Biography & Autobiography - General

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Dreams from my father

Barack Obama

Includes the senator's speech from the 2004 Democratic National Convention! In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his li...

Abridged CD
Published: May 2005

Teacher Man: A Memoir

Frank McCourt

The Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author of Angela's Ashes describes his coming of age as a teacher, storyteller, and writer, a personal journey during which he spent fifteen years finding his voice in ...

Unabridged CD
Published: Nov 2005

Clapton: The Autobiography

Eric Clapton

“I found a pattern in my behavior that had been repeating itself for years, decades even. Bad choices were my specialty, and if something honest and decent came along, I would shun it or run the other way.”With striking in...

Abridged CD
Published: Oct 2007

Wilson

A. Scott Berg

In the tradition of Truman, John Adams, and Team of Rivals, the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning biographer of Charles Lindbergh, Maxwell Perkins, and Samuel Goldwyn sheds new light on a president and his presidency in a...

Unabridged CD
Published: Sep 2013

Charlie Wilson's War Abridged

George Crile

This investigative report on the secret CIA operations during the 1980s Russia-Afghanistan war tells of the billion-dollar-a-year effort to arm, supply, and train the Afghan resistance, and to maintain relations in the region--all cen...

Abridged CD
Published: Aug 2005

Here If You Need Me: A Memoir

Kate Braestrup

When the oldest of Kate Braestrup's four children was ten years old, her husband, a Maine state trooper, was killed in a car accident. Stunned and grieving, she decided to pursue her husband's dream of becoming a Unitarian minister,...

Abridged CD
Published: Aug 2007

All Fishermen Are Liars

Linda Greenlaw

Just before Christmas, Linda meets up with her best friend and fellow fisherman Alden Leeman for lunch and a drink at the Dry Dock, a well-worn watering hole in Portland, Maine. Alden, the captain of Linda's first fishing expedition, ...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Jul 2004

Jarhead

Anthony Swofford

A memoir of the Gulf War by a front-line infantry Marine recounts his struggles with the conflict on the front lines, his girlfriend's infidelity, his battles with fear and suicide, his brushes with death, and his identity as a soldie...

Unabridged CD
Published: Oct 2005

The Long Run: One Man's Attempt to Re...

Matthew Long

New York City firefighter's emotional and inspiring memoir of learning to run again after a debilitating accident, based on the wildly popular March 2009 piece in Runner's WorldOn the morning of December 22, 2005, Matt Long was cyclin...

Unabridged CD
Published: Oct 2010

The Duck Commander Family: How Faith,...

Willie Robertson

Faith. Family. Ducks—in that order. This audiobook gives readers an up-close and personal, behind-the-scenes look at the family in the exploding A&E show—Duck Dynasty. This Louisiana bayou family operates Duck Commander, a booming...

Unabridged CD
Published: Mar 2013

James Herriot's Favorite Dog Stories

James Herriot

In this very special collection of favorite stories about dogs great and small, James Herriot tells us about his own dogs and all the wonderful people and animals we have come to love so much. Fifty memorable tales move us to both lau...

Unabridged CD
Published: Oct 2004

Hallelujah! The Welcome Table: A Life...

Maya Angelou

Throughout Maya Angelou’s life, from her childhood in Stamps, Arkansas, to her world travels as a bestselling writer, good food has played a central role. Preparing and enjoying homemade meals provides a sense of purpose and cal...

Abridged CD
Published: Sep 2004

Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in t...

Anthony Bourdain

In this tough, candid memoir, Anthony Bourdain, who has been a chef at several well-known restaurants, takes the reader backstage to reveal the secrets of restaurant kitchens--some of them not so appetizing, most of them hilarious, al...

Unabridged CD
Published: Oct 2005

Angela's Ashes: A Memoir

Frank McCourt

Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood,' writes Frank McCourt in Angela's Ashes. 'Worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood.' Welcome, then, to the pinnacle of the miserable Irish Catho...

Unabridged CD
Published: Nov 2005

The Beatles: The Biography

Bob Spitz

Challenging popular myths attributed to the Beatles, an extensively researched band portrait traces their individual experiences of rising from young, angry rock-and-roll musicians to fame; in an account that endeavors to provide bala...

Abridged CD
Published: Nov 2005

I Thought My Father Was God: And Othe...

Paul Auster

A collection of 180 personal, true-life accounts from NPR’s National Story Project reflects the work of men and women of all ages, backgrounds, and walks of life and is accompanied by Auster’s illuminating look at the role...

Unabridged CD
Published: Sep 2005

Crashing Through: A Story of Risk, Ad...

Robert Kurson

In his critically acclaimed bestseller Shadow Divers, Robert Kurson explored the depths of history, friendship, and compulsion. Now Kurson returns with another thrilling adventure–the stunning true story of one man’s heroi...

Abridged CD
Published: May 2007

Saving Graces: Finding Solace and Str...

Elizabeth Edwards

She charmed America with her smart, likable, down-to-earth personality as she campaigned for her husband, then vice-presidential candidate John Edwards. She inspired millions as she valiantly fought advanced breast cancer after being ...

Abridged CD
Published: Sep 2006

Opposite of Fate, The

Amy Tan

Amy Tan was born into a family that believed in fate. In The Opposite of Fate: A Book of Musings, she explores this legacy, as well as American circumstances, and finds ways to honor the past while creating her own brand of destiny. S...

Abridged MP3-CD
Published: Jun 2004

The Prince of Frogtown

Rick Bragg

In this final volume of the beloved American saga that began with All Over but the Shoutin' and continued with Ava's Man, Rick Bragg closes his circle of family stories with an unforgettable tale about fathers and sons inspired by his...

Unabridged CD
Published: May 2008

Heat: An Amateur's Adventures as Kitc...

Bill Buford

From one of our most interesting literary figures – former editor of Granta, former fiction editor at The New Yorker, acclaimed author of Among the Thugs – a sharp, funny, exuberant, close-up account of his headlong plunge into th...

Abridged CD
Published: May 2006

There and Back Again: An Actor's Tale...

SEAN ASTIN

[A] brutally frank, hard-hitting portrait of the film business....Astin comes across as a complex personality--courageous, impulsive, loving, abrasive--and these contradictory qualities make him an arresting centerpiece for a Hollywoo...

Abridged CD
Published: Oct 2004

Mountains Beyond Mountains

Tracy Kidder

Tracy Kidder is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the author of the bestsellers The Soul of a New Machine, House, Among Schoolchildren, and Home Town. He has been described by the Baltimore Sun as the “master of the non-fiction...

Abridged CD
Published: Sep 2003

A Big Little Life: Memoir of a Joyful...

Dean Koontz

In a profound, funny, and beautifully rendered portrait of a beloved companion, bestselling novelist Dean Koontz remembers the golden retriever who changed his life. A retired service dog, Trixie was three when Dean and his wife, Gerd...

Abridged CD
Published: Sep 2009

Chronicles: Volume One (Chronicles)

Bob Dylan

[F]labbergasting....[T]he Sphinx holds forth with what is, to put it mildly, atypical frankness....This book recaptures its author's first stirrings of creativity with amazing urgency. Mr. Dylan is fully present in re-experiencing the...

Abridged CD
Published: Oct 2004

Fresh Air

Terry Gross

Exhilarating, thought-provoking interviews from the Peabody Award-winning public radio show. 'Fresh Air with Terry Gross,' the award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular pro...

Abridged CD
Published: Nov 2005

Assholes Finish First

Tucker Max

Well-known blogger and humorist Tucker Max presents his second collection of new and never-published short stories that chronicle his drunken sexual escapades.

Abridged CD
Published: Sep 2010

Hard Choices

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hillary Rodham Clinton's inside account of the crises, choices, and challenges she faced during her four years as America's 67th Secretary of State, and how those experiences drive her view of the future."All of us face hard choi...

Abridged CD
Published: Jun 2014

Pilgrim's Wilderness: A True Story of...

Tom Kizzia

Into the Wild meets Helter Skelter in this riveting true story of a modern-day homesteading family in the deepest reaches of the Alaskan wilderness – and of the chilling secrets of its maniacal, spellbinding patriarch. When Papa...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jul 2013

Things I Overheard While Talking to M...

Alan Alda

On the heels of his acclaimed memoir, Never Have Your Dog Stuffed, beloved actor and bestselling author Alan Alda has written Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself, an insightful and funny look at some of the impossible questions...

Unabridged CD
Published: Oct 2007
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