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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...
January’s Best New Biographies & Memoirs
Let Me Finish: Trump, the Kushners, Bannon, New Jersey, and the Power of In-Your-Face Politics, by Chris Christie Whatever your thoughts on our current...
9 Celebrity Memoirs for the True Fan on Your Gift List
Modern celebrities come in many different forms, with many different types of fans. Each one of the memoirs below is by an icon in their respective field,...
behind the music
6 Musical Memoirs for Fans of All Stripes
There are no fans like music fans, and this fall, several gorgeous new books have arrived in which some of the most iconic musical legends of our time (and...
November’s Best Biographies and Memoirs
Becoming, by Michelle Obama The memoir of any first lady is a major publishing event, but Michelle Obama stands doubly apart as a uniquely consequential...
October’s Best Biographies and Memoirs
The Big Fella: Babe Ruth and the World He Created, by Jane Leavy Everyone knows his name, but the specifics of the life and legacy of the 20th...
September’s Best Biographies and Memoirs
In Pieces, by Sally Field For the first time, and with impressive literary style, Field reflects on a career that began with sitcoms in the ’60s and...
The Fascinating Life Stories of Robin Williams, Carrie Fisher, and More Iconic Personalities
Icons come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and backgrounds. Some are fascinating because of unique challenges and life stories, others by rising to the tops...
The Best Biographies and Memoirs of July
The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela, by Nelson Mandela, with Sahm Venter and Zamaswazi Dlamini-Mandela Jailed in 1962 for the crime of organizing against...
June’s Best Biographies and Memoirs
The World as It Is: A Memoir of the Obama White House, by Ben Rhodes For eight years, Rhodes was the insider’s insider at the Obama White House,...
The Best Biographies and Memoirs of May
Life After Darkness: Finding Healing and Happiness After the Cleveland Kidnappings, by Michelle Knight In 2013, Knight (now Lily Rose Lee) was freed, along...
treated like family
Behind a Famous Brand Name, a Quiet Hero
One day Tom Faley, a three-decade employee of Sargento, the food company known nationwide for its natural cheese, overheard a group of younger coworkers...