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From Patagonia to Australia: Collected Prose

by Brenda Eldridge

A collection of lively recollections about the author's life in Port Adelaide and travels through Australia, mixing warm humour with sharp observations. The author is an acclaimed poet and non-fiction writer,...


It Was Me All Along: A Memoir

by Andie Mitchell

A yet heartbreakingly honest, endearing memoir of incredible weight loss by a young food blogger who battles body image issues and overcomes food addiction to find self-acceptance.

 

All her life, Andie Mitchell...


On My Own Two Feet

by Amy Purdy & Michelle Burford

Oprah Winfrey calls Amy Purdy her inspiration. Now, read Amy's story in her own words and prepare to be inspired . . .

America fell in love with Amy Purdy as the incredible girl with bionic legs who managed to...


Thomas Cromwell: The Untold Story of Henry VIII's Most Faithful Servant

by Tracy Borman

Thomas Cromwell has long been reviled as a Machiavellian schemer who stopped at nothing in his quest for power. As Henry VIII’s right-hand man, Cromwell was the architect of the English Reformation, secured...


MY LIFE: FROM TRAGEDY TO DESTINY

by TWANA LAWLER

MY LIFE (From Tragedy to Destiny), a contemporary, literary non fiction, a story of Twana Denise Lawler known to some as Niecy, a proud, intelligent woman whom over the years has added poet, playwright and author...


Peter Bogdanovich: Interviews

by Peter Tonguette

Interviews with director of The Last Picture Show, What's Up Doc?, and Daisy Miller


Zen Encounters with Loneliness

by Terrance Keenan

Embark on a poignant and sometimes comic journey through Zen, poetry, and the transformative, personal practice of writing.

In Zen Encounters with Loneliness Terrance Keenan weaves together poetry, memoir, and...


My Misspent Youth

by Meghan Daum

My Misspent Youth is an incisive collection that marked the start of a new millennium and became a cult classic, from the editor of Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed and the author of The Unspeakable

An essayist...


The Great American Guru: A Mystic in the Bible Belt

by E.V. Elam

The Great American Guru is a complete "how to" guide for spiritual enlightenment. Read a page, this begins a spellbinding journey of Audle Allison through his luminous life, fully transforming into an enlightened...


Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye: A Journey

by Marie Mutsuki Mockett

How does one cope with overwhelming grief?

Marie Mutsuki Mockett's family owns a Buddhist temple 25 miles from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. In March 2011, after the earthquake and tsunami, radiation...


The Boy Who Was Not a Lesbian: and Other True Stories

by Kristin Lyseggen, Deborah Lichtman & Herb Schreier

These are the narratives of four women and seven men from Norway, Denmark, Switzerland, Spain, England, Cuba, and the United States who define themselves as born in the wrong body who generously and fearlessly...


No Arms, No Legs, No Problem: When life happens, you can wish to die or choose to live

by Bob Lujano & Tara Schiro

Others would quite. He kept going. In writing Bob's unbelievable story, I grew more and more troubled. I kept returning to the mind-blowing fact that he was actually grateful for this childhood that stole his...


Battalion: A British infantry unit's actions from the battle of El Alamein to the Elbe, 1942-1945.

by Alastair Borthwick

Alastair Borthwick’s Battalion is the widely acclaimed story of a British Army infantry unit in the Second World War. Written in Germany just after VE Day, Battalion captures the immediate memories of troops...


My Experiments with Truth (Rediscovered Books): With linked Table of Contents

by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

Four or five years ago, at the insistence of some of my nearest co-workers, I agreed to write my autobiography. I made the start, but scarcely had I turned over the first sheet when riots broke out in Bombay...


Autobiography of a Yogi (Rediscovered Books): With linked Table of Contents

by Paramahansa Yogananda

'Autobiography of a Yogi' introduces the reader to the life of Paramahansa Yogananda and his encounters with spiritual figures of both the East and West. The book begins with his childhood family life, to finding...


Bobbie Gentry's Ode to Billie Joe

by Tara Murtha

July, 1967: It seems the entire country stopped to listen to a husky voice steeped in the simmering secrets of the South tell a tragic tale of teenage suicide. So much for the Summer of Love. "Ode to Billie...


If It Die

by André Gide

This is the major autobiographical statement from Nobel laureate André Gide. In the events and musings recorded here we find the seeds of those themes that obsessed him throughout his career and imbued his...


Cecil B. DeMille: The Art of the Hollywood Epic

by Mark A. Vieira, Cecilia de Mille Presley & Martin Scorsese

Colossal. Stupendous. Epic. These adjectives, used by movie companies to hawk their wares, became clichés long ago. When used to describe the films of one director, they are accurate. More than any filmmaker...


The Philosophy of Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again

by Andy Warhol

A loosely formed autobiography by Andy Warhol, told with his trademark blend of irony and detachment

 

In The Philosophy of Andy Warhol—which, with the subtitle "(From A to B and Back Again)," is less a memoir...


The Road to San Giovanni

by Italo Calvino & Tim Parks

Heartfelt, affecting, and wise, the essay collection The Road to San Giovanni offers Italo Calvino’s reflections on his own life and work in five elegant "memory exercises."