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Stuart, Sarah Payne.

Summary: "A wryly comic memoir that examines the pillars of New England WASP culture-class, history, family, money, envy, perfection, and, of course, real estate-through the lens of mothers and daughters. At eighteen, Sarah Payne Stuart fled her mother and all the other disapproving mothers of her too perfect hometown of Concord, Massachusetts, only to return years later when she had children of her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Group USA 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 STUART, SARAH PAYNE STU

Mayes, Frances.

Summary: "A lyrical and evocative memoir from Frances Mayes, the Bard of Tuscany, about coming of age in the Deep South and the region's powerful influence on her life. The author of three beloved books about her life in Italy, including Under the Tuscan Sun and Every Day in Tuscany, Frances Mayes revisits the turning points that defined her early years in Fitzgerald, Georgia. With her signature style...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MAYES, FRANCES MAY

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1 available in Adult- Biography, Call number: 921 Mayes 2014

Irby, Samantha

Summary: "Samantha Irby explodes onto the printed page with her debut collection of brand-new essays about trying to laugh her way through failed relationships, being black, taco feasts, bouts with Crohn's disease, and more. Every essay is crafted with the same scathing wit and poignant candor thousands of loyal readers have come to expect from visiting her notoriously hilarious blog,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Curbside Splendor Publishing 2013

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3 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 IRB

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 814 IRB

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 814 IRB

Spiegelman, Nadja

Summary: "A memoir of mothers and daughters -- and mothers as daughters -- traced through four generations, from Paris to New York and back again. For a long time, Nadja Spiegelman believed her mother was a fairy. More than her famous father, Mauscreator Art Spiegelman, and even more than most mothers, hers -- French-born New Yorker art director Françoise Mouly -- exerted a force over reality that was...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SPIEGELMAN, NADJA SPI

Sothen, John von

Summary: "Americans love to love Paris. We buy books about how the French parent, why French women don't get fat, and how to be Parisian wherever you are. While our work hours increase every year, we think longingly of the six weeks of vacation the French enjoy, imagining them at the seaside in stripes with plates of fruits de mer. John von Sothen fell in love with Paris through the stories his mother...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Rodriguez, Deborah.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 RODRIGUEZ, DEBORAH ROD

Rodriguez, Deborah.

Summary: "Deborah Rodriquez's memoir of her journey of self-discovery and renewal after she was forced to flee Afghanistan in 2007"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 RODRIGUEZ, DEBORAH ROD

Slate, Jenny

4 holds on 1 copy

Summary: "To see the world through Jenny Slate's eyes is to see it as though for the first time, shimmering with strangeness and possibility. As she will remind you, we live on an ancient ball that rotates around a bigger ball made up of lights and gasses that are science gasses, not farts (don't be immature). Heartbreak, confusion, and misogyny stalk this blue-green sphere, yes, but it is also a place...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Kimmel, Haven

Summary: A continuation of the memoir "A Girl Named Zippy" follows the story of her mother, Delonda, who reinvents her life by returning to college and losing fifty pounds, while Zippy continues to work out the dynamic of their nuclear family.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 813.6 KIM

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 813.6 Kim

Kinney, Patrick.

Summary: "Even as a kid, everyone thought Jeff Kinney was talented. People loved his drawings, and when he went to college, his comic strip Igdoof was so popular that it spread to other universities! Still, Jeff faced challenges. His cartoons were rejected by syndicates that claimed his art was unprofessional. Then, an idea struck: Jeff would write a journal from the perspective of a child, illustrated...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2015

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Lockwood, Patricia

Summary: Father Greg Lockwood is unlike any Catholic priest you have ever met, a man who lounges in boxer shorts, loves action movies, and whose constant jamming on the guitar reverberates "like a whole band dying in a plane crash in 1972." His daughter is an irreverent poet who long ago left the Church's country. When an unexpected crisis leads her and her husband to move back into her parents'...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2017

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Lockwood 2017

Li, Yiyun

Summary: "Yiyun Li's searing personal story of hospitalizations for depression and thoughts of suicide is interlaced with reflections on the solace and affirmations of life and personhood that Li found in reading the journals, diaries, and fiction of other writers: William Trevor, Katherine Mansfield, and more"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LI, YIYUN LI

Brookins, Cara

Summary: "After escaping an abusive marriage, Cara Brookins had four children to provide for and no one to turn to but herself. In desperate need of a home but without the means to buy one, she did something incredible. Equipped only with YouTube instructional videos, a small bank loan and a mile-wide stubborn streak, Cara built her own house from the foundation up with a work crew made up of her four...

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Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2017

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Buck, Joan Juliet

Summary: "From Joan Juliet Buck, former editor-in-chief of Paris Vogue comes her dazzling, compulsively readable memoir: a fabulous account of four decades spent in the creative heart of London, New York, Los Angeles, and Paris, chronicling her quest to discover the difference between glitter and gold, illusion and reality, and what looks like happiness from the thing itself. Born into a world of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BUCK, JOAN JULIET BUC

Halpern, Justin

Summary: Presents a humorous collection of stories about the author's relationships with the opposite sex told chronologically, from his first kiss to getting engaged.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: It! books 2012

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814.6 HAL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 814.6 Halpern 2012

Kirn, Walter

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2009

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1 available in Adult- Biography, Call number: 921 Kirn 2009

Summary: "A collection of essays from today's most acclaimed authors--from Cheryl Strayed to Roxane Gay to Jennifer Weiner, Alexander Chee, Nick Hornby, and Jonathan Franzen--on the realities of making a living in the writing world. In the literary world, the debate around writing and commerce often begs us to take sides: either writers should be paid for everything they do or writers should just pay...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 808 SCR

Mayes, Frances.

Summary: From her years as a spirited, secretive child, through her university studies--a period of exquisite freedom that imbued her with a profound appreciation of friendship and a love of travel--to her escape to a new life in California, Frances Mayes exuberantly recreates the intense relationships of her past, recounting the bitter and sweet stories of her complicated family.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2014

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 MAYES, FRANCES MAY

Jacobson, Abbi

Summary: When Broad City star Abbi Jacobson announced that she planned to drive across the country alone, she was met with lots of questions and opinions. Why wasn't she going with friends? Wouldn't it be incredibly lonely? The North route is better! Was it safe for a woman? The Southern route is the way to go! You should bring mace! And a common one: Why? But Abbi had always found comfort in solitude...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JACOBSON, ABBI JAC

Lancaster, Jen

Summary: Lancaster attempts to achieve cultural enlightenment, and bears witness to the hilarious missteps and genuine moments of inspiration she encounters along the way.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New American Library 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LANCASTER, JEN LAN

Smith Rakoff, Joanna

Summary: "At twenty-three, after leaving graduate school to pursue her dreams of becoming a poet, Joanna Rakoff moves to New York City and takes a job as assistant to the storied literary agent for J. D. Salinger. She spends her days in a plush, wood-paneled office, where Dictaphones and typewriters still reign and old-time agents doze at their desks after martini lunches. At night she goes home to the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 RAKOFF, JOANNA RAK

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1 available in Adult- Biography, Call number: 921 Rakoff 2014

Boast, Will.

Summary: "Will Boast thought he'd lost his family, until a deeply held secret revealed a second chance he never thought he'd have. Having already lost his mother and only brother, twenty-four-year-old Boast ... finds himself absolutely alone when his father dies of alcoholism. Numbly settling the matters of his father's estate, Boast is deep inside his grief when he stumbles upon documents revealing a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BOAST, WILL BOA

Bernstein, Harry

Summary: The narrow street where Harry Bernstein grew up, in a small English mill town, was identical to countless other streets in countless other working-class neighborhoods of the early 1900s, except for the "invisible wall" that ran down its center, dividing Jewish families on one side from Christian families on the other. On the eve of World War I, Harry's family struggles to make ends meet. His...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BERNSTEIN, HARRY BER

Buckley, Kristen.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Cyan 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974.9 BUC