Biographies

The Last Folk Hero: The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson Jeff Pearlman

THE LAST FOLK HERO is about the most mythical figure in the world of sports. The book affirms amazing feats of strength, skill, and speed, as well as Bo's huge philanthropic endeavers. It is an unauthorized biography.

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Swerve or Die: Life at My Speed in the First Family of NASCAR Racing Kyle Petty

SWERVE OR DIE is the biography of a famous television personality, major philantropist, singer, musician, hugely successful business owner, former sports champion, and a member of NASCAR's first family. No, this is not about seven different people, but the one and only Kyle Petty. The guy who won the very first stock-...

Dinner with Dimaggio: Memories of an American Hero Rock Positano

DINNER WITH DIMAGGIO: MEMORIES OF AN AMERICAN HERO is an intimate, personal, up-close look at one of the most private American superstars. These are never-before-revealed stories that Rock Positano is now sharing. He became Joltin' Joe's closest friend and protector in the last decade of his life.

 

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On My Own Diane Rehm

ON MY OWN explains the motivation that her dying husband's struggle provided Diane Rehm to become the poster person for the "right to die" movement.

 

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Elsewhere Richard Russo

ELSEWHERE is Richard Russo's warm memoir of coming of age in upstate New York. It is full of humor, heartbreak and love. Every Richard Russo reader needs this treasure.

 

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Above the Treetops Jack Sacco

ABOVE THE TREETOPS: THE TRUE STORY OF WILLIAM FAULKNER AND BOBBY LITTLE, THE SON HE NEVER HAD is a never-before-told first-hand story of William Faulkner's kindness to a young boy. That boy is now a Mississippi octogenarian who is sharing his high-flying adventures with William Faulkner, one of the world's most famous...

Theft by Finding: Diaries 1977-2002 David Sedaris

THEFT BY FINDING: DIARIES 1977 - 2002 must be the funniest diary on record. This book needs to be read in a sound-proof room to avoid embarrassment! This title has been selected as a Booksmith Timeless Classic, meaning it is among the best of the best for the last several decades. We will ship it free anywhere...

A Man of Iron: The Turbulent Life and Improbable Presidency of Grover Cleveland Troy Senik

MAN OF IRON: THE TURBULENT LIFE AND IMPROBABLE PRESIDENCY OF GROVER CLEVELAND is a fascinating look at one of the most honest, principled, and plain-spoken men ever to serve in our nation's highest office. Readers will understand why historians rate his two terms so high. The deeply researched book sets things straight...

Hello, Molly!: A Memoir Molly Shannon

HELLO MOLLY! is inspiring, hilarious, poignant and will leave readers astonished. Critics have rated this delicious book "a cut above" most celebrity memoirs. The charming story is a pleasure to read and includes many never-before-told tales of a most beloved entertainer.

 

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Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee from Scout to Go Set a Watchman Charles Shields

MOCKINGBIRD: A PORTRAIT OF HARPER LEE FROM SCOUT TO GO SET A WATCHMAN is the complete biography of Harper Lee's life from beginning to end. The original book, published ten years earlier has been completely updated with a new epilogue.

 

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