REAL LIFE

The titles in this section are biographies, autobiographies and memoirs. What's the difference between a memoir and an autobiography?

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  1. 84, Charing Cross Road

    84, Charing Cross Road

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    It all began with a letter inquiring about second-hand books, written by Helene Hanff in New York, and posted to a bookshop at 84, Charing Cross Road in As Helene's sarcastic and witty letters are responded to by the stodgy and proper Frank Doel of 84, Charing Cross Road, a relationship blossoms into a warm, charming, feisty love affair. Learn More
  2. A California Dreaming

    A California Childhood

    $29.99

    In A California Childhood he plays with the concept of memoir through personal snapshots, sketches, paintings, poems, and stories. Learn More
  3. A Childhood: The Biography of a Place

    A Childhood: The Biography of a Place

    $26.95

    A Childhood is the unforgettable memoir of Harry Crews' earliest years, a sharply remembered portrait of the people, locales, and circumstances that shaped him--and destined him to be a storyteller. Learn More
  4. A Common Pornography

    A Common Pornography: A Memoir

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    In 2003 Kevin Sampsell authored a chapbook memoir of the same title. It was written as a kind of "memory experiment," in which he recollected luminous details from his childhood in independently amusing chapters. It functioned as an experiential catalogue of American youth in the 70s and 80s. Learn More
  5. A Lie of Reinvention

    A Lie of Reinvention: Correcting Manning Marable's Malcolm X

    $18.95

    A Lie of Reinvention is a response to Manning Marable’s biography of Malcolm X, A Life of Reinvention. Learn More
  6. A Queer and Pleasant Danger

    A Queer and Pleasant Danger: A Memoir

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    "I was born male and now I’ve got medical and government documents that say I’m female—but I don’t call myself a woman, and I know I’m not a man. . . ." Learn More
  7. An Afghanistan Picture Show

    Afghanistan Picture Show or, How I Saved The World

    $16.95

    Never before available in paperback and all but invisible for twenty years, a personal account of the origins of America’s longest war. Learn More
  8. Aftermath Of Forever

    Aftermath Of Forever: How I Loved And Lost And Found Myself

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    Love and music collide in this refreshing, uplifting memoir that chronicles the romantic coming-of-age of a woman in her 20s experiencing the dating scene in the San Francisco Bay Area. Learn More
  9. Al Jaffee's Mad Life

    Al Jaffee's Mad Life

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    Jaffee’s inventive work has enlivened the pages of MAD since 1955. To date he has pickled three generations of American kids in the brine of satire, and continues to bring millions of childhoods to untimely ends with the knowledge that parents are hypocrites, teachers are dummies, politicians are liars, and life isn’t fair. Learn More
  10. An American Demon

    American Demon: A Memoir

    $19.95

    An American Demon is Jack Grisham’s story of depravity and redemption, terror and spiritual deliverance. Learn More

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