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Steve Jobs Steve Jobs (Hardcover)
by (shelved 6948 times as biography)
avg rating 4.14 — 1,034,628 ratings — published 2011
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The Diary of a Young Girl The Diary of a Young Girl (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 6012 times as biography)
avg rating 4.16 — 2,962,601 ratings — published 1947
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Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption (Hardcover)
by (shelved 3790 times as biography)
avg rating 4.35 — 819,599 ratings — published 2010
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John Adams John Adams (Paperback)
by (shelved 3533 times as biography)
avg rating 4.04 — 334,632 ratings — published 2001
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Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future (Hardcover)
by (shelved 3520 times as biography)
avg rating 4.21 — 281,135 ratings — published 2015
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Alexander Hamilton Alexander Hamilton (Paperback)
by (shelved 3260 times as biography)
avg rating 4.18 — 150,414 ratings — published 2004
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Einstein: His Life and Universe Einstein: His Life and Universe (Hardcover)
by (shelved 3164 times as biography)
avg rating 4.12 — 149,781 ratings — published 2007
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Educated Educated (Hardcover)
by (shelved 3096 times as biography)
avg rating 4.46 — 970,944 ratings — published 2018
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Hardcover)
by (shelved 3077 times as biography)
avg rating 4.07 — 628,292 ratings — published 2010
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Bossypants Bossypants (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 3014 times as biography)
avg rating 3.95 — 896,822 ratings — published 2011
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Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood (Hardcover)
by (shelved 2810 times as biography)
avg rating 4.46 — 469,599 ratings — published 2016
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Into the Wild Into the Wild (Paperback)
by (shelved 2732 times as biography)
avg rating 3.99 — 928,324 ratings — published 1996
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The Autobiography of Malcolm X The Autobiography of Malcolm X (Paperback)
by (shelved 2601 times as biography)
avg rating 4.32 — 226,278 ratings — published 1965
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I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban (Hardcover)
by (shelved 2587 times as biography)
avg rating 4.12 — 465,005 ratings — published 2012
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Benjamin Franklin: An American Life Benjamin Franklin: An American Life (Paperback)
by (shelved 2396 times as biography)
avg rating 4.00 — 122,900 ratings — published 2003
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Leonardo da Vinci Leonardo da Vinci (Hardcover)
by (shelved 2288 times as biography)
avg rating 4.14 — 76,696 ratings — published 2017
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"Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!": Adventures of a Curious Character "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!": Adventures of a Curious Character (Paperback)
by (shelved 2223 times as biography)
avg rating 4.25 — 171,840 ratings — published 1985
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Night  (The Night Trilogy, #1) Night (The Night Trilogy, #1)
by (shelved 2089 times as biography)
avg rating 4.34 — 1,029,791 ratings — published 1956
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Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln (Paperback)
by (shelved 1887 times as biography)
avg rating 4.23 — 170,078 ratings — published 2005
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Cleopatra: A Life Cleopatra: A Life (Hardcover)
by (shelved 1852 times as biography)
avg rating 3.69 — 108,180 ratings — published 2010
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Yes Please Yes Please (Hardcover)
by (shelved 1843 times as biography)
avg rating 3.83 — 459,796 ratings — published 2014
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The Glass Castle The Glass Castle (Paperback)
by (shelved 1828 times as biography)
avg rating 4.28 — 966,879 ratings — published 2005
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou's Autobiography, #1) I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou's Autobiography, #1)
by (shelved 1818 times as biography)
avg rating 4.25 — 442,670 ratings — published 1969
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When Breath Becomes Air When Breath Becomes Air (Paperback)
by (shelved 1811 times as biography)
avg rating 4.36 — 466,675 ratings — published 2016
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Washington: A Life Washington: A Life (Hardcover)
by (shelved 1782 times as biography)
avg rating 4.09 — 61,563 ratings — published 2010
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Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman (Hardcover)
by (shelved 1718 times as biography)
avg rating 3.91 — 101,312 ratings — published 2011
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Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy (Hardcover)
by (shelved 1708 times as biography)
avg rating 4.19 — 63,712 ratings — published 2009
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Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt, #1) Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt, #1)
by (shelved 1662 times as biography)
avg rating 4.12 — 565,301 ratings — published 1996
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The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt (Paperback)
by (shelved 1651 times as biography)
avg rating 4.18 — 49,148 ratings — published 1979
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (Paperback)
by (shelved 1641 times as biography)
avg rating 3.84 — 74,728 ratings — published 1791
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Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike (Hardcover)
by (shelved 1637 times as biography)
avg rating 4.47 — 182,974 ratings — published 2016
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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)
by (shelved 1510 times as biography)
avg rating 4.02 — 662,020 ratings — published 2012
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The Hiding Place: The Triumphant True Story of Corrie Ten Boom The Hiding Place: The Triumphant True Story of Corrie Ten Boom (Paperback)
by (shelved 1508 times as biography)
avg rating 4.41 — 277,067 ratings — published 1971
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Long Walk to Freedom Long Walk to Freedom (Paperback)
by (shelved 1504 times as biography)
avg rating 4.29 — 75,962 ratings — published 1994
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Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance (Paperback)
by (shelved 1478 times as biography)
avg rating 3.91 — 208,888 ratings — published 1995
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The Wright Brothers The Wright Brothers (Hardcover)
by (shelved 1458 times as biography)
avg rating 4.11 — 82,843 ratings — published 2015
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Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis (Hardcover)
by (shelved 1445 times as biography)
avg rating 3.91 — 345,634 ratings — published 2016
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Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. (Paperback)
by (shelved 1352 times as biography)
avg rating 4.11 — 25,246 ratings — published 1998
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A Promised Land A Promised Land (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 1312 times as biography)
avg rating 4.39 — 107,087 ratings — published 2020
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Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Hardcover)
by (shelved 1265 times as biography)
avg rating 4.16 — 53,439 ratings — published 2015
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Eat, Pray, Love Eat, Pray, Love (Paperback)
by (shelved 1256 times as biography)
avg rating 3.58 — 1,549,186 ratings — published 2006
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (Paperback)
by (shelved 1255 times as biography)
avg rating 4.04 — 104,524 ratings — published 1845
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Grant Grant (Hardcover)
by (shelved 1255 times as biography)
avg rating 4.41 — 27,095 ratings — published 2017
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Man's Search for Meaning Man's Search for Meaning (Paperback)
by (shelved 1251 times as biography)
avg rating 4.35 — 468,241 ratings — published 1946
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Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
by (shelved 1207 times as biography)
avg rating 3.85 — 443,898 ratings — published 2011
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Tuesdays with Morrie Tuesdays with Morrie (Paperback)
by (shelved 1206 times as biography)
avg rating 4.12 — 830,564 ratings — published 1997
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Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 1175 times as biography)
avg rating 3.98 — 36,109 ratings — published 2012
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Theodore Rex Theodore Rex (Paperback)
by (shelved 1131 times as biography)
avg rating 4.14 — 47,492 ratings — published 2001
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Just Kids Just Kids (Hardcover)
by (shelved 1115 times as biography)
avg rating 4.15 — 199,699 ratings — published 2010
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Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (Paperback)
by (shelved 1110 times as biography)
avg rating 4.08 — 245,778 ratings — published 2000
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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...

Betty Mahmoody
“Sé que mi familia es así pero este silencio me pesa. Tengo la impresión de tener millones de cosas que decir que, en el fondo, no interesan a nadie. Me viene a la memoria lo que decían los supervivientes de los campos de la última guerra al volver a su hogar: las pesadillas no se cuentan. Los demás no imaginan este género de pesadillas. Se instala, entre ellos y nosotras, una especie de statu quo que parece decir: ‘Estás aquí, se acabó, no hablemos más de ello.”
Betty Mahmoody, For the Love of a Child

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