Adult Books, Biographies & Memoirs, Inspirational, Lifestyle
Becoming is the memoir of former United States First Lady Michelle Obama published in 2018. Described by the author as a deeply personal experience, the book talks about her roots and how she found her voice, as well as her time in the White House, her public health campaign, and her role as a mother.SKU: n/a
Biographies & Memoirs, History, Inspirational, Lifestyle, Used Books
Elvis: My Best Man
He’s known around the world simply as Elvis, and his life story has been told and retold in every imaginable medium, from documentaries and movies to biographies and memoirs. And they keep rolling in.
The latest, ‘Elvis: My Best Man: My Lifelong Friendship with Elvis Presley’, comes from George Klein, who befriended Elvis Presley when they were high school classmates. Klein went on to earn a place in the King’s inner circle of friends and employees known as the Memphis Mafia.
‘Elvis: My Best Man’ isn’t a tell-all. Klein makes it clear in the author’s note that he ‘was offered a fair amount’ to write such a book after Presley’s death. Instead, what he offers is an insider’s view of Presley the man as opposed to Presley the singer, actor and icon. ‘So much has been written and said about Elvis Presley that for a long time I didn’t feel the need to add my own book to the clamor’, Klein writes. ‘Now, though, I’m old enough to know that I won’t always be around to speak of the Elvis I knew’. His Elvis is funny, kind, whip-smart and generous. Presley bought Klein gifts, including a new car, and paid for his wedding he was Klein’s best man at the nuptials, hence the book’s title. Many who write or reminisce about their time with Presley focus on subjects that titillate, but Klein holds off on all of that, preferring to paint a picture of Presley the human being.
The book comes across as an affectionate recounting of the times Klein spent with a man he considered his best friend. Klein called ‘GK’ by Presley offers a stirring account of how Presley coped with the untimely passing of his beloved mother, Gladys, whom Klein calls ‘the anchor in his crazy life’.SKU: n/a
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Losing My Virginity by Richard Branson
Losing My Virginity: The Autobiography is the autobiography of the British businessman Richard Branson. Published in 1998, it was later followed by other biographical books by Branson, including Business Stripped Bare: Adventures of a Global Entrepreneur and The Virgin Way: How to Listen, Learn, Laugh and Lead.SKU: n/a
Biographies & Memoirs, Business / Management, Inspirational, Lifestyle, Used Books
The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life