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Porter, Billy

Summary: It's easy to be yourself when who and what you are is in vogue. But growing up Black and gay in America has never been easy. Actor and survivor Billy Porter shares his life story in his own words.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books, Inc. 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 PORTER, BILLY POR

Hall, Shyima.

Summary: Shyima Hall was born in Egypt on September 29, 1989, the seventh child of desperately poor parents. When she was eight, her parents sold her into slavery. An anonymous call from a neighbor brought about the end of Shyima's servitude-but her journey to true freedom was far from over. A volunteer at her local police department, Hall is passionate about helping to rescue others who are in bondage....

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media, Inc. 2014

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 HALL, SHYIMA Hal

RuPaul

2 holds on 1 copy

Summary: From his early years growing up as a queer Black kid in San Diego to forging an identity in the punk and drag scenes of Atlanta and New York, to finding enduring love with his husband Georges LeBar and self-acceptance in sobriety, RuPaul excavates his own biography life-story, uncovering new truths and insights in his personal history.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperAudio 2024

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Beard, Amanda.

Summary: "In this candid and ultimately uplifting memoir, Olympic medalist Amanda Beard reveals the truth about coming of age in the spotlight, the demons she battled along the way, and the newfound happiness that has proven to be her greatest victory"--Container. A seven-time Olympic medalist describes her battles with depression, eating disorders, and substance abuse in spite of her successful...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media 2012

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 797.2 BEARD, AMANDA Bea

Obama, Michelle

1 hold on 7 copies

Summary: "Mrs. Obama offers readers a series of fresh stories and insightful reflections on change, challenge, and power, including her belief that when we light up for others, we can illuminate the richness and potential of the world around us, discovering deeper truths and new pathways for progress. Drawing from her experiences as a mother, daughter, spouse, friend, and First Lady, she shares the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group 2022

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 OBAMA, MICHELLE OBA

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B OBAMA OBA

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Bio Obama

Rice, Susan E.

Summary: Recalling pivotal moments from her dynamic career on the front lines of American diplomacy and foreign policy, Susan E. Rice, who served as National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, delivers an account of a life in service to family and country.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 RICE, SUSAN E. RIC

Arlen, Alice

Summary: "The fascinating biography of the maverick newspaperwoman, equestrian, aviatrix and intrepid adventurer Alicia Patterson, which follows her exceptional exploits through the first half of the 20th century, from her troublemaking days as the middle child of complicated parents to her successes as publisher of the Pulitzer Prize winning Newsday"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PATTERSON, ALICIA ARL

Krensky, Stephen

Summary: Discover the inspiring story of Leonardo da Vinci, the artist, inventor, and engineer of the Italian Renaissance.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: DK Publishing 2020

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Stewart, Patrick

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: From his acclaimed stage triumphs to his legendary onscreen work in the Star Trek and X-Men franchises, Sir Patrick Stewart has captivated audiences around the world and across multiple generations with his indelible command of stage and screen. Now, he presents his long-awaited memoir, Making It So, a revealing portrait of an artist whose astonishing life, from his humble beginnings in...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Audio 2023

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CDA 921 STE

Morgan, Ellen

Summary: "Presents young readers with a biography that covers what is known historically about Jesus and places in his life in the context of his world when Jerusalem was part of the Roman Empire. Also explains the early origins of Christianity and how it became a major religion"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC 2015

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1 available in JT Non-Fiction, Call number: JT People Who Jesus

Perkins, Nichole

Summary: "Pop culture is the Pandora's Box of our lives. Racism, wealth, poverty, beauty, inclusion, exclusion, and hope -- all of these intractable and unavoidable features course through the media we consume. Examining pop culture's impact on her life, Nichole Perkins takes readers on a rollicking trip through the last twenty years of music, media and the internet from the perspective of one southern...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PERKINS, NICHOLE PER

Roberts, Steven V.

Summary: Cokie Roberts' husband Steve Roberts reflects not only on her many accomplishments, but on how she lived each day with a devotion to helping others. For Steve, Cokie's private life was as significant and inspirational as her public one. Her commitment to celebrating and supporting other women was evident in everything she did, and her generosity and passion drove her personal and professional...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ROBERTS, COKIE ROB

Ephron, Delia

Summary: After Delia Ephron channeled her frustration with Verizon into a New York Times op ed, she got an email from a man she dated briefly in college. He soon flew to see her. They were crazily in love. What could go wrong? Acute myeloid leukemia, which also took her beloved older sister, struck her three months into this new blissful life.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 EPHRON, DELIA EPH

Sanders, Ed.

Summary: "In 1971, Ed Sanders published The Family, his insider's account of the Manson family murders; it was an immediate sensation. Using the same investigative skills and insider contacts that informed his counterculture classic, Sanders delivers the definitive account of the brief and tragic life of Sharon Tate. The biography takes a close look at Tate's life-from her itinerant childhood and early...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Da Capo Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 TATE, SHARON SAN

Lake, Theia

Summary: "Martin Luther King Jr.'s work in the civil rights movement transformed American and world history. In this educational text, readers will come to understand the significance of King's leadership and his lasting legacy. Historical photographs bring the information to life and sidebars feature interesting information, which adds dimension to the text. An informative timeline highlights key...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PowerKids Press 2024

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 KIN

Lawless, Wendy.

Summary: "Wendy Lawless' stunning memoir of resilience in the face of an unstable alcoholic and suicidal mother"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LAWLESS, WENDY LAW

Slahi, Mohamedou Ould.

Summary: "This is the first and only diary written by a still-imprisoned Guantánamo detainee. Since 2002, Mohamedou Slahi has been imprisoned at the detainee camp at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. In all these years, the United States has never charged him with a crime. Although he was ordered released by a federal judge, the U.S. government fought that decision, and there is no sign that the United States plans...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 365 SLA

Tobin, James

Summary: "With a searching new analysis of primary sources, NBCC award winner James Tobin reveals how FDR's fight against polio transformed him from a callow aristocrat into the energetic, determined statesman who would rally the nation in the Great Depression and lead it through World War II. When polio paralyzed Franklin Roosevelt at thirty-nine, people wept to think that the young man of golden...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN D TOB

Coyne, Kate

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "Hilarious essays about awkward run-ins with celebrities, the nature of celebrity, and what it says about our culture, by the Executive Editor of People Magazine. --Provided by the publisher"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 COYNE, KATE COY

Forsyth, Frederick

Summary: "From Frederick Forsyth, the grand master of international suspense, comes his most intriguing story ever--his own"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 FORSYTH, FREDERICK FOR

Friedman, Rachelle

Summary: "Just weeks before her wedding, four of Rachelle Friedman's friends threw her a bachelorette party. At the end of a perfect evening of dancing and celebration, they decided to take a moonlight swim. One of her friends playfully pushed her into the water.two feet too far from the deep end. That chilling moment changed their lives forever. Rachelle broke her neck and was paralyzed from the chest...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Globe Pequot Pr 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 FRIEDMAN, RACHELLE FRI

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Bio Friedman

Pentland, Jenny

Summary: Jenny Pentland's childhood was a literal sitcom. Many of the storylines for her mother's smash hit series, Roseanne, were drawn from Pentland's early family life in working-class Denver. By adolescence, Jenny struggled with anxiety and eating issues, and she and her siblings were sent on a tour of the self-help movement of the '80s. In this memoir, Pentland reveals what it's like to grow up as...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 921 PENTLAND, JENNY PEN

Wood, Michael

Summary: Michael Wood, one of our most versatile critics, has given us a compact study of Hitchcock that deftly melds biography and criticism. He gives us the life, from a provincial suburb of London to the most posh precincts of Los Angeles, and a fabled career that began as a designer of title cards in the silent film era. He reads the films as visual texts, studying their plots to tease out their...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Harvest/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HITCHCOCK, ALFRED WOO

Shapiro, Kitt

Summary: In this unique combination of memoir and cultural history, we come to know one of the greatest stars the world has ever seen--Eartha Kitt--as revealed by the person who knew her best: her daughter.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2021

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