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The biography is the definitive venue to showcase the real story of notable figures in culture. Autobiographies and memoirs provide a great way for anyone to tell their story in the first person. These nonfiction formats have provided some true literary classics and have spent their fair share of time atop the New York Times Bestseller list. Discover Books biographies and memoirs category features works of nonfiction from notable authors and celebrities such as Steve Martin, Tina Fey, George Bush, Ron Paul, Augusten Burroughs, Jon Katz and more. Shop gently used and secondhand biographies, memoirs and autobiographies with us today!

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Me Talk Pretty One Day David Sedaris 0316776963 9780316776967 David Sedaris became a star autobiographer on public radio, onstage in New York, and on bestseller lists, mostly on the strength of SantaLand Diaries, a scathing, hilar Me Talk Pretty One Day

David Sedaris  Paperback

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Too Fat to Fish Artie Lange, Anthony Bozza 0385526571 9780385526579 Outrageous, raw, and painfully funny true stories straight from the life of the actor, comedian, and much-loved cast member of The Howard Stern Show, with a forew Too Fat to Fish

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Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices, and Priorities of a Winning Life Tony Dungy, Nathan Whitaker 1414318022 9781414318028 2008 Retailers Choice Award winner! Tony Dungys words and example have intrigued millions of people, Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices, and Priorities of a Winning Life

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Born Standing Up: A Comics Life Steve Martin 1416553649 9781416553649 In the midseventies, Steve Martin exploded onto the comedy scene. By 1978 he was the biggest concert draw in the history of stand-up. In 1981 he quit forever. T Born Standing Up: A Comics Life

Steve Martin (Edition: 1st) Hardcover

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Im a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away Bill Bryson 076790382X 9780767903820 After living in Britain for two decades, Bill Bryson recently moved back to the United States with his English wife Im a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away

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The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game Michael Lewis 0393330478 9780393330472 Lewis has such a gift for storytelling...he writes as lucidly for sports fans as for those who read him for other reasons.--Janet Maslin, New York Times On The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game

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Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith Anne Lamott 0385496095 9780385496094 Anne Lamott claims the two best prayers she knows are: Help me, help me, help me and Thank you, thank you, thank you. She has a friend whose morning pr Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith

Anne Lamott (Edition: Anchor Books ed) Paperback

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Decision Points George W. Bush 0307590615 9780307590619 President George W. Bush describes the critical decisions of his presidency and personal life. Decision Pointsis the extraordinary account of Americarsquo;s 43rd president. S Decision Points

George W. Bush  Hardcover

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Truth & Beauty: A Friendship Ann Patchett 0060572159 9780060572150 Tender but brutal, this portrait of unwavering commitment shines light on the little-explored world of womens friendships through the authors relationship Truth & Beauty: A Friendship

Ann Patchett  Paperback

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Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy Carlos Eire 0743246411 9780743246415 Have mercy on me, Lord, I am Cuban. In 1962, Carlos Eire was one of 14,000 children airlifted out of Cuba -- exiled from his family, his c Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy

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Flags of Our Fathers James Bradley, Ron Powers 0553384155 9780553384154 In this unforgettable chronicle of perhaps the most famous moment in American military history, James Bradley has captured the glory, the triumph, the heartbr Flags of Our Fathers

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Season of Life: A Football Star, a Boy, a Journey to Manhood Jeffrey Marx 0743269748 9780743269742 Joe Ehrmann, a former NFL football star and volunteer coach for the Gilman high school football team, teaches his players the keys Season of Life: A Football Star, a Boy, a Journey to Manhood

Jeffrey Marx (Edition: 1ST) Hardcover

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Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, A Young Man and Lifes Greatest Lesson Mitch Albom 0385484518 9780385484510 Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague.Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you wer Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, A Young Man and Lifes Greatest Lesson

Mitch Albom (Edition: 1st) Hardcover

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Falling Leaves: The Memoir of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter Adeline Yen Mah 0767903579 9780767903578 Born in 1937 in a port city a thousand miles north of Shanghai, Adeline Yen Mah was the youngest child of an affluent Chinese fami Falling Leaves: The Memoir of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter

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A Million Little Pieces James Frey 0307276902 9780307276902 The most lacerating tale of drug addiction since William S. Burroughs Junky. --The Boston Globe Again and again, the book delivers recollections that leave the reader win A Million Little Pieces

James Frey  Paperback

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A Man Named Dave: A Story of Triumph and Forgiveness Dave Pelzer 0452281903 9780452281905 All those years you tried your best to break me, and Im still here. One day youll see, Im going to make something of myself. --Dave Pelzer, A Man Named Dave: A Story of Triumph and Forgiveness

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Merles Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog Ted Kerasote 0156034506 9780156034500 Now including a wonderful new photo insert chronicling Merles life, this national bestseller explores the relationship between humans and dogs. How Merles Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog

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Fever Pitch Nick Hornby 1573226882 9781573226882 From the author of High Fidelity comes a sophisticated study of obsession, masculinity, class, identity and loyalty, in a bittersweet book that vividly recounts Hornbys youthful obs Fever Pitch

Nick Hornby (Edition: 1st Riverhead trade pbk. ed) Paperback

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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius Dave Eggers 0375725784 9780375725784 The literary sensation of the year, a book that redefines both family and narrative for the twenty-first century. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Ge A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

Dave Eggers (Edition: First Paperback Edition) Paperback

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Running with Scissors: A Memoir Augusten Burroughs 031242227X 9780312422271 RUNNING WITH SCISSORS is the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her unorthodox psychiat Running with Scissors: A Memoir

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A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier Ishmael Beah 0374105235 9780374105235 My new friends have begun to suspect I havent told them the full story of my life. Why did you leave Sierra Leone? Because there is a war. You mean, y A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

Ishmael Beah (Edition: 1st) Hardcover

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An Hour Before Daylight: Memories of a Rural Boyhood Jimmy Carter 0743211995 9780743211994 In An Hour Before Daylight,Jimmy Carter, bestselling author ofLiving FaithandSources of Strength,re-creates his Depression-era boyhood on a An Hour Before Daylight: Memories of a Rural Boyhood

Jimmy Carter (Edition: Trade Paperback Edition) Paperback

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Theodore Rex Edmund Morris 0812966007 9780812966008 Theodore Rexis the storynever fully told beforeof Theodore Roosevelts two world-changing terms as President of the United States. A hundred years before the catastrophe of Septem Theodore Rex

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My Life in France Julia Child, Alex Prudhomme 0307277690 9780307277695 Julia Child singlehandedly created a new approach to American cuisine with her cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking and her television show The French My Life in France

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Bringing Home the Birkin: My Life in Hot Pursuit of the Worlds Most Coveted Handbag Michael Tonello 0061473340 9780061473340 For more than twenty years, the Herm? Birkin bag has been the iconic symbol of fashion, luxury, and wealt Bringing Home the Birkin: My Life in Hot Pursuit of the Worlds Most Coveted Handbag

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When Pride Still Mattered : A Life Of Vince Lombardi David Maraniss 0684870185 9780684870182 More than any other sports figure, Vince Lombardi transformed football into a metaphor of the American experience. The son of an Italian When Pride Still Mattered : A Life Of Vince Lombardi

David Maraniss  Paperback

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Assassination Vacation Sarah Vowell 074326004X 9780743260046 Sarah Vowell exposes the glorious conundrums of American history and culture with wit, probity, and an irreverent sense of humor. With Assassination Vacation, she takes Assassination Vacation

Sarah Vowell  Paperback

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A Stolen Life: A Memoir Jaycee Dugard 1451629192 9781451629194 A Stolen Life: A Memoir   A Stolen Life: A Memoir

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Seabiscuit: An American Legend Laura Hillenbrand 0449005615 9780449005613 Seabiscuit: An American Legend   Seabiscuit: An American Legend

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Who Was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart? Yona Zeldis McDonough, Who HQ 0448431041 9780448431048 For use in schools and libraries only. Intriguing jacket art and black-and-white illustrations on every spread help illuminate the life of a u Who Was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart?

Yona Zeldis McDonough, Who HQ  Paperback

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Half a Life: A Memoir Darin Strauss 0812982533 9780812982534 Half a Life: A Memoir   Half a Life: A Memoir

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In a Sunburned Country Bill Bryson 0767903862 9780767903868 Every time Bill Bryson walks out the door, memorable travel literature threatens to break out. His previous excursion along the Appalachian Trail resulted in the sublime In a Sunburned Country

Bill Bryson  Paperback

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The Story of a Lifetime: A Keepsake of Personal Memoirs Pamela Pavuk, J. Richard Huxen 0970062680 9780970062680 A novel of family intrigue from ?ne of the most accomplished writers of fiction of our day?(The Washington Post) All A The Story of a Lifetime: A Keepsake of Personal Memoirs

Pamela Pavuk, J. Richard Huxen (Edition: Plum) Hardcover

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The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game Michael Lewis 039306123X 9780393061239 By the author of the bestselling Moneyball: in football, as in life, the value we place on people changes with the rules of the games they play. The young The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game

Michael Lewis (Edition: 1ST) Hardcover

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Naked David Sedaris 0316777730 9780316777735 Welcome to the hilarious, strange, elegiac, outrageous world of David Sedaris. In Naked, Sedaris turns the mania for memoir on its ear, mining the exceedingly rich terrain of his life, Naked

David Sedaris  Paperback

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Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln Doris Kearns Goodwin 0743270754 9780743270755 On May 18, 1860, William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Edward Bates, and Abraham Lincoln waited in their hometowns for the results Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

Doris Kearns Goodwin  Paperback

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1776 David McCullough 0743226720 9780743226721 In this masterful book, David McCullough tells the intensely human story of those who marched with General George Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence -- when the 1776

David McCullough  Paperback

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Decision Points George W. Bush 0307590631 9780307590633 <p>In this candid and gripping account, President George W. Bush describes the critical decisions that shaped his presidency and personal life.<br /& Decision Points

George W. Bush (Edition: Reprint) Paperback

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Emergence: Labeled Autistic Temple Grandin, Margaret M. Scariano 0446671827 9780446671828 Temple Grandins groundbreaking book chronicles the remarkable and inspiring true story of how she overcame autism-with a new introduction. T Emergence: Labeled Autistic

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The Story of My Life Helen Keller 0486292495 9780486292496 Great story of human courage and dedication recounted in autobiography of a remarkable woman: the magical moment when Miss Keller first recognizes the connection between w The Story of My Life

Helen Keller  Paperback

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Lit: A Memoir (P.S.) Mary Karr 0060596996 9780060596996 Lit is about getting drunk and getting sober; becoming a mother by letting go of a mother; learning to write by learning to live. Written with Karrs relentless honesty, unfli Lit: A Memoir (P.S.)

Mary Karr (Edition: 1 Reprint) Paperback

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Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig Jonathan Eig 0743268938 9780743268936 Lou Gehrig was a baseball legend -- the Iron Horse, the stoic New York Yankee who was the greatest first baseman in history, a man whose consecut Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig

Jonathan Eig  Paperback

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Evita: The Real Life of Eva Peron Nicholas Fraser, Marysa Navarro 0393315754 9780393315752 The story begins in a dusty village lost in the Argentine pampas, where a girl, born out of wedlock, scrambles her way to the capital city Evita: The Real Life of Eva Peron

Nicholas Fraser, Marysa Navarro (Edition: 4th) Paperback

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Growing Up Russell Baker 0451168380 9780451168382 This Pulitzer Prize-winner is the saddest, funniest, most tragical yet comical picture of coming of age in the U.S.A. in the Depresson years and World War II that has ever been wri Growing Up

Russell Baker  Mass Market Paperback

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