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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."


Big Eyes: The Screenplay

by Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski & Tyler Stallings

WITH AN INTERVIEW WITH MARGARET KEANE

The full screenplay by award-winning Ed Wood writers Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski for acclaimed director Tim Burton's film Big Eyes, starring Amy Adams and Christoph...


Lady Bird: A Biography of Mrs. Johnson

by Jan Jarboe Russell

A revealing biography of Lady Bird Johnson with startling new insights into her marriage to Lyndon Baines Johnson and her unexpectedly strong impact on his presidency.

Long obscured by her husband's shadow,...


The Woman Warrior

by Maxine Hong Kingston

With an introduction by Xiaolu Guo

A classic memoir set during the Chinese revolution of the 1940s and inspired by folklore, providing a unique insight into the life of an immigrant in America.

When we Chinese...


Starve the Vulture: A Memoir

by Jason Carney

A stirring story of criminality, drug addiction, recovery, and unlikely fame.


Hamlin Garland: A Biography

by Jean Holloway

Hamlin Garland's Main-Travelled Roads is recognized as one of the early landmarks of American literary realism. But Garland's shift in mid-career from the harsh verisimilitude of Prairie Folks and Prairie Songs...


A Country Miscellany

by Alice Taylor

Irish cottages, the pleasures of walking in autumnal woods, a hens' hatching house and a country garden: these are just some of the elements in this varied patchwork quilt of views of rural life from Alice Taylor,...


Emir Kusturica

by Giorgio Bertellini

Exploring the individual style and ever-shifting films of the award-winning Balkan auteur


Brownie Points: Bite-Size Life Lessons

by Joyce Turley

Joyce Turley conquered the world, first as a child of a single dad during the Depression, then as a single parent herself...from single-room schoolhouses to oil field riches, celebrity hobnobbing, and San Francisco...


Rising in Love: My Wild and Crazy Ride to Here and Now, with Amma, the Hugging Saint

by Ram Das Batchelder

Conveys an American’s extraordinary journey of spiritual awakening with the well-known Guru, Amma, “the hugging Saint.”


The Lonely Sea and the Sky

by Sir Francis Chichester

The complete autobiography of the great adventurer Sir Francis Chichester, the first and fastest man to singlehandedly circumnavigate the globe

Aged 18 and with a taste for adventure, Francis Chichester emigrated...


The Keeper

by Tim Howard

"I believe that we will win."

In the summer of 2014, Tim Howard became an overnight sensation after more than ten years as one of America's leading professional soccer players. His record-breaking 15 saves for...


Fire Cops: On the Case with  America's Arson Investigators

by Michael Sasser & Charles W. Sasser

From the big cities to dense forests to disasters at sea, authors Michael Sasser and Charles W. Sasser present some of the toughest cases and most harrowing missions faced by arson investigators.

A brutal inferno...


A Mark Twain Christmas

by Carlo Devito

Filled with the remarkable wit and humor of America's favorite storyteller, A Mark Twain Christmas gives readers insight into Twain's life through little known stories about how he and his family celebrated...