Unwind during the holidays with recent celebrity memoirs

First Posted: 11/18/2014

A huge “Thank you!” to all our community friends who had a hand in the Abington Community Library’s 2014 Dorothy Boccella Holiday Marketplace.

Whether you volunteered, donated, advertised, or attended, we appreciate your support. Special thanks to Caring Hands and Always in Stitches who made and donated beautiful items for the boutique, as well as to the library’s board, Friends, and Teen Leadership Committee.

The weekend was a big hit, thanks to all who helped, contributed, or even just attended and bought raffle tickets. Two days of vendors, handmade items, raffle baskets, and music filled the library fun and excitement. Our generous community makes the Dorothy Boccella Holiday Marketplace the successful fundraiser that it is.

Since the holidays are fast approaching, do not forget to stop by the library for movies to entertain visiting family, music for the perfect party atmosphere, and books to relax and unwind. Remember, even when we are closed because of holidays or winter storms, we are open 24/7 on our website, www.lclshome.org. Check out upcoming events and current library news. Follow us on Facebook and on Twitter (@abingtoncomlib) for photos, discussion, and more.

Need some reading ideas this month? Take a look below at some celebrity memoirs released over this past year that you may have missed:

“Choose Your Own Autobiography” by Neil Patrick Harris – In a book creatively designed like the popular adventure series “Choose Your Own Adventure,” this Emmy Award-winning star gives a humorous account of his life as a performer and father.

“Diary of a Mad Diva” by Joan Rivers – Follow the life of the ultimate diva, controversial comedian Joan Rivers, who published this memoir earlier this year before she passed away in September.

“Everybody’s Got Something” by Robin Roberts – Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts shares her journey and the lessons she has learned, especially from her battles with not only breast cancer but also a rare blood disorder.

“Not My Father’s Son” by Alan Cummings – Both humor and heartbreak drive the story of this film and stage star as Cummings explores his complicated relationship with his father.

“Not That Kind of Girl” by Lena Dunham – “Girls” star Lena Dunham shares lessons from the life she has lived so far. A blunt, comedic collection of essays.

“Taking the Lead” by Derek Hough – Take a look behind-the-scenes with Derek Hough, star and four-time winner of reality show “Dancing with the Stars.”

“What I Know for Sure” by Oprah Winfrey – Gathered from years’ worth of her monthly column in O Magazine, “What I Know for Sure” is a collection of Winfrey’s thoughts as she takes a look at her life.

“Yes Please” by Amy Poehler – Comedy queen Amy Poehler explains her thoughts on saying “Yes please” while sharing stories of her family, friends, and life so far.

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