Tag Archives: biographies

Straight from the Horse’s Mouth: Audiobook Memoirs Read by the Author

I unabashedly love audiobooks. They are not cheating. Audiobooks are simply a different way to take in and make sense of information, and to enjoy stories. Audiobooks have an inherent performance value that can be done well with multi-person cast … Continue reading

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Celebrity Biographies for Fall

This is a bountiful fall for celebrity biographies and memoirs! Here are some of the most anticipated titles to look for in the coming months.

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Follow the leader – retracing other folks journeys

It’s hard to imagine how the original explorers got the nerve to do what they did and go where they went. Would you be brave enough to cast off into the great unknown, most likely in search of a dream? … Continue reading

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Life Stories: Memoirs of Remarkable Lives.

The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir by Bill Bryson While some accounts of life in the 1950s can make that decade seem sterile and flat, Bryson’s account is alive with action, fondness and vivid detail about … Continue reading

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Life Stories: Biographies of Famous People

My Life in France by Julia Child with Alex Prud’homme   The iconic chef of television and cookbook fame recounts her surprisingly saucy adventures with the French and their cuisine, from World War II onward.  The descriptions of food and place … Continue reading

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Life Stories: Biographies of Challenging Lives

Running with Scissors: A Memoir, by Augusten Burroughs Part madcap adventure, part coming-of-age story and part intense reflection on a difficult childhood, Burroughs’ memoir relates his years in an eccentric foster home where nothing is out of bounds. Look Me … Continue reading

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Life Stories: Biographies of Remarkable Women

Pacific Lady: The First Woman to Sail Solo Across the Pacific Ocean by Sharon Sites Adams, with Karen J. Coates Coates recounts the ocean crossing and stormy personal life of a brave pioneer, Oregon native Sharon Sites Adams, who in … Continue reading

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