Books about Honest

  1. Yes Please

    by Amy Poehler
    Humorous memoir of a celebrated comedian, exploring her life, career, and relationships.

    In Amy Poehler’s highly anticipated first book, Yes Please , she offers up a big juicy stew of personal stories, funny bits on sex and love and friendship and parenthood and real life advice (some ... (Goodreads)

  2. Just a Geek: Unflinchingly Honest Tales of the Search for Life, Love, and Fulfillment Beyond the Starship Enterprise

    by Wil Wheaton
    Autobiographical essays by Wil Wheaton, reflecting on his life as a former child actor and his journey to find fulfillment beyond his role in Star Trek.

    Wil Wheaton has never been one to take the conventional path to success. Despite early stardom through his childhood role in the motion picture "Stand By Me," and growing up on television as Wesley ... (Goodreads)

  3. Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly

    by Anthony Bourdain
    A humorous and unflinching account of life in restaurant kitchens, exploring the culture and camaraderie of the culinary world.

    A deliciously funny, delectably shocking banquet of wild-but-true tales of life in the culinary trade from Chef Anthony Bourdain, laying out his more than a quarter-century of drugs, sex, and haute ... (Goodreads)

  4. The Diary of a Young Girl

    by Anne Frank
    A teenage girl's account of life in hiding during World War II.

    Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank’s remarkable diary has become a world classic—a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to ... (Goodreads)

  5. She's Come Undone

    by Wally Lamb
    A young woman's trial-filled journey to self-acceptance and self-preservation.

    Dolores Price is heartbroken when her handsome, but irresponsible father, Tony, leaves their suburban home for another woman. She and her mother, Bernice, move into her uptight Catholic grandmother's ... (Wikipedia)

  6. Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member

    by Sanyika Shakur
    A memoir of a former gang member in Los Angeles, detailing his life of violence, crime, and eventual redemption.

    "After pumping eight blasts from a sawed-off shotgun at a group of rival gang members, twelve-year-old Kody Scott was initiated into the L.A. gang the Crips. He quickly matured into one of the most ... (Goodreads)

  7. Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir

    by Jenny Lawson
    A humorous and candid memoir of a woman's life, incorporating stories from her childhood to adulthood.

    The #1, New York Times, bestselling (mostly true) memoir from the hilarious author of, Furiously Happy,.,“Gaspingly funny and wonderfully inappropriate.”—,O, The Oprah Magazine, When Jenny Lawson was ... (Barnes & Noble)

  8. The Gulag Archipelago, 1918 - 1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation, Books I-II

    by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
    A harrowing account of life in Soviet labor camps, exposing the brutality and corruption of the Soviet regime.

    Volume 1 of the gripping epic masterpiece, Solzhenitsyn's chilling report of his arrest and interrogation, which exposed to the world the vast bureaucracy of secret police that haunted Soviet society ... (Goodreads)

  9. Clapton: The Autobiography

    by Eric Clapton
    A memoir of the life, struggles, and successes of musical icon Eric Clapton.

    I found a pattern in my behavior that had been repeating itself for years, decades even. Bad choices were my specialty, and if something honest and decent came along, I would shun it or run the other ... (Goodreads)

  10. All Over But the Shoutin'

    by Rick Bragg
    Memoir of a young man's journey from poverty to achieving the American Dream.

    The extraordinary gifts for evocation and insight and the stunning talent for storytelling that earned Rick Bragg a Pulitzer Prize for feature writing in 1996 are here brought to bear on the ... (Goodreads)

  11. Hot Water Music

    by Charles Bukowski
    A collection of Bukowski's works exploring themes of love, death, and the human experience.

    With his characteristic raw and minimalist style, Charles Bukowski takes us on a walk through his side of town in, Hot Water Music,. He gives us little vignettes of depravity and lasciviousness, bite ... (Goodreads)

  12. Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin

    by Kathy Griffin
    Comedian Kathy Griffin recounts life stories and anecdotes from her career.

    Official Book Club Selection is Kathy Griffin unplugged, uncensored, and unafraid to dish about what really happens on the road, away from the cameras, and at the star party after the show. (It's ... (Goodreads)

  13. Autobiography

    by Morrissey
    The life story of Morrissey, lead singer of The Smiths, from his childhood to his rise to fame and beyond.

    Steven Patrick Morrissey was born in Manchester on May 22nd 1959. Singer-songwriter and co-founder of the Smiths (1982-1987), Morrissey has been a solo artist for twenty-six years, during which time ... (Goodreads)

  14. The Last Black Unicorn

    by Tiffany Haddish
    A humorous, honest account of the comedian's personal life, struggles and successes.

    NEW YORK TIMES, BESTSELLER “An inspiring story that manages to be painful, honest, shocking, bawdy, and, hilarious.” ,—The New York Times Book Review, From stand-up comedian, actress, and breakout ... (Barnes & Noble)

  15. I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman

    by Nora Ephron
    A humorous and poignant look at the struggles of aging and being a woman in modern society.

    With her disarming, intimate, completely accessible voice, and dry sense of humor, Nora Ephron shares with us her ups and downs in I Feel Bad About My Neck, a candid, hilarious look at women who are ... (Goodreads)

  16. The Last Night of the Earth Poems

    by Charles Bukowski
    A collection of raw and gritty poems that explore the darker side of life, love, and humanity.

    Poems deal with writing, death and immortality, literature, city life, illness, war, and the past. ... (Barnes & Noble)

  17. He's Just Not That Into You: The No-Excuses Truth to Understanding Guys

    by Greg Behrendt
    Understanding the complexities of men's behavior and motivations in romantic relationships.

    Everyone can use a daily wake-up call. Now in bite-size mantras, the abridged empathetic wit and wisdom of the number one New York Times bestseller He's Just Not That Into You will recharge and ... (Goodreads)

  18. Detroit: An American Autopsy

    by Charlie LeDuff
    An in-depth examination of the decline of Detroit, focusing on the people and stories behind the city's fall.

    In the heart of America, a metropolis is quietly destroying itself. Detroit, once the richest city in the nation, is now its poorest. Once the vanguard of America’s machine age—mass production, ... (Goodreads)

  19. Not Dead Yet: The Memoir

    by Phil Collins
    Phil Collins' memoir detailing his life as a musician, from his early days in Genesis to his successful solo career.

    Phil Collins pulls no punches—about himself, his life, or the ecstasy and heartbreak that’s inspired his music. In his much-awaited memoir, Not Dead Yet , he tells the story of his epic career, with ... (Goodreads)

  20. Girl Online

    by Zoe Sugg
    A teenage girl blogs anonymously about her struggles with anxiety and falls in love with a boy she meets in New York City.

    The novel surrounds Penny Porter, a 15 year old living with her parents in Brighton. Penny starts blogging about her problems, such as school drama, friends, family, boys and the panic attacks she ... (Wikipedia)

  21. Coming Clean

    by Kimberly Rae Miller
    A memoir of growing up with hoarder parents and the emotional toll it takes on the author.

    Kimberly Rae Miller is an immaculately put-together woman with a great career, a loving boyfriend, and a beautifully tidy apartment in Brooklyn. You would never guess that behind the closed doors of ... (Barnes & Noble)

  22. We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.

    by Samantha Irby
    Collection of humorous, honest essays exploring experiences of race, gender, and identity in modern society.

    Sometimes you just have to laugh, even when life is a dumpster fire. With We Are Never Meeting in Real Life. , "bitches gotta eat" blogger and comedian Samantha Irby turns the serio-comic essay into ... (Goodreads)

  23. Models: Attract Women Through Honesty

    by Mark Manson
    A guide to attracting women through honesty, vulnerability, and authenticity, rather than manipulation or deceit.

    Models is the first book ever written on seduction as an emotional process rather than a logical one, a process of connecting with women rather than impressing them. It's the most mature and honest ... (Barnes & Noble)

  24. A Charlie Brown Christmas

    by Charles M. Schulz
    A Christmas special about a young boy struggling to find the true meaning of the holiday season.

    On their way to join their friends ice skating on a frozen pond, Charlie Brown confides in Linus that despite the Christmas season he is still depressed. After Linus' reproach, and a put-down from ... (Wikipedia)

  25. We Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly, a True Story

    by Josh Sundquist
    A humorous memoir of the author's attempts to understand why he's never had a girlfriend.

    From Paralympic ski racer and YouTube star, Josh Sundquist, comes an always-funny (and sometimes-awkward) memoir about teenage misadventures. When I was twenty-five years old, it came to my attention ... (Barnes & Noble)

  26. Clumsy

    by Jeffrey Brown
    A graphic novel memoir of the author's awkward and clumsy experiences in relationships, from first love to heartbreak.

    "You can open to any page and find something unusually bare and honest about these stories. They're surprising, even though half the moments in the book are ones you've probably experienced yourself. ... (Barnes & Noble)

  27. The Break

    by Katherena Vermette
    A young Indigenous woman's exploration of family and community, in the face of tragedy.

    2016 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize finalist When Stella, a young Métis mother, looks out her window one evening and spots someone in trouble on the Break — a barren field on an isolated strip ... (Goodreads)

  28. True Compass: A Memoir

    by Edward M. Kennedy
    An intimate reflection on the life of a senator, exploring the triumphs and tragedies of his personal and political journey.

    In this landmark autobiography, five years in the making, Senator Edward M. Kennedy tells his extraordinary personal story–of his legendary family, politics, and fifty years at the center of national ... (Goodreads)

  29. It's So Easy: And Other Lies

    by Duff McKagan
    A story of rock-n-roll excess, and a cautionary tale of redemption.

    A founding member of Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver shares the story of his rise to the pinnacle of fame and fortune, his struggles with alcoholism and drug addiction, his personal crash and burn, ... (Goodreads)

  30. The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck: How to Stop Spending Time You Don't Have with People You Don't Like Doing Things You Don't Want to Do

    by Sarah Knight
    Practical guide to cutting out stress and self-imposed obligations, freeing up time for activities that matter.

    The "genius" national bestseller on the art of caring less and getting more — from the author of, Get Your Sh*t Together and You Do You, (,Cosmopolitan,). Are you stressed out, overbooked, and ... (Barnes & Noble)

  31. Boyhood Island

    by Karl Ove Knausgård
    A man's personal journey through life, exploring his relationships, struggles and triumphs.

    MIN KAMP 3 er en roman om barndom. En familie på fire, mor, far og to drenge flytter til et hus i et nybygget villakvarter på Sørlandet. Det er i starten af 1970?erne, børnene er små, forældrene er ... (Goodreads)

  32. The Pleasures of the Damned

    by Charles Bukowski
    A collection of Bukowski's raw and unfiltered poetry, exploring the gritty realities of life and the human condition.

    To his legions of fans, Charles Bukowski was—and remains—the quintessential counterculture icon. A hard-drinking wild man of literature and a stubborn outsider to the poetry world, he wrote ... (Barnes & Noble)

  33. My Mother Was Nuts

    by Penny Marshall
    A memoir of Penny Marshall's life, from her childhood in the Bronx to her successful career in Hollywood.

    At the age of twenty-six, Penny Marshall was a divorced mother of one living in the Bronx. One year later she starred in a Head & Shoulders commercial (she was the one with the dandruff) with Farah ... (Barnes & Noble)

  34. Fierce Attachments: A Memoir

    by Vivian Gornick
    A daughter's memoir of her mother, exploring their complex relationship and the immigrant experience in New York City.

    In this deeply etched and haunting memoir, Vivian Gornick tells the story of her lifelong battle with her mother for independence. There have been numerous books about mother and daughter, but none ... (Goodreads)

  35. The Bassoon King: My Life in Art, Faith, and Idiocy

    by Rainn Wilson
    A humorous memoir of Rainn Wilson's journey from a struggling actor to playing Dwight Schrute on "The Office" and finding his spiritual path.

    Rainn Wilson’s memoir about growing up geeky and finally finding his place in comedy, faith, and life. For nine seasons Rainn Wilson played Dwight Schrute, everyone's favorite work nemesis and beet ... (Goodreads)

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