New Arrivals · Biography

June 16, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Rough beauty : forty seasons of mountain living

June 15, 2018
Auvinen, Karen, author.
©2018
x, 303 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Prologue: The hard prayer -- Part I. Marlboro woman -- Good girl -- Saying no -- Marlboro woman -- Part II. Refuge -- Summer into fall -- Winter -- Spring -- Summer -- Part III. Home of the somewhat feral -- Controlled burn -- Home of the somewhat feral -- Fuck T.S. Eliot -- The book of mornings -- Part IV. A season of voluptuousness -- Loving Elvis -- Yajna: fire ceremony -- A season of voluptuousness -- Epilogue: The fox who came to dinner.
A memoir by an award-winning poet describes her retreats to a primitive mountain cabin to write in solitude and find answers to life's big questions, describing how a fire forced her to reconcile her conflicting needs for isolation and community.

Fare thee well : the final chapter of the Grateful Dead's long, strange trip

June 15, 2018
Selvin, Joel, author.
New York, NY : Da Capo Press, 2018.
viii, 280 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

Little panic : dispatches from an anxious life

June 15, 2018
Stern, Amanda, author.
©2018
viii, 389 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
I am not a clock -- Not the right kind of human -- Maybe I am not a person -- How to say what's wrong -- The system of the world -- Countdown to Karen Silkwood -- The underside of perfect -- My real family -- Not-Melissa -- Someone kicked the Earth -- If time were a dog -- Oh how we glowed -- Scapegoat -- Frankie Bird -- Jinx -- Yes, no, maybe, I don't know -- Listen carefully and say exactly what I say -- Normal-sized -- A beautiful, gorgeous life -- A stay-behind kid -- The bright side -- The drainpipe man -- A word never means only one thing -- A sense of rightness -- Hunky dory -- My life stained the world -- I'm the test to solve -- Everywhere I look, families -- Anarchy -- When I turn eighteen -- What if I give birth to myself? -- Who doesn't want to be in a play? -- One right way to be a person -- Homeless -- I am a pinball machine -- The system is the problem -- The dread, the relief -- Waiting to move on -- The body -- Waited my whole life to be normal -- Forever Mama -- Take care of the animals -- Certainty -- To be the same.
The author presents a relatable, darkly comic memoir about her lifelong struggles with anxiety, tracing her upbringing by a bohemian mother and sanitized, affluent father in a transforming New York City.

Costly grace : an evangelical minister's rediscovery of faith, hope and love

June 14, 2018
Schenck, Robert L., author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018.
xvii, 324 pages ; 24 cm
The author recalls his life as a controversial Washington, D.C. evangelical minister and spiritual advisor to America's political class. He begins with his conversion from Judaism to born-again Christianity, and then finding his calling in public ministry. He chronicles his years as an activist leader of the most extreme wing of the anti-abortion movement, brazenly mixing ministry with Republican political activism. Finally he reflects on his unconscious abandonment of Christian principles in the face of fame and influence, and ultimately his return to the lessons Jesus imparted. Today Schenck works to liberate the evangelical community from a politicized gospel, urging partisan conservatives to move beyond social battles and forsake the politics of hate, fear, and violence.

The terrible : a storyteller's memoir

June 14, 2018
Daley-Ward, Yrsa, author.
New York : Penguin Books, [2018]
208 pages; 20 cm
"A lyrical memoir -- part prose, part verse -- about coming-of-age, uncovering the cruelty and the beauty of the wider world, and redemption through self-discovery and the bonds of family"--Provided by publisher.

Famous father girl : a memoir of growing up Bernstein

June 13, 2018
Bernstein, Jamie, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018.
x, 385 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
The Osborne -- The Vineyard and Redding -- Park Avenue and Fairfield -- The first shadows -- The Beatles portal -- Summer games -- A little teen in '60s New York -- School, family, and the world -- Stone teen -- One toe out of the nest -- Shifting grounds -- Not really grownup -- Here come the terrors -- Crawling from the wreckage -- The east-west shuffle -- Quiet-ish -- Redding, Wecord, and what was in between -- Forward motion -- An arrival -- A departure -- Life goes on -- A new millennium -- The Venezuela connection -- Lately.
"The eldest daughter of revered composer-conductor Leonard Bernstein offers a rare look at her father on the centennial of his birth"--Jacket.

Goodbye, sweet girl : a story of domestic violence and survival

June 13, 2018
Sundberg, Kelly, 1977- author.
©2018
x, 258 pages ; 22 cm
"In this brave and beautiful memoir...a woman chronicles how her marriage devolved from a love story into a shocking tale of abuse--examining the tenderness and violence entwined in the relationship, why she endured years of physical and emotional pain, and how she eventually broke free."-- From the publisher.

Undivided : coming out, becoming whole, and living free from shame

June 13, 2018
Beeching, Vicky, 1979- author.
©2018.
xiii, 290 pages ; 24 cm

The faith of Dolly Parton : lessons from her life to lift your heart

June 13, 2018
Delffs, Dudley J., author.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, [2018]
238 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Dream your way forward -- You need wings to fly -- Know when to stretch your wings -- Love like a butterfly while busy as a bee -- Practice more than you preach -- Baby steps toward a leap of faith -- Let your roots keep you grounded -- Shine through the shadows -- Laugh first to make love last -- Read into the future.
Ten faith lessons as evidenced in Dolly Parton's life, music, interviews, and attitude.

Lincoln's last trial : the murder case that propelled him to the presidency

June 12, 2018
Abrams, Dan, 1966- author.
©2018
287 pages, 26 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The true story of Abraham Lincoln's last murder trial, a case in which he had a deep personal involvement--and which played out in the nation's newspapers as he began his presidential campaign. Lincoln's Last Trial captures the presidential hopeful's dramatic courtroom confrontations in vivid detail as he fights for his client--but also for his own blossoming political future. It is a moment in history that shines a light on our legal system, as in this case Lincoln fought a legal battle that remains incredibly relevant today. --Provided by publisher.

The trigger : narratives of the American shooter

June 12, 2018
Patinkin, Daniel J., author.
©2018
304 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction -- In the Spanish wells : Lester Young Jr -- The drifter : John Frizzle -- The devil's bargain : Marvin Gomez -- A man for others : officer Alphonsus O'Connor -- In isolation : Brittany Aden -- An all-American boy : Brandon Clancy -- Epilogue -- Acknowledgments -- Notes.
In 2017, over 15,000 were killed and over 31,000 were injured by gunfire. Faced with these desensitizing statistics, one easily forgets that each incident is perpetrated by a living, feeling human being who has walked a unique path. The causes and consequences of these violent acts are often far more complicated than one might expect. Author Daniel J. Patinkin exhaustively interviewed each of six shooters about their life experiences and about the unique circumstances that compelled them to use a firearm against another person. The result is a series of profound narratives.

The electric woman : a memoir in death-defying acts

June 12, 2018
Fontaine, Tessa, author.
©2018
x, 366 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Prologue: The trick is there is no trick -- The architecture of a wave -- The snake charmer -- Human history -- Open the gates -- The dragon -- Snickers T. Clown -- Cake -- Hair ingredients -- Let's us have fun -- The moon is apple pie -- The softest skin of anyone in the entire world -- Daughters -- Mud -- And the low sky opens -- The departure -- Emergency -- Fresh meat -- The Titanic was child's play -- Monsters -- Premium footlong corn dogs -- Where your name is writ -- Cash money -- Wildewoman -- The sword swallower -- The animal undone -- Sounds past the noises -- Behind the night's dress -- Christmas fish -- Dr. Frankenstein's hushed blood love song -- Normalaphobia -- Invisibilia -- Bloodlust -- The heroes -- Electricity -- By ship into the sea -- Twinklers -- The great reveal -- Out of the mist -- Epilogue: Where you will float electric.
"Follows the author on a life-affirming journey of loss and self-discovery through her time on the road with the last traveling American sideshow and her relationship with an adventurous, spirited mother"--Amazon.com.

Harvey Milk : his lives and death

June 12, 2018
Faderman, Lillian, author.
©2018
viii, 283 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Harvey Milk--eloquent, charismatic, and a smart-aleck--was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977, but he had not even served a full year in office when he was shot by a homophobic fellow supervisor. Milk's assassination at the age of forty-eight made him the most famous gay man in modern history; twenty years later Time magazine included him on its list of the hundred most influential individuals of the twentieth century. Before finding his calling as a politician, however, Harvey variously tried being a schoolteacher, a securities analyst on Wall Street, a supporter of Barry Goldwater, a Broadway theater assistant, a bead-wearing hippie, the operator of a camera store and organizer of the local business community in San Francisco. He rejected Judaism as a religion, but he was deeply influenced by the cultural values of his Jewish upbringing and his understanding of anti-Semitism and the Holocaust. His early influences and his many personal and professional experiences finally came together when he decided to run for elective office as the forceful champion of gays, racial minorities, women, working people, the disabled, and senior citizens. In his last five years, he focused all of his tremendous energy on becoming a successful public figure with a distinct political voice.

House of Nutter : the rebel tailor of Savile Row

June 12, 2018
Richardson, Lance, 1984- author.
©2018
xi, 380 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Part I: 1939-1968. Escape artists -- The golden age -- Young meteors -- The new aristocrats -- Interlude: Cilla and Bobby get married -- Part II: 1969-1976. Discotheque in a graveyard -- A complete look -- Blow-up -- Piccadilly Tom -- Libertines -- Muscle queens and Mozart records -- That wonderful summer -- Interlude: louder than Concorde -- Part III: 1977-1992. The velvet rope -- Are you being served? -- Lost boys -- Humdrum life -- Epilogue: dawn black.
́"From an early age, there was something different about Tommy and David Nutter. Growing up in an austere apartment above a café catering to truck drivers, both boys seemed destined to lead rather humble lives in post-war London--Tommy as a civil servant, David as a darkroom technician. Yet the strength of their imagination (plus a little help from their friends) transformed them instead into unlikely protagonists of a swinging cultural revolution. In 1969, at the age of twenty-six, Tommy opened an unusual new boutique on the "golden mile" of bespoke tailoring, Savile Row. While shocking a haughty establishment resistant to change, "Nutters of Savile Row" became an immediate sensation among the young, rich, and beautiful, beguiling everyone from Bianca Jagger to the Beatles--who immortalized Tommy's designs on the album cover of Abbey Road. Meanwhile, David's innate talent with a camera vaulted him across the Atlantic to New York City, where he found himself in a parallel constellation of stars (Yoko Ono, Elton John) who enjoyed his dry wit almost as much as his photography. House of Nutter tells the stunning true story of two gay men who influenced some of the most iconic styles and pop images of the twentieth century. Drawing on interviews with more than seventy people--and taking advantage of unparalleled access to never-before-seen pictures, letters, sketches, and diaries--journalist Lance Richardson presents a dual portrait of brothers improvising their way through five decades of extraordinary events, their personal struggles playing out against vivid backdrops of the Blitz, an obscenity trial, the birth of disco, and the devastation of the AIDS crisis. A propulsive, deftly plotted narrative filled with surprising details and near-operatic twists, House of Nutter takes readers on a wild ride into the minds and times of two brilliant dreamers."--Dust jacket.

No malice : my life in basketball, or, how a kid from Queensbridge survived the streets, the brawls, and himself to become an NBA champion

June 12, 2018
World Peace, Metta, 1979- author.
©2018
272 pages, 8 pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm

The long walk : a story of war and the life that follows

June 12, 2018
Castner, Brian, author.
©2012
222 pages ; 21 cm

My girls : a lifetime with Carrie and Debbie

June 11, 2018
Fisher, Todd 1958- author.
©2018
x, 388 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Introduction -- 813 Greenway Drive -- The good life -- Ignorance is bliss -- Time of my life -- 154 East 74th Street -- The trouble with Harry -- Innocents abroad -- Cultural exchange -- 619 Oakhurst Drive -- The wrong girl -- For better or for worse -- Woman of the year -- True colors -- Wandering in the desert -- Double life -- Exodus -- What's a Pigeon Forge? -- The end of the rainbow -- Bright lights -- Full circle -- Good-bye, dear -- Epilogue.
In December 2016, the world was shaken by the sudden deaths of Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds, occurring less than 24 hours apart. Debbie's only remaining child, Todd Fisher, somehow retained his grace and composure under the glare of the media spotlight as he struggled with his own overwhelming grief. In My girls, Todd shares his heart and his memories of Debbie and Carrie with deeply personal stories from his earliest years to those last unfathomable days.

Flash : the making of Weegee the Famous

June 11, 2018
Bonanos, Christopher, author.
©2018
xviii, 379 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Sick : a memoir

June 11, 2018
Khakpour, Porochista, author.
©2018
258 pages ; 21 cm
"An honest, beautifully rendered memoir of chronic illness, misdiagnosis, addiction, and the myth of full recovery that details author Porochista Khakpour struggles with late-stage Lyme disease"-- Provided by publisher.

9 rules of engagement : a military brat's guide to life and success

June 11, 2018
Faulkner, Harris, 1965- author.
©2018
xiv, 233 pages , 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Growing up in a military family, journalist and news anchor Harris Faulkner experienced firsthand how success in life is rooted in the knowledge, integrity, and duty that came from her military surroundings. She shares the formative lessons in leadership and work ethic she learned from a lifetime spent absorbing the military mindset, and offers recommendations for how all families can benefit from the guiding principles of military life.

The lost pilots : the spectacular rise and scandalous fall of aviation's golden couple

June 11, 2018
Mead, Corey, author.
©2018
viii, 273 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Part I. Red rose -- Bright young things ; A nimble liftoff -- Single-mined abandon -- Arrival -- Part II. A new world -- Grand welcomes -- Flying solo -- A change in fortune -- To Miami -- Future unknown -- Mental agony -- Eager, drunken love -- The tortures of the damned -- A ,man of many secrets -- A terrible thing -- Forgeries -- The scarlet woman -- Part III. Flight to nowhere -- Those dim days of the past that are dead -- A tissue of lies -- American justice is all wet -- The man from Auburn -- The verdict -- A tragic figure -- This period of agony -- Epilogue: The past reaches out.
"Set during the roaring twenties, Corey Mead's The Lost Pilots is the saga of two star crossed pilots who soar to the greatest heights of fame, tailspin into scandal and crime, and go the ultimate lengths for a chance at redemption" -- Provided by publisher.

Bruce Lee : a life

June 8, 2018
Polly, Matthew, author.
©2018
X, 640 pages, 16 unnumberred pages of plates ; illustrations (some color), genealogical table ; 24 cm
"A biography of the movie icon Bruce Lee"-- Provided by publisher.

Those wild Wyndhams : three sisters at the heart of power

June 8, 2018
Renton, Claudia, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.
458 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"Worse than 100 boys" -- Wilbury -- "The little hunter" -- Honeymoon -- The gang -- Clouds -- The birth of the souls -- The summer of 1887 -- Mananai -- Conflagration -- The season of 1889 -- The mad and their keepers -- Crisis -- India -- Rumor -- Egypt -- The Florentine drama -- Glen -- The portrait, war and death -- Plucking triumph from disaster -- The 1900 election -- Growing families -- The souls in power -- Pamela at Wilsford -- Mr. Balfour's poodle -- 1910 -- Revolution? -- 1911-1914 -- MCMXIV -- The front -- The remainder -- The grey dawn -- The end.

The comeback : Greg LeMond, the true king of American cycling, and a legendary Tour de France

June 8, 2018
De Visé, Daniel, author.
©2018
371 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Prologue -- The gift -- The wheelmen -- LeMonster -- The pilgrimage -- Le Parisien -- L'Américain -- Le Tour -- Le grand blond -- The deal -- The betrayal -- Twenty minutes -- The comeback -- The battle -- Eight seconds -- The sequel -- The decline -- The Texan -- The feud -- The last breath -- Amends.
In July 1986, Greg LeMond stunned the sporting world by becoming the first American to win the Tour de France, the world's pre-eminent bicycle race, defeating French cycling legend Bernard Hinault. Nine months later, LeMond lay in a hospital bed, his life in peril after a hunting accident, his career as a bicycle racer seemingly over. And yet, barely two years after this crisis, LeMond mounted a comeback almost without parallel in professional sports. In summer 1989, he again won the Tour--arguably the world's most grueling athletic contest--by the almost impossibly narrow margin of 8 seconds over another French legend, Laurent Fignon. It remains the closest Tour de France in history. The Comeback chronicles the life of one of America's greatest athletes, from his roots in Nevada and California to the heights of global fame, to a falling out with his own family and a calamitous confrontation with Lance Armstrong over allegations the latter was doping--a campaign LeMond would wage on principle for more than a decade before Armstrong was finally stripped of his own Tour titles. With the kind of narrative drive that propels books like Moneyball, and a fierce attention to detail, Daniel de Visé reveals the dramatic, ultra-competitive inner world of a sport rarely glimpsed up close, and builds a compelling case for LeMond as its great American hero.

Reporter : a memoir

June 7, 2018
Hersh, Seymour M., author.
©2018
355 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Getting started -- City news -- Interludes -- Chicago and the AP -- Washington, at last -- Bugs and a book -- A presidential campaign -- Going after the biologicals -- Finding Calley -- A national disgrace -- To The New Yorker -- Finally there -- Watergate, and much more -- Me and Henry -- The big one -- Off to New York -- Kissinger, again, and beyond -- A New Yorker reprise -- America's war on terror.
"A memoir of renowned investigative journalist Seymour Hersh's life as a reporter"-- Provided by publisher.

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