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Riding the Bus with My Sister: A True Life Journey

Rachel Simon · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: Book

In the ten years since Rachel Simon first invited the world to board the bus with her and her sister, Cool Beth, readers across the globe have been moved by their story. Now, in an updated edition, Rachel Simon reflects on changes in her life, Beths life, and the lives of individuals with...
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Lethal Passage: The Story of a Gun

Erik Larson · Vintage
Format: Book

This devastating book begins with an account of a crime that is by now almost commonplace on December 16, 1988, sixteen-year-old Nicholas Elliot walked into his Virginia high school with a Cobray M-119 and several hundred rounds of ammunition tucked in his backpack. By days end, he had killed...
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A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America

Ted Cruz · Broadside Books
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

In the Senate, I've tried to do two things: tell the truth, and do what I said I would do. We should expect that from every single elected official.Washington D.C. desperately needs leaders who aren't afraid to tell the truth. And Ted Cruz tells the truth - about political collusion,...
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Psychedelic Bubble Gum: Boyce & Hart, The Monkees, and Turning Mayhem into Miracles

Bobby Hart · Select Books (NY)
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

From the man who wrote the songs that outsold the Beatles and the Rolling Stones in 1967-1968, comes the story of the first decades of his life in Hollywood and New York. Immerse yourself in Grammy, Golden Globe, and Academy Award nominated songwriter Bobby Hart's world as he shares...
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Francis, Pope of Good Promise

Jimmy Burns · St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover

From the moment Pope Francis stepped on to the balcony of St Peters, people around the globe sensed that not only the Catholic Church, but the world at large, could be entering a new spiritual, political and social age. The pomp and circumstance that had characterised the Vatican for as long...
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A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope

Tom Brokaw · Random House
Pages: 242
Format: Audiobook

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERFrom Tom Brokaw, the bestselling author of The Greatest Generation, comes a powerful memoir of a year of dramatic change - a year spent battling cancer and reflecting on a long, happy, and lucky life. Tom Brokaw has led a fortunate life, with a strong marriage...
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Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery

Henry Marsh · Thomas Dunne Books; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

The Instant New York Times best seller!Riveting. ... [Marsh] gives us an extraordinarily intimate, compassionate and sometimes frightening understanding of his vocation. - The New York TimesWinner of the PEN Ackerley PrizeShortlisted for both the Guardian First Book Prize and the Costa...
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Welcome to My Breakdown: A Memoir

Benilde Little · Atria Books
Format: Hardcover

The nationally bestselling author of Good Hair and The Itch pens her first book of nonfiction, a "momoir" about her own journey caring for aging parents, raising children, being married, plunging to the depths of depression, and climbing her way out.My mother was gone. I never...
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Choosing Hope: Moving Forward from Life's Darkest Hours

Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis · G.P. Putnam's Sons
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

"[S]tirring...a bold, inspiring and ultimately hopeful book." --Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post and author of the New York Times bestseller ThriveKaitlin Roig-Debellis is the first-grade teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School who saved...
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So, Anyway...

John Cleese · Crown Archetype
Pages: 392
Format: Hardcover

John Cleese's huge comedic influence has stretched across generations; his sharp irreverent eye and the unique brand of physical comedy he perfected with Monty Python, on Fawlty Towers, and beyond now seem written into comedy's DNA. In this rollicking memoir, So, Anyway ... , Cleese takes...
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Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis: The Untold Story

Barbara Leaming · Thomas Dunne Books; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The instant New York Times and USA Today bestseller!The untold story of how one woman's life was changed forever in a matter of seconds by a horrific trauma.Barbara Leaming's extraordinary and deeply sensitive biography is the first book to document Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis'...
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Mademoiselle: Coco Chanel and the Pulse of History

Meryle Secrest · Random House
Format: Kindle Edition

NATIONAL BESTSELLERCertain lives are at once so exceptional, and yet so in step with their historical moments, that they illuminate cultural forces far beyond the scope of a single person. Such is the case with Coco Chanel, whose life offers one of the most fascinating tales of the twentieth...
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Bowie: The Biography

Wendy Leigh · Gallery Books
Format: Kindle Edition

Discover the man behind the myth in this new biography of one of the most pioneering and influential performers of our time—David Bowie.David Bowie—the iconic superstar of rock, fashion, art, design, and the quintessential sexual liberator—is a living legend. However,...
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Never broken : songs are only half the story

Jewel · Crown Publishing Group
Pages: 256
Format: eBook

The singer and songwriter explores her struggles with abuse at the hands of unconventional and highly creative family members in Alaska before rising to unexpected fame and becoming a parent.
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M train

Patti Smith · Alfred A. Knopf, 2015. ©2015
Pages: 253
Format: Print book

M Train is a journey through eighteen "stations." It begins in the tiny Greenwich Village cafe' where Smith goes every morning for black coffee, ruminates on the world as it is and the world as it was, and writes in her notebook. We then travel across a landscape of creative...
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True Love

Jennifer Lopez · Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

In Jennifer Lopez's first ever book, True Love, she explores one of her life's most defining periods - the transformative two-year journey of how, as an artist and a mother, she confronted her greatest challenges, identified her biggest fears, and ultimately emerged a stronger person...
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The Man Who Sold the World: Ronald Reagan and the Betrayal of Main Street America

William Kleinknecht · Nation Books; First Trade Paper Edition edition
Pages: 352
Format: Paperback

This title is from an award-winning journalist, a major work of reporting and history that shatters the myth of Ronald Reagan. Since Ronald Reagan left office - and after his death especially - his influence has loomed over American life. Singled out for his 'courage, his kindness,...
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Between Two Worlds: Lessons from the Other Side

Tyler Henry · Gallery Books
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

From Tyler Henry, a twenty-year-old clairvoyant and star of E!'s hit reality series Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry, comes Between Two Worlds, a memoir about his journey as a medium thus far."Dying doesn't mean having to say goodbye." Tyler Henry discovered his gift for communicating...
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Believer: My Forty Years in Politics

David Axelrod · Penguin Press
Pages: 528
Format: Hardcover

New York Times Book Review"A stout defense--indeed, the best I have read--of the Obama years."A New York Times BestsellerDavid Axelrod has always been a believer. Whether as a young journalist investigating city corruption, a campaign consultant guiding underdog candidates against...
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Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage

Barney Frank · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Format: Hardcover

How did a disheveled, intellectually combative gay Jew with a thick accent become one of the most effective (and funniest) politicians of our time?Growing up in Bayonne, New Jersey, the fourteen-year-old Barney Frank made two vital discoveries about himself: he was attracted to government,...
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The Phantom Killer: Unlocking the Mystery of the Texarkana Serial Murders: The Story of a Town in Terror

James Presley · Pegasus; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Set in the rowdy, often lawless town of Texarkana shortly after WWII, The Phantom Killer is the history of the most puzzling unsolved cases in the United StatesThe salacious and scandalous murders of a series of couples on Texarkana's "lovers lanes" in seemingly idyllic post-WWII...
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Settle for More

Megyn Kelly · Harper
Pages: 340
Format: Print book

Click Here For the Autographed Copy Anchor of the number one news show on cable, The Kelly File, Fox News Channel's Megyn Kelly writes her much anticipated book, a revealing and surprising memoir detailing her rise as one of the most respected journalists working today. From the values...
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Scared Selfless: My Journey from Abuse and Madness to Surviving and Thriving

Michelle Stevens · G.P. Putnam's Sons
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Michelle Stevens has a photo of the exact moment her childhood was stolen from her. In it, she's only eight years old and posing for her mother's beguiling boyfriend, Gary Lundquist - an elementary school teacher, neighborhood stalwart, and brutal pedophile. Later that night, Gary locks...
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Rebel Souls: Walt Whitman and America's First Bohemians

Justin Martin · Da Capo Press
Format: Hardcover

In the shadow of the Civil War, a circle of radicals in a rowdy saloon changed American society and helped set Walt Whitman on the path to poetic immortality.Rebel Souls is the first book ever written about the colorful group of artists— regulars at Pfaff’s Saloon in Manhattan—rightly...
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Joe and Marilyn: Legends in Love

C. David Heymann · Emily Bestler Books/Atria
Pages: 438
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times bestselling author of Bobby and Jackie comes the riveting, true story of the passionate, volatile relationship between baseball great Joe DiMaggio and Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe.When Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe eloped in January of 1954, they became an international...
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Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War

Helen Thorpe · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 397
Format: Hardcover

From an award-winning, "meticulously observant" (The New Yorker) , and "masterful" (BOOKLIST ) writer comes a groundbreaking account of three women deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq, and how their military service affected their friendship, their personal lives,...
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Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me

Ron Miscavige · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 256
Format: Audiobook

The only book to examine the origins of Scientology's current leader, RUTHLESS tells the revealing story of David Miscavige's childhood and his path to the head seat of the Church of Scientology told through the eyes of his father. Ron Miscavige's personal, heartfelt story...
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How Did I Get Here?: Making Peace with the Road Not Taken

Jesse Browner · Harper Wave
Format: Hardcover

A literary exploration that asks seeks to answer the question: Have I lived the life I intended?Jesse Browner, a novelist with a full-time job at the United Nations, has written a book reminiscent of the Talking Heads classic song "Once in a Lifetime." Based on an essay he wrote...
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Catastrophic Happiness: Finding Joy in Childhood's Messy Years

Catherine Newman · Little Brown and Company
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

A comic and heartwarming memoir about childhood's second act from Real Simple journalist Catherine Newman. Much is written about a child's infancy and toddler years, which is good since children will never remember it themselves. It is ages 4-14 that make up the second act, as Catherine...
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Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis as Commander in Chief

James M. McPherson · Penguin Press; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom, a powerful new reckoning with Jefferson Davis as military commander of the ConfederacyHistory has not been kind to Jefferson Davis. His cause went down in disastrous defeat and left the South impoverished for generations....
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How's Your Faith?: An Unlikely Spiritual Journey

David Gregory · Simon & Schuster, 2015.
Pages: 276
Format: Print book

In this "thoughtful, introspective, and moving account" (The Washington Post) , former NBC news anchor David Gregory probes various religious traditions to better understand his own faith and answer important questions about who we want to be and what we believe.When David Gregory...
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The time Mom met Hitler, Frost came to dinner, and I heard the greatest story ever told : a memoir

Dikkon Eberhart · Tyndale House Publishers
Pages: 303
Format:  eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats

He was predestined for literary greatness. If only his father hadn't used up all the words. As the son of the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Richard Eberhart, Dikkon Eberhart grew up surrounded by literary giants. Dinner guests included, among others, Robert Frost, Dylan Thomas, Allen Ginsberg,...
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Mermaid: A Memoir of Resilience

Eileen Cronin · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

MERMAID: A Memoir of Resilience was chosen as one of Oprah's Best Memoirs of the Year (2014).MERMAID is included in the February O Magazine's selection "10 Titles to Pick Up Now.A gorgeously crafted memoir about resilience, family, and forging your own way, by a woman born...
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Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll

Peter Guralnick · Little Brown and Company
Pages: 784
Format: Hardcover

The author of the critically acclaimed Elvis Presley biography Last Train to Memphis brings us the life of Sam Phillips, the visionary genius who singlehandedly steered the revolutionary path of Sun Records.
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The Demon's Brood: A History of the Plantagenet Dynasty

Desmond Seward · Pegasus; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

A vivid and colorful history of the most dominant royal dynasty in English history, from Richard the Lionheart and Edward the Black Prince to Henry IV and Richard III The Plantagenets reigned over England longer than any other family―from Henry II to Richard III . Four kings were...
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My Journey with Maya

Tavis Smiley · Little, Brown and Company
Format: Hardcover

A remarkable story of friendship, love, and courageWhen Maya Angelou and Tavis Smiley met in 1986, he was twenty-one and she was fifty-eight. For the next twenty-eight years, they shared an unlikely, special bond. Angelou was a teacher and a maternal figure to Smiley, and they talked often,...
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Shirley Jones: A Memoir

Shirley Jones · Gallery Books
Format: Paperback

“You are going to meet the real flesh-and-blood Shirley Jones, not just the movie star or Mrs. Partridge,” says the beloved film, television, and stage actress and singer of her long-awaited memoir, an account as shockingly direct, deliciously juicy, and delightfully frank as the performer...
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The six : the lives of the Mitford sisters

Laura Thompson · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

The eldest was a razor-sharp novelist of upper-class manners; the second was loved by John Betjeman; the third was a fascist who married Oswald Mosley; the fourth idolized Hitler and shot herself in the head when Britain declared war on Germany; the fifth was a member of the American Communist...
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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,...
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Adrenalized: Life, Def Leppard, and Beyond

Phil Collen · Atria Books
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

A revelatory and redemptive memoir from the lead guitarist of the legendary band Def Leppard - the first book ever written by one of its members - chronicling the band's extraordinary rise to superstardom and how they've maintained it for three decades.Meet Phil Collen. You may know...
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Sing to Me: My Story of Making Music, Finding Magic, and Searching for Who's Next

L a Reid · Harpercollins
Pages: 390
Format: Book

In this long-awaited memoir, illustrated with over 100 never-before-seen photos from his personal collection, the groundbreaking record producer chronicles his struggles, his success, and the celebrated artists that made him a legend.Over the last twenty-five years, legendary music producer...
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Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice

Bill Browder · Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

A real-life political thriller about an American financier in the Wild East of Russia, the murder of his principled young tax attorney, and his dangerous mission to expose the Kremlin's corruption.Bill Browder's journey started on the South Side of Chicago and moved through Stanford...
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Where Am I Now?: True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame

Mara Wilson · Penguin Books
Pages: 259
Format: Print book

""Growing up, I wanted to BE Mara Wilson. Where Am I Now? is a delight."--Ilana Glazer, cocreator and star of Broad City "Genuine and authentic, funny and heartbreaking, Where Am I Now? reminds you that no matter how unique your life is, some things bind us all together."...
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Lady Q: The Rise and Fall of a Latin Queen

Reymundo Sanchez · Chicago Review Press
Pages: 269
Format: Print book

This is a raw and powerful memoir not only of one woman's struggle to survive the streets but also of her ascent to the top ranks of the new mafia, where the only people more dangerous than rival gangs were members of her own. At age five Sonia Rodriguez's stepfather began to abuse...
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After the Dance: My Life with Marvin Gaye

Jan Gaye · Amistad Pr
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A riveting cautionary tale about the ecstasy and dangers of loving Marvin Gaye, a performer passionately pursued by all - and a searing memoir of drugs, sex, and old school R&B from the wife of legendary soul icon Marvin Gaye.After her seventeenth birthday in 1973, Janis Hunter met Marvin...
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A Nun on the Bus: How All of Us Can Create Hope, Change, and Community

Sister Simone Campbell · HarperOne
Format: Paperback

In the summer of 2012, Sister Simone Campbell and a group of fellow Roman Catholic nuns toured parts of the country to rally support against Congressman Paul Ryan's budget, a plan that cut vital social programs for the hurting poor and the struggling middle class. Prayer groups turned...
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Updike

Adam Begley · HarperCollins Canada, Limited
Pages: 558
Format: Hardcover

Updike is Adam Begley's masterful, much-anticipated biography of one of the most celebrated figures in American literature: Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Updike - a candid, intimate, and richly detailed look at his life and work.In this magisterial biography, Adam Begley offers...
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Little Failure: A Memoir

Gary Shteyngart · Random House
Pages: 370
Format: Book

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALISTNAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY MICHIKO KAKUTANI, THE NEW YORK TIMES * NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY TIME NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY MORE THAN 45 PUBLICATIONS,...
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It Takes a School: The Extraordinary Story of an American School in the World's #1 Failed State

Jonathan Starr · Henry Holt & Co.
Pages: 250
Format: Print book

A story of David and Goliath proportions, how an American hedge fund manager created a unique school in Somaliland whose students, against all odds, have come to achieve success beyond anyone's wildest dreamsJonathan Starr, once a cutthroat hedge fund manager, is not your traditional do-gooder,...
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Trials of Passion: Crimes Committed in the Name of Love and Madness

Lisa Appignanesi · Pegasus; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Using sensational crimes committed in America, Britain, and France, this dramatic narrative takes madness and passion into the courts and puts these provocative themes on trial. A journey into the heart of dark passions and the crimes they impel, and their trial by daylight and doctors....
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Stories I tell myself : growing up with Hunter S. Thompson

Juan F Thompson · Alfred A. Knopf
Format: eBook

"An intimate, close-up portrait of Hunter S. Thompson, fearless outlaw journalist, "avenging proxy for the American polity," whose manic first-person articles and expose's so interwoven with the getting of the story, gave rise to gonzo journalism (gonzagas-"fooled...
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The Mantle of Command: FDR at War, 1941–1942

Nigel Hamilton · Houghton Mifflin
Pages: 514
Format: Hardcover

Based on years of archival research and interviews with the last surviving aides and Roosevelt family members, Nigel Hamilton offers a definitive account of FDR's masterful - and underappreciated - command of the Allied war effort. Hamilton takes readers inside FDR's White House...
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How About Never--Is Never Good for You?: My Life in Cartoons

Bob Mankoff · Holt & Company, Henry
Pages: 285
Format: Hardcover

Memoir in cartoons by the longtime cartoon editor of The New YorkerPeople tell Bob Mankoff that as the cartoon editor of The New Yorker he has the best job in the world. Never one to beat around the bush, he explains to us, in the opening of this singular, delightfully eccentric book, that...
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Hope Runs: An American Tourist, a Kenyan Boy, a Journey of Redemption

Claire Diaz-Ortiz · Revell,
Pages: 204
Format: Print book

Sammy Ikua Gachagua had lost his father to illness, his mother to abandonment, and his home to poverty. By age ten, he was living in a shack with seven other children and very little food. He entered an orphanage seeing it as a miracle with three meals a day, a bed to sleep in, and clothes...
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The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books

Azar Nafisi · Viking; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

A passionate hymn to the power of fiction to change peoples lives, by the 1 New York Times bestselling author of Reading Lolita in TehranTen years ago, Azar Nafisi electrified readers with her million-copy bestseller, Reading Lolita in Tehran, which told the story of how, against the backdrop...
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Why Be Jewish?: A Testament

Edgar Bronfman · Twelve
Pages: 242
Format: Print book

Edgar M. Bronfman's clarion call to a generation of secular, disaffected, and unaffiliated Jews, this book addresses the most critical question confronting Judaism worldwide. Completed in December 2013, just weeks before he passed away, WHY BE JEWISH? expresses Edgar Bronfman's awe, respect,...
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Born On A Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant

Daniel Tammet · Free Press; Reprint edition
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

A journey into one of the most fascinating minds alive today—guided by the owner himself.Bestselling author Daniel Tammet (Thinking in Numbers) is virtually unique among people who have severe autistic disorders in that he is capable of living a fully independent life and able to explain...
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I Stooged to Conquer: The Autobiography of the Leader of the Three Stooges

Moe Howard · I Stooged to Conquer: The Autobiography of the Leader of the Three Stooges
Format: eBook

Telling the full story of the head Stooge, this work reveals the life-long career of a legendary funnyman. Born into a working-class family in Brooklyn, Moe Howard transformed his real-life experiences of getting into mischief with his brother Shemp into the plots that would have millions...
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Diane Arbus: Portrait of a Photographer

Arthur Lubow · Ecco Press
Pages: 752
Format: Print book

The definitive biography of the beguiling Diane Arbus, one of the most influential and important photographers of the twentieth century, a brilliant and absorbing exposition that links the extraordinary arc of her life to her iconic photographsDiane Arbus: Portrait of a Photographer brings...
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Gratitude

Oliver Sacks · Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.
Format: eBook

"My predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved. I have been given much and I have given something in return. Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure."--Oliver...
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Within Arm's Length: A Secret Service Agent's Definitive Inside Account of Protecting the President

Dan Emmett · St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover

A rare inside look at the Secret Service from an agent who provided protection worldwide for President George H. W. Bush, President William Clinton, and President George W. BushDan Emmett was just eight years old when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. The events surrounding the President's...
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Hope Runs: An American Tourist, a Kenyan Boy, a Journey of Redemption

Claire Diaz-Ortiz · Revell
Format: eBook

"One restless woman from America seeking--something . . . and one homeless boy from Africa seeking--someone . . . write a story that has your heart colliding with what you're looking for--right where you are."--Ann Voskamp, author of the New York Times bestseller One Thousand...
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Grace Jones : I'll never write my memoirs

Paul Morley · Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Format: eBook

Iconic music and film legend Grace Jones gives an in-depth account of her stellar career, professional and personal life, and the signature look that catapulted her into the stardom stratosphere. Grace Jones, a veritable "triple-threat" as acclaimed actress, singer, and model,...
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Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World

Linda Hirshman · HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
Pages: 1
Format: Audiobook

The relationship between Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg transcends party, religion, region, and culture. Strengthened by each others' presence, these groundbreaking judges, the first and second to serve on the highest court in the land, have transformed the Constitution and America...
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Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland

Amanda Berry · Viking
Pages: 321
Format: Print book

The #1 New York Times BestsellerA bestselling book that is inspiring the nation: "We have written here about terrible things that we never wanted to think about again . . . Now we want the world to know: we survived, we are free, we love life."Two women kidnapped by infamous Cleveland...
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It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War

Lynsey Addario · The Penguin Press
Pages: 357
Format: Print book

"A brutally real and unrelentingly raw memoir."--Kirkus (starred review) War photographer Lynsey Addario's memoir It's What I Do is the story of how the relentless pursuit of truth, in virtually every major theater of war in the twenty-first century, has shaped her life. What...
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The Last Trials of Clarence Darrow

Donald McRae · William Morrow; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Wonderfully evocative Donald McRae captures the Great Defender in all his complexity.... A joy to read. — Kevin Boyle, National Book Award-winning author of Arc of Justice Astonishingly vivid. —James Tobin, Award-winning author of Ernie Pyles War The story of the three dramatic trials...
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Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women, and the Rest of Us

Kate Bornstein · Vintage
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

"I know I'm not a man . . . and I've come to the conclusion that I'm probably not a woman, either. . . . . The trouble is, we're living in a world that insists we be one or the other." With these words, Kate Bornstein ushers readers on a funny, fearless, and wonderfully...
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Billie Holiday: The Musician and the Myth

John Szwed · Viking
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

Published in celebration of Holiday's centenary, the first biography to focus on the singer's extraordinary musical talentWhen Billie Holiday stepped into Columbia's studios in November 1933, it marked the beginning of what is arguably the most remarkable and influential career...
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Wrestling for My Life: The Legend, the Reality, and the Faith of a WWE Superstar

David Thomas · Zondervan
Format: Hardcover

In Wrestling for My Life, WWE superstar Shawn Michaels shares from his heart about the highs and lows of his life inside the WWE. Included are some never-before-shared stories and an intimate look into his career as well as stories of hunting, family, and faith. With millions of fans, Michaels...
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Dave Grohl: Times Like His

Martin James · Blake Publishing
Pages: 352
Format: Paperback

Across the entire body of Foo Fighters albums, the whole legendary Nirvana tale, the pre-history in the nascent Seattle scene and Grohl's flirtations with Queens of the Stone Age and his super group side project Them Crooked Vultures, this is an utterly comprehensive, insightful chronicle...
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Burqas, Baseball, and Apple Pie: Being Muslim in America

Ranya Tabari Idliby · Palgrave Macmillan
Pages: 239
Format: Book

For many Americans, the words 'American' and 'Muslim' simply do not marry well; for many the combination is an anathema, a contradiction in values, loyalties, and identities. This is the story of one American Muslim family -- the story of how, through their lives, their schools, their...
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Becoming Madison: The Extraordinary Origins of the Least Likely Founding Father

Michael Signer · PublicAffairs
Format: Hardcover

In a time when America is desperately searching for leadership comes this inspiring story of James Madison's coming of age, providing incisive and original insight into the Founding Father who did the most but is known the least. Michael Signer takes a fresh look at the life of our fourth...
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From Jailer to Jailed: My Journey from Correction and Police Commissioner to Inmate #84888-054

Bernard B. Kerik · Threshold Editions
Format: Print book

The controversial New York City police commissioner and New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Son shares the story of his fall from grace and the effects of his incarceration on his views of the American justice system. Bernard Kerik was New York Citys police commissioner during...
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Victoria: A Life

A. N. Wilson · Penguin Press; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

PENJacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography 2015 LONGLISTA shimmering and rather wonderful biography. --The Guardian UK When Queen Victoria died in 1901, she had ruled for nearly sixty-four years. She was a mother of nine and grandmother of forty-two and the matriarch of royal Europe...
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HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton

Jonathan Allen · Broadway Books

The mesmerizing story of Hillary Clinton's political rebirth, based on eyewitness accounts from deep inside her inner circleHillary Clinton’s surprising defeat in the 2008 Democratic primary brought her to the nadir of her political career, vanquished by a much younger opponent...
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On This Day in Chicago History

John R Schmidt · The History Press
Pages: 383
Format: Paperback

Think you know Chicago? If you are thinking of Al Capone, the L, the Cubs, Barack Obama or the Great Fire of 1871, then you are remembering the highlights from the tour bus. Here's the rest of the story, day by day. Chicago opened the first blood bank, invented the vacuum cleaner and sent...
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Trump and Me

Mark Singer · Tim Duggan Books
Pages: 112
Format: Print book

Ever since Donald Trump entered the presidential race - in a press conference attended by paid actors, in which he slandered Mexican immigrants - he has dominated headlines, becoming the unrestrained id at the center of one of the most bizarre and alarming elections in American history.It...
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Hope: Entertainer of the Century

Richard Zoglin · Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

Revelatoryfascinating The New York Times The first definitive biography of Bob Hope, featuring exclusive and extensive reporting that makes the persuasive case that he was the most important entertainer of the twentieth century. With his topical jokes and his all-American, brash-but-cowardly...
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If at Birth You Don't Succeed: My Adventures with Disaster and Destiny

Zach Anner · Henry Holt and Company
Pages: 338
Format: Print book

"Hilarious and inspiring, Anner has made a life filled with fans, love, and Internet fame -- reminding us that disability is no match for dreams." -- People (Book of the Week) "Zach Anner is way more than an inspirational figure for anyone who has ever felt impossibly...
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A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety

Jimmy Carter · Simon & Schuster, 2015.
Pages: 257
Format: Print book

In his major New York Times bestseller, Jimmy Carter looks back from ninety years of age and "reveals private thoughts and recollections over a fascinating career as businessman, politician, evangelist, and humanitarian" (BOOKLIST ) .At ninety, Jimmy Carter reflects on his public...
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Beloved Strangers: A Memoir

Maria Chaudhuri · Bloomsbury USA; 1 edition
Format: Kindle Edition

A bright new voice from Bangladesh, in the literary tradition of Reading Lolita in Tehran and Burnt Shadows, on finding home and self.One of Maria Chaudhuri's early memories growing up in Dhaka was planning to run away with her friend Nadia. Home was not an especially unhappy place, but in Maria's...
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Jennifer's Way: My Journey with Celiac Disease--What Doctors Don't Tell You and How You Can Learn to Live Again

Jennifer Esposito · Da Capo Lifelong Books; First Trade Paper Edition edition
Format: Kindle Edition

The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness estimates that as many as one in 133 Americans has celiac disease. Unfortunately, 83 percent of people who have this terrible disease are undiagnosed or misdiagnosed?suffering through years of pain and misunderstanding. Award-winning actress...
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Joan of Arc: A Life Transfigured

Kathryn Harrison · Doubleday; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The profoundly inspiring and fully documented saga of Joan of Arc, the young peasant girl whose voices moved her to rally the French nation and a reluctant king against British invaders in 1428, has fascinated artistic figures as diverse as William Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Voltaire, George...
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The Nine of Us: Growing Up Kennedy

Jean Kennedy Smith · Harper
Pages: 262
Format: Print book

In this evocative and affectionate memoir, Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith, the last surviving child of Joe and Rose Kennedy, offers an intimate and illuminating look at a time long ago when she and her siblings, guided by their parents, laughed and learned a great deal under one roof.Prompted...
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Cyberspies: The Secret History of Surveillance, Hacking, and Digital Espionage

Gordon Corera · Pegasus Books
Pages: 431
Format: Print book

The previously untold -- and previously highly classified -- story of the conflux of espionage and technology, with a compelling narrative rich with astonishing revelations taking readers from World War II to the internet age. As the digital era become increasingly pervasive, the intertwining...
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Fast Girl: A Life Spent Running from Madness

Suzy Favor Hamilton · Dey Street Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The former middle distance Olympic runner and high-end escort speaks out for the first time about her battle with mental illness, and how mania controlled and compelled her in competition, but also in life. This is a heartbreakingly honest yet hopeful memoir reminiscent of Manic, Electroboy,...
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The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

Amy Schumer · Gallery Books
Pages: 323
Format: Print book

#1 New York Times Bestseller "Amy Schumer's book will make you love her even more. For a comedian of unbridled (and generally hilarious) causticity, Schumer has written a probing, confessional, unguarded, and, yes, majorly humanizing non-memoir, a book that trades less on sarcasm,...
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Illegal: Reflections of an Undocumented Immigrant

José Ángel N · University of Illinois Press, 2014.
Pages: 115
Format: Print book

A day after N. first crossed the U.S. border from Mexico, he was caught and then released onto the streets of Tijuana. Undeterred, N. crawled back through a tunnel to San Diego, where he entered the United States forever. Illegal: Reflections of an Undocumented Immigrant is his timely and compelling...
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Lords of the Sky: Fighter Pilots and Air Combat, from the Red Baron to the F-16

Dan Hampton · William Morrow
Pages: 640
Format: Hardcover

The New York Times bestselling author of Viper Pilot and retired USAF F-16 legend Dan Hampton offers the first comprehensive popular history of combat aviation - a unique, entertaining, and action-packed look at the aces of the air and their machines, from the trailblazing aviators of World...
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Derek Jeter : excellence and elegance

NewYorkTimes · Triumph Books, 2014.
Pages: 129
Format: eBook

After 20 major league seasons-all with the New York Yankees-Derek Jeter is hanging up his spikes at the conclusion of the 2014 campaign. The Yankees' captain since 2003, the shortstop is considered the greatest Yankee of his generation. Jeter's Yankees teams won five World Series,...
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Gotti's Rules: The Story of John Alite, Junior Gotti, and the Demise of the American Mafia

George Anastasia · Dey Street Books
Format: Kindle Edition

From Barnes & NobleFor decades, Philadelphia Inquirer journalist George Anastasia (The Last Gangster; Mobfiles) has been tracking the bloody path of the American Mafia and nobody does it better. In fact, Jimmy Breslin called Anastasia's Blood and Honor "the best gangster book ever...
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Jane Austen at Home: A Biography

LUCY WORSLEY · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

"Jane Austen at Home offers a fascinating look at Jane Austen's world through the lens of the homes in which she lived and worked throughout her life. The result is a refreshingly unique perspective on Austen and her work and a beautifully nuanced exploration of gender, creativity,...
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Madison and Jefferson

Andrew Burstein · Random House; 1 edition
Format: Book

A WATERSHED ACCOUNT OF THE MOST IMPORTANT POLITICAL FRIENDSHIP IN AMERICAN HISTORY In Madison and Jefferson, esteemed historians Andrew Burstein and Nancy Isenberg join forces to reveal the crucial partnership of two extraordinary founders, creating a superb dual biography that is a thrilling...
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Red Platoon: A True Story of American Valor

Clinton Romesha · Dutton Books
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

The only comprehensive, firsthand account of the fourteen hour firefight at the Battle of Keating by Medal of Honor recipient Clinton Romesha, for readers of "Black Hawk Down "by Mark Bowden and "Lone Survivor" by Marcus Luttrell. "'It doesn't get better. ' To us, that...
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An American Cardinal: The Biography of Cardinal Timothy Dolan

Christina Boyle · St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover

The most powerful Roman Catholic leader in the United States had humble beginnings. Timothy Michael Dolan was born in Maplewood, Missouri in 1950. From an early age, those around him knew that he would become a priest. Through college and seminary, his power and spirituality grew. He was formally...
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Even This I Get to Experience

Norman Lear · Penguin Press; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

"This is, flat out, one of the best Hollywood memoirs ever written ... An absolute treasure." --Booklist (STARRED)In my ninety-plus years I've lived a multitude of lives. In the course of all these lives, I had a front-row seat at the birth of television; wrote, produced,...
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Black Prophetic Fire

Cornel West · Beacon Press
Format: eBook

An unflinching look at nineteenth- and twentieth-century African American leaders and their visionary legacies. In an accessible, conversational format, Cornel West, with distinguished scholar Christa Buschendorf, provides a fresh perspective on six revolutionary African American leaders...
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Unruly: The Highs and Lows of Becoming a Man

Ja Rule · Amistad
Format: Hardcover

Ja Rule, actor, singer, songwriter, and one of the most multi-dimensional rap artists of his time, tells his compelling story—from his youth to his rise to international fame to his transformative two years in Federal prison—and reveals the man beneath the legend.Unruly is two stories...
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Master of Ceremonies: A Memoir

Joel Grey · Flatiron Books
Pages: 246
Format: Print book

Joel Grey, the Tony and Academy Award-winning Master of Ceremonies in Cabaret finally tells his remarkable life story. Born Joel David Katz to a wild and wooly Jewish American family in Cleveland, Ohio in 1932, Joel began his life in the theater at the age of 9, starting in children's theater...
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Handy African American History Answer Book

Jessie Carney Smith Ph.D. · Visible Ink Press
Format: Paperback

Walking readers through a rich but often overlooked part of American history, this compendium addresses the people, times, and events that influenced and changed African American history. An overview of major biographical figures and history-making events is followed by a deeper look at the development...
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A Sliver of Light: Three Americans Imprisoned in Iran

Shane Bauer · Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 339
Format: Hardcover

Three young Americans captured by Iranian forces and held in captivity for two years tell their story. In summer 2009, Shane Bauer, Joshua Fattal, and Sarah Shourd were hiking in Iraqi Kurdistan when they unknowingly crossed into Iran and were captured by a border patrol. Accused of espionage,...
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You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir

Sherman Alexie · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

The Instant New York Times BestsellerOne of the most anticipated books of 2017--Entertainment Weekly and Bustle A searing, deeply moving memoir about family, love, loss, and forgiveness from the critically acclaimed, bestselling National Book Award-winning author of The Absolutely True...
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Stories I tell myself : growing up with Hunter S. Thompson

Juan F Thompson · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 274
Format: Print book

Hunter S. Thompson, "smart hillbilly," boy of the South, born and bred in Louisville, Kentucky, son of an insurance salesman and a stay-at-home mom, public school-educated, jailed at seventeen on a bogus petty robbery charge, member of the U.S. Air Force (Airmen Second Class)...
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Don't Give Up, Don't Give In: Lessons from an Extraordinary Life

David Rensin · Dey Street Books
Format: Paperback

In Laura Hillenbrand’s #1 New York Times bestseller and its 2014 film adaptation, UNBROKEN, the remarkable story of Louis Zamperini’s struggle to survive the unimaginable instantly granted him status as one of our country’s greatest heroes.Now, in DON’T GIVE UP, DON’T...
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Braving It: A Father, a Daughter, and an Unforgettable Journey into the Alaskan Wild

James Campbell · Crown Publishers
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

The powerful and affirming story of a father's journey with his teenage daughter to the far reaches of Alaska Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, home to only a handful of people, is a harsh and lonely place. So when James Campbell's cousin Heimo Korth asked him to spend a summer...
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Getting Life: An Innocent Man's 25-Year Journey from Prison to Peace

Michael Morton · Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

He spent twenty-five years in prison for a crime he did not commit. He lost his wife, his son, and his freedom. This is the story of how Michael Morton finally got justice—and a second chance at life. On August 13, 1986, just one day after his thirty-second birthday, Michael Morton went...
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Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor's Reflections on Race and Medicine

Damon Tweedy · Picador USA
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLEROne doctor's passionate and profound memoir of his experience grappling with race, bias, and the unique health problems of black AmericansWhen Damon Tweedy begins medical school,he envisions a bright future where his segregated, working-class background will...
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I am Malala : the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban

Malala Yousafzai · Little, Brown, & Company, 2013. ©2013
Format: eBook

When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank...
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Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism

Ron Suskind · Hyperion Books
Pages: 358
Format: Hardcover

Imagine being trapped inside a Disney movie and having to learn about life mostly from animated characters dancing across a screen of color. A fantasy? A nightmare? This is the real-life story of Owen Suskind, the son of the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind and his wife, Cornelia....
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Between Breaths: A Memoir of Panic and Addiction

Elizabeth Vargas · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

From the moment she uttered the brave and honest words, "I am an alcoholic, " to interviewer George Stephanopoulos, Elizabeth Vargas began writing her story, as her experiences were still raw. Now, in BETWEEN BREATHS, Vargas discusses her accounts of growing up with anxiety-which...
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The Valley of the Shadow of Death: A Tale of Tragedy and Redemption

Kermit Alexander · Atria Books
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

"A must-read for anyone concerned with how drugs and gangs ravaged Los Angeles." - Los Angeles Times "A deeply moving story of one man's pain and hard-won peace...This is a special book." - BOOKLIST (starred review) In this heart-wrenching memoir, former NFL star...
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Being Elvis

Ray Connolly · Liveright Publishing Corp
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

On the fortieth anniversary of Elvis Presley's death comes this rocking biography of an iconic artist who fundamentally transformed American culture.Elvis Presley is a giant figure in American popular culture, a man whose talent and fame were matched only by his later excesses and tragic...
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Russian Tattoo: A Memoir

Elena Gorokhova · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback

From the bestselling author of A Mountain of Crumbs, a "brilliant and illuminating" (BookPage) portrait of mothers and daughters that reaches from Cold War Russia to modern-day New Jersey to show how the ties that hold you back can also teach you how to start over.Elena Gorokhova...
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Diary of a Mad Diva

Joan Rivers · Berkley Pub Group
Pages: 289
Format: Print book

Following up the phenomenal success of her headline-making New York Times bestseller I Hate Everyone...Starting With Me, the unstoppable Joan Rivers is at it again. When her daughter Melissa gives her a diary for Christmas, at first Joan is horrified - who the hell does Melissa think she is? That...
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Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination That Changed America

Wil Haygood · Knopf; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Thurgood Marshall brought down the separate-but-equal doctrine, integrated schools, and not only fought for human rights and human dignity but also made them impossible to deny in the courts and in the streets. In this stunning new biography, award-winning author Wil Haygood surpasses the emotional...
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I still believe a memoir

Jeremy Camp · Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Format: eBook

Christian recording artist Jeremy Camp has written songs that have touched millions of lives. His lyrics reveal a heart that's been broken and a faith that has been tested and restored.In I Still Believe , Jeremy shares, with unflinching candor and emotion, the extraordinary story behind...
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As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride

Cary Elwes · Touchstone
Format: eBook

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with...
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The Poisoner: The Life and Crimes of Victorian England's Most Notorious Doctor

Stephen Bates · Overlook Press, The
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

In 1856, a baying crowd of over 30,000 people gathered outside Stafford prison to watch the hanging of Dr. William Palmer, "the greatest villain that ever stood in the Old Bailey" as Charles Dickens once called him. Palmer was convicted of poisoning and suspected in the murders...
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Where the bodies were buried : Whitey Bulger and the world that made him

T J English · William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2015.
Pages: 438
Format: Print book

"The New York Times bestselling author of The Westies and Paddy Whacked offers a front-row seat at the trial of Whitey Bulger, and an intimate view of the world of organized crime--and law enforcement--that made him the defining Irish American gangster.For sixteen years, Whitey Bulger...
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I Should Be Dead: My Life Surviving Politics, TV, and Addiction

Bob Beckel · Hachette Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

From popular TV personality Bob Beckel, a deeply moving, redemptive memoir about his life as a political operative and diplomat, his long struggle with alcohol and drugs, and his unlikely journey to finding faith. Growing up poor in an abusive home, Bob Beckel learned to be a survivor:...
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Above the Line: My Wild Oats Adventure

Shirley Maclaine · Atria Books
Pages: 216
Format: Hardcover

From the beloved and bestselling actress, a book about her experiences filming Wild Oats in the Canary Islands - which brings forth memories of a past life on the lost continent of Atlantis. This is a terrific companion to the movie, telling the behind-the-scenes, over-the-top story of how the film...
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The Essential Bernie Sanders and His Vision for America

Jonathan Tasini · Chelsea Green Publishing
Pages: 162
Format: Print book

Meet the essential Bernie Sanders -- an authentic and uncompromising champion of the people. Independent United States Senator Bernie Sanders -- with a thirty-five-year career in public service, first as Burlington, Vermont's mayor, then as Vermont's sole representative to Congress, and currently...
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The Kindness Diaries: One Man's Quest to Ignite Goodwill and Transform Lives Around the World

Leon Logothetis · Readers Digest
Format: Hardcover

The incredible journey of one man who sets out to circumnavigate the globe on a vintage motorbike fueled by kindness.Follow the inspirational journey of a former stockbroker who leaves his unfulfilling desk job in search of a meaningful life. He sets out from Los Angeles on a vintage motorbike,...
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Charlotte Brontë: A Fiery Heart

Claire Harman · Alfred A. Knopf, 2016. ©2015
Pages: 480
Format: Print book

On the two hundredth anniversary of her birth, a landmark biography transforms Charlotte Bronte from a tragic figure into a modern heroine. Charlotte Bronte famously lived her entire life in an isolated parsonage on a remote English moor with a demanding father and siblings whose astonishing...
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Practically Perfect: Killers Who Got Away with Murder ... for a While

Dale Brawn · Dundurn

Is it possible to commit the perfect murder? The killers profiled by author Dale Brawn in Practically Perfect certainly thought so. These individuals believed they could beat the criminal justice system. In the end, they all find out that crime really doesn't pay.
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Lady Q: The Rise and Fall of a Latin Queen

Reymundo Sanchez · Chicago Review Press
Pages: 269
Format: Paperback

Offering a rarely seen female perspective on gang life, this raw and powerful memoir tells not only of one woman's struggle to survive the streets but also of her ascent to the top ranks of the new mafia, where the only people more dangerous than rival gangs were members of her own....
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The Rose Hotel: A Memoir of Secrets, Loss, and Love From Iran to America

Rahimeh Andalibian · National Geographic
Format: Hardcover

A country in chaos, a clash of civilizations, and a family torn asunder. In this searing memoir, Rahimeh Andalibian struggles to make sense of two brutal crimes a rape, solved by her father, and a murder, of which her beloved oldest brother stands accused. She takes us first into her familys...
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Fully Alive: Discovering What Matters Most

Timothy Shriver · Sarah Crichton Books
Format: Hardcover

On a quest for what matters most, Timothy Shriver discovers a radically different, inspiring way of life.At a time when we are all more rudderless than ever, we look for the very best teachers and mentors to guide us. In Fully Alive, an unusual and gripping memoir, Timothy Shriver shows...
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Mary Wells: The Tumultuous Life of Motown's First Superstar

Peter Benjaminson · Mary Wells: The Tumultuous Life of Motown's First Superstar
Format: Book

Complete with never-before-revealed details about the sex, violence, and drugs in her life, this biography reveals the incredibly turbulent life of Motown artist Mary Wells. Based in part on four hours of previously unreleased and unpublicized deathbed interviews with Wells, this account...
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Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry

Paul Goldberger · Knopf Publishing Group
Pages: 528
Format: Hardcover

From Pulitzer Prize-winning architectural critic Paul Goldberger: an engaging, nuanced exploration of the life and work of Frank Gehry, undoubtedly the most famous architect of our time. This first full-fledged critical biography presents and evaluates the work of a man who has almost single-handedly...
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The Theft of Memory: Losing My Father, One Day at a Time

Jonathan Kozol · Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Pages: 320
Format: Audiobook

National Book Award winner Jonathan Kozol is best known for his fifty years of work among our nation's poorest and most vulnerable children. Now, in the most personal book of his career, he tells the story of his father's life and work as a nationally noted specialist in disorders...
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Cosby: His Life and Times

Mark Whitaker · Simon & Schuster
Format: Kindle Edition

The first major biography of an American icon, comedian Bill Cosby. Based on extensive research and in-depth interviews with Cosby and more than sixty of his closest friends and associates, it is a frank, fun and fascinating account of his life and historic legacy.Far from the gentle worlds...
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