Look at You Now
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Look at You Now


  • Author : Liz Pryor
  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2017-06-06
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812987546


Look at You Now Book Description :

"The author describes her experience hidden away by her wealthy Chicago parents in a dreary government facility for impoverished pregnant teens after she discovered she was accidentally expecting at age 17 in 1979,"--NoveList....

Educated
Score: 4
From 143 Ratings

Educated


  • Author : Tara Westover
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2018-02-20
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443452502


Educated Book Description :

For readers of The Glass Castle and Wild, a stunning new memoir about family, loss and the struggle for a better future #1 International Bestseller Tara Westover was seventeen when she first set foot in a classroom. Instead of traditional lessons, she grew up learning how to stew herbs into medicine, scavenging in the family scrap yard and helping her family prepare for the apocalypse. She had no birth certificate and no medical records and had never been enrolled in school. Westover’s mother proved a marvel at concocting folk remedies for many ailments. As Tara developed her own coping mechanisms, little by little, she started to realize that what her family was offering didn’t have to be her only education. Her first day of university was her f...

Know My Name
Score: 5
From 8 Ratings

Know My Name


  • Author : Chanel Miller
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-09-24
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735223714


Know My Name Book Description :

Universally acclaimed, rapturously reviewed, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography, and an instant New York Times bestseller, Chanel Miller's breathtaking memoir "gives readers the privilege of knowing her not just as Emily Doe, but as Chanel Miller the writer, the artist, the survivor, the fighter." (The Wrap). "I opened Know My Name with the intention to bear witness to the story of a survivor. Instead, I found myself falling into the hands of one of the great writers and thinkers of our time. Chanel Miller is a philosopher, a cultural critic, a deep observer, a writer's writer, a true artist. I could not put this phenomenal book down." --Glennon Doyle, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Love Warrior and Untamed "K...

I Thought it was Just Me  but it Isn t
Score: 4.5
From 6 Ratings

I Thought it was Just Me but it Isn t


  • Author : Brené Brown
  • Publisher : Avery
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781592403356


I Thought it was Just Me but it Isn t Book Description :

Draws on research with hundreds of interviewees to identify the pervasive influence of cultural shame, discussing how women can recognize the ways in which shame influences their health and relationships and can be transformed into courage and connectivity....

Becoming Eve

Becoming Eve


  • Author : Abby Stein
  • Publisher : Seal Press
  • Release Date : 2019-11-12
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781580059176


Becoming Eve Book Description :

The powerful coming-of-age story of an ultra-Orthodox child who was born to become a rabbinic leader and instead became a woman Abby Stein was raised in a Hasidic Jewish community in Brooklyn, isolated in a culture that lives according to the laws and practices of eighteenth-century Eastern Europe, speaking only Yiddish and Hebrew and shunning modern life. Stein was born as the first son in a dynastic rabbinical family, poised to become a leader of the next generation of Hasidic Jews. But Abby felt certain at a young age that she was a girl. She suppressed her desire for a new body while looking for answers wherever she could find them, from forbidden religious texts to smuggled secular examinations of faith. Finally, she orchestrated a personal exod...

In Shock
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

In Shock


  • Author : Rana Awdish
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2017-10-24
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250119223


In Shock Book Description :

A riveting first-hand account of a physician who's suddenly a dying patient, In Shock "searches for a glimmer of hope in life’s darkest moments, and finds it.” —The Washington Post Dr. Rana Awdish never imagined that an emergency trip to the hospital would result in hemorrhaging nearly all of her blood volume and losing her unborn first child. But after her first visit, Dr. Awdish spent months fighting for her life, enduring consecutive major surgeries and experiencing multiple overlapping organ failures. At each step of the recovery process, Awdish was faced with something even more unexpected: repeated cavalier behavior from her fellow physicians—indifference following human loss, disregard for anguish and suffering, and an exacting emotion...

Look Me in the Eye
Score: 4
From 95 Ratings

Look Me in the Eye


  • Author : John Elder Robison
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • Release Date : 2007-09-25
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307405722


Look Me in the Eye Book Description :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “As sweet and funny and sad and true and heartfelt a memoir as one could find.” —from the foreword by Augusten Burroughs Ever since he was young, John Robison longed to connect with other people, but by the time he was a teenager, his odd habits—an inclination to blurt out non sequiturs, avoid eye contact, dismantle radios, and dig five-foot holes (and stick his younger brother, Augusten Burroughs, in them)—had earned him the label “social deviant.” It was not until he was forty that he was diagnosed with a form of autism called Asperger’s syndrome. That understanding transformed the way he saw himself—and the world. A born storyteller, Robison has written a moving, darkly funny memoir about a life that has...

What Did I Do Wrong
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

What Did I Do Wrong


  • Author : Liz Pryor
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2006-04-04
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780743288842


What Did I Do Wrong Book Description :

It happens without warning, and it hits you with devastating force. Your closest girlfriend, the Ethel to your Lucy, the Thelma to your Louise, cuts you off completely. No more late-night phone calls, no more afternoon e-mails, no more catch-up lunches and dinners. She has decided for whatever reason to move on with her life and has left you to figure it out on your own. The experience can be as painful and confusing as a sudden breakup with a significant other, and you replay scenes from the friendship and wonder what you did wrong. Until now, women had to endure the heartache of losing a friend all alone, without the social support and understanding that accompanies, say, a romantic split-up -- and to make matters worse, they don't even have their ...

Strong Looks Better Naked
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Strong Looks Better Naked


  • Author : Khloé Kardashian
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-11-03
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781471156489


Strong Looks Better Naked Book Description :

THE ONLY OFFICIAL KHLOÉ KARDASHIAN BOOK THE NEW YORK TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER ‘Perfect’ Cosmopolitan ‘Stunning. Basically anything and everything you'd ever want to know about Khloé Kardashian.’ InStyle ‘Her book will motivate you physically, spiritually, mentally and emotionally.’ E Online ‘This book is part memoir, part self-help, and part diet-and-exercise guide and all of it is very Khloé. . . Self-deprecating, candid, sincere and vulnerable’ Refinery29 ‘A triumph’ Daily Beast ‘A body-image victory’ The Frisky Khloé Kardashian shares her secrets for finding strength of body, heart, mind, and soul with inspirational, revealing stories of her own struggles with weight, relationships, and her self-image. In a culture t...