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Breaking the Silence

by Gwendolyn M Rolle

Healing is a process that can only be embarked upon by the brave. It is not sufficient to acknowledge that you are in crisis. Have you had your treasure stripped from you? Your self-esteem smashed into millions...


Far from the Tree

by Shari Sullivan-Quinn

And I believed I could, that I could be anything I wanted to be. But becoming something is easy, like playing a part on a stage. I have been many things in my life-a mother, a waitress, a videographer, a good...


Happens Every Day: An All-Too-True Story

by Isabel Gillies

Isabel Gillies had a wonderful life -- a handsome, intelligent, loving husband; two glorious toddlers; a beautiful house; the time and place to express all her ebullience and affection and optimism. Suddenly,...


The Leaderboard: Conversations on Golf and Life

by Don Wade, Amy Alcott & Jim Nantz

Every golfer has a story. And for many, sharing stories about the game's challenges and pleasures, legends and lore, is as much a joy as playing the game itself. Amy Alcott, one of golf's great personalities...


My Hope for Peace

by Jehan Sadat

From the distinguished educator, international crusader for humanitarian causes, and widow of the Nobel Peace Prize-winner President Anwar Sadat comes a foolproof plan for peace in the Middle East.

In 1979,...


When Skateboards Will Be Free: A Memoir of a Political Childhood

by Said Sayrafiezadeh

BONUS: This edition contains a When Skateboards Will Be Free discussion guide.

“The revolution is not only inevitable, it is imminent. It is not only imminent, it is quite imminent. And when the time comes,...


Faith Under Fire: An Army Chaplain's Memoir

by Roger Benimoff & Eve Conant

“Running away from God doesn’t work. I had tried.”

—Roger Benimoff

As he left for his second tour of duty as an Army chaplain in Iraq, Roger Benimoff noted in his journal: I am excited and I am scared....


The Body Broken: A Memoir

by Lynne Greenberg

In the tradition of William Styron’s tour de force Darkness Visible, The Body Broken is a gorgeously told and intensely moving account of one woman’s extraordinary odyssey into a life of chronic pain–and...


Barbie and Ruth

by Robin Gerber

The tragic and redeeming story of how one visionary woman built the biggest toy company in the world and created a global icon.

Barbie and Ruth is the entwined story of two exceptional women. There's Barbie:...


Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven

by Susan Jane Gilman

They were young, brilliant, and bold. They set out to conquer the world. But the world had other plans for them.

Bestselling author Susan Jane Gilman's new memoir is a hilarious and harrowing journey, a modern...


MR Playboy: Hugh Hefner and the American Dream

by Steven Watts

The real Hugh Hefner-the extraordinary inside story of an American icon

"Riveting... Watts packs in plenty of gasp-inducing passages."-Newark Star Ledger

"Like it or not, Hugh Hefner has affected all of us, so...


Being Hal Ashby

by Nick Dawson

Hal Ashby set the standard for subsequent independent filmmakers by crafting unique, thoughtful, and challenging films that continue to influence new generations of directors. Initially finding success as an...


Warren Oates

by Susan Compo

Though he never quite reached the lead actor status he worked so relentlessly to achieve, Warren Oates (1928-1982) is known today as one of the most memorable and skilled character actors of the 1960s and 1970s....


Holy Roller: Growing up in the Church of Knock down, Drag out;: Or, How I Quit Loving a Blue-Eyed Jesus: a Childhood Memoir

by Diane Wilson

In this rollicking memoir, Diane Wilson—a Texas Gulf Coast shrimper and the author of the highly acclaimed An Unreasonable Woman—takes readers back to her childhood in rural Texas and into her family of...


Seeking Peace: Chronicles of the Worst Buddhist in the World

by Mary Pipher

"An absorbing chronicle of discovery" (Booklist) from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Reviving Ophelia and The Shelter of Each Other

Like most lives, Mary Pipher's is filled with glory and tragedy,...


Escape from Bellevue: A Memoir of Rock 'n' Roll, Recovery, and Redemption

by Christopher John Campion

Read Christopher John Campion's posts on the Penguin Blog.

Indie rock raconteur Chris Campion-one of the few patients ever to escape from Bellevue's locked ward-recalls his band's tumultuous ride, his plummet...


Harper Lee

by Kerry Madeden

Read Kerry Madden's posts on the Penguin Blog.

Nelle Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird was published in 1960 and became an instant bestseller. Two years later it was an Academy Award– winning film. Today,...


Spygirl: True Adventures from My Life as a Private Eye

by Amy Gray

While her friends are making mad cash and getting massages at their dot-com jobs, Amy Gray quits her low-status publishing position to realize her girlhood dream of being a private investigator. Joining a small...


A View of the Ocean

by Jan De Hartog

The internationally best-selling novelist, playwright Jan de Hartog, author of The Captain and The Peaceable Kingdom, moves and inspires us with this simple, elegant story of his mother and himself.

She was a...


In His Service: A Biographical Sketch of Babajide Olowodola

by Timothy Olonade & Peter Okoroafor

Authors Timothy Olonade and Peter Okoroafor divulge the least known side of Reverend Babajide Olowodola. This is the story of a little boy who presented such hopelessness, who drove those around him out of their...