Biography, Autobiography & Memoir

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Taking a one-year sabbatical off from a high-flying advertising career to explore the potential of a range of minimum-wage jobs might not be a possibility, or even a vaguely conceived idea for ever

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How might a woman harvest meaning from the rich and devastating complexities of her life? In The Late Interiors, Marjorie Sandor explores this question.

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Biographer Michael Feeney Callan gives a strong indication of what we may expect from his new work, an exhaustively researched volume on the career of actor, filmmaker, and champion of independent

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Right up front, Jennifer Grant tells her readers that she was very resistant to the idea of writing a book about her father.

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This is one nurse’s story, but should be required reading for any nurse, nursing student, or individual who is spiritually seeking after a time of loss.

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Grace Balogh is almost 30 years old before she found out her birthday was April 6th and not the 16th.

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In the Information Age, the sacred bonds of tech hookups trump the holy vows of matrimony.

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Were I suddenly granted the power to assemble the greatest dinner party in history, Oriana Fallaci would most certainly occupy a seat at the table.

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Joe DiMaggio as an autistic ballplayer is an interesting concept. Jerome Charyn explores this theory in Joe DiMaggio: The Long Vigil.

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In the late 1970s and early 1980s, a cadre of freewheeling, Southern pot smugglers lived at the crossroads of “Miami Vice” and a Jimmy Buffett song.

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A Bosnian woman once asked author Eric Greitens “Why don’t you do anything?” At the moment, the question led to a frustrating conversation; Mr.

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Here, at the beginning of the 21st century, Noah Webster is an often overlooked fixture of American culture to a modern audience.

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I first met Czeslaw Milosz’s work as an undergraduate, majoring in history with an emphasis on Russia and Eastern Europe.

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There has not been a definitive biography on Mahatma Gandhi for many years.

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The second thing that the reader finds surprising about Christina Haag’s memoir Come to the Edge is how well written it is.

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This book can be summed up in four words: It’s excellent. Read it.

If you need more details before opening the cover . . .

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“I’m not a businessman—I’m a business, man” is the reoccurring theme of this book.

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When Professor X decides to enter into the great American dream of home ownership, he, in possession of a MFA, turns to part-time work as an adjunct professor at two community colleges to help make

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From the photo on the cover—(taken by his father Joe with a 616 Kodak box camera) of young Davis hugging a teddy bear—to the strings of hilarious and touching stories, Donald Davis takes us on a jo

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If you or family members are contemplating a trip to Mexico you may want to rethink your plans.

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“What are you doing without your scarf?”

“Where are you coming from?” the Talib shouted. “Who is your mabram? Where is he? Show him to me.”

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Picture a league full of pro players, several from the United States and the rest from Canada, the Dominican Republic, Colombia, New Zealand, Japan, Australia, and the Ukraine—all playing on a base

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The first big laugh in Judi Dench’s highly enjoyable memoir And Furthermore is a visual joke on page one, where the reader is presented with a black and white picture of a group of very yo

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What is it about New Yorkers that makes them so interesting? (Or what makes New Yorkers believe they are so interesting?)

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What happens when your parents abruptly (through the eyes of a 12 year old) divorce and leave you to fend for yourself for an entire summer, alone in the house with your 17-year-old brother while t

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