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Katherine Paterson · Dial Books
Format: Hardcover

From her childhood in China to the moment she won her first National Book Award, literary icon Katherine Paterson shares the personal stories that inspired her children's books.Told with her trademark humor and heart, Paterson's tales reveal details about her life from her childhood...
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You'll Grow Out of It

Jessi Klein · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 291
Format: Hardcover

PEOPLE'S BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR!
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American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst

Jeffrey Toobin · Doubleday
Pages: 371
Format: Print book

From New Yorker staff writer and bestselling author of The Nine and The Run of His Life: The People v. O. J. Simpson, the definitive account of the kidnapping and trial that defined an insane era in American history On February 4, 1974, Patty Hearst, a sophomore in college and heiress...
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Undaunted: The Real Story of America's Servicewomen in Today's Military

Tanya Biank · NAL Caliber
Pages: 349
Format: Book

As she did so provocatively with military spouses in Army Wives, Tanya Biank gives us the inside story of women in today's military - their professional and personal challenges from the combat zone to the home front... Since 9/11, more than 240,000 women have fought in Iraq and Afghanistan...
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Patient H.M.: A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets

Luke Dittrich · Random House
Pages: 440
Format: Print book

"Oliver Sacks meets Stephen King"* in this propulsive, haunting journey into the life of the most studied human research subject of all time, the amnesic known as Patient H.M., a man who forever altered our understanding of how memory works - and whose treatment raises deeply...
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The Barefoot Lawyer: A Blind Man's Fight for Justice and Freedom in China

Guangcheng Chen · Henry Holt and Company, 2015.
Pages: 330
Format: Print book

An electrifying memoir by the blind Chinese activist who inspired millions with the story of his fight for justice and his belief in the cause of freedomIt was like a scene out of a thriller: one morning in April 2012, China's most famous political activist--a blind, self-taught lawyer--climbed...
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All the Gallant Men: An American Sailor's Firsthand Account of Pearl Harbor

Donald Stratton · William Morrow
Pages: 306
Format: Print book

The extraordinary first and only memoir by a survivor of the USS Arizona, published in conjunction with the seventy-fifth anniversary of Pearl Harbor. An unforgettable and moving story of tragedy, heroism, resilience, and redemption that is sure to become an enduring document of American...
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Not Dead Yet

Phil Collins · Crown Archetype
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

Phil Collins pulls no punches - about himself, his life, or the ecstasy and heartbreak that's inspired his music. In his much-awaited memoir, Not Dead Yet, he tells the story of his epic career, with an auspicious debut at age 11 in a crowd shot from the Beatles' legendary film A Hard Day's...
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The Essential Thomas Jefferson

John Gabriel Hunt · Portland House
Pages: 334
Format: Book

The Essential Thomas Jefferson
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Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War

Robert M Gates · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 618
Format: Hardcover

From the former secretary of defense, a strikingly candid, vividly written account of his experience serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Before Robert M. Gates received a call from the White House in 2006, he thought he'd left...
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Jackie's Girl: My Life with the Kennedy Family

Kathy Mckeon · Gallery Books
Pages: 309
Format: Hardcover

An endearing coming-of-age memoir by a young woman who spent thirteen years as Jackie Kennedy's personal assistant and occasional nanny - and the lessons about life and love she learned from the glamorous first lady.In 1964, Kathy McKeon was just nineteen years old and newly arrived from...
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Walden on Wheels: On The Open Road from Debt to Freedom

Ken Ilgunas · New Harvest, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 296
Format: Paperback

In this frank and witty memoir, Ken Ilgunas lays bare the existential terror of graduating from the University of Buffalo with $32,000 of student debt. Ilgunas set himself an ambitious mission: get out of debt as quickly as possible. Inspired by the frugality and philosophy of Henry David...
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John Milton: A Hero of Our Time

David Hawkes · Counterpoint
Format: Hardcover

John Milton — poet, polemicist, public servant, and author of one of the greatest masterpieces in English literature, Paradise Lost — is revered today as a great writer and a proponent of free speech. In his time, however, his ideas far exceeded the orthodoxy of English life;...
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The Beat of My Own Drum: A Memoir

Sheila E. · Pocket Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

From the Grammy-nominated singer, drummer, and percussionist who is world renowned for her contributions throughout the music industry, a moving memoir about the healing power of music and spiritual growth inspired by five decades of life and love on the stage.She was born Sheila Escovedo...
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Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America

John Waters · Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Pages: 322
Format: Hardcover

A cross-country hitchhiking journey with America's most beloved weirdoJohn Waters is putting his life on the line. Armed with wit, a pencil-thin mustache, and a cardboard sign that reads "I'm Not Psycho," he hitchhikes across America from Baltimore to San Francisco, braving...
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