Biography/Memoir

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

Truth and Beauty By Ann Patchett

Ann Patchett is a gorgeous writer; like satin, smooth and full. The relationship she brings forth in this memoir is deep, painful, loyal and stunning. A must read.

Truth & Beauty: A Friendship Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780060572150
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Published: Harper Perennial - April 5th, 2005

Fred Milverstedt, author of One More Ride

A Room of One's Own is delighted to present esteemed Madisonian Fred Milverstedt for a reading and signing from his latest book!

In time for the riding season: the release of One More Ride, a collection of stories and remembrances of a life spent on unique motorcycle journeys on the highways and byways of the Upper Midwest and beyond.

$14.95
SKU: 9781938532061

Nathan Rabin, Author of You Don't Know Me but You Don't Like Me

A Room of One's Own is excited to welcome Nathan Rabin, former head writer of The Onion's A/V Club, for a reading and book signing from his latest pop culture tour de force.

You Don't Know Me But You Don't Like Me: Phish, Insane Clown Posse, and My Misadventures with Two of Music's Most Maligned Tribes Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781451626889
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Published: Scribner Book Company - June 11th, 2013

Marianne Elliott, author of Zen Under Fire

Marianne Elliott is a human rights advocate, writer, and yoga teacher who is passionate about using story to support conscious activism in the world. She served in the United Nations mission in Afghanistan with a focus on human rights and gender issues, helped develop human rights strategies for the governments of New Zealand and East Timor and worked as Policy Advisor for Oxfam.

Zen Under Fire: How I Found Peace in the Midst of War Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781402281112
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Published: Sourcebooks - June 1st, 2013

Jody LePage, co-author with Sylvia Bell White of Sister: An African American Life in Search of Justice

A Room of One's Own is thrilled to welcome Jody LePage for a reading. LePage is the co-creator of Sister: An African American Life In Search of Justice, the oral history autobiography of Sylvia Bell White.  

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ISBN: 9780299294342
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Published: University of Wisconsin Press - June 6th, 2013

Sister Spit Spoken Word Performance!

Hitting the road for another cross-country adventure in queer literary performance, it’s SISTER SPIT! The 2013 tour continues the tradition of bringing your new favorite irreverent, wild, brainy and provocative writers and artists to town featuring established writers with young, emerging queer and queer-influenced artists of all genders.

Sister Spit: Writing, Rants & Reminiscence from the Road Cover Image
By Michelle Tea (Editor)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780872865662
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Published: City Lights Books - September 18th, 2012

Mermaid in Chelsea Creek Cover Image
By Michelle Tea, Jason Polan (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781938073366
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Published: McSweeney's - May 14th, 2013

Cha-Ching! Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780872865709
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Published: City Lights Books - April 2nd, 2013

Spit and Passion Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781558618077
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Published: Feminist Press - October 23rd, 2012

Hairdresser on Fire Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781933149738
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Published: Manic D Press - April 9th, 2013

Panel Discussion on Self-Publishing

A Room of One's Own is proud to host local authors and editors for a panel discussion on the risks, rewards, craft and business of self-publishing. Interested authors are encouraged to attend and bring questions about the process!

Spit & Passion by Cristy C. Road

The memoir is mostly centered around the author's middle school years, growing up in a Cubana household of working class women and children in Miami Beach, coming to terms with the fact of her queerness within a loving family embedded in a deeply religious culture inimicable to homosexuality. 

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ISBN: 9781558618077
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Published: Feminist Press - October 23rd, 2012

Ron McCrea, author of Building Taliesin

Building Taliesin: Frank Lloyd Wright's Home of Love and Loss Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780870206061
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Published: Wisconsin Historical Society Press - June 12th, 2012

Carl Rollyson, author of American Isis: The Life and Art of Sylvia Plath

We happily welcome Carl Rollyson, author of the new biography American Isis: the Life and Art of Sylvia Plath, published by St. Martin's Press, to our bookstore for a reading and book signing.

American Isis: The Life and Art of Sylvia Plath Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312640248
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Published: St. Martin's Press - January 29th, 2013

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