...
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SELF-ish: A Transgender Awakening

Chloe Schwenke · Red Hen Press
Pages: 260
Format: Paperback

SELF-ish is a narrative drawn from an international life, beginning with some early glimpses out at the world by a girl in a boy's body. Chloe Schwenke was raised as Stephen in a Marine Corps family, and was sent off at age fourteen to "man-up" at a military academy. Later -- and still...
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Okay Fine Whatever The Year I Went from Being Afraid of Everything to Only Being Afraid of Most Things

· Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 307
Format: Hardcover

The "hilarious and poignant" story of one chronically anxious woman's quest to become braver by seeking out the kinds of experiences she's spent her life avoiding. (Cheryl Strayed) For most of her life (and even during her years as the host of a popular radio show) , Courtenay...
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Reagan Rising: The Decisive Years, 1976-1980

Craig Shirley · Broadside Books
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

With a Foreword by Jon MeachamNew York Times bestselling biographer Craig Shirley charts Ronald Reagan's astonishing rise from the ashes of his lost 1976 presidential bid to overwhelming victory in 1980. American conservatism - and the nation itself - would never be the same.In 1976,...
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Kitchen Yarns: Notes on Life, Love, and Food

ANN HOOD · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

In this warm collection of personal essays and recipes, best-selling author Ann Hood nourishes both our bodies and our souls.From her Italian-American childhood through raising and feeding a growing family and cooking with her new husband, food writer Michael Ruhlman, Ann Hood has long...
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H. H. Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil

Adam Selzer · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 472
Format: Hardcover

America's first and most notorious serial killer and his diabolical killing spree during the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago.H. H. Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil is the first truly comprehensive book examining the life and career of a murderer who has become one of America's...
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The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories

Marina Keegan · Scribner
Format: Hardcover

An affecting and hope-filled posthumous collection of essays and stories from the talented young Yale graduate whose title essay captured the worlds attention in 2012 and turned her into an icon for her generation. Marina Keegans star was on the rise when she graduated magna cum laude...
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Leila's Secret

Kooshyar Karimi · Penguin Random House Australia
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback

Born in a slum, Kooshyar Karimi transformed himself into an award-winning writer as well as a successful doctor, whose conscience won't let him turn away the unmarried women who beg him to save their lives by ending pregnancies that would see them stoned to death. One of those women...
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Turning the tables : from housewife to inmate and back again

Teresa Giudice · Gallery Books
Pages: 261
Format: Print book

The star of The Real Housewives of New Jersey and three-time New York Times bestselling author offers a behind-the-scenes look at life in prison, her marriage, her rise to fame, the importance of her family, and the reality TV franchise that made her a household name in her explosive and ultimately...
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To Siri With Love: A Mother, her Autistic Son, and the Kindness of Machines

Judith Newman · HarperCollins Publishers
Pages: 228
Format: Hardcover

From the author of the viral New York Times piece ''To Siri with Love'' comes a collection of touching and hilarious stories about a 13-year-old autistic boy and his intimate relationship with Apple's automated personal assistant, Siri.When Judith Newman shared the story of how Apple's...
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Leaving Before the Rains Come

Alexandra Fuller · Penguin Press
Pages: 258
Format: Print book

New York Times Bestseller"One of the gutsiest memoirs I've ever read. And the writing--oh my god the writing." --Entertainment Weekly A child of the Rhodesian wars and daughter of two deeply complicated parents, Alexandra Fuller is no stranger to pain. But the disintegration of Fuller's...
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The Big Tiny: A Built-It-Myself Memoir

Dee Williams · Blue Rider Press, a member of Penguin Group (USA)
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Dee Williams's life changed in an instant, with a near-death experience in the aisle of her local grocery store. Diagnosed with a heart condition at age forty-one, she was all too suddenly reminded that life is short, time is precious, and she wanted to be spending hers with the people...
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My Love Story: A Memoir

TINA TURNER · Atria Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Tina Turner - the long-reigning queen of rock & roll and living legend - sets the record straight about her illustrious career and complicated personal life in this eye-opening and compelling memoir.From her early years in Nutbush, Tennessee to her rise to fame alongside Ike Turner...
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Falling: A Daughter, a Father, and a Journey Back

Elisha Cooper · Pantheon
Pages: 146
Format: Print book

Elisha Cooper spends his mornings creating children s books and his afternoons playing with his two daughters. But when he discovers a lump in five-year-old Zoe s midsection as she sits on his lap at a Chicago Cubs game, everything changes. Surgery, sleepless nights, months of treatment,...
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