Memoir/Biography

Just Like Beverly by Vicki Conrad

Just Like Beverly: A Biography of Beverly Cleary by Vicki Conrad

“A beautifully illustrated children’s biography of Beverly Cleary, from her roots in Portland to her years as a librarian and an eventual children’s book writer. The debut book in Little Bigfoot’s new Growing to Greatness series of notable people from the Pacific Northwest”-

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Ayoade on Ayoade by Richard Ayoade

Ayoade on Ayoade: A Cinematic Odyssey by Richard Ayoade

In this book Richard Ayoade — actor, writer, director, and amateur dentist — reflects on his cinematic legacy as only he can: in conversation with himself. Over ten brilliantly insightful and often erotic interviews, Ayoade examines Ayoade fully and without mercy, leading a breathless investigation into this once-in-a-generation visionary.

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Every Tools a Hammer by Adam Savage

Every Tools a Hammer: Life is What You Make It by Adam Savage

“Every Tool’s a Hammer is a chronicle of my life as a maker. It’s an exploration of making and of my own productive obsessions, but it’s also a permission slip of sorts from me to you. Permission to grab hold of the things you’re interested in, that fascinate you, and to dive deeper into them

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Becoming Dr. Seuss by Brian Jay Jones

Becoming Dr. Seuss by Brian Jay Jones

“The definitive, fascinating, all-reaching biography of Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss is a classic American icon. His work has defined our childhoods and the childhoods of our own children. More than twenty-five years after his death, his books continue to find new readers, now grossing over half a billion dollars in sales. His whimsical illustrations and

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A Well-Read Woman by Kate Stewart

A Well-Read Woman by Kate Stewart

Librarians, the stereotype would have it, are quiet and unassuming. Not so Ruth Rappaport. This remarkable woman found her calling in librarianship only after a life that included her fleeing Nazi Germany at 15 to live with a series of relatives in the U.S., losing both her parents to the Holocaust, working in the Zionist

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Harpo Speaks by Harpo Marx

Harpo Speaks by Harpo Marx

“This is a riotous story which is reasonably mad and as accurate as a Marx brother can make it. Despite only a year and a half of schooling, Harpo, or perhaps his collaborator, is the best writer of the Marx Brother. Highly recommended.” — From Library Journal

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Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee

Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee

This beloved classic describes a lost world, a world reflecting the innocence and wonder of childhood, and illuminating an era without electricity or telephones. This is England on the cusp of the modern era, but it could have been anywhere. — From Amazon

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The Truths We Hold

The Truths We Hold by Kamala Harris

“From one of America’s most inspiring political leaders, a book about the core truths that unite us, and the long struggle to discern what those truths are and how best to act upon them, in her own life and across the life of our country. By reckoning with the big challenges we face together, drawing

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Hunger

Hunger by Roxane Gay

A best book of 2017: Time NPR People Elle The Washington Post The Los Angeles Times The Chicago Tribune Newsday St. Louis Post-Dispatch PopSugar BookRiot Library Journal Booklist Kirkus Reviews Shelf Awareness New York Times bestselling author Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and bodies, using her own emotional and psychological

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The Restless Wave

The Restless Wave by John McCain

“I don’t know how much longer I’ll be here. Maybe I’ll have another five years. Maybe, with the advances in oncology, they’ll find new treatments for my cancer that will extend my life. Maybe I’ll be gone before you read this. My predicament is, well, rather unpredictable. But I’m prepared for either contingency, or at

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