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  • Rudy: My Story

    Rudy: My Story

    Genre: Biographies,Memoir,Biographies,Memoir
    Author: Mark Dagostino, Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger
    Duration: 11:48:00

    The inspirational real-life story of the man behind the beloved movie Rudy, his continued determination to make his dreams come true, and how you can dream big too. How does a lower middle class kid, who suffered through school with undiagnosed dyslexia, get into Notre Dame and become the inspi ... [ more ]

  • Key: A True Encounter

    Key: A True Encounter

    Genre: Biographies,Entertainment
    Author: Whitley Strieber
    Duration: 05:40:00

    From the bestselling author of Communion comes the mysterious true story of how an unknown visitor barged into Streiber's hotel room late one night--and imparted extraordinary lessons in personal development and man's fate that challenge us to rethink every assumption about the meaning of life. ... [ more ]

  • 33 Men: Inside the Miraculous Survival and Dramatic Rescue of the Chilean Miners

    33 Men: Inside the Miraculous Survival and Dramatic Rescue of the Chilean Miners

    Genre: Biographies,Memoir
    Author: Jonathan Franklin
    Duration: 07:45:00

    Having had unparalleled access to the Chilean mine disaster, award-winning journalist Jonathan Franklin takes readers to the heart of a remarkable story of human endurance, survival, and historic heroism. 33 Men is the groundbreaking, authoritative account of the Chilean mine disaster, one of t ... [ more ]

  • Switched On: A Memoir of Brain Change and Emotional Awakening

    Switched On: A Memoir of Brain Change and Emotional Awakening

    Genre: Biographies,Science & Technology,Health and Medicine
    Author: John Elder Robison
    Duration: 11:22:00

    An extraordinary memoir about the cutting-edge brain therapy that dramatically changed the life and mind of John Elder Robison, the New York Times bestselling author of Look Me in the Eye Imagine spending the first forty years of your life in darkness, blind to the emotions and social signals of o ... [ more ]

  • John Paul Jones

    John Paul Jones

    Genre: Biographies,Historical
    Author: Evan Thomas
    Duration: 07:17:00

    This superlative biography from Newsweek assistant managing editor Thomas (Robert Kennedy, His Life) can hold its own on the shelf with Samuel Eliot Morison's Pulitzer Prize-winning Jones bio, A Sailor's Story. It does not add much to our knowledge of the events of its subject's life (from his birth ... [ more ]

  • Ascent of George Washington: The Hidden Political Genius of an American Icon

    Ascent of George Washington: The Hidden Political Genius of an American Icon

    Genre: Biographies,Political,Historical
    Author: John Ferling
    Duration: 17:21:00

    Bestselling historian John Ferling draws on his unsurpassed knowledge of the Founding Fathers to provide a fresh and provocative new portrait of the greatest of them all, George Washington. ... [ more ]

  • Bag Lady Papers: The Priceless Experience of Losing It All

    Bag Lady Papers: The Priceless Experience of Losing It All

    Genre: Biographies,Memoir
    Author: Alexandra Penney
    Duration: 05:04:00

    Throughout her life, Alexandra Penney's worst fear was becoming a bag lady. Even as she worked several jobs while raising a son as a single mother, wrote a multimillion-dollar bestselling advice book, and became editor in chief of Self magazine, she was haunted by the image of herself alone, bankrup ... [ more ]

  • Dead End Gene Pool: A Memoir

    Dead End Gene Pool: A Memoir

    Genre: Biographies,Memoir
    Author: Wendy Burden
    Duration: 09:02:00

    In the tradition of Sean Wilsey's Oh the Glory of It All and Augusten Burroughs's Running with Scissors, the great-great-great-granddaughter of Cornelius Vanderbilt gives audiences a grand tour of the world of wealth and WASPish peculiarity, in her irreverent and darkly humorous memoir. ... [ more ]

  • Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America

    Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America

    Genre: Biographies,Entertainment
    Author: Peter Biskind
    Duration: 23:57:00

    In this constantly surprising book, Peter Biskind, the author of the film classics Easy Riders, Raging Bulls and Down and Dirty Pictures, writes the most intimate, revealing, and balanced biography ever of Hollywood legend Warren Beatty. ... [ more ]

  • Most Powerful Idea in the World: A Story of Steam, Industry, and Invention

    Most Powerful Idea in the World: A Story of Steam, Industry, and Invention

    Genre: Biographies,Historical
    Author: William Rosen
    Duration: 13:33:00

    Award-winning author William Rosen tells the story of the men responsible for the Industrial Revolution and the machine that drove it-the steam engine. ... [ more ]

  • Girls of Murder City: Fame, Lust, and the Beautiful Killers Who Inspired Chicago

    Girls of Murder City: Fame, Lust, and the Beautiful Killers Who Inspired Chicago

    Genre: Biographies,Historical
    Author: Douglas Perry
    Duration: 10:14:00

    The true story of the murderesses who became media sensations and inspired the musical Chicago. Chicago, 1924. There was nothing surprising about men turning up dead in the Second City. Life was cheaper than a quart of illicit gin in the gangland capital of the world. But two murders that sprin ... [ more ]

  • My Extraordinary Ordinary Life

    My Extraordinary Ordinary Life

    Genre: Biographies,Entertainment
    Author: Sissy Spacek
    Duration: 09:48:00

    In her delightful and moving memoir, Sissy Spacek writes about her idyllic, barefoot childhood in a small East Texas town, with the clarity and wisdom that comes from never losing sight of her roots. Descended from industrious Czech immigrants and threadbare southern gentility, she grew up a tomboy, ... [ more ]

  • Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls

    Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls

    Genre: Biographies,Memoir
    Author: David Sedaris
    Duration: 06:02:00

    From the unique perspective of David Sedaris comes a new book of essays taking his readers on a bizarre and stimulating world tour. From the perils of French dentistry to the eating habits of the Australian kookaburra, from the squat-style toilets of Beijing to the particular wilderness of a North C ... [ more ]

  • I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

    I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

    Genre: Biographies,Memoir
    Author: Maya Angelou
    Duration: 10:12:00

    Maya Angelou's six volumes of autobiography are a testament to the talents and resilience of this extraordinary writer. Loving the world, she also knows its cruelty. As a Black woman she has known discrimination and extreme poverty, but also hope, joy, achievement and celebration. In this first volu ... [ more ]

  • Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded

    Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded

    Genre: Biographies,Entertainment,Biographies,Entertainment
    Author: Hannah Hart
    Duration: 05:55:00

    By combing through the journals that Hannah has kept for much of her life, this collection of narrative essays deliver a fuller picture of her life, her experiences, and the things she's figured out about family, faith, love, sexuality, self-worth, friendship and fame. Revealing what makes Hann ... [ more ]

  • Caspar Lee

    Caspar Lee

    Genre: Biographies,Entertainment,Memoir,Biographies,Entertainment,Memoir
    Author: Caspar Lee, Emily Riordan Lee
    Duration: 04:45:00

    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of Casper Lee by Casper Lee and Emily Riordan Lee. Read by Casper Lee, Emily Riordan Lee and Theodora Lee. This is a book about me. Unfortunately, I didn't write it - my mum did. WTF! Let me tell you now that 98% of it is total ... [ more ]

  • Unplanned

    Unplanned

    Genre: Biographies,Memoir
    Author: Abby Johnson
    Duration: 07:40:00

    Retailers Choice Award winner, 2012 Abby Johnson quit her job in October 2009. That simple act became a national news story because Abby was the director of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Texas who, after participating in her first actual abortion procedure, crossed the line to join the Coaliti ... [ more ]

  • Frank Lloyd Wright

    Frank Lloyd Wright

    Genre: Biographies,Entertainment
    Author: Ada Louise Huxtable
    Duration: 06:45:00

    From the Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic for The New York Times comes an intimate, behind-the-scenes portrait of the world-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright. In this book, Huxtable looks at the architect and the man, exploring the sources of his tumultuous and troubled life and his lo ... [ more ]

  • Mao Zedong

    Mao Zedong

    Genre: Biographies,Political
    Author: Jonathan Spence
    Duration: 05:56:00

    Born in rural China in 1893, Mao Zedong led his country through a long-drawn-out adventure in upheaval. In the process he became one of the monumental figures of the 20th century. He died in 1976, just as China was entering detente with the U.S. This excellent biography illuminates Mao's family ... [ more ]

  • Among Schoolchildren

    Among Schoolchildren

    Genre: Biographies,Memoir
    Author: Tracy Kidder
    Duration: 08:55:00

    Among Schoolchildren illuminates a year in the life of a fifth-grade teacher struggling to make a positive difference in the lives of her students. In Holyoke, Massachusetts, Christine Zajac toils far from the limelight. Her story, and that of her students is heart-warming and inspiring as she helps ... [ more ]