Biography, Autobiography & Memoir

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“‘Yes, I was odd, but not on purpose . . . Nor, I now realize, was I the only one.””

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“an engrossing portrait of the artist, his art, and his incorrigible personality.”

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“For the reader who is intrigued by America’s romance with gangsters, Tiger Girl and the Candy Kid is definitely worth spending time with a couple who, for just a short time, lived

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Rudyard Kipling—the Anglo Indian novelist, short story writer, and bard of the British Empire—must have known that it wasn't true when he wrote, "East is East, and West is West, and Never the twain

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The Empathy Diaries should be required reading for men who care about the emotional landscape of women and the health of their own feminine side.”

Early on in The Truth at the Heart of the Lie, former Catholic priest James Carroll announces three themes or stories he will tell.

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If you have read only smaller portions of Dostoevsky, Christofi’s account will send you off to look for more.

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“We Are Bellingcat reveals the power within each one of us to pierce the walls of disinformation and learn the truth about what’s happening out there.”

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Secrets are at the center of Derek DelGaudio’s memoir A Moral Man. There are the secrets he chooses to keep and the ones he decides to reveal.

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Inette Miller has the distance and detachment of a journalist trained to see the big picture—and the heart of a woman who understands what it is like to be “the other.” It is these differing perspe

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“I would like to be remembered as someone who used whatever talent she had to do her work to the very best of her ability.” —Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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“Gerhardt is fluent in Lincoln history and political philosophy, but he stays close to his aspiration for the book—not to cover every event, but to demonstrate how an untutored, Western, sm

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Reading a lot of memoirs, one can’t help but compare the ways different writers tackle their own pasts.

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“’Being an opera singer was fun, but the people on Bank Street, caring for and about each other, taught me what it means to be human.’”

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“An affecting blend of memoir and history, Shaking the Gates of Hell offers an unflinching account of a family in a tumultuous time.”

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“[I]n a world beset by scientific illiteracy and misinformation, Isaacson is the gene whisperer we so desperately need.”

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What is an I-Novel? The I-Novel is a literary genre in Japanese literature.

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Hermione Lee’s biography of this celebrated playwright spans the six decades of his career.

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In 2017, at 28 years of age Gabrielle Korn was the youngest Editor-in-Chief of an independent international digital publication called Nylon; she knew herself to be “younger and gayer than

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“Bury me north of the Mason-Dixon line, in a white suit and a plain coffin.” —Louise Fitzhugh

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This little book is as candid and charming as its cover, and not coincidentally the kind of book its author, Lennie Goodings, likes best.

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From the start it is clear Floating in a Most Peculiar Way is going to be a journey of discovery like few others. Not many people can say they are from a country that no longer exists.

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“The author writes clearly and entertainingly of the rich history of the Plantagenet queens of England and for an audience unfamiliar with the subject.”

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“If being told you’d kill yourself was not hitting bottom, what was? That changed nothing. He had been run over by a car. That changed nothing. He had been beaten until his brain bled.

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