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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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Archetype 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 IDLE, ERIC IDL

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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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2016

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

Obama, Michelle

Summary: Il y a encore tant de choses que j'ignore au sujet de l'Amérique, de la vie, et de ce que l'avenir nous réserve. Mais je sais qui je suis. Mon père, Fraser, m'a appris à travailler dur, à rire souvent et à tenir parole. Ma mère, Marian, à penser par moi-même et à faire entendre ma voix. Tous les deux ensemble, dans notre petit appartement du quartier du South Side de Chicago, ils m'ont aidée à...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Fayard 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 448.4 OBA

Chang, Sophia.

Summary: "Sophia Chang is a badass of the music industry. As the daughter of Korean immigrants in predominantly white suburban Vancouver, she grew up shunning the "model minority" myth. Armed with a fierce sense of independence, she moved to New York City and infiltrated the world of hip-hop, yet remained mostly in the shadows of the artists she supported. With her debut memoir, Sophia Chang is finally...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Catapult 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CHANG, SOPHIA CHA

Irving, Debby

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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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 IRVING, DEBBY IRV

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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Ikpi, Bassey

Summary: In I'm Telling the Truth, but I'm Lying Bassey Bassey Ikpi explores her life--as a Nigerian-American immigrant, a black woman, a slam poet, a mother, a daughter, an artist--through the lens of her mental health and diagnosis of bipolar II and anxiety. Her remarkable memoir in essays implodes our preconceptions of the mind and normalcy as Bassey bares her own truths and lies for us all to behold...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Perennial 2019

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B IKPI IKP

Israel, Lee

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Before turning to her life of crime-running a one-woman forgery business out of a phone booth in a Greenwich Village bar and even dodging the FBI, Lee Israel had a legitimate career as an author of biographies. Her first book on Tallulah Bankhead was a New York Times bestseller, and her second, on the late journalist and reporter Dorothy Kilgallen, made a splash in the headlines. But by 1990,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks 2018

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Frampton, Peter

Summary: Frampton was on a path to stardom from an early age, first as the lead singer and guitarist of the Herd and then as cofounder of one of the first supergroups, Humble Pie. As part of a tight-knit collective of British '60s musicians Frampton was touring incessantly and finding new sounds with the talk box, which would become his signature guitar effect. Here he discusses his resilient life and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2020

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Miller, Chanel

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Summary: Brock Turner had been sentenced to just six months in county jail after he was found sexually assaulting "Emily Doe" on Stanford's campus. Her victim impact statement was posted on BuzzFeed, where it instantly went viral, was translated globally, and read on the floor of Congress. It inspired changes in California law and the recall of the judge in the case. Now Miller reclaims her identity to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2019

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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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1 available in Adult, Call number: B REZAIAN REZ

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 Large Print, Call number: LP 921 KENNEDY, ROBERT F., JR. KEN

Aitkenhead, Decca

Summary: "A beautifully written, breathtakingly honest, unsentimental, and profound memoir from one of the UK's most popular journalists. On a hot, still morning on a beautiful beach in Jamaica, Decca Aitkenhead's life changed forever. Her four-year-old son was paddling peacefully at the water's edge when a wave pulled him out to sea. Her partner, Tony, swam out and saved their son's life--then drowned...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 AITKENHEAD, DECCA AIT

Bombardier, Cooper Lee

Summary: "Pass with Care is a testament to trans resilience, queer joy, and the power of finding freedom and adventure within a community of your own creation. Transgender writer, artist, and activist Cooper Lee Bombardier shifts effortlessly between lyrical essays, poetry, and narrative nonfiction as his own landscape changes over the course of two decades. From working-class New England to the queer...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dottir Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BOMBARDIER, COOPER LEE BOM

Booker, Cory.

Summary: U.S. Senator Cory Booker draws on personal experience to issue a stirring call to reorient our nation and our politics around the principles of compassion and solidarity.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2016

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 328 BOO

Brooks, Melanie

Summary: "Acclaimed memoirists describe the process of writing their most painful memories In her attempt to write a memoir about her father's death from a secret AIDS infection in 1985, Melanie Brooks was left with some painful questions: What does it take to write an honest memoir? And what happens to us when we embark on that journey? Would she manage it? Brooks sought guidance from the memoirists...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 808.06 BRO

Brown, Helen

Summary: "From New York Times bestselling author Helen Brown comes a funny and moving account of her life-changing month in New York City as a foster mother--to a homeless cat named Bono"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2018

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Buhring, Juliana

Summary: "This Road I Ride is the remarkable story of one woman's solo journey around the world by bicycle,"--Amazon.com.

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Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BUHRING, JULIANA BUH

Byrne, Lorna.

Summary: An Irish mystic talks about her encounters with angels and other spiritual beings, discussing how these entities exist as guardians and companions to every person and provide comfort and guidance in every stage of life.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BYRNE, LORNA BYR

Clinton, Hillary Rodham

Summary: "For the first time, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history. Now free from the constraints of running, Hillary takes you inside the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 CLI

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 CLINTON, HILLARY RODHAM CLI

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD B CLINTON

Curtice, Kaitlin B.

Summary: "Native is about identity, soul-searching, and the never-ending journey of finding ourselves and finding God. As both a citizen of the Potawatomi Nation and a Christian, Kaitlin Curtice offers a unique perspective on these topics. In this book, she shows how reconnecting with her Potawatomi identity both informs and challenges her faith. Curtice draws on her personal journey, poetry, imagery,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Brazos Press, a division of Baker Publishing Group 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 277.308 CUR

Doyle, Glennon

5 holds on 12 copies

Summary: "There is a voice of longing inside every woman. We strive so mightily to be good: good mothers, daughters, partners, employees, citizens, and friends. We believe all this striving will make us feel alive. Instead, it leaves us feeling weary, stuck, overwhelmed, and underwhelmed. We look at our lives, relationships, and world, and wonder: Wasn't it all supposed to be more beautiful than this?...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Dial Press 2020

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