Memoirs and autobiographies

FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1993 file photo, writer Russell Baker, ponders a reporter's question during a New York news conference where he was presented as the successor to host Alistair Cooke for the PBS series "Masterpiece Theatre." Pulitzer Prize-winning author and humorist Baker has died at age 93. Allen Baker told The Associated Press that his father died on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, from complications after a fall. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
January 23, 2019 - 6:55 am
LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — Russell Baker, the genial, but sharp-witted writer who won Pulitzer Prizes for his humorous columns in The New York Times and a moving autobiography of his impoverished Baltimore childhood and later hosted television's "Masterpiece Theatre," has died. He was 93. Allen Baker...
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This combination of book cover images released by Publishers Lunch shows "Buzz Books: Young Adult Spring/Summer," includes new fiction from best-seller Mary Weber and debut author Crystal Smith, left, and "Buzz Books 2019: Spring/Summer" which includes new fiction by Nell Zink and T.C. Boyle, a memoir by musician Moby and the first novel by poet Ocean Vuong. (Publishers Lunch via AP)
January 16, 2019 - 7:58 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett's memoir and a new novel by acclaimed author Karl Marlantes are among dozens of upcoming works excerpted in a free online compilation. Jarrett's "Finding My Voice" recalls her time as one of President Barack Obama's most trusted advisers. Marlantes...
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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2015 file photo, Israeli writer Amos Oz poses for a photo at his house in Tel Aviv, Israel. Israeli media said Friday, Dec. 28, 2018 that renowned Israeli author Amos Oz has died at the age of 79. Oz, author of novels, prose and a widely acclaimed memoir, had suffered from cancer. Oz won numerous prizes, including the Israel Prize and Germany’s Goethe Award, and was a perennial contender for the Nobel Prize in literature. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty, File)
December 28, 2018 - 3:54 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli author Amos Oz, one of the country's most widely acclaimed writers and a pre-eminent voice in its embattled peace movement, died on Friday after a battle with cancer, his family announced. He was 79. His daughter, Fania Oz-Salzberger, announced her father's death on Twitter...
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December 18, 2018 - 9:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Olivia Newton-John's autobiography, released last fall in her longtime home Australia, comes out in the U.S. in 2019. Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, announced Tuesday that "Don't Stop Believin'" would be published March 12. The book will include a new afterword...
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In this 2001 photo, Alter Wiener, born in 1926, holds up a photo of himself taken in July 1945, two months after he was liberated from a Nazi death camp, in his apartment in Aloha, Ore. Wiener, a 92-year-old man who survived Nazi concentration camps during the Holocaust, was struck and killed by a car while crossing a street near his home in Oregon. Wiener died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, in Hillsboro and was pronounced dead at a hospital, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported. (Benjamin Brink/The Oregonian via AP)
December 13, 2018 - 4:38 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 92-year-old man who survived Nazi concentration camps during the Holocaust was struck and killed by a car while crossing a street near his home in Oregon. Alter Wiener died Tuesday in Hillsboro and was pronounced dead at a hospital, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported . Wiener...
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December 11, 2018 - 6:45 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Sales for Michelle Obama's memoir have topped 3 million and the former first lady is extending her book tour into 2019. "Becoming," published four weeks ago, is among the fastest-selling nonfiction books in history and already among the best-selling political memoirs of all time...
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FILE - In this May 23, 2017, file photo, former CIA Director John Brennan testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the House Intelligence Committee Russia Investigation Task Force. Brennan, the former CIA director and longtime intelligence official, is working on a memoir. Celadon Books, a division of Macmillan Publishers, confirmed to The Associated Press on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, that it had a deal with Brennan. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
November 28, 2018 - 6:40 am
NEW YORK (AP) — John O. Brennan, the former CIA director and longtime intelligence official, is working on a memoir. Celadon Books, a division of Macmillan Publishers, confirmed to The Associated Press on Wednesday that it had acquired Brennan's book. According to Celadon, Brennan will cover his...
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FILE - In this March 13, 2018, file photo, actress Oprah Winfrey poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'A Wrinkle In Time' in London. Winfrey has chosen Michelle Obama’s “Becoming” as her next book club pick, The Associated Press has learned. In a statement Monday, Nov. 12, Winfrey said the memoir was “well-written” and inspirational. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
November 12, 2018 - 5:45 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Obama's "Becoming," already expected to sell millions of copies, now has the official backing of Oprah Winfrey. "This book is everything you wanted to know and so much you didn't even know you wanted to know. I believe it's going to spark within you the desire to think...
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October 06, 2018 - 5:25 am
LONDON (AP) — Tina Turner has revealed that she underwent a kidney transplant with an organ donated by her husband. The 78-year-old singer says in an upcoming autobiography that she has suffered from kidney disease, and by 2016 her kidneys were at "20 percent and plunging rapidly." She says her...
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FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2008, file photo, Peggy Sue Gerron unveils her new book "What Ever Happened to Peggy Sue" during a press conference in Tyler, Texas. Gerron, the Texas woman who inspired the 1958 Buddy Holly song "Peggy Sue" has died at a Lubbock hospital. Gerron Rackham of Lubbock died Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, at University Medical Center. She was 78. (Jaime R. Carrero/Tyler Morning Telegraph, via AP, File)
October 02, 2018 - 1:39 pm
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — The Texas woman who inspired the 1958 Buddy Holly song "Peggy Sue" has died at a Lubbock hospital. Peggy Sue Gerron Rackham of Lubbock died Monday at University Medical Center, according to UMC spokesman Eric Finley. She was 78. The family gave the hospital permission to...
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