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Does the noise in my head bother you?

a rock 'n'roll memoir
Steven Tyler, front man of the classic rock band Aerosmith, shares moments and experiences from throughout his life, chronicling his rise to rock stardom during the 1970s, and describing the popularity of Aerosmith and their comeback in the late 1980s and 1990s.

Dancing through it

my journey in the ballet
A memoir of Jenifer Ringer, principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, discussing her childhood, her journey to from student to star, her struggle with an eating disorder, and her professional career.

Blind man's bluff

a memoir
"At age sixteen, James Tate Hill was diagnosed with Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy, a condition that left him legally blind. When high-school friends stopped calling and a disability counselor advised him to aim for C's in his classes, he tried to escape the stigma by pretending he could still see. . . . Hill discloses the tricks he employed to pass for sighted, from displaying shelves of paperbacks he read on tape to arriving early on first dates so women would have to find him. He risked his life every time he crossed a street, doing his best to listen for approaching cars. A good memory and pop culture obsessions like Tom Cruise, Prince, and all things 1980s allowed him to steer conversations toward common experiences. For fifteen years, Hill hid his blindness from friends, colleagues, and lovers, even convincing himself that if he stared long enough, his blurry peripheral vision would bring the world into focus. At thirty, faced with a stalled writing career, a crumbling marriage, and a growing fear of leaving his apartment, he began to wonder if there was a better way"--Provided by publisher.

Basketball junkie

a memoir
Former NBA basketball player Chris Herren chronicles the rise and fall of his basketball career, his struggle with drugs, his marriage to his high-school sweetheart, and life with his children.

At the birth of Bowie

life with the man who became a legend
The author shares his life and career as the drummer of Lower Third, a rock band with his friend David Bowie.


Lenin in exile
Examines Vladimir Lenin's life of exile for seventeen years before the Russian Revolution in 1917, covering his reliance on a network of supporters and friends who helped spread illegal literature while Lenin worked toward the establishment of a Soviet social democracy, and discusses the impact of his surreptitious existence on the women in his life, including his wife, his mother, and his mistress.

Queen Anne

the politics of passion
A biography of Britain's Queen Anne, who united two of her realms, England and Scotland, to form the Kingdom of Great Britain in the early 1700s. Includes the complex relationship Anne had with Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough.

Auschwitz #34207

the Joe Rubinstein story : a remarkable journey of triumph and survival

Taking aim

daring to be different, happier, and healthier in the great outdoors
"[The author] tells . . . [her] story of choosing the less-traveled path to a . . . life in outdoor pursuits like hunting and fishing. For her, . . . that has meant hunting as a way of harvesting food, caring deeply about conservation, sustainability and healthy eating, and getting closer to God in nature. In this . . . memoir for the adventurer in all of us, [she] takes readers along as she hunts caribou on the rugged Aleutian Islands, tracks a 1,500-pound bull moose across the unforgiving Yukon, and meets many other challenges of a life in the wild"--Provided by publisher.

Baker Mayfield

Looks at the life of Heisman winner, the 2018 first overall draft pick, and Cleveland Browns quarterback, Baker Mayfield.


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