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					               Rick Bragg                                   Ian Halperin                                      Azar Nafisi
         All Over But the Shoutin’                    Unmasked: The Final Years              Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books
                                                         of Michael Jackson
          Augusten Burroughs                                                                            Stephen B. Oates
                 Dry                                        Homer Hickam                          With Malice Toward None: A Life
                                                             Rocket Boys                                of Abraham Lincoln
           Peter Canellos (ed.)
Last Lion: The Fall and Rise of Ted Kennedy              Immaculée Ilibagiza                             Barack Obama
                                                  Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst           Dreams From My Father: A Story of
              Jung Chang                                 The Rwandan Holocaust                         Race and Inheritance
         Mao: The Unknown Story
                                                             Helen Keller                        Michael Perry
               Julia Child                                The Story of My Life               Population, 485: Meeting
             My Life in France                                                                 Your Neighbors One
                                                             Ian Kershaw                         Siren at a Time
           Catherine Clinton                              Hitler: A Biography
           Mrs. Lincoln: A Life                                                                Eleanor Roosevelt
                                                            Judith Levine                    Autobiography of Eleanor
             Edward Conlon                     Not Buying It: My Year Without Shopping              Roosevelt
               Blue Blood
                                                             Andrew Lycett                    Esmeralda Santiago
         Frederick Douglass                     The Man Who Created Sherlock Holmes:         When I Was Puerto Rican
      My Bondage and My Freedom               The Life and Times of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
                                                                                                         Marjane Satrapi
              Jonathan Eig                                          Nelson Mandela                          Persepolis
     Luckiest Man: The Life and Death                             Long Walk to Freedom
               of Lou Gehrig                                                                           William Shawcross
                                                                     Sayo Masuda              The Queen Mother: The Official Biography
              Dave Eggers                                       Autobiography of a Geisha
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius                                                                   Kat Von D.
                                                                      Marlee Matlin                     High Voltage Tattoo
                    Antwone Q. Fisher                                I’ll Scream Later
                   Finding Fish: A Memoir                                                                Jeannette Walls
                                                                    Frank McCourt                    The Glass Castle: A Memoir
                       Michael J. Fox                           Angela’s Ashes: A Memoir
                    Lucky Man: A Memoir                                                                  Barbara Walters
                                                                                                         Audition: A Memoir
                        Anne Frank                        David McCullough
                  The Diary of a Young Girl                  John Adams                                     Elie Wiesel
                                                               Truman                                           Night
                    Benjamin Franklin
                 Autobiography of Benjamin                   Azadeh Moaveni                                 Malcolm X
                          Franklin               Lipstick Jihad: A Memoir of Growing Up           The Autobiography of Malcolm X
                                                Iranian in America and American in Iran
           Alexandra Fuller                                                                                  Bill Yenne
          Don’t Let’s Go To the                            J.R. Moehringer                                   Sitting Bull
    Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood                 The Tender Bar: A Memoir
                                                      Colorado Book Awards
        Biography =
 The detailing of someone’s life by another
  person. Creates a real connection to the
                                                      www.coloradohumanities.org

                                                          Walter R. Borneman
                                                                                                 BIOGRAPHIES
    human experience, usually involving           Polk: The Man Who Transformed the
         well-researched material.
     Autobiographies are self-written.
                                                         Presidency and America
                                                                                                 AND
                                                             Adam Schrager
           Memoir =
   Often referred to as a “slice of life,”
                                              The Principled Politician: The Ralph Carr Story

                                                    Jon Thiem and Deborah Dimon
                                                                                                 MEMOIRS
        memoirs recount personal                 Rabbit Creek Country: Three Ranching
    recollections about specific events          Lives in the Heart of the Mountain West
      in a person’s life. Often based
    more on memory than facts these                                                             Reading
     stories can range from heartfelt             National Book Critics Circle
   and tragic, to comedic and uplifting.                  http://bookcritics.org                Advice for
     ~~~~~~~~~~
      Here are some selected titles to
             get you started!
                                                              Steve Coll
                                                  The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in
                                                         the American Century
                                                                                                You
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                                                            Patrick French
                                                 The World Is What It Is: The Authorized
             Isabel Allende
 My Invented Country: A Nostalgic Journey
                                                       Biography of V.S. Naipaul
                                                                                                 “And in the end,
              Through Chile                                   Ariel Sabar

            Catherine Allgor
                                                My Father’s Paradise: A Son’s Search for
                                                    His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq
                                                                                                 it's not the years
 A Perfect Union: Dolley Madison and the
     Creation of the American Nation
                                                                      Pulitzer Prize
                                                                                                 in your life that
            Julie Andrews
    Home: A Memoir of My Early Years
                                                                      www.pulitzer.org
                                                                                                   count. It's the
                                                                     Debby Applegate
             Maya Angelou                                         The Most Famous Man in             life in your
          Letter to My Daughter                                   America: The Biography

              Marie Arana
                                                                   of Henry Ward Beecher
                                                                                                        years.”
American Chica: Two Worlds, One Childhood                              John Matteson
                                                                    Eden’s Outcasts: The             ~ Abraham Lincoln
             Lance Armstrong                                         Story of Louisa May
    It’s Not About the Bike: My Journey                             Alcott and Her Father
                Back to Life
                                                             Jon Meacham
            Ishmael Beah                                 American Lion: Andrew
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier              Jackson in the White House

				
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