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If comedy has taught me anything, it's that trauma is hilarious. I have laughed much too often at the horrible things comedians do to themselves. W… More
Want to know more about Stosh? Ellen recommends books about the dynamic center and legendary Blackhawk.
Jeff recommends stories of icons known for fuzzy (or embellished) memories, including Ernest Hemingway and Hunter S. Thompson.
We look at biographies about growing up with Asperger’s and Autism.
Leslie recommends moving biographies that will draw you into the life of the environmentalist and author of Silent Spring.
A new biography of Mavis Staples and a look at her discography
ChgoAnge suggests books about codebreaker Alan Turing, whose story comes to life in the film The Imitation Game.
In addition to our list of the top ten books, we recommend these as the best nonfiction books published in 2014. Also be sure to c… More
Jeff considers biographies of famous parents and their children
It's easy to think of scientists as loners absorbed in their own thoughts. Sometimes they are. Their real lives, however, can be just as interestin… More
Amy Poehler fans are sure to enjoy her first book, Yes Please, as well as the other books on this list.
Pakistani activist and author Malala Yousafzai, 17, on Friday became the award's youngest winner. She tells her story in I Am Malala.
Forty years ago, Caro "rewrote the rules of biography" with this book, according to the Daily Beast.
The annual MacArthur fellows have been announced, and as usual, reading about the winners is inspiring and even intimidating (statistical analyses?… More
Check out the book companion to the new Ken Burns documentary series, coming to PBS and DVD this month.
In honor of the passing of biographer Penelope Niven, we recommend her book Carl Sandburg: A Biography.
Celebrate International Left-Handers Day with biographies of these famous lefties, including President Obama and Steve Jobs.
Imagine that you are lured, captured, abducted, thrown into a cold basement and left in an unknown environment for 10 years. You hope your family a… More
Celebrate Sir Edmund Hillary's 95th birthday by visiting your local library and checking out some mountaineering books.
Why risk altitude si… More
What is it like to live your life convincing people that your petty opinions are worth something? Luckily for us, it's easy to find out, because pu… More
If you're like me, you know that summertime presents great opportunities to go to outdoor music concerts in this beautiful city. Since I'm a little… More
Angelica Huston's new memoir
Angel of Harlem by Kuwana Hausley is the biography of Dr. May Edward Chinn. She was the first African American woman to graduate from Columbia Uni… More
Looking for your next great read? The 2014 Pulitzer winners were announced Monday.
Perhaps no writer in history avoided the press more than J. D. Salinger. David Shields and Shane Salerno have tackled the tough task of chronicling… More
There are so many amazing graphic novels out there these days, but did you know that some of them are true stories? If illustrated memoirs intrigue… More