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How Come I Don't Have This Job? The Coolest Career Memoirs EVER

Posted about 2 days ago by Amy H

Posted in Business and Investing, eBooks and Audiobooks and Nonfiction | Tagged with automobile engineers, Automobile Industry, biographies, biography, Careers, Chocolate Industry, divers, food critics, Jobs, Librarians, libraries, marine scientists, memoirs, occupations, photographers, Underwater archaeology and wildlife photographers

Careers so awesome, it is almost a crime to get paid to do these things. Now if I could just find a book written by a professional napper.

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HerStory: Intersectional Feminism

Posted about 1 month ago by Rebecca S

Posted in History and Politics and Nonfiction | Tagged with autobiographies, discrimination, feminism, feminists, intersectionality, memoirs, racism, sexism, social issues, Steinem Sisters Collection, women authors, women's history and Women's History Month

In celebration of Women's History Month, join the Steinem Sisters Collection for HerStory: Intersectional Feminism. Featuring four of the Toledo region’s most celebrated women’s activists and forward-thinkers, this special program will investigate how the feminist movement can be more diverse and inclusive through a renewed focus on intersectionality.

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Interesting Stories for Outdoor Enthusiasts

Posted 4 months ago by Katie M

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Health and Wellness, Nature and Travel and Nonfiction | Tagged with adventure, adventurers, biographies, climbing, drama, hermits, hiking, memoirs, mountaineers, nature, outdoors, solitude, survival stories, true crime and unsolved mysteries

From living secluded in a tent for almost three decades, to climbing a 3,200 foot wall without ropes, this list highlights some of my favorite titles where people do some really incredible (and maybe a few ill-advised) things outside.

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10 Best Biographies of 2018

Posted 4 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, New Books and Movies and Nonfiction | Tagged with aging, anecdotes, autobiographies, best books of 2018, Best Books of the Year, biographies, essays, farmers, Humor, memoirs, mortality, notable books, personality tests, psychology, reading recommendations, slavery, slaves and wit

Biographies, autobiographies, essays and memoirs from famous and not so famous, but very interesting people sharing intimate details of their lives.

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A Year Of ...

Posted about 1 year ago by Sarah H

Posted in Children and Parenting, Cooking, Home and Garden, eBooks and Audiobooks, Health and Wellness and History and Politics | Tagged with adventure travel, ambition, autobiographies, compulsive hoarding, goals, gratitude, happiness, housekeeping, Humor, inspiration, journeys, memoirs, motivation, personal growth, personal narratives, relationships, self-actualization, self-confidence, self-discovery, self-improvement, year long memoir projects and year-long projects

How much can one person accomplish in the span of a year - continue reading to find out.

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Obsessed with Living in a Dream

Posted about 1 year ago by Jennifer D

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks and History and Politics | Tagged with American History, discrimination, memoirs, personal narratives, rock musicians - biography, United States - Race Relations and women rock musicians

As I first started reading Patti Smith’s work, M Train, I was torn. Torn because I loved to get lost in her world, and also upset because she had the luxury of being lost in it on a daily basis, and well, I didn’t.

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