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Turn Around Bright Eyes The Rituals of Love and Karaoke by Rob Sheffield (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on July 4, 2014 tagged biography
    Rob Sheffield gets through grief and finds new love through the magic of karaoke.

This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on June 20, 2014 tagged biographyessays
    Ann Patchett muses on marriage, writing, dogs, and more.

Garlic and Sapphires The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise by Ruth Reichl (2006)
    Reviewed by darcy on June 13, 2014 tagged biography
    Restaurant critic Ruth Reichl had to employ disguises to remain anonymous when she was eating out.

Shiro Wit, Wisdom & Recipes from a Sushi Pioneer, a Memoir by Shiro Kashiba (2011)
    Reviewed by sarahhunt on June 6, 2014 tagged biographycookbook
    The life of Shiro Kashiba, one of the first sushi chefs in Seattle.

Andre the Giant Life and Legend by Box Brown (2014)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on June 6, 2014 tagged biographygraphic novel
    A graphic novel biography of wrestler and actor Andre the Giant.

The Reason I Jump The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old-Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida, David Mitchell, KA Yoshida (2013)
    Reviewed by dawnrutherford on June 6, 2014 tagged biographycoming of agenonfiction
    Autism kept Naoki from communicating with his family, but he learned to write and published this book about himself.

Shackleton Antarctic Odyssey by Nick Bertozzi (2014)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on May 23, 2014 tagged biographygraphic novelhistory
    The story of explorer Ernest Shackleton and his failed, heroic attempt to cross Antarctica.

Woman Rebel The Margaret Sanger Story by Peter Bagge (2013)
    Reviewed by sarahhunt on May 23, 2014 tagged biographygraphic novel
    Margaret Sanger put her freedom on the line so that women in the U.S. could get access to birth control.

Attempting Normal by Marc Maron (2013)
    Reviewed by davidtomashek on May 16, 2014 tagged biographyhumor
    A window into the roller coaster inside comedian Marc Maron’s head.

Stitches A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair by Anne Lamott (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on May 9, 2014 tagged biographyessays
    Essayist Anne Lamott meditates on the ways we manage to keep going when life swats us down.

The Hiltons The True Story of An American Dynasty by J. Randy Taraborrelli (2014)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on May 9, 2014 tagged biographyhistory
    The story of hotel mogul Conrad Hilton and his (sometimes) out-of-control family.

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 biographyscience
    A medical examiner explains the limits of forensic science, and tells of interesting dead bodies she’s seen.

Rutherford B., Who Was He? Poems about Our Presidents by Marilyn Singer, John Hendrix (2013)
    Reviewed by snow on April 25, 2014 tagged biographypicture bookpoetry
    Illustrated poems about the first forty-three U.S. presidents.

Rob Delaney Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage. by Rob Delaney (2013)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on April 25, 2014 tagged biographyessayshumor
    Funny essays on parenting, growing up, bed wetting, sobriety, and writing jokes.

Undisputed Truth by Mike Tyson, Larry Sloman (2013)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on March 14, 2014 tagged biography
    An in-depth biography of boxer Mike Tyson including his childhood and most infamous fights.

The Everything Store Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone (2013)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on March 7, 2014 tagged biographynonfiction
    How Jeff Bezos defined online shopping and manages amazon.com.

John Wayne The Life and Legend by Scott Eyman (2014)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on February 21, 2014 tagged biography
    An in-depth biography of the symbol of American manliness.

Nine Years Under Coming of Age in an Inner-City Funeral Home by Sheri Booker (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on February 7, 2014 tagged biographynonfiction
    Everything Sheri Booker learned about life and business during nine years working at a Baltimore funeral home.

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 biographycomic stripshumor
    Illustrated stories, both hilarious and heartrending, from Allie Brosh’s blog.

A User's Guide to Neglectful Parenting by Guy Delisle (2013)
    Reviewed by sarahhunt on January 31, 2014 tagged biographygraphic novelnonfiction
    Guy Delisle’s days with his kids are one step removed from disaster.

Confessions of a Hostie by Danielle Hugh (2013)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on January 31, 2014 tagged biographynonfiction
    A veteran flight attendant tells all.

March Book One by John Lewis (2013)
    Reviewed by craigseasholes on January 17, 2014 tagged biographygraphic novelhistory
    The story of Congressman John Lewis' early life and activism during the 1960s Civil Rights struggles.

The Lovely Horrible Stuff by Eddie Campbell (2012)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on January 17, 2014 tagged biographygraphic novelnonfiction
    Eddie Campbell meditates on his personal finances and the huge stone currency once used on Yap.

Her A Memoir by Christa Parravani (2013)
    Reviewed by darcy on January 10, 2014 tagged biographycoming of age
    A memoir about dealing with a sister’s crushing fear, depression, and eventual overdose.

Papa is a Poet a story about Robert Frost by Natalie S. Bober, Rebecca Gibbon (2013)
    Reviewed by snow on December 20, 2013 tagged biographypicture bookpoetry
    Lesley tells the story of growing up with her father, the poet Robert Frost.

Part Wild Caught Between the Worlds of Wolves and Dogs by Ceiridwen Terrill (2012)
    Reviewed by darcy on December 20, 2013 tagged biographynonfiction
    Terrill sees the beauty in her adopted wolf-dog puppy even when others worry he’s a monster.

Bluffton by Matt Phelan (2013)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on December 20, 2013 tagged biographygraphic novelhistorical fiction
    In 1908 vaudevillians, including the young Buster Keaton, take up residence in a small Michigan town.

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 biographynonfiction
    Nate Jackson’s NFL tell-all focuses on the less glamorous, impersonal, boring side of playing pro football.

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 artbiographypicture book
    Bank clerk Randolph Caldecott taught himself to draw and forever changed the way children’s books were illustrated.

Half a Life by Darin Strauss (2010)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on December 6, 2013 tagged biographycoming of age
    When Darian Strauss was a teen, he killed a girl with his car. This accident had a profound effect on his life.

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 biographygraphic novelnonfiction
    The story of how Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas studied wild primates.

The Hypocrisy of Disco a Memoir by Clane Hayward (2007)
    Reviewed by darcy on November 29, 2013 tagged biographycoming of age
    Clane Hayward's memoir about growing up in hippie communes, which were strange and often primitive.

My Mother's Wars by Lillian Faderman (2013)
    Reviewed by darcy on November 22, 2013 tagged biographyhistory
    Lillian’s mother dreamed of becoming a dancer. But after she's kicked out of her home, her life took a bad turn.

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.

Call the Midwife a memoir of birth, joy, and hard times by Jennifer Worth (2002)
    Reviewed by snow on November 22, 2013 tagged biographyhistory
    The 1950s memoir of a midwife in London’s run down East End.

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 biographychapter bookfantasyhumor
    If Andy and Terry don’t finish the book they promised their publisher, they’ll have to leave their awesome treehouse.

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!"

Stop-Time by Frank Conroy (1977)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on November 15, 2013 tagged biography
    Frank Conroy’s dispassionate examination of his strange, unsupervised childhood in a screwed-up family.

Crazy Rich Power, Scandal and Tragedy Inside the Johnson & Johnson Dynasty by Jerry Oppenheimer (2013)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on November 8, 2013 tagged biographyhistory
    Johnson & Johnson’s success brought wealth to its founders, but a lot of trouble to their heirs.

It's So Easy and Other Lies by Duff McKagan (2012)
    Reviewed by darcy on November 1, 2013 tagged biography
    Guns ’N Roses bassist Duff McKagan discusses his early life, his bands, and his struggles with addiction.

The Girl A Life in the Shadow of Roman Polanski by Samantha Geimer (2013)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on September 27, 2013 tagged biographynonfiction

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 biographyhistory

Swear Down by Oliver East (2012)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on September 27, 2013 tagged biographygraphic novelnonfiction

The Mountain My Time On Everest by Ed Viesturs, David Roberts (2013)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on September 20, 2013 tagged biographynonfiction

Running with the Kenyans by Adharanand Finn (2013)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on August 30, 2013 tagged biographynonfiction

Paperboy An Enchanting True Story of a Belfast Paperboy Coming to Terms with the Troubles by Tony Macauley (2013)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on August 30, 2013 tagged biographycoming of age

Just Like Someone Without Mental Illness Only More So A Memoir by Mark Vonnegut (2013)
    Reviewed by silver on August 23, 2013 tagged biography

Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis by Timothy Egan (2012)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on August 23, 2013 tagged artbiographyhistory

The Still Point of the Turning World by Emily Rapp (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on August 23, 2013 tagged biographynonfiction

18 in America A Young Golfer's Epic Journey to Find the Essence of the Game by Dylan Dethier (2013)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on August 23, 2013 tagged biographycoming of age

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