Biography, Autobiography & Memoir

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for anyone looking to understand Mike Nichols, his working methods, and impact on American culture, Life Isn’t Everything is a good place to start.”

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“Eating his way through Hong Kong does have its squeamish moments including, ‘warm paper bags filled with squid balls or barbequed octopus tentacles stuck on little bamboo sticks.’”

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Before even opening this book, this reader was wondering what Alan Flusser could possibly bring to the table on the subject of Ralph Lauren. There are few designers who reflect the ubiquity of Mr.

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“‘As the wedding approached, I could not stop thinking that I should be the bride.

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“a fun and inspiring read, not just for runners, but for anyone who believes in the healing power of the human-animal bond.”

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In the late ’60s, Janis Joplin shot to international fame after her performance of “Ball and Chain” at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967.

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“One senses on every page Kaplan’s enthusiasm for his subject as well as his deep knowledge.”

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“Machado is full of surprises.”

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“Written with humor and compassion, laughter and tears, Normal Sucks will inspire all of us to embrace and celebrate our differences.”

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“As an anthology, Leadership in War offers a fine, if not overly in-depth sampling of wartime leadership to show that successful wartime leadership is a rare commodity.

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In his introduction to A Wild and Precious Life Joshua Lyon admits to being intimidated when he was interviewed by Edie Windsor in the hope that he would help write her to write about her

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Life Undercover reveals the rewards that serving the country provide as well as the toll this service extracts with an intimate and compelling portrait of a woman who literally co

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“Shattering epiphanies about old bandmates aside, Time Is Tight is, most emphatically, not a book about settling old scores.

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“‘I’d allowed myself to get to the stage where I shaved and wiped my arse and paid other people to do everything else for me. I had no idea how to work a washing machine.’”

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Do You Mind If I Cancel is packed with funny lines, wistful memories, and the kinds of coming of age experiences we all have.

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“not only informative and insightful; it’s also satisfying, entertaining, and makes you wish there were more farms like it where we can all get our food.”

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Beautiful on the Outside is a fascinating study in motivation, concentration, and discipline, and one that has lessons for anyone in pursuit of excellence.

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Paul Gauguin (1838–1903) is a compelling figure, both as an artist and man.

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No Surrender encompasses a powerful story about human brotherhood and comradeship reckoning with—and overcoming—the evil realities of Hitler’s Nazi regime.”

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Minda Harts has written a “how-to memo” for women of color in the workplace. It reads less like a guidebook and more like a conversation over drinks after work, in mixed company.

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“The Contender is an impressive book, a must for fans of Brando and of film acting. . . .

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Saeed Jones is an award-winning poet, editor, and co-host of BuzzFeed’s AM to PM morning show. His latest book How We Fight for Our Lives is his powerful coming of age memoir.

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This book is absolutely essential reading for anyone hoping to understand post-Soviet Russia and America’s role in shaping its trajectories at home and on the world stage.

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