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Category: Autobiography

Inner Hunger: A Young Womans Struggle Through Anorexia and Bulimia

For teenage girls and young women, the pressures that accompany adolescence--pressures to be normal, to be perfect, to be popular--can often be overwhelming. And although many escape this period relatively unscathed, others, unable to cope successfully with the emotional and physical uncertainties facing them, may develop eating disorders. Nearly one out of every ten fe

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Cut, Stapled, and Mended: When One Woman Reclaimed Her Body and Gave Birth on Her Own Terms After Cesarean

At least you and the baby are healthy.That�s what they said when they handed him to me. And they were right. Why then, so long after my body has healed, do I still feel broken? A whisper inside of me insists: Birth is more than a means to a baby. There was something I was supposed to do, something I was to receive through giving birth.Pregnant again, when the doctor trie

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Paradise, Piece by Piece

In precise, sensual prose, award-winning poet Molly Peacock crafts an honest and moving memoir that takes a new look at the meaning of creativity and fulfillment in a womans life. Lavishly praised by critics, this is the story of a child asked to grow up too soon; of the complicated web of relationships in which we define ourselves -- loyal friends, quirky relations, and

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Out Came the Sun: Overcoming the Legacy of Mental Illness, Addiction, and Suicide in My Family

A moving, compelling memoir about growing up and escaping the tragic legacy of mental illness, suicide, addiction, and depression in one of Americas most famous families: the Hemingways.She opens her eyes. The room is dark. She hears yelling, smashed plates, and wishes it was all a terrible dream. But it isnt. This is what it was like growing up as a Hemingway. In this d

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The Harbor Boys: A Memoir

From the author of The Speckled People, one of the most lyrical and powerful memoirs of recent times, comes an exploration of another crucial moment in his early life: the summer he spent working at a harbor close to his home in Dublin, at a time of tremendous unrest.As a boy, Hugo Hamilton felt a strong desire to have no past behind me, to be rid of the confused identit

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Smacked: A Harrowing True Story of Addiction and Survival

Smacked is the powerful, uncompromising story of one womans downward spiral into addiction.

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Send Yourself Roses: Thoughts on My Life, Love, and Leading Roles

The New York Times bestseller SEND YOURSELF ROSES is now in trade paperback.Kathleen Turner has always lived her life according to her own rules. The screen icon opens up about her own life--both personal and professional--the risks shes taken, and the lessons shes learned from her film and stage career, 20-year marriage (and recent seperation), raising her daughter, an

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The Road to Happiness is Always Under Construction

To celebrate her 75th birthday, Linda Gray, the iconic star of Dallas and timeless beauty, is sharing her road map to happiness in her revelatory memoir.When Linda Gray, iconic star of Dallas, was twenty years old, a magazine editor coldly rejected her as a model, writing that, perhaps one day, �you might shape into something.� Since then, Linda has been evolving and growi

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The Good Times

From newsboy to police reporter to White House correspondent, Russell Baker shares his pitfalls, triumphs, joys and hard lessons. A wonderful autobiography and valediction to Bakers striving and achieving through the 20s, 30s, and the sunny years under Truman, Eisenhower and Kennedy.

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More, Now, Again: A Memoir of Addiction

I crush up my pills and snort them like dust. They are my sugar. They are the sweetness in the days that have none. They drip through me like tupelo honey. Then they are gone. Then I need more. I always need more. For all of my life I have needed more.A precocious literary light, Elizabeth Wurtzel published her groundbreaking memoir of depression, Prozac Nation, at

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