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Tolstoy's False Disciple: The Untold Story of Leo Tolstoy and Vladimir Chertkov by Alexandra Popoff (2014)
Reviewed by robert on September 18, 2015 tagged biography • literary • nonfiction
Confessions of an Ivy League Frat Boy A Memoir by Andrew Lohse (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on October 3, 2014 tagged biography • coming of age
Lohse’s memoir of the out of control, mean-spirited, depraved hazing required to get into a frat at Dartmouth.
Pregnant Butch Nine Long Months Spent in Drag by A.K. Summers (2014)
Reviewed by geneambaum on October 3, 2014 tagged biography • graphic novel
A.K. Summers’ graphic novel memoir about when she was a pregnant butch dyke.
The Slam Bobby Jones and the Price of Glory by Curt Sampson (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on December 5, 2014 tagged biography
Bobby Jones, well-known amateur golfer, is the only golfer to ever win the hallowed Grand Slam.
An Age of License A Travelogue by Lucy Knisley (2014)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on October 10, 2014 tagged biography • graphic novel
Cartoonist Lucy Knisley travels to a Norwegian comics festival and then around Europe as she examines her life.
Alone Forever The Singles Collection by Liz Prince (2014)
Reviewed by geneambaum on July 11, 2014 tagged biography • graphic novel
Autobiographical comics full of awkwardness, crushes, punk music, beards, a cat, friendship, flirting, and more.
The Dumbest Idea Ever! by Jimmy Gownley (2014)
Reviewed by geneambaum on August 8, 2014 tagged biography • graphic novel
After Jimmy Gownley decided he wanted to draw comics, he self-published his first when he was only 15.
Enduring Courage Ace Pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the Dawn of the Age of Speed by John F. Ross (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on August 15, 2014 tagged biography • nonfiction
Eddie Rickenbacker was a mechanic, race driver, WWI ace, automobile manufacturer, and president of Eastern Airlines.
You Might Remember Me The Life and Times of Phil Hartman by Mike Thomas (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on July 4, 2014 tagged biography
A biography of comedian, voice actor, and Saturday Night Live frontman Phil Hartman.
God Loves Hair by Vivek Shraya, Juliana Neufeld (2014)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on August 29, 2014 tagged biography • short stories
Short, illustrated stories from Vivek Shraya’s life about growing up Indian-Canadian and LGBTQ.
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.
Rasputin A Short Life by Frances Welch (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on November 14, 2014 tagged biography
Grigory Rasputin, a quasi-religious figure, enjoyed the patronage of Russia’s royal family before his assassination.
Star Stuff Carl Sagan and the Mysteries of the Cosmos by Stephanie Roth Sisson (2014)
Reviewed by snow on June 12, 2015 tagged biography • picture book
The Iridescence of Birds: A Book About Henri Matisse by Patricia MacLachlan, Hadley Hooper (2014)
Reviewed by wally on March 4, 2016 tagged biography • picture book
Working Stiff Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner by Judy Melinek, T.J. Mitchell (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on May 9, 2014 tagged biography • science
A medical examiner explains the limits of forensic science, and tells of interesting dead bodies she’s seen.
I Am Amelia Earhart (Ordinary People Change the World) by Brad Meltzer, Christopher Eliopoulos (2014)
Reviewed by geneambaum on January 23, 2015 tagged biography • graphic novel • picture book
The Hiltons The True Story of An American Dynasty by J. Randy Taraborrelli (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on May 9, 2014 tagged biography • history
The story of hotel mogul Conrad Hilton and his (sometimes) out-of-control family.
I Am Abraham Lincoln (Ordinary People Change the World) by Brad Meltzer, Christopher Eliopoulos (2014)
Reviewed by geneambaum on January 23, 2015 tagged biography • graphic novel • picture book
My Heart is a Drunken Compass A Memoir by Domingo Martinez (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on January 2, 2015 tagged biography
After a painful time, an author draws closer to his estranged family and the woman who will become his wife.
Get Over It! by Corinne Mucha (2014)
Reviewed by geneambaum on December 12, 2014 tagged biography • graphic novel
Corinne Mucha moved to Chicago with her boyfriend. They lived together for five months before they broke up.
Save the Date The Occasional Mortifications of a Serial Wedding Guest by Jen Doll (2014)
Reviewed by emilyreads on January 2, 2015 tagged biography
A perpetual bridesmaid struggles to figure out why she’s never half of the happy couple.
The World's Strongest Librarian: A Book Lover's Adventures by Josh Hanagarne (2014)
Reviewed by darcy on January 15, 2016 tagged biography
The Dirty Version On Stage, in the Studio, and in the Streets with Ol' Dirty Bastard by Buddha Monk, Mickey Hess (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on September 19, 2014 tagged biography
An in-depth biography of the Wu-Tang Clan’s Ol’ Dirty Bastard by his friend Buddha Monk.
Malala: A Brave Girl From Pakistan | Iqbal: A Brave Boy from Pakistan Two Stories of Bravery by Jeanette Winter (2014)
Reviewed by craigseasholes on February 20, 2015 tagged biography • picture book
The Contract by Derek Jeter, Paul Mantell (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on September 5, 2014 tagged biography • chapter book
Young Derek Jeter writes a paper about his dream of becoming a NY Yankee. His teacher says it’s too unrealistic.
We Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly, A True Story by Josh Sundquist (2014)
Reviewed by silver on January 29, 2016 tagged biography • coming of age • romance
Primates The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas by Jim Ottaviani, Maris Wicks (2013)
Reviewed by geneambaum on December 6, 2013 tagged biography • graphic novel • nonfiction
The story of how Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas studied wild primates.
Slow Getting Up A Story of NFL Survival from the Bottom of the Pile by Nate Jackson (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on December 13, 2013 tagged biography • nonfiction
Nate Jackson’s NFL tell-all focuses on the less glamorous, impersonal, boring side of playing pro football.
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.
My Mother's Wars by Lillian Faderman (2013)
Reviewed by darcy on November 22, 2013 tagged biography • history
Lillian’s mother dreamed of becoming a dancer. But after she's kicked out of her home, her life took a bad turn.
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.
Randolph Caldecott The Man Who Could Not Stop Drawing by Leonard S. Marcus (2013)
Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by billba on December 13, 2013 tagged art • biography • picture book
Bank clerk Randolph Caldecott taught himself to draw and forever changed the way children’s books were illustrated.
The 13-Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton (2013)
Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by geneambaum on November 22, 2013 tagged biography • chapter book • fantasy • humor
If Andy and Terry don’t finish the book they promised their publisher, they’ll have to leave their awesome treehouse.
Crazy Rich Power, Scandal and Tragedy Inside the Johnson & Johnson Dynasty by Jerry Oppenheimer (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on November 8, 2013 tagged biography • history
Johnson & Johnson’s success brought wealth to its founders, but a lot of trouble to their heirs.
VJ The Unplugged Adventures of MTV’s First Wave by Gavin Edwards, Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter, Martha Quinn (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on September 27, 2013 tagged biography • history
The Lady and Her Monsters: A Tale of Dissections, Real-Life Dr. Frankensteins, and the Creation of Mary Shelley's Masterpiece by Roseanne Montillo (2013)
Reviewed by robert on October 30, 2015 tagged biography • classic • science
The Astronaut Wives Club A True Story by Lily Koppel (2013)
Reviewed by emilyreads on November 14, 2014 tagged biography
The stories of the women behind the men of the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo space programs.
A Curious Man The Strange & Brilliant Life of Robert "Believe It or Not!" Ripley by Neal Thompson (2013)
Reviewed by sharonlevin on November 15, 2013 tagged biography
The colorful life of Robert Ripley, the cartoonist who created “Believe It or Not!"
Bluffton by Matt Phelan (2013)
Reviewed by geneambaum on December 20, 2013 tagged biography • graphic novel • historical fiction
In 1908 vaudevillians, including the young Buster Keaton, take up residence in a small Michigan town.