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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!"
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
March Book One by John Lewis (2013)
Reviewed by craigseasholes on January 17, 2014 tagged biography • graphic novel • history
The story of Congressman John Lewis' early life and activism during the 1960s Civil Rights struggles.
Woman Rebel The Margaret Sanger Story by Peter Bagge (2013)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on May 23, 2014 tagged biography • graphic novel
Margaret Sanger put her freedom on the line so that women in the U.S. could get access to birth control.
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 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
A User's Guide to Neglectful Parenting by Guy Delisle (2013)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on January 31, 2014 tagged biography • graphic novel • nonfiction
Guy Delisle’s days with his kids are one step removed from disaster.
Papa is a Poet a story about Robert Frost by Natalie S. Bober, Rebecca Gibbon (2013)
Reviewed by snow on December 20, 2013 tagged biography • picture book • poetry
Lesley tells the story of growing up with her father, the poet Robert Frost.
I Invented the Modern Age The Rise of Henry Ford by Richard Snow (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on April 5, 2013 tagged biography
Henry Ford, a mechanical whiz who invented the assembly line, was also strange, cruel, bigoted, and poor at business.
I'll Seize the Day Tomorrow by Jonathan Goldstein (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on March 29, 2013 tagged biography • humor
Jonathan Goldstein, star of the NPR radio show Wiretap, documents the year between his 39th and 40th birthdays.
Slow Getting Up A Story of NFL Survival from the Bottom of the Pile by Nate Jackson (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on December 13, 2013 tagged biography • nonfiction
Nate Jackson’s NFL tell-all focuses on the less glamorous, impersonal, boring side of playing pro football.
Unknown Pleasures Inside Joy Division by Peter Hook (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on February 22, 2013 tagged biography • nonfiction
The story of the influential band Joy Division, from its early days to lead singer Ian Curtis’s suicide.
Bluffton by Matt Phelan (2013)
Reviewed by geneambaum on December 20, 2013 tagged biography • graphic novel • historical fiction
In 1908 vaudevillians, including the young Buster Keaton, take up residence in a small Michigan town.
Primates The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas by Jim Ottaviani, Maris Wicks (2013)
Reviewed by geneambaum on December 6, 2013 tagged biography • graphic novel • nonfiction
The story of how Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas studied wild primates.
Her A Memoir by Christa Parravani (2013)
Reviewed by darcy on January 10, 2014 tagged biography • coming of age
A memoir about dealing with a sister’s crushing fear, depression, and eventual overdose.
Just Like Someone Without Mental Illness Only More So A Memoir by Mark Vonnegut (2013)
Reviewed by silver on August 23, 2013 tagged biography
My Mother's Wars by Lillian Faderman (2013)
Reviewed by darcy on November 22, 2013 tagged biography • history
Lillian’s mother dreamed of becoming a dancer. But after she's kicked out of her home, her life took a bad turn.
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.
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.
Stitches A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair by Anne Lamott (2013)
Reviewed by emilyreads on May 9, 2014 tagged biography • essays
Essayist Anne Lamott meditates on the ways we manage to keep going when life swats us down.
Rob Delaney Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage. by Rob Delaney (2013)
Reviewed by geneambaum on April 25, 2014 tagged biography • essays • humor
Funny essays on parenting, growing up, bed wetting, sobriety, and writing jokes.
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.
Perfect Chaos A Daughter's Journey to Survive Bipolar, a Mother's Struggle to Save Her by Linea Johnson, Cinda Johnson (2012)
Reviewed by silver on October 12, 2012 tagged biography • nonfiction
Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis by Timothy Egan (2012)
Reviewed by flemtastic on August 23, 2013 tagged art • biography • history
Steve Jobs Genius by Design by Jason Quinn, Amit Tayal (2012)
Reviewed by flemtastic on October 19, 2012 tagged biography
A short graphic novel biography of Steve Jobs, who experimented with personal hygiene, and was very hard to work for.
Life in the Ocean The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle by Claire A. Nivola (2012)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on September 14, 2012 tagged biography • science
A Game for Swallows to die, to leave, to return by Zeina Abirached (2012)
Reviewed by snow on October 19, 2012 tagged biography • graphic novel
Zeina grew up during the Lebanese Civil War, and became used to the daily hazards of life in a war zone.
Hosoi My Life as a Skateboarder Junkie Inmate Pastor by Christian Hosoi (2012)
Reviewed by flemtastic on July 13, 2012 tagged biography
Timeless Thomas How Thomas Edison Changed Our Lives by Gene Barretta (2012)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on April 19, 2013 tagged biography • picture book
Master of Deceit J. Edgar Hoover and America in the Age of Lies by Marc Aronson (2012)
Reviewed by flemtastic on March 23, 2012 tagged biography • history • nonfiction