Tag Archives | Memoir

From the FBF Library! Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer

In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself…

Continue Reading

Special Spring Cleaning Giveaway 2017!

It’s “Spring Cleaning” time again here at FBF but we have something a little special for you this week. Here at Free Book Friday, we’re celebrating the fact that, since our inception in 2008, we’ve given away over 5,000 Free Books! That’s a lot of awesomeness to share! And we thought we’d share a little more by combing our bookshelves and offering up 5 amazing titles for you. (That’s 1 for each 1,000 books we’ve given away.) PLUS, we’re including an FBF Swag Pack (Postcard, Book plate, Bookmark, and Pen) with each copy! So scroll down to read up on what we have in store…

Continue Reading

Becoming Maria by Sonia Manzano

This is the true story of a girl plunged into a world she never expected. It’s the story of dreams — some of them nightmares, others visions of romance and escape. Set in the 1950s in the Bronx, this is the remarkable first-person account of Emmy-Award winning actress Sonia Manzano who plunges us into the daily lives of a Latino family that is loving and troubled.

This is Sonia’s own story rendered with unforgettable power. When readers meet young Sonia, she is living amid the chaos of a boisterous home filled with noisy relatives and nosy neighbors. But it is Sonia’s creative drive that keeps her afloat among the turbulence of her life and times. Spiced with culture, heartache, and humor, Manzano’s story paints a revealing portrait of a girl’s resilience as she grows up to become an inspiration to millions.

Continue Reading