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Acid for the Children: A Memoir by Flea. Foreword by Patti Smith.
The co-founder of the Red Hot Chili Peppers documents his rise from a Los Angeles street youth to a famous rock artist, reflecting on the experiences and relationships that forged him as a musician and person.
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The Beautiful Ones by Prince
In a book started before his tragic and untimely death, the popular and influential musician describes his life as a young boy who absorbed the world around him, crafted a persona, developed an artistic vision and worked tirelessly to become a musical superstar.
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Black Radical: The Life and Times of William Monroe Trotter by Kerri K. Greenidge
A portrait of the lesser-known, turn-of-the-20th-century civil rights activist explores how he used his influence as an emancipator and the editor of the Guardian to promote gradualist politics and rally black working-class Americans throughout the post-Reconstruction era.
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Blood: A Memoir From the Jonas Brothers by The Jonas Brothers, with Neil Strauss
An unstinting account of the rise, fall and return of the multi-platinum band describes their early years as Disney performers, their tabloid-sensation relationships, their unexpected breakup and the obstacles they overcame to relaunch the Jonas Brothers.
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Boss of the Grips: The Life of James H. Williams and the Red Caps of Grand Central Terminal by Eric K. Washington
A portrait of the early 20th-century head of Grand Central Terminal's Red Caps describes his organization of the Harlem-based labor force that navigated harrowing segregation to become educated members of the middle class.
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Bowie's Bookshelf: The Hundred Books that Changed David Bowie's Life by John O'Connell
The music columnist for The Face presents 100 short essays exploring David Bowie's shared list of the 100 books that most impacted the late music artist's life, from classics and religious texts to poetry collections and comics.
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The Cartiers: The Untold Story of the Family Behind the Jewelry Empire by Francesca Cartier Brickell
A Cartier great-granddaughter with exclusive access to long-lost family archives tells the story of the three brothers who turned their grandfather’s humble Parisian jewelry store into a global luxury icon.
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The City Game: Triumph, Scandal, and a Legendary Basketball Team by Matthew Goodman
Documents the controversial story of the mid-20th-century Harlem City College Beavers, tracing how the merit-based team of Jewish and African-American players won major tournaments in the face of segregation before its starting five were arrested for a major gambling racket.
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Conversations With RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law by Jeffrey Rosen
The president and chief executive officer of the National Constitution Center offers an intimate look at the life and career of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in her own words, through an extraordinary series of conversations.
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Edison by Edmund Morris
A Pulitzer Prize-winning author presents a new biography of the prolific American inventor-genius, exploring his many roles, including botanist, naval strategist, iron miner, chemist, telegrapher and audio producer, created by virtue of his remarkable inventions.
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Exposure: Poisoned Water, Corporate Greed, and One Lawyer's Twenty-year Battle Against Dupont by Robert Bilott
In a true story that is the inspiration for a forthcoming film, the lawyer-author chronicles how he built a case against DuPont for its use of the hazardous, chemical PFOA, uncovering a history of worldwide environmental contamination.
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Finding Chika: A Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the Making of a Family by Mitch Albom
The best-selling author of Tuesdays With Morrie traces the inspirational story of a child from The Have Faith Haiti Orphanage, whose short life of poverty and incurable illness prompted her loving adoption into his family.
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Free Cyntoia: My Search for Redemption in the American Prison System by Cyntoia Brown-Long
In her own words, Cyntoia Brown explains how she changed her life for the better while in prison, finding hope through faith after a traumatic adolescence of drug addiction, rape and sex trafficking led to a murder conviction.
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Horror Stories: A Memoir by Liz Phair
The two-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter behind the groundbreaking album Exile in Guyville offers a haunting memoir in stories.
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I Am C-3PO: The Inside Story by Anthony Daniels. Foreword by J. J. Abrams.
The beloved Star Wars actor shares insights into the concepts, evolution and unexpected hazards of his iconic character while describing his collaborations with such legends as Sir Alec Guinness, Carrie Fisher and George Lucas.
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In the Dream House: A Memoir by Carmen Maria Machado
The award-winning author of Her Body and Other Parties shares the story of her relationship with an abusive partner and how it was shaped by her religious upbringing, her sexual orientation and inaccurate cultural beliefs about psychological trauma.
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The In-Betweens: The Spiritualists, Mediums, and Legends of Camp Etna by Mira Ptacin
The author of Poor Your Soul documents her visit to America's longest-running mysticism camp, profiling the otherworld community that has hosted generations of Spiritualists and mediums who would maintain a connection to the afterlife.
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Jet Girl: My Life in War, Peace, and the Cockpit of the Navy's Most Lethal Aircraft, the F/A-18 Super Hornet by Caroline Johnson
A tribute to the heroic role of women aviators in today's American military draws on the author's remarkable experiences as an unlikely pilot who broke barriers to train and participate in combat missions while navigating the Navy's male-oriented systems.
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Leave Something on the Table: And Other Surprising Lessons for Success in Business and in Life by Frank Bennack
The executive vice chairman and former CEO of Hearst provides an original guide to getting ahead.
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Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA by Amaryllis Fox
A chronicle of an extraordinary life, and of one woman’s courage and passion, follows the author as she spends 10 years in the most elite clandestine ops unit of the CIA, hunting down the world’s most dangerous terrorist while marrying and becoming a mother.
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A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee by Danny Fingeroth
An award-winning Marvel Comics writer and author of Superman on the Couch shares an insider's portrait of the iconic co-creator of legendary superhero characters, discussing the collaborations and controversies that marked his successes.
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Mobituaries: Great Lives Worth Reliving by Mo Rocca
A popular TV correspondent and writer offers an irreverent and rigorously researched book that celebrates the dead people who made life worth living.
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A Month in Siena by Hisham Matar
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Return comes a moving contemplation of the relationship between art and life.
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On Nineteen Eighty-Four: The Story of George Orwell’s Masterpiece (Books About Books) by D. J. Taylor
The Orwell Foundation trustee and award-winning author of Orwell: The Life traces the history and enduring legacy of Orwell’s landmark dystopian novel, offering insight into the personal experiences that shaped its creation.
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Parisian Lives: Samuel Beckett, Simone de Beauvoir, and Me: A Memoir by Deirdre Bair
The National Book Award-winning biographer explores her 15-year relationship with Samuel Beckett and Simone de Beauvoir, sharing insights into the biographical nature of their achievements and their long-standing feud against a backdrop of Parisian culture.
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Plagued by Fire: The Dreams and Furies of Frank Lloyd Wright by Paul Hendrickson
The award-winning and nationally bestselling author of Hemingway’s Boat and Sons of Mississippi turns his attention to Frank Lloyd Wright, presenting a masterful biography in which he reveals the genius and egotist’s many facades along with their cracks.
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The Right Kind of Crazy: My Life As a Navy SEAL, Covert Operative, and Boy Scout From Hell by Clint Emerson
The retired Navy SEAL and author of the best-selling 100 Deadly Skills presents a darkly humorous account of his participation in an elite team of operatives charged with keeping America safe by whatever means necessary.
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She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman by Erica Armstrong Dunbar
A lively, informative and illustrated tribute to one of the most exceptional women in American history—Harriet Tubman—looks at a heroine whose fearlessness and activism still resonates today.
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A Song for You: My Life With Whitney Houston by Robyn Crawford
A close friend, business collaborator and confidante of Whitney Houston tells her side of the story.
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Tell Me a Story: My Life with Pat Conroy by Cassandra King Conroy
The award-winning author of The Sunday Wife chronicles her marriage to the late Pat Conroy, discussing their long-distance friendship, their eventual marriage and his passionate relationship with the Carolina Lowcountry.
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Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting for by Susan Rice
Recalling pivotal moments from her career on the front lines of American diplomacy and foreign policy, the national security advisor to President Obama and former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. chronicles her life in service to family and country.
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Where Do I Begin?: Stories From a Life Lived Out Loud by Elvis Duran
The host of one of the nation’s top morning shows, and the voice millions of Americans wake up to, shares his wildest stories and hardest-learned lessons, all with his trademark heart, honesty and humor.
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Where I Come From: Life Lessons From a Latino Chef by Aaron Sanchez
The award-winning co-star of MasterChef shares stories from his family life and culinary journey, detailing his upbringing by a fiercely talented restaurateur mother and his work beside some of New York’s most distinguished chefs.
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Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me by Adrienne Brodeur
Describes the author's teenage experience of condoning and helping to facilitate her mother's epic affair with her husband's best friend, serving as confident and helpmate, and the catastrophic, and reverberating consequences that affected everyone involved.
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Wild Life: Dispatches From a Childhood of Baboons and Button-downs by Keena Roberts
The author describes an adolescence split between the wilds of an island camp in Botswana and the even more treacherous halls of an elite Philadelphia private school.
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Wounded Shepherd: Pope Francis and His Struggle to Convert the Catholic Church by Austen Ivereigh
A follow-up to The Great Reformer presents an anecdotal portrait of Pope Francis that also explores the Vatican's urgent debate over the Church's future amid controversies on its position on divorce, corruption, the environment and sexual abuse.
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You're Not Special: A (Sort-of) Memoir by Meghan Rienks
The popular YouTube sensation shares relatable, deeply personal insights into the millennial experience, discussing topics ranging from her small home community and her drunken debaucheries through her teen battle with mono and her realization that life gets better.
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