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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.
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.
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 biography • coming of age • nonfiction
Autism kept Naoki from communicating with his family, but he learned to write and published this book about himself.
Shiro Wit, Wisdom & Recipes from a Sushi Pioneer, a Memoir by Shiro Kashiba (2011)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on June 6, 2014 tagged biography • cookbook
The life of Shiro Kashiba, one of the first sushi chefs in Seattle.
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.
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.
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.
Stitches A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair by Anne Lamott (2013)
Reviewed by emilyreads on May 9, 2014 tagged biography • essays
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 biography • history
The story of hotel mogul Conrad Hilton and his (sometimes) out-of-control family.
Rob Delaney Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage. by Rob Delaney (2013)
Reviewed by geneambaum on April 25, 2014 tagged biography • essays • humor
Funny essays on parenting, growing up, bed wetting, sobriety, and writing jokes.
Rutherford B., Who Was He? Poems about Our Presidents by Marilyn Singer, John Hendrix (2013)
Reviewed by snow on April 25, 2014 tagged biography • picture book • poetry
Illustrated poems about the first forty-three U.S. presidents.
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 biography • nonfiction
How Jeff Bezos defined online shopping and manages amazon.com.
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.
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.
A User's Guide to Neglectful Parenting by Guy Delisle (2013)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on January 31, 2014 tagged biography • graphic novel • nonfiction
Guy Delisle’s days with his kids are one step removed from disaster.
March Book One by John Lewis (2013)
Reviewed by craigseasholes on January 17, 2014 tagged biography • graphic novel • history
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 biography • graphic novel • nonfiction
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 biography • coming 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 biography • picture book • poetry
Lesley tells the story of growing up with her father, the poet Robert Frost.
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.
Part Wild Caught Between the Worlds of Wolves and Dogs by Ceiridwen Terrill (2012)
Reviewed by darcy on December 20, 2013 tagged biography • nonfiction
Terrill sees the beauty in her adopted wolf-dog puppy even when others worry he’s a monster.
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.
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.
Half a Life by Darin Strauss (2010)
Reviewed by flemtastic on December 6, 2013 tagged biography • coming 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 biography • graphic novel • nonfiction
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 biography • coming of age
Clane Hayward's memoir about growing up in hippie communes, which were strange and often primitive.
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.
Call the Midwife a memoir of birth, joy, and hard times by Jennifer Worth (2002)
Reviewed by snow on November 22, 2013 tagged biography • history
The 1950s memoir of a midwife in London’s run down East End.
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.
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.
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!"
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.
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.
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
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 biography • coming of age
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 art • biography • history
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 biography • coming 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