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a memoir
American editorial cartoonist Jeffrey Koterba discusses his childhood and life in Omaha, Nebraska, his lifelong interest in drawing, battles with Tourette syndrome--which he inherited from his father--being struck by lightning, and related topics.

The farmer's son

calving season on a family farm
Connell discusses his life and life as a cattle farmer in Ireland.

Becoming Superman

my journey from poverty to Hollywood with stops along the way at murder, madness, mayhem, movie stars, cults, slums, sociopaths, and war crimes
"In this . . . memoir, the . . . writer behind Babylon 5, Sense8, Clint Eastwood's Changeling and Marvel's Thor reveals how the power of creativity and imagination enabled him to overcome the horrors of his youth and a dysfunctional family haunted by madness, murder and a terrible secret."--Amazon.

The first Sikh spiritual master

timeless wisdom from the life and teachings of Guru Nanak
An exploration of the life of Guru N?nak, covering his birth, childhood, search for an occupation, teachings, legacy, and more.

Black spartacus

the epic life of Toussaint Louverture
"A biography of the Haitian revolutionary leader Toussaint Louverture."--Provided by publisher.

You're on an airplane

a self-mythologizing memoir
Parker Posey discusses her life and acting career.

Walking with the wind

a memoir of the movement
Autobiography of John Lewis, civil rights worker and member of the House of Representatives, discussing his participation in several events in the civil rights movement during the 1960s and 1970s and his terms as a congressman from Georgia during the late 1980s and 1990s.

Unrequited infatuations

odyssey of a rock and roll consigliere (a cautionary tale)
"A member of the E Street Band, political songwriter and performer, hardcore activist, and actor on 'The Sopranos' chronicles the twists and turns of his . . . life in this . . . memoir that doubles as [a] . . .tale of self-discovery"--BTCat.

Turn here sweet corn

organic farming works
Atina Diffley describes her life in organic farming and describes the storms and urban development that threatened her family's farm and the obstacle of a crude oil pipeline proposal.

To the greatest heights

facing danger, finding humility, and climbing a mountain of truth : a memoir
"A memoir by Vanessa O'Brien, record-breaking American-British explorer, takes you on an unexpected journey to the top of the world's highest mountains"--Provided by publisher.


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