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Lenny, Lefty, and the Chancellor: The Len Bias Tragedy and the Search for Reform in Big-Time College Basketball

by C. Fraser Smith

Where were you on June 19, 1986? That's the day when--improbably--Len Bias, one of the greats of the college basketball game, a player seemingly destined for NBA stardom, died of a cocaine overdose. For the...


Tim Tebow: An Unauthorized Biography

by Max Davis

Tim Tebow is one of the most talked about athletes of all-time. Everybody seems to have an opinion about him - especially his religious beliefs. But in order to truly understand Tim Tebow, you must first understand...


The Jonas Brothers

by Sarah Parvis

The story of the hottest young pop band in America is here in a giftable Little Book size. The Disney Channel made The Jonas Brothers popular and their songwriting and performances have made them famous. They...


Taylor Swift

by Sarah Parvis

Country music sensation Taylor Swift has taken the world by storm since the 2006 debut of her first album. The New York Times described her as "one of pop's finest songwriters, country's foremost pragmatist...


Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson

by Geoffrey C. Ward

In this vivid biography Geoffrey C. Ward brings back to life the most celebrated — and the most reviled — African American of his age.

Jack Johnson battled his way out of obscurity and poverty in the Jim...


Home to Stay: One American Family's Chronicle of Miracles and Struggles in Contemporary Israel

by Daniel Gordis

In the summer of 1998, Daniel Gordis and his family moved to Israel from Los Angeles. They planned to be there for a year, but a few months into their stay, Gordis and his wife decided to remain in Jerusalem...


Whatever You Say I Am: The Life and Times of Eminem

by Anthony Bozza

does eminem matter?

On assignment for his first cover story for Rolling Stone, the very first national cover story on Eminem, Anthony Bozza met a young blond kid, a rapper who would soon take the country by storm....


War is Boring: Bored Stiff, Scared to Death in the World's Worst War Zones

by David Axe & Matt Bors

Read David Axe's blogs and other content on the Penguin Community.

The war memoir as graphic novel-an utterly unforgettable and highly original look at war in the 21st century.

Street battles with spears and...


In the Shadow of Freedom: A Heroic Journey to Liberation, Manhood, and America

by Tchicaya Missamou & Travis Sentell

FROM POVERTY TO WEALTH, FROM AFRICA TO AMERICA, AND FROM CHILD SOLDIER TO U.S. MARINE

Born into the Congolese wilderness, Tchicaya Missamou became a child soldier at age 11. As a horrific civil war loomed across...


Justin Bieber

by Sarah Parvis

Discovered singing on YouTube in 2008, Justin Bieber is now a worldwide pop teen sensation. His first album My World was certified platinum in the United States, with seven Billboard Hot 100 hits. His first...


Taylor Lautner

by Sarah Parvis

Featuring more than 40 full-color photographs and a short but comprehensive bio, Taylor Lautner, a celebrity-focused minibiography by Sarah Parvis, provides in rich detail how Taylor Lautner rose to fame. Everything...


Lady Gaga

by Sarah Parvis

Featuring more than 40 full-color photographs and a short but comprehensive bio, Lady Gaga, a celebrity-focused minibiography by Sarah Parvis, provides in rich detail how Lady Gaga rose to fame. Everything a...


Hard Sell: Now a Major Motion Picture LOVE and OTHER DRUGS

by Jamie Reidy

Jamie Reidy is the guy who's been there, done that, and walked away with the insider stories. Inside Hard Sell: Now a Major Motion Picture LOVE and OTHER DRUGS, you'll find yourself rooting for Reidy and shocked...


Proust's Overcoat: The True Story of One Man's Passion for All Things Proust

by Lorenza Foschini

Jacques Guérin was a prominent businessman at the head of his family's successful perfume company, but his real passion was for rare books and literary manuscripts. From the time he was a young man, he frequented...


747

by Joe Sutter & Jay Spenser

747 is the thrilling story behind "the Queen of the Skies"—the Boeing 747—as told by Joe Sutter, one of the most celebrated engineers of the twentieth century, who spearheaded its design and construction....


Mustaine

by Dave Mustaine & Joe Layden

The fall and rise of a heavy metal icon

Dave Mustaine is the first to admit that he's bottomed out a few times in his dark and twisted speed metal version of a Dickensian life.

Impoverished, transient childhood?...


The Great Typo Hunt: Two Friends Changing the World, One Correction at a Time

by Jeff Deck & Benjamin D. Herson

The signs of the times are missing apostrophes.

 

The world needed a hero, but how would an editor with no off-switch answer the call? For Jeff Deck, the writing was literally on the wall: “NO TRESSPASSING.”...


When Money Was In Fashion

by June Breton Fisher

This epic biography tells the story of the rise of Wall Street and the growth of Goldman Sachs from a small commercial paper company to the international banking business we know today. At its heart is the story...


One Dog at a Time

by Pen Farthing

The remarkable true story of one man’s fight to save the stray dogs of Afghanistan in the spirit of From Baghdad, With Love

In the remote outpost of Now Zad, Afghanistan, Pen Farthing and his troop of young...


Evo Morales

by Martín Sivak

The fascinating Bolivian president Evo Morales is vying with the brash and provocative leader of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, to be the most influential figure in South American politics today. Since coming into...