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Star Stuff Carl Sagan and the Mysteries of the Cosmos by Stephanie Roth Sisson (2014)
Reviewed by snow on June 12, 2015 tagged biography • picture book
Song of the Vikings Snorri and the Making of Norse Myths by Nancy Marie Brown (2014)
Reviewed by robert on November 28, 2014 tagged biography • history
Poet Snorri Sturluson lived it up in 13th century Iceland, creating the greatest collection of Norse myths.
The Hiltons The True Story of An American Dynasty by J. Randy Taraborrelli (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on May 9, 2014 tagged biography • history
The story of hotel mogul Conrad Hilton and his (sometimes) out-of-control family.
Malala: A Brave Girl From Pakistan | Iqbal: A Brave Boy from Pakistan Two Stories of Bravery by Jeanette Winter (2014)
Reviewed by craigseasholes on February 20, 2015 tagged biography • picture book
I Am Amelia Earhart (Ordinary People Change the World) by Brad Meltzer, Christopher Eliopoulos (2014)
Reviewed by geneambaum on January 23, 2015 tagged biography • graphic novel • picture book
My Heart is a Drunken Compass A Memoir by Domingo Martinez (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on January 2, 2015 tagged biography
After a painful time, an author draws closer to his estranged family and the woman who will become his wife.
Save the Date The Occasional Mortifications of a Serial Wedding Guest by Jen Doll (2014)
Reviewed by emilyreads on January 2, 2015 tagged biography
A perpetual bridesmaid struggles to figure out why she’s never half of the happy couple.
Sisters by Raina Telgemeier (2014)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on November 28, 2014 tagged biography • coming of age • graphic novel
Raina wanted a little sister to play with, but Amara doesn’t want to do anything her older sister does.
Rasputin A Short Life by Frances Welch (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on November 14, 2014 tagged biography
Grigory Rasputin, a quasi-religious figure, enjoyed the patronage of Russia’s royal family before his assassination.
The Slam Bobby Jones and the Price of Glory by Curt Sampson (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on December 5, 2014 tagged biography
Bobby Jones, well-known amateur golfer, is the only golfer to ever win the hallowed Grand Slam.
Confessions of an Ivy League Frat Boy A Memoir by Andrew Lohse (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on October 3, 2014 tagged biography • coming of age
Lohse’s memoir of the out of control, mean-spirited, depraved hazing required to get into a frat at Dartmouth.
Facing the Music by Jennifer Knapp (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on September 19, 2014 tagged biography
Christian music star Jennifer Knapp stayed off the grid for 7 years before announcing her same-sex relationship.
An Age of License A Travelogue by Lucy Knisley (2014)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on October 10, 2014 tagged biography • graphic novel
Cartoonist Lucy Knisley travels to a Norwegian comics festival and then around Europe as she examines her life.
Get Over It! by Corinne Mucha (2014)
Reviewed by geneambaum on December 12, 2014 tagged biography • graphic novel
Corinne Mucha moved to Chicago with her boyfriend. They lived together for five months before they broke up.
Enduring Courage Ace Pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the Dawn of the Age of Speed by John F. Ross (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on August 15, 2014 tagged biography • nonfiction
Eddie Rickenbacker was a mechanic, race driver, WWI ace, automobile manufacturer, and president of Eastern Airlines.
How the World Was A California Childhood by Emmanuel Guibert (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on July 18, 2014 tagged biography • coming of age • graphic novel
Emmanuel Guibert’s graphic novel based on his friend Alan Cope’s tales of his California childhood.
God Loves Hair by Vivek Shraya, Juliana Neufeld (2014)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on August 29, 2014 tagged biography • short stories
Short, illustrated stories from Vivek Shraya’s life about growing up Indian-Canadian and LGBTQ.
The Iridescence of Birds: A Book About Henri Matisse by Patricia MacLachlan, Hadley Hooper (2014)
Reviewed by wally on March 4, 2016 tagged biography • picture book
The Contract by Derek Jeter, Paul Mantell (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on September 5, 2014 tagged biography • chapter book
Young Derek Jeter writes a paper about his dream of becoming a NY Yankee. His teacher says it’s too unrealistic.
Alone Forever The Singles Collection by Liz Prince (2014)
Reviewed by geneambaum on July 11, 2014 tagged biography • graphic novel
Autobiographical comics full of awkwardness, crushes, punk music, beards, a cat, friendship, flirting, and more.
We Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly, A True Story by Josh Sundquist (2014)
Reviewed by silver on January 29, 2016 tagged biography • coming of age • romance
Tolstoy's False Disciple: The Untold Story of Leo Tolstoy and Vladimir Chertkov by Alexandra Popoff (2014)
Reviewed by robert on September 18, 2015 tagged biography • literary • nonfiction
The Dumbest Idea Ever! by Jimmy Gownley (2014)
Reviewed by geneambaum on August 8, 2014 tagged biography • graphic novel
After Jimmy Gownley decided he wanted to draw comics, he self-published his first when he was only 15.
The Dirty Version On Stage, in the Studio, and in the Streets with Ol' Dirty Bastard by Buddha Monk, Mickey Hess (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on September 19, 2014 tagged biography
An in-depth biography of the Wu-Tang Clan’s Ol’ Dirty Bastard by his friend Buddha Monk.
The World's Strongest Librarian: A Book Lover's Adventures by Josh Hanagarne (2014)
Reviewed by darcy on January 15, 2016 tagged biography
Pregnant Butch Nine Long Months Spent in Drag by A.K. Summers (2014)
Reviewed by geneambaum on October 3, 2014 tagged biography • graphic novel
A.K. Summers’ graphic novel memoir about when she was a pregnant butch dyke.
The Madwoman in the Volvo My Year of Raging Hormones by Sandra Tsing Loh (2014)
Reviewed by darcy on October 17, 2014 tagged biography
One woman’s roller coaster year going through menopause.
The Lady and Her Monsters: A Tale of Dissections, Real-Life Dr. Frankensteins, and the Creation of Mary Shelley's Masterpiece by Roseanne Montillo (2013)
Reviewed by robert on October 30, 2015 tagged biography • classic • science
Crazy Rich Power, Scandal and Tragedy Inside the Johnson & Johnson Dynasty by Jerry Oppenheimer (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on November 8, 2013 tagged biography • history
Johnson & Johnson’s success brought wealth to its founders, but a lot of trouble to their heirs.
The 13-Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton (2013)
Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by geneambaum on November 22, 2013 tagged biography • chapter book • fantasy • humor
If Andy and Terry don’t finish the book they promised their publisher, they’ll have to leave their awesome treehouse.
Randolph Caldecott The Man Who Could Not Stop Drawing by Leonard S. Marcus (2013)
Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by billba on December 13, 2013 tagged art • biography • picture book
Bank clerk Randolph Caldecott taught himself to draw and forever changed the way children’s books were illustrated.
A Curious Man The Strange & Brilliant Life of Robert "Believe It or Not!" Ripley by Neal Thompson (2013)
Reviewed by sharonlevin on November 15, 2013 tagged biography
The colorful life of Robert Ripley, the cartoonist who created “Believe It or Not!"
Turn Around Bright Eyes The Rituals of Love and Karaoke by Rob Sheffield (2013)
Reviewed by emilyreads on July 4, 2014 tagged biography
Rob Sheffield gets through grief and finds new love through the magic of karaoke.
VJ The Unplugged Adventures of MTV’s First Wave by Gavin Edwards, Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter, Martha Quinn (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on September 27, 2013 tagged biography • history
The Reason I Jump The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old-Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida, David Mitchell, KA Yoshida (2013)
Reviewed by dawnrutherford on June 6, 2014 tagged biography • coming of age • nonfiction
Autism kept Naoki from communicating with his family, but he learned to write and published this book about himself.
The Death of Santini The Story of a Father and His Son by Pat Conroy (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on November 22, 2013 tagged biography
Pat Conroy’s follow-up memoir about his complicated relationship as an adult with his famously abusive father.
236 Pounds of Class Vice President A Memoir of Teenage Insecurity, Obesity, and Virginity by Jason Mulgrew (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on October 5, 2012 tagged biography
Paperboy An Enchanting True Story of a Belfast Paperboy Coming to Terms with the Troubles by Tony Macauley (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on August 30, 2013 tagged biography • coming of age