Biography & Autobiography

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    Trapped
    My Life with Cerebral Palsy
    By Fran Macilvey
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Living in the Belgian Congo with her husband in the 1960s, Fran’s mother became pregnant with a daughter. However, right after she gave birth in the hospital, she felt strange. Unbeknownst to anyone, another daughter was on the way, but before anybody responded, an hour had passed. Because of the delay,... [READ MORE]
    Victorian Secrets
    What a Corset Taught Me about the Past, the Present, and Myself
    By Sarah A. Chrisman, Foreword by Sue Lean
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    On Sarah A. Chrisman’s twenty-ninth birthday, her husband, Gabriel, presented her with a corset. The material and the design were breathtakingly beautiful, but her mind immediately filled with unwelcome views. Although she had been in love with the Victorian era all her life, she had specifically asked... [READ MORE]
    My Dogs and Guns
    By John Graves
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    "Blue and Some Other Dogs" is a brilliant memoir about Graves' Basque-Australian sheep dog. "Guns of a Lifetime" tells the stories related to the guns this octogenarian Texan has owned, beginning with a "rusted and cylinderless" revolver. "So here are the stories," Graves writes. "They are not all ‘nice’... [READ MORE]
    My Life and the Beautiful Game
    By Pele, By Robert L. Fish, Foreword by Shep Messing
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    While kicking a ball through the dusty streets of his Brazilian hometown, young Edson Arantes do Nascimento was given the nickname Pelé so casually that no one remembers its meaning. Today, the name is famous worldwide as belonging to history's greatest soccer player. Here, in Pelé's own words, is his... [READ MORE]
    Don't Start the Revolution Without Me!
    By Jesse Ventura, With Dick Russell
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Jesse Ventura has had many lives—as a Navy SEAL, as a star of pro wrestling, as an actor, and as the governor of Minnesota. His previous books, I Ain't Got Time to Bleed and Do I Stand Alone?, were both national bestsellers. Don't Start the Revolution Without Me! is the story of his controversial gubernatorial... [READ MORE]
    Lost on Treasure Island
    A Memoir of Longing, Love, and Lousy Choices in New York City
    By Steve Friedman
    (Arcade Publishing)
    When Midwesterner Steve Friedman arrived in Manhattan, the land of the quick and the mean, raring to go and ready to conquer, he soon found pitfalls and pratfalls more numerous and perilous than he had ever imagined. Here is his utterly honest, often hilarious, self-deprecating account of those fateful... [READ MORE]
    The Essence of Provence
    The Story of L'Occitane
    By Pierre Magnan, Translated by Richard Seaver
    (Arcade Publishing)
    The extraordinary rags-to-riches tale of Olivier Baussan and the roadside soap stand that became L’Occitane, one of the world’s most successful purveyors of natural fragrances. Founded in 1976 by Olivier Baussan, the now world-renowned fragrance company L’Occitane, “a woman of Provence” in Old French,... [READ MORE]
    Clyde the Glide
    My Life in Basketball
    By Clyde Drexler, By Kerry Eggers, Foreword by Jim Nantz
    (Sports Publishing)
    Through his fifteen-year career as an NBA player, Clyde Drexler played with elegance and flair, leadership and poise, integrity and an ability to come through in the clutch. He led the Portland Trail Blazers to the NBA Finals twice and helped the Houston Rockets win the NBA championship in 1995. A ten-time... [READ MORE]
    Martyball
    The Life and Triumphs of Marty Schottenheimer, the Coach Who Really Did Win It All
    By Marty Schottenheimer, By Jeffrey Flanagan
    (Sports Publishing)
    No coach in National Football League history endured more playoff heartache than Marty Schottenheimer. Despite racking up two hundred regular-season victories (only five coaches in the entire ninety-year history of the NFL ever won more games), Marty never reached the Super Bowl during his coaching career.... [READ MORE]
    Joe Falls
    50 Years of Sports Writing and I Still Can't Tell the Difference Between a Slider and a Curve
    By Joe Falls
    (Sports Publishing)
    In his very first trip to the ballpark, Joe Falls watched Lou Gehrig slam two home runs against the Philadelphia As. He's been in love with professional sports ever since. In this humorous and intelligent memoir, Falls reflects on over sixty years of writing with stories about all the greats from Jack... [READ MORE]
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