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Jim Carroll

Jim Carroll About An American author, spoken-word poet and musician, he is best known for his autobiographical work, The Basketball Diaries. He published a second memoir, Forced Entries: The Downtown Diaries 1971-1973, in 1987. Other Informations He grew up on the Lower East Side of New York and briefly studied at Columbia University. He published …

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Henry Miller

Henry Miller About American author whose semi-autobiographical style broke new literary ground. His best-known works include Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, and The Rosy Crucifixion Trilogy. Other Informations He attended the City College of New York for only one semester. During his younger years, he also joined the Socialist Party of America. His 1936 …

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Joey Deacon

Joey Deacon About British author whose dictated autobiography, Tongue Tied, documents his lifelong struggle with cerebral palsy. The work was the basis for a popular BBC documentary. Other Informations His cerebral palsy was treated at Caterham Mental Hospital, where he lived from the age of eight until his death. He appeared on Blue Peter, a …

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Vivian Liberto

Vivian Liberto About First wife of Johnny Cash who became known for writing a memoir detailing her time with the famous singer. Her autobiography, I Walked the Line: My Life with Johnny, was published in 2007. Other Informations She grew up in Texas. When she was seventeen years old, she met Johnny cash while on …

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Spalding Gray

Spalding Gray About American actor and writer whose autobiographical monologue, “Swimming to Cambodia,” received widespread acclaim and was adapted into a 1987 film. He also wrote and performed several one-man shows, including “Monster in a Box” and “Gray’s Anatomy.” Other Informations He attended Emerson College and later moved to San Francisco, where he became a …

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Theodore Winthrop

Theodore Winthrop About An American writer and lawyer, he is known for such posthumously-published works as John Brent and Edwin Brothertof. His autobiographical novel, Cecil Dreeme, is considered his masterpiece. Other Informations He attended Yale University. Upon his graduation, he traveled widely and published several short stories, novels, and essays based on his travels. He …

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H Allen Smith

H Allen Smith About An American journalist and humorist, he is known for Low Man on a Totem Pole, a World War II-era bestselling humor book. He published his autobiography, To Hell in a Handbasket, in 1962. Other Informations He dropped out of high school and began working for the Huntington Press in the early …

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Hans Carossa

Hans Carossa About A recipient of both the Goethe Prize and the Gottfried Keller Prize, Carossa is remembered for autobiographical works such as Rumanisches Tagebuch (A Romanian Diary) (1924) and Eine Kindheit (A Childhood) (1922). Other Informations He published his first poem, “Stella Mystica,” at the age of twenty-eight. Around this time, he was also …

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Maureen Howard

Maureen Howard About An American writer, editor, and lecturer, she is known for her 1978 autobiography, Facts of Life. Her novels include Not a Word about Nightingales; Before My Time; Natural History; and A Lover’s Almanac. Other Informations After graduating from Smith College, she worked in advertising for many years. She was awarded a Guggenheim …

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Laura Ingalls Wilder

Laura Ingalls Wilder About Author of the autobiographical American pioneer-themed Little House on the Prairie series. Her family’s years in Wisconsin became the basis of two of the most popular books in the series: Little House on the Prairie and Little House in the Big Woods. Other Informations In 1882, a few months before her …

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Kathryn Harrison

Kathryn Harrison About Perhaps most famous for her autobiographical works The Kiss and The Mother Knot, Harrison is also known for her acclaimed novels, which include The Seal Wife; A Thousand Orange Trees; Thicker Than Water; and Envy. Other Informations After earning a bachelor’s degree in Art History and English from Stanford University, she received …

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Sydney Taylor

Sydney Taylor About Remembered for her autobiographical All-of-a-Kind Family children’s book series, she is notable for highlighting the Jewish-American experience in her literary work. Other Informations Following her graduation from New York University, she pursued professional acting and dancing careers. She published her first All-of-a-Kind Family book in 1951. For many years, she helped run …