This month, we’re focusing on the biography section of the library. Among the 100 featured titles include the critically acclaimed works of Joan Didion, Robert A. Caro, and Ron Chernow, the engaging travelogues of Frances Mayes and Cheryl Strayed, Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel memoirs, and the evocative stories of performance artist Marina Abramovic and country […]
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An unforgettable memoir in the tradition of The Glass Castle about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for […]
A Year by the Sea is a feature film based on the entrancing memoir of the same name by Joan Anderson about how one woman’s journey of self-discovery gave her the courage to persevere in re-creating her life. Starring Karen Allen, Yannick Bisson, S. Epatha Merkerson, Michael Cristofer, and Celia Imrie, the film hits theaters everywhere on September 22nd. […]
From a memoir by a young teacher about her life-changing friendship with a student to an in-depth look at our public school system by a MacArthur award–winning educator, these books about education are essential, eye-opening reads for your community. Click for More Books About Education.
We’ve rounded up the hottest biographies, memoirs, and ruminations on some of music’s biggest names, from Jay-Z to David Bowie. Click to Rock Out with More Books.
From the beloved Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor and star of Transparent and Arrested Development, a collection of humorous, autobiographical essays. It’s rare that an actor embodies even one memorable character over the arc of a career. Jeffrey Tambor has managed to create three, beginning with Hank “Hey Now!” Kingsley on The Larry Sanders Show, […]