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Washington, Kerry

Summary: In this profoundly moving and beautifully written memoir, the award-winning actor and activist provides an intimate view into both her public and private worlds as she chronicles her life's journey thus far, sharing how she discovered her truest self and, with it, a deeper sense of belonging.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown Spark 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WASHINGTON, KERRY WAS

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

Butler, Blake

3 holds on 1 copy

Summary: "Blake Butler and Molly Brodak instantly connected, fell in love, married and built a life together. Both writers with deep roots in contemporary American literature, their union was an iconic joining of forces between two major and beloved talents. Nearly three years into their marriage, grappling with mental illness and a lifetime of trauma, Molly took her own life. In the days and weeks...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Archway Editions 2023

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Schneider, Amy

Summary: "An inspirational and bold memoir from the most successful woman ever to compete on Jeopardy!--and an exploration of what it means to ask questions of the world and of yourself. ANSWER: Who Is Amy Schneider? In eighth grade, Amy was voted "Most likely to appear on Jeopardy!" by her classmates. Decades later, this trailblazer finally got her chance. Not only did she walk away with $1.3 million...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Avid Reader Press 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SCHNEIDER, AMY SCH

Stewart, Patrick

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 STEWART, PATRICK STE

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

McPhee, Martha

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "A long-awaited memoir from an award-winning novelist--a candid, riveting account of her complicated, bohemian childhood and her return home to care for her ailing mother. In March 2020, Martha McPhee, her husband, and their two almost-grown children set out for her childhood home in New Jersey, where she finds herself grappling simultaneously with a mother slipping into severe dementia and a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc. 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MCPHEE, MARTHA MCP

Myer, Sarah

Summary: "Sarah has always struggled to fit in. Born in South Korea and adopted at birth by a white couple, she grows up in a rural community with few Asian neighbors. People whisper in the supermarket. Classmates bully her. She has trouble containing her anger in these moments--but through it all, she has her art. She's always been a compulsive drawer, and when she discovers anime, her hobby becomes an...

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Publisher / Publication Date: First Second 2023

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Vellekoop, Maurice

Summary: "Meet little Maurice Vellekoop, the youngest of five children raised by Dutch immigrants in the 1970s in a middle class suburb of Toronto. He loves watching Cher and Carol Burnett on TV, making clothes for his best friend's Barbie dolls, and helping his mum with her hair salon which she runs out of the basement of the house. In short: he is really, really gay. Which is a huge problem, because...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2024

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 921 VELLEKOOP, MAURICE VEL

Lari, Zahra

Summary: "After watching an ice-skating movie, young Zahra sets her mind to learn how to ice skate even though her family and friends doubt her abilities. After all, she's too old to learn, the rink is too cold, and figure skaters don't look like her... not yet at least! Illustrated with Sara Alfageeh's energetic lines and colors that pop right off the page, we follow Zahra's story as she glides across...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Orchard Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2024

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE LAR

King, Coretta Scott

Summary: This picture book adaptation of her critically acclaimed adult memoir paints a vivid portrait of the wife of Martin Luther King, Jr. and a singular 20th-century American civil and human rights activist who fought for justice against all odds, becoming an unforgettable champion of social change.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Godwin Books, Henry Holt and Company 2024

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

McCrae, Shane

Summary: "An unforgettable memoir by an award-winning poet about being kidnapped from his Black father and raised by his white supremacist grandparents. When Shane McCrae was three years old, his grandparents kidnapped him and took him to suburban Texas. His mom was white and his dad was Black, and to hide his Blackness from him, his maternal grandparents stole him from his father. In the years that...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MCCRAE, SHANE MCC

Winkler, Henry

Summary: "From Emmy-award winning actor, author, comedian, producer, and director Henry Winkler, a deeply thoughtful memoir of the lifelong effects of stardom and the struggle to become whole. Henry Winkler, launched into prominence as "The Fonz" in the beloved Happy Days, has transcended the role that made him who he is. Brilliant, funny, and widely-regarded as the nicest man in Hollywood (though he...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Celadon Books 2023

Copies Available at East Bay

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

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WINKLER, HENRY WIN

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B WINKLER WIN

Hanna, Kathleen

3 holds on 1 copy

Summary: "An electric, searing memoir by the original rebel girl and legendary front woman of Bikini Kill and Le Tigre. Hey girlfriend I got a proposition, goes something like this: Dare ya to do what you want. Kathleen Hanna's rallying cry to feminists echoed far and wide through the punk scene of the '90s and beyond. Her band Bikini Kill embodies this iconic time, and today her personal yet feminist...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco 2024

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Stamos, John

Summary: "If you would have told a young John Stamos flipping burgers at his dad's fast-food joint that one day he'd be a household name and that, at the height of his success, he'd be living alone, divorced, with no kids, high on a cocktail of forgetting, he might've asked, "You want fries with that?" John burst onto the scene in General Hospital, propelling him into the teen idol stratosphere, a place...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2023

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Adams, Scott

Summary: Dilbert creator Scott Adams offers his most personal book ever--a funny memoir of his many failures and what they eventually taught him about success. How do you go from hapless office worker to world-famous cartoonist and bestselling author in just a few years? No career guide can answer that, and not even Scott Adams (who actually did it) can give you a road map that works for everyone. But...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scott Adams, Inc. 2023

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Blake, Melissa

Summary: In the summer of 2019, journalist Melissa Blake penned an op-ed for CNN Opinion. A conservative pundit caught wind of it, mentioning Blake's work in a YouTube video. What happened next is equal parts a searing view into society, how we collectively view and treat disabled people, and the making of an advocate. After a troll said that Blake should be banned from posting pictures of herself, she...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Go 2024

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 362.4092 BLA

Gold, Gracie

Summary: "In this explosive tell-all memoir, an Olympic figure skater reveals her battle to survive mental illness, eating disorders, and the self-destructive voice inside that she calls "outofshapeworthlessloser." When Gracie Gold stepped onto center stage (or ice, rather) as America's sweetheart at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, she instantly became the face of America's most beloved winter sport....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2024

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Grinnan, Edward

Summary: "Enjoy the NEW inspirational memoir from Edward Grinnan, Guideposts’ Editor-in-Chief, as he reveals his deeply personal - and hopeful - journey of faith through his mother’s Alzheimer’s and his own fear of getting the disease. A blessing and encouraging read for anyone facing trials. Edward understands the fear and panic of memory loss and Alzheimer’s all too well. He watched Alzheimer’s take...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Guideposts 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GRINNAN, EDWARD GRI

Jones, Leslie

Summary: A candid memoir filled with vivid anecdotes: Growing up in the South, navigating stand-up comedy's challenging early days, brushes with celebrities like Chris Rock and Whoopi Goldberg, and insights on Ghostbusters, Supermarket Sweep, The Daily Show. Revealing struggles as a tall Black woman in comedy.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2023

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Kingston, Genevieve

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Genevieve (Gwen) Kingston's mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer when Gwen was just three years old. Defying the odds, she lived another eight years, during which time she filled a chest with gifts and letters to Gwen and her brother, Jamie, for every major milestone and birthday through age thirty. The day Gwen got her driver's license. The day she graduated from high school. Gwen is now...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Marysue Rucci Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, LLC 2024

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McLaughlin, Sydney

Summary: The two-time Olympic gold medalist shares her life story and how she overcame her pursuit of perfection and people-pleasing through her deep Christian faith while offering readers guidance on pushing past perceived limits and overcoming challenges.

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Publisher / Publication Date: W Publishing Group, an imprint of Thomas Nelson 2024

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Means, Brittany

Summary: "I can't write a story about myself as the sad, quiet child of two drug addicts. That's not how it was, even when it was. To me, sleeping in the car was normal. Better, it was comfy and fun. I loved my bed made of clothes inside a trash bag that I sank into slowly like Uncle Fester from the Addams Family movie... I loved the motels and their swimming pools and trashy daytime TV channels......

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Publisher / Publication Date: Zibby Books LLC 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MEANS, BRITTANY MEA

Mendez, Jonna

5 holds on 2 copies

Summary: "Jonna Hiestand Mendez began her CIA career as a "contract wife," a second-class citizen who was hired as a convenience to her husband, a young officer stationed in Switzerland. She needed his permission to open a bank account or shut off the gas to her apartment, and she performed menial duties for the CIA. Despite battling sexism at all levels of the agency, Mendez's talent for espionage was...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Public Affairs 2024

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Nguon, Chantha

2 holds on 1 copy

Summary: "Chantha Nguon recounts her life as a Cambodia refugee who lost everything and everyone--her house, her country, her parents, her siblings, her friends--everything but the memories of her mother's kitchen, the tastes and aromas of the foods her mother made before the dictator Pol Pot tore her country apart"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2024

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Raboteau, Emily

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "A powerfully moving meditation on race, climate, environmental justice--and what it takes to find shelter"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2024

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 RABOTEAU, EMILY RAB

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