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The Autobiography of Malcom X As Told to Alex Haley

The Autobiography of Malcolm X Book Cover The Autobiography of Malcolm X
Malcolm X, Alex Haley,
Biography & Autobiography
1992-01
527

The searing autobiography of human rights activist Malcom X, posthumously published in 1965, chronicles the story of his life and the emergence of Islam in America. The black leader discusses his political philosophy, his spiritual conversion, and reveals details of his life.

The Autobiography of Malcolm X is one of the important non-fiction books. And I didn’t know it was. No one told me! Not school, not the internet, not my friends. I only stumbled upon it by chance when one afternoon I strolled past NYU in Manhattan and browsed a long table of used books set up by a street merchant. The cover caught my eye, because the subject of racism had been heavily on my mind lately. Continue Reading “The Autobiography of Malcom X As Told to Alex Haley”

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Confessions of a Sociopath: A Life Spent Hiding in Plain Sight – M.E. THOMAS

Confessions of a Sociopath Book Cover Confessions of a Sociopath
M. E. Thomas
Biography & Autobiography
Pan Macmillan
May 23, 2013
288

Drawn from the author's own experiences; her popular blog, Sociopathworld.com; and scientific literature, this is part confessional memoir, part primer for the curious. Written from the point of view of a diagnosed sociopath, it unveils for the very first time these people who are hiding in plain sight.

Ever been in conversation with a total narcissist asshole and wonder “What the hell is going through your head right now?” Confessions of a Sociopath is your chance to peek into the mind of an extremely unsympathetic, self-aggrandizing person.

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On Writing: A Memoir on the Craft – STEPHEN KING

On Writing Book Cover On Writing
Stephen King
Biography & Craft
Simon and Schuster
June 25, 2002
297

Critically lauded writer Stephen King shares his experiences, habits, and convictions that have shaped him and his work.

 

Like most book nerds, I was a voracious reader as a child. I reveled in the magical worlds that authors built for me. But that all changed as I grew older and moved across the pond from Germany to California. Narrative adventures took a backseat to acquiring skills in a foreign language. By the time I became a full-grown woman, books had long disappeared from my daily routine. It wasn’t that I’d lost my appetite for stories – I still loved to be taken on a joy ride in my imagination –  but I did find it increasingly harder to sustain a habit that wasn’t directly benefiting the padding of my wallet.

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