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Going Deep: How Wide Receivers Became the Most Compelling Figures in Pro Sports

by Cris Carter

How Wideouts Became the NFL's Standouts

From the time Cris Carter started his career as a supplemental draft pick of the Philadelphia Eagles in 1987 to his retirement in 2002, the position of wide receiver exploded...


Dinner with the Smileys: One Military Family, One Year of Heroes, and Lessons for a Lifetime

by Sarah Smiley

They say you are what you eat--but apparently, with whom you eat is pretty important too. Current medical research bears this out. But wellness was not what motivated mil-blogger/Navy wife and mom Sarah Smiley...


The Education of a Coach

by David Halberstam

More than 6 years after his death David Halberstam remains one of this country's most respected journalists and revered authorities on American life and history in the years since WWII. A Pulitzer Prize-winner...


Square Peg: My Story and What It Means for Raising Innovators, Visionaries, and Out-of-the-Box Thinkers

by Todd Rose

In the seventh grade, Todd Rose was suspended-not for the first time-for throwing six stink bombs at the blackboard, where his art teacher stood with his back to the class. At eighteen, he was a high school...


Free Spirit: Growing Up On the Road and Off the Grid

by Joshua Safran

An Unforgettable Journey Through an Unconventional Childhood

When Joshua Safran was four years old, his mother--determined to protect him from the threats of nuclear war and Ronald Reagan--took to the open road...


Pour Your Heart Into It: How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time

by Howard Schultz

The success of Starbucks Coffee Company is one of the most amazing business stories in decades. What started as a single store on Seattle's waterfront has grown into a company with over sixteen hundred stores...


Full of Heart: My Story of Survival, Strength, and Spirit

by J.R. Martinez & Alexandra Rockey Fleming

An inspirational journey from tragedy to triumph

In 2003, nineteen-year-old Private J.R. Martinez was on a routine patrol when the Humvee he was driving hit an antitank mine in Iraq, resulting in severe injuries...


Bad Habits: A Book of Confessions about Confession

by Jenny McCarthy

Jenny McCarthy--actress, comedian, activist, and New York Times bestselling author--candidly recounts her humorous Catholic upbringing, from her childhood dream of becoming a nun to her Playmate of the Year...


Mom: A Celebration of Mothers from StoryCorps

by Dave Isay

"What I want to say to you is that sometimes life catches you by surprise and you feel unequipped to handle what it brings you, but every bit of life you've lived before that moment equips you to live through...


Heavier Than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain

by Charles R. Cross

It has been twenty years since Kurt Cobain died by his own hand in April 1994; it was an act of will that typified his short, angry, inspired life. Veteran music journalist Charles R. Cross fuses his intimate...


Ada Blackjack: A True Story of Survival in the Arctic

by Jennifer Niven

From the author of The Ice Master comes the remarkable true story of a young Inuit woman who survived six months alone on a desolate, uninhabited Arctic island

In September 1921, four young men and Ada Blackjack,...


My Extraordinary Ordinary Life

by Sissy Spacek & Maryanne Vollers

In her delightful and moving memoir, Sissy Spacek writes about her idyllic, barefoot childhood in a small East Texas town, with the clarity and wisdom that comes from never losing sight of her roots. Descended...


A Simple Act of Gratitude: How Learning to Say Thank You Changed My Life

by John Kralik

One recent December, at age 53, John Kralik found his life at a terrible, frightening low: his small law firm was failing; he was struggling through a painful second divorce; he had grown distant from his two...


Who Is That Man?: In Search of the Real Bob Dylan

by David Dalton

For the First Time in Paperback with a New Foreword, is a Kaleidoscopic Look at the Many Faces of Bob Dylan

For almost half a century, Bob Dylan has been a primary catalyst in rock's shifting sensibilities. Few...


Talking with My Mouth Full: My Life as a Professional Eater

by Gail Simmons

When Top Chef judge Gail Simmons first graduated from college, she felt hopelessly lost. All her friends were going to graduate school, business school, law school . . . but what was she going to do? Fortunately,...


The Seven-Day Scholar: The Presidents: Exploring History One Week at a Time

by Dennis Gaffney & Peter Gaffney

"A bite of history a day, all year long . . ."

Flawless storytelling, expert research, and intriguing, one-page essays make The Seven-Day Scholar: The Presidents perfect for history buffs.

The Presidents addresses...


Have a Little Faith: A True Story

by Mitch Albom

What if our beliefs were not what divided us, but what pulled us together In Have a Little Faith, Mitch Albom offers a beautifully written story of a remarkable eight-year journey between two worlds--two men,...


Lennon: The Man, the Myth, the Music - The Definitive Life

by Tim Riley

In his commanding new book, the eminent NPR critic Tim Riley takes us on the remarkable journey that brought a Liverpool art student from a disastrous childhood to the highest realms of fame.

Riley portrays Lennon's...


Professional Idiot: A Memoir

by Stephen Steve-O Glover & David Peisner

"It's mind-blowing to me how utterly far gone Steve-O was, and how he looks back on it in this book with such intelligence, humor, and searing honesty. What a truly unbelievable life."

--Johnny Knoxville

From...


License to Pawn: Deals, Steals, and My Life at the Gold & Silver

by Rick Harrison

In Las Vegas, there's a family-owned business called the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, run by three generations of the Harrison family: Rick; his son, Big Hoss; and Rick's dad, the Old Man. Now License to Pawn takes...