Biography & Autobiography - Women

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Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacif...

Cheryl Strayed

A powerful, blazingly honest, inspiring memoir: the story of a 1,100 mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe--and built her back up again.  At twenty-six, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. ...

Unabridged CD
Published: Mar 2012

Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with...

Elizabeth Gilbert

At the end of her bestselling memoir Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert fell in love with Felipe, a Brazilian-born man of Australian citizenship who'd been living in Indonesia when they met. Resettling in America, the couple swore ete...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jan 2010

Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake

Anna Quindlen

It's odd when I think of the arc of my life, from child to young woman to aging adult. First I was who I was. Then I didn't know who I was. Then I invented someone, and became her. Then I began to like what I'd invented. And finally I...

Unabridged CD
Published: May 2012

Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia ...

Bob Spitz

The definitive biography of Julia Child—with access to Julia's diaries and letters—written by the author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed The Beatles and timed to Julia's 100th birthday.From Pasadena to Cambridge to New...

Unabridged CD
Published: Aug 2012

Inside the Kingdom: My Life in Saudi ...

Carmen Bin Ladin

One of Osama bin Laden's many sisters-in-law speaks out about life within the fabulously rich fundamentalist family. Carmen was an independent-minded daughter of privilege from a half-Persian, half-Swiss family. When she married Yesla...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jun 2004

My Life in France

Alex Prud'Homme

Written with her grandnephew, Julia Child's infectiously readable memoir uses years of letters to create a wonderful narrative both about her love affair with the food and culture of France, and as homage to the warm, loving relations...

Abridged CD
Published: Mar 2006

The Story of My Life

Helen Keller

In this autobiography, initially published in 1903, Helen Keller recalls her remarkable life as a blind and deaf woman taught to communicate by Ann Sullivan. Here among other memories, Keller describes her epiphany at the water pump w...

Unabridged CD
Published: Apr 2005

The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Stor...

Lily Koppel

As America's Mercury Seven astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, television cameras focused on the brave smiles of their young wives. Overnight, these women were transformed from military spouses into American royalty. T...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jun 2013

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 CD
Published: Nov 2005

Letters of a Woman Homesteader

Elinore Pruitt Stewart

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Unabridged CD
Published: Mar 2004

I'll See You Again

Jackie Hance

One woman's journey through unbearable loss.A true story.

Unabridged CD
Published: May 2013

Brother I'm Dying

Edwidge Danticat

From the age of four, award-winning writer Edwidge Danticat came to think of her uncle Joseph as her "second father," when she was placed in his care after her parents left Haiti for America. And so she was both elated and s...

Unabridged CD
Published: Sep 2007

Madam Secretary: A Memoir

Madeleine Albright

The highest-ranking woman in the history of U.S. government chronicles the story of her life, from her childhood as a Czechoslovakian refugee through her rise to power in the world of international diplomacy and policy-making, detaili...

Abridged CD
Published: Apr 2003

Loose Girl: A Memoir of Promiscuity

Kerry Cohen

Some girls turn to alcohol. Some to drugs. Kerry Cohen turned to sex. This is her memoir.

Abridged CD
Published: Jun 2008

Wave

Sonali Deraniyagala

bA profoundly moving, piercingly frank memoir of grief--of learning to live with grief--that begins in Sri Lanka on December 26, 2004, when the author lost her parents, her husband, and her two young sons in the tsunami she miraculous...

Unabridged CD
Published: Mar 2013

Seaworthy: A Swordboat Captain Return...

Linda Greenlaw

Linda Greenlaw's lobster traps weren't paying off, her truck was on its last gasp, and bills were piling up on the table when an old friend offered her a captaincy on his boat for a season of swordfishing. She hadn't been blue-water f...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jun 2010

Chanel Bonfire

Wendy Lawless

By the time Wendy Lawless turned seventeen, she'd known for quite some time that she didn't have a normal mother. But that didn't stop her from wanting one . . .Georgann Rea didn't bake cookies or go to PTA meetings; she wore a mink c...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Feb 2013

Almost There: The Onward Journey of a...

Nuala O'Faolain

In 1996, a small Irish press approached Nuala O'Faolain to publish a collection of her opinion columns from the Irish Times. She offered to write an introduction to explain the life experience that had shaped this Irish woman's views...

Unabridged CD
Published: Feb 2003

Loose Girl: A Memoir of Promiscuity

Kerry Cohen

Some girls turn to alcohol. Some to drugs. Kerry Cohen turned to sex. This is her memoir.

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Jun 2008

The Mighty Queens of Freeville: The T...

Amy Dickinson

Five years ago, after an exhaustive countrywide search, the Chicago Tribune announced Amy Dickinson as the next Ann Landers. They wanted a contemporary voice and they found it. Bracingly witty and honest, Amy's voice is more Nora Ephr...

Abridged CD
Published: Feb 2009

The Necklace: Thirteen Women and the ...

Cheryl Jarvis

A kind of Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants for women in midlife, The Traveling Necklace is the story of thirteen women who took a chance on a $37,000 diamond necklace and learned more than they ever thought possible about themselves...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Sep 2008

Saturday Night Widows: The Adventures...

Becky Aikman

Six marriages, six heartbreaks, one shared beginning.   In her forties – a widow, too young, too modern to accept the role – Becky Aikman struggled to make sense of her place in an altered world.  In this transcendent and infe...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jan 2013

Name Dropping

Barnaby Conrad

Barnaby Conrad's 1950s nightclub was nestled in the heart of San Francisco's cabaret and nightlife district. Charming, personable, and witty, the author is both celebrity and fan as he shares hilarious and surprising anecdotes, deligh...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Feb 2004

My Week with Marilyn

Colin Clark

In 1956, twenty-three-year-old Colin Clark began work as a lowly assistant on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl, the film that united Sir Laurence Olivier with Marilyn Monroe. The blonde bombshell and the legendary actor were ...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Oct 2011

Epilogue

Anne Roiphe

Widowhood is my journey to hold the ground, not to give up, but to do what I know my spouse would have wished me to do, re-knot my life, rekindle my pleasure, and last but not least, Live until I cant anymore.Anne Roiphe

Unabridged CD
Published: Sep 2008

The Vixen Diaries

Karrine Steffans

This titillating expose chronicles the personal and professional adventures of this tabloid-laden socialite, dispelling some rumors, while confirming others. Diaries unveils the heavily shrouded Hollywood backrooms and its coveted sec...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jun 2009

Promise Me: How a Sister's Love Launc...

Nancy G. Brinker

Nancy G. Brinker shares how her sister's struggle with---and death from---breast cancer led her to promise to raise money for scientific research in the hopes of one day curing the disease.

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Sep 2010

Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild ...

Jenna Bush Hager

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Unabridged CD
Published: Oct 2017

Loose Girl: A Memoir of Promiscuity

Kerry Cohen

Some girls turn to alcohol. Some to drugs. Kerry Cohen turned to sex. This is her memoir.

Unabridged CD
Published: Jun 2008

Lucia: A Venetian Life in the Age of ...

Andrea Di Robilant

In 1787, Lucia, the beautiful sixteen-year-old daughter of a prominent Venetian statesman, is married off to Alvise Mocenigo, scion of one of the most powerful Venetian families. But their life as a golden couple will be suddenly tran...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Apr 2008
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