Biographies & Memoirs


Book Cover: Kick : the true story of Kick Kennedy, JFK's forgotten sister and the heir to Chatsworth

Kick : the true story of Kick Kennedy, JFK's forgotten sister and the heir to Chatsworth

Author: Paula Byrne

ISBN: 9780062296276

Filled with a wealth of revealing new material and insight, the biography of the vivacious, unconventional - and nearly forgotten - young Kennedy sister who charmed American society and the English aristocracy, and would break with her family for love.Encouraged to be "winners" from a young age, Rose and Joe...

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Book Cover: I Didn't Come Here to Make Friends: Confessions of a Reality Show Villain

I Didn't Come Here to Make Friends: Confessions of a Reality Show Villain

Author: Courtney Robertson

ISBN: 9780062326706

In I Didn’t Come Here to Make Friends former Bachelor “villain” and season 16 winner Courtney Robertson shares her story of love and heartbreak, and the reality of appearing on reality TV. For the first time ever, a former Bachelor contestant takes us along on her journey to find love and reveals that “happily ever after” isn't...

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Book Cover: My Glory Was I Had Such Friends: A Memoir

My Glory Was I Had Such Friends: A Memoir

Author: AMY SILVERSTEIN

ISBN: 9780062457462

In this moving memoir about the power of friendship and the resilience of the human spirit, Amy Silverstein tells the story of the extraordinary group of women who supported her as she waited on the precipice for a life-saving heart transplant.Nearly twenty-six years after receiving her first heart transplant, Amy...

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Book Cover: Chasing Space: An Astronaut's Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances

Chasing Space: An Astronaut's Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances

Author: LELAND MELVIN

ISBN: 9780062496720

In this moving, inspirational memoir, a former NASA astronaut and NFL wide receiver shares his personal journey from the gridiron to the stars, examining the intersecting roles of community, perseverance and grace that align to create the opportunities for success.Leland Melvin is the only person in human history to catch...

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Book Cover: Ernest Hemingway: A Biography

Ernest Hemingway: A Biography

Author: Mary V Dearborn

ISBN: 9780307594679

The first full biography of Ernest Hemingway in more than fifteen years; the first to draw upon a wide array of never-before-used material; the first written by a woman, from the widely acclaimed biographer of Norman Mailer, Peggy Guggenheim, Henry Miller, and Louise Bryant. A revelatory look into the life...

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Book Cover: Handbook for an Unpredictable Life: How I Survived Sister Renata and My Crazy Mother, and Still Came Out Smiling

Handbook for an Unpredictable Life: How I Survived Sister Renata and My Crazy Mother, and Still Came Out Smiling

Author: Rosie Perez

ISBN: 9780307952394

Oscar-nominated actress Rosie Perez's never-before-told story of surviving a harrowing childhood and of how she found success - both in and out of the Hollywood limelight. Rosie Perez first caught our attention with her fierce dance in the title sequence of Do the Right Thing and has since defined herself...

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Book Cover: Two and Two: McSorley's, My Dad, and Me

Two and Two: McSorley's, My Dad, and Me

Author: RAFE BARTHOLOMEW

ISBN: 9780316231596

A deeply stirring memoir of growing up in New York City's oldest Irish bar. McSorley's Old Ale House has been serving light and dark ale in New York City's East Village since 1854. Although a Supreme Court ruling forced them to allow women inside in the 1970s, many of the...

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Book Cover: A Life Discarded: 148 Diaries Found in the Trash

A Life Discarded: 148 Diaries Found in the Trash

Author: Alexander Masters

ISBN: 9780374178185

Alexander Masters, the bestselling author of Stuart: A Life Backwards, asks you to join him in celebrating an unknown and important life left on the scrap heapIn 2001, 148 tattered and mold-covered notebooks were discovered lying among broken bricks in a skip on a building site in Cambridge. Tens of...

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Book Cover: Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America

Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America

Author: Linda Tirado

ISBN: 9780399171987

One of the Best 5 Books of 2014 - Esquire"I've been waiting for this book for a long time. Well, not this book, because I never imagined that the book I was waiting for would be so devastatingly smart and funny, so consistently entertaining and unflinchingly on target. In fact...

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Book Cover: Victoria: The Queen: An Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled an Empire

Victoria: The Queen: An Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled an Empire

Author: Julia Baird

ISBN: 9781400069880

This page-turning biography reveals the real woman behind the myth: a bold, glamorous, unbreakable queen - a Victoria for our times. Drawing on previously unpublished papers, this stunning new portrait is a story of love and heartbreak, of devotion and grief, of strength and resilience."Victoria the Queen, Julia Baird's exquisitely...

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Book Cover: They're playing our song : a memoir

They're playing our song : a memoir

Author: Carole Bayer Sager

ISBN: 9781501153266

Grammy and Academy Award-winning songwriter Carole Bayer Sager shares the remarkably frank and darkly funny story of her life in and out of the recording studio, from her fascinating (and sometimes calamitous) relationships to her collaborations with some of the greatest composers and musical artists of our time.For five decades...

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Book Cover: In the Mountains of Madness: The Life, Death, and Extraordinary Afterlife of H.P. Lovecraft

In the Mountains of Madness: The Life, Death, and Extraordinary Afterlife of H.P. Lovecraft

Author: W Scott Poole

ISBN: 9781593766474

In the Mountains of Madness interweaves the biography of the legendary writer with an exploration of Lovecraft as a phenomenon. It aims to explain this reclusive figure while also challenging some of the general views held by Lovecraft devotees, focusing specifically on the large cross-section of horror and science fiction...

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Book Cover: Make Trouble

Make Trouble

Author: John Waters

ISBN: 9781616206352

From an icon of popular culture, here is inspiring advice for artists, graduates, and anyone seeking happiness and success on their own terms. When John Waters delivered his gleefully subversive advice to the graduates of the Rhode Island School of Design, the speech went viral, in part because it was...

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Book Cover: I'm Judging You: The Do-Better Manual

I'm Judging You: The Do-Better Manual

Author: Luvvie Ajayi

ISBN: 9781627796064

New York Times Bestseller#1 Washington Post Bestseller"A truth-riot of a book!" -- Shonda RhimesComedian, activist, and hugely popular culture blogger at AwesomelyLuvvie.com, Luvvie Ajayi, serves up necessary advice for the masses in this hilarious book of essaysWith over 500,000 readers a month at her enormously popular blog, AwesomelyLuvvie.com, Luvvie Ajayi...

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