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This Is Me: Loving the Person You Are Today

CHRISSY METZ · Dey Street Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

A prescriptive and inspirational book of life lessons from the Emmy Award-nominee and breakout star of television's #1 hit show, NBC's This Is Us.Debuting in fall 2016, This Is Us quickly became America's most watched - and most talked about - network television show. Within weeks of its premier,...
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Five Presidents: My Extraordinary Journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford

Clint Hill · Gallery Books
Pages: 451
Format: Print book

A rare and fascinating portrait of the American presidency from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Kennedy and Me and Five Days in November.Secret Service agent Clint Hill brings history intimately and vividly to life as he reflects on his seventeen years protecting the most...
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My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward: A Memoir

Mark Lukach · Harper Wave
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A heart-wrenching, yet hopeful, memoir of a young marriage that is redefined by mental illness and affirms the power of love.Mark and Giulia's life together began as a storybook romance. They fell in love at eighteen, married at twenty-four, and were living their dream life in San Francisco....
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Captive: A Mother's Crusade to Save Her Daughter from a Terrifying Cult

CATHERINE OXENBERG · Gallery Books
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

In this heartbreaking and shocking exposé, one of Dynasty's biggest stars lays bare a secretive organization that is holding her daughter hostage and details her mission to save her in this powerful depiction of a mother's love and determination. I am a mother whose child is being abused...
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Johnny Cash: The Life and Legacy of the Man in Black

Alan Light · Smithsonian Books
Pages: 216
Format: Hardcover

An illustrated biography of Johnny Cash that tells his life story through never-before-seen personal photographs and memorabilia from the Cash familyJohnny Cash: The Life and Legacy of the Man in Black is a Cash biography like no other. It reveals Cash's personal and professional life through...
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MICHELLE OBAMA · Random House Large Print
Pages: 640
Format: Large Print

An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America - the first African-American...
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Bipolar Faith: A Black Woman's Journey with Depression and Faith

Monica A Coleman · Augsburg Fortress
Pages: 356
Format: Print book

Monica A. Coleman's great-grandfather asked his two young sons to lift him up and pull out the chair when he hanged himself, and that noose stayed in the family shed for years. The rope was the violent instrument, but it was mental anguish that killed him. Now, in gripping fashion,...
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Autism Adulthood: Strategies and Insights for a Fulfilling Life

Susan Senator · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 280
Format: Print book

One of the biggest fears of parents with children with autism is looming adulthood and all that it entails. In her new book Susan Senator takes the mystery out of adult life on the autism spectrum and conveys the positive message that even though autism adulthood is complicated and challenging,...
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Where We Belong: Journeys That Show Us The Way

Hoda Kotb · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 252
Format: Print book

From New York Times bestselling author and beloved Today show co-anchor Hoda Kotb - inspiring stories of people who find their life's purpose in unexpected ways, often surprising themselves and the ones they love.Most of us wonder what we're doing. We float around in the glass half-empty,...
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Miss D and Me: Life with the Invincible Bette Davis

Kathryn Sermak · Hachette Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

For ten years Kathryn Sermak was at Bette Davis's side--first as an employee, and then as her closest friend--and in Miss D and Me she tells the story of the great star's harrowing but inspiring final years, a story fans have been waiting decades to hear. Miss D and Me is a story of two powerful...
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I Will Hold: The Story of USMC Legend Clifton B. Cates, from Belleau Wood to Victory in the Great War

James Carl Nelson · New American Library
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

The incredible true story of Clifton B. "Lucky" Cates, whose service in World War I and beyond made him a legend in the annals of the Marine Corps.Cates knew that he and his small band of marines were in a desperate spot. Before handing the note over to a runner, he added three...
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Bad Call: A Summer Job on a New York Ambulance

MIKE SCARDINO · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

"A compulsively readable, totally unforgettable memoir that recounts a sensitive college student's experience working on an emergency ambulance in hell, aka New York City." -- James PattersonBad Call is Mike Scardino's visceral, fast-moving, and mordantly funny account of the summers...
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The Land of Rowan Oak: An Exploration of Faulkner's Natural World

Edward M Croom · University Press of Mississippi
Pages: 175
Format: Print book

The plants and landscape at Rowan Oak are the "little postage stamp of soil" that William Faulkner owned, walked, and tended for over thirty years during the writing of many of his short stories and novels. Faulkner saw and smelled the earth and listened to sounds from the cultivated...
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The Stranger in My Genes: A Memoir

Bill Griffeth · New England Historic Genealogical Society
Pages: 188
Format: Print book

Bill Griffeth, longtime genealogy buff, takes a DNA test that has an unexpected outcome: "If the results were correct, it meant that the family tree I had spent years documenting was not my own." Bill undertakes a quest to solve the mystery of his origins, which shakes his sense...
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Raising Trump

NOT AVAILABLE. · Gallery Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

In Raising Trump, Ivana Trump reflects on her extraordinary life and the raising of her three children - Donald Jr., Eric, and Ivanka - and recounts the lessons she taught her children as they were growing up.As her former husband takes his place as the 45th President of the United States,...
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I Loved Her in the Movies: Memories of Hollywood's Legendary Actresses

Robert Wagner · Viking
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

Film and television actor and New York Times bestselling author Robert Wagner's memoir of the great women movie stars he has known. In a career that has spanned more than sixty years Robert Wagner has witnessed the twilight of the Golden Age of Hollywood and the rise of television, becoming...
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Natural Disaster: I Cover Them. I am One.

Ginger Zee · Kingswell
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

ABC News chief meteorologist Ginger Zee pulls back the curtain on her life in Natural Disaster. Ginger grew up in small-town Michigan where she developed an obsession with weather as a young girl. Ginger opens up about her lifelong battle with crippling depression, her romances that range...
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Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be

Rachel Hollis · Thomas Nelson
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

With wry wit and hard-earned wisdom, popular online personality and founder of TheChicSite.com founder Rachel Hollis helps readers break free from the lies keeping them from the joy-filled and exuberant life they are meant to have.Founder of the lifestyle website TheChicSite.com and CEO of her own media...
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In Pieces

Sally Field · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

In this intimate, haunting literary memoir, an American icon tells her story for the first time, and in her own gorgeous words--about a challenging and lonely childhood, the craft that helped her find her voice, and a powerful emotional legacy that shaped her journey as a daughter and a mother....
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Educated: A Memoir

Tara Westover · Random House
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge UniversityBook Club Pick for Now Read This, from PBS NewsHour and The New York Times "A coming-of-age memoir reminiscent...
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