Biography & Autobiography - General

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A Girl Named Zippy: Growing Up Small ...

Haven Kimmel

The author offers a chronicle of growing up in a small town in America's heartland, offering portraits of her family and her encounters with the complexities of the adult world, romance, and small-town life during the 1960s and 1970s.

Published: Sep 2002

Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A ...

Rhoda Janzen

"It is rare that I literally laugh out loud while I'm reading, but Janzen's voice—singular, deadpan, sharp-witted and honest—slayed me." —Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, LoveNot long after Rhoda Janzen turned f...

Published: Apr 2010

The Year of Magical Thinking

Joan Didion

In THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING, Joan Didion writes an account of her life since the 2003 death of her husband, John Gregory Dunne. Didion's grief was profound and debilitating; she and Dunne had been married for nearly 40 years, duri...

Published: Feb 2007

The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Aut...

Sidney Poitier

In this luminous memoir, a true American icon looks back on his celebrated life and career. His body of work is arguably the most morally significant in cinematic history, and the power and influence of that work are indicative of the...

Published: Jan 2007

Middle Place, The

Kelly Corrigan

'An amazing story told with steep honesty. The Middle Place is memoir at its highest form.'--Darin Strauss, author of More Than It Hurts You and The Real McCoy 'If you're in a book club or just love to read, make sure this book ends...

Published: Jan 2009

Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelse...

Chelsea Handler

THE EAGERLY AWAITED COLLECTION OF PERSONAL ESSAYS FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF MY HORIZONTAL LIFEWhen Chelsea Handler needs to get a few things off her chest, she appeals to a higher power -- vodka. You would too if you found out th...

Published: Feb 2010

Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in...

Azar Nafisi

Azar Nafasi formed a book club in Tehran comprised of seven young women who got together to discuss such books as THE GREAT GATSBY, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, DAISY MILLER, and, of course, LOLITA--books forbidden by the Islamic government. ...

Published: Dec 2003

Med Head: My Knock-down, Drag-out, Dr...

James Patterson

Cory Friedman woke up one morning when he was five years old with the uncontrollable urge to twitch his neck. From that day forward his life became a hell of irrepressible tics and involuntary utterances, and Cory embarked on an excr...

Published: Apr 2010

Hannah's Gift: Lessons from a Life Fu...

Maria Housden

Every once in a while a book comes along that can change your life–a book so special, it is destined not just to be read but to be cherished, to be passed from one reader to another as a precious gift. Filled with wisdom and gra...

Published: Jul 2003

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Sol...

Ishmael Beah

My new friends have begun to suspect I haven't told them the full story of my life."Why did you leave Sierra Leone?""Because there is a war.""You mean, you saw people running around with guns and shooting each...

Published: Aug 2008

Living History

Hillary Rodham Clinton

In this memoir, Hillary Clinton writes of her experiences as First Lady during the Clinton administration, and her subsequent, successful candidacy for U.S. senator from New York. She also reviews her Chicago uringing, her early effo...

Published: Apr 2004

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (MT...

Jean-Dominique Bauby

We've all got our idiosyncrasies when it comes to writing--a special chair we have to sit in, a certain kind of yellow paper we absolutely must use. To create this tremendously affecting memoir, Jean-Dominique Bauby used the only tool...

Published: Nov 2007

American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the ...

Jon Meacham

Andrew Jackson, his intimate circle of friends, and his tumultuous times are at the heart of this remarkable book about the man who rose from nothing to create the modern presidency. Beloved and hated, venerated and reviled, Andrew Ja...

Published: Apr 2009

Teacher Man: A Memoir

Frank McCourt

Frank McCourt, the author of ANGELA’S ASHES and ’TIS, wraps up his trilogy of memoirs with this account of the 30 years he spent teaching in New York public high schools, from his rocky beginning as a young man teaching En...

Published: Sep 2006

Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking D...

Julie Powell

Nearing 30 and trapped in a dead-end secretarial job, Julie Powell resolved to reclaim her life by cooking, in the span of a single year, every one of the 524 recipes in Julia Child's legendary Mastering the Art of French Cookin...

Published: Sep 2006

The Duchess

Amanda Foreman

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOKLady Georgiana Spencer was the great-great-great-great-aunt of Diana, Princess of Wales, and was nearly as famous in her day. In 1774 Georgiana achieved immediate celebrity by marrying William Cavendish, f...

Published: Aug 2008

sTORI Telling

Tori Spelling

She was television's most famous virgin -- and, as Aaron Spelling's daughter, arguably its most famous case of nepotism. Portraying Donna Martin on Beverly Hills, 90210, Tori Spelling became one of the most recognizable young actresse...

Published: Feb 2009

Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: A...

Alexandra Fuller

An intimate memoir of growing up in Africa during the Rhodesian civil war of 1971 to 1979 describes her life on farms in southern Rhodesia, Milawi, and Zambia, detailing her hardscrabble existence with an alcoholic mother, frequently ...

Published: Mar 2003

The Girls from Ames: A Story of Women...

Jeffrey Zaslow

The instant New York Times bestseller, now in paperback: a moving tribute to female friendships, with the inspiring story of eleven girls and the ten women they became, from the coauthor of the million-copy bestseller The Last Lectur...

Published: Apr 2010

Committed: A Love Story

Elizabeth Gilbert

The #1 New York Times bestselling follow-up to Eat, Pray, Love--an intimate and erudite celebration of love. At the end of her memoir Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert fell in love with Felipe, a Brazilian living in Indonesia. The c...

Published: Feb 2011

Wisdom of Our Fathers: Lessons and Le...

Tim Russert

What does it really mean to be a good father? What did your father tell you, that has stayed with you throughout your life? Was there a lesson from him, a story, or a moment that helped to make you who you are? Is there a special memo...

Published: May 2007

The Smartest Guys In The Room

Bethany McLean

Just as Watergate was the defining political story of its time, so Enron is the biggest business story of our time. And just as All the President's Men was the one Watergate book that gave readers the full story, with all the dram...

Published: Sep 2004

Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Au...

Rob Lowe

A wryly funny and surprisingly moving account of an extraordinary life lived almost entirely in the public eyeA teen idol at fifteen, an international icon and founder of the Brat Pack at twenty, and one of Hollywood's top stars to th...

Published: Jan 2012

A Gift of Hope: Helping the Homeless

Danielle Steel

In her powerful memoir His Bright Light, #1 New York Times bestselling author Danielle Steel opened her heart to share the devastating story of the loss of her beloved son. In A Gift of Hope, she shows us how she transformed that pain...

Published: Oct 2013

A Wolf at the Table: A Memoir of My F...

Augusten Burroughs

The Instant New York Times, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestseller by the author of Running with Scissors A Today Show Summer Reads PickWith A Wolf at the Table, Augusten Burroughs takes a quantum leap: minin...

Published: Mar 2009

Honeymoon with My Brother: A Memoir

Franz Wisner

This is the true story of Franz Wisner, a man who thought he had it all- a high profile career and the fiancee of his dreams- when suddenly, his life turned upside down. Just days before they were to be married, his fiancee called of...

Published: Feb 2006

Same Kind of Different As Me: A Moder...

Ron Hall

A dangerous, homeless drifter who grew up picking cotton in virtual slavery. An upscale art dealer accustomed to the world of Armani and Chanel. A gutsy woman with a stubborn dream. A story so incredible no novelist would dare dre...

Published: Mar 2008

Once Upon a Secret: My Affair with Pr...

Mimi Alford

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER  In the summer of 1962, nineteen-year-old Mimi Beardsley arrived in Washington, D.C., to begin an internship in the White House press office. After just three days on the job, the privileged but sheltered...

Published: Jan 2013

My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scienti...

Jill Bolte Taylor

The astonishing New York Times bestseller that chronicles how a brain scientist's own stroke led to enlightenment On December 10, 1996, Jill Bolte Taylor, a thirty-seven- year-old Harvard-trained brain scientist experienced a massive ...

Published: May 2009

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

Amy Chua

At once provocative and laugh-out-loud funny, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother ignited a global parenting debate with its story of one mother's journey in strict parenting.  Amy Chua argues that Western parenting tries to respect and...

Published: Dec 2011
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