From J.D. Salinger to Billy Crystal the batch of newly released biographies is intriguing and varied, with something for nearly every type of reader. There are some common themes among these nonfiction reads.Wealth and opulence are explored in the pages of Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune; as well as in Pamela Hick’s memoir Daughter of an Empire: My Life as a Mountbatten.
New music bios are also plentiful at the moment, with the versatile songstress Linda Ronstadt’s book Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir, to a retrospective of outrageous heavy metal group KISS’s early years in Nothin’ to Lose: The Making of KISS (1972-1975) by Ken Sharp, Gene Simmons, and Paul Stanley.
Whether they are about authors, entertainers or heiresses the wide assortment of biographies and memoirs released this month are both provocative and colorful. Check out the following list of the most interesting new bios.