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Biography/Memoir Recommendations

Here is the spot for biography/memoir recommendations to be shared.

Please add a summary of each book, so those that are interested can find out a little more.  Also, please just add new recommendations and not posts that just say "I agree" and "I like that one too".  It will make it a lot easier for everyone to sort through the posts.

         Abigail 5/17/06 and Isabelle 10/17/07

"Life's what you make it - so let's make it rock." - Hannah Montana

by on Jun. 21, 2008 at 9:48 AM
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by on Jul. 26, 2011 at 9:58 AM

Angelas Ashes-Frank McCourt

by on Jul. 26, 2011 at 5:47 PM
A stolen life- jaycee dugard
by on Jul. 27, 2011 at 12:09 AM

Wow this one sounds really good! I hope I get to read it one day lol! :)

by on Jul. 30, 2011 at 7:38 PM

Oh and Smashed by Koren Zailckas, Strip City by Lily Burana, and Cancer Schmancer by Fran Drescher are my recommendations :)

by on Jun. 6, 2012 at 4:18 AM

How To Make Love Like A Porn Star - It's Jenna Jameson's biography about her life.  You may not be into porn, but this book is a HUGE page-turner with LOTS of pictures!!  Jenna Jameson keeps it real and divulges a lot of personal information. 

Glory Denied by Jim Thompson.  He was the longest held POW during the Vietnam War but was never recognized by the US.  The story is told through him and his family.  You wouldn't believe what this guy went through.  You'll either hate the crap out of him or love him; same as his wife and everyone else involved.

Both of these books are also pretty big, which makes it better :)

by on Jun. 10, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Coal Miner's Daughter by Loretta Lynn.  Saw the movie (again) at the library yesterday and this will be my first time reading her autobiography.

by on Sep. 10, 2012 at 2:13 PM

2 incredibly powerful memoirs:

- A Pearl in the Storm by Tori Murden McClure --> This is the story of the first woman to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean. It's funny and touching and inspiring.

- Here If You Need Me by Kate Braestrup --> This story is also amazing. Here's Barnes & Noble's description: "When the oldest of Kate Braestrup's four children was ten years old, her husband, a Maine state trooper, was killed in a car accident. Stunned and grieving, she decided to pursue her husband's dream of becoming a Unitarian minister, and eventually began working with the Maine Game Warden Service, which conducts the state's search and rescue operations when people go missing in the wilderness."

Seriously, ya'll ... these are the kinds of books I could read over and over and over again ... and I don't say that very often.

Lisa Joanne

"'Sometimes,' said Pooh, 'the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.'" ~ A. A. Milne

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by on Sep. 20, 2012 at 1:06 AM

The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey

- about his trip to the Amazon to explore an unchartered tributary

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