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December 18, 2017

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Books, Movies & Music : Biography and Memoir

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Biography and Memoir

 

If you like biographies or memoirs, here is a great list for you to check out.

 

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Warrior: A Memoir

Warrior: A Memoir
Larson, Theresa

A resolute former Marine platoon leader’s perspectives on strength and perfection are informed by her personal and professional battles in the arenas of sports and war, and also those with herself.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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The Lights of Pointe-Noire: A Memoir

The Lights of Pointe-Noire: A Memoir
Mabanckou, Alain

A Congolese-born American professor returns home to his hometown, an African city where both changes and things unchanged lead to ruminations on the pain of exile, the ghosts of memory, and the paths of the future.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 3 copies

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Primates of Park Avenue: A Memoir

Primates of Park Avenue: A Memoir
Martin, Wednesday

Moving to Manhattan’s tony Upper East Side, an anthropologist tries to assimilate by recognizing (and sometimes mimicking) her new community’s rituals, dress, and mating practices, while also discovering socially supportive behaviors after a personal setback.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 27 copies

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The Wright Brothers

The Wright Brothers
McCullough, David G.

One of today’s great biographers engagingly brings to life the multifaceted story of the Ohio brothers who overcame challenges through mechanical ingenuity, persistence, and a shared goal, with support from their unsung sister Katherine.


Format: Book
Holds: 9 on 17 copies

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Driving Hungry: A Memoir

Driving Hungry: A Memoir
Mosler, Layne

The wandering writer of the Taxi Gourmet blog undertakes exciting gastronomical adventures abroad, from Buenos Aires to Berlin, as she embraces her instincts for new places, people, and foods.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 7 copies

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Stepdog: A Memoir

Stepdog: A Memoir
Navarro, Mireya

An LA woman finds that her dream husband comes with a special kind of baggage—a possessive “junkyard dog” named Eddie—in this humorous tale about overcoming relationship obstacles on the road to happily ever after.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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Daughters of the Samurai: A Journey From East to West and Back

Daughters of the Samurai: A Journey From East to West and Back
Nimura, Janice P.

In 1871 three young girls from samurai families are sent abroad to be educated in America. Returning a decade later with newfound knowledge and ideas, they are determined to fundamentally change women’s education in Japan.


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 24 copies

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The Weight of Shadows: A Memoir of Immigration & Displacement

The Weight of Shadows: A Memoir of Immigration & Displacement
Orduña, José

A former undocumented immigrant on his path to citizenship looks at the complexities of immigration and assimilation, which are rife with processes and feelings that are complicated and contradictory in a post-9/11 United States.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 3 copies

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Undocumented: A Dominican Boy's Odyssey From A Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League

Undocumented: A Dominican Boy's Odyssey From A Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League
Padilla Peralta, Dan-el

A self-described “illegal alien, hood rat, Dominican, classicist" rises above his scrappy beginnings as a homeless, undocumented immigrant in New York City, breaking through poverty and prejudice to ultimately earn degrees from Oxford and Princeton.


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 5 copies

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The Song Poet: A Memoir of My Father

The Song Poet: A Memoir of My Father
Yang, Kao Kalia

Yang lovingly describes the life of her father, a Hmong song poet and wartime refugee who created a solid life for his family in the United States while also honoring his heritage through verse."


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Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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