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‘Walk a mile in my shoes’... Great biographies and memoirs are books that give us an insight that even the most personal and private conversation can’t provide. They have the power to deepen and enrich our own humanity, through the knowledge and understanding of another.

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What are Biographies and Memoirs?

biography, or simply bio, is a detailed description of a person’s life. It involves more than just the basic facts like education, work, relationships, and death; it portrays a person’s experience of these life events. Unlike a profile or curriculum vitae (résumé), a biography presents a subject’s life story, highlighting various aspects of his or her life, including intimate details of experience, and may include an analysis of the subject’s personality.

Biographical works are usually non-fiction, but fiction can also be used to portray a person’s life. One in-depth form of biographical coverage is called legacy writing. Works in diverse media, from literature to film, form the genre known as biography.

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Unless you are extremely fortunate, it is unlikely you will be surrounded by people who have lived extraordinary lives who are ready to sit you down and teach you all the lessons they learned. Nothing captures those insights and lessons of a life lived, better than a book.

Whilst many people find it difficult to prioritize the time to sit down and read fiction, thinking it is ‘entertainment’ and not essential. A great biography or memoir can provide lessons to improve your life, or the work you do.

Fascinating lives captured impeccably: the great  and the best biographies and autobiographies are more than books, they are a record of our shared humanity.

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Biography Catherine The Great by Robert K. Massie

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Travels With Tinkerbelle

The author and her husband devised a simple plan – to take a tent and the dog and drive around the perimeter of France. Like many simple plans it went wrong before it started and they ended up with two dogs and a campervan named Tinkerbelle. Starting in Brittany, they...

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Ultramarathon Man

As an athlete, ultrarunning legend (Men's Journal) Dean Karnazes has run 350 miles without rest and is probably the first person to eat an entire pizza while running. As an author, he has inspired countless couch potatoes to get off the couch, cancel the cable, and...

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Stephen Curry

Do You want to learn more about The Life of Stephen Curry while Being So Inspired? Do You want to know why he's so successful?! If the answer is yes.....then, let me invite you in a beautiful journey: Welcome to The Life of Stephen Curry! One of today’s most...

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Pearls of Wisdom

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!In this "sage, valuable volume" (Publishers Weekly), First Lady Barbara Bush shares the best of her adviceto family, staff, and close friends.First Lady Barbara Bush was famous for handing out advice. From friends and family to...

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In Pieces

In this intimate, haunting literary memoir and New York Times Notable Book of the year, an American icon tells her own story for the first time -- about a challenging and lonely childhood, the craft that helped her find her voice, and a powerful emotional legacy that...

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The Export Gardener

The rest of the exhibition was largely uneventful, as I spent most of the time perched on a stool, racking my brain as to how on earth you put stripes on a lawn.A clumsy Australian is living in London, when he decides to start a gardening business in the UK.He doesn’t...

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Just Mercy

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING MICHAEL B. JORDAN AND JAMIE FOXX • A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and...

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George Washington’s Surprise Attack

Extensively researched and superbly argued in Tucker’s compelling narrative, this in-depth examination of George Washington’s ‘military miracle’ at the Battle of Trenton unquestionably confirms the vital importance of that stunning victory.” —Jerry D. Morelock, PhD,...

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One Summer in France

The summer of 1979 was the best summer ever! Pretty, blonde and dangerously impetuous, Bev and Carol head for the sun, lucky beneficiaries of a generous university grant. They are full of enthusiasm and the dazzling spirit of adventure that only seems possible when we...

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Higher Is Waiting

In this intimate book of inspiration, Tyler Perry writes of how his faith has sustained him in hard times, centered him in good times, and enriched his life.  Higher Is Waiting is a spiritual guidebook, a collection of teachings culled from the experiences of a...

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Above Suspicion

The “uncommonly trenchant account of the only known FBI agent to confess to murder” (Kirkus Reviews). When rookie FBI agent Mark Putnam received his first assignment in 1987, it was the culmination of a lifelong dream, if not the most desirable location. Pikeville,...

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Wine Girl

An affecting memoir from the country’s youngest sommelier, tracing her path through the glamorous but famously toxic restaurant world At just twenty-one, the age when most people are starting to drink (well, legally at least), Victoria James became the country’s...

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Diary of a Hoarder’s Daughter

What is it really like to be the relative of a hoarder - especially if you're a tidy freak? How much can one person take until they snap? Imagine living in a house where you can only walk sideways, where Christmas lights stay up all year and tins in the kitchen...

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High Achiever

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • An up-close portrait of the mind of an addict and a life unraveled by narcotics—a memoir of captivating urgency and surprising humor that puts a human face on the opioid crisis. “Raw, brutal, and shocking. Move over, Orange Is the New Black.”—Amy...

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Moving Forward

“One of the most important voices of her generation.” —Joy-Ann Reid“A useful roadmap for all of us about how to make a difference.” —David Axelrod“Moving Forward will inspire you.” —Valerie JarrettAn inspiring memoir from Karine Jean-Pierre, Senior Advisor to...

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Face It

Filled with never-before-seen photos and art throughout, the much-anticipated autobiography from rock icon and lead singer of Blondie, Debbie HarryBRAVE, BEAUTIFUL AND BORN TO BE PUNKMusician, actor, activist, and the iconic face of New York City cool, Debbie Harry is...

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The Unbreakable Miss Lovely

HOW THE CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY TRIED TO DESTROY THE WOMAN WHO DARED TO INVESTIGATE IT -  AS FEATURED ON LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY AND THE AFTERMATH 'One of the most remarkable and unlikely narratives in the sprawling field of Scientology exposés...compulsively readable'...

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Bucket To Greece

Bucket to Greece is a delightfully comical account of a British couple starting over in a new country, complete with imported cats, whilst discovering the joys and pitfalls of adapting to a strange culture. When our hero, Victor, needs a pseudonym to avoid...

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Sergeant to CEO

Sergeant to CEO is a biographical account of Sean P Jensen, a former active duty Marine Sergeant who transitioned into a successful entrepreneur and CEO, Starting from his abandonment into foster care. It details his trials and tribulations searching for himself and...

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Growing Food God’s Way

Growing Food God’s Way is a compelling biography of accomplished gardener and arborist Paul Gautschi. Known world-wide for his connection with God’s world of nature, this authorized work explores the man and his wildly successful garden and orchard…while applying...

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Notorious RBG

New York Times BestsellerFeatured in the critically acclaimed documentary RBG"It was beyond my wildest imagination that I would one day become the 'Notorious RBG." — Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 2019She was a fierce dissenter with a serious collar game. A legendary,...

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The Five

Five devastating human stories and a dark and moving portrait of Victorian London—the untold lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper Polly, Annie, Elisabeth, Catherine, and Mary Jane are famous for the same thing, though they never met. They came from Fleet...

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What I Know For Sure

As a creative force, student of the human heart and soul, and champion of living the life you want, Oprah Winfrey stands alone. Over the years, she has made history with a legendary talk show - the highest-rated program of its kind, launched her own television...

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Mom & Me & Mom

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A moving memoir about the legendary author’s relationship with her own mother.Emma Watson’s Our Shared Shelf Book Club Pick!The story of Maya Angelou’s extraordinary life has been chronicled in her multiple bestselling autobiographies. But...

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More Myself: A Journey

An intimate, revealing look at one artist’s journey from self-censorship to full expressionAs one of the most celebrated musicians in the world, Alicia Keys has enraptured the globe with her heartfelt lyrics, extraordinary vocal range, and soul-stirring piano...

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Beautifully Cruel

“Phelps is the Harlan Coben of real-life thrillers.” —Allison Brennan Iowa housewife Tracey Pittman Roberts seemed to have it all: natural beauty, three loving children, and a fairy tale second marriage to a wealthy businessman. But beneath the happy façade was a...

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Everybody Behaves Badly

The making of Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises, the outsize personalities who inspired it, and the vast changes it wrought on the literary world In the summer of 1925, Ernest Hemingway and a clique of raucous companions traveled to Pamplona, Spain, for the town’s...

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Augustus

The acclaimed historian and author of Caesar presents “a first-rate popular biography” of Rome’s first emperor, written “with a storyteller’s brio” (Washington Post).The story of Augustus’ life is filled with drama and contradiction, risky gambles and unexpected...

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Reckless: My Life as a Pretender

Chrissie Hynde, for nearly four decades the singer/songwriter/ undisputed leader of the Pretenders, is a justly legendary figure. Few other rock stars have managed to combine her swagger, sexiness, stage presence, knack for putting words to music, gorgeous voice and...

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One Life to Ride

Travelling across India on a motorcycle is an intimate way to get acquainted with its myriad cultures, each with their unique beliefs and lifestyle. One Life to Ride takes you across the hot and dusty plains of India to the highest motorable road in the world — the...

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The Presidents

The complete rankings of our best -- and worst -- presidents, based on C-SPAN's much-cited Historians Surveys of Presidential Leadership.Over a period of decades, C-SPAN has surveyed leading historians on the best and worst of America's presidents across a variety of...

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Reagan at Reykjavik

The dramatic, first-hand account of the historic 1986 Reagan-Gorbachev summit in Iceland—the definitive weekend that was the key turning point in the Cold War—by President Reagan’s arms control director, Ken Adelman.In October 1986, Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev...

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When the Game Was Ours

From the moment these two players took the court on opposing sides, they engaged in a fierce physical and psychological battle. Their uncommonly competitive relationship came to symbolize the most compelling rivalry in the NBA. These were the basketball epics of the...

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No Time to Spare

Ursula K. Le Guin on the absurdity of denying your age: “If I’m ninety and believe I’m forty-five, I’m headed for a very bad time trying to get out of the bathtub.”On cultural perceptions of fantasy: “The direction of escape is toward freedom. So what is ‘escapism’ an...

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The Twenty-Ninth Day

A Wall Street Journal BestsellerFinalist for the 2020 Minnesota Book Award An Outside Magazine Pick of Best Winter BooksA Midwest Indie BestsellerA six-hundred-mile canoe trip in the Canadian wilderness is a seventeen-year-old’s dream adventure, but after he is mauled...

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