Biography

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WHY THEY STAY: SEX SCANDALS, DEALS AND HIDDEN AGENDAS OF NINE POLITICAL WIVES

Rating: 4
Politics from a fresh angle, WHY THEY STAY offers a slightly cynical yet deeply affecting take on nine powerful relationships, examining philandering husbands and the fallout from their actions in largely US politics.
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#eSociety: In the Digital Age, No One Should Be Left Behind

Rating: 4
Part memoir, part clarion call, #eSociety makes an impressive argument for how to democratize the tech industry for all classes.
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APPOINTMENT WITH YESTERDAY: A Novel in Four Parts

Rating: 4
In this fictionalized memoir based on the author's life, young Yanni Sitakos grows up on the Greek island of Erytha, raised by his grandparents and surrounded by an eclectic extended family.
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MADAME BEY’S: HOME TO BOXING LEGENDS

Rating: 3.9
An in-depth look at an unheralded female boxing trainer, and the cast of characters that defined her.
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A means to coping with sexual abuse by rejecting touch in: HUNGRY FOR TOUCH

Rating: 5
With the help of an unconventional psychiatrist, a woman struggles to recover from childhood sexual abuse.
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A Nigerian-born American woman shares lessons learned from her struggles in: COURAGE TO PERSEVERE

Rating: 3.5
A Nigerian-born American woman tells her life story and offers advice based on her struggles and success.
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Finding a positive way through the compulsions in: LIFE IN A WHIRLWIND OF NUMBERS 2ND EDITION 26 YEARS OF OCD

Rating: 3.5
Dahlberg’s autobiography tells of his battle with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, also known as OCD, a debilitative mental condition that, unchecked, can destroy an individual’s life.
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A husband pens a loving biography of his wife in: CANDLELIGHT IN A STORM – BORN TO BE A BERLINER

Rating: 4
In a time of war, chaos, and oppression, a gutsy young girl learns to survive, in this international saga penned by an admiring husband.
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PEACE BEHIND THE WIRE: A NONVIOLENT RESOLUTION

Rating: 3.5
PEACE BEHIND THE WIRE: A NONVIOLENT RESOLUTION is the story of a revolutionary peace program which achieved success in some of the most violent prison populations in the nation.
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With energy and drive, a young man repeatedly recreates himself in: BURN ZONES

Rating: 4
A driven and thoughtful young man finds success, failure, and life lessons in careers ranging from paper route to record industry executive to bicycling champion to real estate mogul.
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Rowdy

Rating: 4.5
At first glance, ROWDY seems to be a book about the rebuilding of a NY40 Class racing yacht. However, it is actually three books: the recounting of how the boat was discovered and restored, the World War I diary of Rowdy’s first owner and finally, a description of upper class New York society between the wars.
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THE WILD ONES tells the story of one woman’s quest to save the wild mustangs of Nevada

Rating: 5
A secretary turned animal activist paves the way to protect the wild mustangs of Nevada from cruel and inhumane capture.
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Diving for Pearls: A Thinking Journey with Hannah Arendt

Rating: 5
DIVING FOR PEARLS is, in effect, a dual biography of Kathleen Jones and Hannah Arendt, a journey in which Jones explores Arendt's life and works for insight into her own life and the human condition in general.
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Dolly Vardon

Rating: 3
This is the life story of Dolly Vardon, born as an illegitimate child to a Victorian cook, boarded out with a woman she called "Mums" Dodd for most of her childhood, and essentially sold as a teenage sex slave to Harry Sidney Nichols, a bookseller with a pornography obsession and a foot fetish.
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The Improbable Return Of Coco Chanel

Rating: 2
Richard Parker has quite a tale to tell about his months working as Coco Chanel’s assistant during the design and construction of the Chanel Perfume Showroom in New York.
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Pulling Taffy

Rating: 3
Pulling Taffy tells the story of Tinky Weisblat’s relationship with her mother, who is in the last year of her life due to the encroaching onslaught of Alzheimer’s.
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The Forger's Apprentice

Rating: 3
Having failed to create much of a stir in the art world working under his own name, painter Elmyr de Hory carved out a niche as someone who could produce convincing forgeries.
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The Burly Man

Rating: 4
Zachary Lewis, a.k.a “The Burly Man”, writes an insightful and intimate biographical journal disclosing his struggle with Polymyositis, a rare and painful autoimmune disorder.
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Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project

Rating: 5
Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project is the true story of three young woman who, despite their own personal tragedies, get together to do a high school history project, only to stumble upon an unexpected shared passion for finding the truth.
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The Burly Man

Rating: 4
Zachary Lewis, aka “The Burly Man”, writes an insightful and intimate biographical journal disclosing his struggle from his very first symptom until the definite diagnosis of Polymyositis, a rare and painful autoimmune disorder.
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Unvanquished: Joseph Pilsudski, Resurrected Poland, and the Struggle for Eastern Europe

Rating: 5
"Unvanquished" is an important and majestic biography as complex, as engrossing, and as important as its subject. It's required reading for anyone who wants to understand all of Europe as well as Poland.
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Virgil Fox (The Dish): An Irreverent Biography of the Great American Organist

Rating: 4
The great concert organist, Virgil Fox, dominated the classical organ field from the mid-1940’s until his death in 1980. His flamboyant personality and lifestyle matched his outsized playing style, and this book covers them both.