2013 Biographies and Memoirs

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Jim Henson: The Biography by Brian Jay Jones

A comprehensive portrait of the iconic cultural figure includes coverage of his Mississippi childhood and college forays into early Muppet TV projects to his years with "Sesame Street" and "The Muppet Show" and his considerable achievements in non-Muppetproductions.

My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor

The first Hispanic American on the U.S. Supreme Court shares the story of her life before becoming a judge, describing her youth in a Bronx housing project, the ambition that fueled her ivy league education, and the individuals who helped shape her career.


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I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up For Education And Was Shot By The Taliban by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb

Describes the life of the young Pakistani student who advocated for women's rights and education in the Taliban-controlled Swat Valley, survived an assassination attempt, and became the youngest nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou

The celebrated author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings shares the intimate story of her relationship with her mother, a first black woman officer in the Merchant Marines and a purveyor of a gambling business and rooming house, relating the events that prompted her mother to send young Angela away and the complicated fallout that shaped their family life.


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Autobiography by Morrissey

English singer and songwriter Morrissey recounts the details of his dark and difficult life, blunt and sometimes controversial thoughts, and successful career in music - part of which was his time as the lead singer of The Smiths during the 80s.

Beethoven: The Man Revealed by John Suchet

Drawing on the latest research as well as using source material, a leading authority on the life and works of Ludwig van Beethoven reveals the man behind the legend, painting a complete portrait of one of the greatest composers who ever lived.

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