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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.

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.

Rebel in a Dress Cowgirls by Sylvia Branzei, Melissa Sweet (2011)
    Reviewed by sarahhunt on January 4, 2013 tagged biography

Relish My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley (2013)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on June 21, 2013 tagged biographycoming of agecookbookgraphic novel

The Richest Woman in America Hetty Green in the Gilded Age by Janet Wallach (2012)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on February 1, 2013 tagged biography
    The eccentric “Witch of Wall Street” made a fortune in stocks while living a bizarrely frugal existance. 

The Rise and Fall of Senator Joe McCarthy by James Cross Giblin (2009)
    Reviewed by sarahhunt on August 6, 2010 tagged biographyhistory

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.

Robert A. Heinlein the authorized biography Volume 1 (1907-1948): Learning Curve by William H. Patterson Jr. (2010)
    Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by billba on November 14, 2014 tagged biography
    Robert A. Heinlein’s science fiction is rooted deeply in his complex and fascinating life.

Rock On An Office Power Ballad by Dan Kennedy (2008)
    Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by billba on July 13, 2008 tagged biography

Rowing the Atlantic Lessons Learned on the Open Ocean by Roz Savage (2009)
    Reviewed by sharonlevin on September 24, 2010 tagged biographynonfiction

Running the Books The Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian by Avi Steinberg (2010)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on December 3, 2010 tagged biographynonfiction

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

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.

Saltwater Cowboy The Rise and Fall of a Marijuana Empire by Tim McBride (2015)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on February 6, 2015 tagged biography

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.

SEAL Team Six Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper by Howard Wasdin, Stephen Templin (2011)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on October 21, 2011 tagged biographyhistorynonfiction
    A sniper member of the elite SEAL Team Six talks about the training, camaraderie, and high tech gear.

A Sense of Where You Are Bill Bradley at Princeton by John McPhee (1999)
    Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by geneambaum on May 10, 2009 tagged biographynonfiction

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

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.

The Shiniest Jewel A Family Love Story by Marian Henley (2008)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on September 7, 2012 tagged biographygraphic novel

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.

Short Fat Triathlete Live Your Athletic Dreams in the Body You Have Now by Jayne Williams (2004)
    Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by geneambaum on September 23, 2007 tagged biographynonfiction

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

Simeon's Story An Eyewitness Account of the Kidnapping of Emmett Till by Simeon Wright (2010)
    Reviewed by sarahhunt on March 11, 2011 tagged biographyhistorynonfiction

Sisters by Raina Telgemeier (2014)
    Reviewed by sarahhunt on November 28, 2014 tagged biographycoming of agegraphic novel
    Raina wanted a little sister to play with, but Amara doesn’t want to do anything her older sister does.

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.

Sleepwalk with Me and Other Painfully True Stories by Mike Birbiglia (2011)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on December 9, 2011 tagged biographyessayshumor

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.

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty (2014)
    Reviewed by dawnrutherford on April 17, 2015 tagged biographynonfiction

Snowden by Ted Rall (2015)
    Reviewed by wally on February 26, 2016 tagged biographygraphic novel

Something New: Tales from a Makeshift Bride by Lucy Knisley (2016)
    Reviewed by dawnrutherford on August 12, 2016 tagged biographygraphic novel

Song of the Vikings Snorri and the Making of Norse Myths by Nancy Marie Brown (2014)
    Reviewed by robert on November 28, 2014 tagged biographyhistory
    Poet Snorri Sturluson lived it up in 13th century Iceland, creating the greatest collection of Norse myths.

A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin by Jen Bryant, Melissa Sweet (2013)
    Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by sarahhunt on February 19, 2016 tagged artbiographypicture book

Star Stuff Carl Sagan and the Mysteries of the Cosmos by Stephanie Roth Sisson (2014)
    Reviewed by snow on June 12, 2015 tagged biographypicture book

Step Right Up! Memoirs of a Sword Swallower by Dan Mannix ()
    Reviewed by sarahhunt on November 20, 2015 tagged biography

Steve Jobs Genius by Design by Jason Quinn, Amit Tayal (2012)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on October 19, 2012 tagged biography
    A short graphic novel biography of Steve Jobs, who experimented with personal hygiene, and was very hard to work for.

Steve Jobs: Insanely Great: a Graphic Biography by Jessie Hartland (2015)
    Reviewed by sarahhunt on January 22, 2016 tagged biographygraphic novel

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

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.

Stolen Innocence My Story of Growing Up in a Polygamous Sect, Becoming a Teenage Bride, and Breaking Free of Warren Jeffs by Elissa Wall , Lisa Pulitzer (2008)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on May 21, 2010 tagged biographyhistory

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.

Suddenly Something Happened by Jimmy Beaulieu (2010)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on November 23, 2012 tagged biographygraphic novel

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

Sweet Mandarin The Courageous True Story of Three Generations of Chinese Women and Their Journey from East to West by Helen Tse (2009)
    Reviewed by silver on August 26, 2011 tagged biographyliterarynonfiction

Tangles A Story About Alzheimer's, My Mother, and Me by Sarah Leavitt (2012)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on January 11, 2013 tagged biographygraphic novel

Tender at the Bone Growing Up at the Table by Ruth Reichl (1998)
    Reviewed by saracole on April 22, 2011 tagged biographycookbook

The Terrorist's Son: A Story of Choice by Zak Ebrahim (2014)
    Reviewed by diane on August 19, 2016 tagged audiobookbiography

That Book About Harvard by Eric Kester (2012)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on August 10, 2012 tagged biographycoming of agehumor

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.

Thomas Jefferson The Art of Power by Jon Meacham (2012)
    Reviewed by billba on February 8, 2013 tagged biographyhistory
    A biography of Thomas Jefferson that focuses on his mastery of politics.

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