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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 biography • coming of age • nonfiction
Autism kept Naoki from communicating with his family, but he learned to write and published this book about himself.
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.
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.
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.
Rowing the Atlantic Lessons Learned on the Open Ocean by Roz Savage (2009)
Reviewed by sharonlevin on September 24, 2010 tagged biography • nonfiction
Running the Books The Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian by Avi Steinberg (2010)
Reviewed by flemtastic on December 3, 2010 tagged biography • nonfiction
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.
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 biography • history • nonfiction
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 biography • nonfiction
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 biography • graphic novel • history
The story of explorer Ernest Shackleton and his failed, heroic attempt to cross Antarctica.
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.
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 biography • nonfiction
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
Simeon's Story An Eyewitness Account of the Kidnapping of Emmett Till by Simeon Wright (2010)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on March 11, 2011 tagged biography • history • nonfiction
Sisters by Raina Telgemeier (2014)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on November 28, 2014 tagged biography • coming of age • graphic 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 biography • essays • humor
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 biography • history
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 biography • literary • nonfiction
Tangles A Story About Alzheimer's, My Mother, and Me by Sarah Leavitt (2012)
Reviewed by geneambaum on January 11, 2013 tagged biography • graphic novel