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Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia
1.  Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert
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  "This is the complete book: biography, travel writing, self-help guide. I've lost count of the number of friends I've bought this for. Instruction manual on great writing and getting one's life back!"
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Instead of a Letter
2.  Instead of a Letter by Diana Athill
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  "A classic account of youth, love, loss and a life lived in book publishing. Enthralling, beautifully written. Also to be recommended are Stet and Yesterday Morning by same author."
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Shadow in Tiger Country
3.  Shadow in Tiger Country by Louise Arthur
The list author says:
  "Part journal extract, part memoir, this is Tim and Louise Arthur's story of their love, a celebration of Louise's life and of Louise's tragic demise from cancer. A testament to enduring love."
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Kitchen Confidential
4.  Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
The list author says:
  "Everyone's familiar with Bourdain's Tarantinoesque escapades in the kitchens of the East Coast but it's STILL a truly unmissable read for all foodies and armchair adventurers."
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Maiden Voyage
5.  Maiden Voyage by T. Aebi
The list author says:
  "Even if the very idea of large bodies of water sends shivers down your spine, you will be enthralled by Aebi's teenage trip around the world on a boat with only her cat for company."
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Shutterbabe: Adventures in Love and War
6.  Shutterbabe: Adventures in Love and War by Deborah Copaken Kogan
The list author says:
  "This book takes you right into the heart of what it is to be a young, naive, ambitious, hungry, fearless female war photojournalist searching for and finding the answers to the meaning of (her) life."
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Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen
7.  Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen by Julie Powell
The list author says:
  "You live in a big city, you hate your crappy job: what do you do? You write a fantastically funny, f-word filled book on how to cook 500 recipes from one gourmet recipe book in a year."
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Albany Park
8.  Albany Park by Patrice Chaplin
The list author says:
  "This is the story of two teenagers in the 50s leaving south London for adventures on the continent. Fearless, passionate, quite mad. Follow up with the sequel, Another City."
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The Bell Jar
9.  The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
The list author says:
  "You don't need to be into all things literary to appreciate Plath's fictionalised retelling of her own brilliance, passion and insanity."
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The Man Who Ate Everything: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Food, But Were Afraid to Ask
10.  The Man Who Ate Everything: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Food, But Were Afraid to Ask by Jeffrey Steingarten
The list author says:
  "For all lovers of food, science and travel - Steingarten ventures into the world of all things culinary to eat the food we don't have to. The man is crazy, passionate, funny, adorable. Love him."
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Before I Say Goodbye
11.  Before I Say Goodbye by Ruth Picardie
The list author says:
  "The story of journalist Ruth Picardie's last months after a tragic misdiagnosis of cancer. The journey is honest, moving, often funny, dignified, it forces you to rethink the value of your own life."
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Money into Light: The Emerald Forest Diary
12.  Money into Light: The Emerald Forest Diary by John Boorman
The list author says:
  "Director John Boorman's account of the process of getting a film made - and this happens to be one of the most beautiful and memorable films of the period."
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Serious: The Autobiography
13.  Serious: The Autobiography by John McEnroe
The list author says:
  "McEnroe is unafraid to expose every unpleasant characteristic and incident in a memoir that ultimately reveals him to be a hugely likeable human being, great sportsman and engaging writer."
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The Scent of Dried Roses
14.  The Scent of Dried Roses by Tim Lott
The list author says:
  "If you've suffered depression (and if you haven't) Lott's story of his illness, his mother's subsequent suicide and his journey towards understanding and acceptance is profoundly moving."
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