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Sue Thomas

Sue Thomas About A famous lip-reader and author, she published Silent Night, a memoir of her experiences as the first deaf undercover investigator for the FBI. She worked for the FBI during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Other Informations During her childhood, she was a free-style skating champion. She later received a degree in …

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Mary Boykin Chesnut

Mary Boykin Chesnut About Most well known for her posthumously published Civil War diaries, she was named by several literary critics as the most important Confederate writer. Historian C. Vann Woodward’s annotated compilation of her writings, Mary Chesnut’s Civil War, won the Pulitzer Prize for History in 1982. Other Informations In her late teens, she …

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Richard B. Pelzer

Richard B. Pelzer About Author and speaker who is known for his New York Times bestselling memoir, A Brother’s Journey, which is an account of the abuses he was subjected to as a boy. His brother, David Pelzer, also wrote about their traumatic childhood, though they have disagreed about things in public confrontations. Other Informations …

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Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston

Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston About Famous for her 1973 memoir Farewell to Manzanar, which describes her time as a prisoner of a World War II-era internment camp for Japanese Americans, Houston is also notable for her later works Beyond Manzanar and Other Views of Asian-American Womanhood (1985) and Don’t Cry, It’s Only Thunder (1984). Other Informations …

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Joshua Fields Millburn

Joshua Fields Millburn About Writer, podcaster, filmmaker, and public speaker who preaches his minimalist way of life. He is part of the group called The Minimalists along with Ryan Nicodemus. Other Informations He moved from his hometown of Dayton, Ohio to Montana to pursue a minimalist way of life in 2012. He posts the majority …

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Kristin Beck

Kristin Beck About Her 2013 memoir Warrior Princess: A U.S. Navy SEAL’s Journey to Coming out Transgender, describes her struggle as a woman in a man’s body and her ultimate embrace of a female identity. Other Informations She trained at the Virginia Military Institute and subsequently joined the United States Navy. Following a two-decade military …

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Ji-li Jiang

Ji-li Jiang About A contemporary Chinese author, she is best known for her 1998 memoir, Red Scarf Girl. She is also known for The Magical Monkey King, a work based on a Chinese folk tale. Other Informations She studied at Shanghai Teacher’s College and Shanghai University before graduating from the University of Hawaii in the …

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Susie King Taylor

Susie King Taylor About African-American author, teacher, and Union Army nurse. She published her memoir — Reminiscences of My Life in Camp with the 33d United States Colored Troops, Late 1st S.C. Volunteers — in 1902. Other Informations At the age of thirteen, she escaped to Union-occupied St. Simons Island, Georgia, where she subsequently set …

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Piper Kerman

Piper Kerman About Notable as the writer of the bestselling prison memoir that inspired the popular Netflix series Orange is the New Black, she became a Women’s Prison Association board member after being incarcerated for a year on drug trafficking and money laundering charges. Other Informations She grew up in an affluent Boston family and …

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Margaret Murie

Margaret Murie About Known as the Grandmother of the Conservation Movement, she helped pass the Wilderness Act and create the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. She published a 1962 memoir, Two in the Far North, and was the subject of a documentary film called Arctic Dance. Other Informations She started campaigning to protect the Arctic National …

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Travis Roy

Travis Roy About After his collegiate ice hockey career ended with an accident that left him quadriplegic, he co-wrote an autobiography titled Eleven Seconds and launched The Travis Roy Foundation to fund medical research and to assist fellow survivors of spinal cord injuries. Other Informations After playing on the ice hockey teams at North Yarmouth …

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Robyn Crawford

Robyn Crawford About Author who rose to worldwide recognition for her 2019 memoir A Song for You: My Life With Whitney Houston. Her recounting of her romantic life with long-time collaborator and friend Whitney Houston made headlines, and she was featured in Oprah Magazine and Essence following its release. Other Informations She met Whitney Houston in 1980 while both were …