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  • Hillbilly elegy [CD book] : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis

    Hillbilly elegy : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis2016

    by J. D. Vance

    (294,324)

    Summary: From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America's white working class.

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: CD BOOK 305.562 VAN

    Location: Adult CD Books Nonfiction

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  • A mother's reckoning : living in the aftermath of tragedy

    A mother's reckoning : living in the aftermath of tragedy2016

    by Sue Klebold

    (29,421)

    Summary: On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold walked into Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. In a matter of minutes, they killed twelve students and a teacher and wounded twenty-four...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 364.1523 KLE

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • I can't keep my own secrets : six-word memoirs by teens famous + obscure : from Smith magazine

    I can't keep my own secrets : six-word memoirs by teens famous + obscure : from Smith magazine2009

    (1,314)

    Summary: Collects memoirs from hundreds of teenagers composed of six words, ranging from the humorous to inspiring and dramatic, and includes six-word autobiographies from popular teenage celebrities.

    BOOK

    Call #: YA F I

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  • Here's the deal, don't touch me [downloadable audiobook] / Howie Mandel with Josh Young.

    Here's the deal, don't touch me / Howie Mandel with Josh Young.2009

    by Howie Mandel

    Summary: A frank, funny, no-holds-barred memoir that reveals the "Deal or No Deal" host's ongoing struggle with OCD and ADHD--and how it has shaped his life and career. Howie Mandel is one of the most...  more »

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  • Lunch in Paris : a love story, with recipes

    Lunch in Paris : a love story, with recipes2010

    by Elizabeth Bard

    (15,113)

    BOOK

    Call #: 944 BAR

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Saddled : how a spirited horse reined me in and set me free

    Saddled : how a spirited horse reined me in and set me free2010

    by Susan Richards

    (692)

    BOOK

    Call #: 636.1 RIC

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Curtains : adventures of an undertaker-in-training

    Curtains : adventures of an undertaker-in-training2010

    by Tom Jokinen

    (912)

    BOOK

    Call #: 338.4 JOK

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Garlic and sapphires : the secret life of a critic in disguise

    Garlic and sapphires : the secret life of a critic in disguise2006

    by Ruth Reichl

    (36,505)

    Summary: The editor-in-chief of "Gourmet" recounts her visits to some of the world's most acclaimed restaurants, both as herself and as an anonymous diner in disguise, to offer insight into the differences in her dining experiences.

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB 641.5 REI

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  • Guts : the true stories behind Hatchet and the Brian books

    Guts : the true stories behind Hatchet and the Brian books2002

    by Gary Paulsen

    (2,439)

    Summary: The author relates incidents in his life and how they inspired parts of his books about the character, Brian Robeson.

    BOOK

    Call #: J B PAULSEN

    Location: Juvenile Biographies

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  • Highest duty [Playaway] : my search for what really matters

    Highest duty : my search for what really matters2009

    by Chesley Sullenberger

    (7,460)

    Summary: Airline pilot Captain "Sully" Sullenberger tells his life story, including his perspective on the emergency landing on the Hudson River that earned him the world's admiration, and offers insight on...  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: PLAYAWAY 629.13 SUL

    Location: Adult Playways

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  • What a difference a dog makes [CD book] : big lessons on life, love, and healing from a small pooch

    What a difference a dog makes : big lessons on life, love, and healing from a small pooch2010

    by Dana Andrew Jennings

    (6)

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: CD BOOK 636.7 JEN

    Location: Adult CD Books Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Let's take the long way home : a memoir of friendship
    Staff Pick

    Let's take the long way home : a memoir of friendship2010

    by Gail Caldwell

    (10,727)

    Summary: In this gorgeous, moving memoir, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Caldwell reflects on her own coming-of-age in midlife, as she learns to open herself to the power and healing of sharing her life with a best friend.

    BOOK

    Call #: 302.34 CAL

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • I'll never be French (no matter what I do) : living in a small village in Brittany

    I'll never be French (no matter what I do) : living in a small village in Brittany2009

    by Mark Greenside

    (2,245)

    Summary: Author and teacher Mark Greenside recounts his struggles to fit into the life of a small Celtic village in Brittany.

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB 944.1 GRE

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  • 29 gifts : how a month of giving can change your life

    29 gifts : how a month of giving can change your life2010

    by Cami Walker

    (2,931)

    Summary: "At age thirty-five, Cami Walker was burdened by an intensified struggle with multiple sclerosis, a chronic neurological disease that left her debilitated and depressed. Then she received an uncommon...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB 155.232 WAL

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  • The Christmas spirit : memories of family, friends, and faith

    The Christmas spirit : memories of family, friends, and faith2010

    by Joel Osteen

    (201)

    Summary: The popular pastor offers uplifting and inspiring stories and memories of family and friends celebrating faith-based Christmas traditions.

    BOOK

    Call #: 394.2663 OST

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • What a difference a dog makes : big lessons on life, love, and healing from a small pooch

    What a difference a dog makes : big lessons on life, love, and healing from a small pooch2010

    by Dana Andrew Jennings

    (241)

    BOOK

    Call #: 636.7 JEN

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • A funny thing happened on the way to the future [downloadable ebook] / twists and turns and lessons learned

    A funny thing happened on the way to the future / twists and turns and lessons learned2010

    by Michael J Fox

    (3,965)

    Summary: Michael draws on his own life experiences to make a case that real learning happens when "it all goes skidding sideways."

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  • Lit [downloadable ebook] / a memoir

    Lit / a memoir2009

    by Mary Karr

    (23,547)

    Summary: The author reveals how, shortly after giving birth to a child she adored, she drank herself into the same numbness that nearly devoured her charismatic but troubled mother, reaching the brink of...  more »

    EBOOK

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  • Ghosts of war : the true story of a 19-year-old GI

    Ghosts of war : the true story of a 19-year-old GI2010

    by Ryan Smithson

    (1,271)

    Summary: Ryan Smithson joined the Army Reserve when he was seventeen. Two year later, he was deployed to Iraq as an Army engineer. In this memoir, readers march along one GI's tour of duty. This is an...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 956.7044 SMI YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Mafiaboy : a portrait of the hacker as a young man

    Mafiaboy : a portrait of the hacker as a young man2011

    by Michael Calce

    (100)

    BOOK

    Call #: 364.168 CAL

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Way off the road [eAudio] / discovering the peculiar charms of small-town America

    Way off the road / discovering the peculiar charms of small-town America2007

    by William Geist

    (655)

    Summary: Celebrated roving correspondent for CBS News Sunday Morning and bestselling author Bill Geist serves up a rollicking look at some small-town Americans and their offbeat ways of life. Along the wacky...  more »

    E-AUDIOBOOK

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  • Due south [downloadable ebook] / dispatches from down home

    Due south / dispatches from down home2001

    by R. Scott Brunner

    (23)

    EBOOK

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  • A walk in the woods [downloadable ebook] / rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail

    A walk in the woods / rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail2010

    by Bill Bryson

    (341,826)

    Summary: Bryson share his experiences hiking the Appalachian Trail with a childhood friend. The two encounter eccentric characters, a blizzard, getting lost, and rude yuppies along the way.

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  • Luck or something like it

    Luck or something like it2012

    by Kenny Rogers

    (428)

    Summary: The country music legend shares the story behind his meteoric rise to fame, including the highs and lows, and the secrets behind his biggest hits.

    BOOK

    Call #: B ROGERS

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  • The last lecture [downloadable ebook]

    The last lecture2008

    by Randy Pausch

    Summary: The author, a computer science professor diagnosed with terminal cancer, explores his life, the lessons that he has learned, how he has worked to achieve his childhood dreams, and the effect of his diagnosis on him and his family.
  • Author [downloadable ebook] / a true story

    Author / a true story1997

    by Helen Lester

    (274)

    Summary: Children's author Helen Lester describes her life from age three to adulthood and discusses how she writes.

    EBOOK

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  • Truth & beauty : a friendship

    Truth & beauty : a friendship2005

    by Ann Patchett

    (34,670)

    Summary: The author describes her twenty-year friendship with Lucy Grealy, tracing their introduction at a writer's workshop, the integral part their friendship played in their writing careers, and her witness to Grealy's medical deterioration.

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB 155.916 PAT

    copies in: 16 of 16 details

  • The bluebird effect : uncommon bonds with common birds

    The bluebird effect : uncommon bonds with common birds2012

    by Julie Zickefoose

    (534)

    BOOK

    Call #: 598.07 ZIC

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • A big little life [downloadable ebook] / a memoir of a joyful dog

    A big little life / a memoir of a joyful dog2009

    by Dean R. Koontz

    (10,011)

    Summary: Dean Koontz thought he had everything he needed. A novelist for nearly forty years, with more than twenty #1 New York Times bestsellers to his credit , his career was thriving. He had been married to...  more »

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  • Honky tonk girl : my life in lyrics

    Honky tonk girl : my life in lyrics2012

    by Loretta Lynn

    (133)

    Summary: "This book is a rare look at Lynn's handwritten lyrics and memorabilia, personal photographs, and anecdotes that give deeper insights into her childhood in Butcher Holler, Kentucky; her marriage and...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 782.42166 LYN

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Dream new dreams : reimagining my life after loss

    Dream new dreams : reimagining my life after loss2012

    by Jai Pausch

    (1,438)

    Summary: In Dream New Dreams, Jai Pausch shares her own story for the first time: her emotional journey from wife and mother to full-time caregiver, shuttling between her three young children and Randy's...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B PAUSCH

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  • Dream new dreams [CD book] : reimagining my life after loss

    Dream new dreams : reimagining my life after loss2012

    by Jai Pausch (read by Amanda Carlin)

    (1,438)

    Summary: Jai Pausch shares her story of moving on after the death of her husband, famed professor Randy Pausch.

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: CD BOOK B PAUSCH

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  • How I got this way [eAudio]

    How I got this way2011

    by Regis Philbin

    (859)

    Summary: One of the most popular television and cultural icons ever, Regis Philbin entertained television audiences for more than fifty years -- as a beloved morning-show host (Live with Regis and Kelly), a...  more »

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  • Tweak : (growing up on methamphetamines)

    Tweak : (growing up on methamphetamines)2009

    by Nic Sheff

    (33,310)

    Summary: Sheff relates his personal struggle with drugs and alcohol in this poignant and often disturbing memoir. Paul Michael Garcia is the perfect choice for narrator; his stern and entirely believable...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B SHEFF YA

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  • Hillbilly heart

    Hillbilly heart2013

    by Billy Ray Cyrus

    (295)

    Summary: From his turbulent childhood in Kentucky to the trials and tribulations of raising a family, "Hillbilly Heart" shines a revealing light on one of country music's most enduring icons.

    BOOK

    Call #: B CYRUS

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  • Roll me up and smoke me when I die : musings from the road

    Roll me up and smoke me when I die : musings from the road2012

    by Willie Nelson

    (1,943)

    Summary: America's greatest traveling bard Willie Nelson muses about the things that are most important to him and celebrates the family, friends, and colleagues who have blessed his remarkable journey.

    BOOK

    Call #: B NELSON

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  • Call the midwife : a memoir of birth, joy, and hard times

    Call the midwife : a memoir of birth, joy, and hard times2012

    by Jennifer Worth

    Series: Call The Midwife Trilogy - # 1

    (55,507)

    Summary: Jennifer Worth was just twenty-two when she volunteered to spend her early years of midwifery training in London's East End in the 1950s. Coming from a sheltered background there were tough lessons...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B WORTH

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  • Dream more : celebrate the dreamer in you

    Dream more : celebrate the dreamer in you2012

    by Dolly Parton

    (1,981)

    Summary: Based on her popular commencement speech at the University of Tennessee and drawing on her own life experiences, the country superstar explores the four great hopes she urges everyone to embrace--dream more, learn more, care more, and be more.

    BOOK

    Call #: 158 PAR

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Detroit : an American autopsy

    Detroit : an American autopsy2013

    by Charlie LeDuff

    (13,732)

    Summary: An explosive expose of Detroit, icon of America's lost prosperity, from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charlie LeDuff.

    BOOK

    Call #: 977.434 LED

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Heart of darkness ; with the Congo diary ; and, Up-river book

    Heart of darkness ; with the Congo diary ; and, Up-river book2002

    by Joseph Conrad

    (410,755)

    BOOK

    Call #: F CONRAD

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details