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REading memoirs is one of the most inspirational and educational endeavors one can pursue through a third party. While film and TV are great avenues for seeing events visually speaking, they cannot convey the deep meaning and intricate stories laid out in books. Words have the power of transporting someone more wholly than television, for we have been conditioned to be distracted from the television. Which is why they have to make the commercials so loud. Pursue reading a memoir over the discovery channel next time. It will be a much more rewarding experience.
Admit One: My Life in Film
Running with Scissors: A Memoir
The Glass Castle: A Memoir
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea
I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced
A Thousand Sisters: My Journey into the Worst Place on Earth to Be a Woman
Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated
Getting the Pretty Back: Friendship, Family, and Finding the Perfect Lipstick
Raquel: Beyond the Cleavage
Beautiful: The Life of Hedy Lamarr
Empire of Dreams: The Epic Life of Cecil B. DeMille
How to Be a Movie Star: Elizabeth Taylor in Hollywood
The Barbara Stanwyck Collection (Internes Can't Take Money / The Great Man's Lady / The Bride Wore Boots / The Lady Gambles / All I Desire / There's Always Tomorrow)
The Jungle Book (Two-Disc 40th Anniversary Platinum Edition)
For You Mom, Finally
Remembrance of Things Paris: Sixty Years of Writing from Gourmet (Modern Library Food)
History in a Glass: Sixty Years of Wine Writing from Gourmet (Modern Library Food)
This Is Not The Story You Think It Is: A Season of Unlikely Happiness
Falling Apart in One Piece: One Optimist's Journey Through the Hell of Divorce
The Nine Rooms of Happiness: Loving Yourself, Finding Your Purpose, and Getting Over Life's Little Imperfections
Hollywood
The Hollywood Book of Scandals : The Shocking, Often Disgraceful Deeds and Affairs of Over 100 American Movie and TV Idols
Hollywood Babylon: The Legendary Underground Classic of Hollywood's Darkest and Best Kept Secrets
History in a Glass: Sixty Years of Wine Writing from Gourmet (Modern Library Food)

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