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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
By Angelou, Maya
2009-04 - Random House Trade
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The moving and beautiful autobiography of a talented black woman. ". . . I have no words for this achievement, but I know that not since the days of my childhood . . . have I found myself so moved . . . Her portrait is a Biblical study of life in the midst of death".--James Baldwin. …More

The Center of the Universe The Center of the Universe
By Bachrach, Nancy
2010-05 - Vintage Books USA
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The story is so improbable, it can only be true: A brilliant woman with a long history of mental illness--who once proclaimed herself to be "the center of the universe" -- is miraculously cured by accidental carbon monoxide poisoning aboard the family boat. Nancy Bachrach warns readers, "Don't try this at home" in her darkly humorous memoir about "the second coming" of her mother -- the indomitable Lola, whose buried family secrets had been driving her crazy. …More

A Piece of Cake: A Memoir A Piece of Cake: A Memoir
By Brown, Cupcake
2007-04 - Three Rivers Press (CA)
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The bestselling memoir of Cupcake Brown's harrowing and inspiring life from the streets to one of the nation's largest law firms Rdazzles you with the amazing change that is possible in one lifetimeS ("Washington Post Book World"). …More

A Wolf at the Table: A Memoir of My Father A Wolf at the Table: A Memoir of My Father
By Burroughs, Augusten
2009-03 - Picador USA
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The "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Running with Scissors" delves into new territory with his most personal and unexpected memoir yet. "A Wolf at the Table" is the story of Burroughs' relationship with his father, his stunning psychological cruelty, and the redemptive power of hope. …More

The Water Is Wide: A Memoir The Water Is Wide: A Memoir
By Conroy, Pat
2002-03 - Dial Press
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The island is nearly deserted, haunting, beautiful. Across a slip of ocean lies South Carolina. But for the handful of families on Yamacraw island, America is a world away. For years the people here lived proudly from the sea, but now its waters are not safe. Waste from industry threatens their very existence-unless, somehow, they can learn a new life. But they will learn nothing without someone to teach them, and their school has no teacher. …More

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
By Eggers, Dave
2001-02 - Vintage Books USA
9780375725784 Check our catalog

The literary sensation of the year, a book that redefines both family and narrative for the twenty-first century. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius is the moving memoir of a college senior who, in the space of five weeks, loses both of his parents to cancer and inherits his eight-year-old brother. …More

Lucky Man Lucky Man
By Fox, Michael J.
2003-04 - Hyperion Books
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With the same passion, humor, and energy that Fox has invested in his dozens of performances over the last 18 years, he tells the story of his life, his career, and his campaign to find a cure for Parkinson's. …More

Prairie Tale Prairie Tale
By Gilbert, Melissa
2010-02 - Gallery Books
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Gilbert's real childhood was a far cry from the idyllic family portrayed in her hit television series, "Little House on the Prairie." Yet through her great sense of humor, resilience, and fantastic support system, Gilbert has found happiness and stability in her life. full-color insert. …More

What Becomes of the Brokenhearted: A Memoir What Becomes of the Brokenhearted: A Memoir
By Harris, E. Lynn
2004-07 - Anchor Books
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In his most daring act yet, E. Lynn Harris writes the memoir of his life--from his childhood in Arkansas as a closeted gay boy through his struggling days as a self-published author to his rise as a "New York Times" bestselling author. …More

Crashing Through: The Extraordinary True Story of the Man Who Dared to See Crashing Through: The Extraordinary True Story of the Man Who Dared to See
By Kurson, Robert
2008-08 - Random House Trade
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In his critically acclaimed bestseller "Shadow Divers," Kurson explored the depths of history, friendship, and compulsion. Now he returns with another thrilling adventure--the stunning true story of one man's heroic odyssey from blindness into sight. …More

Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard
By Murray, Liz
2011-05 - Hyperion Books
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A "New York Times" bestseller--the stunning memoir of a young woman who at age 15 was living on the streets but survived to make it to Harvard. Murray's story was featured in the Lifetime Original Movie "Homeless to Harvard." …More

A Beautiful Mind: The Life of Mathematical Genius and Novel Laureate John Nash A Beautiful Mind: The Life of Mathematical Genius and Novel Laureate John Nash
By Nasar, Sylvia
2011-07 - Simon & Schuster
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"HOW COULD YOU, A MATHEMATICIAN, BELIEVE THAT EXTRATERRESTRIALS WERE SENDING YOU MESSAGES?" the visitor from Harvard asked the West Virginian with the movie-star looks and Olympian manner. "Because the ideas I had about supernatural beings came to me the same way my mathematical ideas did," came the answer. "So I took them seriously."…More

Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction
By Sheff, David
2009-01 - Mariner Books
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Sheff's story tells of his teenage son's addiction to meth, in this real-time chronicle of the shocking descent into substance abuse and the family's gradual emergence into hope. …More

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
By Strayed, Cheryl
2012-03 - Knopf Publishing Group
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A powerful, blazingly honest, inspiring memoir: the story of a 1,100 mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe--and built her back up again. …More

Down the Road Down the Road
By Weinshenker, Jenn
2010-10 - Createspace
9781456331931 Check our catalog

 

Down the Road is the unforgettable survival story of Jenn Weinshenker. Her passion, wisdom, love and humor will take a hold of your heart from the very first page and will certainly never let go. This creative non-fiction story is truly one of a kind. The message is powerful and the journey is remarkable