Biography, Autobiography & Memoir

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Katherine Standefer’s memoir about the medical device that saved her life and her quest to discover what it cost in terms of the environment and human lives starts with a jolt and keeps up the pace

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David Chang’s Eat a Peach memoir is a brutally honest look at a person’s life, an introspection that will leave you exhausted, humbled, and insp

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“‘I have often said that my songs are my children and that I expect them to support me when I’m old. Well, I am old, and they are!’”

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Homeira Qaderi’s Dancing in the Mosque starts with a mother’s “Once Upon a Time” folkloric Afghan fable for her son about a magical lamp that will grant his wishes.

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“a smorgasbord of baseball delights . . .”

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His memoir is both proud and self-effacing, candid and evasive, an artful nod to Shakespearean comedy and tragedy . . .”

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“Ash’s gift for observation and love of people make this first book memorable.”

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Balancing and mixing, with rhyme and reason, love and anger, good and bad, memory and the created present, all to tell the story of a life, a memoir unrestrained, devoid o

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Did you ever read a book where it’s obvious the author has no burning desire to write a book, where he puts down phrases in staccato bursts that are not really sentences or paragraphs or even prope

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“As a chronicle of the decline of American liberalism from the time of Ted Kennedy’s birth at the dawn of the New Deal to the collapse of its ethic of activist government in the 1970s,

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“The little boy who dreamed of painting like Norman Rockwell ended up with his own art on the cover of The New Yorker. What could be more magical than that?

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God’s Shadow deserves high praise for its eminent readability, thrilling narrative, and its focus on the importance of the Ottoman Empire.”

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“For the many who already love Julia Child, the book will make a gratifying addition to their library.”

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Every sentence in this book deserves to be treasured and relished.

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“Thank you, Megan Rapinoe, for a book that is so courageously honest, thought-provoking, informative, and inspiring.

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“This is a well-sourced biography and dimensional portrait that bypasses much of the usual gossip around this inimitable star.”

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Wes Anderson: The Iconic Filmmaker and His Work is a satisfying book that will deepen enjoyment of watching (or rewatching) an Anderson film for any fan.”

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Russia has never had a greater, more devoted patriot than Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.”

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“Everyone can benefit from learning how a resilient woman deals with the universal experience of losing someone and learning how to keep the person’s memory alive while becoming reattached

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Philip Norman has tackled some interesting luminaries of the golden age of rock and roll.

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“Guthrie, from what we learn, is part of a bigger picture, challenging the 'simple narrative' of individual freedom of expression."

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“Written with humor and brutal honesty, Group is a bracing, confrontational, and absorbing read.”

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“The pages turn easily, and the story moves quickly from chapter to chapter in this fascinating memoir of a common solider in World War II.”     

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