ICPL Staff Top Picks for 2013: Biography

by on December 26th, 2013
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Why do you read biographies? Well, as my high school English teacher once told me, what better way to learn a lesson than from a person whose been there?

Biographies and memoirs give readers the opportunity to walk a mile in another person’s shoes, to stand on the shoulders of giants, and to learn how the famous and not-so-famous handle the highs and lows of life. Who’s life will you explore?


  • Blue Plate Special: An Autobiography of My Appetites by Kate Christensen
  • Still Foolin’ Em: Where I’ve Been, Where I’m Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys? by Billy Crystal
  • Etched in Sand: A True Story of Five Siblings Who Survived an Unspeakable Childhood on Long Island by Regina Calcaterra
  • The Pinecone:  The Story of Sarah Losh, Forgotten Romantic Heroine — Antiquarian, Architect, and Visionary by Jenny Uglow
  • I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban Malala Yousfzai
  • Jim Henson: The Biography by Brian Jay Jones
  • My Story by Elizabeth Smart

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