Biographies

The Rules Do Not Apply Ariel Levy

RULES DO NOT APPLY is a powerful memoir that is tragic, inspiring, and most of all, honest. This unique and unconventional woman's life is truly presented in a can't-put-it-down manner.

 

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I Keep Trying to Catch His Eye: A Memoir of Loss, Grief, and Love Ivan Maisel

I KEEP TRYING TO CATCH HIS EYE: A MEMOIR OF LOSS, GRIEF AND LOVE bundles grace and humor in a remarkable story of comfort. Written by a master language craftsman, all readers will appreciate the message whether they have recently experienced loss or not. This one is a keeper.

 

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Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South Andrew Maraniss

STRONG INSIDE: PERRY WALLACE AND THE COLLISION OF RACE AND SPORTS IN THE SOUTH is the agonizing story of a trail-blazing black athlete who rose above the fray, and it is written by the man who was born to bring this book to the world.

 

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Logical Family: A Memoir Armistead Maupin

LOGICAL FAMILY: A MEMOIR is the long-awaited true tale of the man who explained "coming out" to generations. This most honest story is filled with the humor and compassion that inspired millions.

 

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Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir Frances Mayes

UNDER MAGNOLIA: A SOUTHERN MEMOIR is about growing up Southern, traveling the world, and then coming back home. Frances Mayes allows readers to almost smell the fragrances in this lyrical coming-of-age beginning to the comforting return to her roots.

 

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Kill 'Em and Leave: Searching for James Brown and the American Soul James McBride

KILL 'EM AND LEAVE: SEARCHING FOR JAMES BROWN AND THE AMERICAN SOUL is the accurate and true understanding of the man who was one of the most influential voices on American music, and is written by the only man on earth who could have collected the complete story.   This title has been selected as a Booksmith...

The New York Times Book of the Dead: 320 Print and 10,000 Digital Obituaries of Extraordinary People William McDonald

THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK OF THE DEAD: OBITUARIES OF EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE chronicles the lives of history makers of the last 165 years. It is one of our top-selling gifts for all people for all occasions. In addition to the hundreds of obits in the book, there is a web key that provides exclusive instant access to 10,000...

Jackie's Girl: My Life with the Kennedy Family Kathy McKeon

JACKIE'S GIRL is a rare and intimate look at the private life of one of the most well known and beloved women of the twentieth century.

 

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Legacy: A Rabbi & A Community Remember Their Loved Ones Jonathan Miller

LEGACY: A RABBI & A COMMUNITY REMEMBER THEIR LOVED ONES is a collection of eulogies written and delivered during Rabbi Miller's twenty-five years of service in Birmingham, Alabama. Besides serving as an expert model for those of any faith who may need assistance in creating a remembrance, it is inspirational to...

The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee Marja Mills

THE MOCKINGBIRD NEXT DOOR: LIFE WITH HARPER LEE is a delightful accounting of the two years Marja Mills spent living in Monroeville, Alabama as a neighbor to the beloved Harper Lee. Many myths are debunked in this warm book. This title has been selected as a Booksmith Timeless Classic, meaning it is among the...