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Witness the Lives of Real People Through Memoirs, Biographies, and Personal Essays

Although fiction is my usual literary milieu, I also find that personal accounts and reflections on [sometimes] famous people can be very rewarding. Here are some memoirs, biographies, and collections of personal essays that intrigue me.
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The $64 Tomato (William Alexander)
The $64 Tomato (William Alexander)
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Adventures in the Screen Trade (William Goldman)
Adventures in the Screen Trade (William Goldman)
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The Age of Alexander (Plutarch)
The Age of Alexander (Plutarch)
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Albert Camus: A Life (Olivier Todd)
Albert Camus: A Life (Olivier Todd)
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Always Running (Luis J. Rodriguez)
Always Running (Luis J. Rodriguez)
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American Savage (Dan Savage)
American Savage (Dan Savage)
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An Alphabetical Life (Wendy Werris)
An Alphabetical Life (Wendy Werris)
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An Appetite for Wonder (Richard Dawkins)
An Appetite for Wonder (Richard Dawkins)
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Artful (Ali Smith)
Artful (Ali Smith)
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As They Were (M.F.K. Fisher)
As They Were (M.F.K. Fisher)
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
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Best Little Boy in the World (Andrew Tobias)
Best Little Boy in the World (Andrew Tobias)
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Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance (Atul Gawande)
Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance (Atul Gawande)
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Black Sun (Geoffrey Wolff)
Black Sun (Geoffrey Wolff)
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The Book That Changed My Life (Roxanne J. Coady)
The Book That Changed My Life (Roxanne J. Coady)
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Borstal Boy (Brendan Behan)
Borstal Boy (Brendan Behan)
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Boy Erased (Garrard Conley)
Boy Erased (Garrard Conley)
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The Bright Hour (Nina Riggs)
The Bright Hour (Nina Riggs)
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Broken Music (Sting)
Broken Music (Sting)
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Byron: Life and Legend (Fiona MacCarthy)
Byron: Life and Legend (Fiona MacCarthy)
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The Caliph's House (Tahir Shah)
The Caliph's House (Tahir Shah)
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Charles Dickens (G.K. Chesterton)
Charles Dickens (G.K. Chesterton)
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Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang (Chelsea Handler)
Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang (Chelsea Handler)
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Cleaving (Julie Powell)
Cleaving (Julie Powell)
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Confessions of an English Opium Eater (Thomas De Quincey)
Confessions of an English Opium Eater (Thomas De Quincey)
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Coop: A Year of Poultry, Pigs and Parenting (Michael Perry)
Coop: A Year of Poultry, Pigs and Parenting (Michael Perry)
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A Country Year (Sue Hubbell)
A Country Year (Sue Hubbell)
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Crazy Brave (Joy Harjo)
Crazy Brave (Joy Harjo)
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Dead End Gene Pool (Wendy Burden)
Dead End Gene Pool (Wendy Burden)
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Dear Fatty (Dawn French)
Dear Fatty (Dawn French)
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Drawing From Memory (Allen Say)
Drawing From Memory (Allen Say)
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The Education of an Idealist (Samantha Power)
The Education of an Idealist (Samantha Power)
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Essays (Wallace Shawn)
Essays (Wallace Shawn)
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False Papers (André Aciman)
False Papers (André Aciman)
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Farewell to Manzanar (Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston)
Farewell to Manzanar (Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston)
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Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer
Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer
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The Fatal Englishman (Sebastian Faulks)
The Fatal Englishman (Sebastian Faulks)
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Federico García Lorca: A Life (Ian Gibson)
Federico García Lorca: A Life (Ian Gibson)
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Fever Pitch (Nick Hornby)
Fever Pitch (Nick Hornby)
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The Florist's Daughter (Patricia Hampl)
The Florist's Daughter (Patricia Hampl)
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