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. Spent: A Memoir

    Spent: A Memoir

    $24.00

    A small town girl leaves her troubled family and starts stripping — which introduces her to a community that keeps her sober and saves her life — but a roller-coaster lifestyle ensues. Learn More
  2. Still Points North

    Still Points North: One Alaskan Childhood, One Grown-up World, One Long Journey Home

    $26.00

    Part adventure story, part love story, part homecoming, Still Points North is a page-turning memoir that explores the extremes of belonging and exile, and the difference between how to survive and knowing how to truly live. Learn More
  3. Tales of Woe

    Tales of Woe

    $20.00

    True stories of totally undeserved suffering. Spectacularly depressing. Nobody gets their just deserts. Crushing defeats. No happy endings. Abject misery. Pointless, endless grief. Learn More
  4. The Dark Side of Innocence

    The Dark Side of Innocence: Growing Up Bipolar

    $25.00

    "Killing yourself at any age is a seriously tricky business. But when I was seven, the odds felt insurmountable." Learn More
  5. The Fry Chronicles

    The Fry Chronicles: An Autobiography

    $29.95

    Stephen Fry arrived at Cambridge University as a convicted fraudster and thief, an addict, liar, fantasist, and failed suicide, convinced that any moment he would be sent away. Learn More
  6. The High-Flying Life of Evel Knievel

    The High-Flying Life of Evel Knievel: American Showman, Daredevil, and Legend

    $27.50

    This riveting and definitive new biography pulls back the red, white, and blue cape on a cultural icon—and reveals the unknown, complex, and controversial man known to millions around the world as Evel Knievel. Learn More
  7. The Jack Bank

    The Jack Bank: A Memoir of a South African Childhood

    $24.99

    An extraordinary, literary memoir from a gay white South African, coming of age at the end of apartheid in the late 1970s. Glen Retief's childhood was at once recognizably ordinary--and brutally unusual. Learn More
  8. The Journal of Best Practices

    The Journal of Best Practices: A Memoir of Marriage, Asperger Syndrome, and One Man's Quest to Be a Better Husband

    $25.00

    At some point in nearly every marriage, a wife finds herself asking, What the @#!% is wrong with my husband?! In David Finch’s case, this turns out to be an apt question. Five years after he married Kristen, the love of his life, they learn that he has Asperger syndrome. The diagnosis explains David’s ever-growing list of quirks and compulsions, his lifelong propensity to quack and otherwise melt down in social exchanges, and his clinical-strength inflexibility. But it doesn’t make him any easier to live with. Learn More
  9. The Journals of Spalding Gray

    The Journals of Spalding Gray

    $28.95

    Riveting, funny, heartbreaking, at once raw and lyrical: these journals reveal the complexity of the actor/writer who invented the autobiographical monologue and perfected the form in such celebrated works as Swimming to Cambodia. Learn More
  10. Portable Malcolm X Reader

    The Portable Malcolm X Reader

    $22.00

    A new look at Malcolm X's life and times from his Pulitzer Prize–winning biographer, Manning Marable. Learn More

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