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Witness the Lives of Real People Through Memoirs, Biographies, and Personal Essays - Page 2

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 Forgotten Soldier (Guy Sajer)
The Forgotten Soldier (Guy Sajer)
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Frederick Douglass (William S. McFeely)
Frederick Douglass (William S. McFeely)
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Fresh off the Boat (Eddie Huang)
Fresh off the Boat (Eddie Huang)
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Gellhorn: A Twentieth-Century Life (Caroline Moorehead)
Gellhorn: A Twentieth-Century Life (Caroline Moorehead)
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Girls Like Us (Sheila Weller)
Girls Like Us (Sheila Weller)
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Goat: A Memoir (Brad Land)
Goat: A Memoir (Brad Land)
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The Greatest Generation (Tom Brokaw)
The Greatest Generation (Tom Brokaw)
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Hedy's Folly (Richard Rhodes)
Hedy's Folly (Richard Rhodes)
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Holy the Firm (Annie Dilard)
Holy the Firm (Annie Dilard)
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How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America (Kiese Laymon)
How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America (Kiese Laymon)
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I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This! (Bob Newhart)
I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This! (Bob Newhart)
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The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death (Laurie Notaro)
The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death (Laurie Notaro)
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In Pieces: A Memoir (Sally Field)
In Pieces: A Memoir (Sally Field)
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In Search of J.D. Salinger (Ian Hamilton)
In Search of J.D. Salinger (Ian Hamilton)
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Inside the Kingdom (Carmen Bin Ladin)
Inside the Kingdom (Carmen Bin Ladin)
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John (Cynthia Lennon)
John (Cynthia Lennon)
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John Le Carre: The Biography (Adam Sisman)
John Le Carre: The Biography (Adam Sisman)
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The Know-It-All (A.J. Jacobs)
The Know-It-All (A.J. Jacobs)
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Language Myths (Laurie Bauer)
Language Myths (Laurie Bauer)
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Letters of a Woman Homesteader (Elinore Pruitt Stewart)
Letters of a Woman Homesteader (Elinore Pruitt Stewart)
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Life Sentences: Literary Judgments and Accounts (William H. Gass)
Life Sentences: Literary Judgments and Accounts (William H. Gass)
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The Lives of the Artists (Giorgio Vasari)
The Lives of the Artists (Giorgio Vasari)
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Love and Other Ways of Dying (Michael Paterniti)
Love and Other Ways of Dying (Michael Paterniti)
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Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig (Jonathan Eig)
Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig (Jonathan Eig)
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The Mallet of Loving Correction (John Scalzi)
The Mallet of Loving Correction (John Scalzi)
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The Man Who Saved the Union (H. W. Brands)
The Man Who Saved the Union (H. W. Brands)
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The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin (Masha Gessen)
The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin (Masha Gessen)
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Marlene Dietrich (Maria Riva)
Marlene Dietrich (Maria Riva)
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Martin Heidegger: Between Good and Evil (RĂ¼diger Safranski)
Martin Heidegger: Between Good and Evil (Rüdiger Safranski)
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Mauve: How One Man Invented a Color That Changed the World (Simon Garfield)
Mauve: How One Man Invented a Color That Changed the World (Simon Garfield)
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Mistress of the Elgin Marbles (Susan Nagel)
Mistress of the Elgin Marbles (Susan Nagel)
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Montgomery Clift (Patricia Bosworth)
Montgomery Clift (Patricia Bosworth)
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Mukiwa (Peter Godwin)
Mukiwa (Peter Godwin)
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My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop (Ronald Rice)
My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop (Ronald Rice)
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My Korean Deli (Ben Ryder Howe)
My Korean Deli (Ben Ryder Howe)
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My Life With the Saints (James Martin)
My Life With the Saints (James Martin)
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My Planet: Finding Humor in the Oddest Places (Mary Roach)
My Planet: Finding Humor in the Oddest Places (Mary Roach)
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My Traitor's Heart (Rian Malan)
My Traitor's Heart (Rian Malan)
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Nomad (Ayaan Hirsi Ali)
Nomad (Ayaan Hirsi Ali)
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Not Without My Daughter (Betty Mahmoody)
Not Without My Daughter (Betty Mahmoody)
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