Tag: Biography & Autobiography

Modern Divas Boxed Set

The four women featured in this boxed set are world-famous, trend-setting, multi-talented, and all the other hyphenated superlatives you can think of!  Book 1: Madonna: Desperately Seeking Superstardom Madonna is the top-selling female recording artist of all time, and no pop star has knocked her off her perch yet. Table Of Contents Chapter 1 – Humble BeginningsChapter 2 – “I Wan... »

So Anyway…

John Cleese’s  huge comedic influence has stretched across generations; his sharp irreverent eye and the unique brand of physical comedy he perfected with Monty Python, on Fawlty Towers, and beyond now seem written into comedy’s DNA. In this rollicking memoir, So, Anyway…, Cleese takes readers on a Grand Tour of his ascent in the entertainment world, from his humble beginnings in a sle... »

Steve Jobs

Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years-as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues-Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: per... »

Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

Benjamin Franklin is the founding father who winks at us, the one who seems made of flesh rather than marble. In this authoritative and engrossing full-scale biography, Walter Isaacson shows how the most fascinating of America’s founders helped define our national character. In a sweeping narrative that follows Franklin’s life from Boston to Philadelphia to London and Paris and back, I... »

On Gold Mountain

In 1867, Lisa See’s great-great-grandfather left China in search of riches on the ‘Gold Mountain’, the Chinese name for the promised land of America. His son Fong See later built a mercantile empire and married a Caucasian woman, in spite of laws that prohibited unions between the races. Through sheer endeavour and entrepreneurial genius he became one of the most successful Chine... »

When Breath Becomes Air

For readers of Atul Gawande, Andrew Solomon, and Anne Lamott, a profoundly moving, exquisitely observed memoir by a young neurosurgeon faced with a terminal cancer diagnosis who attempts to answer the question What makes a life worth living?** At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung c... »

Attila the Hun

The name Attila the Hun has become a byword for barbarism, savagery and violence. His is a truly household name, but what do we really know about the man himself, his position in history and the world in which he lived? This riveting biography reveals the man behind the myth. In the years 434-454AD the fate of Europe hung upon the actions of one man, Attila, king of the Huns. The decaying Roman Em... »

Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl by O’Brien, Stacey (August 19, 2008) Hardcover

New copy. Fast shipping. Will be shipped from US. ** »

Twisted Triangle: A Famous Crime Writer, a Lesbian Love Affair, and the FBI Husb

Twisted Triangle is the first complete narrative thriller about the sensational story of Margo Bennett, a married FBI agent who had a love affair with bestselling author Patricia Cornwell and whose jealous husband, Gene Bennet, a superstar FBI undercover agent, kidnapped and attempted to murder her. When the case first came to trial, it was reported in Vanity Fair, Newsweek, People, the Washington... »

Thunderstruck Publisher: Random House Audio; Unabridged Edition

Unabridged audio CD ** »