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Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
Marjane Satrapi

Pantheon, 2004

A New York Times Notable Book A Time Magazine “Best Comix of the Year” A San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles Times Best-seller Wise, funny, and heartbreaking, Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi’s memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. In powerful black-and-white comic strip images, Satrapi tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah’s regime, the ...
  
  











  



  
Slaughterhouse-Five
Kurt Vonnegut

Dell, 1991

Slaughterhous-Five is one of the world's great anti-war books. Centering on the infamous fire-bombing of Dresden, Billy Pilgrim's odyssey through time reflects the mythic journey of our own fractured lives as we search for meaning in what we are afraid to know.
  
  











  



  
March: Book Two
John Lewis, Andrew Aydin

Top Shelf Productions, 2015

Don't miss the long-awaited sequel to the #1 bestseller March: Book One! "With March, Congressman John Lewis takes us behind the scenes of some of the most pivotal moments of the Civil Rights Movement. In graphic novel form, his first-hand account makes these historic events both accessible and relevant to an entire new generation of Americans." — LeVar Burton "A must-read monument... As Rep. Lewis continues to carry the civil-rights ...
  
  











  



  
On the Road
Jack Kerouac

Penguin Books, 1999

In its time Jack Kerouac's masterpiece was the bible of the Beat Generation, the essential prose accompaniment to Allen Ginsberg's Howl . While it stunned the public and literary establishment when it was published in 1957, it is now recognized as an American classic. With On the Road , Kerouac discovered his voice and his true subject—the search for a place as an outsider in America. On the Road swings to the rhythms of fifties ...
  
  











  



  
Leaving Before the Rains Come
Alexandra Fuller

Penguin Press, 2015

New York Times Bestseller "One of the gutsiest memoirs I've ever read. And the writing--oh my god the writing ." --Entertainment Weekly A child of the Rhodesian wars and daughter of two deeply complicated parents, Alexandra Fuller is no stranger to pain. But the disintegration of Fuller’s own marriage leaves her shattered. Looking to pick up the pieces of her life, she finally confronts the tough questions about her past, about the ...
  
  











  



  
The Complete Persepolis
Marjane Satrapi

Pantheon, 2007

Here, in one volume: Marjane Satrapi's best-selling, internationally acclaimed memoir-in-comic-strips. Persepolis is the story of Satrapi's unforgettable childhood and coming of age within a large and loving family in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution; of the contradictions between private life and public life in a country plagued by political upheaval; of her high school years in Vienna facing the trials of adolescence far from her ...
  
  











  



  
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Maya Angelou

Ballantine Books, 2009

Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide.   Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her ...
  
  











  



  
My Book About Me
Dr. Seuss, Roy McKie

Random House Books for Young Readers, 1969

THE beloved classic that helps kids write (and draw) a book all about themselves—with a little help from Dr. Seuss!   This classic hardcover activity book written by Dr. Seuss and illustrated by Roy McKie encourages children to write and draw their own biographies. With a mix of serious (and seriously silly!) "Yes" and "No" questions; fill-in-the-blanks; images to complete, and simple writing activities, My Book About Me, By ME, Myself is ...
  
  











  



  
March: Book One
John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, ...

Top Shelf Productions, 2013

Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) is an American icon, one of the key figures of the civil rights movement. His commitment to justice and nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper's farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington, and from receiving beatings from state troopers to receiving the Medal of Freedom from the first African-American president. Now, to share his remarkable story ...
  
  











  



  
The Wes Anderson Collection
Matt Zoller Seitz

Abrams Books, 2013

The first, in-depth,  New York Times bestselling overview of Wes Anderson's filmography, featuring previously unpublished photos, artwork, and ephemera, as well as an introduction by Michael Chabon. Writer and film director Wes Anderson guides award-winning critic Matt Zoller Seitz through Anderon's life and career in a hardcover book-length conversation, woven together with original illustrations and behind-the-scenes images from  Bottle ...
  
  











  



  
Letters from a Stoic (Penguin Classics)
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Penguin Books, 1969

A philosophy that saw self-possession as the key to an existence lived 'in accordance with nature', Stoicism called for the restraint of animal instincts and the severing of emotional ties. These beliefs were formulated by the Athenian followers of Zeno in the fourth century BC, but it was in Seneca (c. 4 BC - AD 65) that the Stoics found their most eloquent advocate. Stoicism, as expressed in the Letters, helped ease pagan Rome's transition to ...
  
  











  



  
How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive: A Manual of Step-by-Step Procedures for the Compleat Idiot
John Muir, Tosh Gregg

Avalon Travel Publishing, 2001

First published in 1969, this classic manual of automotive repair equips VW owners with the knowledge to handle every situation they will come across with any air-cooled Volkswagen built through 1978, including Bugs, Karmann Ghias, vans, and campers. With easy-to-understand, fun-to-read information — for novice and veteran mechanics alike — anecdotal descriptions, and clear language, this book takes the mystery out of diagnostic, ...
  
  











  



  
Gods and Kings: The Rise and Fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano
Dana Thomas

Penguin Press, 2015

More than two decades ago, John Galliano and Alexander McQueen arrived on the fashions scene when the business was in an artistic and economic rut. Both wanted to revolutionize fashion in a way no one had in decades. They shook the establishment out of its bourgeois, minimalist stupor with daring, sexy designs. They turned out landmark collections in mesmerizing, theatrical shows that retailers and critics still gush about and designers continue ...
  
  











  



  
Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia
Elizabeth Gilbert

Riverhead Books, 2007

A transformational journey through Italy, India, and Bali searching for pleasure and devotion—the massive bestseller from the author of The Signature of All Things This beautifully written, heartfelt memoir touched a nerve among both readers and reviewers. Elizabeth Gilbert tells how she made the difficult choice to leave behind all the trappings of modern American success (marriage, house in the country, career) and find, instead, what ...
  
  











  



  
On Death and Dying: What the Dying Have to Teach Doctors, Nurses, Clergy and Their Own Families
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Scribner, 2014

Ten years after Elisabeth Kübler-Ross’s death, a commemorative edition with a new introduction and updated resources section of her beloved groundbreaking classic on the five stages of grief. One of the most important psychological studies of the late twentieth century, On Death and Dying grew out of Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross’s famous interdisciplinary seminar on death, life, and transition. In this remarkable book, Dr. Kübler-Ross ...
  
  











  



  
Catholic Study Bible

Oxford University Press, 2011

This landmark resource, now available in the NABRE translation, contains all the authoritative study notes, expanded essays, and informational sidebars for which it is known and trusted. The heart of this volume remains its extensive Reading Guide that leads the reader through the Scriptures, book by book. References and background information are clearly laid out in the margins of the text, guiding the reader to a fuller understanding of the ...
  
  











  



  
Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood
Alexandra Fuller

Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2003

In Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight, Alexandra Fuller remembers her African childhood with candor and sensitivity. Though it is a diary of an unruly life in an often inhospitable place, it is suffused with Fuller’s endearing ability to find laughter, even when there is little to celebrate. Fuller’s debut is unsentimental and unflinching but always captivating. In wry and sometimes hilarious prose, she stares down disaster and looks ...
  
  











  



  
Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes
Edith Hamilton

Grand Central Publishing, 2011

Since its original publication by Little, Brown and Company in 1942, Edith Hamilton's Mythology has sold millions of copies throughout the world and established itself as a perennial bestseller in its various available formats: hardcover, trade paperback, mass market paperback, and e-book. Mythology succeeds like no other book in bringing to life for the modern reader the Greek, Roman, and Norse myths and legends that are the keystone of ...
  
  











  



  
The Satanic Bible
Anton Szandor Lavey

Avon, 1969

Called "The Black Pope" by many of his followers, Anton La Vey began the road to High Priesthood of the Church of Satan when he was only 16 years old and an organ player in a carnival: "On Saturday night I would see men lusting after halfnaked girls dancing at the carnival, and on Sunday morning when I was playing the organ for tent-show evangelists at the other end of the carnival lot, I would see these same men sitting in the pews with ...
  
  











  



  
Eloise: A Book for Precocious Grown Ups
Kay Thompson

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1969

Meet Eloise, the precocious darling of the Plaza Hotel! Eloise is a little girl who lives at The Plaza Hotel in New York. She is not yet pretty but she is already a Person. Henry James would want to study her. Queen Victoria would recognize her as an Equal. The New York Jets would want to have her on their side. Lewis Carroll would love her (once he got over the initial shock). She knows everything about The Plaza. She is interested in ...
  
  











  








   



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