Must-Read Biography Books | February 2022

17 Feb 2022

Must-Read Biography Books | February 2022

In the mood for a new biography or memoir? Check out these instant bestsellers by Christine Herbert, Angela Y. Davis, Brian Cox, and more. Enjoy your new non-fiction picks!

The Color of the Elephant

by Christine Herbert

Release Date: January 4, 2022

At turns harrowing, playful, dewy-eyed and wise, the author’s heart and candor illuminate every chapter, whether she is the heroine of the tale or her own worst enemy. Even at her most petulant, the laugh-out-loud humor scuppers any “white savior” mentality and lays bare the undeniable humanity—and humility—of the storyteller. Through it all, an undeniable love for Zambia—its people, land, and culture—shines through.

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Angela Davis

by Angela Y. Davis

Release Date: January 18, 2022

This beautiful new edition of Angela Davis’s classic Autobiography features an expansive new introduction by the author. Told with warmth, brilliance, humor, and conviction, Angela Davis’s autobiography is a classic account of a life in struggle with echoes in our own time.

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This is Going to Hurt

by Adam Kay

Release Date: February 3, 2022

Welcome to the life of a junior doctor: 97-hour weeks, life and death decisions, a constant tsunami of bodily fluids, and the hospital parking meter earns more than you. Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, Adam Kay’s This is Going to Hurt provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line. Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking, this diary is everything you wanted to know – and more than a few things you didn’t – about life on and off the hospital ward.

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The President’s Man: The Memoirs of Nixon’s Trusted Aide

by Dwight Chapin

Release Date: February 15, 2022

In time for the 50th anniversary of President Nixon’s epic trips to China and Russia, as well as his incredible Watergate downfall, the man who was at his side for a decade as his aide and White House Deputy takes readers inside the life and administration of Richard Nixon.

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My Mess Is a Bit of a Life: Adventures in Anxiety

by Georgia Pritchett

Release Date: February 8, 2022

Delightfully offbeat, painfully honest, full of surprising wonders, and delivering plenty of hilarious, laugh-out-loud moments, My Mess Is a Bit of a Life reveals a talented, vulnerable, and strong woman in all her wisecracking weirdness, and makes us love it—and her—too.

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Putting the Rabbit in the Hat

by Brian Cox

Release Date: January 18, 2022

The incredible rags-to-riches story of acclaimed actor Brian Cox, best known as Succession’s Logan Roy, from a troubled, working-class upbringing in Scotland to a prolific career across theatre, film, and television. Rich in emotion and meaning, with plenty of laughs along the way, this seminal autobiography captures both Cox’s distinctive voice and his very soul.

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