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Long day's journey into night

by:O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953

Author Eugene O'Neill gives an autobiographical account of his explosive home life. Fused by a drug-addicted mother, a father who wallows in drink after realizing he is no longer a famous actor, and an older brother who is emotionally unstable and misfit, the family is reflected by their youngest son, who at 23 is a sensitive and aspiring writer.

Editions:276  Date:1940 - 2016  Genre(s):Drama, Drama, Domestic drama


On writing : a memoir of the craft

by:King, Stephen, 1947-

This volume "really contains two books: a fondly sardonic autobiography and a tough-love lesson for aspiring novelists", written by American author of contemporary horror, suspense, science fiction and fantasy, Stephen King (b. 1947). The first third of the book contains King's memoir, which includes heartfelt tidbits about his brother, mother and his long battles with alcohol and drug addiction. The second part of the book, "On Writing," is where aspiring novelists might find inspiration. King describes the symbolism in many of his novels and offers writers common sense advice. He presents his taboos of writing: adverbs (especially those in dialog) and the passive voice. He describes his writer's toolbox, including examples of both good and bad writing, sometimes taken from his own work, sometimes taken from other writers. He also describes his approach to research. King concludes by including a list of nearly a hundred novels that he considers the best that he's read in the last three or four years.

Editions:116  Date:2000 - 2017  Genre(s):Biography, Horror fiction, Autobiographies, Biographies, Biographies


Wild : from lost to found on the Pacific Crest Trail

by:Strayed, Cheryl, 1968-

At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State -- and to do it alone. She had no experience as a long-distance hiker, and the trail was little more than "an idea, vague and outlandish and full of promise." But it was a promise of piecing back together a life that had come undone. Strayed faces down rattlesnakes and black bears, intense heat and record snowfalls, and both the beauty and loneliness of the trail on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.

Editions:76  Date:2012 - 2019  Genre(s):Biography, Autobiographies, Autobiographies, Movie novels


John Barleycorn

by:London, Jack, 1876-1916

Semi-autobiographical, drawing on the author's recollections of alcoholism.

Editions:248  Date:1911 - 2019  Genre(s):Biography, Biographies, Biographies

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The Paris wife : a novel

by:McLain, Paula

Meeting through mutual friends in Chicago, Hadley is intrigued by brash "beautiful boy" Ernest Hemingway, and after a brief courtship and small wedding, they take off for Paris, where Hadley makes a convincing transformation from an overprotected child to a game and brave young woman who puts up with impoverished living conditions and shattering loneliness to prop up her husband's career.

Editions:123  Date:2010 - 2015  Genre(s):Biographical fiction, Biographical fiction, Biographical fiction, Historical fiction, Historical fiction


Green hills of Africa

by:Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961

A 1930s African jungle safari as recorded in the journal of Ernest Hemingway describes the glory of the landscape while bringing to life the story of a land under threat of human incursion.

Editions:289  Date:1932 - 2016  Genre(s):Biography, Biographies, Biographies


Henry James, a life

by:Edel, Leon, 1907-1997

Biografie van de Amerikaanse schrijver (1843-1916). NL-ZmNBD.

Editions:142  Date:1853 - 2008  Genre(s):Biographies, Biography, Biographies, Criticism, interpretation, etc


Black boy : a record of childhood and youth

by:Wright, Richard, 1908-1960

An autobiography describing the author's struggles against the dehumanizing southern social environment of the Jim Crow South.

Editions:147  Date:1937 - 2007  Genre(s):Biography, Biographies, Biographies, Autobiographies, Autobiographies


Three weeks with my brother

by:Sparks, Nicholas

In January 2003, Nicholas Sparks and his brother Micah set off on a three-week-trip around the world. It was to mark a milestone in their lives, for at 37 and 38 respectively, they were now the only surviving members of their family. As they travel the globe, the intimate story of their family unfolds in the details of the untimely deaths of their parents and only sister. Against the backdrop of the wonders of the world, the Sparks brothers band together to heal, to remember, and to learn to live life to the fullest.

Editions:72  Date:2000 - 2018  Genre(s):Biography, Travel writing, Travel writing


The autobiography of Alice B. Toklas

by:Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946

The life of Gertrude Stein written by herself as though it were the autobiography of her secretary, Alice B. Toklas.

Editions:192  Date:1932 - 2020  Genre(s):Biography, History, Biographies, Biographies, Autobiographies


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