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AE's Letters to Minanlabain

By: AE

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I'm Judging You: The Do-Better Manual

By: Ajaya, Luvvie

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Seller ID: 9781627796064

ISBN: 1627796061

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I'm Judging You: The Do-Better Manual

By: Ajayi, Luvvie

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Eden's Outcasts: Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father

By: Alcott/Matteson, John

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Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC: 4/16/2014

Seller ID: 9780393333596

ISBN: 0393333590

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography Louisa May Alcott is known universally. Yet during Louisa's youth, the famous Alcott was her father, Bronson--an eminent teacher and a friend of Emerson and Thoreau. He desired perfection, for the world and from his family. Louisa challenged him with her mercurial moods and yearnings for money and fame. The other prize she deeply coveted--her father's understanding--seemed hardest to win. This story of Bronson and Louisa's tense yet loving relationship adds dimensions to Louisa's life, her work, and the relationships of fathers and daughters. View more info

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You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir

By: Alexie, Sherman

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Seller ID: 9780316270755

ISBN: 031627075X

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A Life on the Wild Side

By: Algren/Drew, Bettina

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Publisher: 12/7/2012

Seller ID: 9780292755437

ISBN: 0292755430

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Nelson Algren: A Life on the Wild Side

By: Algren/Drew, Bettina

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Publisher: 12/4/2013

Seller ID: 0399134220

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Sum of Our Days

By: Allende, Isabel

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Publisher: PERENNIAL: 12/12/2015

Seller ID: 9780061551840

ISBN: 0061551848

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In The Sum of Our Days, internationally acclaimed author Isabel Allende reconstructs the painful reality of her own life in the wake of the tragic death of her daughter, Paula. Narrated with warmth, humor, exceptional candor, and wisdom, this remarkable memoir is as exuberant and full of life as its creator. Allende bares her soul as she shares her thoughts on love, marriage, motherhood, spirituality and religion, infidelity, addiction, and memory--and recounts stories of the wildly eccentric, strong-minded, and eclectic tribe she gathers around her and lovingly embraces as a new kind of fa... View more info

My Invented Country

By: Allende, Isabel

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Seller ID: 9780007163090

ISBN: 0007163096

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Portrait in Sepia

By: Allende, Isabel

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This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women

By: Allison, Jay/Gediman, Dan

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Publisher: HENRY HOLT & CO: 7/13/2014

Seller ID: 9780805086584

ISBN: 0805086587

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"A welcome change from the sloganeering, political mudslinging and products of spin doctors."--"The Philadelphia Inquirer""" Based on the NPR series of the same name, "This I Believe" features eighty Americans--from the famous to the unknown--completing the thought that the book's title begins. Each piece compels readers to rethink not only how they have arrived at their own personal beliefs but also the extent to which they share them with others.Featuring many renowned contributors--including Isabel Allende, Colin Powell, Gloria Steinem, William F. Buckley Jr., Penn Jillette, Bil... View more info

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What's Not To Love? The Adventures of a Mildly Perverted Young Writer

By: Ames, Jonathan

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Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS: 2/11/2015

Seller ID: 9780375726491

ISBN: 0375726497

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Perhaps all of Jonathan Ames’ problems–and the genesis of this hilarious book–can be traced back to the late onset of his puberty. After all it can’t be easy to be sixteen with a hairless “undistinguishable from that of a five year old’s.” This wonderfully entertaining memoir is a touching and humorous look at life in New York City. But this is life for an author who can proclaim “my first sexual experience was rather old-fashioned: it was with a prostitute”–an author who can talk about his desire to be a model for the Hair Club f... View more info

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My Less than Secret Life

By: Ames, Jonathan

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Publisher: DA CAPO PR: 4/21/2014

Seller ID: 9781560253754

ISBN: 1560253754

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My Less Than Secret Life is the companion volume to Jonathan Amess first memoirish endeavor, the mildly perverted and wildly amusing (Vanity Fair) Whats Not to Love? This collection of the cult authors fiction and essays includes Amess public diary, the bi-weekly columns he penned for the New York Press. The entries of this diary are a record of his mad adventures: his ill-fated debut as an amateur boxer fighting as The Herring Wonder, a faltering liaison with a Cuban prostitute, his public outing of George Plimpton as a Jew, his discussion with Eve Ensler about his dear friend The Mangina, a ... View more info

Koba the Dread: Laughter and the Twenty Million

By: Amis, Martin

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Publisher: 12/12/2015

Seller ID: 9780676975178

ISBN: 0676975178

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The War Against Cliche: Essays and Reviews 1971-2000

By: Amis, Martin

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Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS: 7/17/2011

Seller ID: 0375727167

ISBN: 0375727167

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Is there "anything" that Martin Amis can't write about? In this virtuosic, career-spanning collection he takes on James Joyce and Elvis Presley, Nabokov and English football, Jane Austen and "Penthouse" Forum, William Burroughs and Hillary Clinton. But above all, Amis is concerned with literature, and with the deadly cliches-not only of the pen, but of the mind and the heart. In The War Against Cliche," "Amis serves up fresh assessments of the classics and plucks neglected masterpieces off their dusty shelves. He tilts with Cervantes, Dickens and Milton, celebrates Bellow, Updike and Elmor... View more info

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Experience

By: Amis, Martin

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Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS: 10/26/2012

Seller ID: 9780375726835

ISBN: 0375726837

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Martin Amis is one of the most gifted and innovative writers of our time. With Experience, he discloses a private life every bit as unique and fascinating as his bestselling novels. The son of the great comic novelist Kingsley Amis, Martin Amis explores his relationship with this father and writes about the various crises of Kingsley's life. He also examines the life and legacy of his cousin, Lucy Partington, who was abducted and murdered by one of Britain's most notorious serial killers. Experience also deconstructs the changing literary scene, including Amis' portraits of Saul Bellow, Sa... View more info

Fiery Fountains: The Autobiography : Continuation and Crisis to 1950

By: Anderson, Margaret

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Seller ID: 0818002115

ISBN: 0818002115

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Strange Necessity The Autobiography resolutions and reminiscence to 1969

By: Anderson, Margaret

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Seller ID: 0818002123

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Truth about Truth

By: Anderson, Walter Truett

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Publisher: JEREMY TARCHER PUBL: 3/25/2010

Seller ID: 9780874778014

ISBN: 0874778018

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Includes essays and excerpts from the works of prominent modern thinkers such as Umberto Eco, Jacques Derrida, and Isaiah Berlin among others. View more info

Heart of a Woman

By: Angelou, Maya

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Publisher: 4/4/2015

Seller ID: 9780553380095

ISBN: 0553380095

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