Must-Read Biography & Memoir Books | December 2020

09 Dec 2020

Must-Read Biography & Memoir Books | December 2020

There have been some amazing biography & memoir books released this month, so we wanted to share with you some of our must-read picks! You’ll love these new releases from authors Matt Levy, Kathie Lee Gifford, Michelle Buteau, James Patterson, Ed Caesar, and Lauren Martin. Enjoy!

Keeping Your Head Above Water: Inspirational Insights From a Champion

by Matt Levy

Release Date: November 21, 2020

Born premature Matt Levy was thrown into the world and given two choices: to sink or to swim. Beating all the odds, he emerged as a Paralympic Gold Medallist, public speaker, and a business manager–all due to a mindset shift he experienced fighting for life at the bottom. In his book ‘Keeping Your Head Above Water’ Matt details how his perceived shortcomings led him to discover his unique strengths.

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It’s Never Too Late

by Kathie Lee Gifford

Release Date: December 1, 2020

When Kathie Lee Gifford stepped down as co-host of the fourth hour of the Today show with Hoda Kotb, you might have thought her best days were behind her. It turns out, she was just getting started. As Kathie Lee says, “I’m not retiring; I’m refiring!” Taking us from her Chesapeake Bay childhood when she first heard God’s calling, to her skyrocketing fame with Regis, to her decision to leave television for Nashville, Kathie Lee inspires us to pursue what really matters.

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Survival of the Thickest

by Michelle Buteau

Release Date: December 8, 2020

From the stand-up comedian, actress, and host beloved for her cheeky swagger, unique voice, and unapologetic frankness comes a book of comedic essays for fans of Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me by Mindy Kaling and We’re Going to Need More Wine by Gabrielle Union.

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The Last Days of John Lennon

by James Patterson

Release Date: December 7, 2020

With the Beatles, John Lennon surpasses his youthful dreams, achieving a level of superstardom that defies classification. “We were the best bloody band there was,” he says. “There was nobody to touch us.” Nobody except the original nowhere man, Mark David Chapman. Chapman once worshipped his idols from afar—but now harbors grudges against those, like Lennon, whom he feels betrayed him. He’s convinced Lennon has misled fans with his message of hope and peace. And Chapman’s not staying away any longer.

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The Moth and the Mountain

by Ed Caesar

Release Date: November 17, 2020

In the 1930s, as official government expeditions set their sights on conquering Mount Everest, a little-known World War I veteran named Maurice Wilson conceives his own crazy, beautiful plan: he will fly a plane from England to Everest, crash-land on its lower slopes, then become the first person to reach its summit—all utterly alone. Wilson doesn’t know how to climb. He barely knows how to fly. But he has the right plane, the right equipment, and a deep yearning to achieve his goal.

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The Book of Moods

by Lauren Martin

Release Date: December 8, 2020

Five years ago, Lauren Martin was sure something was wrong with her. She had a good job in New York, an apartment in Brooklyn, a boyfriend, yet every day she wrestled with feelings of inferiority, anxiety and irritability. It wasn’t until a chance encounter with a (charming, successful) stranger who revealed that she also felt these things, that Lauren set out to better understand the hold that these moods had on her, how she could change them, and began to blog about the wisdom she uncovered.

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