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by Jon Krakauer
Into The Wild
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"Into the Wild" by Jon Krakauer is a non-fiction book that tells the story of Christopher McCandless, a young man who leaves behind his comfortable life to embark on a solo journey into the Alaskan wilderness. Through McCandless's journey, Krakauer explores themes of adventure, self-reliance, and the power of nature. The book also delves into McCandless's motivations and the impact of his choices, ultimately leaving readers to ponder the complexities of his life and untimely death....
Number of pages: ~ 205 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.9/5

by Walter Isaacson
Steve Jobs
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Walter Isaacson’s “enthralling” (The New Yorker) worldwide bestselling biography of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs. Based on more than forty interviews with Steve Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than 100 family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital...
Number of pages: ~ 656 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.7/5

Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing
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INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER The BELOVED STAR OF FRIENDS takes us behind the scenes of the hit sitcom and his struggles with addiction in this “CANDID, DARKLY FUNNY...POIGNANT” memoir (The New York Times) A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK by Time, Associated Press, Goodreads, USA Today, and more! “Hi, my name is Matthew, although you may know me by another name. My friends call me Matty. And I should be dead.” So begins the riveting story of acclaimed actor Matthew Perry, taking us along on his journey from childhood ambition to fame to addiction and recovery in...
Number of pages: ~ 272 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.5/5

by Michelle Zauner
Crying in H Mart
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the indie rock sensation known as Japanese Breakfast, an unforgettable memoir about family, food, grief, love, and growing up Korean American—“in losing her mother and cooking to bring her back to life, Zauner became herself” (NPR). • CELEBRATING OVER ONE YEAR ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST In this exquisite story of family, food, grief, and endurance, Michelle Zauner proves herself far more than a dazzling singer, songwriter, and guitarist. With humor and heart, she tells of growing up one of the few Asian American kids at her school in Eugene,...
Number of pages: ~ 256 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.5/5

by Prince Harry The Duke of Sussex
Spare
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  • Biographies
  • 2023
  • Autor: Prince Harry The Duke of Sussex
It was one of the most searing images of the twentieth century: two young boys, two princes, walking behind their mother’s coffin as the world watched in sorrow—and horror. As Princess Diana was laid to rest, billions wondered what Prince William and Prince Harry must be thinking and feeling—and how their lives would play out from that point on. For Harry, this is that story at last. Before losing his mother, twelve-year-old Prince Harry was known as the carefree one, the happy-go-lucky Spare to the more serious Heir. Grief changed everything. He struggled at school, struggled with anger,...
Number of pages: ~ 416 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.5/5

by Anderson Cooper
Vanderbilt
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Enjoy a great reading experience when you buy the Kindle edition of this book. New York Times bestselling author and journalist Anderson Cooper teams with New York Times bestselling historian and novelist Katherine Howe to chronicle the rise and fall of a legendary American dynasty—his mother’s family, the Vanderbilts. One of the Washington Post's Notable Works of Nonfiction of 2021 When eleven-year-old Cornelius Vanderbilt began to work on his father’s small boat ferrying supplies in New York Harbor at the beginning of the nineteenth century, no one could have imagined that one day he...
Number of pages: ~ 336 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.3/5

by Jeannette Walls
The Glass Castle
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"The Glass Castle" by Jeannette Walls is a powerful and thought-provoking memoir that details the author's unconventional childhood and her journey to find stability and success. Growing up in poverty, Walls and her siblings were raised by parents who were equal parts brilliant and dysfunctional. Despite their struggles, Walls recounts her parents' free-spirited nature and their unwavering love for their children. The author recounts her family's nomadic existence, moving from one place to another, always in search of a better life. Despite the lack of stability and resources, Walls and her...
Number of pages: ~ 327 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.9/5

by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Braiding Sweetgrass
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Braiding Sweetgrass Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants pdf free download. Hold out your hands and let me lay upon them a sheaf of freshly picked sweetgrass, loose and flowing, like newly washed hair. Golden green and glossy above, the stems are banded with purple and white where they meet the ground. Hold the bundle up to your nose. Find the fragrance of honeyed vanilla over the scent of river water and black earth and you understand its scientific name: Hierochloe odorata, meaning the fragrant, holy grass....
Number of pages: ~ 473 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.7/5

by Elie Wiesel
Night
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Night is a 1960 memoir by Elie Wiesel based on his Holocaust experiences with his father in the Nazi German concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald in 1944–1945, toward the end of the Second World War in Europe. In just over 100 pages of sparse and fragmented narrative, Wiesel writes about the death of God and his own increasing disgust with humanity, reflected in the inversion of the parent–child relationship as his father deteriorates to a helpless state and Wiesel becomes his resentful, teenage caregiver. "If only I could get rid of this dead weight ... Immediately I felt ashamed...
Number of pages: ~ 91 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.7/5

Incidents In The Life of a Slave Girl
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The true story of an individual's struggle for self-identity, self-preservation, and freedom, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl remains among the few extant slave narratives written by a woman. This autobiographical account chronicles the remarkable odyssey of Harriet Jacobs (1813–1897) whose dauntless spirit and faith carried her from a life of servitude and degradation in North Carolina to liberty and reunion with her children in the North. Written and published in 1861 after Jacobs' harrowing escape from a vile and predatory master, the memoir delivers a powerful and unflinching...
Number of pages: ~ 336 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.8/5