October is for (Biography) Lovers

What is it about biographies and memoirs? Is it the thrill of finding out intimate information about someone we only know through a public face? The inspiration we get from stories of overcoming obstacles? Learning more about someone when all you really know is that you respect their work? Biographies are perpetually popular at the library, and we are always getting new ones in, but it seems that October is the month that all biography lovers are waiting for. Whether you like reading about actors and musicians or people with key roles in history there's a biography just waiting for you to crack it open.


Amy Poehler

Neil Patrick Harris

Norman Lear

Alan Cumming

Billy Joel

Billy Idol

Dick Cavett

Charlie Chaplin

Herbie Hancock

Jerry Lee Lewis

History & Politics:

Joan of Arc

Jackie Kennedy

Leon Panetta

Queen Hatshepsut

Jefferson Davis

George Marshall

Joseph Goebbels

Queen Isabella

Joseph Stalin


John McEnroe

Elsa Schiaparelli

Gordie Howe

Derek Boogaard

Yves Saint Laurent

Can't wait for October? Call or visit any Denver Public Library location to browse what's on the shelves right now, or request a Personalized Reading List focusing on your favorite kind of biography. What upcoming biography or memoir are you most excited about? Would you rather read a well-researched biography or a tell-all memoir?

Biographies not your thing? Have no fear--the newly ordered October nonfiction also includes cookbooks, craft guides, science, religion, business, health, and more. Check out our On Order page to see what's coming and place your holds today.

Written by Becker on July 17, 2014


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