Memoirs and autobiographies

FILE - In this April 4, 2016 file photo, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt attend the premiere of "Nothing Left Unsaid" at the Time Warner Center in New York. Vanderbilt, the "poor little rich girl" heiress at the center of a scandalous custody battle of the 1930s and the designer jeans queen of the 1970s and '80s, died on Monday, June 17, 2019, at 95, according to her son, Cooper. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
June 17, 2019 - 3:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Gloria Vanderbilt, the intrepid heiress, artist and romantic who began her extraordinary life as the "poor little rich girl" of the Great Depression, survived family tragedy and multiple marriages and reigned during the 1970s and '80s as a designer jeans pioneer, died Monday at the...
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FILE - Franco Zeffirelli, seen in New York, in this Oct. 31, 1974 file photo. Italian film director Franzo Zeffirelli has died in Rome at the age of 96. Zefffirelli's son Luciano said his father died at home on Saturday at noon. (AP Photo/Jerry Mosey, File)
June 15, 2019 - 8:04 pm
ROME (AP) — Italian director Franco Zeffirelli, who delighted audiences around the world with his romantic vision and extravagant productions, most famously captured in his cinematic "Romeo and Juliet" and the miniseries "Jesus of Nazareth," died Saturday at 96. While Zeffirelli was most popularly...
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June 05, 2019 - 3:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The woman who was raped by college swimmer Brock Turner and confronted him in court before his sentencing is writing a memoir. Viking Books announced Wednesday that it would publish the book, currently untitled, by the woman known publicly as Emily Doe. The publisher declined...
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May 28, 2019 - 12:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Robert L. Bernstein, a publishing executive and human rights activist who presided over a generation of dynamic growth at Random House and advocated for dissidents around the world, from the Soviet Union to Argentina, died Monday at age 96. Bernstein died in a Manhattan hospital...
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FILE - In this May 23, 2016 file photo, author Jojo Moyes attends the world premiere of "Me Before You" at AMC Loews Lincoln Square in New York. A free e-book collection allows fans of Moyes, Tracy Chevalier and more than 40 other writers to read early excerpts of their upcoming books. “Buzz Books 2019: Fall/Winter,” published Tuesday, May 14, 2019, features such works as Moyes’ “The Giver of Stars” and Chevalier’s “A Single Thread.” (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
May 14, 2019 - 8:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A free e-book collection allows fans of Tracy Chevalier, JoJo Moyes and more than 40 other writers to read early excerpts of their upcoming books. "Buzz Books 2019: Fall/Winter," published Tuesday, features such works as Chevalier's "A Single Thread" and Moyes' "The Giver of Stars...
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Lindsey Vonn attends the NBC 2019/2020 Upfront at The Four Seasons New York on Monday, May 13, 2019. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
May 13, 2019 - 4:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lindsey Vonn, the retired Alpine skiing champion, is ready to look back. Vonn's memoir, "Rise: My Story," will come next year, Dey Street Books announced Monday. Vonn will describe her "epic journey" from childhood in Minnesota to international fame; her achievements, including 82...
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FILE - This Feb. 19, 2019, file photo shows former President Barack Obama speaking at the My Brother's Keeper Alliance Summit in Oakland, Calif. Obama’s post-White House memoir isn’t expected to be released this year, setting up the likelihood that the highly anticipated book will drop in the midst of the 2020 campaign. Publisher Penguin Random House started alerting foreign partners and others about the status of Obama’s book on Tuesday, May 7,. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
May 07, 2019 - 5:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama's post-White House memoir isn't expected to be released this year, setting up the likelihood that the highly anticipated book will drop during the 2020 campaign. Publisher Penguin Random House started alerting foreign partners and others about the...
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In this photo taken Thursday, April 18, 2019, Melinda Gates poses for a photo with her new book, "The Moment of Lift," in Kirkland, Wash. Her new book is a memoir from the former Microsoft tech business executive, outspoken feminist and public supporter of the MeToo movement. The Associated Press reviewed an advanced copy of the book ahead of its release Tuesday. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
April 22, 2019 - 1:13 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Looking back at her time as an early Microsoft employee, Melinda Gates said the brash culture at the famously tough, revolutionary tech company made her want to quit, but that she didn't discuss it with her boyfriend, and later her husband, Bill Gates, the company CEO who embodied...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019 file photo, actress Demi Moore poses at the premiere of the film "Corporate Animals" during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, in Park City, Utah. Nine years after her book deal was first announced, Moore is ready to release a memoir her publisher calls “deeply candid and insightful.” Moore’s “Inside Out” is scheduled for September 24, HarperCollins announced Wednesday, April 17, 2019. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP, File)
April 17, 2019 - 9:31 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Nine years after her book deal was first announced, Demi Moore is ready to release a memoir her publisher calls "deeply candid and insightful." HarperCollins says Wednesday that Moore's "Inside Out" will be released on Sept. 24. In its announcement, the publisher says the actress...
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This combination of photos shows Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in New York in 1992, left and Carly Simon at the 2016 Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Feb. 14, 2016. Simon is writing a memoir about Kennedy Onassis. Farrar, Straus and Giroux announced Monday, April 15, 2019, that Simon’s “Touched by the Sun” is scheduled for Oct. 22. According to the publisher, the two met at a summer party on Martha’s Vineyard and began an “improbable, but lasting friendship.” (AP Photo)
April 15, 2019 - 12:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Carly Simon is writing an "intimate, vulnerable" memoir about a very famous friend, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Farrar, Straus and Giroux announced Monday that Simon's "Touched by the Sun" was scheduled for Oct. 22. According to the publisher, Simon and Onassis met at a summer party...
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