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Subject: I am looking for some bio's and Memoirs. What good ones do you have?
Date Posted: 5/28/2006 1:39 AM ET
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I am looking for some bio's and Memoirs. What good ones do you have?
Date Posted: 5/29/2006 11:02 PM ET
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I have Jefferson by Fawn Brodie. It is a very good book. It's easy to read. Very informative on Thomas Jefferson. Linda
Date Posted: 5/30/2006 7:44 AM ET
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Taken, thanks!

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Date Posted: 6/1/2006 9:13 PM ET
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I just finished Blackbird by Jennifer Lauck.  Very sad story about a little girl.  Had me wanting to strangle her stepmom towards the end. I liked it so much I ordered the sequl Still Waters.
Date Posted: 6/9/2006 11:37 PM ET
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Ditto what Sherry stated.  I just finished that book as well and put Still Waters on my wishlist.  :)
Date Posted: 6/11/2006 5:43 AM ET
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Date Posted: 6/22/2006 6:07 PM ET
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The Princess Who Changed the World - Nicholas Davies  (bio of Princess Diana)

The Perfect Storm : A True Story of Men Against the Sea - Sebastian Junger 

Miss America - Howard Stern

GODDESS - Summers  (bio of Marilyn Monroe)

Casino: Love and Honor in Las Vegas - Nicholas Pileggi

C.S. Lewis Through the Shadowlands - Brian Sibley  (bio of C.S. Lewis)

THE MASTER SPY : THE STORY OF K - Phillip Knightley

Date Posted: 7/3/2006 12:12 PM ET
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I just finished Murderous Memories:  One Woman's Hellish Battle to Save Herself by Jean Small Brinson.  In this book she writes about the horrific abuse she, her mother, and her siblings endured at the hands of her father, her multiple personalities, and her father's murder.
Date Posted: 7/5/2006 12:45 PM ET
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Date Posted: 7/6/2006 9:17 AM ET
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Blackbird was a very good memoir, I would recommed in also, unfortunatly still waters wasn't very good I didn't finish it.
Date Posted: 7/10/2006 1:00 AM ET
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I have the following but I haven't posted them yet.

Betty Ford: The Times of my Life  0345280792

Bill Cosby: Time Flies  0553277243

Bob Thomas:  Golden Boy the Untold Story of William Holden  0425073033

Kitty Kelly:  Nancy Reagan  0671646478

Kirk Douglas: The Ragman's Son  0671637185

Send me a PM if you are interested in any of these and I will post them.


Date Posted: 7/21/2006 9:49 AM ET
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I have Kate:  The Life of Katharine Hepburn on my shelf right now.
Date Posted: 7/27/2006 9:55 AM ET
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I have "It's always Something" - by Gilda Radner.  It is very sad.  She was such a courageous woman who battled ovarian cancer.  I loved it.  Stayed up late into the night until I finished it.



Date Posted: 7/28/2006 8:48 AM ET
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I have the biography of Billy Graham.  Its on my shelf.


Date Posted: 8/8/2006 12:05 PM ET
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I have four really good ones (and in excellent condition) on my shelf:

Stolen Lives by Malika Oufkir (hardcover with dust jacket)

The Color of Water by James McBride (hardcover; not printed with dust jacket)

Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen (gift-quality hardcover)

Personal History by Katharine Graham (trade paperback)

Hope some of these appeal to you!


Date Posted: 8/14/2006 11:05 PM ET
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I just finished ready Devil in the White City. 

A great read! Informational as well as exciting. 

It 's not really a biography as such, but it is about the men involved in the creation of the Chicago World's Fair based on information compiled from personal letters, newpaper articles and biographies.

The devil in the title refers to a serial killer living in Chicago at the same time as the fair. (Another mini-biography within the book.)


Date Posted: 8/18/2006 1:32 AM ET
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I would highly recommended "A Rip in Heaven".  It's a memoir of murder on the Mississippi River and more importantly its aftermath.  It really is an unforgettable story.  Check out my bookshelf, I think its still available.
Date Posted: 8/19/2006 3:58 PM ET
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If your still looking, I have a few to choose from on my book list.  Check it out.  I recomend "A Rip In Heaven" or perhaps "Graves End" if you want a little scare.
Date Posted: 9/12/2006 1:42 PM ET
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We just read A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius in my book club and I posted it.  It was strange, but very good.  Short listed for the Pulitzer. 

I also love anything by Rick Bragg, like All Over But the Shoutin' is my all-time favorite. 

Date Posted: 9/24/2006 5:08 PM ET
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A Boy Called It

Date Posted: 9/25/2006 2:32 PM ET
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I have All Over But the Shoutin' by Rick Bragg on my shelf. I enjoyed reading this memoir. Bragg grew up dirt poor in the south and went on to win a Pulitizer for Journalism.
Date Posted: 10/5/2006 2:22 AM ET
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If anyone is looking for nonfiction, biography&memoir, true crime, check out my bookshelf. I have a lot of really great books in good condition. I love to read nonfiction. I have a lot of books about the royal family especially Diana.


Kayla R. (diddle62)

Date Posted: 10/31/2006 8:25 PM ET
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I have Death be Not Proud. Its about Johnny Gunther dying of a brain tumor at age 17. Its a memoir written by his dad. Good book.


Date Posted: 11/5/2006 2:31 PM ET
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American Idol - Ronald Reagan Remembered
Book Type: Audio CD

Memoirsof an Unfit Mother (Audiobook,Unabridged)
Author: AnneRobinson
Book Type: Audio Cassette

Muhammad Ali - His Life and Words
Book Type: Audio CD

MyWay - Frank Sinatra in Conversation (AudioBook)
Book Type: Audio CD

Onassis Women
Author: Kiki Feroudi Moutsatsos
Book Type: Audio Cassette

Princess Diana, Remembering a Dream (AudioBook,Unabridged)
BookType: Audio CD

Author: Bob Thomas
Book Type: Audio Cassette

SirCharles : The Wit and Wisdom of Charles Barkley
Author: CharlesBarkley
Book Type: Audio Cassette

Tim Allen Laid Bare: Unauthorized
Author: Michael Arkush
Book Type: Paperback

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Date Posted: 11/15/2006 7:12 PM ET
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Currently on my shelf I have:

Diary of a Young Girl

Author:Anne Frank

Book Type:Paperback

Forever Free

Author:Joy Adamson

Book Type:Paperback

Please check out my books. They need new homes.

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