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In My Skin: My Life On and Off the Basketball Court

Brittney Griner · It Books, 2014.
Pages: 216
Format: Paperback

Hailed by ESPN as the world's most famous female basketball player, Brittney Griner, the dunking phenom and national sensation who is shattering stereotypes and breaking boundaries, now shares her coming-of-age story, revealing how she found her strength to overcome bullies and to embrace...
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Studio Grace: The Making of a Record

Eric Siblin · House of Anansi Press
Pages: 295
Format: Print book

With a dozen original songs percolating in his head, bestselling author Eric Siblin had two chance encounters in the same month: one with a real estate agent named Jo, a talented singer with pop star dreams; and the other with a college acquaintance named Morey, a fiery guitarist, record...
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Unabrow: Misadventures of a Late Bloomer

Una LaMarche · Plume
Format: Print book

In between highbrow and lowbrow, there's Unabrow. "Take the cast of 'Bridesmaids,' add a dash of pre-pubescent Eugene Levy, and you have the humor stylings of Una LaMarche."-- Ann Imig, founder of Listen to Your Mother As a girl, Una LaMarche was as smart as she was awkward....
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Million Dollar Arm: Sometimes to Win, You Have to Change the Game

J. B. Bernstein · Gallery Books
Pages: 233
Format: Paperback

A TRUE STORY OF FINDING THE AMERICAN DREAM . . . ABROAD India is a country with more than one billion people, a fanatical national cricket obsession, and exactly zero talent scouts. There, superstar sports agent J. B. Bernstein knew that he could find the Yao Ming of baseball - someone...
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Post Grad: Five Women and Their First Year Out of College

Caroline Kitchener · Ecco
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

What really happens in the first year out of college? When Caroline Kitchener graduated from Princeton, she began shadowing four of her female classmates, interviewing them as they started to navigate the murky waters of post-collegiate life. Weaving together her own experience as a writer...
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Surpassing Certainty: What My Twenties Taught Me

JANET MOCK · Atria Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Riveting, rousing, and utterly real, Surpassing Certainty is a portrait of a young woman searching for her purpose and place in the world - without a road map to guide her.The journey begins a few months before her twentieth birthday. Janet Mock is adjusting to her days as a first-generation...
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Member of the Family: My Story of Charles Manson, Life Inside His Cult, and the Darkness That Ended the Sixties

DIANNE LAKE · William Morrow
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

In this poignant and disturbing memoir of lost innocence, coercion, survival, and healing, Dianne Lake chronicles her years with Charles Manson, revealing for the first time how she became the youngest member of his Family and offering new insights into one of the twentieth century's most...
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The Fortunes of Francis Barber: The True Story of the Jamaican Slave Who Became Samuel Johnson’s Heir

Michael Bundock · Yale University Press
Format: Hardcover

This compelling book chronicles a young boy's journey from the horrors of Jamaican slavery to the heart of London's literary world, and reveals the unlikely friendship that changed his life. Francis Barber, born in Jamaica, was brought to London by his owner in 1750 and became a servant...
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Cosby: His Life and Times

Mark Whitaker · Simon & Schuster
Format: Paperback

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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In the Country We Love: My Family Divided

Diane Guerrero · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

The star of Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin presents her personal story of the real plight of undocumented immigrants in this country Diane Guerrero, the television actress from the megahit Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin, was just fourteen years old on the day her parents...
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South of Forgiveness: A True Story of Rape and Responsibility

Thordis Elva · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

One ordinary spring morning in Reykjavik, Iceland, Thordis Elva kisses her son and partner goodbye before boarding a plane to do a remarkable thing: fly seven thousand miles to South Africa to confront the man who raped her when she was just sixteen. Meanwhile, in Sydney, Australia, Tom Stranger...
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Good mourning

Elizabeth Meyer · Gallery Books, 2015.
Pages: 280
Format: Print book

"In this funny, insightful memoir, a young socialite risks social suicide when she takes a job at a legendary funeral chapel on New York City{u2019}s Upper East Side. Good Mourning offers a behind-the-scenes look at one of the most famous funeral homes in the country--where not even...
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Mastering the Art of French Eating: From Paris Bistros to Farmhouse Kitchens, Lessons in Food and Love

Ann Mah · Penguin Books; Reprint edition
Format: Book

The memoir of a young diplomats wife who must reinvent her dream of living in Paris—one dish at a timeWhen journalist Ann Mahs diplomat husband is given a three-year assignment in Paris, Ann is overjoyed. A lifelong foodie and Francophile, she immediately begins plotting gastronomic adventures...
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The Tincture of Time: A Memoir of (Medical) Uncertainty

Elizabeth L Silver · Penguin Press
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

Set against the unexplained stroke of the author's newborn daughter, this stunning, unflinchingly honest memoir is an thought-provoking reflection on uncertainty in medicine and in life.Growing up as the daughter of a dedicated surgeon, Elizabeth L. Silver felt an unquestioned faith in medicine....
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Bernie Madoff and the Crisis: The Public Trial of Capitalism

Colleen P. Eren · Stanford University Press
Pages: 224

Bernie Madoff's arrest could not have come at a more darkly poetic moment. Economic upheaval had plunged America into a horrid recession. Then, on December 11, 2008, Madoff's $65 billion Ponzi scheme came to light. A father turned in by his sons; a son who took his own life; another...
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