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Listening Is an Act of Love: A Celebration of American Life from the StoryCorps Project

By: Isay, Dave

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics): October 2008

Seller ID: 18168


As heard on NPR?a wondrous nationwide celebration of our shared humanity StoryCorps founder and legendary radio producer Dave Isay selects the most memorable stories from StoryCorps? collection, creating a moving portrait of American life. The voices here connect us to real people and their lives?to their experiences of profound joy, sadness, courage, and despair, to good times and hard times, to good deeds and misdeeds. To read this book is to be reminded of h... View more info

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Revelations: Diaries of Women

By: Moffat, Mary J.

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Vintage: June 1975

Seller ID: 33508


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TALES FROM A BROAD: AN UNRELIABLE MEMOIR.

By: N/A

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Bantam: January 2004

Seller ID: 44790


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The Mistress's Daughter

By: A. M. Homes

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics): March 2008

Seller ID: 49241


The acclaimed writer A. M. Homes was given up for adoption before she was born. Her biological mother was a twenty-two-year-old single woman who was having an affair with a much older married man with a family of his own. "The Mistress's Daughter" is the ruthlessly honest account of what happened when, thirty years later, her birth parents came looking for her. Homes relates how they initially made contact and what happened afterwards, and digs through the family history... View more info

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Paris to the Moon

By: Adam Gopnik

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks: September 2001

Seller ID: 24928


Paris. The name alone conjures images of chestnut-lined boulevards, sidewalk cafes, breathtaking facades around every corner--in short, an exquisite romanticism that has captured the American imagination for as long as there have been Americans. In 1995, Adam Gopnik, his wife, and their infant son left the familiar comforts and hassles of New York City for the urbane glamour of the City of Light. Gopnik is a longtime "New Yorker" writer, and the magazine has sent its... View more info

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Falling Leaves: The Memoir of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter

By: Adeline Yen Mah

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Broadway: May 1999

Seller ID: 65828


Born in 1937 in a port city a thousand miles north of Shanghai, Adeline Yen Mah was the youngest child of an affluent Chinese family who enjoyed rare privileges during a time of political and cultural upheaval. But wealth and position could not shield Adeline from a childhood of appalling emotional abuse at the hands of a cruel and manipulative Eurasian stepmother. Determined to survive through her enduring faith in family unity, Adeline struggled for independence as she... View more info

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Falling Leaves: The Memoir of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter

By: Adeline Yen Mah

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Broadway: May 1999

Seller ID: 67911


Born in 1937 in a port city a thousand miles north of Shanghai, Adeline Yen Mah was the youngest child of an affluent Chinese family who enjoyed rare privileges during a time of political and cultural upheaval. But wealth and position could not shield Adeline from a childhood of appalling emotional abuse at the hands of a cruel and manipulative Eurasian stepmother. Determined to survive through her enduring faith in family unity, Adeline struggled for independence as she... View more info

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Miracle of St. Anthony : A Season With Coach Bob Hurley And Basketballs Most Improbable Dynasty

By: ADRIAN WOJNAROWSKI

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Putnam Pub Group: January 2006

Seller ID: 27137


In a city mired in endless decay, where the youth suffer through all the horrors of urban blight, hope comes in a most unassuming form: a tiny brick schoolhouse run by two Felician nuns where a singular basketball genius takes teenagers from the mean streets of Jersey City and turns them into champions on the hardcourt. Coach Bob Hurley had been working miracles at St. Anthony High School for over thirty years, winning state and national championships and offering his pl... View more info

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King of the Road: True Tales from a Legendary Ice Road Trucker

By: Alex Debogorski

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Wiley: October 2010

Seller ID: 94184


Inside one of the world's most dangerous jobs with the star of History's top-rated reality show, "Ice Road Truckers"The highest-rated reality show ever to hit the History channel, "Ice Road Truckers" follows the heart-pounding adventures of the tough-as-nails truckers who risk peril every day to deliver goods and supplies in Alaska and across Canada's frozen north. Alex shares tales of his adventures-and misadventures-in the north, and explain, in his own entertaining... View more info

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Ali in Wonderland: And Other Tall Tales

By: Ali Wentworth

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Harper Paperbacks: January 2013

Seller ID: 116029


An acclaimed comedic actress and writer, former Oprah regular, wife of political and media star George Stephanopoulos, and a mother who lets her two girls eat cotton candy before bed, Ali Wentworth rebelled against her blue-blood upbringing, embracing Hollywood, motorcycles, even a few wildly inappropriate marriage proposals. In Ali in Wonderland, she takes us through the looking glass: from a childhood among Washington's elite and a stint in a New England prep school... View more info

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Lucky: A Memoir

By: Alice Sebold

Price: $6.25

Publisher: Back Bay Books: September 2002

Seller ID: 74531


In a memoir hailed for its searing candor and wit, Alice Sebold reveals how her life was utterly transformed when, as an eighteen-year-old college freshman, she was brutally raped and beaten in a park near campus. What propels this chronicle of her recovery is Sebold's indomitable spirit-as she struggles for understanding ("After telling the hard facts to anyone, from lover to friend, I have changed in their eyes"); as her dazed family and friends sometimes bungle their ... View more info

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Without Reservations: The Travels of an Independent Woman

By: Alice Steinbach

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks: March 2002

Seller ID: 82571


"In many ways, I was an independent woman," writes Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Alice Steinbach. "For years I'd made my own choices, paid my own bills, shoveled my own snow." But somehow she had become dependent in quite another way. "I had fallen into the habit of defining myself in terms of who I was to other people and what they expected of me." But who was she away from the people and things that defined her? In this exquisite book, Steinbach searches for the an... View more info

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The Village

By: Alice Taylor

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Brandon Books: December 1998

Seller ID: 16892


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Name All the Animals: A Memoir

By: Alison Smith

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Scribner: February 2005

Seller ID: 12551


A luminous, true story, "Name All the Animals" is an unparalleled account of grief and secret love: the tale of a family clinging to the memory of a lost child, and of a young woman struggling to define herself in the wake of his loss. As children, siblings Alison and Roy Smith were so close that their mother called them by one name, Alroy. But when Alison was fifteen, she woke one day to learn that Roy, eighteen, was dead. Heartbreaking but hopeful, this extraordin... View more info

Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father

By: Alysia Abbott

Price: $8.00

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company: June 2014

Seller ID: 99318


After his wife dies in a car accident, bisexual writer and activist Steve Abbott moves with his two-year-old daughter to San Francisco. There they discover a city in the midst of revolution, bustling with gay men in search of liberation--few of whom are raising a child. Steve throws himself into San Francisco's vibrant cultural scene. He takes Alysia to raucous parties, pushes her in front of the microphone at poetry readings, and introduces her to a world of artists,... View more info

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If I Knew Then . . .

By: Amy Fisher

Price: $8.00

Publisher: iUniverse, Inc.: September 2004

Seller ID: 107679


One of the most recognized names in America, Amy Fisher--now thirty and a happily married mother and award-winning journalist--finally tells the true story in her own words and includes many never-before-seen photographs. Amy writes candidly of her childhood, her relationship with Joey Buttafuoco, the shooting, life in prison, parole, and how she has pieced her life back together again. It's both a chilling cautionary tale and an intensely personal and truly inspiration... View more info

The Pharmacist's Mate

By: Amy Fusselman

Price: $5.50

Publisher: Penguin Books: November 2002

Seller ID: 112895


Named "It" Discovery Writer of the Year by "Entertainment Weekly," Amy Fusselman took readers and critics alike by storm when McSweeney's published this powerful little book. In The Pharmacist's Mate, she writes of her father's death and her own attempts to become pregnant, weaving in excerpts from her father's World War II journal-written while he was a pharmacist's mate on the Liberty ship George E. Pickett. Fusselman creates a work both startlingly real and deeply fun... View more info

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The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life

By: Amy Tan

Price: $7.75

Publisher: Penguin Books: September 2004

Seller ID: 110264


Amy Tan has touched millions of readers with haunting and sympathetic novels of cultural complexity and profound empathy. With the same spirit and humor that characterize her acclaimed novels, she now shares her insight into her own life and how she escaped the curses of her past to make a future of her own. She takes us on a journey from her childhood of tragedy and comedy to the present day and her arrival as one of the world's best-loved novelists. Whether recalling a... View more info

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Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival

By: Anderson Cooper

Price: $10.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: May 2006

Seller ID: 17401


Few people have witnessed more scenes of chaos and conflict around the world than Anderson Cooper, whose groundbreaking coverage on CNN has changed the way we watch the news. In this gripping, candid, and remarkably powerful memoir, he offers an unstinting, up-close view of the most harrowing crises of our time, and the profound impact they have had on his life. After growing up on Manhattan's Upper East Side, Cooper felt a magnetic pull toward the unknown, an att... View more info

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Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival

By: Anderson Cooper

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Harper Paperbacks: May 2007

Seller ID: 71172


Few people have witnessed more scenes of chaos and conflict around the world than Anderson Cooper, whose groundbreaking coverage on CNN has changed the way we watch the news. In this gripping, candid, and remarkably powerful memoir, he offers an unstinting, up-close view of the most harrowing crises of our time, and the profound impact they have had on his life.After growing up on Manhattan's Upper East Side, Cooper felt a magnetic pull toward the unknown, an attra... View more info