Life Stories: A Guide to Reading Interests in Memoirs, Autobiographies, and Diaries

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ABC-CLIO, Aug 23, 2011 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 723 pages
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The popularity of this body of literature has grown in recent years, and it has also diversified in terms of the types of stories being told—and persons telling them. In the past, readers' advisors have depended on access by names or Dewey classifications and subjects to help readers find autobiographies they will enjoy. This guide offers an alternative, organizing the literature according to popular genres, subgenres, and themes that reflect common reading interests.

Describing titles that range from travel and adventure classics and celebrity autobiographies to foodie memoirs and environmental reads, Life Stories: A Guide to Reading Interests in Memoirs, Autobiographies, and DiarieS≪/i> presents a unique overview of the genre that specifically addresses the needs of readers' advisors and others who work with readers in finding books.

  

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Contents

Travel and Adventure
1
Celebrities
41
The Creative Life
83
The Working Life
123
Place and Time
193
Life Away from Home
233
Life with Others
265
The Inner Life
333
Life on the Dark Side of History
437
Life at War
473
Surviving Life
515
Classics
593
Controversial Titles
605
Awards
609
Resources
615
AuthorTitle Index
617

The Political Life
363
Changing Lives in History
401

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About the author (2011)

MAUREEN O'CONNOR

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