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A Game for Swallows to die, to leave, to return by Zeina Abirached (2012)
Reviewed by snow on October 19, 2012 tagged biography • graphic novel
Zeina grew up during the Lebanese Civil War, and became used to the daily hazards of life in a war zone.
Seoul Man: A Memoir of Cars, Culture, Crisis, and Unexpected Hilarity Inside a Korean Corporate Titan by Frank Ahrens (2016)
Reviewed by flemtastic on July 8, 2016 tagged biography
Master of Deceit J. Edgar Hoover and America in the Age of Lies by Marc Aronson (2012)
Reviewed by flemtastic on March 23, 2012 tagged biography • history • nonfiction
My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf (2012)
Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by geneambaum on April 5, 2013 tagged biography • coming of age • graphic novel
Derf Backderf went to school with Jeffery Dahmer. Their lives seemed similar, but Dahmer’s was a lonely nightmare.
Woman Rebel The Margaret Sanger Story by Peter Bagge (2013)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on May 23, 2014 tagged biography • graphic novel
Margaret Sanger put her freedom on the line so that women in the U.S. could get access to birth control.
Timeless Thomas How Thomas Edison Changed Our Lives by Gene Barretta (2012)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on April 19, 2013 tagged biography • picture book
The Day-Glo Brothers the True Story of Bob and Joe Switzer's Bright Ideas and Brand-New Colors by Chris Barton, Tony Persiani (2009)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on June 18, 2010 tagged biography • history • picture book
Shackleton Antarctic Odyssey by Nick Bertozzi (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on May 23, 2014 tagged biography • graphic novel • history
The story of explorer Ernest Shackleton and his failed, heroic attempt to cross Antarctica.
Maman's Homesick Pie A Persian Heart in an American Kitchen by Donia Bijan (2011)
Reviewed by silver on January 6, 2012 tagged biography
Donia tells the story of her life in Iran, and of her mother’s kitchen, around the time of the Islamic Revolution.
Sleepwalk with Me and Other Painfully True Stories by Mike Birbiglia (2011)
Reviewed by flemtastic on December 9, 2011 tagged biography • essays • humor
Papa is a Poet a story about Robert Frost by Natalie S. Bober, Rebecca Gibbon (2013)
Reviewed by snow on December 20, 2013 tagged biography • picture book • poetry
Lesley tells the story of growing up with her father, the poet Robert Frost.
Nine Years Under Coming of Age in an Inner-City Funeral Home by Sheri Booker (2013)
Reviewed by emilyreads on February 7, 2014 tagged biography • nonfiction
Everything Sheri Booker learned about life and business during nine years working at a Baltimore funeral home.
Anchor and Flares: A Memoir of Motherhood, Hope, and Service by Kate Braestrup (2015)
Reviewed by emilyreads on December 11, 2015 tagged biography
How They Croaked The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous by Georgia Bragg, Kevin O'Malley (2011)
Reviewed by flemtastic on March 25, 2011 tagged biography • nonfiction
Ugly Beauty Helena Rubenstein, L’Oreal and the Blemished History of Looking Good by Ruth Brandon (2011)
Reviewed by flemtastic on March 18, 2011 tagged biography • history • nonfiction
Hyperbole and a Half Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened by Allie Brosh (2013)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on February 7, 2014 tagged biography • comic strips • humor
Illustrated stories, both hilarious and heartrending, from Allie Brosh’s blog.
Paying For It A Comic-Strip Memoir about Being a John by Chester Brown (2011)
Reviewed by geneambaum on September 2, 2011 tagged biography • graphic novel
The Boy in the Moon A Father’s Journey to Understand His Extraordinary Son by Ian Brown (2011)
Reviewed by flemtastic on March 16, 2012 tagged biography • nonfiction
Song of the Vikings Snorri and the Making of Norse Myths by Nancy Marie Brown (2014)
Reviewed by robert on November 28, 2014 tagged biography • history
Poet Snorri Sturluson lived it up in 13th century Iceland, creating the greatest collection of Norse myths.
Critical Care A New Nurse Faces Death, Life, and Everything in Between by Theresa Brown (2010)
Reviewed by silver on June 18, 2010 tagged biography • nonfiction
The Year We Disappeared A Father - Daughter Memoir by Cylin Busby, John Busby (2010)
Reviewed by flemtastic on March 12, 2010 tagged biography • mystery
The Lovely Horrible Stuff by Eddie Campbell (2012)
Reviewed by emilyreads on January 17, 2014 tagged biography • graphic novel • nonfiction
Eddie Campbell meditates on his personal finances and the huge stone currency once used on Yap.
Fist Stick Knife Gun A Personal History of Violence by Geoffrey Canada, Jamar Nicholas (2010)
Reviewed by geneambaum on July 13, 2012 tagged biography • coming of age
Ask Me Why I Hurt The Kids Nobody Wants and the Doctor Who Heals Them by Randy Christensen (2011)
Reviewed by silver on August 5, 2011 tagged biography • nonfiction
The Death of Santini The Story of a Father and His Son by Pat Conroy (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on November 22, 2013 tagged biography
Pat Conroy’s follow-up memoir about his complicated relationship as an adult with his famously abusive father.
The Dead Ladies Project: Exiles, Expats, and Ex-Countries by Jessa Crispin (2015)
Reviewed by jordan on July 29, 2016 tagged biography • literary
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