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The most popular Memoirs books currently available. Updated weekly.
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Educated: The Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling memoir
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Becoming
In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America - the first African-American to serve in that role - she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare. Product Information: ISBN: 9780241334140 Author: Michelle Obama Publisher: Penguin Format: Hardback Pages: 426 Dimensions: 24 x 16 x 4cm
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Face It: A Memoir
'I was saying things in songs that female singers didn't really say back then. I wasn't submissive or begging him to come back, I was kicking his ass, kicking him out, kicking my own ass too. My Blondie character was an inflatable doll but with a dark, provocative, aggressive side. I was playing it up, yet I was very serious.'
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Elephant in My Kitchen: What the herd taught me about love, courage and survival
A powerful, moving sequel to the bestselling The Elephant Whisperer that tells the story of one woman's fight to protect a herd of elephants.
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Gotta Get Theroux This: My life and strange times in television
A funny, insightful memoir by much-loved documentary maker Louis Theroux, who takes us on a weird and wonderful journey through his life and two decades of groundbreaking television.
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Know My Name
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Day Like Today: Memoirs
For more than three decades, millions of Britons have woken to the sound of John Humphrys' voice.
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Salt Path: The Sunday Times bestseller, shortlisted for the 2018 Costa Biography Award & The Wainwright Prize
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This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
The often hilarious, at times horrifying and occasionally heartbreaking diaries of a former junior doctor, and the story of why he decided to hang up his stethoscope.
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Improbable Life: The Autobiography
The autobiography of the great journalist and broadcaster Sir Trevor McDonald
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Confessions of a Bookseller: THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
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Really?
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Half Baked Idea: How grief, love and cake took me from the courtroom to Le Cordon Bleu
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Headlines and Hedgerows: A Memoir
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Claxton Diary: Further Field Notes from a Small Planet
Here are unwedded queen ants pouring out of the pavement cracks for their nuptial flights, or a garden cross spider spraying a bumblebee with jets of silk that are, gram for gram, stronger than tensile steel.
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Everything I Know About Love
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When Breath Becomes Air
At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade's training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. One day he was a doctor, the next he was a patient struggling to live. In this book, he offers a life-affirming reflection on facing our mortality and on the relationship between doctor and patient.
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Over the Top
A memoir from the break-out star of Netflix hit show Queer Eye, Jonathan Van Ness.
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For the Record
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George Best: A Memoir: A unique biography of a football icon: The Perfect Gift for Football Fans
A unique biography of football icon, George Best, written by journalist and broadcaster, Michael Parkinson
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For Freddie: A Mother's Final Gift to Her Son
Part memoir, part love letter to her son, this is the inspirational book from the founder of You, Me & the Big C podcast, Rachael Bland.
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Lost Child: The True Story of a Girl who Couldn't Ask for Help
From the million-copy bestselling author comes the true story of a neglected little girl whose cries for attention have been met in all the wrong ways, until now.
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Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas: Festive hospital diaries from the author of million-copy hit This is Going to Hurt
From the multi-award-winning and million-copy bestselling author of This is Going to Hurt comes Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas, a brand new gift book that alternates between the hilarious and the heartbreaking, in a love letter to all those who spend their festive season on the front line.
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I Love the Bones of You: My Father And The Making Of Me
A son. A father he adores. A profession he loves, and, a disease that destroys. The painful and life-changing journey one of Britain's finest actors takes as his late father struggles with dementia.
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Who am I, again?
Who am I, again?'Riotous, warm-hearted and revealing, and told with Lenny's trademark energy - expect recipes, comic strips, and tips for aspiring comedians - Who Am I, Again? is the heart-breakingly honest and inspirational coming-of-age story of a man who holds a very special place in British hearts.
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Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets and Advice for Living Your Best Life
Sharp and hilariously funny advice for growing up female from the Netflix star of Baby Cobra and Hard Knock Wife, and Always Be My Maybe
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Idiot Wind: A Memoir
The memoir of one man's journey from addiction back to sobriety and sanity via the road
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East West Street: Non-fiction Book of the Year 2017
A uniquely personal exploration of the origins of international law, centring on the Nuremberg Trials, the city of Lviv and a secret family history
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Diary of a Lone Twin: A Memoir
A poignant and powerful memoir of one man's life after the death of his identical twin and a rare glimpse into the unique relationship that twins share.
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Umbrian Thursday Night Supper Club
'If you loved Under the Tuscan Sun, you'll love this' Red Magazine Every week on a Thursday evening, a group of four rural Italian women gather in an old stone house in the hills above Italy's Orvieto. There - along with their friend, Marlena - they cook together, sit down to a beautiful supper, drink their beloved local wines, and talk.
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Pianist of Yarmouk
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First Breath: How Modern Medicine Saves the Most Fragile Lives
A powerful medical memoir about the extraordinary fetal and neonatal medicine bringing a new generation of babies into the world.
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Experiments on Reality
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Finding My Voice: Nadiya's honest, unforgettable memoir
Since the moment she was born, Nadiya Hussain has taken on many different identities assigned to her by her gender, culture, society and religion. From daughter to wife, mother to celebrity baker, this very personal book documents her experiences of the roles that have moulded her life to date.
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World As It Is: Inside the Obama White House
`One of the most compelling stories I've seen about what it's actually like to serve the American people' BARACK OBAMA A revelatory, behind-the-scenes account of the Obama presidency and a political memoir about the power of words to change our world This is a book about two people making the most important decisions in the world.
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Hinch Yourself Happy: All The Best Cleaning Tips To Shine Your Sink And Soothe Your Soul
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Year of the Monkey: The New York Times bestseller
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Choice
THE AWARD-WINNING INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERby Edith Eger, as seen on BBC Breakfast Even in hell, hope can flower'I'll be forever changed by her story' - Oprah Winfrey 'One of those rare and eternal stories you don't want to end' - Desmond Tutu'A masterpiece of holocaust literature.
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Book of Dreams - The Book That Inspired Kate Bush's Hit Song 'Cloudbusting'
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Looking at the Stars: How incurable illness taught one boy everything
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Daughter's Choice: A True Story of Hardship, Heartache and Hope
A heartwarming, moving true story of a young girl escaping hardship and coming of age in the Second World War.
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This Really Isn't About You
A disarmingly tender, funny and honest memoir of grief, love and finding your way in life.
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Adventures Of The Yorkshire Shepherdess
The further adventures of the star of Our Yorkshire Farm and bestselling author Amanda Owen, as she takes us back to the Yorkshire Dales with her delightful family.
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Ungrateful Refugee
A timely, provocative and personal examination of the refugee experience
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Unfollow: A Journey from Hatred to Hope, leaving the Westboro Baptist Church
The metamorphic journey of Megan Phelps-Roper: a young woman raised in a religious hate group, who has become an advocate for equality, diversity and tolerance.
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Full Steam Ahead, Felix: Adventures of a famous station cat and her kitten apprentice
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Silence: In the Age of Noise
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Everything Happens For A Reason And Other Lies I've Loved
Memoir by a young woman with a terminal illness, who contends with the terrifying fact that she is not the lynchpin of existence and life will go on.
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Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: a therapist, <i>her</i> therapist, and our lives revealed
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Unspeakable: The Things We Cannot Say
From award-winning journalist and film-maker Harriet Shawcross comes a deeply personal exploration of silence, taboo and how and why words fail us