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You're Not Edith: Autobiographical Essays

by Allison Gruber

A brazenly funny, poignant memoir. 

This gutsy collection offers a brilliant reflection on life as a young lesbian and breast cancer survivor. Through discussions of madness, religion, gender and feminism,...


Speak Up!: Finding My Voice Through Hope, Strength, and Determination

by Eddie "Piolin" Sotelo & Emilio Estefan

In Speak Up!, radio icon Eddie “Piolín” Sotelo opens up for the first time about his humble beginnings and the long, hard road to finding purpose and achieving triumph. Drawing upon his strong family values...


The Death of Caesar: The Story of History's Most Famous Assassination

by Barry Strauss

The exciting, dramatic story of one of history’s most famous events—the death of Julius Caesar—now placed in full context of Rome’s civil wars by eminent historian Barry Strauss.

Thanks to William Shakespeare,...


Out at Home: The True Story of Glenn Burke, Baseball's First Openly Gay Player

by Glenn Burke & Erik Sherman

Before Jason Collins, before Michael Sam, there was Glenn Burke. By becoming the first—and only—openly gay player in Major League Baseball, Glenn would become a pioneer in his own way, nearly thirty years...


Life From Scratch: A Memoir of Food, Family, and Forgiveness

by Sasha Martin

It was a culinary journey like no other: Over the course of 195 weeks, food writer and blogger Sasha Martin set out to cook—and eat—a meal from every country in the world. As cooking unlocked the memories...


Selena's Secret: The Revealing Story Behind Her Tragic Death

by Maria Celeste Arraras

20th Anniversary Edition

An intimate and investigative portrait of beloved Mexican American singer Selena Quintanilla’s murder by Emmy Award-winning journalist María Celeste Arrarás. Now with a new foreword...


There Is a River: The Story of Edgar Cayce

by Thomas Sugrue

A new edition of the landmark, worldwide bestseller on the life of the famed medical clairvoyant and founding father of the New Age: Edgar Cayce.

 

Edgar Cayce (1877-1945) is known to millions today as the grandfather...


Follies of God: Tennessee Williams and the Women of the Fog

by James Grissom

An extraordinary book; one that almost magically makes clear how Tennessee Williams wrote; how he came to his visions of Amanda Wingfield, his Blanche DuBois, Stella Kowalski, Alma Winemiller, Lady Torrance,...


Girl in the Dark: A Memoir

by Anna Lyndsey

A gorgeous memoir of an unthinkable life: a young woman writes of the sensitivity to light that has forced her to live in darkness, and of the love that has saved her.

 

     "Something is afoot within...


Just Kids from the Bronx

by Arlene Alda

"A down-to-earth, inspiring book about the American promise fulfilled." --President Bill Clinton

"Fascinating . . . . Made me wish I had been born in the Bronx." --Barbara Walters

A touching and provocative collection...


Renewable: One Woman's Search for Simplicity, Faithfulness, and Hope

by Eileen Flanagan

At age forty-nine, Eileen Flanagan had an aching feeling that she wasn't living up to her potential-or her youthful ideals. Renewable is the story of how, while trying to change the world, she found the courage...


Dumped: Stories of Women Unfriending Women

by Nina Gaby

Candid, relatable stories by established and emerging women writers about being discarded by someone from whom they expected more: a close female friend.


Hammer Head: The Making of a Carpenter

by Nina MacLaughlin

A warm and inspiring book for anyone who has ever dreamed of changing tracks: the story of a young woman who quit her desk job to become a carpenter.

Nina MacLaughlin spent her twenties working at a Boston newspaper,...


Evel Incarnate: The Life and Legend of Evel Knievel

by Steve Mandich

He was not a rock’n’roll star, cartoon character, religious figure, professional wrestler, writer, or politician. Nor was he famous for being an artist, comic book superhero, television personality, or movie...


Robert Shaw: The Price of Success

by John French & Richard Dreyfuss

Robert Shaw is most celebrated today as the Oscar-nominated star in movies like From Russia with Love, A Man For All Seasons, The Sting and – most memorably of all – as Quint in the record-breaking Jaws.

His...


Memoirs of A Professional Cad

by George Sanders & Ulla Watson

What might we dare to expect from an actor’s autobiography, even one from a star as personable as George Sanders? In the case of Memoirs of a Professional Cad, we possibly get more than we deserve. George...


On His Majesty's Service

by Irene Knights

On His Majesty's Service describes one small servant, who believing in the unconditional love of God for all, recounts her extraordinary supernatural adventures, with her feet on the ground, whilst her spirit...


Lincoln on Law, Leadership, and Life

by Jonathan W. White

Wisdom and stories from one of America's most unique legal minds

Abraham Lincoln's success as a politician was rooted in experience in the courtroom. Despite a presidency plagued with moral and legal crises,...


THE MAKING OF AN AIRPLANE HIJACKER: An American Story

by MUHAMMAD JALAL DEEN AKBAR

THE MAKING OF AN AIRPLANE HIJACKER IS A TRUE STORY ABOUT MUHAMMAD JALAL DEEN AKBAR LIFE. THE BOOK LOOKS INTO THE MIND OF AN AFRICAN AMERICAN WHO WANTED TO PROTEST THE WAY BLACK MEN WERE TREATED IN AMERICA.


War, the Hero and the Will: Hardy, Tolstoy and the Napoleonic Wars

by Jane L. Bownas

Thomas Hardy’s The Dynasts and Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace are both works that defy association with a particular genre and might seem to have little else in common apart from being set in the same period...