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Inspiring, heart-wrenching accounts and memoirs of famous people, events, true crimes, and even animals, from both past and present.
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Home : A Memoir of My Early Years

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This memoir of Julie Andrews' early years is a captivating and heartfelt journey that takes readers from her difficult upbringing in war-torn Britain to her rise to international stardom in America. With warmth, humor, and resilience, Julie shares stories of overcoming challenges, performing on Broadway, and starring in iconic films like Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music. Her inspiring journey of success and personal growth makes this book a must-read for fans of Julie Andrews and anyone who appreciates a story of triumph against the odds.
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Delivering Happiness : A Path to Profits, Passion and Purpose

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Delivering Happiness is an insightful and inspirational book that explores the importance of company culture, employee satisfaction, and customer service in achieving success. Tony Hsieh shares his personal experiences and lessons learned from his entrepreneurial journey, while providing tips on how to create and maintain a strong company culture. If you're looking for a book that can help you create a more fulfilling and happier work environment, Delivering Happiness is a must-read.
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Junk - Digging Through America's Love Affair With Stuff

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When journalist and author Alison Stewart was confronted with emptying her late parents’ overloaded basement, a job that dragged on for months, it got her thinking: How did it come to this? Why do smart, successful people hold on to old Christmas bows, chipped knick-knacks, and books they will likely never reread? Junk details Stewart’s three-year investigation into America’s stuff. Stewart rides along with junk removal teams like Trash Daddy, Annie Haul, and Junk Vets. She goes backstage at Antiques Roadshow , and learns what makes for compelling junk-based television with the executive producer of Pawn Stars . And she even investigates the growing problem of space junk—23,000 pieces of manmade debris orbiting the planet at 17,500 mph, threatening both satellites and human space exploration. But it’s not all dire. Readers will also learn that there are creative solutions to America’s crushing consumer culture. The author visits with Deron Beal, founder of FreeCyle, an online community of people who would rather give away than throw away their no-longer-needed possessions. She spends a day at a Repair Café, where volunteer tinkerers bring new life to broken appliances, toys, and just about anything.  Junk is a delightful journey through 250-mile-long yard sales, resale shops, and packrat dens, both human and rodent, that for most readers will look surprisingly familiar.

The Ride of a Lifetime : Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company

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If you're intrigued by the inner workings of Disney during its greatest era of expansion, then "The Ride of a Lifetime" is your backstage pass. You'll not only gain leadership insights from Robert Iger's tenure as CEO, but you'll also get a personal look at how he steered Disney through a period of significant growth and change, turning it into the media powerhouse we know today. It's perfect for aspiring leaders and Disney aficionados alike.

Tiny Beautiful Things : Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar

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If you're facing life's ups and downs and could use a dose of heartfelt guidance, "Tiny Beautiful Things" is like chatting with that wise friend who always seems to know just what to say. Cheryl Strayed serves not just counsel but also compassion. Reading her words is a comforting experience that can provide you with a sense of not just understanding, but also community. No matter what you're going through, there's a piece of advice in these pages that could feel like it was meant just for you.

Stress Test : Reflections on Financial Crises

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If the mechanics behind governmental response to economic turmoil fascinate you, "Stress Test" will be a gripping read. Tim Geithner opens up about his pivotal role from the front lines of the financial crisis, offering an educational and surprisingly personal account that’s as enlightening as it is a candid chronicle of modern economic history. It's a book that not only financial enthusiasts but also those interested in the interplay of economics and politics would find deeply informative.

Torn: A terrified girl. A shocking secret. A terrible choice.

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As you immerse yourself in 'Torn,' it becomes clear that Rosie Lewis doesn't just share a story; she offers a profound look into the complexities of foster care and the deep emotional challenges faced by children in the system. The book's rawness and Rosie's compassion will resonate with anyone interested in the realities of modern foster care and the resilience of the human spirit in young ones faced with unspeakable adversities.

Insanely Simple: The Obsession That Drives Apple's Success

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If you’re curious about how Apple skyrocketed to tech stardom, 'Insanely Simple' offers a backstage pass to the strategies that catapulted their innovation and marketing. Ken Segall's insider perspective coupled with his storytelling may enlighten you to the virtues of simplicity in business, something you might find refreshing and applicable to your own ventures or daily life. It’s a lesson from Apple’s playbook that could resonate with you long after the last page.
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The Big Fella - Babe Ruth And The World He Created

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The Big Fella could be a great read for sports enthusiasts and biographical lovers. This biography delves deep into the life of Babe Ruth, who not only redefined athletic stardom but also lived a life of extremes and adventures. With its captivating storytelling and extensive research, Jane Leavy brings forth the true essence of Ruth's journey, bringing readers face-to-face with the man behind the legend. Get ready to be enthralled by the triumphs, scandals, and the larger-than-life personality of the Babe.

Life Without Limits : Inspiration for a Ridiculously Good Life

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If you've ever felt weighed down by limitations, "Life Without Limits" can be a beacon of hope. Nick Vujicic doesn't just share his journey, he shows how to harness adversity as a stepping stone towards a fulfilling and unrestricted life. His practical advice twined with his personal stories of overcoming seemingly insurmountable challenges could be the nudge you need to start forging your own path, free from the constraints of your current barriers.

Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything

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"Eat, Pray, Love" isn't just a memoir; it's an intimate account of soul-searching and self-rediscovery. Elizabeth Gilbert takes you on a trip that's as savory as Italian pasta, as enlightening as Indian meditation, and as healing as Balinese culture. Dive into her story if you're at a crossroads yourself, seeking inspiration for transformation or simply enjoy a deeply personal and beautifully narrated adventure that spans across countries and emotions.
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Confessions of an English Opium Eater

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If you're intrigued by the human psyche and its struggles, "Confessions of an English Opium Eater" could resonate deeply with you. It showcases a profound journey through addiction during an era where such experiences were rarely spoken about openly. The raw intellect and expressive language will transport you to De Quincey's complex world. It's not just a window into the past, but also a timeless reflection on dependency and survival.

Life without Limits

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If you ever doubt the possibilities of your circumstances, Nick Vujicic's "Life without Limits" will be a profound eye-opener. His incredible journey serves as a beacon of hope, exemplifying that limitations are often a state of mind. This book isn't just about Nick's story; it's about the potential in all of us to overcome and thrive. Reading about his experiences and insights could be the nudge you need to start redefining what you perceive as boundaries in your own life.
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Yes Please

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This book could be a good read for you if you enjoy witty and humorous anecdotes intermingled with genuine life advice. Amy Poehler's distinct voice shines through as she shares personal stories that touch on various aspects of life such as love, parenthood, and friendship. Prepare to be entertained and inspired by her unique perspective and witty storytelling.

Kris Jenner : and All Things Kardashian

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If you're curious about how Kris Jenner crafted an empire while raising a high-profile family, this book peels back the curtain. Her insights on motherhood, managing fame, and facing public scrutiny could be an eye-opener, revealing the woman behind the media portrayal. Perfect for anyone interested in the intersection of family, fame, and business.
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Stolen Life

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Stolen Life could be a good read for users who are interested in true crime stories and real-life accounts of survival. Jaycee Dugard's memoir offers a harrowing and inspirational tale of how she was kidnapped and held captive for 18 years, and her eventual escape. The book shares a personal account of what she went through during her time in captivity, and how she was able to cope and survive. Readers who enjoy exploring the resilience of the human spirit and want to learn more about the impact of long-term trauma could find this book fascinating.

How to Be Black

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If you're looking to understand racial identity with laughter as your guiding light, "How to Be Black" might just be the right companion for your journey. Baratunde Thurston tackles serious topics with a wit that disarms and enlightens, inviting readers of all backgrounds to contemplate the nuances of being black in a way that is as educational as it is entertaining. Whether you're up for personal anecdotes that punch through societal expectations or just need a hearty laugh about a deeply personal yet universal experience, this book is a page-turner.
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Dear Fatty : The Perfect Mother's Day Read

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This memoir by Dawn French is a hilarious and heartwarming journey of a woman who not only challenges stereotypes but also creates a lasting impact through her talent and irreverent humor. The book gives a glimpse into her early years, her partnerships, and her outspoken views, making it an extraordinary and entertaining read for those looking for a complex and unstoppable female role model. Get ready to laugh out loud and be inspired by this genuine national treasure.
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Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

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This book could be a good read for you if you are interested in exploring the contrasting approaches to parenting between Eastern and Western cultures. Through witty storytelling, Amy Chua sheds light on the challenges and rewards of raising children in a strict, traditional manner. Her honest and thought-provoking memoir will make you question your own parenting style and offer a fresh perspective on what it means to be a successful parent. Get ready to be entertained, enlightened, and challenged by this captivating book.

In the Heart of the Sea : The Epic True Story That Inspired `Moby-Dick'

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If you're drawn to tales of survival and the indomitable spirit of humanity when faced with nature's awe and wrath, "In the Heart of the Sea" might just be the anchor for your next reading voyage. The harrowing ordeal of the Essex crew invigorates with grim details and historical context that turn these pages into mirrors, reflecting the darker depths of human endurance and the inspirations for a classic.

A Writer's Notebook

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If you've ever wondered how a writer's mind churns with ideas that eventually turn into beloved stories, "A Writer's Notebook" by Maugham offers just that. This isn't merely a diary; it's a front-row seat to the evolution of Maugham's artistic journey. The candid and incisive entries spanning five decades offer profound insights not only into his creative process but also into the very fabric of the literary world of his time. It's like having a mentor in your hands, one that inspires and educates aspirants and admirers of literary craft.

Hillary Rodham Clinton New Memoir

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Hillary Rodham Clinton’s inside account of the crises, choices, and challenges she faced during her four years as America’s 67th Secretary of State, and how those experiences drive her view of the future. This memoir is the story of the four extraordinary and historic years that followed, and the hard choices that she and her colleagues confronted. Secretary Clinton offers her views on what it will take for the United States to compete and thrive in an interdependent world. She makes a passionate case for human rights and the full participation in society of women, youth, and LGBT people. An astute eyewitness to decades of social change, she distinguishes the trendlines from the headlines and describes the progress occurring throughout the world, day after day. Sorry! Book description for this title is not available.
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And The Walls Come Crumbling Down

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This book is a must-read for anyone who has struggled with finding their own identity, home and love. Through the poignant and poetic voice of the author, Tania De Rozario, it captures the personal struggles and triumphs of finding oneself while dealing with the deterioration of relationships and places that we hold dear. It's a moving memoir that will leave readers reflecting on their own lives and journeys.

Better Than Before : Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives

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If you're looking to really understand how habits shape your day-to-day life and what you can do to change them, "Better Than Before" is a treasure trove of insights. Gretchen Rubin doesn't just theorize; she experiments with habits first-hand, ensuring relatable and practical guidance. Whether it's sleep, productivity, or health that you're keen to improve, this book could be your catalyst for real, tangible change.
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The Man Who Knew : The Life & Times of Alan Greenspan

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This book would be a good read for those interested in the intricacies of global finance and the life of one of its key players. Sebastian Mallaby's well-researched biography provides an insider look into the life of Alan Greenspan, showcasing his rise to power as Chairman of the Federal Reserve and his role in shaping the modern financial landscape. With the perfect blend of political infighting, compelling dialogue, and captivating stories, "The Man Who Knew" offers a deep exploration of Greenspan's legacy that will keep readers engaged from start to finish.
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Profile in Courage

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Recommendation: - If you're searching for a book that showcases the courage and integrity of political figures, then "Profile in Courage" is a must-read. This Pulitzer Prize-winning book shares the awe-inspiring stories of eight United States Senators who faced immense opposition but stayed true to their principles. With timeless lessons and a powerful reminder of the strength of the human spirit, this book will leave you feeling hopeful and motivated to make a difference in the world.
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Agent Zigzag - The True Wartime Story Of Eddie Chapman: The Most Notorious Double Agent Of World War II (Reissued)

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This book would be a great read for history buffs and fans of thrilling spy stories. Get ready to dive into the captivating world of espionage and follow the extraordinary journey of Eddie Chapman, a man torn between loyalty and betrayal. Experience the adrenaline-pumping adventures, intricate plot twists, and the precarious tightrope he walks as a double agent in one of the darkest periods of history. Discover the blurred lines between honor and deceit, and witness the power of love and loyalty in the face of treachery. Prepare for a gripping, edge-of-your-seat read that will transport you to the heart of World War II.
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In Pieces

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This book is a must-read for anyone who admires Sally Field and wants to understand the challenges and triumphs she experienced throughout her life. With raw honesty and captivating storytelling, Field takes readers on a journey behind-the-scenes of her Hollywood career and explores the complex relationships that shaped her. In Pieces is an inspiring and powerful memoir that offers valuable insights into the life of a woman who has captivated audiences for over five decades.

Elon Musk : Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

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If you're drawn to stories of audacity and innovation, this biography will resonate with you. Ashlee Vance paints a comprehensive portrait of Elon Musk, revealing the successes and failures of a man whose vision stretches beyond conventional limits. It’s an inspiring read that showcases the complexities of tackling industries ripe for change and the relentless spirit needed to succeed in the tech frontier.
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Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang

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Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang is a hilarious collection of personal essays that will have readers laughing out loud. Chelsea Handler fearlessly shares embarrassing childhood stories and her struggles with her Mormon sister with her trademark biting wit and off-kilter humor. If you're looking for a fun and irreverent read that doesn't shy away from the absurdity of life, this book is definitely worth checking out.