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Critically Acclaimed Books for Biography & Memoir Book Readers


Reviews By Popular Critics & Publishers
NY TIMES 3

The Secret Race

...the book is riveting enough, although today, some weeks after its publication, it reads like a trailer to the 200-page report from the United States Anti-Doping Agency released last month.

KIRKUS 3

The Witness

A promising start to a series, provided Roberts can flesh out her derivative heroine.

NY TIMES 5

The Man Without a Face

Gessen’s “Man Without a Face” is altogether different: part psychological profile, part conspiracy study.

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY 5

The Psychopath Test

Raising more questions than it answers, and far from a dry medical history lesson, this book brings droll wit to buoy this fascinating journey through "the madness business."

NY TIMES 3

Known and Unknown

Although most of this book is written in flat-footed prose (largely devoid of colorful Rummyisms), this former Secretary of Defense tends to be tart — even snide — in his depictions of colleagues,...

KIRKUS 5

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Skloot's meticulous, riveting account strikes a humanistic balance between sociological history, venerable portraiture and Petri dish politics.

NY TIMES 3

Where Men Win Glory

One effect of “Where Men Win Glory,” a disappointing book that is still apt to be popular both because of its subject’s gutsy charisma and its author’s renown, will be to keep this American tragedy ve ...

TIMESUNION.COM 4

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

...knowing that he feared for his life and that he was killed only added to the sense of urgency of the book...Most of all, what I took away from the book was his final transformation that was sparked ...

KIRKUS

Blood, Bones & Butter

After initially disdaining a career in food as one devoid of “meaning and purpose,” she finds both here.

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Stranger in a Strange Land

Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now

Night Shift

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Letter to My Daughter

Prozac Nation

True Love

A Woman of No Importance

Hell's Angels