70 Biographies Recommended by the staff at Powell’s Bookstore

70 Biographies Recommended by the staff at Powell’s Bookstore

1. Al Franken, Giant of the Senate by Al Franken

2. Zami: A New Spelling of My Name by Audre Lorde

3. The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone by Olivia Laing

4. Love and Trouble: A Midlife Reckoning by Claire Dederer

5. The Sound of Gravel: A Memoir by Ruth Wariner

6. My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem

7. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty

8. M Train by Patti Smith

9. Salinger by David Shields and Shane Salerno

10. Reckless: My Life as a Pretender by Chrissie Hynde

11. Liar: A Memoir by Rob Roberge

12. Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements by Bob Mehr

13. Dear Mr. You by Mary Louise Parker

14. The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr

15. Tales From The Secret Annex by Frank, Anne

16. Scorpions The Battles & Triumphs of FDRs Great Supreme Court Justices by Noah Feldman

17. The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson

18. Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage by Dani Shapiro

19. Growing Up Laughing: My Story and the Story of Funny by Marlo Thomas

20. Alice Behind Wonderland by Simon Winchester

21. Wishful Drinking by Fisher, Carrie

22. Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

23. Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

24. I Was Right On Time My Journey From Ne by Buck ONeil

25. To Be Young Gifted and Black by Lorraine Hansberry

26. Men We Reaped: A Memoir by Jesmyn Ward

27. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

28. March: Book One by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell

29. In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri, Ann Goldstein

30. In the Country We Love by Diane Guerrero

31. What Is Obscenity?: The Story of a Good for Nothing Artist and Her Pussy by Rokudenashiko, Ishii

32. So Sad Today: Personal Essays by Melissa Broder

33. Not That Kind of Girl A Young Woman Tells You What Shes Learned by Lena Dunham

34. Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso

35. Across Many Mountains A Tibetan Familys Epic Journey from Oppression to Freedom by Yangzom Brauen

36. Half a Life by Strauss, Darin

37. Knives & Ink: Chefs and the Stories Behind Their Tattoos (with Recipes) by Isaac Fitzgerald, Wendy Macnaughton

38. Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing

39. My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor

40. Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast

41. Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling

42. Adnans Story: The Search for Truth and Justice After Serial by Rabia Chaudry

43. The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

44. A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table by Molly Wizenberg

45. Dinner with Edward: A Story of an Unexpected Friendship by Isabel Vincent

46. All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Beatles Release by Philippe Margotin, Jean-Michel Guesdon

47. Patient H.M.: A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets by Luke Dittrich

48. Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

49. Its What I Do A Photographers Life of Love & War by Lynsey Addario

50. Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life by William Finnegan

51. Petty The Biography by Warren Zanes

52. Excavation: A Memoir by Wendy C. Ortiz

53. I Was a Child: A Memoir by Bruce Eric Kaplan

54. Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President by Millard, Candice

55. Mans Search for Meaning by Viktor E Frankl, Ilse Lasch, Harold S Kushner

56. United: Thoughts On Finding Common Ground & Advancing the Common Good by Cory Booker

57. Great Debate Edmund Burke Thomas Paine & the Birth of Left & Right by Yuval Levin

58. Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike by Phil Knight

59. Hold Still A Memoir with Photographs by Sally Mann

60. Violation: Collected Essays by Sallie Tisdale

61. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes & Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty

62. It Ain’t No Sin To Be Glad You’re Alive: The Promise of Bruce Springsteen by Eric Alterman

63. It Was Me All Along: A Memoir by Andie Mitchell

64. Spinster: A Life of Ones Own by Kate Bolick

65. The Folded Clock: A Diary by Heidi Julavits

66. Girl in the Woods: A Memoir by Aspen Matis

67. The Other Side by Lacy M. Johnson

68. Believer My Forty Years in Politics by David Axelrod

69. Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

70. Man Who Loved Books Too Much The True Story of a Thief a Detective & a World of Literary Obsession by Allison Hoover Bartlett

Source: http://www.powells.com/staff-picks/biography/

Categories: Literature & Fiction

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