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Biography


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Badluck Way: A Year on the Ragged Edge of the West
Badluck Way: A Year on the Ragged Edge of the West
by Bryce Andrews
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Bryce Andrews has written a fascinating account of the intersections between humans and wild animals, nature and violence, and our capacity for transformation. Badluck Way is mesmerizing.... (read more)

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The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession
The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession
by Allison Hoover Bartlett
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Wow! What a fascinating book about a fascinating man: John Gilkey, professional book thief. Hoover Bartlett seems to have a hard time untangling herself from her story, which gives the book an interesting discordant feel. It is practically impossible to... (read more)

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Swimming to Antarctica: Tales of a Long-Distance Swimmer
Swimming to Antarctica: Tales of a Long-Distance Swimmer
by Lynne Cox
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The first to swim the Strait of Magellan, the Bering Strait, and the Cape of Good Hope, Lynne Cox, from the age of fourteen, began forcing the world's best long-distance swimmers to reconsider what might be possible in the water. Dive in and brace... (read more)

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Rat Girl: A Memoir
Rat Girl: A Memoir
by Kristin Hersh
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If you're a fan of Throwing Muses or Kristin Hersh, you must absolutely read this book. If you don't know her music, introduce yourself here to Hersh's writing. Her voice is unlike any other: hopeful, poetic, and brimming with razor-sharp intelligence... (read more)

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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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My Dark Places: An L.A. Crime Memoir
My Dark Places: An L.A. Crime Memoir
by James Ellroy
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James Ellroy is the heir apparent to Raymond Chandler. His dark, convoluted, steroid-infused crime novels have made him the reigning king of LA Noir. Ellroy's stylized prose is "so hard-boiled it burns the pot" and his outlook is as cynical as a frog in... (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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Lush Life: A Biography of Billy Strayhorn
Lush Life: A Biography of Billy Strayhorn
by David Hajdu
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This is a biography of the brilliant jazz composer and collaborator with Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, who created such classics as Lush Life and Take the A Train, as well as Boo Dah, a piece impossible to sit still to. Strayhorn's life was a... (read more)

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The Reenactments: A Memoir
The Reenactments: A Memoir
by Nick Flynn
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As with Nick Flynn's other major prose works, The Reenactments is a compelling, vignette-style memoir. Flynn's 2004 Another Bullshit Night in Suck City was adapted into a film (Being Flynn) earlier this year, starring Robert De Niro, Julianne Moore, and... (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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Rain of Gold
Rain of Gold
by Victor Villasenor
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Rain of Gold is an engrossing read that's full of tales both tall and true. Villaseñor has a way of getting to one's heart through the stories of his ancestors and the journey that leads to his parents meeting. The sequel, Thirteen Senses, is... (read more)

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I Remember (01 Edition)
I Remember (01 Edition)
by Joe Brainard
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Both this book and I Remember by Shane Allison use the deceptively simple "I remember" repetition to build the details of these authors' lives — Brainard, a gay man growing up in Oklahoma in the '50s, and Allison, a gay black man growing up in... (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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The Wild Truth
The Wild Truth
by Carine McCandless
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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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Screams From Balcony : Selected Letters 1960 - 1970 (93 Edition)
Screams From Balcony : Selected Letters 1960 - 1970 (93 Edition)
by Charles Bukowski
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