Check Out These E-Book Memoirs from the Austin Public Library

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Our apartments in Austin are the perfect place to curl up with a good book. The Austin Public Library offers digital checkout, so you have access to hundreds of e-books right at your fingertips. Learn about the lives and stories of extraordinary people with these three memoirs from our local branch.


Travel to the unforgiving mountainous landscape of rural Idaho with Tara Westover’s bestselling novel Educated. Raised by a staunch survivalist family, she was completely isolated from the rest of the world. She also didn’t attend school for most of her life. Tara soon discovers a passion for learning through Mormon scripture that takes her on a journey across oceans and back in pursuit of an education. As she enters the world, Westover must come to terms with her relationship with her family, her faith, and herself.

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Tabloids have often told Jessica Simpson’s story for her—the scandals, the glamorous fashion, and her famous relationships. Now, Simpson takes charge of her own story in this powerful memoir. As she became one of the world’s most famous women, Jessica also experienced the crippling pressure of being a celebrity under constant scrutiny. Above all, her voice is open and authentic, and you’ll laugh and cry alongside her.


Follow Michelle Obama from the South Side of Chicago to the White House in her bestselling memoir. Through triumphs and disappointments, she invites readers into her life in a deeply personal, funny, and honest way. You’ll learn about one of the most inspirational and powerful women in the world and be inspired to follow in her footsteps.

In addition to the offerings from the Austin Public Library, check out these museums offering virtual tours to stay entertained at home. If you’d like to learn more about our luxury apartments in Austin, then contact us today.

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