What the Best Memoirs Have in Common: Tips for Writing Your Story

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  • Crazy Brave: A Memoir

    • ISBN: 0393345432
    • Brand: W W Norton Company
    • Manufacturer: W. W. Norton & Company

    A “raw and honest” (Los Angeles Review of Books) memoir from the first Native American Poet Laureate of the United States.In this transcendent memoir, grounded in tribal myth and ancestry, music and poetry, Joy Harjo details her journey to becoming a poet. Born in Oklahoma, the end place of the Trail of Tears, Harjo grew up learning to dodge an... [read more]

  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave, Written by Himself (The Bedford Series in History and Culture)

    • ISBN: 1319048897
    • Manufacturer: Bedford/St. Martin's

    Get to know the iconic historical figure, Frederick Douglass through his story and his writing as the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass details his entire bioography from where his inspiration came from as well as what impact he had on contemporary fiction.

  • The Handmaid's Tale

    • Manufacturer: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

  • The Greatest Love Story Ever Told: An Oral History

    • ISBN: 1101986670
    • Brand: Dutton
    • Manufacturer: Dutton

    *A New York Times Bestseller*Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman reveal the full story behind their epic romance—presented in a series of intimate conversations between the couple, including photos, anecdotes, and the occasional puzzle.The year: 2000. The setting: Los Angeles. A gorgeous virtuoso of an actress agreed to star in a random play, and a ... [read more]

  • Dusky Meadow Journal (Diary, Notebook) (Journals)

    • ISBN: 1593596383
    • Brand: Peter Pauper Press
    • Manufacturer: Peter Pauper Press

    This pretty Dusky Meadow Journal is accented with silver foil highlights and raised embossing for a dimensional effect.160 lightly-lined writing pages provide plenty of space for personal reflection, sketching, or jotting down favorite quotes or poems.Acid-free archival paper takes pen or pencil beautifully.Inside back cover pocket for notes, recei... [read more]

  • How to Be Alone: If You Want To, and Even If You Don't

    • ISBN: 1501178830
    • Manufacturer: Atria Books

    The former Sex & Relationships Editor for Cosmopolitan and host of the wildly popular comedy show Tinder Live with Lane Moore presents her poignant, funny, and deeply moving first book.Lane Moore is a rare performer who is as impressive onstage—whether hosting her iconic show Tinder Live or being the enigmatic front woman of It Was Romance—as s... [read more]

  • The Awakening of John David: Higher Functioning & Schizophrenic Equals Mystical. The Best Ever First-Person Account!

    • Manufacturer: Independently via Amazon Publishing

    Perhaps the BEST schizophrenic first-person account (FPA) ever written! The autobiography the Oxford Journals: Schizophrenia Bulletin couldn’t wait to read!This utterly gripping and real account of the life of Donald Carroll has it all – drugs, alcohol, rock n’ roll, the occult, mysticism, and schizophrenic madness! Follow the life of Donald ... [read more]

  • Everything You Ever Wanted: A Memoir

    • Manufacturer: Plume

    A Best Memoir of 2015, “This memoir is compulsively readable and full of humor and heart.”—AdoptiveFamilies.com “A punk rock Scheherazade” (Margaret Cho) shares the zigzagging path that took her from harem member to PTA member… In her younger years, Jillian Lauren was a college dropout, a drug addict, and an international concubine in... [read more]

  • Dear Santa: The Best Letters Ever Written to Father Christmas

    • ISBN: 1843582503
    • Brand: Brand: John Blake
    • Manufacturer: John Blake

    Real letters written to St. Nick—including requests, thank you note, and post-holiday complaints—offer a survey of different Christmas customs around the globe Every year, the Norwegian postal services receives more than 30,000 letters from children and adults from all over the world, addressed to Santa Claus. Journalists and authors have ne... [read more]

  • Why Religion?: A Personal Story

    • ISBN: 0062368532
    • Manufacturer: Ecco

    New York Times bestsellerOne of PW’s Best Books of the YearOne of Amazon’s Best Books of the MonthWhy is religion still around in the twenty-first century? Why do so many still believe? And how do various traditions still shape the way people experience everything from sexuality to politics, whether they are religious or not? In Why Religion? E... [read more]

  • You Are Here: An Owner's Manual for Dangerous Minds

    • ISBN: 125011988X
    • Brand: FLATIRON
    • Manufacturer: Flatiron Books

    INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA new book from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jenny Lawson, destined to be a classic―part therapy, part best friend, part humor, part coloring book.When Jenny Lawson is anxious, one of the things she does is to draw. Elaborate doodles, beautiful illustrations, often with captions that she posts online. At h... [read more]

  • Bob Dylan: The Drawn Blank Series

    • ISBN: 3791339435
    • Manufacturer: Prestel Pub

    The visual arts have always played a significatn role in Bob Dylan's worldview, and drawing and painting served as an outlet for his huge creative energy. Exquisitely reproduced, these intensely colored works are variations of sketches Bob Dylan completed while touring America, Europe and Asia, revealing a new facet of the artist. Bob Dylan's water... [read more]

  • Daddy's Wicked Parties: The Most Shocking True Story of Child Abuse Ever Told (Skylark Child Abuse True Stories Book 2)

    • Manufacturer: Kate Skylark

    A heart-breaking true story of child abuse, and one little girl’s terrible secret.The second of Kate Skylark's co-written true child abuse stories. Steve Gilbert is a charming, clever man. Lucy is his ten-year-old daughter. Lucy loves him to bits, just as all little girls love their daddies and she is delighted to hear he has organised a special ... [read more]

  • Kurt Cobain: Oh Well, Whatever, Nevermind (American Rebels)

    • ISBN: 0766032558
    • Manufacturer: Enslow Publishers, Inc.

    Kurt Cobain loved music, and it did not take long for him to realize all he wanted to do in life was play and write songs. When he and his band, Nirvana, became part of the Seattle music scene, more and more people were able to listen to and appreciate his music. Ultimately, dissatisfaction with fame and a dependence on heroin resulted in his suici... [read more]

  • Let's Pretend This Never Happened

    • Manufacturer: Berkley

  • My Last Drink: The Greatest Human Story Ever Written : A Powerful Personal History Of a Chicago Alderman and Well-known Business Man Who Dropped From ... and Prison Through Drink (Cooking in America)

    • ISBN: 142901217X
    • Brand: Brand: Applewood Books
    • Manufacturer: Applewood Books

    This 1915 autobiographical work by Joseph Francis depicts his struggles with alcohol and advocates the disciple of temperance. The work contains ""Francisgrams,"" pithy, temperance aphorisms.

  • Why Courage Matters: The Way to a Braver Life

    • ISBN: 1400060303
    • Brand: McCain, John/ Salter, Mark
    • Manufacturer: Random House

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this inspiring meditation on courage, Senator John McCain shares his most cherished stories of ordinary individuals who have risked everything to defend the people and principles they hold most dear. “We are taught to understand, correctly, that courage is not the absence of fear but the capacity for action des... [read more]

  • Hard Candy: Nobody Ever Flies Over The Cuckoo's Nest

    • Manufacturer: Champion Press (WI)

    Charles Carroll and his brother, Bobby, had the misfortune of being hard-to-place foster children in New Jersey in the 1950s. So the powers that be simply reclassified them from orphan, to retarded, and exiled them to a state mental institution. There they remained for nearly ten years, deprived of their civil liberties, devoid of their right to an... [read more]

  • SUIT (A 44 Chapters Novel Book 4)

    • Manufacturer: Art by Easton

    "Easily my favorite read of 2018, and one I'm going recommend over and over again. Flawless!"  - Brittainy C. Cherry, Amazon #1 Bestselling AuthorBestselling author BB Easton returns with the hilarious, heartwarming tale of how she finally got over her bad boy phase and found happily ever after with...gasp...a guy in a tie. "Since when are you i... [read more]

  • Watch Me Disappear: A Novel

    • Manufacturer: Spiegel & Grau

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The disappearance of a beautiful, charismatic mother leaves her family to piece together her secrets in this propulsive novel for fans of Big Little Lies—from the bestselling author of All We Ever Wanted Was Everything.“Watch Me Disappear is just as riveting as Gone Girl.”—San Francisco Chronicle Who you want p... [read more]

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