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Real People, Real Stories

Fri, 01/08/2021 - 8:53am -- SEgan

If you have shied away from biographies, autobiographies and memoirs for fear of them being too dry, we sympathize. It is a genre that is tough to measure up to thrills of reading a chilling thriller or mystery or even a historical fiction (or science fiction/ fantasy) that can carry you away to a different world. But biographies, autobiographies and memoirs can bring history to life and tell a story that is both compelling and dynamic.

Interested in checking out  other biographies, autobiographies and memoirs? Check out our What's New in Autobiographies, Biographies, & Memoirs booklist and be sure to check out the rest of our Staff Curated Book Lists.

Bright Precious Thing by Gail Caldwell

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Let's Take the Long Way Home comes a moving memoir about how the women's movement revolutionized and saved her life, from the 1960s to the #MeToo era.
 

The Second Life of Tiger Woods by Michael Bamberger

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An intimate and extraordinary comeback story, in which the iconic golfer—his game, body, and life in shambles—makes not only a triumphant return to the winner’s circle but discovers along the way more widespread love and admiration than he had ever known before.

The Luckiest Man: Life with John McCain by Mark Salter

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A deeply personal and candid remembrance of the late Senator John McCain from one of his closed and most trusted confidants, friends, and political advisors.

Chasing the Light by Oliver Stone

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An intimate memoir by the controversial and outspoken Oscar-winning director and screenwriter about his complicated New York childhood, volunteering for combat, and his struggles and triumphs making such films as Platoon, Midnight Express, and Scarface.

Austen Years: A Memoir in Five Novels by Rachel Cohen

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A deeply felt and sensitive examination of a writer's relationship to reading, and to her own family, winding together memoir, criticism, and biographical and historical material about Austen herself.

My Life as a Villainess by Laura Lippman

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A collection of essays exploring motherhood as an older mom, Lippman's life as a reader, her relationships with her parents, friendship, and other topics that will resonate with a large audience. Her voice is wry and relatable, her takes often surprising.

This list compiled by Reference Staff at Barrington Public Library. Please contact us at 401-247-1920 x2 with any questions or if you would like help placing a hold on one of these titles.

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