Category: biography


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Running With Scissors: A Memoir

By: "Burroughs, Augusten"

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Picador:

Seller ID: 9780312425418

ISBN: 0312425414

Condition: GOOD

The #1 "New York Times "Bestseller An "Entertainment Weekly" Top Ten Book of the Year Now a Major Motion Picture"" "Running with Scissors" is the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her unorthodox psychiatrist who bore a striking resemblance to Santa Claus. At the age of twelve, Burroughs found himself amidst Victorian squalor, living with the doctor's bizarre family, and befriending a pedophile who resided in the backyard shed. The story of an outlaw childhood where rules were unheard of, and the Christmas tree stayed up all ye... View more info

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A Wolf at the Table: A Memoir of My Father

By: "Burroughs, Augusten"

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Picador:

Seller ID: 9780312428273

ISBN: 0312428278

Condition: GOOD

Nominated for the 2009 Audiobook of the Year"As a little boy, I had a dream that my father had taken me to the woods where there was a dead body. He buried it and told me I must never tell. It was the only thing we'd ever done together as father and son, and I promised not to tell. But unlike most dreams, the memory of this one never left me. And sometimes...I wasn't altogether sure about one thing: was it just a dream?"""When Augusten Burroughs was small, his father was a shadowy presence in his life: a form on the stairs, a cough from the basement, a silent figure smoking a cigarett... View more info

Ricardo Palma (Los Que Hicieron El Peru #23)

By: "Callo, Oswaldo Hoguin (Percy Cayo Cordova, Ed.)"

Price: $15.95

Publisher: "Lima, Peru", 1987

Seller ID: 02T041

Condition: VERY GOOD

"Tight, bright, clean and square. Light wear to edges. Peruvian author, scholar, and librarian. - Short biography. 1833 - 1919. 63 pages with Bibliography. Text in Spanish. " View more info

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By: "Carcaterra, Lorenzo"

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books:

Seller ID: 9780345404114

ISBN: 0345404114

Condition: GOOD

" Undeniably powerful, an enormously affecting and intensely human story." --The Washington Post Book World" A GUT-WRENCHING PIECE OF WORK. . . Carcaterra's graphic narrative grips like gunfire in a dark alley." --The Atlanta Journal & Constitution" In his controversial memoir SLEEPERS, Carcaterra remembers harrowing months in the Wilkinson Home for Boys and the elaborate vengeance he and his friends exacted against the guards. He tells it all in spare, stylish prose . . . with] relentless momentum and sheer drama. . . . SLEEPERS is a thriller, to be sure, but it is equally a ... View more info


By: "Carpozi, George"

Price: $7.95

Publisher: NY, 1975

Edition: (1st edition)

Seller ID: 6-NP002

Condition: GOOD-

"READING COPY First Berkeley edition. First printing. Tight, front cover is clean and bright, light age tanning of pages, smudge on back cover, clean pages, faint curl to corner. Separating hinge crease reinforced with wide, clear tape. Chip on front cover corner. Tiny surface creases on back cover edges. ""The complete Uninhibited and Magnificent Story of Cher""." View more info

Frank Sinatra: Is This Man Mafia?

By: "Carpozi, Geroge Jr."

Price: $48.95

Publisher: NY, 1979

Edition: (1st edition)

Seller ID: 65P010

ISBN: 0532232828

Condition: NEAR FINE

"Appears unread. Tight, slightly yellowed pages, faint age soil to covers, square. Chip at top of spine. ""A great career built on a voice of gold - and guts of steel.""" View more info

"L'Allee du Roi: Souvenirs de Francois d'Aubigne, Marquise de Maintenon, Epouse du Roi de France"

By: "Chandernagor, Francoise"

Price: $19.95

Publisher: "Paris, France", 1981

Edition: (BCE)

Seller ID: 82T012

ISBN: 2724212592

Condition: NEAR FINE/Very Good

Navy blue cloth with gilt and attached ribbon bookmark. As new except for faint tilt; has been read. DJ- As new except for faint creasing from handling and faint stain at top of spine. Text in French View more info

Hermana de la Luna (Original title: Bound Feet and Western Dress)

By: "Chang, Pang-Mei Natasha (Christine Pina, trans.)"

Price: $20.95

Publisher: "Buenos Aires, Argentina", 1996

Edition: (1st thus)

Seller ID: 95H008

ISBN: 9500816857

Condition: NEAR FINE

"As new except for faint inward curl to cover corners, faint age soil to top of exterior page edges, and bookstore stamp inside... ""Había luchado para que no vendaran sus pies, siguiendo la cruel costumbre china. También tendría que luchar por una vida propia, en una sociedad donde una mujer no valía nada."" 231 pages, 8-7/8x5-7/8"" I22.5x14.5cm).Text in Spanish." View more info

L'hanno Uccisa

By: "Chapsal, Madeleine"

Price: $14.95

Publisher: "Bologna, Italy", 1997

Edition: (Large print)

Seller ID: 98T002

Condition: VERY GOOD

"Biography of Princess Diana. 140 pages, 8x5.5""(20.3x13cm). ""Diana e morta…La principessa de Galles, Diana! E morta pochi minuti fa, a Parigi, in un indicenmte d'auto. Ho appena sentito las notizia alla CNN…"" Text in Italian." View more info

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My Name Is Bill: Bill Wilson--His Life and the Creation of Alcoholics Anonymous

By: "Cheever, Susan"

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Washington Square Press:

Seller ID: 9780743405911

ISBN: 0743405919

Condition: GOOD

In this definitive and groundbreaking biography, acclaimed author Susan Cheever offers a remarkably human portrait of a man whose life and work both influenced and saved the lives of millions of people. Drawing from personal letters, diaries, AA archives, interviews -- and Cheever's own experiences with alcoholism -- "My Name Is Bill" is the first fully documented, deeply felt account of Bill Wilson and Alcoholics Anonymous. View more info

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Final Exam: A Surgeon's Reflections on Mortality

By: "Chen, Pauline W."

Price: $11.95

Publisher: NY, 2007

Edition: (1st edition)

Seller ID: 16T007

ISBN: 0307263533

Condition: NEAR FINE / Near Fine

"As new except for slight softening of spine ends and faint crumpling of jacket edges. ""inside the feeling of practicing surgery, with its doubts, failures, and triumphs…"" 268 annotated pages including bibliography." View more info

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In My Mother's House (Harper colophon books)

By: "Chernin, Kim"

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Perennial:

Seller ID: 9780060911706

ISBN: 0060911700

Condition: GOOD

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My Life in France

By: "Child, Julia"

Price: $3.75

Seller ID: 9780307474858

ISBN: 0307474852

Condition: GOOD

Julia Child single handedly awakened America to the pleasures of "good "cooking with her cookbook "Mastering the Art of French Cooking "and her television show "The French Chef," but as she reveals in this bestselling memoir, she didn't know the first thing about cooking when she landed in France. Indeed, when she first arrived in 1948 with her husband, Paul, she spoke no French and knew nothing about the country itself. But as she dove into French culture, buying food at local markets and taking classes at the Cordon Bleu, her life changed forever. Julia's unforgettable story unfolds with... View more info

Ross Perot: In His Own Words

By: "Chiu, Tony "

Price: $6.48

Publisher: NY, 1992

Edition: (1st edition)

Seller ID: 48P030

Condition: MINT/AS NEW

As new-gift quality! View more info

The I Chong: Mediations from the Joint

By: "Chong, Tommy"

Price: $13.95

Publisher: NY, 2006

Edition: (1st edition)

Seller ID: 16T009

ISBN: 1416915540

Condition: FINE / Fine

"As new - gift quality! ""the beloved stoner comedian, Tommy Chong (of the legendary comedy duo of Cheech and Chong)... tells his side of the story…at once a memoir, a spiritual exploration of his time in prison, and a political indictment of the eroding civil liberties of post-9/11 American society...""" View more info

La Fontaine par lui -meme

By: "Clarac, Pierre"

Price: $12.95

Publisher: "Paris, France", 1961

Seller ID: 21T001

Condition: VERY GOOD-

"Tight, bright, clean, slight tilt. Initials and date on first free page. Reading crease on spine, light shelfwear to covers. 191 pages including chronologie, bibliographie, illustrations en noir." View more info

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King - Kaiser - Tsar: Three Royal Cousins Who Led the World to War

By: "Clay, Catrine"

Price: $12.95

Publisher: 2006

Seller ID: 4-OT014

ISBN: 0802716776

Condition: VERY GOOD+

"Tight, bright, clean and square but has shelfwear to edges and corners. ""Three royal cousins who led the world to war (WWI)...The extraordinary family story of George V (England), Wilhelm II (Germany), and Nicholas II (Russia): they were tied to one another by history, and history would ultimately tear them apart.""" View more info

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Stop-Time: A Memoir

By: "Conroy, Frank"

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Penguin Books:

Seller ID: 9780140044461

ISBN: 0140044469

Condition: very good

First published in 1967, "Stop-Time" was immediately recognized as a masterpiece of modern American autobiography, a brilliant portrayal of one boy's passage from childhood to adolescence and beyond. Here is Frank Conroy's wry, sad, beautiful tale of life on the road; of odd jobs and lost friendships, brutal schools and first loves; of a father's early death and a son's exhilarating escape into manhood. View more info

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My Losing Season: A Memoir

By: "Conroy, Pat"

Price: $7.48

Publisher: Bantam Books:

Seller ID: 9780553381900

ISBN: 0553381903

Condition: GOOD

"NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLER Pat Conroy, one of America's premier novelists, has penned a deeply affecting coming-of-age memoir about family, love, loss, basketball--and life itself. During one unforgettable season as a Citadel cadet, Conroy becomes part of a basketball team that is ultimately destined to fail. And yet for a military kid who grew up on the move, the Bulldogs provide a sanctuary from the cold, abrasive father who dominates his life--and a crucible for becoming his own man. With all the drama and incandescence of his bestselling fiction, Conroy re-creates his pivotal s... View more info

Adolphe suivi de Cecile

By: "Constant, Benjamin"

Price: $12.95

Publisher: c1957

Seller ID: 17P019

Condition: VERY GOOD+

"Tight, bright, clean & square. Edgewear to exterior. Reading crease on spine. Roman autobiogarphique. Text in French. 181 pages. " View more info