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please recommend autobiographies about non-celebreties

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Posted on Jun 25, 2012, 6:16:19 PM PDT
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Posted on Jun 26, 2012, 9:04:17 AM PDT
Stella says:
Read "A Playboy Virgin's Manifesto."A Playboy Virgin's Manifesto: Part One

A bio about how the bullied nerd in a white collar prep school became a polo playing movie producer. A plethora of adventures ranging from surviving hockey summer camp in Canada, California Wildfires, Elephant chases in Africa, living with gauchos in Argentina, and even working on Hollywood's talking puppy movies. Twenty six years of keeping your chin up, while racing to the top of the mountain.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2012, 3:50:23 PM PDT
Wow... so many interesting stories out there! How will we ever have enough time to read them all? But we can try, and have a lot of fun doing it.

I would like to recommend "Quite an Undertaking"... the true story of Violet Guymer, one of the first women to become licensed as a funeral director/embalmer/undertaker. She had to perform her trade in primitive, harsh and brutal conditions in a remote place in northern Canada, with no conveniences like running water, and five children to look after simultaneously. It is inspirational to read about how women can do anything if they are placed in the position of having no choice. If you like history, geography and stories of strong women, you'll like this book.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2012, 4:17:43 PM PDT
eileen dight says:
I like the sound of that.

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Posted on Jun 28, 2012, 4:19:02 PM PDT
Jennifer says:
I have a good one for you! A light summer read about growing up in Columbus, OH, late 1960's - 1970's. Written by Ted Paxton, (he is my brother if you like the book, some random guy if you don't) it's a glimps into the life of a guy in his 40's, now a cop, and his family. If you remember when it was safe to let a 5 - 6 year old walk 1/4 - 1/2 mile to the neighborhood pool...alone... or ride a bike without a helmet, you'll have more than a few chuckles Superhero Suburban Cop: A Memoir Paperback or kindle!

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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 29, 2012, 6:52:39 PM PDT
C2017 says:
I just read a very funny autobiography by a new (book) writer Eric Kester. That Book About Harvard is the story of Mr. Kester's first year at Harvard and it's very different from other biographies of both Harvard students and college bios or autobios in general. It is very funny, I did not expect to pull for Eric to survive his first year and by the end of the book I was cheering him on when he...(I'm not spoiling it!). I look forward to more work by Mr. Kester. It's a laugh and snort out loud book that has moving parts as well. Having recently graduated from library science school and spending the majority of the last eight years at a student I can sympathize with a lot of what Mr. Kester went through and am still laughing over parts of the book.

Full disclosure: I read an ARC (advance reader copy) which I got from the publisher, randomly, since I am a librarian.

Suzy Smith, MLIS Readers

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 29, 2012, 6:53:22 PM PDT
C2017 says:
I'm going to look for your book just as soon as I finish writing here. Tell us more please!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 30, 2012, 2:24:09 AM PDT
eileen dight says:
"Itis a laugh and snort out loud book and has moving parts as well". Great review!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 30, 2012, 2:27:21 AM PDT
eileen dight says:
Please review this book too, I like your style.

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Posted on Jun 30, 2012, 5:23:03 PM PDT
CW3 WALKER says:
I am not sure if you are looking for a book or selling a book? If you want to read the most awesome book out there, and that is according to everybody that has read it, read 'COLD WAR SOLDIER' by Robert ? McGuire. I think that's his name. It will keep you turning pages all day and night.

Posted on Jun 30, 2012, 5:24:41 PM PDT
CW3 WALKER says:
I am not sure if you are looking for a book or selling a book? If you want to read the most awesome book out there, and that is according to everybody that has read it, read 'COLD WAR SOLDIER' by Robert ? McGuire. I think that's his name. It will keep you turning pages all day and night.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 1, 2012, 12:58:17 PM PDT
C2017 says:
Thank you Eileen Dight! I get slammed here on Amazon when I say a book stinks but never hear if someone likes something I wrote so I appreciate your message. I'm trying to improve my reviewing skills and hope to write a bunch this summer while job hunting.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 1, 2012, 1:38:13 PM PDT
eileen dight says:
Good to hear from you. Will you review my book if I send it to you? I'll take my chances on being blasted.
Eileen Dight

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Delos Dimon says:
Karachi, Dacca...and Back: Searching to Reclaim My Children Isabel Camacho Diamond relates her experiences over a four year period in the Middle East where she accompanied her American pilot husband only to face abandonment when he takes her children, leaving her without means or travel documents, and describes her efforts to locate and reclaim her children.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 1, 2012, 5:29:56 PM PDT
Sounds interesting. Having knocked around Dacca I have a sense of what she must have been up against.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 1, 2012, 7:53:35 PM PDT
C2017 says:
Sure! I promise to be fair.

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