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February House

by Sherill Tippins

February House is the uncovered story of an extraordinary experiment in communal living, one involving young but already iconic writers -- and the country's best-known burlesque performer -- in a house at 7...


They Left Us Everything: A Memoir

by Plum Johnson

A warm, heartfelt memoir of family, loss, and a house jam-packed with decades of goods and memories.

After almost twenty years of caring for elderly parents—first for their senile father, and then for their...


Swami in a Strange Land: How Krishna Came to the West

by Joshua M. Greene

Discover the man behind the movement in this intimate biography of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, founder of the International Society of Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON).

In 1965, a seventy-year-old man—soon...


The President Street Boys: Growing Up Mafia

by Frank Dimatteo

“When Mom got out of jail, it was great having her home.”

Mondo the Dwarf. Frankie Shots. Jospeh “Little Lolly Pop” Carna. Larry “Big Lolly Pop” Carna. Salvatore “Sally Boy” Marinelli. Johnny...


Mayhem

by Matthew Thompson

"A Gonzo portrait of the Mad Max of Supermax" Andrew Rule, author of Underbelly

Meet BADNE$$. He's the enigmatic, impulsive, exasperating, destructive, big-hearted Aussie outlaw who stole millions of dollars...


The Impossible Has Happened: The Life and Work of Gene Roddenberry, Creator of Star Trek

by Lance Parkin

8 September 2016 will mark the fiftieth anniversary of the debut of the world's most successful science fiction television series: Star Trek. In this new biography Lance Parkin, author of Aurum's acclaimed Magic...


The English Daughter

by Maggie Wadey

As a child I was aware of my mother being different from my father and his family, and that her difference was somehow connected with her being Irish, but I knew almost nothing of her youth and upbringing. In...


ALL THAT IS FOREVER LOST

by William E Ritchie

ALL THAT IS FOREVER LOST

A man and a woman share a journey of life mainly through the eyes of the woman’s own private thoughts about him and his life, and the events of her own life; the death of a young friend...


Maremma Memoirs

by Shane Shepherd

First there were ducks; lots of ducks. Then there were foxes. Soon, there were no more ducks. Now... Maremmas! 'Maremmas are dogs. I like dogs. How hard could it be to have a maremma?' Maremma Memoirs recounts...


Outwitting the Hun

by Pat O'Brien

There is a common idea that the age of miracles is past. Perhaps it is, but if so, the change must have come about within the past few weeks—after I escaped into Holland. For if anything is certain in this...


Bloomsbury South: The Arts in Christchurch 1933 - 1953

by Peter Simpson

For two decades in Christchurch, New Zealand, a cast of extraordinary men and women remade the arts. Variously between 1933 and 1953, Christchurch was the home of Angus and Bensemann and McCahon, Curnow and...


The Lies Within My Truth

by Ty Jenkins & Ronald Hale

If you've ever experienced any challenges or difficulties in your life, Ty's story will inspire you and touch your heart. Growing up on the mean streets of New York, Ty experienced a life of drugs and promiscuity...


Dog Medicine: How My Dog Saved Me from Myself

by Julie Barton

An honest and deeply moving debut memoir about a young woman’s battle with depression and how her dog saved her life

Dog Medicine simply has to be your next must-read.” —Cheryl Strayed 

At twenty-two,...


La Americana: A Memoir

by Melanie Bowden Simón

La Americana is the story of Melanie Bowden Simón, who, at the age of twenty-five, left her job at Tina Brown’s Talk magazine following the death of her mother and decided to take a vacation in Havana, Cuba,...


Power and Pragmatism

by Malcolm Rifkind

Sir Malcolm Rifkind's political career has been as glittering as it has been long-lived. Indeed, he served as a minister for eighteen years, longer uninterrupted service than anyone since Lord Palmerston in...


Tim Book Two

by Tim Burgess

Tim Book Two is the follow-up to Telling Stories, the hugely successful memoir of Tim Burgess, singer of the Charlatans.

In 2012, Tim published his hugely successful and critically acclaimed memoir, Telling...


The Girl Who Escaped ISIS: This Is My Story

by Farida Khalaf & Andrea C. Hoffmann

“Farida Khalaf’s story is harrowing but crucial—especially when it comes to understanding what ISIS actually is and does.” —Glamour

“As gripping as it is appalling…a compelling testament to the...


For the Love of Money: A Memoir

by Sam Polk

In 2014, a former hedge fund trader’s New York Times Sunday Review front page article about wealth addicition instantly went viral. This is his unflinching memoir about coming of age on Wall Street, fighting...


It Gets Worse: A Collection of Essays

by Shane Dawson

New York Times bestselling author Shane Dawson returns with another highly entertaining and uproariously funny essay collection, chronicling a mix of real life moments both extraordinary and mortifying, yet...


Violent Obsession: The Stalker Next Door- The amazing true story of lust, fixation, courage and survival

by Jackie Eigner & Simon Gullifer

To her, he was just the boy next door. To him she was something more. They were never lovers. They were never friends. They were never anything more than neighbours. But one day that would all change.

If this...