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Backman, Fredrik

Summary: "Things My Son Needs to Know About the World collects the personal dispatches from the front lines of one of the most daunting experiences any man can experience: fatherhood. As he conveys his profound awe at experiencing all the "firsts" that fill him with wonder and catch him completely unprepared, Fredrik Backman doesn't shy away from revealing his own false steps and fatherly flaws,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 839.73 BAC

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 839.73 Backman 2019

Mankell, Henning

Summary: In January 2014 Hening Mankell was informed that he had cancer.However, Quicksand is not a book about death and destruction, but about what it means to be human. He writes about love and jealousy, about courage and fear. And about what it is like to live with a potentially fatal illness. This book is also about why the cave painters 40,000 years ago chose the very darkest places for their...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MANKELL, HENNING MAN

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

Kallifatides, Theodor

Summary: "A rewarding philosophical essay on memory, language, love, and the passage of time. In this slim memoir, Kallifatides struggles to come to terms with the weight of writer's block and understand the interplay of meaningful living and meaningful work. But he also comments on the worrying trends in contemporary Europe and his sadness at the battered state of his beloved Greece. Finally, he...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Other Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KALLIFATIDES, THEODOR KAL

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

Slate, Jenny

10 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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Bond, Jenny.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 820.9 BON

Munthe, Axel

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Carroll & Graf Publishers 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 948.505 MUN

Koul, Scaachi

Summary: "In One Day We'll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter, Scaachi Koul deploys her razor sharp humor to share all the fears, outrages, and mortifying moments of her life. She learned from an early age what made her miserable, and for Scaachi anything can be cause for despair. Whether it's a shopping trip gone awry; enduring awkward conversations with her bikini waxer; overcoming her fear of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picador 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KOUL, SCAACHI KOU

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B KOUL KOU

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 813.6 Kim

Wiesel, Elie

Summary: In this unforgettable book, the award-winning writer, during his recovery after a life-threatening heart surgery, reflected on his many losses and accomplishments, and on all that remained to be done, sharing his aspirations for his writings and his hope that he made the world a better place.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2012

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 848.914 WIE

Wiesel, Elie

Summary: In this unforgettable book, the award-winning writer, during his recovery after a life-threatening heart surgery, reflected on his many losses and accomplishments, and on all that remained to be done, sharing his aspirations for his writings and his hope that he made the world a better place.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group 2012

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 WIESEL, ELIE Wie

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

Summary: "Meet contemporary artists at work and speaking in their own words- direct, accessible, and unfiltered ... This unique four-hour series spotlights 17 artists working in the United States today, and invites viewers behind the working in scenes to see artists at work in their homes, communities, and unexpected sites- from an old-growth forest to a military base to a film set. The artists,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Art21, Inc. 2007

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV ART

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

Conroy, Pat

Summary: A powerful and intimate memoir by the beloved best-selling author of The Prince of Tides about his father, the inspiration for The Great Santini, and a re-affirmation that love can conquer even the meanest of men.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2013

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 CONROY, PAT CON

Pettersson, Jan-Erik.

Summary: "Stieg Larsson's former publisher reveals the real man behind the mega-bestselling Millennium Trilogy--a man who fought heroically for human rights, and who brought that same political and moral passion to his writing. Until the trilogy's posthumous publication, Larsson was best known for his devotion to left-wing causes and as a tireless anti-fascist activist. Horrified by the rise of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sterling 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LARSSON, STIEG PET

Ferrante, Elena

Summary: "This book invites readers into Elena Ferrante's workshop. It offers a glimpse into the drawers of her writing desk, those drawers from which emerged her three early standalone novels and the four installments of My Brilliant Friend, known in English as the Neapolitan Quartet. Consisting of over twenty years of letters, essays, reflections, and interviews, it is a unique depiction of an author...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Europa Editions 2016

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 858 FER

Julavits, Heidi

Summary: "Like many young people, Heidi Julavits kept a diary. Decades later she found her old diaries in a storage bin, and hoped to discover the early evidence of the person (and writer) she'd since become. Instead, 'The actual diaries revealed me to possess the mind of a paranoid tax auditor.' The entries are daily chronicles of anxieties about grades, looks, boys, and popularity. After reading the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JULAVITS, HEIDI JUL

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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Sedaris, David

Summary: For nearly four decades, David Sedaris has faithfully kept a diary in which he records his thoughts and observations on the odd and funny events he witnesses. Anyone who has attended a live Sedaris event knows that his diary readings are often among the most joyful parts of the evening. But never before have they been available in audio. Now, in this book, Sedaris reads us his favorite entries.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 814 SED

Greenlaw, Lavinia

Summary: Evaluates the powerful influence of pop music on the author's coming-of-age years, describing how music defined her early life while conversely providing her an escape from her own realities.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 828.92 GRE

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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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