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Women I Have Dressed (and Undressed!)

by Arnold Scaasi

A fascinating read of personal experiences from the famed fashion designer that showcases the lives and contributions of iconic women -- from Jackie Kennedy to Elizabeth Taylor to Laura Bush to Princess Diana...


Eyeing the Flash: The Education of a Carnival Con Artist

by Peter Fenton

The year is 1963, the setting is small-town Michigan. At age fifteen, Peter Fenton is a gawky math whiz schoolboy with a dissatisfied mother, a father who drinks himself to foolishness, and no chance whatsoever...


Main Event: WWE in the Raging 80s

by Brian Shields

"Introducing your champion, from Venice Beach, California, at three hundred and three pounds -- Hulk Hogan! And his challenger . . ."

Hearing those words ring out across the arena meant you were there. It didn't...


Rosemary and Bitter Oranges: Growing Up in a Tuscan Kitchen

by Patrizia Chen

Patrizia Chen's childhood was suffused with the scent of simmering pots of cacciucco -- a local, hearty seafood stew -- and of the pittosporum blooming along the Tuscan coast. Her family's house and sumptuous...


John Paul Jones: Sailor, Hero, Father of the American Navy

by Evan Thomas

John Paul Jones, at sea and in the heat of the battle, was the great American hero of the Age of Sail. He was to history what Patrick O'Brian's Jack Aubrey and C. S. Forester's Horatio Hornblower are to fiction....


Misty: Digging Deep in Volleyball and Life

by Misty May-Treanor & Jill Lieber Steeg

The passionate, poignant, and triumphant story of two-time Olympic gold medal–winning beach volleyball icon Misty May-Treanor.

More than any Olympics in history, the 2008 Beijing Summer Games captured the world’s...


Expecting to Fly: A Sixties Reckoning

by Martha Tod Dudman

DO YOU REMEMBER WHAT IT FELT LIKE TO BE FIFTEEN? MARTHA TOD DUDMAN DOES.

It starts with a blue hash pipe in a shabby field and a hot, tight dance at the Mayflower Hotel, and rapidly accelerates against the kaleidoscopic...


Every Other Monday: Twenty Years of Life, Lunch, Faith, and Friendship

by John Kasich

Where do you go when the water rises?

 

For more than twenty years, John Kasich has sought the answer to this question and many of life’s most fundamental challenges in an unlikely place: his twice-a-month...


UnGodly: The Passions, Torments, and Murder of Atheist Mada

by Ted Dracos

Obscene, belligerent, obsessive, and brilliant, the infamous and outrageous Madalyn Murray O'Hair succeeded in becoming "America's Most Hated Woman." Now award-winning journalist Ted Dracos reveals the incredible...


Peninsula of Lies: A True Story of Mysterious Birth and Taboo Love

by Edward Ball

Peninsula of Lies is a nonfiction mystery, set in haunting locales and peopled with fascinating characters, that unwraps the enigma of a woman named Dawn Langley Simmons, a British writer who lived in Charleston,...


Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated

by Alison Arngrim

For seven years, Alison Arngrim played a wretched, scheming, selfish, lying, manipulative brat on one of TV history's most beloved series. Though millions of Little House on the Prairie viewers hated Nellie...


Between a Heart and a Rock Place: A Memoir

by Pat Benatar

For more than thirty years, Pat Benatar has been one of the most iconic women in rock music, with songs like "Heartbreaker," "Hit Me with Your Best Shot," and "Love Is a Battlefield" becoming anthems for multiple...


Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the Century

by Sam Kashner & Nancy Schoenberger

The definitive story of Hollywood's most famous couple

He was a tough-guy Welshman softened by the affections of a breathtakingly beautiful woman; she was a modern-day Cleopatra madly in love with her own Mark...


Stalin's Last Crime: The Plot Against the Jewish Doctors, 1948-1953

by Jonathan Brent & Vladimir Naumov

A new investigation, based on previously unseen KGB documents, reveals the startling truth behind Stalin's last great conspiracy.

On January 13, 1953, a stunned world learned that a vast conspiracy had been unmasked...


Lucky Girl

by Mei-Ling Hopgood

In a true story of family ties, journalist Mei-Ling Hopgood, one of the first wave of Asian adoptees to arrive in America, comes face to face with her past when her Chinese birth family suddenly requests a reunion...


Blind Descent: The Quest to Discover the Deepest Place on Earth

by James M. Tabor

In 2004, two great scientist-explorers attempted to find the bottom of the world. American Bill Stone took on the vast, deadly Cheve Cave in southern Mexico. Ukrainian Alexander Klimchouk targeted Krubera, a...


Miracles Every Day: The Story of One Physician's Inspiring Faith and the Healing Power of Prayer

by Maura Poston Zagrans

God's Spirit is everywhere.

Miracles Every Day is the story of Dr. Issam Nemeh, a Cleveland-based physician and devout Catholic who has prayed over tens of thousands of people from all faiths and all walks of...


Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India

by William Dalrymple

From the author of The Last Mughal (“A compulsively readable masterpiece” —The New York Review of Books), an exquisite, mesmerizing book that illuminates the remarkable ways in which traditional forms...


Amazing Love Stories: Inspirational Stories

by Charles Margerison & Katharine Smith

What is it that makes one person fall in love with another? Explore this eternal question in Amazing Love Stories, which provides a unique perspective on love stories that feature amazing characters including...


Big Deal: A Year as a Professional Poker Player

by Anthony Holden

In 1988, best-selling biographer Anthony Holden spent one year living the life of a professional poker player. His mesmerizing account of that year went on to become a classic of the genre, an inspiration to...