Biography & Autobiography - Editors, Journalists, Publishers

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Audition

Barbara Walters

With a New Afterword by the AuthorIn her bestselling autobiography, Barbara Walters, arguably the most important woman in the history of television, describes her extraordinary public and private journey.Audition is the story of an am...

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Published: May 2009

Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, On...

Rob Sheffield

What Is love? Great minds have been grappling with this question throughout the ages, and in the modern era, they have come up with many different answers. According to Western philosopher Pat Benatar, love is a battlefield. Her paisa...

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Published: Dec 2007

The Corpse Had a Familiar Face: Cover...

Edna Buchanan

For eighteen years, Pulitzer Prize-winner Edna Buchanan had one of the most exciting, frightening, and heartbreaking jobs a newspaperwoman could have -- working the police beat for the Miami Herald. Having covered more crimes than mos...

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Published: Jan 2008

When a Crocodile Eats the Sun: A Memo...

Peter Godwin

Hailed by reviewers as 'powerful,' 'haunting' and 'a tour de force of personal journalism,' When A Crocodile Eats the Sun is the unforgettable story of one man's struggle to discover his past and come to terms with his present. Award ...

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Published: Apr 2008

Enemies of the People: My Family's Jo...

Kati Marton

Renowned author Kati Marton tells how her journalist parents survived the Nazis in Budapest and were imprisoned by the Soviets.

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Published: Oct 2010

Growing Up

Russell Baker

Russell Baker is the 1979 Pulitzer Prize winner for Distinguished Commentary and a columnist for The New York Times. This book traces his youth in the mountains of rural Virginia. When Baker was only five, his father died. His mother...

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Published: Jun 1992

Yours in Truth: A Personal Portrait o...

Jeff Himmelman

An intimate profile of the legendary Washington Post editor whose life and career encompassed Watergate, the Pentagon Papers, and the Kennedys—soon to be portrayed by Tom Hanks in the Steven Spielberg film The Post"A fairly com...

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Published: Nov 2017

Paris, My Sweet: A Year in the City o...

Amy Thomas

Part love letter to New York, part love letter to Paris, and total devotion to all things sweet. Hello, My Sweets is a personal and moveable feast that's a treasure map for anyone who loves fresh cupcakes and fine chocolate, New York ...

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Published: Feb 2012

Gonzo: The Life of Hunter S. Thompson...

Corey Seymour

Hailed everywhere as a brilliant biography, GONZO is a startling portrait of Hunter S. Thompson, the genius who spent a lifetime channeling his energy and insight into such landmark works as Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas--and revolut...

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Published: Oct 2008

Personal History

Katharine Graham

...extraordinary!...[S]he manages to rewrite the story of her life in such way that no one will ever be able to boil it down to a sentence, but I'll give it a try: Katharine Graham turns out to have had not two lives but four, and the...

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Published: Feb 1998

Ava's Man

Rick Bragg

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Rick Bragg was born a year after his maternal grandfather died in 1958, but resurrects him here, in this portrait of the grandfather he never knew. Researching the life of this much-loved patriarch br...

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Published: Aug 2002

Front Row: Anna Wintour: What Lies Be...

Jerry Oppenheimer

An unauthorized investigative report on the Vogue editor-in-chief's influential career candidly discusses her direct impact on celebrity and political careers, tracing her rise within the competitive fashion industry while discussing ...

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Published: Feb 2006

A Drinking Life: A Memoir

Pete Hamill

An acclaimed author offers an honest self-portrait of coming of age in a culture that considers drinking an essential part of becoming a man and reveals how it nearly destroyed his ability to write. Reprint. 60,000 first printin...

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Published: Jan 1994

Kingdom of Fear: Loathsome Secrets of...

Hunter S. Thompson

Brilliant, provocative, outrageous, and brazen, Hunter S. Thompson's infamous rule breaking -- in his journalism, in his life, and of the law -- changed the shape of American letters and the face of American icons. Kingdom of Fear tra...

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Published: Nov 2003

The Gift of Jazzy

Cindy Heller Adams

After New York Post columnist Cindy Adams lost her husband Joey to cancer, finding companionship again was the last thing on her mind. But one day, a visit from a friend brought just that, in the form Cindy least expected: a tiny dog....

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Published: Feb 2004

In an Instant: A Family's Journey of ...

Lee Woodruff

In January 2006, Lee and Bob Woodruff seemed to have it all'a happy marriage, four beautiful children, and marvelous careers. Bob had just been named co-anchor of ABC's World News Tonight, but then, while he was embedded with the mili...

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Published: Feb 2008

In The Trenches

John Adams

It is the summer of 1939 in England when soldiers start digging trenches in a local park. Suddenly, seven-year-old John Adams is forced to face a new reality. He and his school are abruptly evacuated to an unknown destination. Two day...

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Published: Jan 2012

The Incidental Muslim: Undiluted pers...

Amal Awad

The Incidental Muslim is an honest, witty and heartfelt collection of columns and new musings by writer Amal Awad on growing up in Australia as a hybrid identity, with a look at career, life, love, feminism and her love of storytellin...

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Published: Jan 2014

Special Heart: A Journey of Faith, Ho...

Bret Baier

Fox News Channel anchor Bret Baier shares the New York Times bestselling story of his son Paul's ongoing battle with heart disease, and how it transformed his own life and family.This deeply touching personal story is told through the...

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Published: May 2015

The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in ...

Kim Barker

When Kim Barker first arrived in Kabul as a journalist in 2002, she barely owned a passport, spoke only English and had little idea how to do the "Taliban Shuffle" between Afghanistan and Pakistan. No matter—her stories ab...

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Published: Mar 2012

Henry Miller: The Paris Years

Brassai

"Wonderfully evocative. . . . leaves one pleasantly hungry."—The New York TimesHis years in Paris were the making of Henry Miller. He arrived with no money, no fixed address, and no prospects. He left as the renowned i...

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Published: Jun 2011

My Journey Through War and Peace: Exp...

Melissa Burch

My Journey Through War and Peace: Explorations of a Young Filmmaker, Feminist and Spiritual Seeker is based on Melissa Burch's experiences as a war journalist for BBC, CBS, and other networks. Her team was one of the first documentary...

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Published: Mar 2016

Means of Escape: A War Correspondent'...

Philip Caputo

"A riveting memoir of years of living dangerously."—Kirkus Reviews For the countless readers who have admired Philip Caputo's classic memoir of Vietnam, A Rumor of War, here is his powerful recounting of his life and adven...

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Published: Mar 2009

Hard Times (Tr) (Autobiography of Sim...

Simone de Beauvoir

This volume of Simone de Beauvoir's legendary autobiography presents Beauvoir at the height of her international fame and portrays her inner struggle with aging. Beauvoir recounts her difficult long-distance romance with novelist Nels...

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Published: Jul 1994

Over Time: My Life As a Sportswriter

Frank Deford

Over Time: My Life as a Sportswriter is as unconventional and wide-ranging as Frank Deford's remarkable career, in which he has chronicled the heroes and the characters of just about every sport in nearly every medium. Deford joined ...

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Published: May 2013

An Open Book: Chapters from a Reader'...

Michael Dirda

'A love story, full of a passion for literature and marked by intellectual vigor.'—Bernadette Murphy, Los Angeles Times 'All that kid wants to do is stick his nose in a book,' Michael Dirda's steelworker father used to complain, wo...

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Published: Dec 2004

Memos from Purgatory

Harlan Ellison

Hemingway said, “A man should never write what he doesn’t know.” In the mid-fifties, Harlan Ellison—kicked out of college and hungry to write—went to New York to start his career. It was a time of street gangs, rumbles, kids...

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Published: Jun 2014

Mukiwa: A White Boy in Africa

Peter Godwin

Mukiwa opens with Peter Godwin, six years old, describing the murder of his neighbor by African guerillas in 1964, pre-war Rhodesia. Godwin's parents are liberal whites, his mother a government-employed doctor, his father an engineer....

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Published: Nov 2004

The Case Against Fragrance

Kate Grenville

Kate Grenville had always associated perfume with elegance and beauty―then the headaches started. Like perhaps a quarter of the population, Grenville reacts badly to the artificial fragrances around us: other people’s perfumes, an...

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Published: Sep 2017

A Writer at War: A Soviet Journalist ...

Vasily Grossman

When the Germans invaded Russia in 1941, Vasily Grossman became a special correspondent for the Red Star, the Soviet Army's newspaper, and reported from the frontlines of the war. A Writer at War depicts in vivid detail the crushing c...

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Published: Mar 2007
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