A Life of My Own Book
Score: 3
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A Life of My Own


  • Author : Claire Tomalin
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2017-09-07
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780241974827

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A Life of My Own Book Description :

A Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller In this remarkable memoir of love, loss and literature, acclaimed biographer Claire Tomalin turns her eye to another fascinating literary life: her own. She tells of a wartime childhood, Cambridge friendships and an early marriage to a brilliant journalist. After his sudden death in a war zone, Claire is left to raise their four children alone - all while leading a trail-blazing career in literary London. A Life of My Own is the tale of a woman overcoming obstacles both rare and routine to live not only a good but also a meaningful life. 'A dramatic and absorbing survivor's tale' Hilary Spurling, Spectator 'Unexpectedly moving. Tomalin's story filled me with a kind of awe. Every page is valiant, every paragraph full of pluck' Rachel Cooke, New Statesman 'She has been tested in ways few women are. This memoir is a triumph' Valerie Grove, Literary Review

Hard Core Book

Hard Core


  • Author : Harley Flanagan
  • Publisher : Feral House
  • Release Date : 2016-09-05
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781627310390

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Hard Core Book Description :

As a homeless child prodigy, Harley Flanagan played drums for bands at Max’s Kansas City and CBGBs, and was taught to play bass by the famed black band Bad Brains, and drank with the notorious Lemmy of Motörhead. Most famously, Harley became a member of the famous hardcore band The Cro-Mags, and disputes accusations of stabbing two band members.

A Life of My Own Book

A Life of My Own


  • Author : Donna Wilhelm
  • Publisher : Deep Vellum Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-11-19
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781941920923

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A Life of My Own Book Description :

An evocative, immersive memoir that charts the personal evolution of an American philanthropic thought leader and arts advocate. A Life of My Own follows the author’s journey from girlhood to the woman she would become. Wilhelm reveals her unique upbringing, diverse work history, family challenges and journey of personal growth with unbridled honesty and narrative energy. When life on the outside seemed under control, her inner life was in turmoil. A search for self-realization explores lies and deception about her origins, and a quest for truth and understanding that ultimately shapes a woman with profound purpose and mission. Donna Wilhelm’s memoir will inspire future generations to take ownership of their own life choices and stories as they travel with her on a journey as universal as it is empowering.

No Life of My Own Book

No Life of My Own


  • Author : Frank Chikane
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2010-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN 10 : 9781608992874

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No Life of My Own Book Description :

I hope this book will help all those who face the dilemmas of being Christian in this evil apartheid society and who, because of their commitment to the liberation struggle, can truly say they have no life of their own. --Frank Chikane Frank Chikane, one of the leading figures in the Christian resistance to apartheid, recounts his life--beginning with his childhood, growing up black under apartheid, and continuing through his call to Christian ministry. He tells of his family's increasing involvement in the struggle against apartheid, of disapproval and suspension from his own church. He relates a harrowing story of escalating harassment, detention and firebombing, torture and exile--and his return, despite death threats and further detention, to South Africa to continue the fight. Through it all, one thing is clear: Frank Chikane is a man whose faith compels and sustains him in a courageous and selfless journey toward freedom.

A House of My Own Book
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

A House of My Own


  • Author : Sandra Cisneros
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2015-10-06
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385351348

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A House of My Own Book Description :

From the author of The House on Mango Street, a richly illustrated compilation of true stories and nonfiction pieces that, taken together, form a jigsaw autobiography—an intimate album of a beloved literary legend. From the Chicago neighborhoods where she grew up and set her groundbreaking The House on Mango Street to her abode in Mexico in a region where “my ancestors lived for centuries,” the places Sandra Cisneros has lived have provided inspiration for her now-classic works of fiction and poetry. But a house of her own, where she could truly take root, has eluded her. With this collection—spanning three decades, and including never-before-published work—Cisneros has come home at last. Ranging from the private (her parents’ loving and tempestuous marriage) to the political (a rallying cry for one woman’s liberty in Sarajevo) to the literary (a tribute to Marguerite Duras), and written with her trademark lyricism, these signature pieces recall transformative memories as well as reveal her defining artistic and intellectual influences. Poignant, honest, deeply moving, this is an exuberant celebration of a life in writing lived to the fullest. From the Hardcover edition.

My Own Life Book

My Own Life


  • Author : David Hume
  • Publisher : Cosimo Classics
  • Release Date : 2015-06-16
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 26
  • ISBN 10 : 9781616409616

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My Own Life Book Description :

In a final, short summary of his life and works, David Hume wrote My Own Life as he suffered from gastrointestinal issues that ultimately killed him. Despite his bleak prognosis, Hume remains lighthearted and inspirational throughout. He discusses his life growing up, his family relationships, and his desire to constantly improve his works and his reputation as an author. He confesses, "I have suffered very little pain from my disorder; and what is more strange, have... never suffered a moment's abatement of my spirits; insomuch that were I to name the period of my life which I should most choose to pass over again, I might be tempted to point to this later period." This short biography ends with a series of letters from Hume's close friend and fellow author Adam Smith to their publisher William Strahan, recounting Hume's death and giving a stirring eulogy in honor of their friend.

Lives Other Than My Own Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Lives Other Than My Own


  • Author : Emmanuel Carrère
  • Publisher : Metropolitan Books
  • Release Date : 2011-09-13
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 1429973285

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Lives Other Than My Own Book Description :

From the acclaimed Emmanuel Carrère, an act of generous imagination that unflinchingly records devastating loss and, equally vividly, the wealth of human solace that follows in its wake In Sri Lanka, a tsunami sweeps a child out to sea, her grand-father helpless against the onrushing water. In France, a young woman succumbs to illness, leaving her husband and small children bereft. Present at both events, Emmanuel Carrère sets out to tell the story of two families—shattered and ultimately restored. What he accomplishes is nothing short of a literary miracle: a heartrending narrative of endless love, a meditation on courage and decency in the face of adversity, an intimate and reverent look at the extraordinary beauty and nobility of ordinary lives. Precise, sober, and suspenseful, as full of twists and turns as any novel, Lives Other Than My Own confronts terrifying catastrophes to illuminate the astonishing richness of human connection: a grandfather who thought he had found paradise—too soon—and now devotes himself to helping his neighbors rebuild their village; a husband so in love with his ailing wife that he carries her in his arms like a knight does his princess; and finally, Carrère himself, longtime chronicler of the tormented self, who unexpectedly finds consolation and even joy as he immerses himself in the lives of others.

A Life of One s Own Book

A Life of One s Own


  • Author : Marion Milner
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2011-03-23
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136727443

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A Life of One s Own Book Description :

How often do we ask ourselves, ‘What will make me happy? What do I really want from life?’ In A Life of One’s Own Marion Milner explores these questions and embarks on a seven year personal journey to discover what it is that makes her happy. On its first publication, W. H. Auden found the book ‘as exciting as a detective story’ and, as Milner searches out clues, the reader quickly becomes involved in the chase. Using her own personal diaries, kept over many years, she analyses moments of everyday life and discovers ways of being, of looking, of moving, that bring surprising joy – ways which can be embraced by anyone. With a new introduction by Rachel Bowlby this classic remains a great adventure in thinking and living and will be essential reading for all those interested in reflecting on the nature of their own happiness – whether readers from a literary, an artistic, a historical, an educational or a psychoanalytic/psychotherapeutic background.

Life Is What You Make It Book
Score: 3
From 5 Ratings

Life Is What You Make It


  • Author : Peter Buffett
  • Publisher : Three Rivers Press (CA)
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 257
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307464729

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Life Is What You Make It Book Description :

From composer, musician, philanthropist--and son of Warren Buffett--comes a warm, wise, and inspirational book that expounds on the strong set of values given to him by his trusting and broadminded mother, his industrious and talented father, and the many life teachers he has met along the way.

Boss Life Book
Score: 5
From 3 Ratings

Boss Life


  • Author : Paul Downs
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-08-04
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698179004

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Boss Life Book Description :

**A Forbes Best Business Book of the Year, 2015** **Winner of the 2015 800-CEO-READ Business Book Award in Entrepreneurship** When columnist Paul Downs was approached by The New York Times to write for their “You’re the Boss” blog, he had been running his custom furniture business for twenty-four years strong. or mostly strong. Now, in his first book, Downs paints an honest portrait of a real business, with a real boss, a real set of employees, and the real challenges they face. Fresh out of college in 1986, Downs opened his first business, a small company that builds custom furniture. In 1987, he hired his first employee. That’s when things got complicated. As his enterprise began to grow, he had to learn about management, cash flow, taxes, and so much more. But despite any obstacles, Downs always remained keenly aware that every small business, no matter the product it makes or the service it provides, starts with people. He writes with tremendous insight about hiring employees, providing motivation to get the best out of them, and the difficult decisions he’s made to let some of them go. Downs also looks outward, to his dealings with vendors and to providing each client with exemplary customer service from first sales pitch to final delivery. With honesty and conviction, he tells the true story behind building and sustaining a successful company in an ever-evolving economy, often airing his own failures and shortcomings to reveal the difficulties that arise from being a boss and a businessperson. Countless employees have told the story of their experience with managers—Boss Life tells the other side of that story. From the Hardcover edition.

A Mind of My Own Book

A Mind of My Own


  • Author : Elisabeth Maxwell
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Newspaper publishing
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:939628321

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A Mind of My Own Book Description :

An account of the author's years with Robert Maxwell and the terrible legacy he left behind. She describes their turbulent marriage and her struggle to maintain her independence.

Life of My Own Book

Life of My Own


  • Author : Denise Skelton
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0979087791

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My Own Words Book
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

My Own Words


  • Author : Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-10-04
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501145247

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My Own Words Book Description :

"The first book from Ruth Bader Ginsburg since becoming a Supreme Court Justice in 1993--a ... collection of writings and speeches from the woman who has had [an] ... influence on law, women's rights, and popular culture"--

Freddie Mercury Book
Score: 1
From 1 Ratings

Freddie Mercury


  • Author : Freddie Mercury
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Gay men
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 0955375800

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Freddie Mercury Book Description :

Noted for his powerful vocal talent and charismatic stage presence, Freddie Mercury was a true legend of rock. In this book the late Queen frontman recalls some of the key moments which shaped his life, revealing how he coped with the ups and downs of fame and celebrity.

Avid Reader Book
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

Avid Reader


  • Author : Robert Gottlieb
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2016-09-13
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374713904

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Avid Reader Book Description :

A spirited and revealing memoir by the most celebrated editor of his time After editing The Columbia Review, staging plays at Cambridge, and a stint in the greeting-card department of Macy's, Robert Gottlieb stumbled into a job at Simon and Schuster. By the time he left to run Alfred A. Knopf a dozen years later, he was the editor in chief, having discovered and edited Catch-22 and The American Way of Death, among other bestsellers. At Knopf, Gottlieb edited an astonishing list of authors, including Toni Morrison, John Cheever, Doris Lessing, John le Carré, Michael Crichton, Lauren Bacall, Katharine Graham, Robert Caro, Nora Ephron, and Bill Clinton--not to mention Bruno Bettelheim and Miss Piggy. In Avid Reader, Gottlieb writes with wit and candor about succeeding William Shawn as the editor of The New Yorker, and the challenges and satisfactions of running America's preeminent magazine. Sixty years after joining Simon and Schuster, Gottlieb is still at it--editing, anthologizing, and, to his surprise, writing. But this account of a life founded upon reading is about more than the arc of a singular career--one that also includes a lifelong involvement with the world of dance. It's about transcendent friendships and collaborations, "elective affinities" and family, psychoanalysis and Bakelite purses, the alchemical relationship between writer and editor, the glory days of publishing, and--always--the sheer exhilaration of work. Photograph of Bob Gottlieb © by Jill Krementz

John Aubrey  My Own Life Book

John Aubrey My Own Life


  • Author : Ruth Scurr
  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • Release Date : 2016-09-06
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN 10 : 9781681370439

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John Aubrey My Own Life Book Description :

Born on the brink of the modern world, John Aubrey was witness to the great intellectual and political upheavals of the seventeenth century. He knew everyone of note in England—writers, philosophers, mathematicians, doctors, astrologers, lawyers, statesmen—and wrote about them all, leaving behind a great gift to posterity: a compilation of biographical information titled Brief Lives, which in a strikingly modest and radical way invented the art of biography. Aubrey was born in Wiltshire, England, in 1626. The reign of Queen Elizabeth and, earlier, the dissolution of the monasteries were not too far distant in memory during his boyhood. He lived through England’s Civil War, the execution of Charles I, the brief rule of Oliver Cromwell and his son, and the restoration of Charles II. Experiencing these constitutional crises and regime changes, Aubrey was impassioned by the preservation of traces of Ancient Britain, of English monuments, manor houses, monasteries, abbeys, and churches. He was a natural philosopher, an antiquary, a book collector, and a chronicler of the world around him and of the lives of his friends, both men and women. His method of writing was characteristic of his manner: modest, self-deprecating, witty, and concerned above all with the collection of facts that would otherwise be lost to time. John Aubrey, My Own Life is an extraordinary book about the first modern biographer, which reimagines what biography can be. This intimate diary of Aubrey’s days is composed of his own words, collected, collated, and enlarged upon by Ruth Scurr in an act of meticulous scholarship and daring imagination. Scurr’s biography honors and echoes Aubrey’s own innovations in the art of biography. Rather than subject his life to a conventional narrative, Scurr has collected the evidence—the remnants of a life from manuscripts, letters, and books—and arranged it chronologically, modernizing words and spellings, and adding explanations when necessary, wit

On My Own Country Book

On My Own Country


  • Author :
  • Publisher : BookRags
  • Release Date : 1880*
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 3
  • ISBN 10 :

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Dreams from My Father Book
Score: 3.5
From 189 Ratings

Dreams from My Father


  • Author : Barack Obama
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • Release Date : 2007-01-09
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307394125

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Dreams from My Father Book Description :

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF ESSENCE’S 50 MOST IMPACTFUL BLACK BOOKS OF THE PAST 50 YEARS In this iconic memoir of his early days, Barack Obama “guides us straight to the intersection of the most serious questions of identity, class, and race” (The Washington Post Book World). “Quite extraordinary.”—Toni Morrison In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New York, where Barack Obama learns that his father—a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man—has been killed in a car accident. This sudden death inspires an emotional odyssey—first to a small town in Kansas, from which he retraces the migration of his mother’s family to Hawaii, and then to Kenya, where he meets the African side of his family, confronts the bitter truth of his father’s life, and at last reconciles his divided inheritance. Praise for Dreams from My Father “Beautifully crafted . . . moving and candid . . . This book belongs on the shelf beside works like James McBride’s The Color of Water and Gregory Howard Williams’s Life on the Color Line as a tale of living astride America’s racial categories.”—Scott Turow “Provocative . . . Persuasively describes the phenomenon of belonging to two different worlds, and thus belonging to neither.”—The New York Times Book Review “Obama’s writing is incisive yet forgiving. This is a book worth savoring.”—Alex Kotlowitz, author of There Are No Children Here “One of the most powerful books of self-discovery I’ve ever read, all the more so for its illuminating insights into the problems not only of race, class, and color, but of culture and ethnicity. It is also beautifully written, skillfully layered, and paced like a good novel.”—Charlayne Hunter-Gault, author of In My Place “Dreams from My Father is an exquisite, sensitive study of this wonder

The Invisible Woman Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

The Invisible Woman


  • Author : Claire Tomalin
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2012-08-29
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307822390

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The Invisible Woman Book Description :

Charles Dickens and Nelly Ternan met in 1857; she was 18, a hard-working actress performing in his production of The Frozen Deep, and he was 45, the most lionized writer in England. Out of their meeting came a love affair that lasted thirteen years and destroyed Dickens’s marriage while effacing Nelly Ternan from the public record. In this remarkable work of biography and scholarly reconstruction, the acclaimed biographer of Mary Wollstonecraft, Thomas Hardy, Samuel Pepys and Jane Austen rescues Nelly from the shadows of history, not only returning the neglected actress to her rightful place, but also providing a compelling portrait of the great Victorian novelist himself. The result is a thrilling literary detective story and a deeply compassionate work that encompasses all those women who were exiled from the warm, well-lighted parlors of Victorian England.

No Life of My Own Book

No Life of My Own


  • Author : Frank Chikane
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2010-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN 10 : 9781608992874

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No Life of My Own Book Description :

I hope this book will help all those who face the dilemmas of being Christian in this evil apartheid society and who, because of their commitment to the liberation struggle, can truly say they have no life of their own. --Frank Chikane Frank Chikane, one of the leading figures in the Christian resistance to apartheid, recounts his life--beginning with his childhood, growing up black under apartheid, and continuing through his call to Christian ministry. He tells of his family's increasing involvement in the struggle against apartheid, of disapproval and suspension from his own church. He relates a harrowing story of escalating harassment, detention and firebombing, torture and exile--and his return, despite death threats and further detention, to South Africa to continue the fight. Through it all, one thing is clear: Frank Chikane is a man whose faith compels and sustains him in a courageous and selfless journey toward freedom.