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Breaking the Frame: Sarah Broom Unearths Her Family’s Story in Her National Book Award-Winning Memoir The Yellow House

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Breaking the Frame: Sarah Broom Unearths Her Family’s Story in Her National Book Award-Winning Memoir The Yellow House

Last night, journalist and author Sarah M. Broom took home the 2019 National Book Award for Nonfiction for her memoir The Yellow House, an emotional and...
Our Booksellers’ Favorite Biographies & Memoirs of the Season

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Our Booksellers’ Favorite Biographies & Memoirs of the Season

It has been an amazing season for new biographies and memoirs, packed with illuminating and entertaining deep dives into fascinating figures of the past...
Your Soundtrack to Prince’s The Beautiful Ones

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Your Soundtrack to Prince’s The Beautiful Ones

The night that Prince died, I went for a walk through my neighborhood in Minneapolis, the city of his birth. It was late April—a time when, Prince once...
Your Guide to a Star-Studded Season of Music Memoir and Biography

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Your Guide to a Star-Studded Season of Music Memoir and Biography

A oft-repeated aphorism, frequently misquoted or mistakenly attributed, tells us that “writing about music is like dancing about architecture,”...
The Best Biographies & Memoirs of October 2019

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The Best Biographies & Memoirs of October 2019

Me, by Elton John It’s  hard to believe Sir Elton has never produced an autobiography until now. With a career that spans more than a half century, the...
The Best Biographies & Memoirs of September 2019

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The Best Biographies & Memoirs of September 2019

Permanent Record, by Edward Snowden One of the most controversial and, ultimately, consequential figures of our time, Edward Snowden’s life and...
This Summer’s Essential Biographies & Memoirs

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This Summer’s Essential Biographies & Memoirs

Biographies are great for the beach, are we’re declaring these 10 recent bios and memoirs as summer essentials. Some are serious, some are a little...
June’s Best Biographies & Memoirs

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June’s Best Biographies & Memoirs

Naturally Tan, by Tan France While retaining the sense of fun, the more recent Queer Eye series has done the original one better, broadening the horizons...
May’s Best Biographies & Memoirs

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May’s Best Biographies & Memoirs

Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations, by William H. McRaven This retired Navy admiral’s earliest memories place him at American Officers’...
April’s Best Biographies & Memoirs

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April’s Best Biographies & Memoirs

The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty, by Susan Page Even before publication, this memoir of the former first lady made...
March’s Best Biographies & Memoirs

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March’s Best Biographies & Memoirs

First: Sandra Day O’Connor, by Evan Thomas While current Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been in the zeitgeist for a while now, it’s...
February’s Best Biographies & Memoirs

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February’s Best Biographies & Memoirs

Wild Bill: The True Story of the American Frontier’s First Gunfighter, by Tom Clavin Is there anyone more closely associated with the mythology of...

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