Must-Read Biography Books | January 2022

13 Jan 2022

Must-Read Biography Books | January 2022

In the mood for a new biography or memoir? Check out these instant bestsellers by Lynne Podrat, Yitzhak Bar-Yossef, Jami Attenberg, and more. Enjoy your new non-fiction picks!


Listen To Me: How My Down Syndrome Brother Saved My Life

by Lynne Podrat

Release Date: August 19, 2021

This memoir was written to honor my youngest brother’s influence over my life, the good, the bad, and the ugly, of living with a Down Syndrome sibling. It tells the story of the children of my family, despite our parents’ frailties, remaining committed to each other through life’s many changes and separations. Who I am today is directly related to who I needed to become.

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The Son He Left Behind

by Yitzhak Bar-Yossef

Release Date: January 9, 2022

The Son He Left Behind brings Itzhak’s unique story to life and tells the tale of the inevitable rift between two entirely opposite worlds – the conservatist, orthodox one and the secular, liberal one, all on the backdrop of the Jewish community in Israel in the 20th century and the young state’s first years.

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I Came All This Way to Meet You: Writing Myself Home

by Jami Attenberg

Release Date: January 11, 2022

Exploring themes of friendship, independence, class, and drive, I Came All This Way to Meet You is an inspiring story of finding one’s way home—emotionally, artistically, and physically—and an examination of art and individuality that will resonate with anyone determined to listen to their own creative calling.

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Chasing History: A Kid in the Newsroom

by Carl Bernstein

Release Date: January 11, 2022

Funny and exhilarating, poignant and frank, Chasing History is an extraordinary memoir of life on the cusp of adulthood for a determined young man with a dogged commitment to the truth.

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Righteous Troublemakers

by Al Sharpton

Release Date: January 11, 2022

Righteous Troublemakers shines a light on everyday people called to do extraordinary things—like Pauli Murray, whose early work informed Thurgood Marshall’s legal argument for Brown v. Board of Education, Claudette Colvin, who refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus months before Rosa Parks did the same, and Gwen Carr, whose private pain in losing her son Eric Garner stoked her public activism against police brutality.

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The Zen of Therapy

by Mark Epstein

Release Date: January 11, 2022

A remarkable exploration of the therapeutic relationship, Dr. Mark Epstein reflects on one year’s worth of therapy sessions with his patients to observe how his training in Western psychotherapy and his equally long investigation into Buddhism, in tandem, led to greater awareness—for his patients, and for himself

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