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Bernanke, Ben

Summary: In 2006, Ben S. Bernanke was appointed chair of the Federal Reserve, capping a meteoric trajectory from a rural South Carolina childhood to professorships at Stanford and Princeton, to public service in Washington's halls of power. There would be no time to celebrate, however -- the burst of the housing bubble in 2007 set off a domino effect that would bring the global financial system to the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 332.100 Bernan

Cooper, Brittney C.

Summary: "So what if it's true that Black women are mad as hell? They have the right to be. In the Black feminist tradition of Audre Lorde, Brittney Cooper reminds us [in this memoir] that anger is a powerful source of energy that can give us the strength to keep on fighting"--Dust jacket flap.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.48 Cooper 2018

Land, Stephanie

Summary: Land's plans of breaking free from the roots of her hometown in the Pacific Northwest to chase her dreams were cut short when a summer fling turned into an unexpected pregnancy. She turned to housekeeping to make ends meet, took classes online to earn a college degree. And she wrote relentlessly: true stories of overworked and underpaid Americans; of living on food stamps and WIC coupons. Here...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 Land 2019

Smarsh, Sarah

Summary: During Smarsh's turbulent childhood in Kansas in the '80s and '90s, the forces of cyclical poverty and the country's changing economic policies solidified her family's place among the working poor. Her personal history affirms the corrosive impact intergenerational poverty can have on individuals, families, and communities. Combining memoir with powerful analysis and cultural commentary, this...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2018

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Obama, Michelle

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Summary: An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States 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,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2018

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Franken, Al

Summary: The Harvard-educated comedian, talk-show host, and U.S. Senator chronicles the story of his unlikely senatorial campaign, detailing the ensuing months-long recount and what his service has taught him about America's deeply polarized political culture.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Adult Audiobooks, Call number: CDBK 328.7 Frank

Gerald, Casey

Summary: "Casey Gerald comes to our fractured times as a uniquely visionary witness whose life has spanned seemingly unbridgeable divides. His story begins at the end of the world: Dallas, New Year's Eve 1999, when he gathers with the congregation of his grandfather's black evangelical church to see which of them will be carried off. His beautiful, fragile mother disappears frequently and mysteriously;...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 Gerald 2018

Laymon, Kiese

Summary: "Laymon writes eloquently and honestly about the physical manifestations of violence, grief, trauma, and abuse on his own body. He writes of his own eating disorder and gambling addiction as well as similar issues that run throughout his family. Through self-exploration, storytelling, and honest conversation with family and friends, Heavy seeks to bring what has been hidden into the light and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 Laymon 2018

Hamilton, Gabrielle.

Summary: New York restaurant owner Gabrielle Hamilton describes the search for her life's purpose and the many kitchens she has worked in, from her childhood home to her own restaurant, Prune.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2011

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1 available in Adult Audiobooks, Call number: CDBK 641 Hamil

Horace, Matthew

Summary: A CNN contributor and former law enforcement officer offers a personal account of the racism, crimes, and color lines that challenge America's police, sharing insights into high-profile cases, the Black Lives Matter movement, and what is needed for change.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 Horace 2018

Laymon, Kiese

Summary: In this powerful and provocative memoir, genre-bending essayist and novelist Kiese Laymon explores what the weight of a lifetime of secrets, lies, and deception does to a black body, a black family, and a nation teetering on the brink of moral collapse.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Adult Audiobooks, Call number: CD-BK 921 Laymon 2018

Gaines, Chip

Summary: The Magnolia Story is the first book from Chip and Joanna, offering their fans a detailed look at their life together. From the very first renovation project they ever tackled together, to the project that nearly cost them everything; from the childhood memories that shaped them, to the twists and turns that led them to the life they share on the farm today. They both attended Baylor University...

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Publisher / Publication Date: W Publishing, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, Inc. 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 Gaines

Hodgman, John

Summary: A memoir of the author's cursed travels through the woods of Massachusetts and coastal Maine, describing his midlife transformation from an idealistic youth to an eccentric family man.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814.54 HODG 2017

Julien, Maude

Summary: "Maude Julien's parents were fanatics who believed it was their sacred duty to turn her into the ultimate survivor--raising her in isolation and subjecting her to endless drills designed to "eliminate weakness." Maude learned to hold an electric fence for minutes without flinching, and to sit perfectly still in a rat-infested cellar all night long (her mother sewed bells onto her clothes that...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.760 JULIEN

Marcum, Diana

Summary: Reporter Diana Marcum is in crisis. A long-buried personal sadness is enfolding her--and her career is stalled--when she stumbles upon an unusual group of immigrants living in rural California. She follows them on their annual return to the remote Azorean Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, where bulls run down village streets, volcanoes are active, and the people celebrate festas to ease their...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little A 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 914.69 Marcum 2018

Rushin, Steve

Summary: A bittersweet memoir of the author's 1970s childhood nostalgically shares observations of his family life as it was shaped by influences ranging from the Steve Miller Band and Saturday morning cartoons to Bic pens and Schwinn Sting-Ray bikes.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 Rushin

Vance, J. D.

Summary: Shares the story of the author's family and upbringing, describing how they moved from poverty to an upwardly mobile clan that included the author, a Yale Law School graduate, while navigating the demands of middle class life and the collective demons of the past.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2016

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Day, Felicia

Summary: A memoir from online entertainment mogul, actress, and queen of the geeks Felicia Day, who explores her unusual upbringing, her rise to Internet-stardom, and embracing her individuality to find success in Hollywood.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Touchstone 2015

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Y 921 Day

Green, Katie

Summary: A graphic memoir of eating disorders, abuse and recovery. Lighter Than My Shadow is a hand-drawn story of struggle and recovery, a trip into the black heart of a taboo illness; an exposure of those who are so weak as to prey on the weak, and an inspiration to anybody who believes in the human power to endure towards happiness.

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Publisher / Publication Date: ROAR 2017

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: GRAPHIC Green

Hanna-Attisha, Mona

Summary: "The dramatic story of the signature environmental disaster of our time and an inspiring tale of scientific resistance by a relentless physician who stood up to power. Flint was already a troubled city in 2014 when the state of Michigan--in the name of austerity--shifted the source of its water supply from Lake Huron to the Flint River. Soon after, citizens began complaining about the water...

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Publisher / Publication Date: One World 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 615.9 Hanna 2018

Stack, Megan K.

Summary: When Megan Stack was living in Beijing, she left her prestigious job as a foreign correspondent to have her first child and work from home writing a book. She quickly realized that caring for a baby and keeping up with the housework while her husband went to the office each day was consuming the time she needed to write. This dilemma was resolved in the manner of many upper-class families and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.71 Stack 2019

Thielen, Amy

Summary: "A beautifully written memoir that follows one woman from her childhood in a dysfunctional Midwestern family to becoming a chef in New York City and finally her triumphant return home to reclaim and redeem Midwestern cooking. Amy Thielen, author of the James Beard Award-winning cookbook The New Midwestern Table, traces her journey from Park Rapids, Minnesota, to cooking professionally under...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 641.5092 Thiel 2017

Wamariya, Clemantine

Summary: "Clemantine Wamariya was six years old when her mother and father began to speak in whispers, when neighbors began to disappear, and when she heard the loud, ugly sounds her brother said were thunder. It was 1994, and in 100 days more than 800,000 people would be murdered in Rwanda and millions more displaced. Clemantine and her fifteen-year-old sister, Claire, ran and spent the next six years...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishing 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 976.57 Wamariya 2018

Brennan-Jobs, Lisa

Summary: "A frank, smart and captivating memoir by the daughter of Apple founder Steve Jobs. Born on a farm and named in a field by her parents--artist Chrisann Brennan and Steve Jobs--Lisa Brennan-Jobs's childhood unfolded in a rapidly changing Silicon Valley. When she was young, Lisa's father was a mythical figure who was rarely present in her life. As she grew older, her father took an interest in...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818.603 Brenn 2018