Biography, Autobiography & Memoir

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In the winter of 1949 the celebrated French avant-garde artist Jean Cocteau came to New York to give a talk at the screening of his latest film, The Eagle with Two Heads.

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“A thoughtful, revealing book about a horrid man and serial predator who produced some fine movies.”

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Bad City, a startling tale of people looking the other way and behaving ever so badly, never lets up.

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Growing Up Getty: The Story of America’s Most Unconventional Dynasty is a riveting biographical work of the life and legacy of America’s greatest wildcatter, J.Paul Getty, who discovered t

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“Jefferson Morley’s new book Scorpions’ Dance uses the relationship between CIA Director Richard Helms and President Richard Nixon as a window through which to take another look at

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“an important book brimming with essential insights about what it means to be a nation at war.”    

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“No matter how much you think you know about Harvey Weinstein, this book will make you realize how much bigger—and more interesting—the story is.”

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“Zhuqing Li’s Daughters of the Flower Fragrant Garden tells the heartrending, beautifully written, remarkable story of two sisters—Li’s aunts, inseparable as young girls—that circu

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“Lytle Hernández makes the provocative argument that it was a lesser-known figure, radical transformationalist Ricardo Flores Magó

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My depression competed with my mania.

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“a fascinating and compelling story of a tragic hero and the fields on which he lived and played.”

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“James Horn has put together an incredible lost history of an important figure whose life decided the future of America and all that has entailed since.”

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“Alford tells the remarkable story of spiritualism as it affected the lives of the members of the respective families of Abraham Lincoln and his assassin John Wilkes Booth.”

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Fifty-seven-year-old Diana Goetsch, formerly Doug Goetsch, made the decision at 50 to surrender to the transition process and become a full-blooded transgender woman after decades of heartache. 

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The pogroms of Russia have long served as the backdrop to bigger stories.

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If all you know about stewardesses (make that flight attendants) is based on the bestseller Coffee, Tea or Me, a salacious tell-all 1967 memoir by Trudy Baker and Rachel Jones, then you’re

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The ostensible template for these 24 musings on “singlehood” is Helen Gurley Brown’s 1962 cult classic, Sex and the Single Girl.

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Wired for Love reminds us that love is as natural as a heartbeat, a breath, a brainwave.”

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“engaging, gossipy, and revealing—a look behind the curtain at the wondrous wizard of words. Fans will love it.”

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“Quimby deserves the attention Dahler gives her. Hers is a life worth knowing.”

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By the time Jeremy Denk was five-and-three-quarters years old, his elementary school career was in trouble.

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From the very start of Unmask Alice: LSD, Satanic Panic, and the Imposter Behind the World’s Most Notorious Diaries, Rick Emerson makes big promises.

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Asylum is an eloquent, powerful, sometimes harrowing chronicle of what it means to be a gay man in a violently homophobic country and what it means to be a Black asylum seeker in

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