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?
ICPL BEST BIOGRAPHIES OF 2013
- 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