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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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Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography Rob Lowe 1250008859 9781250008855 Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography   Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography

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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, hilarious account of his Me Talk Pretty One Day

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Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories that Heal, 10th Anniversary Edition Rachel Naomi Remen 1594482098 9781594482090 Praised by everyone from Bernie Siegel to Daniel Goleman to Larry Dossey, Rachel Remen has a unique perspective on healing rooted in her bac Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories that Heal, 10th Anniversary Edition

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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, particularly followi 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. This book is, in his Born Standing Up: A Comics Life

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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 and four children (h 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 One day Michael Oher w The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game

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The Camino: A Journey of the Spirit Shirley MacLaine 0743400739 9780743400732 It has been nearly three decades since Shirley MacLaine commenced her brave and public commitment to chronicling her personal quest for spiritual understanding. In testamen The Camino: A Journey of the Spirit

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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 prayer each day is Wha Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith

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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. Shattering the conven Decision Points

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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 with critically accl Truth & Beauty: A Friendship

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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 country, and his own Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy

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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 were young and searchin Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, A Young Man and Lifes Greatest Lesson

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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, from A Man Named Dav A Man Named Dave: A Story of Triumph and Forgiveness

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Work Hard. Be Nice.: How Two Inspired Teachers Created the Most Promising Schools in America Jay Mathews 1565125169 9781565125162 When Mike Feinberg and Dave Levin signed up for Teach for America right after college and found themselves utter failure Work Hard. Be Nice.: How Two Inspired Teachers Created the Most Promising Schools in America

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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 obsession with English Fever Pitch

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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 Genius is the moving m A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

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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 psychiatrist who bore a stri 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, you saw people runnin A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

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Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors Piers Paul Read 038000321X 9780380003211 Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors   Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors

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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 September 11, 2001, TR suc 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 Chef, but as she rev My Life in France

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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 immigrant butcher, L When Pride Still Mattered : A Life Of Vince Lombardi

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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 (Ballantine Readers Circle) Laura Hillenbrand 0449005615 9780449005613 Seabiscuit: An American Legend (Ballantine Readers Circle)   Seabiscuit: An American Legend (Ballantine Readers Circle)

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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 national bestseller In a Sunburned Country

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Bossypants Tina Fey 0316056898 9780316056892 Bossypants   Bossypants

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My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientists Personal Journey Jill Bolte Taylor 0670020745 9780670020744 A brain scientists journey from a debilitating stroke to full recovery becomes an inspiring exploration of human consciousness and its possibilities. My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientists Personal Journey

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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life Barbara Kingsolver, Camille Kingsolver, Steven L. Hopp 0060852569 9780060852566 Author Barbara Kingsolver and her family abandoned the industrial-food pipeline to live a rural life--vowing that, for one Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life

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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, his family, and his Naked

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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 from the Republican Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

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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 whole American caus 1776

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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. Temple Grandin was di 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 words and objects, he The Story of My Life

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Pre: The Story of Americas Greatest Running Legend, Steve Prefontaine Tom Jordan 0875964575 9780875964577 Steve Prefontaine The story of Americas greatest running legend. For five years, no American runner could beat him at any distance over a mile. Pre: The Story of Americas Greatest Running Legend, Steve Prefontaine

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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, unflinching self-scrutiny Lit: A Memoir (P.S.)

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A Hope in the Unseen: An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League Ron Suskind 0767901266 9780767901260 Flavia Girl is a much-needed series of books and other products that empower adolescent girls to become their best selves. Guided jou A Hope in the Unseen: An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League

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The Souls of Black Folk (Dover Thrift Editions) W. E. B. Du Bois, William Edward Burghardt Du Bois 0486280411 9780486280417 In this founding work in the literature of black protest, Du Bois eloquently affirms that it is beneath the dignity of a human The Souls of Black Folk (Dover Thrift Editions)

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The Forever War Dexter Filkins 0307279448 9780307279446 National Bestseller, Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, A New York Times Book Review Best Book of the Year, One of the Best Books of the Year: New York Times, Washington Post, Los The Forever War

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I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced Nujood Ali, Delphine Minoui 0307589676 9780307589675 Im a simple village girl who has always obeyed the orders of my father and brothers. Since forever, I have learned to say yes to everything. Today I have decided to I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced

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Yeager: An Autobiography Chuck Yeager 0553256742 9780553256741 General Chuck Yeager, the greatest test pilot of them all -- the first man to fly faster than the speed of sound . . .the World War II flying ace who shot down a Messerschmitt jet with a Yeager: An Autobiography

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The Revolution: A Manifesto Ron Paul 0446537527 9780446537520 Available in paperback for the first time. This Much Is True: You Have Been Lied To. The government is expanding. Taxes are increasing. More senseless wars are being planned. Inflation is The Revolution: A Manifesto

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The Carrot Principle: How the Best Managers Use Recognition to Engage Their People, Retain Talent, and Accelerate Performance [Updated & Revised] Adrian Gostick, Chester Elton 1439149178 9781439149171 Since its original publication in 2007, t The Carrot Principle: How the Best Managers Use Recognition to Engage Their People, Retain Talent, and Accelerate Performance [Updated & Revised]

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All over but the Shoutin Rick Bragg 0679774025 9780679774020 This haunting, harrowing, gloriously moving recollection of a life on the American margin is the story of Rick Bragg, who grew up dirt-poor in northeastern Alabama, seemingly destined for e All over but the Shoutin

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Chronicles, Vol. 1 Bob Dylan 0743228154 9780743228152 Id come from a long ways off and had started a long ways down. But now destiny was about to manifest itself. I felt like it was looking right at me and nobody else.So writes Bob Dylan inChronicles Chronicles, Vol. 1

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Home: A Memoir of My Early Years Julie Andrews 0786884754 9780786884759 Many know Andrews from The Sound of Music and Mary Poppins. In this memoir, she looks back on her early years with an aspiring vaudeville mom and a loving dad and her role in Cam Home: A Memoir of My Early Years

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My Own Country: A Doctors Story Abraham Verghese 0679752927 9780679752929 Nestled in the Smoky Mountains of eastern Tennessee, the town of Johnson City saw its first AIDS patient in August 1985. Working in Johnson City was Abraham Verghese, a young I My Own Country: A Doctors Story

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Here If You Need Me: A True Story Kate Braestrup 0316066311 9780316066310 Braestrups remarkable journey from grief to faith to happiness is a dramatic, funny, deeply moving, and simply unforgettable story. She shares her uplifting account of finding Here If You Need Me: A True Story

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Assholes Finish First Tucker Max 1439198691 9781439198698 Assholes Finish First   Assholes Finish First

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Young Men and Fire Norman Maclean 0226500624 9780226500621 On August 5, 1949, a crew of fifteen of the United States Forest Services elite airborne firefighters, the Smokejumpers, stepped into the sky above a remote forest fire in the Montana wildern Young Men and Fire

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Frederick Douglass 0486284999 9780486284996 Douglasssnbsp;graphic depictions of slavery, harrowing escape to freedom, and life as a newspaper editor, eloquent orator, and impassioned abolitionist.   Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

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The Great Santini: A Novel Pat Conroy 0553381555 9780553381559 Consistently praised for its engaging writing style, currency, and visual appeal, MEDIA/IMPACT introduces students to todays converged mass mediaits industries and support industries, as The Great Santini: A Novel

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