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The Glass Castle: A Memoir
The Glass Castle: A Memoir
by Jeannette Walls
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Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in... (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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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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Tabloid Love: Looking for Mr. Right in All the Wrong Places, a Memoir
Tabloid Love: Looking for Mr. Right in All the Wrong Places, a Memoir
by Bridget Harrison
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Dubbed one of the summers hottest beach reads by People, Glamour, Cosmo, and the Weekend “Today” show, Tabloid Love introduces Bridget Harrison, an almost thirty-year-old Brit and rookie reporter for the New York Post. While her London friends... (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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A Charmed Life: Growing Up in Macbeth's Castle
A Charmed Life: Growing Up in Macbeth's Castle
by Liza Campbell
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A Charmed Life tells the story of Liza Campbell, the last child to be born at the impressive and renowned Cawdor Castle, the same locale featured in Shakespeares Macbeth. It was at the historical ancestral home that Lizas seemingly idyllic fairytale... (read more)

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The Journal of Best Practices: A Memoir of Marriage, Asperger Syndrome, and One Man's Quest to Be a Better Husband
The Journal of Best Practices: A Memoir of Marriage, Asperger Syndrome, and One Man's Quest to Be a Better Husband
by David Finch
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The warm and hilarious bestselling memoir by a man diagnosed with Asperger syndrome who sets out to save his marriage At some point in nearly every marriage, a wife finds herself asking, What the @#!% is wrong with my husband?! In David Finchs case, this... (read more)

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The Kids Are All Right: A Memoir
The Kids Are All Right: A Memoir
by Diana Welch and Liz Welch and Amanda Welch and Dan Welch
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"Perfect is boring." Well, 1983 certainly wasn't boring for the Welch family. Somehow, between their handsome fathers mysterious death, their glamorous soap-opera-star mothers cancer diagnosis, and a phalanx of lawyers intent on bankruptcy... (read more)

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Jesus Land: A Memoir
Jesus Land: A Memoir
by Julia Scheeres
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One of the most compelling, page-turning memoirs to come along in years-by turns jarring, shocking, and funny — a keenly moving ode to the dream of perfect family. Sinners go to: HELL. Rightchuss go to: HEAVEN. The end is neer: REPENT... (read more)

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The Memory Palace: A Memoir
The Memory Palace: A Memoir
by Mira Bartok
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When piano prodigy Norma Herr was healthy, she was the most vibrant personality in the room. But as her schizophrenic episodes became more frequent and more dangerous, she withdrew into a world that neither of her daughters could make any sense of. After... (read more)

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Perfection: A Memoir of Betrayal and Renewal
Perfection: A Memoir of Betrayal and Renewal
by Julie Metz
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"Heart-wrenching but triumphant." --Glamour "A lyrical, haunting, and utterly gripping memoir." --Redbook "A dark, evocative memoir from a woman forced to come to terms with her husband's death and the revelation of his... (read more)

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Kayak Morning: Reflections on Love, Grief, and Small Boats
Kayak Morning: Reflections on Love, Grief, and Small Boats
by Roger Rosenblatt
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From Roger Rosenblatt, author of the bestsellers Making Toast and Unless It Moves the Human Heart, comes a moving meditation on the passages of grief, the solace of solitude, and the redemptive power of love In Making Toast, Roger Rosenblatt shared the... (read more)

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Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home
Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home
by Rhoda Janzen
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"It is rare that I literally laugh out loud while I'm reading, but Janzen's voice—singular, deadpan, sharp-witted and honest—slayed me." —Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love Not long after Rhoda Janzen turned forty,... (read more)

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And the Heart Says Whatever
And the Heart Says Whatever
by Emily Gould
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Essays by former editor of Gawker.com—and the new female voice of her generation.  In And the Heart Says Whatever, Emily Gould tells the truth about becoming an adult in New York City in the first decade of the twenty-first century... (read more)

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The Longest Trip Home: A Memoir
The Longest Trip Home: A Memoir
by John Grogan
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“As he did in Marley, Grogan makes readers feel they have a seat at the family dinner table….4 stars.”—People John Grogan, author of the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestseller, Marley & Me, once again takes readers... (read more)

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Here If You Need Me: A True Story
Here If You Need Me: A True Story
by Kate Braestrup
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"[A] superbly crafted memoir of love, loss, grief, hope and the complex subtleties of faith." Washington... (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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Not Lost Forever: My Story of Survival
Not Lost Forever: My Story of Survival
by Carmina Salcido
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Twenty years ago, one man's murderous rampage destroyed his own family . . . and devastated a community. Now the only survivor—his daughter—tells her story at last. On April 14, 1989, for reasons still debated today, Mexican... (read more)

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Rage against the Meshugenah: Why It Takes Balls to Go Nuts
Rage against the Meshugenah: Why It Takes Balls to Go Nuts
by Danny Evans
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In his early thirties, Danny Evans had a smokin' hot wife, a new baby boy, and the highest paying job he'd ever had. Then, in the span of one week, a sudden layoff and the events of 9/11 plunged Evans into a crushing depression. At turns poignant and... (read more)

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You Don't Look Like Anyone I Know
You Don't Look Like Anyone I Know
by Heather Sellers
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An unusual and uncommonly moving family memoir, with a twist that give new meaning to hindsight, insight, and forgiveness. Heather Sellers is face-blind-that is, she has prosopagnosia, a rare neurological condition that prevents her from reliably... (read more)

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