Biographies & Memoirs


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: Word detective : searching for the meaning of it all at the oxford english dictionary

Word detective : searching for the meaning of it all at the oxford english dictionary

Author: John Simpson

ISBN: 9780465060696

Can you drink a glass of balderdash? What do you call the part of a dog's back it can't scratch? And if, serendipitously, you find yourself in Serendip, then where exactly are you? The answers to all of these questions - and a great many more - can be found...

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Book Cover: A Way from Darkness

A Way from Darkness

Author: Taylor Hunt

ISBN: 9780692638392

A Way from Darkness is the unflinching and confessional story of Taylor Hunt's journey from addiction to health - physical, emotional, and spiritual. His parents' divorce set the stage for a downward spiral of self-destruction. The pressure he felt to keep his family together coupled with a deep desire to...

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Book Cover: You're On an Airplane: Subtitle TK

You're On an Airplane: Subtitle TK

Author: Parker Posey

ISBN: 9780735218192

Have you ever wondered what it would be like talk to Parker Posey? On an airplane, with Parker as your seat companion, perhaps? Parker's irreverent, hilarious, and enchanting memoir gives you the incredible opportunity. Full of personal stories, whimsical how-tos, recipes, and beautiful handmade collages created by the author herself...

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Book Cover: Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief's Tribute to America's Warriors

Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief's Tribute to America's Warriors

Author: George W. Bush

ISBN: 9780804189767

A vibrant collection of oil paintings and stories by President George W. Bush honoring the sacrifice and courage of America's military veterans. With Forewords by former First Lady Laura Bush and General Peter Pace, 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Growing out of President Bush's own outreach and...

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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: Pomegranate Dreams

Pomegranate Dreams

Author: Daisy Khan

ISBN: 9780812995268

Daisy Khan has spent her adult life, as the executive director of the Women's Islamic Initiative in Spirituality and Equality (WISE) , trying to educate and empower Muslim women. Now, in this powerful memoir, she interweaves her own story - from her childhood in Kashmir to her adulthood as a...

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Book Cover: Chasing Phil: The Adventures of Two Undercover Agents with the World's Most Charming Con Man

Chasing Phil: The Adventures of Two Undercover Agents with the World's Most Charming Con Man

Author: DAVID HOWARD

ISBN: 9781101907429

A thrilling true crime caper, bursting with colorful characters and awash in '70s glamour, that spotlights the FBI's first white-collar undercover sting 1977, the Thunderbird Motel. J.J. Wedick and Jack Brennan - two fresh-faced, maverick FBI agents - were about to embark on one of their agency's first wire-wearing undercover...

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Book Cover: Perfectly Clear: Escaping Scientology and Fighting for the Woman I Love

Perfectly Clear: Escaping Scientology and Fighting for the Woman I Love

Author: Michelle LeClair

ISBN: 9781101991169

The revelatory memoir by former "poster girl for Scientology" Michelle LeClair about her defection from the Church, her newly accepted sexual identity, and the lengths to which Scientology went to silence it.For years, Michelle LeClair, former President of Scientology's international humanitarian organization, tried to reconcile her same-sex attraction with the...

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Book Cover: The problem with me : and other essays about making trouble in China today

The problem with me : and other essays about making trouble in China today

Author: Han Han

ISBN: 9781451660036

Satirical essays from China's most popular young troublemaker about growing up millennial and causing social and political scandal today.Han Han is the most influential (and provocative) young person in China, equally beloved and reviled for the satirical wit with which he takes on everyone from corrupt politicians to ludicrous protestors...

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Book Cover: Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know: The Fathers of Wilde, Yeats, and Joyce

Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know: The Fathers of Wilde, Yeats, and Joyce

Author: COLM TOIBIN

ISBN: 9781476785172

From Colm Tóibín, the formidable award-winning author of The Master and Brooklyn, an illuminating, intimate study of Irish culture, history, and literature told through the lives and work of three men - William Wilde, John Butler Yeats, and John Stanislaus Joyce - and the complicated, influential relationships they had with...

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Book Cover: The Strategist: Brent Scowcroft and the Call of National Security

The Strategist: Brent Scowcroft and the Call of National Security

Author: Bartholomew H Sparrow

ISBN: 9781586489632

For more than thirty years, Brent Scowcroft has played a central role in American foreign policy. Scowcroft helped manage the American departure from Vietnam, helped plan the historic breakthrough to China, urged the first President Bush to repel the invasion of Kuwait, and worked to shape the West's skillful response...

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Book Cover: Hunting the President: Threats, Plots and Assassination Attempts--From FDR to Obama

Hunting the President: Threats, Plots and Assassination Attempts--From FDR to Obama

Author: Mel Ayton

ISBN: 9781621572077

In American history, four U.S. Presidents have been murdered at the hands of an assassin. In each case the assassinations changed the course of American history.But most historians have overlooked or downplayed the many threats modern presidents have faced, and survived. Author Mel Ayton sets the record straight in his...

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Book Cover: The Best of Us: A Memoir

The Best of Us: A Memoir

Author: JOYCE MAYNARD

ISBN: 9781635570342

From New York Times bestselling author Joyce Maynard, a memoir about discovering strength in the midst of great loss--"heart wrenching, inspiring, full of joy and tears and life." (Anne Lamott) In 2011, when she was in her late fifties, beloved author and journalist Joyce Maynard met the first true partner...

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Book Cover: Patrick Leigh Fermor: A Life in Letters

Patrick Leigh Fermor: A Life in Letters

Author: PATRICK LEIGH FERMOR

ISBN: 9781681371566

The first extensive collection of letters written by war hero and travel writing legend Patrick Leigh Fermor.The letters in this volume span seventy years, from February 1940 to January 2010. The first was written ten days before Patrick Leigh Fermor's twenty-fifth birthday, when he was an officer cadet, hoping for...

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