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Forgotten Memoirs: Life is Never Ordinary

 

Gaily, Gaily: The Memoirs of a Club Reporter in Chicago by Ben HechtMany memoirs, highly rated at the time of publication, slip into obscurity and fade away. We have dusted off a selection from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s that deserve to be revisited.

These books cover fishing, war, show business, colonial life, education, Soviet Russia, museums and the most common memoir theme, childhood.

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Things I Learned About My Dad (in Therapy) edited by Heather B. Armstrong

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Things I Learned About My Dad (in Therapy)

Heather B. Armstrong (editor)

Compiled by Heather B. Armstrong, award-winning publisher and über-mistress of the phenomenally popular dooce.com®, this hilarious and heartwarming celebration of "everything dad" features original stories from some of the country's most celebrated bloggers, including Alice Bradley (Finslippy) Doug French (Laid Off Dad), Maggie Mason (Mighty Girl), Matthew Baldwin (Defective Yeti), Sarah Brown (Que Sera Sera), and more.

Audition by Barbara Walters

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Audition

Barbara Walters

Barbara Walters has spent a lifetime auditioning: for her bosses at the TV networks, for millions of viewers, for the most famous people in the world, and even for her own daughter, with whom she has had a difficult but ultimately quite wonderful and moving relationship. This book, in some ways, is her final audition, as she fully opens up both her private and public lives. In doing so, she has given us a story that is heartbreaking and honest, surprising and fun, sometimes startling, and always fascinating.
Sarah Palin - Going Rogue

Sarah Palin - Going Rogue

In 2006, a strong-willed hockey mom and former small-town mayor became the long-shot candidate for governor of Alaska. Running on a clean-government platform, Sarah Palin managed to defeat the Democratic governor and became the youngest, and first, female governor in Alaskan history.

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