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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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Fayard 2018

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

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.

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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 Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GRANDE, REYNA GRA

Grohl, David

13 holds on 6 copies

Summary: The legendary American musician, singer, songwriter and documentary filmmaker offers a collection of stories, written by his own hand, that focus on the memories of his life, from his childhood to today.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow 2021

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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

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: Book Club Kit NON FIC ISR

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

Winston, Jen

Summary: "Jen's provocative, laugh-out-loud debut takes us inside her journey of self-discovery, leading us through stories of a childhood "girl crush," an onerous quest to have a threesome, and an enduring fear of being bad at sex. Greedy follows Jen's attempts to make sense of herself as she explores the role of the male gaze, what it means to be "queer enough," and how to overcome bi stereotypes when...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Paperback, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WINSTON, JEN WIN

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

Lynch, Evanna

Summary: The actress, who played Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter films, shares how she confronted all the complexities and contradictions within herself; reveals how she began to conquer her self-hate and eating disorder; and explores the choices that led her down the path of creativity.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2021

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Magary, Drew

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: The fan-favorite Defector and former Deadspin columnist shares his long recovery from a catastrophic brain hemorrhage and how he learned to live with a broken mind as he tried to figure out who this new person is, in this fascinating, darkly funny comeback story.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harmony Books 2021

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Pippen, Scottie

Summary: An unflinching memoir from the six-time NBA Champion, two-time Olympic gold medalist, and Hall of Famer, revealing how Scottie Pippen, the youngest of twelve, overcame two family tragedies and universal disregard by college scouts to become an essential component of the greatest basketball dynasty of the last fifty years. So how did the youngest of twelve go from growing up poor in the small...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2021

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PIP

Foster, Sutton

4 holds on 3 copies

Summary: In these intimate stories and reflections about how crafting has kept her sane while navigating the highs and lows of family, love, and show business, Tony Award-winner and the star of TV's Younger Sutton Foster shares memorable moments - including her fraught relationship with her agoraphobic mother; a painful divorce splashed on the pages of the tabloids; her struggles with fertility; the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2021

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

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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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 FRAMPTON, PETER FRA

Miller, Chanel

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

Ung, Loung.

Summary: "When readers first met Loung Ung in her critically acclaimed memoir First They Killed My Father, she was a young, innocent child in Cambodia. But forced by the Khmer Rouge into the life of a child soldier, she soon found herself locked in a desperate struggle for survival in Cambodia's notorious killing fields. In Lucky Child, her life took a turn. As a refugee in Vermont, she grappled with...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Perennial 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 UNG, LOUNG UNG

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

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