Biography, Autobiography & Memoir

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“The path to paradise is a rocky road with lots of detours and dead ends along the way. Some of them may even end in an apocalypse. Just ask Francis Ford Coppola.”

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“a breezy, nonstop narrative capturing the essence of a crazy, wide-open town where criminals and entrepreneurs have long thrived.”

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The many readers and followers of Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Group will certainly be aware of her participation in this “bigoted blackface prank”—the Dreadnought Hoax —but are unlikely to ha

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“This is a compelling, well-crafted exploration of a world turned culturally upside down by what might well be characterized as a civil war in which the abnormal becomes normal, and people

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The book is neither a memoir nor an argument, but rather a scramble of recollections, anecdotes, and pronouncements about the movie business, spiced with off-color jokes a

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The Velvet Underground, playing music far ahead of its time in mid-60s New York, has always been more written about than actually heard.

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“Reeves' book is more than an intimate study of Grant and his family in a critical period of the future president’s life; it is a study of a white middle-class America in which economics, p

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“An engrossing story of the tumultuous final years of a movie icon.”

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In January 1958, Charles Starkweather, accompanied by his 14-year-old girlfriend, Caril Ann Fugate, embarked on a killing spree in Nebraska, leaving ten people dead in their wake.

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“The reader will get an education in the formative years of a rock band, the grotty clubs, the vans, the marginal pay.”

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“not only a thorough examination of the role portraits played in 14th paintings, he provides a stellar example of art historical thinking.”

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The Dissident: Alexey Navalny is both interesting and depressing—a valuable guide to understanding contemporary Russia, its boss, and a major opponent.”

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“Southon tells the story of the Roman Republic and Empire from beginning to end ‘as told through women.’ The author’s history is that of a ‘bigger, richer—a more realistic empire.’”

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“If she had not chased those bright Medusas, 20th century American literature would have not had one of its most beautiful voices.”

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“Together Vance and Smith debunk the myths that ‘therapy is only for white folks’ and ‘prayer is enough.’”

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Doyle’s World―Lost & Found attempts what is perhaps impossible: to shed new light and offer a fresh perspective on the oft-written about fictitious consulting detective, Sherlock Holme

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Susannah Breslin is an accomplished journalist. She writes about sex and pornography. She produces documentaries and television series.

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this book works on many levels—as an entry into different cultures and kitchens and as a way to bring those foods into our home, making them our own.”

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“For Larry McMurtry, invention and re-invention were one and the same.”

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“John Gay and Julia Fox, in Hunting the Falcon, demonstrate the vast tapestry of the stories within the greater legend of Henry VIII by concentrating on his relationship with Anne

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One wonders what author Jonathan Raban is trying to tell us in his memoir, Father and Son.

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"a surprisingly rich history. . . . McNeur clearly knows how to find out everything it's possible to discover about these women and the circles they moved in."

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“what is revealed in Magic: The Life of Earvin 'Magic' Johnson is the life of an American sports hero, full of complexity, wonder, sorrow, and success.”

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Now here’s an interesting premise for a book: Jason Thomas Gordon, lead singer and drummer of the LA-based rock group Kingsize, interviews dozens of vocalists, some of them very prominent, about .

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