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Emotionally wrung-out from her divorce, the painful ending of a subsequent love affair, and a general, long-standing feeling of malaise, novelist and journalist Elizabeth Gilbert decides to recharge herself through...Read More
Publication Date: Feb 2007
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Julia Scheeres was raised as a fundamentalist Christian in the Midwest by a brutally violent father and a negligent mother obsessed with religion. Raped by one adopted brother, Scheeres forms...Read More
Publication Date: Sep 2006
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When the Sparks brothers--bestselling writer Nicholas and his older brother Micah--set off on a trip around the world, they saw it as an opportunity not only to see temples and...Read More
Publication Date: Jan 2006
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Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank's remarkable diary has since become a world classic--a powerful reminder of the horrors of...Read More
Publication Date: Jun 1993
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It's been ten years since Mitch Albom first shared the wisdom of Morrie Schwartz with the world. Now-twelve million copies later-in a new afterword, Mitch Albom reflects again on the...Read More
Publication Date: Jan 1997
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New from the author of Bitter Is the New Black and Bright Lights, Big Ass Personal Training, Session One: I'm standing at the front desk, waiting for the mythical "Barbie"...Read More
Publication Date: May 2008
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Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world...Read More
Publication Date: Jan 1997
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In 1972, Oufkir's father attempted to overthrow Morrocco's King Hussan II. Her father was executed, but she and the rest of her family--mother and five siblings-- were imprisoned for 20...Read More
Publication Date: May 2002
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...Burroughs's story of getting dry will go straight to your bloodstream and leave you buzzing, exhilarated, and wiped out....Didn't think you'd ever feel even an ounce of sympathy for--let alone...Read More
Publication Date: Apr 2004
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Chronicles the life of America's second president, including his youth, his career as a Massachusetts farmer and lawyer, his marriage to Abigail, his rivalry with Thomas Jefferson, and his influence...Read More
Publication Date: Jan 2001
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Now a major motion pictureG''"An intimate portrait of mental illness, of atrocious social neglect, and the struggle to resurrect a fallen prodigy." (Mark Bowden, author of Black Hawk Down)This is...Read More
Publication Date: Oct 2008
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Jen Lancaster was living the sweet life-until real life kicked her to the curb. She had the perfect man, the perfect job-hell, she had the perfect life-and there was no...Read More
Publication Date: Mar 2006
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There is a passage early in Augusten Burroughs's harrowing and highly entertaining memoir, Running with Scissors, that speaks volumes about the author. While going to the garbage dump with his...Read More
Publication Date: Sep 2006
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This warmhearted but clear-eyed memoir by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist J.R. Moehringer spotlights the somewhat unorthodox location that served as his refuge in childhood and early adulthood. After Moehringer’s...Read More
Publication Date: Aug 2006
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This profile of the pseudonymous Sultan Khan, proprietor of a Kabul bookstore whose passionately liberal ideas about literature and freedom to read are at odds with his traditional ones about...Read More
Publication Date: Oct 2004
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In this combination memoir and writing guide, best-selling author King tells of how he came to be a writer and, in the process, explores many aspects of writing, from plot...Read More
Publication Date: Jul 2002
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The events of five years in the life of Augusten Burroughs, as recounted in a memoir that is both horrifying and mordantly funny, are so unbelievable, they make even the...Read More
Publication Date: Jun 2003
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Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood,' writes Frank McCourt in Angela's Ashes. 'Worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood.' Welcome, then, to the pinnacle...Read More
Publication Date: May 1999
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A phenomenal #1 bestseller that has appeared on the New York Times bestseller list for nearly three years, this memoir traces Maya Angelou's childhood in a small, rural community during...Read More
Publication Date: Aug 1991
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Enormously visceral, emotionally gripping, and imbued with the belief that justice is possible even after the most horrific of crimes, Alice Sebold's compelling memoir of her rape at the age...Read More
Publication Date: Sep 2002
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The astonishing, uplifting story of a real-life Indiana Jones and his humanitarian campaign to use education to combat terrorism in the Taliban's backyard Anyone who despairs of the individual's power...Read More
Publication Date: Feb 2007
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This true story recounts how a group of MIT students used their intellectual skills to beat the system at various casinos. Supplied with hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash...Read More
Publication Date: Sep 2003
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Augusten Burroughs continues his series of memoirs with this wild collection of stories. Here Burroughs confesses to various outrageous thoughts, including his desire to murder his cleaning lady and an...Read More
Publication Date: Oct 2005
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The author offers a chronicle of growing up in a small town in America's heartland, offering portraits of her family and her encounters with the complexities of the adult world,...Read More
Publication Date: Sep 2002
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Into Thin Air is a riveting first-hand account of a catastrophic expedition up Mount Everest. In March 1996, Outside magazine sent veteran journalist and seasoned climber Jon Krakauer on an...Read More
Publication Date: Oct 1999
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Author Barbara Kingsolver and her family abandoned the industrial-food pipeline to live a rural life—vowing that, for one year, they'd only buy food raised in their own neighborhood, grow...Read More
Publication Date: May 2008
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In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He...Read More
Publication Date: Jan 1997
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The actress and comedian shares a collection of true-life stories about her romps through the bedrooms of a variety of suitors in a series of one-night stands, documenting her brief...Read More
Publication Date: Jun 2005
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In a candid memoir, a successful entrepreneur traces his journey from growing up with an abusive stepfather, to life on the streets as a homeless man with a small toddler...Read More
Publication Date: Nov 2006
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Jeannette Walls’s memoir revolves around her parents, who give the concept of bad parenting a whole new meaning. Her irresponsible romantic of a father was an inventor of outlandishly useless...Read More
Publication Date: Jan 2006
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