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Coop: A Family, a Farm, and the Pursuit of One Good Egg (P.S.)
Coop: A Family, a Farm, and the Pursuit of One Good Egg (P.S.)
by Michael Perry
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Coop is perfect for anyone dreaming of a "simple" life in the country — and for those already living it. Perry is a brilliant storyteller, and this is a funny and poignant account of his unorthodox childhood and his current quest for some cred as a... (read more)

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Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 2: The Complete and Authoritative Edition
Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 2: The Complete and Authoritative Edition
by Mark Twain and Benjamin Griffin and Harriet E. Smith
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The legendary life of America's best-loved author is brilliantly narrated through self-portrait in this second volume of Twain's autobiographical work. With his remarkable humor and wit, Twain brings readers near, sharing his experiences, ideas, and... (read more)

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The Old Man and the Swamp: A True Story about My Weird Dad, a Bunch of Snakes, and One Ridiculous Road Trip
The Old Man and the Swamp: A True Story about My Weird Dad, a Bunch of Snakes, and One Ridiculous Road Trip
by John Sellers
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Another winner from John Sellers, author of Perfect from Now On: How Indie Rock Saved My Life. This true story about his swampy snake-wrangling adventure with his aging father is hilarious and heartwarming.... (read more)

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The Perfectionist: Life and Death in Haute Cuisine
The Perfectionist: Life and Death in Haute Cuisine
by Rudolph Chelminski
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In 2003 Bernard Loiseau's suicide made international headlines. The celebrated French chef's restaurant was rumored to potentially lose a coveted Michelin star, and the Gault Millau guidebook had recently lowered its rating. In a compelling look at the... (read more)

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Living with a Wild God: A Nonbeliever's Search for the Truth about Everything
Living with a Wild God: A Nonbeliever's Search for the Truth about Everything
by Barbara Ehrenreich
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Ehrenreich's latest is a bit of a departure from her political and sociological work, but her voice is as engaging and passionate as ever. An intensely personal yet rigorously thoughtful examination of mystical experience, Living with a Wild God is a... (read more)

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Woolgathering
Woolgathering
by Patti Smith
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Your childhood wasn't based in "facts," was it? A timeline, something dry and tidy and biographical like that? Nah. You probably remember childhood as a series of vignettes informing you of what it felt like to be alive in a fresh new world. Patti Smith... (read more)

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Townie: A Memoir
Townie: A Memoir
by Andre Dubus III
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Townie is a riveting, intense, and compassionate memoir in which Andre Dubus III offers readers an intimate understanding of his life and the challenges he faced as a child and young adult. Despite the odds, you'll be cheering for Dubus to succeed with... (read more)

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Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self
Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self
by Claire Tomalin
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Samuel Pepys's diary gave readers a startlingly frank examination of a decade in his life. Claire Tomalin's fascinating biography chronicles Pepys's full life, and gives readers an understanding of his contemporaries, as well as insight into the history... (read more)

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Autobiography of Mark Twain: The Complete and Authoritative Edition, Volume 1 (Mark Twain Papers)
Autobiography of Mark Twain: The Complete and Authoritative Edition, Volume 1 (Mark Twain Papers)
by Mark Twain
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At last, the wait is over! Exactly 100 years after his death, Mark Twain's autobiography is finally available. In this first of three volumes, the great Samuel Clemens tells his most epic tale of all: the frank and fascinating story of his remarkable... (read more)

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Confessions of an English Opium Eater (Dover Thrift Editions)
Confessions of an English Opium Eater (Dover Thrift Editions)
by Thomas De Quincey
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Thomas de Quincey began using laudanum (opium and alcohol) at the age of 28 for stomach pains, but soon after began using it regularly. His life eventually became a back-and-forth struggle with addiction. The later part of his life was riddled with... (read more)

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Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood
Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood
by Oliver Sacks
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After compiling my short list of unconventional memoirs, I discovered that one author was listed twice. While I loved Oaxaca Journal, I found that Uncle Tungsten takes the cake. You just can't go wrong when you read a book by Oliver Sacks.... (read more)

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The Periodic Table
The Periodic Table
by Primo Levi
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One of Levi's more mystifying, yet fascinating works. Interworking elements of memoir and his skills as a master storyteller, Levi uses each chapter to tug at a different thread of the intricately woven history of the Holocaust. You may occasionally wish... (read more)

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The Wild Truth
The Wild Truth
by Carine McCandless
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Screams from the Balcony: Selected Letters, 1960-1970
Screams from the Balcony: Selected Letters, 1960-1970
by Charles Bukowski
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Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove
Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove
by Ahmir Thompson
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Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
by Neil Patrick Harris
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Byways: A Memoir
Byways: A Memoir
by James Laughlin
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This is a great, sprawling book, a memoir in verse by the legendary founder of New Directions Publishers. It tells memorably of his life as a rich young literary upstart, his relationships with the likes of Ezra Pound and William Carlos Williams, and... (read more)

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The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of a Donner Party Bride (Large Print)
The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of a Donner Party Bride (Large Print)
by Daniel James Brown
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History at its finest! Brown uses great skill, detail, and atmosphere to dust off the story of the Donner party in this enthralling read. High adventure, suspense, and drama combine with tragedy to make this outstanding work as readable as a novel.... (read more)

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8: A Memoir
8: A Memoir
by Amy Fusselman
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I am not usually interested in memoirs. They normally tend towards narcissism and inflated self-importance; however, Amy Fusselman's was written with careful attention to the beautiful, collective experiences of which life is composed. She also touches... (read more)

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Confessions of an English Opium-Eater
Confessions of an English Opium-Eater
by Thomas De Quincey
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Thomas de Quincey began using laudanum (opium and alcohol) at the age of 28 for stomach pains, but soon after began using it regularly. His life eventually became a back-and-forth struggle with addiction. The later part of his life was riddled with... (read more)

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