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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

    (1,289)

    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

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • 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

    (33,525)

    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

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

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

    Guts : the true stories behind Hatchet and the Brian books2002

    by Gary Paulsen

    (2,355)

    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

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

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

    Highest duty : my search for what really matters2009

    by Chesley Sullenberger

    (6,991)

    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

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • 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

    (5)

    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

    (10,415)

    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

    (2,180)

    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

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 3 of 15 details

  • 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

    (2,817)

    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

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 3 of 15 details

  • The geography of bliss: one grump's search for the happiest places in the world

    The geography of bliss: one grump's search for the happiest places in the world2009

    by Eric Weiner

    (29,750)

    Summary: Draws on the author's experiences as a foreign correspondent to evaluate more than three dozen countries for their happiness potential, in a survey that includes profiles of such locales as the...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB 910.4 WEI

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • 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

    (1,233)

    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

  • Truth & beauty : a friendship

    Truth & beauty : a friendship2005

    by Ann Patchett

    (33,324)

    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

    Locations: Adult Fiction, Book Club Sets

    copies in: 16 of 16 details

  • Tweak : (growing up on methamphetamines)

    Tweak : (growing up on methamphetamines)2009

    by Nic Sheff

    (31,528)

    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

    Location: YA Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • 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

    (50,420)

    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 »
  • The opposite of fate : memories of a writing life

    The opposite of fate : memories of a writing life2004

    by Amy Tan

    (7,270)

    Summary: Product Description: Amy Tan has touched millions of readers with haunting and sympathetic novels of cultural complexity and profound empathy. With the same spirit and humor that characterize her...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB B TAN

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • Glitter and glue : a memoir

    Glitter and glue : a memoir2014

    by Kelly Corrigan

    (14,955)

    Summary: A memoir that examines the bond -- sometimes nourishing, sometimes exasperating, occasionally divine -- between mothers and daughters. When Kelly Corrigan was in high school, her mother neatly...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B CORRIGAN

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Glitter and glue [eBook]: a memoir

    Glitter and glue : a memoir2014

    by Kelly Corrigan

    (14,955)

    Summary: A memoir that examines the bond -- sometimes nourishing, sometimes exasperating, occasionally divine -- between mothers and daughters. When Kelly Corrigan was in high school, her mother neatly...  more »

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  • Smashed : story of a drunken girlhood

    Smashed : story of a drunken girlhood2006

    by Koren Zailckas

    (22,265)

    Summary: The author describes her abuse of alcohol.

    BOOK

    Call #: B ZAILCKAS YA

    Location: YA Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The glass castle [eBook] : a memoir

    The glass castle : a memoir2006

    by Jeannette Walls

    (828,353)

    Summary: Journalist Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary and their four children lived like nomads, moving among Southwest...  more »

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  • Ongoingness : the end of a diary

    Ongoingness : the end of a diary2015

    by Sarah Manguso

    (2,317)

    Summary: "In her third book that continues to define the contours of the contemporary essay, Sarah Manguso confronts a meticulous diary that she has kept for twenty-five years. "I wanted to end each day with...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 814.6 MAN

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Bettyville : a memoir

    Bettyville : a memoir2015

    by George Hodgman

    (7,038)

    Summary: "When George Hodgman leaves Manhattan for his hometown of Paris, Missouri, he finds himself--an unlikely caretaker and near-lethal cook--in a head-on collision with his aging mother, Betty, a woman...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 306.8743 HOD

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • What comes next and how to like it : a memoir

    What comes next and how to like it : a memoir2015

    by Abigail Thomas

    (2,242)

    Summary: A memoir about aging, family, creativity, tragedy, friendship, and the richness of life. How to accept, appreciate, enjoy? Who are our most trusted, valuable companions and what will we do for them?...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B THOMAS

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The barefoot lawyer : a blind man's fight for justice and freedom in China

    The barefoot lawyer : a blind man's fight for justice and freedom in China2015

    by Guangcheng Chen

    (318)

    Summary: "An electrifying memoir by the blind Chinese activist who inspired millions with the story of his fight for justice and his belief in the cause of freedom. It was like a scene out of a thriller: one...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B CHEN

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Unforgettable : a son, a mother, and the lessons of a lifetime

    Unforgettable : a son, a mother, and the lessons of a lifetime2015

    by Scott Simon

    (1,778)

    Summary: "When NPR's Scott Simon began tweeting from his mother's hospital room in July 2013, he didn't know that his missives would soon spread well beyond his 1.2 million Twitter followers. Squeezing the...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B SIMON

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Undone : a memoir : a story of making peace with an unexpected life

    Undone : a memoir : a story of making peace with an unexpected life2015

    by Michele Cushatt

    (767)

    Summary: An honest confession of a diagnosis of cancer and the joys and disappointments of motherhood and marriage, ripe with regret over what is and, yet, still hopeful for what could be. With enough humor...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 248.843 CUS

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Every day I fight

    Every day I fight2015

    by Stuart Scott

    (2,265)

    Summary: Shortly before he passed away, on January 4, 2015, Stuart Scott completed work on this memoir. It was both a labor of love and a love letter to life itself. Not only did Stuart relate his personal...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B SCOTT

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The job [CD book] : true tales from the life of a New York City cop

    The job : true tales from the life of a New York City cop2015

    by Steve Osborne (read by Steve Osborne)

    (2,053)

    Summary: "How ya doin?" With these four syllables, delivered in an unmistakably authentic New York accent, Steve Osborne has riveted thousands of people through the legendary storytelling outfit The Moth (and...  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: CD BOOK 363.2 OSB

    Location: Adult CD Books Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Born with teeth : a memoir

    Born with teeth : a memoir2015

    by Kate Mulgrew

    (7,026)

    Summary: A star known for her strong female roles in Star Trek: Voyager and Orange Is the New Black offers a deeply moving account of the price and rewards of a passionate life.

    BOOK

    Call #: B MULGREW

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • A fine romance

    A fine romance2015

    by Candice Bergen

    (2,450)

    Summary: In a follow-up to Knock Wood, Candice Bergen shares the big events: her marriage to a famous French director, the birth of her daughter, Murphy Brown, widowhood, falling in love again, and watching...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B BERGEN

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The light of the world : a memoir

    The light of the world : a memoir2015

    by Elizabeth Alexander

    (7,373)

    Summary: " In THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD, Elizabeth Alexander--poet, mother, and wife--finds herself at an existential crossroads after the sudden death of her husband, who was just 49. Reflecting with gratitude...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B ALEXANDER

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Spinster : making a life of one's own

    Spinster : making a life of one's own2015

    by Kate Bolick

    (8,007)

    Summary: "A single woman considers her life, the life of the bold single ladies who have gone before her, and the long arc of slowly changing attitudes towards women"-- Provided by publisher.

    BOOK

    Call #: 306.815 BOL

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • It's a long story : my life

    It's a long story : my life2015

    by Willie Nelson

    (4,827)

    Summary: The iconic Country Music Hall of Fame artist and 10-time Grammy winner shares the story of his personal life and career, from his early ambitions and indelible relationships through his bankruptcy and founding of Farm Aid.

    BOOK

    Call #: B NELSON

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • On the move : a life

    On the move : a life2015

    by Oliver W Sacks

    (14,690)

    Summary: When Oliver Sacks was twelve years old, a perceptive schoolmaster wrote in his report: "Sacks will go far, if he does not go too far." Sacks has never stopped going. From its opening pages on his...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B SACKS

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • I regret nothing : a memoir

    I regret nothing : a memoir2015

    by Jen Lancaster

    (5,251)

    Summary: Describes the author's haphazard attempts to make and fulfill a bucket list involving humiliating experiments with tattoo removal, eating pasta in Rome, and navigating a menagerie of rescued pets.

    BOOK

    Call #: 814.54 LAN

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • My fight, your fight

    My fight, your fight2015

    by Ronda Rousey

    (7,335)

    Summary: Ronda Rousey, the Olympic medalist in judo, reigning UFC women's bantamweight champion, and new Hollywood action hero, charts her difficult path to glory. Rousey's account of the toughest fights of...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B ROUSEY

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • American wife [large print] : love, war, faith, and renewal

    American wife : love, war, faith, and renewal2015

    by Taya Kyle

    (3,898)

    Summary: The widow of American Sniper Chris Kyle shares their private journey, a moving and universal chronicle of love and family, service and patriotism, grief and sacrifice, faith and purpose.

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: LP B KYLE

    Location: Large Print Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Primates of Park Avenue : a memoir

    Primates of Park Avenue : a memoir2015

    by Wednesday Martin

    (13,568)

    Summary: "Like an urban Dian Fossey, Wednesday Martin decodes the primate social behaviors of Upper East Side mothers in a...memoir about her adventures assimilating into that most secretive and elite tribe....  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 306.8743 MAR

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Hold still : a memoir with photographs

    Hold still : a memoir with photographs2015

    by Sally Mann

    (6,094)

    Summary: Photographer Sally Mann's preoccupation with family, race, mortality, and the storied landscape of the American South are revealed as almost genetically predetermined, written into her DNA by the...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B MANN

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

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

    Highest duty : my search for what really matters

    by Chesley Sullenberger

    (6,988)

    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 »

    EBOOK

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  • Night

    Night

    by Elie Wiesel

    (897,687)

    Summary: Night offers a personal and unforgettable account of the appalling horrors of Hitler's reign of terror. Through the eyes of 14-year-old Eliezer, we behold the tragic fate of the Jews from the little...  more »

    EBOOK

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  • Blackout : remembering the things I drank to forget

    Blackout : remembering the things I drank to forget2015

    by Sarah Hepola

    (15,959)

    Summary: A memoir of unblinking honesty and poignant, laugh-out-loud humor, BLACKOUT is the story of a woman stumbling into a new kind of adventure--the sober life she never wanted. Shining a light into her...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 362.292 HEP

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details