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‘Mom & Me & Mom,’ by Maya Angelou

“My mother was irresistible,” Maya Angelou says, but “irresistible” is also a word that many readers have applied to Angelou herself. She is a one-woman autobiography industry, as well as a poet, playwright and performer, but mostly she is a Large Public Presence. Her best-known work, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” a harrowing account of her muteness after she was raped as a child, is still widely taught.


Book containing treasure-hunt clues sells out

Overwhelming demand for a book offering clues to a hidden treasure chest worth millions has taken over a New Mexico store. The book, “Thrill of the Chase,” is the autobiography by Forrest Fenn, who first described his treasure last month on TODAY.


Schwarzenegger: Shriver changed tune on recall run

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger says his wife, Maria Shriver, was told to "snap out of it" by her mother for her attempts to persuade him against running for California governor in 2003, a conversation that ultimately opened the door to his successful candidacy.


KFC to release Col. Sanders’s book free on Facebook

It’s easy to forget that the white-haired gentleman behind the iconic symbol for fried chicken was a real restaurateur and cook. But Col. Harland Sanders, the man behind KFC and its original recipe, has a cookbook and autobiography coming out, more than 70 years after he perfected that special blend of herbs and spices.


Oh, the irony! Julian Assange wants to keep his autobiography private

Oh, the irony! Julian Assange wants to keep his autobiography private

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange – responsible for the high-profile leaking of secret US government files – is now hoping to block the publication of own autobiography.


Shania Twain to write autobiography

Shania Twain is ready to talk about her recent divorce and she'll do it in her autobiography.


Ozzy Osbourne: I'm on borrowed time

Ozzy Osbourne: I'm on borrowed time

The former front man for Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, says that after decades of living a life of drugs and sex, he's lucky to be alive today.


Safin says Agassi should return all titles, winnings

Former No. 1-ranked Marat Safin says Andre Agassi should give his titles back after confessing in his autobiography that he tested positive for a banned substance during his career and lied about it to the ATP.


Agassi used crystal meth, book reportedly says

Agassi used crystal meth, book reportedly says

Andre Agassi used crystal meth in 1997, the New York Daily News reported Tuesday, citing a publicist for the company publishing the tennis star's autobiography.


Cheney to Publish His Memoir

Cheney to Publish His Memoir

The former vice president signed a deal to write about his service in four presidential administrations.


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