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I Lived to Tell It All

by George Jones

Boozing.  Womanizing.  Brawling.  Singing.  For the last forty years George Jones has reigned as the country's king--the singer many have called the Frank Sinatra of country.  And for most of that...


Easy Street (the Hard Way): A Memoir

by Ron Perlman

The candid, revealing, hilarious, and inspiring memoir of the iconic star of the Hellboy movies, Beauty and the Beast, and Sons of Anarchy


Of All the Gin Joints: Stumbling Through Hollywood History

by Mark Bailey & Edward Hemingway

True tales of celebrity hijinks are served up with an equal measure of Hollywood history, movie-star mayhem, and a frothy mix of forty cocktail recipes.

Humphrey Bogart got himself arrested for protecting his...


High Stakes: The rise of the Waterhouse dynasty

by Paul Kennedy

Drama, glamour, scandal, success - and very high stakes. The story of Australia's best known horse racing family has it all.

When it comes to racing, the name most Australians associate with the racetrack is...


Bolano: A Biography in Conversations

by Monica Maristain

The first biography of Chilean novelist Roberto Bolaño, whose Savage Detectives and 2666 were bestsellers in the U.S. Written by a noted magazine writer who knew and interviewed Bolaño.

How to know the man...


The News Sorority: Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Christiane Amanpour-and the (Ongoing, Imperfect, Complicated) Triumph of Women in TV News

by Sheila Weller

"Weller rivetingly recounts these gutsy ladies' time on the front lines... an inspiration for future generations of journalists." --Vanity Fair

For decades, women battered the walls of the male fortress of...


Naked and Marooned: One Man. One Island.

by Ed Stafford

What do you do after you walk the Amazon?

Ed Stafford-adventurer extraordinaire and Guinness World Record holder for walking the length of the Amazon River-likes a challenge. Casting about for an adventure that...


Mademoiselle: Coco Chanel and the Pulse of History

by Rhonda K. Garelick

Certain lives are at once so exceptional, and yet so in step with their historical moments, that they illuminate cultural forces far beyond the scope of a single person. Such is the case with Coco Chanel, whose...


Inventing Scrooge

by Carlo Devito

Inventing Scrooge uncovers the real-life inspirations from Charles Dickens’ own world that led to the fascinating creation of his most beloved tale: A Christmas Carol.

When Charles Dickens conceived the story...


A Fridge for a Picasso

by John Jesse

A gallery of famous and eccentric figures animate this entertaining and informative autobiography. Not least is John Jesse who treats life as fun yet established himself as a respected specialist in his field...


Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson

by S. C. Gwynne

From the author of the prizewinning New York Times bestseller Empire of the Summer Moon comes a thrilling account of how Civil War general Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson became a great and tragic American hero....


The First Hundred Thousand

by John Hay Beith & Ian Hay

The First Hundred Thousand is John Hay Beith’s humorous memoir of military training and life in the trenches as part of the first hundred thousand volunteers in Lord Kitchener’s New Army during the First...


The Memoirs of General William T. Sherman

by William T. Sherman

First published in 1875, General William T. Sherman’s memoir was one of the first from the Civil War, and was offered to the public because, as Sherman wrote in his dedication, “no satisfactory history”...


Reaching Down the Rabbit Hole

by Allan Ropper & Brian Burrell

"Tell the doctor where it hurts." It sounds simple enough, unless the problem affects the very organ that produces awareness and generates speech. What is it like to try to heal the body when the mind is under...


Letters from My Sister: On Life, Love and Hair Removal

by Faye Lederman & Eve Lederman

Eve and Faye’s correspondence began with a simple letter about a bad job interview or bad hair day, seeking comfort from hundreds of miles away. As their adult lives unfolded, gender roles, career choices,...


How Star Wars Conquered the Universe: The Past, Present, and Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise

by Chris Taylor

How did a few notes scribbled on a legal pad in 1973 by George Lucas, a man who hated writing, turn into a four billion dollar franchise that has quite literally transformed the way we think about entertainment,...


John Marshall: The Chief Justice Who Saved the Nation

by Harlow Giles Unger

A soul-stirring biography of John Marshall, the young republic's great chief justice, who led the Supreme Court to power and brought law and order to the nation


A Little Bit Vulnerable

by Janine Turner

In A Little Bit Vulnerable, actress Janine Turner opens up about her private life for the first time claiming she feels, "a little bit vulnerable." In this breathtaking sweep of her half a century of living,...


The Pornographer's Daughter: A Memoir of Childhood, My Dad, and Deep Throat

by Kristin Battista-Frazee

More than forty years after Deep Throat arrived on the cultural scene and inspired a sexual revolution, questions about the ethics of pornography and its impact on society are still being asked today and remain...


Eat, Drink and Remarry: Confessions of a Serial Wife

by Margo Howard

Mr. Right #1: A financier who "did deals"  

Mr. Right #2: A fourth-generation German-Jewish funeral director 

Mr. Right #3: A handsome, Ivy League–educated, award-winning actor 

Mr. Right #4: Dr. Perfect,...