Biography & Autobiography - Artists, Architects, Photographers

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Schulz and Peanuts: A Biography

David Michaelis

Charles M. Schulz, the most widely syndicated and beloved cartoonist of all time, is also one of the least understood figures in American culture. Now acclaimed biographer David Michaelis gives us the first full-length biography of th...

Abridged CD
Published: Oct 2007

Elvis Presley: The Man, the Life, the...

Pamela Clarke Keogh

That voice, those eyes, that hair, the cars, the girls—Elvis Presley revolutionized American pop culture. "His appearance on Ed Sullivan ripped the 1950s in half," writes the author. Keogh examines Elvis's life and style t...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jun 2005

The Man Called Cash: The Life, Love, ...

Steve Turner

Describes the life and career of the country music singer, following Cash on his journey from the hardscrabble cotton fields of Arkansas, through his brushes with the law and sometimes turbulent personal life, to rise to the heights o...

Unabridged CD
Published: Sep 2005

Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story

Ray Charles

Ray Charles (1930-2004) led one of the most extraordinary lives of any popular musician. In Brother Ray, he reveals his story unsparingly, from the chronicle of his musical development to his heroin addiction to his tangled romantic l...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jan 2005

The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships,...

Sebastian Smee

Rivalry is at the heart of some of the most famous and fruitful relationships in history. The Art of Rivalry follows eight celebrated artists, each linked to a counterpart by friendship, admiration, envy, and ambition. All eight are h...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Sep 2016

The Woman I Wanted to Be

Diane Von Furstenberg

One of the most influential, admired, and innovative women of our time: fashion designer, philanthropist, wife, mother, and grandmother, Diane von Furstenberg shares stories about becoming the woman she wanted to be.Diane von Furstenb...

Unabridged CD
Published: Oct 2014

Leonardo da Vinci

Walter Isaacson

The #1 New York Times Bestseller"A powerful story of an exhilarating mind and life...a study in creativity: how to define it, how to achieve it."—The New Yorker"Vigorous, insightful."—The Washington Post"A...

Unabridged CD
Published: Oct 2017

Drawing Blood

Molly Crabapple

From a young age, Molly Crabapple had the eye of an artist and the spirit of a radical. After a restless childhood on New York's Long Island, she left America to see Europe and the Near East, a young artist plunging into unfamiliar cu...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Dec 2015

Leonardo da Vinci

Walter Isaacson

The #1 New York Times Bestseller"A powerful story of an exhilarating mind and life...a study in creativity: how to define it, how to achieve it."—The New Yorker"Vigorous, insightful."—The Washington Post"A...

Abridged CD
Published: Oct 2017

The Lonely City: Adventures in the Ar...

Olivia Laing

An expertly crafted work of reportage, memoir, and biography on the subject of loneliness told through the lives of six iconic artists, by the acclaimed author of The Trip to Echo Spring.You can be lonely anywhere, but there is a par...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jun 2016

Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: T...

Timothy Egan

At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, Egan's book tells the remarkable untold story behind Edward Curtis's iconic photographs, following him throughout Indian country from desert to rainfor...

Unabridged CD
Published: Oct 2012
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