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Gotti's Rules

by George Anastasia

The notorious Gotti family is the stuff of mob legend. The "Dapper Don," John Gotti Sr., and his son John A. "Junior" Gotti ran New York's powerful Gambino crime family and were well known for their flamboyant...


Schubert's Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession

by Ian Bostridge

An exploration of the world’s most famous and challenging song cycle, Schubert's Winter Journey (Winterreise), by a leading interpreter of the work, who teases out the themes—literary, historical, psychological—that...


Dear Father: Breaking the Cycle of Pain

by J. Ivy

Hip-hop’s favorite poet and Grammy Award–winning artist J. Ivy bares his soul in this inspirational memoir of pain transformed into healing and empowerment.

J. Ivy is a true pioneer and trendsetter who’s...


How to Grow Up: A Memoir

by Michelle Tea

A gutsy, wise memoir-in-essays from a writer praised as "impossible to put down" (People)

As an aspiring young writer in San Francisco, Michelle Tea lived in a scuzzy communal house; she drank, smoked, snorted...


Love, Again: The Wisdom of Unexpected Romance

by Eve Pell

In Love, Again, Eve Pell beautifully and thoughtfully concludes that life experience adds dimensions to the art of connection—and that we all stand to learn something from unexpected romance.

 

How do old...


Mihawhenua: The Adventures of a Party of Tourists Amongst a Tribe of Maoris Discovered in Western Otago, New Zealand

by John Alexander Barr & R. W. Brock

Mihawhenua: The Adventures of a Party of Tourists Amongst a Tribe of Maoris Discovered in Western Otago, New Zealand by John Alexander Barr. A lost race thriller with the race being discovered in a lush world...


Our Auntie Rosa: The Family of Rosa Parks Remembers Her Life and Lessons

by Sheila McCauley Keys & Eddie B Allen

"Rosa Parks inspired millions of Americans in 1955, including a nine-year-old boy in Arkansas learning about her story. Through the pages of Our Auntie Rosa, her family captures the quiet dignity-and commanding...


The B Side: The Death of Tin Pan Alley and the Rebirth of the Great American Song

by Ben Yagoda

From an acclaimed cultural critic, a narrative and social history of the Great American Songwriting era.

Everybody knows and loves the American Songbook. But it's a bit less widely understood that in about 1950,...


Dirty Chick: Adventures of an Unlikely Farmer

by Antonia Murphy

"One month into our stay, we'd managed to dispatch most of our charges. We executed the chickens. One of the cats disappeared, clearly disgusted with our urban ways. And Lucky [the cow] was escaping almost daily....


Leaving Before the Rains Come

by Alexandra Fuller

"...one of the gutsiest memoirs I've ever read. And the writing--oh my god the writing." --Entertainment Weekly

A child of the Rhodesian wars and daughter of two deeply complicated parents, Alexandra Fuller...


Whipping Boy

by Allen Kurzweil

The true account of one man's lifelong search for his boarding-school bully

Equal parts childhood memoir and literary thriller, Whipping Boy chronicles Allen Kurzweil's search for his twelve-year-old nemesis,...


A Fifty-Year Silence: Love, War, and a Ruined House in France

by Miranda Richmond Mouillot

A young woman moves across an ocean to uncover the truth about her grandparents' mysterious estrangement and pieces together the extraordinary story of their wartime experiences

 

In 1948, after surviving World...


The Book of Love

by Roger Rosenblatt

From Roger Rosenblatt, author of the acclaimed memoirs Making Toast, Kayak Morning, and The Boy Detective, comes another lyrical meditation on—and celebration of—a universal and elusive subject

In The Book...


Fuck Off, Cancer: Cancer Shaken not Stirred

by Linda Brossi Murphy

Follow the author's journey through cancer as she turns this deadly disease into a party at every turn. Watch as Linda makes the most of the situation as she weaves her way through various treatments. The book...


Guantánamo Diary

by Mohamedou Ould Slahi & Larry Siems

An unprecedented international publishing event: the first and only diary written by a still-imprisoned Guantánamo detainee.

Since 2002, Mohamedou Slahi has been imprisoned at the detention camp at Guantánamo...


The Train to Crystal City: FDR's Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America's Only Family Internment Camp During World War II

by Jan Jarboe Russell

The dramatic and never-before-told story of a secret FDR-approved American internment camp in Texas during World War II, where thousands of families—many US citizens—were incarcerated.

From 1942 to 1948,...


The Man Who Couldn't Stop

by David Adam

An intimate look at the power of intrusive thoughts, how our brains can turn against us, and living with obsessive compulsive disorder

Have you ever had a strange urge to jump from a tall building or steer your...


The Young T. E. Lawrence

by Anthony Sattin

An intimate biography of the years that turned T. E. Lawrence into Lawrence of Arabia.

Lawrence of Arabia's heroism during the Arab revolt and his disgust at the subsequent betrayal of the Arabs in the postwar...


Conversations with John Lennon

by Ronald Ritter & Sussan Evermore

The name John Lennon immediately conjures up thoughts and images of the iconic sixties band 'The Beatles,' the 'Let It Be' roof top concert, a pedestrian crossing at Abbey Road Studios, a white room, the song...


The Gift, Alison Burman Psychic Medium

by Ronald Ritter & Sussan Evermore

Where do I start? Over the years of psychic medium work I have frequently been asked, "When did you know you were psychic?" For me it was very early in my childhood. I believe we are all born with psychic abilities...