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The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates
The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates
by Wes Moore
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The Other Wes Moore is the fascinating tale of two men who shared a name and a birthplace; their lives started out in similar circumstances and ended up very differently (one a Rhodes Scholar, the other serving a life sentence in jail). A moving... (read more)

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The Chronology of Water: A Memoir
The Chronology of Water: A Memoir
by Lidia Yuknavitch
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Lidia Yuknavitch's memoir, The Chronology of Water, is fierce and voluptuous. Intimate and expansive. Hard, hard stuff presented in gorgeous language. I picked it up on impulse, read the first line, and was crying before I reached the end of the opening... (read more)

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The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun
The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun
by Gretchen Rubin
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In a time when "experiment memoirs" are a dime a dozen, Rubin stands out with this inspiring and entertaining book. The Happiness Project is Eat, Pray, Love for us regular folks who don't have the time or money to go "find" ourselves in India. Poignant... (read more)

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The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle and Generally Have More Fun
The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle and Generally Have More Fun
by Gretchen Rubin
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One womans quest to do one new thing every day of the year, what she learned, and what we all can gain from her journey... In 2009 veteran journalist and eight-time Emmy award winner Lu Ann Cahn was feeling angry and frustrated. The economy was tanking... (read more)

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Gone Feral: Tracking My Dad Through the Wild
Gone Feral: Tracking My Dad Through the Wild
by Novella Carpenter
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A story of growing up and letting go, from the author of Farm City Gone Feral is Novella Carpenters search for her father. Back-to-the-land homesteader, gifted classical guitarist, Korean War vet, hermit, curmudgeon, George Carpenter has... (read more)

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Philomena
Philomena
by Martin Sixsmith
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Soon to be a major motion picture starring Judi Dench: the heartbreaking true story of an Irishwoman and the secret she kept for 50 years. When she became pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to a convent to be looked after... (read more)

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An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny
An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny
by Laura Schroff
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Stopping was never part of the plan . . . She was a successful ad sales rep in Manhattan. He was a homeless, eleven-year-old panhandler on the street. He asked for spare change; she kept walking. But then something stopped her in her tracks, and she went... (read more)

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I Don't Care about Your Band: What I Learned from Indie Rockers, Trust Funders, Pornographers, Faux Sensitive Hipsters, Felons, and Other Guys I've
I Don't Care about Your Band: What I Learned from Indie Rockers, Trust Funders, Pornographers, Faux Sensitive Hipsters, Felons, and Other Guys I've
by Julie Klausner
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Read Julie Klausner's posts on the Penguin Blog In the tradition of Cynthia Heimel and Chelsea Handler, and with the boisterous iconoclasm of Amy Sedaris, Julie Klausner's candid and funny debut I Don't Care About Your Band sheds light on the... (read more)

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Carry On, Warrior: The Power of Embracing Your Messy, Beautiful Life
Carry On, Warrior: The Power of Embracing Your Messy, Beautiful Life
by Glennon Doyle Melton
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For years Glennon Doyle Melton built a wall between herself and others, hiding inside a bunker of secrets and shame. But one day everything changed: Glennon woke up to life, committing herself to living out loud and giving language to our universal (yet... (read more)

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Sugarhouse: Turning the Neighborhood Crack House Into Our Home Sweet Home
Sugarhouse: Turning the Neighborhood Crack House Into Our Home Sweet Home
by Matthew Batt
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An improbably funny account of how the purchase and restoration of a disaster of a fixer-upper saves a young marriage When a season of ludicrous loss tests the mettle of their marriage, Matthew Batt and his wife decide not to call it quits. They set... (read more)

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Committed: A Love Story
Committed: A Love Story
by Elizabeth Gilbert
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The #1 New York Times bestselling follow-up to Eat, Pray, Love--an intimate and erudite celebration of love. At the end of her memoir Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert fell in love with Felipe, a Brazilian living in Indonesia. The couple swore eternal... (read more)

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Glitter and Glue
Glitter and Glue
by Kelly Corrigan
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Middle Place comes a new memoir that examines the bond — sometimes nourishing, sometimes exasperating, occasionally divine — between mothers and daughters. When Kelly Corrigan was in high... (read more)

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I Wore the Ocean in the Shape of a Girl: A Memoir
I Wore the Ocean in the Shape of a Girl: A Memoir
by Kelle Groom
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Heartbreakingly beautiful and exquisitely raw: a memoir of a young poet’s search for the truth about her son’s death, and the journey into alcoholism that nearly killed her. Acclaimed poet and memoirist Nick Flynn aptly says of this book... (read more)

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Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage
Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage
by Elizabeth Gilbert
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Elizabeth Gilbert has some explaining to do. After requiring a year-long sabbatical to recover from the tumultuous aftermath of her first marriage, she does the unthinkable: she gets married again. Don't panic! Gilbert can still write. Expect the voice... (read more)

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This I Know: Notes on Unraveling the Heart
This I Know: Notes on Unraveling the Heart
by Susannah Conway
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An intimate exploration of loss and discovery, illustrated with the authors beautiful Polaroid... (read more)

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Happier at Home: Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon Self-Control, and My Other Experiments in Everyday Life
Happier at Home: Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon Self-Control, and My Other Experiments in Everyday Life
by Gretchen Rubin
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In the spirit of her blockbuster #1 New York Times bestseller The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin embarks on a new project to make home a happier place. One Sunday afternoon, as she unloaded the dishwasher, Gretchen Rubin felt hit by a wave of... (read more)

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Guys Like Us: A Memoir of Life Lost and Found
Guys Like Us: A Memoir of Life Lost and Found
by Sean Nolan
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On a Saturday morning while in his early fifties, Mike Nolan, a hard-living, hard-working, hard-driving lawyer in New Jersey, was hit by a truck on a 50-mile bike ride and given up for dead. But he didn’t die. After months and months of recovery... (read more)

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Unlikely Brothers: Our Story of Adventure, Loss, and Redemption
Unlikely Brothers: Our Story of Adventure, Loss, and Redemption
by John Prendergast
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“You don’t look like brothers . . .” Peace activist and cofounder of the Enough Project, John Prendergast is known as a champion of human rights in Africa.  But the not-so-public face of J.P. is the life he’s led as a Big... (read more)

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The Tall Book: A Celebration of Life from on High
The Tall Book: A Celebration of Life from on High
by Arianne Cohen
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Tall people: Smart. Wealthy. Successful. U.S. Presidents, Oscar Winners, NBA players, CEOs.  Scrunched into airplane seats. Unable to find good clothes. Why? In this, the first book of its kind, Arianne Cohen—all 63" of her&#8212... (read more)

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How to Love an American Man: A True Story
How to Love an American Man: A True Story
by Kristine Gasbarre
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An endearing and unforgettable memoir of love, self-discovery, and enduring, old-fashioned values Kristine Gasbarre made a New York career of dating driven, inaccessible men. When she realizes her love life will never result in happiness if she continues... (read more)

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