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Choudhury, Kushanava

Summary: The author describes how, after moving to New Jersey at the age of twelve, he returned to Calcutta to work for an English language newspaper, where he encountered a chaotic, living city unchanged by time.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury USA 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CHOUDHURY, KUSHANAVA CHO

Grande, Reyna

Summary: From bestselling author Reyna Grandewhose remarkable memoir The Distance Between Us has become required reading in schools across the country comes an inspiring account of one woman's quest to find her place in America as a first-generation Latina university student and aspiring writer determined to build a new life for her family one fearless word at a time. When Reyna Grande was nine years...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2018

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GRANDE, REYNA GRA

Irving, Debby

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: For twenty-five years, Debby Irving sensed inexplicable racial tensions in her personal and professional relationships. As a colleague and neighbor, she worried about offending people she dearly wanted to befriend. As an arts administrator, she didn't understand why her diversity efforts lacked traction. As a teacher, she found her best efforts to reach out to students and families of color...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Elephant Room Press 2014

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Rezaian, Jason

Summary: In July 2014, Washington Post Tehran bureau chief Jason Rezaian was arrested by Iranian police, accused of spying for America. The charges were absurd. Rezaian's reporting was a mix of human interest stories and political analysis. He had even served as a guide for Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown. Initially, Rezaian thought the whole thing was a terrible misunderstanding, but soon realized...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2019

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Beals, Melba

Summary: A member of the Little Rock Nine shares her memories of growing up in the South under Jim Crow.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2018

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BEALS BEA

Kennedy, Robert Francis

Summary: The son and namesake of Robert F. Kennedy shares memories from his turbulent childhood, the lessons he learned from family mentors, and finding his calling as a passionate environmental activist.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Luxe, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2018

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1 available in New Large Print, Call number: LP 921 KENNEDY, ROBERT F., JR. KEN

Idle, Eric

Summary: Idle reflects on the meaning of his own life in a memoir that takes us on a journey from his childhood in an austere boarding school through his successful career in comedy, television, theater, and film. With anecdotes sprinkled throughout involving close friends and luminaries, he captures a time of tremendous creative output with equal parts hilarity and heart. The year 2019 marks the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Archetype 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B IDLE IDL

McDonell, Terry

Summary: Terry McDonell has top-edited some of the most influential publications in American journalism. His new book pulls back the curtain on his four-decade career as an editor, journalist, and media entrepreneur, with stops at more than a dozen magazines: from the launch of Outside through tenures at Rolling Stone, Newsweek, Esquire, Sports Illustrated, and, most recently, cofounding the literary...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MCDONELL, TERRY MCD

Clinton, Hillary Rodham

Summary: The former secretary of state relates her experiences as the first woman candidate nominated for president by a major party, discussing the sexism, criticism, and double standards she had to confront, and how she coped with a devastating loss.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 921 CLINTON, HILLARY RODHAM CLI

Hart, Hannah

Summary: As a professional Internet personality, Hannah Hart spends a lot of time walking the line between public and private. Here, she shares stories from her life that have taken her time to process, in the hope that it will help readers do some internal processing of their own.--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dey Street Books 2016

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B HART HAR

Jacobson, Abbi

3 holds on 2 copies

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2018

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McCulloch, Jeanne

Summary: "The Glass Castle meets The Nest in this stunning debut, an intimate family memoir that gracefully brings us behind the dappled beachfront vista of privilege, to reveal the inner lives of two wonderfully colorful, unforgettable families. On a mid-August weekend, two families assemble for a wedding at a rambling family mansion on the beach in East Hampton, in the last days of the area's quietly...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Wave, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2018

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Parker, Mary-Louise

Summary: Mary-Louise Parker renders the singular arc of a woman's life through letters she composes to the men, real and hypothetical, who have informed the person she is today. Beginning with the grandfather she never knew, the letters range from a missive to the beloved priest from her childhood to remembrances of former lovers to an homage to a firefighter she encountered to a heartfelt communication...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 PARKER, MARY-LOUISE Par

Rehm, Diane

Summary: "In a deeply personal and moving book, the beloved NPR radio hostess speaks out about the long drawn-out death (from Parkinson's) of her husband of 54 years, and of her struggle to reconstruct her life without him"--

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 REHM, DIANE Reh

Sager, Carole Bayer.

Summary: "In this memoir, Carole Bayer Sager tells the surprisingly frank and darkly humorous story of a woman whose sometimes crippling fears and devastating relationships inspired many of the songs she would ultimately write. She gives a deeply personal account of how love and heartbreak made her the woman, and the writer, she is"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2017

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1 available in Adult, Call number: LP 782.421 SAG

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 SAGER, CAROLE BAYER SAG

Springsteen, Bruce.

Summary: Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himself to writing the story of his life, bringing the same honesty, humor, and originality found in his songs. He describes growing up Catholic in Freehold, New Jersey, amid the poetry, danger, and darkness that fueled his imagination, leading up to the moment he refers to as 'The Big Bang': seeing Elvis Presley's debut on The...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Audio 2016

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 SPRINGSTEEN, BRUCE Spr

Barrymore, Drew.

Summary: "Award-winning actress Drew Barrymore shares funny, insightful, and profound stories from her past and present told from the place of happiness she's achieved today. Wildflower is a portrait of Drew's life in stories as she looks back on the adventures, challenges, and incredible experiences of her earlier years. It includes tales of living on her own at 14 (and how laundry may have saved her...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 2015

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 BAR

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1 available in Staff Picks, Call number: 921 BARRYMORE, DREW BAR

Castro, Julián

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: In the spirit of a young Barack Obama's Dreams from My Father, comes a candid and compelling memoir about race and poverty in America. In many ways, there was no reason Julian Castro would have been expected to be a success. Born to unmarried parents in a poverty-stricken neighborhood of a struggling city, his prospects of escaping his circumstance seemed bleak. But he and his twin brother...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2018

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Ferlinghetti, Lawrence

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Summary: "A novelistic memoir by famed poet and publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2019

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1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

Heaney, Katie

Summary: "When Katie Heaney published her first book of essays, chronicling her singledom up to age twenty-five, she was still waiting to meet the right guy. Three years later, a lot changed. For one thing, she met the right girl. Here, for the first time, Katie opens up about realizing at the age of twenty-eight that she is gay. In these poignant, funny essays, she wrestles with her shifting sexuality...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HEANEY, KATIE HEA

Hindman, Jessica Chiccehitto

Summary: When aspiring violinist Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman lands a job with a professional ensemble in New York City, she imagines she has achieved her lifelong dream. But the ensemble proves to be a sham. When the group "performs," the microphones are never on. Instead, the music blares from a CD. The mastermind behind this scheme is a peculiar and mysterious figure known as The Composer, who is...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Iftin, Abdi Nor

Summary: "The incredible true story of a boy living in war-torn Somalia who escapes to America--first by way of the movies; years later, through a miraculous green card."--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2019

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1 available in New Large Print, Call number: LP IFTIN, ABDI NOR IFT

Kelly, Megyn

Summary: Megyn Kelly, one of the most respected, hardest-hitting TV journalists in America, speaks candidly about her decision to "settle for more" -- a motto she credits as having changed her life, and the reason she abandoned a thriving legal career to follow her dream in the news business. She opens up about Donald Trump's feud with her, and the challenges she has faced as a professional woman and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2016

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 KEL

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KELLY, MEGYN KEL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B KELLY KEL

Kerry, John

Summary: "John Kerry tells the story of his remarkable American life--from son of a diplomat to decorated Vietnam veteran, five-term United States senator, 2004 Democratic presidential nominee and secretary of state for four years--in this revealing memoir by a witness to some of the most important events of our recent history. [This book] is John Kerry's candid personal story. A Yale graduate, Kerry...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2018

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