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Countering the argument that her book was merely a feminist diatribe, Myers said her goal is not to point her finger at men: "I'm not saying it's all men's fault," Myers writes. In this emotional, deeply personal autobiography, Caroline Kettlewell explains how slicing herself with razor blades brought solace during her isolated childhood. Malcolm X's "chickens coming home to roost" comments sent a tremor through the Islamic world and created a division between himself and his leader, Elijah Muhammad that would never be resolved.
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Reading this autobiography was more compelling than I could have imagined. The Freedom Writers Diary: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them by Freedom Writers and Zlata Filipovic. It is a winning celebration of the implacable determination of youth and the power of hope. Nafisi replied, yes, "but I want to have control over the translation. If I go back they have me flagged and will arrest me at the airport. Does everyone else begin collections by consciously deciding that they need one, then having to try and think up something to collect?
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Peter Brazaitis

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In Colonize This: Young Women of Color on Today's Feminism. However, it is not an ordinary murder case — all sorts of twists come out of the woodwork for this one, making this novel not only a true-crime story, but a mystery as well. He knew that a wounded German was a dangerous German, and if they would not surrender, he had no qualms about shooting them as often as he needed to until the risk went away. In the last memorable conflict he lost one of his legs.
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Now at this point, you might be asking yourself, "Why memoir and now biography?" A born storyteller, Michael Lewis shows us how things really worked on Wall Street. To read from a native speaker, or worse, someone from Uruguay, was an Argentine citizen. Satisfying memoir spanning La Swanson's fabulous career, from Chicago's Essanay Studios in 1914 through her days as a Sennett Bathing Beauty, leading lady of Cecil B.
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Parks, and in 1889 was admitted to the bar. The first is Billy Durant, the entrepreneur who masterminded the creation of the company, who is dismissed by Sloan as a relic of outmoded thinking: “Mr. As I dredged up all those memories and put them down on paper I was amazed at all the crazy things that happened during the three year period including the two years in country and the year and a half in between. Title: The Roman Polanski story / Thomas Kiernan. -- New York: Delilah/Grove Press, 1980.
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Elizabeth McNeill

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Caught in the grip of terrible Circumstance what can we do? He indeed went to Hell and Back, but the important thing is, he did come back. I am pleased to welcome a special guest to Great War 100 Reads today. He figured it would have to wait until after his death. Global Girlfriends: How One Mom Made It Her Business to Help Women in Poverty Worldwide by Stacey Edgar: This autobiography chronicles the humble beginnings and subsequent success of Stacey Edgar's Global Girlfriend initiative, though it focuses more on her work than her personal life.
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The major portion of the book, however, is devoted to her eye-witness recollections of James Jesse Strang’s short-lived dissident Mormon monarchy on Beaver Island, amplified by stories she heard from disillusioned followers. The lessons and strategies shared in this book work for both B2B and B2C. Eva Hoffman travels from the Baltic to the Black Sea, building a compelling portrait of a region uncertain about its future.
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In a narrative brimming with self-importance, Charrière maintained that he was wrongfully convicted of killing a friend, sentenced to hard labour, and that he had a series of escapes and recaptures before being sent to the Devil’s Island Penal Colony. That’s precisely what illustrator extraordinaire Julia Rothman and her collaborators Jenny Volvovski and Matt Lamothe celebrate in The Who, the What, and the When: 65 Artists Illustrate the Secret Sidekicks of History ( public library
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In The Psychopathology of Everyday Racism and Sexism, ed. Each person’s life is a unique story, one to be celebrated and remembered. The legwork was fairly routine and, as detailed by Wolf (Fallen Angels, 1988 paperback) and Attebury, not especially exciting or ingenious. A true page turner, brought together through a dynamic flow of the highs of love and tenderness, and the lows of anger and sadness, revealing what it takes to be, at once, a mother and a daughter.
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Sarah Smiley

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Lauri Burns portrays the complexity of her experiences and presents readers with more than just a salacious page-turner, but a story of resilience, redemption and forgiveness. By the way, there is practically nothing Catholic-specific in this book - everything applies to all Christians. Bound for the Promised Land is a magnificent work of biography, history, and truth telling. ( Source ) The youngest of twenty children of sharecroppers in rural Mississippi, Fannie Lou Hamer witnessed throughout her childhood the white cruelty, political exclusion, and relentless economic exploitation that defined black existence in the Delta.
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