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May’s Best New Biographies and Memoirs

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May’s Best New Biographies and Memoirs

A new book from one of the funniest memoirists of our time leads off our list of the best bios and memoirs of the month. Legendary figures from the world...
April’s Best New Biographies and Memoirs

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April’s Best New Biographies and Memoirs

Though it sometimes feels as though the daily news gives us all the non-fiction we can take, there’s always room for a well-written memoir or biography....
6 Memoirs You Can’t Help Reading in the Author’s Voice

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6 Memoirs You Can’t Help Reading in the Author’s Voice

When it comes to famous people writing their memoirs, there are two basic categories: those who you know on some level are famous, but whose appearance...
The 6 Most Notorious Unauthorized Biographies

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The 6 Most Notorious Unauthorized Biographies

Nothing gets the brain buzzing like the words “unauthorized biography.” It immediately conjures up a sense of transgression, of trespass, instantly...
Why Bruce Springsteen’s Born to Run Is One of the Year’s Most Crucial Reads

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Why Bruce Springsteen’s Born to Run Is One of the Year’s Most Crucial Reads

For a cultural icon who seems to have been around forever, Bruce Springsteen’s career has been filled with a surprising amount of, well, surprise. Always...

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The Bell Jar Gets a Movie, and 5 More Biopics About Women Writers

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The Bell Jar Gets a Movie, and 5 More Biopics About Women Writers

Sylvia Plath is one of modern literature’s most celebrated, complicated women, which is why it’s astonishing that it has taken this long for...
Dispatches from Generation YouTube

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Dispatches from Generation YouTube

For some, the term “YouTube Star” inspires nothing but confusion. There’s a generational rift between folks who still turn to their televisions...

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10 Biographies of Awesome Dads

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10 Biographies of Awesome Dads

Father’s Day isn’t just about your dad and the lame gift you probably bought him at the last-minute (another tie? really?). It’s about all the...
7 Other Overlooked Historical Figures who Deserve the Hamilton Treatment

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7 Other Overlooked Historical Figures who Deserve the Hamilton Treatment

The country is gripped with Hamilton fever, and the only cure is scoring tickets to the hottest show on Broadway. Even if you don’t live close enough...

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10 Must-Read Biographies of Black Americans

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10 Must-Read Biographies of Black Americans

Black History Month is an ideal moment to read biographies of some of the most influential and important—yet often overlooked—black Americans, men...
William Shatner’s Leonard Illuminates a Famous Friendship

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William Shatner’s Leonard Illuminates a Famous Friendship

There was great fanfare when Leonard Nimoy visited Barack Obama in the White House. Here, finally, was Spock himself meeting a president who, perhaps...
The Road to Little Dribbling Chronicles the Further Adventures of Bill Bryson in Britain

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The Road to Little Dribbling Chronicles the Further Adventures of Bill Bryson in Britain

With his wry sense of humor, keen observations, and ability to connect a place’s history with its present, Bill Bryson makes for an excellent travel...

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