“A groundbreaking new brand of presidential memoir” – Decision Points by George Bush

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Decision Points

~ George W. Bush

In this candid and gripping account, President George W. Bush describes the critical decisions that shaped his presidency and personal life.

Decision Points brings readers inside the Texas governor’s mansion on the night of the 2000 election, aboard Air Force One during the harrowing hours after the attacks of September 11, 2001, into the Situation Room moments before the start of the war in Iraq, and behind the scenes at the White House for many other historic presidential decisions.

A groundbreaking new brand of presidential memoir, Decision Points will captivate supporters, surprise critics, and change perspectives on eight remarkable years in American history—and on the man at the center of events. => http://bit.ly/10PiGAm

From the Archives – “Dannii. My story” by Danii Minogue

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Dannii: My Story

Dannii Minogue

Dannii Minogue first appeared on television aged seven. She signed her first record deal at the age of seventeen and ever since she has been wowing audiences around the world with her charm and her charisma.  In this very personal and uplifting autobiography, Dannii talks openly for the first time about the highs and lows of her 30 year career; her marriage and subsequent divorce to Julian McMahon; the trials and tribulations of her role as an X Factor judge; her relationship with sister Kylie and, of course, becoming a mother. Explosively revealing, Dannii Minogue: My Story was one of the big autobiographies of 2010

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What really happens when a city girl becomes a farmer? – “Educating Alice” by Alice Greenup

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Educating Alice

Alice Greenup

What really happens when a city girl becomes a farmer′s wife? If you′re a fan of Rachael Treasure, you′ll love this memoir: a real-life outback love story that proves truth is even better than fiction …
′A girlfriend should know her place, Alice. First comes the mates, then the ute, then his hat, dogs, horses and last of all the girlfriend. Get that right and you might just stick around. Try to jump the queue and you′re history.′ The mouth smiled at me, but his eyes meant business.
′Well then, I′ll just have to be his mate.′
′Girls can′t be mates, Alice.′
′We′ll see.′

Includes a link so you can read a free excerpt => http://bit.ly/17PiK9h

What’s new — The Fry Chronicles

The Fry Chronicles: A Memoir (Hardback)
By Stephen Fry

Thirteen years ago, “Moab is my Washpot”, Stephen Fry’s autobiography of his early years, was published to rave reviews and was a huge bestseller. In those thirteen years since, Stephen Fry has moved into a completely new stratosphere, both as a public figure, and a private man. Now he is not just a multi-award-winning comedian and actor, but also an author, director and presenter. In January 2010, he was awarded the Special Recognition Award at the National Television Awards. Much loved by the public and his peers, Stephen Fry is one of the most influential cultural forces in the country. This dazzling memoir promises to be a courageously frank, honest and poignant read. It will detail some of the most turbulent and least well known years of his life with writing that will excite you, make you laugh uproariously, move you, inform you and, above all, surprise you.

A complex man, a famous musician – read his biography

Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong

~ Terry Teachout

Louis Armstrong was the greatest jazz musician of the twentieth century and a giant of modern American culture. Offstage he was witty, introspective and unexpectedly complex, a beloved colleague with an explosive temper whose larger-than-life personality was tougher and more sharp-edged than his worshipping fans ever knew.

Riveting biography: Ayn Rand and the World She Made

Ayn Rand and the World She Made

~ Anne C. Heller

Anne C. Heller has written a riveting, massively researched biography of the self styled ‘radical for capitalism’ Ayn Rand. “A thoroughly absorbing account of the passion, ferocity, ambition, and humanity.”

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Are biographers vampires?

Interesting take on biography (but don’t stop writing!!) …

So are biographers vampires, feeding not on the blood but on the feats and flaws of others? When I first read what Secrest wrote about “others’ misfortunes,” I was startled by how uneasy it made me feel—I get paid to write about people who will not get paid.

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