Memoirs and Biographies
Gere Branch, March 12, 2012
Snow Falling in Spring: Coming of Age in China During the Cultural Revolution
by Moying Li [j Biography Li]
Growing up during China's Cultural Revolution.
by Carolyn Jessop [289.3 Jes]
Surviving a plural marriage in the FLDS Church.
Reading My Father
by Alexandra Styron [Biography Styron]
Growing up with a dad who's a famous writer suffering from depression.
Once Upon a Secret: My Affair With President John F. Kennedy and its Aftermath
by Mimi Alford [Biography Alford]
The devastating impact of a sexual affair with JFK.
This is Not the Story You Think It Is - A Season of Unlikely Happiness
by Laura Munson [158.2 Mun]
Remembering a difficult year of marital discord.
by Joan Didion [155.937 Did]
Thoughts on aging and death.
The Heart and the Fist: The Education of a Humanitarian, the Making of a Navy SEAL
by Eric Greitens [Biography Greitens]
Combining humanitarianism and military strength.
Sex on the Moon: The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in History
by Ben Mezrich [629.4 Mez]
NASA intern steals and sells moon rocks.
Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant: A Memoir
by Daniel Tammet [B T147]
An autistic savant recalls his childhood.
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
by Erik Larson [943.086 Lar]
Ambassador Dodd's family experiences the rise of Nazi Germany.
Below Stairs: The Classic Kitchen Maid's Memoir That Inspired "Upstairs, Downstairs" and "Downton Abbey"
by Margaret Powell [Biography Powell]
British kitchen maid recalls working for wealthy clients.
Half Broke Horses
by Jeanette Walls [Walls]
Vignettes of a grandmother's scrappy life during the 20th Century.