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Brammer, John Paul

Summary: The popular LGBTQ advice columnist and writer presents a memoir-in-essays chronicling his journey growing up as a queer, mixed-race kid in America's heartland to becoming the "Chicano Carrie Bradshaw" of his generation.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2021

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Massoud, Shahir

2 holds on 1 copy

Summary: Discover innovative, flavour-packed recipes for Middle Eastern dishes, inspired by author Shahir Massoud's Egyptian upbringing. From home-friendly adaptations of street foods and casual everyday staples, to new interpretations of traditional recipes, 'Eat, Habibi, Eat!' encourages you to explore delicious new dishes at home. Massoud is the host of CTV's 'Around the World in 10 Meals' and CBC's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Appetite by Random House 2021

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Summary: Discover the stories, ideas, and methods behind today's most compelling artists; features sixteen artists from North America (Chicago, Mexico City, Los Angeles, and Vancouver).

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Claussell, Joe.

Contents: disc one: The mix. Africa caribe (Joaquin "Joe" Claussell) -- disc two: The singles / remixed by Joaquin "Joe" Claussell. African fantasy (Lou Pérez) ; Undeniable love (Jai veda) ; Mambo Mongo (Mongo Santamaría) ; Changó (Celia Cruz) ; Lucumí (Eddie Palmieri) ; Exodus (Ray Barretto) ; O mi shangó (Mongo Santamaría) ; Mi congo te llama (Eddie Palmieri) ; Me voy ahora (Ismael Miranda).

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Fania 2011

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD LATIN CLA

Page, Susan

1 hold on 3 copies

Summary: Former First Lady Barbara Pierce Bush was one of the country's most popular and powerful figures. Here Page tells the riveting tale of a woman who helped define two American presidencies-- and an entire political era. As first the wife and then the mother of American presidents, Barbara Bush became an astute and trusted political campaign strategist, invested herself deeply in expanding...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at East Bay

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

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BUSH, BARBARA PAG

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

Simon, Rachel

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: Beth is a spirited woman with mental retardation, who spends nearly every day riding the buses in Philadelphia. The drivers, a lively group, are her mentors; her fellow passengers are her community. When Beth asks her sister Rachel to accompany her on the buses for one year, they take a transcendent journey together that changes Rachel's life in incredible ways and leads her to accept her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Plume 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 SIM

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Simon

Hamer, Marc

Summary: "For readers of Late Migrations and Vesper Flights From the acclaimed author of How to Catch a Mole, this meditative memoir explores the wisdom of plants, the joys of manual labor, and the natural cycle of growth and decay that runs through both the garden's life and our own. Marc Hamer has nurtured the same 12-acre garden in the Welsh countryside for over two decades. The garden is vast and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Greystone Books 2021

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Perre, Selma van de

2 holds on 1 copy

Summary: An international bestseller, this powerful memoir by a 98-year-old Jewish Resistance fighter and Ravensbruck concentration camp survivor shows us how to find hope in hopelessness and light in the darkness (Edith Eger, author of 'The Choice and The Gift').

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc. 2021

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Sales, Nancy Jo

Summary: "A raw and funny memoir about love and sex in the digital age intertwined with a brilliant and original investigative deep-dive from the New York Times bestselling author of American Girls, Nancy Jo Sales, which explores our epidemic addiction to dating apps and exposes how Big Dating disrupts romance in the modern world"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SALES, NANCY JO SAL

Cary, Lorene

Summary: Shares the story of the author's relationship with her remarkable grandmother, describing the latter's youth in the Jim Crow South, devotion to black causes, and management of her own business until age one hundred.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2019

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B CARY CAR

Dark, Kimberly

Summary: "Collection of personal essays about what it means to look a certain way. Or rather, certain ways. Navigating Kimberly Dark's experience of being fat since childhood--as well as queer, white-privileged, a gender-confirming 'girl with a pretty face,' active then disabled, and inevitably agin--each piece blends storytelling and social analysis to deftly coax readers into a deeper understanding of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: AK Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 DARK, KIMBERLY DAR

Forney, Ellen

Summary: "Rock steady: brilliant advice from my bipolar life is the eagerly awaited sequel/companion book to Forney's 2012 best-selling graphic memoir, Marbles: mania, depression, Michelangelo, and Me. Whereas Marbles was a memoir about her bipolar disorder, Rock Steady turns the focus outward, offering a self-help guide of tips, tricks and tools by someone who has been through it all and come through...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Fantagraphics Books Inc. 2018

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Lipska, Barbara K.

Summary: "As a deadly cancer spread inside her brain, leading neuroscientist Barbara Lipska was plunged into madness--only to miraculously survive with her memories intact. In the tradition of My Stroke of Insight and Brain on Fire, this powerful memoir recounts her ordeal and explains its unforgettable lessons about the brain and mind. In January 2015, Barbara Lipska--a leading expert on the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LIPSKA, BARBARA K. LIP

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B LIPSKA LIP

Khan-Cullors, Patrisse

Summary: A memoir by the co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement explains the movement's position of love, humanity, and justice, challenging perspectives that have negatively labeled the movement's activists while calling for essential political changes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2018

Copies Available at Kingsley

2 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Kh

Moore, Colten.

Summary: The Moore brothers, with their boundary-exploding athleticism, innovation and appetite for risk, became stars on the burgeoning freestyle ATV and snowmobile circuits. If it had wheels, they could flip itoften higher and better than anyone elseleading a band of pioneers intent on breaking new ground and in a new sport before multitudes of fans at the X Games and beyond. In this vivid,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 37 Ink/Atria 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MOORE, COLTEN MOO

Walker, Alice

Summary: Recounts the author's experiences caring for a flock of chickens on a farm north of San Francisco, documenting her personal discovery, political commitment, and the joys of relating to animals.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Press 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WALKER, ALICE WAL

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 1987

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 808.3 INV

Sancton, Julian

2 holds on 2 copies

Summary: "The harrowing true survival story of an early polar expedition that went terribly awry-with the ship frozen in ice and the crew trapped inside for the entire sunless, Antarctic winter-in the tradition of David Grann, Nathaniel Philbrick, and Hampton Sides. In August 1897, the young Belgian commandant Adrien de Gerlache set sail for a three year expedition aboard the good ship Belgica with...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2021

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Tobimatsu, Kimiko

Summary: "A moving and honest graphic memoir about the unexpected cancer journey of a young, queer, mixed-race woman. At the age of twenty-five, Kimiko Tobimatsu was a young, queer, mixed-race woman with no history of health problems whose world was turned upside down when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. In an instant, she became immersed in a new and complicated life of endless appointments,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arsenal Pulp Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 TOB

Baldwin, James.

Summary: Soon, with the gun in one hand, he crept back into the cave. The wolf saw him. She growled so loudly that the men and boys outside were frightened. But Putnam was not afraid. He raised his gun and fired at the great beast. When his friends heard the gun they pulled the rope quickly and drew him out. It was no fun to be pulled over the sharp stones in that way; but it was better than to be...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: BiblioBazaar 2006

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 920.073 Baldwin

Bartolo, Pietro

Summary: "Situated more than one hundred miles off Italy's southern coast, the rocky island of Lampedusa has hit world headlines in recent years as the first port of call for hundreds of thousands of African and Middle Eastern refugees fleeing civil war and terrorism and hoping to make a new life in Europe. Dr. Pietro Bartolo, who runs the lone medical clinic on the island, has been caring for many of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BARTOLO, PIETRO BAR

Bornstein, Mitchell.

Summary: Last Chance Mustang is the story of Samson, a formerly free-roaming, still wild-at-heart American mustang that was plucked from his mountainous Nevada home and thrown into the domestic horse world where he was brutalized and victimized. After years of abuse, Samson had evolved into a hateful and hated, maladjusted beast until the day he found his way to a rural Illinois farm, an ill-equipped...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Audio 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 921 BORNSTEIN, MITCHELL BOR

James, LeJuan

Summary: "Perfect for fans of Fresh Off the Boat's situational humor and Jane the Virgin's celebration of Latinidad, Definitely Hispanic is a collection of introspective memoiristic essays by social media influencer and viral phenomenon LeJuan James about growing up Hispanic in the US"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc. 2019

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.2350 JAM

Khan-Cullors, Patrisse

Summary: A memoir by the co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement explains the movement's position of love, humanity, and justice, challenging perspectives that have negatively labeled the movement's activists while calling for essential political changes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: BOOK CLUB KIT 921 KHAN-CULLORS, PATRISSE KHA

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