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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...
20 Books by People Who Actually Know What They’re Talking About
Fiction can show us lives and worlds that don’t exist, or that we have no access to. History can help us understand our world. Biographies can help us...
best of 2017
The Best History Books, Biographies, and Memoirs of 2017
2017 was a monumental year for the world, and just as great a one for books that look back on how we got to here. These 25 books encompass a wide range of...
August’s Best New Biographies and Memoirs
It’s Not Yet Dark, by Simon Fitzmaurice Doctor gave filmmaker Fitzmaurice four years to live following an ALS diagnosis in 2008. By 2010, he was at...
Why Bruce Springsteen’s
Born to Run
Is One of the Year’s Most Crucial Reads
For a cultural icon who seems to have been around forever, Bruce Springsteen’s career has been filled with a surprising amount of, well, surprise. Always...
Read Ron Chernow’s
, the Inspiration Behind the Broadway Juggernaut
In 2007, Broadway star Lin-Manuel Miranda picked up a copy of Alexander Hamilton, by Ron Chernow, in an airport bookstore. He became obsessed with it and...
10 Biographies of Awesome Dads
Father’s Day isn’t just about your dad and the lame gift you probably bought him at the last-minute (another tie? really?). It’s about all the...
black history month
10 Must-Read Biographies of Black Americans
Black History Month is an ideal moment to read biographies of some of the most influential and important—yet often overlooked—black Americans, men...
Five Questions I Hope Willie Nelson’s New Memoir Answers
Willie Nelson’s new autobiography It’s a Long Story has arrived, and is duly sitting in the “to read next” pile. Of all the people who might have...
New Biographies for Father’s Day
Biographies combine fascinating stories with the tantalizing possibility of understanding, just a little bit, what it might be like to walk in another...
8 Great “Fic-y” Bios of Writers, Artists & Dancers
When you feel stuck at work, at home, or in love, sometimes it helps to take inspiration from the avant-garde artists that have walked among us. But if...
The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace
, a Biography of Triumph and Tragedy
Robert Peace’s life story sounds like the stuff of inspirational movies: born into a poor family in a New Jersey slum, his father imprisoned for...