Biography & Autobiography - Women

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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. ...

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Published: Dec 2003

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...

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Published: Apr 2004

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...

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Published: Apr 2010

A Walk on the Beach: Tales of Wisdom ...

Joan Anderson

In this memoir of a friendship, Joan Anderson, the author of A YEAR BY THE SEA and AN UNFINISHED MARRIAGE, provides more information about her search for peace and fulfillment on the shores of Cape Cod. Here she tells of her friendshi...

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Published: Apr 2005

The Red Leather Diary: Reclaiming a L...

Lily Koppel

A New York Times' journalist discovers a discarded old diary - a long-lost treasure that introduces her to an extraordinary woman and a glamourous, forgotten time. For decades it languished in an unclaimed trunk in the basement of a p...

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Published: Feb 2009

The Broke Diaries: The Completely Tru...

Angela Nissel

In this true account, a college student, who struggled financially in an urban environment, amuses with anecdotes about lacking cash in a variety of humiliating situations: buying discount groceries, dodging her landlord, and hanging ...

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Published: Apr 2001

Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia ...

Bob Spitz

The stunning story of how Julia Child transformed herself into the cult figure who touched off a food revolution that has gripped the country for more than fifty years. Spanning Pasadena to Paris, acclaimed author Bob Spitz reveals th...

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Published: May 2013

West with the Night

Beryl Markham

Markham is often described as "the first person" to fly the Atlantic east to west in a solo non-stop flight, though most now dispute this claim. When Markham decided to take on the Atlantic crossing, no pilot had yet flown n...

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Published: Jun 2012

Rockabye: From Wild to Child

Rebecca Woolf

Rockabye is the lively memoir of a spontaneous young city-girl who becomes unexpectedly pregnant. That city-girl is Rebecca Woolf, who at 23, after the 'holy shit, I'm pregnant' realization, decides to keep the baby, marry the boyfrie...

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Published: Mar 2008

Escape

Carolyn Jessop

The dramatic first-person account of life inside an ultra-fundamentalist American religious sect, and one woman's courageous flight to freedom with her eight children.When she was eighteen years old, Carolyn Jessop was coerced into an...

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Published: Dec 2008

The Bolter

Frances Osborne

She was irresistible. She inspired fiction, fantasy, legend, and art.Some say she was "the Bolter" of Nancy Mitford's novel The Pursuit of Love. She "played" Iris Storm in Michael Arlen's celebrated novel about fas...

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Published: May 2010

Rabbit-Proof Fence: The True Story of...

Doris Pilkington

Following an Australian government edict in 1931, black aboriginal children and children of mixed marriages were gathered up and taken to settlements to be institutionally assimilated. In Rabbit-Proof Fence, award-wining author Doris ...

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Published: Nov 2002

The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold ...

Denise Kiernan

The New York Times bestseller, now available in paperback—an incredible true story of the top-secret World War II town of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and the young women brought there unknowingly to help build the atomic bomb."The be...

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Published: Mar 2014

A Midwife's Story

Penny Armstrong

When hospital-trained midwife Penny Armstrong takes on a job delivering the babies of the Amish, she discovers an approach to giving birth which would change her life forever. A MidwifeÕs Story is a life-affirming book that never fai...

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Published: Apr 2007

Truth & Beauty: A Friendship

Ann Patchett

Ann Patchett and the late Lucy Grealy met in college in 1981, and, after enrolling in the Iowa Writer's Workshop, began a friendship that would be as defining to both of their lives as their work. In Grealy's critically acclaimed memi...

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Published: Apr 2005

Secret Diary of a Call Girl

Anonymous

Belle couldn't find a job after University. Her impressive degree was not paying her rent or buying her food. But after a fantastic threesome with a very rich couple who gave her a ton of money, Belle realized that she could earn more...

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Published: Jun 2008

My Forbidden Face: Growing Up Under t...

Latifa

An astonishing first-hand account of a young womans life lived under the tyranny of the Taliban.Born into a middle-class Afghan family in Kabul in 1980, Latifa spent her teenage days talking fashion and movies with her friends, listen...

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Published: Jan 2001

The Amazing Adventures of Dietgirl

Shauna Reid

At just twenty-three years old, Shauna Reid weighed 351 pounds. Spurred into action by the sight of her enormous white knickers billowing on the clothesline, she created the hugely successful blog 'The Amazing Adventures of Dietgirl....

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Published: Jan 2009

Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Educa...

Dorothy Wickenden

Now in paperback, the acclaimed and captivating true story of two restless society girls who left their affluent lives to "rough it" as teachers in the wilds of Colorado in 1916.In 1916, Dorothy Wickenden's grandmother, Doro...

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Published: May 2012

Sleeping Arrangements

Laura Shaine Cunningham

This classic and funny memoir of a wildly unorthodox Bronx childhood in the 1950s tells the story of a girl who starts out fatherless, is orphaned at age eight, is raised by two extremely odd strangers who happen to be her uncles, and...

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Published: Jul 2000

The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oa...

Margot Mifflin

In 1851 Olive Oatman was a thirteen-year-old pioneer traveling west toward Zion with her Mormon family. Within a decade, she was a white Indian with a chin tattoo, caught between cultures. The Blue Tattoo tells the harrowing story of ...

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Published: Apr 2011

American Ghost: A Family's Extraordin...

Hannah Nordhaus

"A haunting story about the long reach of the past."—Maureen Corrigan, NPR'S Fresh Air"In this intriguing book, [Nordhaus] shares her journey to discover who her immigrant ancestor really was—and what strange alchem...

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Published: Mar 2016

Save Karen: One Shopaholic's Journey ...

Karyn Bosnak

Drowning in $20,000 of credit card debt, shopaholic Karyn Bosnak asked strangers for money online -- and it worked! What would you do if you owed $20,000? Would you: A) not tell your parents? B) start your own website that asked ...

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Published: Sep 2003

A House in the Sky: A Memoir

Amanda Lindhout

The New York Times bestselling memoir of a woman whose curiosity led her to the world's most remote places and then into fifteen months of captivity: "Exquisitely told…A young woman's harrowing coming-of-age story and an extrao...

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Published: May 2014

Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return

Marjane Satrapi

The great-granddaughter of Iran's last emperor and the daughter of ardent Marxists continues her description of growing up in Tehran, a country plagued by political upheaval and vast contradictions between public and private life, in ...

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Published: Aug 2005

When I Was Puerto Rican: A Memoir

Esmeralda Santiago

The American story of immigration, this time with a unique Latin flavor.' (Los Angeles Times Book Review) Esmeralda Santiago's story begins in rural Puerto Rico, where her childhood was full of both tenderness and domestic strife, tr...

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Published: Jan 1993

Anne Frank's Tales from the Secret An...

Anne Frank

A poignant collection of the young author's lesser-known writings includes short stories, fables, personal reminiscences, previously deleted excerpts from her diary, and an unfinished novel composed while she was hidden from the Nazis...

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Published: Mar 2003

If I Am Missing or Dead: A Sister's S...

Janine Latus

In April 2002, Janine Latus's youngest sister, Amy, wrote a note and taped it to the inside of her desk drawer. Today Ron Ball and I are romantically involved, it read, but I fear I have placed myself at risk in a variety of ways. Bas...

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Published: Apr 2008

Princess Sultana's Circle (Princess T...

Jean Sasson

In her international best sellers, PRINCESS and PRINCESS SULTANA'S DAUGHTERS, Jean Sasson vividly depicted the harsh restrictions endured by Saudi women. These books described the lives of women who live in a society where they have f...

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Published: May 2002

Between Two Worlds: Escape from Tyran...

Laurie Becklund

The daughter of Saddam Hussein's personal pilot describes her experiences of growing up as a palace insider, recounting how Hussein forced those closest to him to compete for his approval, her escape from Iraq through an abusive arran...

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Published: Sep 2006
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