Biography/Memoir

Content is about the life of a particular person, relationship, or group of real people.

Kipp Friedman, author of Barracuda in the Attic

A Room of One's Own is happy to welcome Kipp Friedman to read from his quirky family memoir Barracuda in the Attic!

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By Kipp Friedman, Gary Groth (Editor)
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ISBN: 9781606996508
Availability: Special Order
Published: Fantagraphics Books - October 4th, 2013

The Disaster Artist by Greg Sestero

This book is necessary reading to anyone who has ever seen the cult classic trainwreck of a movie The Room (dubbed by many to be the worst ever made.) This book, written by "Mark" of Room fame, documents his experiences working on-set, and attempts to delve into the psychology of Tommy Wiseau and the plot-hole-ridden script.

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ISBN: 9781451661194
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Simon & Schuster - October 1st, 2013

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

As one of the biggest biographies that has come out in recent years, this book probably doesn't need the press-- but I was blown away by Isaacson's account of the life of Steve Jobs.

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ISBN: 9781451648546
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 10th, 2013

The UW-Madison LGBT Campus Center presents The Trans Monologues

A Room of One's Own is proud to host the Trans Monologues, sponsored and presented by the UW-Madison LGBT Campus Center!

Come join the Madison community for a night of honest expression about the joys and trials of being trans, genderqueer, MtF, FtM, butch, nelly, queenie, drag, and anywhere on or off the gender-variant spectrum.

WI Book Festival

A Room of One's Own is once again pleased to be a part of the Wisconsin Book Festival! You will find amazing Wisconsin authors reading and signing books all over town, including here at Room and at the beautiful new Downtown Central Library!

Offsite at Overture Center: David Sedaris

David Sedaris will bring his hilarious tour to Madison once again! You will find the Room staff selling books at the event (when we're not doubled over with laughter, of course).

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780316154697
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Published: Little Brown and Company - April 23rd, 2013

Zen Confidential: Confessions of A Wayward Monk by Shozan Jack Haubner

Think Zen monks aren't human like the rest of us? Think again-- I loved this book! A truly realistic (and joyfully humorous) look at the struggle to be spiritual. Follow Haubner's journey to monkhood reflecting on the meaning to be gleaned from the strangest experiences.

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$14.95
ISBN: 9781611800333
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Published: Shambhala Publications - May 14th, 2013

Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy by Ophira Eisenberg

Not familiar with this sassy standup comedian (and radio personality)'s work, I was thrilled to find this memoir of relationships absolutely hilarious and heartfelt.

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$16.00
ISBN: 9781580054393
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Published: Seal Press (CA) - March 26th, 2013

Bill Bryson - All Titles

I can't help but laugh out loud while reading Bill Bryson. It doesn't matter if he is talking about a mundane Australian town or the lush Appalachian trails, Bryson finds humor in everything (especially his own shortcomings). His books are funny and feel good.

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A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780767902526
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Published: Broadway Books - May 4th, 1999

In a Sunburned Country Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780767903868
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Published: Broadway Books - May 15th, 2001

I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780767903820
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Published: Broadway Books - June 6th, 2000

A Short History of Nearly Everything Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780767908184
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Published: Broadway Books - September 14th, 2004

The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780767919371
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Published: Broadway Books - September 25th, 2007

At Home: A Short History of Private Life Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780767919395
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Published: Anchor Books - October 4th, 2011

The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780060920081
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Published: William Morrow & Company - May 15th, 2001

Wild By Cheryl Strayed

This is a fun book! If you need some inspiration follow Cheryl on her journey through the Pacific Crest Trail! This is an enjoyable, heart-felt and fast read!

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$15.95
ISBN: 9780307476074
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Published: Vintage - March 26th, 2013

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