Biography & Autobiography

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    Raymond Ditmars and the Hunt for the World's Largest Viper
    By Dan Eatherley
    (Arcade Publishing)
    “An intriguing story that’s also packed with details.” —Library Journal, starred review Raymond Ditmars (1876–1942), the first curator of reptiles at New York’s famous Bronx Zoo, brought cold-blooded animals to public attention as never before. Through wildly successful books and movies, he inspired... [READ MORE]
    Apprenticed to Venus
    My Secret Life with Anaïs Nin
    By Tristine Rainer
    (Arcade Publishing)
    A Revealing Look at the Mentorship—and Manipulation—of Anaïs Nin In 1962, eighteen-year-old Tristine Rainer was sent on an errand to Anaïs Nin’s West Village apartment. The chance meeting would change the course of her life and begin her years as Anaïs’s accomplice, keeping her mentor’s confidences—including... [READ MORE]
    Reading My Way from Hollywood to Brooklyn
    By Wendy W. Fairey
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Wendy Fairey grew up among books. As the shy and studious daughter of famed Hollywood columnist Sheilah Graham—F. Scott Fitzgerald’s lover during the last years of his life—she began as a child reading her way through the library Fitzgerald had assembled for her mother and escaped into the landscape... [READ MORE]
    Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
    By Frederick Douglass, Foreword by Tukufu Zuberi
    (Clydesdale Press)
    Packaged in handsome and affordable trade editions, Clydesdale Classics is a new series of essential literary works. From the musings of literary geniuses like Mark Twain in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to the striking personal narrative of Harriet Jacobs in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl,... [READ MORE]
    An Unconventional Woman
    My Career, Travels, Life, and Love
    By Tania Grossinger
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    “A tale of a young woman battling the stereotype of women living and working in the ‘swinging sixties’ and a road map of how she kept sane and successful in the real world of ‘mad men.’” —Sharon Hazard, It takes a special kind of woman to have the courage to defy societal conventions.... [READ MORE]
    Time for a Heart-to-Heart
    Reflections on Life in the Face of Death
    By Bob Mitchell, Foreword by Larry King
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Time for a Heart-to-Heart is not your typical memoir, but is rather eclectic in tone — at times philosophical, poetic, poignant, uplifting, confessional, hysterically funny, and nostalgic. But most of all, it is an inspiring story of the triumph of hope and the human spirit in the face of the direst... [READ MORE]
    The Crippler
    Cage Fighting and My Life on the Edge
    By Chris Leben, With Daniel J. Patinkin
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    It takes a certain kind of person to stand out from other mixed martial arts fighters as both a wild man and a rock star. Chris Leben, otherwise known as “The Crippler,” is that kind of person. His reputation started on the inaugural season of The Ultimate Fighter, a reality show where hopeful fighters... [READ MORE]
    1969 and Then Some
    A Memoir of Romance, Motorcycles, and Lingering Flashbacks of a Golden Age
    By Robert Wintner
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The year 1969 was pivotal for the baby boomers. Young and innocent, they were given the ultimate freedoms and were faced with growing up. This touching, hilarious memoir is the true story of a late sixties grand tour of Europe—a life-defining parable for those who remember and those who can live it only... [READ MORE]
    Lou Boudreau
    My Hall of Fame Life on the Field and Behind the Mic
    By Lou Boudreau, With Russell Schneider, Foreword by Jack Brickhouse, Foreword by Chuck Heaton
    (Sports Publishing)
    The autobiography of a baseball great. Lou Boudreau is considered one of the most extraordinary men in baseball history. He was a player-manager, an All Star, an MVP, a World Series–winner, and a Hall of Famer. But that only scratches the surface of “The Good Kid.” In Lou Boudreau: Covering All the Bases,... [READ MORE]
    Jungle (Movie Tie-In Edition)
    A Harrowing True Story of Survival in the Amazon
    By Yossi Ghinsberg, Introduction by Greg McLean, Foreword by Daniel Radcliffe
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Four travelers meet in Bolivia and set off into the heart of the Amazon rainforest, but what begins as a dream adventure quickly deteriorates into a dangerous nightmare, and after weeks of wandering in the dense undergrowth, the four backpackers split up into two groups. But when a terrible rafting accident... [READ MORE]
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