Category: Autobiography


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Quench the Lamp

By: Alice Taylor

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Brandon: April 1999

Seller ID: 16907

ISBN: 0863221122

Condition: Used - Good

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Goodbye Is Not Forever

By: Amy George, Al Janssen

Price: $8.75

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers: December 1994

Seller ID: 121427

ISBN: 1565072952

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Little Amy never knew her father. One dark night, when she was only a baby, the Soviet secret police forcefully arrested Amy's father...and condemned him to the frigid wastelands of Siberia.Then as World War II began, the armies of the Third Reich invaded her small Russian village. Amy, a tender seven-year-old child, was taken by cattle car to a slave labor camp and witnessed firsthand the horrors of Hitler's Germany.As the war ends, Amy and her mother make a daring escape, with execution the likely verdict if they are captured. Over the years Amy wondered about her father. Was he sti... View more info

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The Diary of Anais Nin, Vol. 2: 1934-1939

By: Anais Nin

Price: $4.00

Publisher: The Swallow Press : Harcourt, Brace & World: March 1970

Seller ID: 97168

ISBN: 0156260263

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Beginning with Nin's arrival in New York, this volume is filled with the stories of her analytical patients. There is a shift in emphasis also as Nin becomes aware of the inevitable choice facing the artist in the modern world. "Sensitive and frank... Nin's] diary is a dialogue between flesh and spirit" (Newsweek). Edited and with a Preface by Gunther Stuhlmann; Index. View more info

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An Easy Burden: The Civil Rights Movement and the Transformation of America

By: Andrew Young

Price: $11.00

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers: November 1996

Seller ID: 17159

ISBN: 0060173629

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City Room

By: Arthur Gelb

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Putnam Adult: October 2003

Seller ID: 17376

ISBN: 0399150757

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When Arthur Gelb joined"The New York Times" in 1944, manual typewriters, green eyeshades, spittoons, floors littered with cigarette butts, and two bookies were what he found in the city room. Gelb was twenty, his position the lowliest-night copy boy. When he retired forty-five years later, he was managing editor. On his way to the top, he exposed crooked cops and politicians; mentored a generation of our most talented journalists; was the first to praise such yet undiscovered talents as Woody Allen and Barbra Streisand; and brought Joe Papp public recognition. As metropolitan editor, Gelb... View more info

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Dry: A Memoir

By: Augusten Burroughs

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Picador: April 2004

Seller ID: 74521

ISBN: 0312423799

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From the bestselling author of" Running with Scissors" comes "Dry"--the hilarious, moving, and no less bizarre account of what happened next. You may not know it, but you've met Augusten Burroughs. You've seen him on the street, in bars, on the subway, at restaurants: a twenty-something guy, nice suit, works in advertising. Regular. Ordinary. But when the ordinary person had to drinks, Augusten was circling the drain by having twelve; when the ordinary person went home at midnight, Augusten never went home at all. Loud, distracting ties, automated wake-up calls, and cologne on the tongue c... View more info

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Running with Scissors: A Memoir

By: Augusten Burroughs

Price: $4.00

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks: August 2006

Seller ID: 16912

ISBN: 0312938853

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RUNNING WITH SCISSORS is the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her unorthodox psychiatrist who bore a striking resemblance to Santa Claus. So at the age of twelve, Burroughs found himself amidst Victorian squalor living with the doctor's bizarre family, and befriending a pedophile who resided in the backyard shed. The story of an outlaw childhood where rules were unheard of, and the Christmas tree stayed up all year-round, where Valium was consumed like candy, and if things got dull, an electroshock therapy machine could provi... View more info

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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

By: Benjamin Franklin

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Barnes and Noble Books: January 1994

Seller ID: 65785

ISBN: 0760711755

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First Person Plural: My Life as a Multiple

By: Cameron Ph.d.West

Price: $3.75

Publisher: Hyperion: November 1999

Seller ID: 89703

ISBN: 0786889780

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In "First Person Plural, " Cameron West struggles desperately to hang on to his family, his life, and the thin thread of reality that connects him to the world. When several of his "alter" personalities begin to emerge, their secrets threaten to crumble the walls of West's mind -- walls he unconsciously erected when he was subjected to devastating childhood sexual abuse. View more info

My Autobiography

By: Charles Chaplin

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Fireside: February 1978

Seller ID: 117377

ISBN: 0671242822

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If They Only Knew

By: Chyna, Michael Angeli

Price: $10.00

Publisher: ReganBooks: February 2001

Seller ID: 17146

ISBN: 0060393297

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Part feminist, part superhero, Chyna has blazed a trail where no woman had gone before. She has gained the respect of the men inside the World Wrestling Federation, and the world at large. She was the first woman to wear the Intercontinental Championship belt, yet these were not her most significant battles.She has battled her entire life: against a controlling mother; against a scheming father; and against a world with a predetermined view of what beauty and success should be. She has battled and won her entire life.If they only knew offers a rare glimpse behind the scenes of the Wor... View more info

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It's All About Him: Finding the Love of My Life

By: Denise Jackson

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Thomas Nelson: July 2007

Seller ID: 106818

ISBN: 0785227768

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Alan and Denise Jackson's life seemed like a fairy tale: high school sweethearts marry young and leave small-town Georgia to pursue big dreams in Music City. They pay their dues, work hard, weather deep disappointments. Then their dreams come true. In fairy tales, the Jacksons' material success―plus their "perfect" marriage, their three beautiful daughters, and their supportive families―would have signaled a happily-ever-after ending. But real life is different from fairy tales. At the pinnacle of their success, the Jacksons separated. For Alan, musical renown fame, a... View more info

For the Record: From Wall Street to Washington

By: Donald T. Regan

Price: $2.50

Publisher: St. Martin's Press: January 1989

Seller ID: 25519

ISBN: 0312915187

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Olive Season B

By: Drinkwater C

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Abacus: March 2003

Seller ID: 16909

ISBN: 0349115494

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A Backward Glance: An Autobiography

By: Edith Wharton

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: July 1998

Seller ID: 106875

ISBN: 0684847558

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"A Backward Glance" is Edith Wharton's vivid account of both her public and her private life. With richness and delicacy, it describes the sophisticated New York society in which Wharton spent her youth, and chronicles her travels throughout Europe and her literary success as an adult. Beautifully depicted are her friendships with many of the most celebrated artists and writers of her day, including her close friend Henry James. In his introduction to this edition, Louis Auchincloss calls the writing in "A Backward Glance" "as firm and crisp and lucid as in the best of her novels." It is ... View more info

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Night (Oprah's Book Club)

By: Elie Wiesel

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Hill and Wang: January 2006

Seller ID: 78469

ISBN: 0374500010

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A New Translation From The French By Marion Wiesel "Night" is Elie Wiesel's masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. This new translation by Marion Wiesel, Elie's wife and frequent translator, presents this seminal memoir in the language and spirit truest to the author's original intent. And in a substantive new preface, Elie reflects on the enduring importance of Night and his lifelong, passionate dedication to ensuring that the world never forgets man's capacity for inhumanity to man. """Night... View more info

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A Life of Her Own: The Transformation of a Countrywoman in 20th-Century France

By: Emilie Carles, Robert Destanque

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Penguin Books: June 1992

Seller ID: 104604

ISBN: 0140169652

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First published in France in 1977, this autobiography vivifies the captivating Carles from her peasant origins in a tiny Alpine village through her work as a teacher, farmer, mother, feminist and political activist. View more info

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Lost in Translation : A Life in a New Language


Price: $5.50

Publisher: Penguin Group USA Inc: February 1990

Seller ID: 49242

ISBN: 0140127739

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Rebel with a Cause

By: Franklin Graham

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Nelson Books: June 1997

Seller ID: 49996

ISBN: 0785271708

Condition: Used - Good

In his autobiography, Franklin Graham tells his story of how God has taken his life and turned it into His Glory. Elizabeth Dole says, "Franklin has provided a very thoughtful and provocative account of how a young man develops and matures in his faith as the son of one of the world's most respected and admired spiritual leaders." View more info

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Telling Secrets

By: Frederick Buechner

Price: $6.00

Publisher: HarperSanFrancisco: October 1992

Seller ID: 60756

ISBN: 0060609362

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Filled with hundreds of specific examples and organized into a coherent framework of practical concepts that can be applied by managers and entrepreneurs at all levels, Built to Last provides a master blueprint for building organizations that will prosper in the 21st century and beyond. In Good to Great, the most widely anticipated management book of the year, Jim Collins presents nothing less than a recipe book on how to make a good company great. Following the success of his international blockbuster Built to Last, where he and co-author Jerry Porras discovered the secrets of companies that ... View more info