Biographies & Memoirs


Book Cover: Face the Music: A Life Exposed

Face the Music: A Life Exposed

Author: Paul Stanley

ISBN: 9780062114068

-- is a colorful portrait of a man and the band he helped create, define, and sustain--made larger than life in artfully told stories that are shocking, funny, inspirational, and honest.

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Book Cover: One Hot Summer: Dickens, Darwin, Disraeli, and the Great Stink of 1858

One Hot Summer: Dickens, Darwin, Disraeli, and the Great Stink of 1858

Author: Rosemary Ashton

ISBN: 9780300227260

A unique, in-depth view of Victorian London during the record-breaking summer of 1858, when residents both famous and now-forgotten endured "The Great Stink" together While 1858 in London may have been noteworthy for its broiling summer months and the related stench of the sewage-filled Thames River, the year is otherwise...

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Book Cover: The Princess Diarist

The Princess Diarist

Author: Carrie Fisher

ISBN: 9780399173592

The Princess Diarist is Carrie Fisher's intimate, hilarious and revealing recollection of what happened behind the scenes on one of the most famous film sets of all time, the first Star Wars movie. * Named a PEOPLE Magazine Best Book of Fall 2016 *A New York Times Bestseller * "Bright...

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Book Cover: Long Way Back

Long Way Back

Author: CHARLEY BOORMAN

ISBN: 9780749577018

On February 16, 2016, Charley Boorman suffered a major traffic accident in Portugal. His world crashed down after he smashed his right ankle and causing severe damage to his left fibia and tibia. It was unclear if he would ever walk properly again, let alone ride a motorbike. Charley recounts...

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Book Cover: Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World

Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World

Author: Kirsten Gillibrand

ISBN: 9780804179089

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER *  Foreword by Hillary Rodham Clinton Fourteen years before Kirsten Gillibrand succeeded Hillary Rodham Clinton as senator from New York, she heard her future mentor say these life-changing words: "Decisions are being made every day in Washington, and if you are not part of those decisions...

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Book Cover: Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments, and Assorted Hijinks

Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments, and Assorted Hijinks

Author: Dick Cavett

ISBN: 9780805099775

Dick Cavett is back, sharing his reflections and reminiscences about Hollywood legends, American cultural icons, and the absurdities of everyday lifeIn Brief Encounters, the legendary talk show host Dick Cavett introduces us to the fascinating characters who have crossed his path, from James Gandolfini and John Lennon to Mel Brooks...

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Book Cover: In the Great Green Room: The Brilliant and Bold Life of Margaret Wise Brown

In the Great Green Room: The Brilliant and Bold Life of Margaret Wise Brown

Author: Amy Gary

ISBN: 9781250065360

For decades children and their parents around the world have cuddled together to read Goodnight Moon and Runaway Bunny. While the lulling words of these stories have formed nighttime rituals for millions, few know that these classic works were part of a publishing revolution led by Margaret Wise Brown, who...

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Book Cover: Rise: How a House Built a Family

Rise: How a House Built a Family

Author: Cara Brookins

ISBN: 9781250095664

If you were inspired by Wild and Eat, Pray, Love, you'll love this extraordinary true story of a woman taking the greatest risk of her life in order to heal from the unthinkable. After escaping an abusive marriage, Cara Brookins had four children to provide for and no one to...

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Book Cover: The Trauma Cleaner: One Woman's Extraordinary Life in the Business of Death, Decay, and Disaster

The Trauma Cleaner: One Woman's Extraordinary Life in the Business of Death, Decay, and Disaster

Author: SARAH KRASNOSTEIN

ISBN: 9781250101204

Before she was a trauma cleaner, Sandra Pankhurst was many things: husband and father, drag queen, gender reassignment patient, sex worker, small businesswoman, trophy wife. . . But as a little boy, raised in violence and excluded from the family home, she just wanted to belong. Now she believes her...

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Book Cover: How to Murder Your Life: A Memoir

How to Murder Your Life: A Memoir

Author: Cat Marnell

ISBN: 9781476752419

From Cat Marnell, "New York's enfant terrible" (The Telegraph) , a candid and darkly humorous memoir of prescription drug addiction and self-sabotage, set in the glamorous world of fashion magazines and downtown nightclubs.At twenty-six, Cat Marnell was an associate beauty editor at Lucky, one of the top fashion magazines in...

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Book Cover: Sense of Occasion

Sense of Occasion

Author: Harold Prince

ISBN: 9781495013027

(Applause Books) . In this fast-moving, candid, conversational, and entertaining memoir, Harold Prince, the most honored director in the history of the American theater (22 Tony Awards and counting) , looks back over his 70-year (and counting!) career. Featuring original material from Contradictions: Notes on Twenty-Six Years in the Theatre...

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Book Cover: South and West: From a Notebook

South and West: From a Notebook

Author: JOAN DIDION

ISBN: 9781524732790

From the best-selling author of the National Book Award-winning The Year of Magical Thinking: two extended excerpts from her never-before-seen notebooks--writings that offer an illuminating glimpse into the mind and process of a legendary writer. Joan Didion has always kept notebooks: of overheard dialogue, observations, interviews, drafts of essays and...

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Book Cover: The Power of Pasta: A Celebrity Chef's Mission to Feed America's Hungry Children

The Power of Pasta: A Celebrity Chef's Mission to Feed America's Hungry Children

Author: Bruno Serato

ISBN: 9781590794357

The Power of Pasta is a beautifully illustrated four-color book by celebrity chef Bruno Serato. It is part memoir, part cookbook, and, above all, a work of advocacy on behalf of children and families facing poverty and homelessness as the founder of Caterina's Club that feeds thousands of hungry children...

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Book Cover: My Exaggerated Life: Pat Conroy

My Exaggerated Life: Pat Conroy

Author: Pat Conroy

ISBN: 9781611179071

Pat Conroy's memoirs and autobiographical novels contain a great deal about his life, but there is much he hasn't revealed to readers--until now. My Exaggerated Life is the product of a special collaboration between this great American author and oral biographer Katherine Clark, who recorded two hundred hours of conversations...

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Book Cover: Trotsky's Favourite Spy: The Life of George Alexander Hill

Trotsky's Favourite Spy: The Life of George Alexander Hill

Author: Peter Day

ISBN: 9781785900815

George Hill was a British spy who had befriended Trotsky during the Russian Revolution. He had smuggled the Romanian crown jewels out of the Soviet Union and was involved in an attempt to rescue the Tsar. During the Second World War he acted as the link between Churchill's Special Operations...

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