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Steve Jobs Steve Jobs (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.09 — 1,177,172 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 4.10 — 2,767,824 ratings — published 1947
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Bossypants Bossypants (Kindle Edition)
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avg rating 3.95 — 866,457 ratings — published 2011
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Elon Musk: Inventing the Future Elon Musk: Inventing the Future (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.23 — 170,410 ratings — published 2015
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John Adams John Adams (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.04 — 403,264 ratings — published 2001
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Yes Please Yes Please (Hardcover)
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avg rating 3.80 — 575,072 ratings — published 2014
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The Autobiography of Malcolm X The Autobiography of Malcolm X (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.28 — 272,270 ratings — published 1965
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Benjamin Franklin: An American Life Benjamin Franklin: An American Life (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.96 — 221,056 ratings — published 2003
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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 — 563,122 ratings — published 2011
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Alexander Hamilton Alexander Hamilton (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.22 — 161,178 ratings — published 2004
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The Glass Castle The Glass Castle (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.24 — 962,156 ratings — published 2005
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Into the Wild Into the Wild (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.95 — 1,027,280 ratings — published 1996
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.03 — 707,627 ratings — published 2010
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Night (The Night Trilogy #1) Night (The Night Trilogy #1)
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avg rating 4.30 — 995,135 ratings — published 1958
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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 3.95 — 682,244 ratings — published 2012
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Eat, Pray, Love Eat, Pray, Love (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.51 — 1,716,460 ratings — published 2006
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Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt, #1) Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt, #1)
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avg rating 4.08 — 538,920 ratings — published 1996
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The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.24 — 91,758 ratings — published 1979
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Einstein: His Life and Universe Einstein: His Life and Universe (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.08 — 237,446 ratings — published 2007
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The Story of My Life The Story of My Life (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.08 — 215,263 ratings — published 1902
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Open Open (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.17 — 75,124 ratings — published 2009
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Washington: A Life Washington: A Life (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.06 — 91,519 ratings — published 2010
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Truman Truman (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.12 — 107,084 ratings — published 1992
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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 — 150,141 ratings — published 2007
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Just Kids Just Kids (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.13 — 238,319 ratings — published 2010
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Life Life (Hardcover)
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avg rating 3.84 — 123,461 ratings — published 2010
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Marie Antoinette: The Journey Marie Antoinette: The Journey (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.91 — 62,417 ratings — published 2001
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A Child Called "It" (Dave Pelzer #1) A Child Called "It" (Dave Pelzer #1)
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avg rating 4.09 — 454,817 ratings — published 1995
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Man's Search for Meaning Man's Search for Meaning (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.33 — 399,730 ratings — published 1946
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The Last Lecture The Last Lecture (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.25 — 397,301 ratings — published 2008
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When Breath Becomes Air When Breath Becomes Air (Kindle Edition)
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avg rating 4.31 — 275,792 ratings — published 2016
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Scar Tissue Scar Tissue (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.10 — 78,752 ratings — published 2004
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Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power (Hardcover)
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avg rating 3.97 — 65,256 ratings — published 2012
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Seriously... I'm Kidding Seriously... I'm Kidding (Hardcover)
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avg rating 3.73 — 180,439 ratings — published 2011
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Infidel Infidel (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.19 — 129,052 ratings — published 2006
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Wishful Drinking Wishful Drinking (Hardcover)
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avg rating 3.69 — 73,151 ratings — published 2008
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Keith Haring
“July 7, 1986: Montreux
It is only now that I realize the importance of a biography. I mean I always have realized that I enjoy to read (and have learned many things from) the biographies of artists whom I admire. It is probably my main source of education. In the beginning of my “career” (what an awful word) I was misled by a teacher who thought the things I was writing to be pretentious and self important. Years later, when I read those things I wrote in 1978, it didn’t seem so pretentious for almost everything I wrote about “wanting to do,” I actually did in the four or five years that followed.”
Keith Haring, Keith Haring Journals

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