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Steve Jobs Steve Jobs (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.08 — 884,761 ratings — published 2011
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The Diary of a Young Girl The Diary of a Young Girl (Mass Market Paperback)
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avg rating 4.09 — 2,427,525 ratings — published 1942
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John Adams John Adams (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.05 — 329,363 ratings — published 2001
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Bossypants Bossypants (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 2118 times as biography)
avg rating 3.95 — 691,843 ratings — published 2011
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Hardcover)
by (shelved 1906 times as biography)
avg rating 4.02 — 571,216 ratings — published 2010
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Into the Wild Into the Wild (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.93 — 882,008 ratings — published 1996
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The Autobiography of Malcolm X The Autobiography of Malcolm X (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.27 — 196,619 ratings — published 1965
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Benjamin Franklin: An American Life Benjamin Franklin: An American Life (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.94 — 171,119 ratings — published 2003
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Yes Please Yes Please (Hardcover)
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avg rating 3.79 — 445,723 ratings — published 2014
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The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.23 — 77,924 ratings — published 1979
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Eat, Pray, Love Eat, Pray, Love (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.49 — 1,561,696 ratings — published 2006
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Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Hardcover)
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avg rating 3.94 — 566,276 ratings — published 2012
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.17 — 446,128 ratings — published 1969
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Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
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avg rating 3.84 — 481,118 ratings — published 2011
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Assuming Names (Criminal Mischief #1) Assuming Names (Criminal Mischief #1)
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avg rating 3.85 — 45,824 ratings — published 2014
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Washington: A Life Washington: A Life (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.06 — 65,734 ratings — published 2010
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Theodore Rex Theodore Rex (Paperback)
by (shelved 754 times as biography)
avg rating 4.15 — 44,775 ratings — published 2001
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A Beautiful Mind A Beautiful Mind (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.11 — 190,197 ratings — published 1998
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Tuesdays with Morrie Tuesdays with Morrie (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.04 — 648,304 ratings — published 1997
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Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life (Hardcover)
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avg rating 3.86 — 129,401 ratings — published 2007
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Just Kids Just Kids (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.12 — 196,515 ratings — published 2010
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The Last Lecture The Last Lecture (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.24 — 355,478 ratings — published 2008
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The Story of My Life The Story of My Life (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.08 — 188,216 ratings — published 1902
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Paperback)
by (shelved 643 times as biography)
avg rating 4.08 — 317,622 ratings — published 1971
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Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power (Hardcover)
by (shelved 641 times as biography)
avg rating 3.98 — 49,561 ratings — published 2012
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The Wright Brothers The Wright Brothers (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.10 — 72,793 ratings — published 2015
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Running with Scissors Running with Scissors (Paperback)
by (shelved 634 times as biography)
avg rating 3.69 — 430,323 ratings — published 2002
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Shakespeare: The World as Stage Shakespeare: The World as Stage (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.77 — 48,996 ratings — published 2007
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Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.21 — 98,388 ratings — published 1991
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Life Life (Hardcover)
by (shelved 613 times as biography)
avg rating 3.82 — 110,339 ratings — published 2009
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Alexander Hamilton Alexander Hamilton (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.16 — 91,613 ratings — published 2004
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On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (Mass Market Paperback)
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avg rating 4.28 — 206,309 ratings — published 1999
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Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir (Hardcover)
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avg rating 3.88 — 264,043 ratings — published 2012
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Mornings on Horseback Mornings on Horseback (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.10 — 42,986 ratings — published 1981
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Gil Scott-Heron
“Because I always feel like running
Not away, because there is no such place
Because if there was, I would have found it by now
Because it's easier to run,
Easier than staying and finding out you're the only one who didn't run
Because running will be the way your life and mine will be described,
As in "the long run"
Or as in having "given someone a run for his money"
Or as in "running out of time"
Because running makes me look like everyone else, though I hope there will never be cause for that
Because I will be running in the other direction, not running for cover
Because if I knew where cover was, I would stay there and never have to run for it
Not running for my life, because I have to be running for something of more value to be running and not in fear
Because the thing I fear cannot be escaped, eluded, avoided, hidden from, protected from, gotten away from,
Not without showing the fear as I see it now
Because closer, clearer, no sir, nearer
Because of you and because of that nice
That you quietly, quickly be causing
And because you're going to see me run soon and because you're going to know why I'm running then
You'll know then
Because I'm not going to tell you now”
Gil Scott-Heron, Now and Then...

Peter FitzSimons
“We had a teacher called Fanny Menlove, and I remember once when she was out of the room Nancy went up to the blackboard and wrote it backward - Menlove Fanny - and we all fell around laughing. She got into big trouble, but she didn't seem to mind. She had no fear.”
Peter FitzSimons, Nancy Wake

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