16-year-old Kilee Brookbank’s life changed forever when she lit a candle in her home and an explosion left her homeless and with 3rd and 4th degree burns. Beautiful Scars is her story of strength, perseverance and her amazing road to recovery.
Kate Mulgrew grew up in an Irish Catholic family in a small mid-western town, and always wanted of becoming an actress. However, her family’s unconventional way of life made it hard to pursue her dream. At 18, she left home and headed to New York, where she studied acting with the legendary Stella Adler. Then, at 22, she became pregnant and gave up her daughter for adoption, a hard decision to say the least. Known for playing roles of strong women like “Red” on Orange Is the New Black, Mulgrew writes about her perseverance to gain what she yearned for all her life.
Before she made it big in Hollywood, acting in movies like Twilight and Pitch Perfect, Anna Kendrick described herself as “unusually small, weird, and 10 percent defiant.” Scrappy Little Nobody is filled with autobiographical essays about her life and how she grew into the person she is today.
David has been married before but decided to try online dating. He subscribes to one site, and dates a smattering of women while on his journey to find ‘the one’. This memoir is about that journey, and the characters he meets along the way.
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The Chamberlain Key is one man’s journey to work through the encrypted messages in the Bible’s Book of Genesis and back it up with scientific evidence. Timothy P. Smith isn’t a theologian, but a dream that he had one night led him on the quest. He also found that there are other encrypted codes in Genesis with messages from God. This book is a compelling ride for all to appreciate.
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Julie Powell is sick of how monotonous her life has become, so she comes up with an idea: she will take Julia Child’s cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking and cook every recipe in the book. The catch? She gives herself one year to do it.
Peter Engel, the creator of the 90s TV show Saved By the Bell, tells of how hard he worked to make it happen, as well as stories from his life and what he learned along the way. Fans of the show will love reading this memoir about Engel and gain behind the scenes insight about Saved By the Bell.
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