Recommendations based on Small Fry: A Memoirby Lisa Brennan-Jobs

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  1. Leonardo da Vinci

    by Walter Isaacson
    Biography of the world's greatest polymath, exploring his legacy of art and science.

    The #1, New York Times, bestseller from Walter Isaacson brings Leonardo da Vinci to life in this exciting new biography that is “a study in creativity: how to define it, how to achieve it...Most ... (Barnes & Noble)

  2. Einstein: His Life and Universe

    by Walter Isaacson
    A comprehensive biography of Albert Einstein, exploring his personal life, scientific achievements, and impact on the world.

    Einstein was a rebel and nonconformist from boyhood days, and these character traits drove both his life and his science. In this narrative, Walter Isaacson explains how his mind worked and the ... (Goodreads)

  3. NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity

    by Steve Silberman
    Explores the history, science, and personal stories of autism.

    Going back to the earliest days of autism research and chronicling the brave and lonely journey of autistic people and their families through the decades, Silberman provides long-sought solutions to ... (Goodreads)

  4. Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy

    by Sheryl Sandberg
    An exploration of resilience in the face of adversity, and hope in the midst of tragedy.

    From Facebook’s COO and Wharton’s top-rated professor, the #1 New York Times best-selling authors of Lean In and Originals: a powerful, inspiring, and practical book about building resilience and ... (Goodreads)

  5. What Happened

    by Hillary Rodham Clinton
    A candid look into the 2016 election, exploring the events leading up to her defeat.

    “In the past, for reasons I try to explain, I’ve often felt I had to be careful in public, like I was up on a wire without a net. Now I’m letting my guard down.” —Hillary Rodham Clinton, from the ... (Goodreads)

  6. The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution

    by Walter Isaacson
    A look at the people who changed our world by creating the digital age.

    Comment un groupe de hackers, de génies et de geeks a créé la révolution numérique L’auteur de la biographie magistrale de Steve Jobs parue quelques mois après la mort du patron d’Apple et ... (Goodreads)

  7. Fear: Trump in the White House

    by Bob Woodward
    An inside look at the chaos and dysfunction within the Trump administration, revealing the president's erratic behavior and decision-making.

    With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House ... (Goodreads)

  8. Born to Run

    by Bruce Springsteen
    Autobiographical journey of Bruce Springsteen's life and career as a musician.

    “Writing about yourself is a funny business…But in a project like this, the writer has made one promise, to show the reader his mind. In these pages, I’ve tried to do this.” —Bruce Springsteen, from ... (Goodreads)

  9. Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life

    by Steve Martin
    A memoir of the comedian's rise to fame, from the early days of stand-up comedy to the heights of success.

    In the midseventies, Steve Martin exploded onto the comedy scene. By 1978 he was the biggest concert draw in the history of stand-up. In 1981 he quit forever. This book is, in his own words, the ... (Goodreads)

  10. What the Dog Saw and Other Adventures

    by Malcolm Gladwell
    Collection of essays about the surprising connections between seemingly unrelated topics.

    What is the difference between choking and panicking? Why are there dozens of varieties of mustard but only one variety of ketchup? What do football players teach us about how to hire teachers? What ... (Goodreads)

  11. Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

    by Sheryl Sandberg
    An exploration of gender dynamics in the workplace and solutions for women to achieve success.

    Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In is a massive cultural phenomenon and its title has become an instant catchphrase for empowering women. The book soared to the top of bestseller lists internationally, ... (Goodreads)

  12. She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement

    by Jodi Kantor
    The story of two journalists who broke the Harvey Weinstein scandal, igniting the #MeToo movement and changing the conversation around sexual harassment.

    For many years, reporters had tried to get to the truth about Harvey Weinstein’s treatment of women. Rumors of wrongdoing had long circulated. But in 2017, when Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey began ... (Goodreads)

  13. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

    by Elizabeth Gilbert
    Overcoming the fear of creativity and living an inspired life.

    Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert’s books for years. Gilbert offers insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us ... (Goodreads)

  14. Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

    by Brené Brown
    An exploration of vulnerability, courage, and the strength to embrace imperfection.

    The #1, New York Times, bestseller. More than 2, million copies sold!,Look for Brené Brown’s new podcast,, Dare to Lead, as well as her ongoing podcast, Unlocking Us,!,From thought leader Brené ... (Barnes & Noble)

  15. This Is Me: Loving the Person You Are Today

    by Chrissy Metz
    Actress Chrissy Metz shares her journey to self-love and acceptance, inspiring readers to embrace their own unique qualities and worth.

    An inspirational book about life and its lessons from the Golden Globe and Emmy nominated star of NBC’s This Is Us. When, This Is Us, debuted in fall 2016, a divided America embraced a show that ... (Barnes & Noble)

  16. This Will Only Hurt a Little

    by Busy Philipps
    Memoir of actress Busy Philipps, detailing her personal struggles and triumphs in Hollywood and beyond.

    A hilarious, heartfelt, and refreshingly honest memoir and, New York Times, bestseller by the beloved comedic actress known for her roles on, Freaks and Geeks,, Dawson’s Creek, and, Cougar Town, who ... (Barnes & Noble)

  17. Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions

    by Russell Brand
    Comedian Russell Brand shares his personal journey of addiction and recovery, offering a 12-step program for those seeking freedom from addiction.

    A guide to all kinds of addiction from a star who has struggled with heroin, alcohol, sex, fame, food and eBay, that will help addicts and their loved ones make the first steps into recovery “This ... (Barnes & Noble)

  18. The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia

    by Candace Fleming
    A detailed account of the Romanov family's rise to power, their downfall, and the events leading up to their tragic end.

    Here is the tumultuous, heartrending, true story of the Romanovs—at once an intimate portrait of Russia's last royal family and a gripping account of its undoing. Using captivating photos and ... (Goodreads)

  19. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

    by Charles Duhigg
    Uncovering the science of habit formation and how to use it to achieve success.

    A young woman walks into a laboratory. Over the past two years, she has transformed almost every aspect of her life. She has quit smoking, run a marathon, and been promoted at work. The patterns ... (Goodreads)

  20. Molly's Game: From Hollywood's Elite to Wall Street's Billionaire Boys Club, My High-Stakes Adventure in the World of Underground Poker

    by Molly Bloom
    Memoir of Molly Bloom, who ran high-stakes poker games for celebrities and billionaires, until her arrest by the FBI.

    When Molly Bloom was a little girl growing up in a small Colorado town, she watched her brothers win medals, ace tests, and receive high praise from everyone they met. Molly wanted nothing more than ... (Goodreads)

  21. John Lennon: The Life

    by Philip Norman
    A comprehensive biography of John Lennon, from his childhood to his untimely death, exploring his music, relationships, and activism.

    For more than a quarter century, biographer Philip Norman's internationally bestselling, Shout!, has been unchallenged as the definitive biography of the Beatles. Now, at last, Norman turns his ... (Goodreads)

  22. Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation

    by Tim Brown
    A guide to using design thinking to drive innovation and change within organizations.

    The myth of innovation is that brilliant ideas leap fully formed from the minds of geniuses. The reality is that most innovations come from a process of rigorous examination through which great ideas ... (Goodreads)

  23. From the Ashes: My Story of Being Métis, Homeless, and Finding My Way

    by Jesse Thistle
    A memoir of Jesse Thistle's journey from a difficult childhood to homelessness and addiction, and his eventual path to recovery and reconciliation with his Métis heritage.

    In this extraordinary and inspiring debut memoir, Jesse Thistle—once a high school dropout and now a rising Indigenous scholar—chronicles his life on the streets and how he overcame trauma and ... (Goodreads)

  24. When to Rob a Bank

    by Steven D. Levitt
    A collection of blog posts from the authors of "Freakonomics," exploring unconventional and controversial topics in economics and society.

    When to Rob a Bank: ...And 131 More Warped Suggestions and Well-Intended Rants, is an edited collection of blog posts by American authors Steven Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner , authors of the, ... (Wikipedia)

  25. The Miracle Worker: A Play

    by William Gibson
    The story of a young girl's triumph over blindness and deafness, with the help of a devoted teacher.

    In Tuscumbia, Alabama , an illness renders infant Helen Keller blind , deaf , and consequently mute ( deaf-mute ). , Pitied and badly spoiled by her parents, Helen is taught no discipline and, by the ... (Wikipedia)

  26. In Pieces

    by Sally Field
    Sally Field's memoir explores her life, career, and relationships, revealing the struggles and triumphs of a Hollywood icon.

    In this intimate, haunting literary memoir and, New York Times, Notable Book of the year, an American icon tells her own story for the first time — about a challenging and lonely childhood, the craft ... (Barnes & Noble)

  27. I'd Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life

    by Anne Bogel
    A love letter to reading, exploring the joys and challenges of being a book lover.

    For so many people, reading isn't just a hobby or a way to pass the time–it's a lifestyle. Our books shape us, define us, enchant us, and even sometimes infuriate us. Our books are a part of who we ... (Goodreads)

  28. Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual

    by Jocko Willink
    A comprehensive guide to developing mental and physical discipline towards achieving success.

    In this expanded edition of the 2017 mega-bestseller, updated with brand new sections like DO WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY, SUGAR COATED LIES and DON'T NEGOTIATE WITH WEAKNESS, readers will discover new ways ... (Barnes & Noble)

  29. Etched in Sand: A True Story of Five Siblings Who Survived an Unspeakable Childhood on Long Island

    by Regina Calcaterra
    True story of five siblings who survive abuse and neglect, finding strength to rise above their circumstances.

    #1 International Bestseller Regina’s Calcaterra memoir,, Etched in Sand, is an inspiring and triumphant coming-of-age story of tenacity and hope.,, Regina Calcaterra is a successful lawyer, former ... (Barnes & Noble)

  30. Walk Through Walls: A Memoir

    by Marina Abramović
    A journey of self-discovery and exploration of the power of art and performance.

    “I had experienced absolute freedom—I had felt that my body was without boundaries, limitless; that pain didn’t matter, that nothing mattered at all—and it intoxicated me.” In 2010, more than 750,000 ... (Goodreads)