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In a Dark Wood

by Joseph Luzzi

When you lose your whole world in a moment, where do you turn?

On a cold November morning, Joseph Luzzi, a Dante scholar and professor at Bard College, found himself racing to the hospital—his wife, Katherine,...


Stalin's Daughter

by Rosemary Sullivan

Born in 1926, Svetlana Alliluyeva spent her youth inside the Kremlin as her father's power soared along with that of the Soviet Union. Eighty-five years later, she died alone and penniless in rural Wisconsin...


Deadheads: Stories from Fellow Artists, Friends & Followers of the Grateful Dead

by Linda Kelly

"One of the best books on the Grateful Dead." —Rolling Stone

Just what was it about the Grateful Dead that made them rock and roll’s most beloved band? In Deadheads, those with the real story, who were there...


Darkness Descending

by Ken Jones

In January 2003, Ken Jones, an adventurer and former British Special Forces soldier, was caught in a devastating avalanche as he climbed deep in the frozen wilderness of Romania's Carpathian Mountains. Swept...


Intimacy Idiot

by Isaac Oliver

In this uproariously funny debut collection, award-winning writer and performer Isaac Oliver serves up a comedic cornucopia of sketches, vignettes, lists, and diaries from his life as a young, fanciful, and...


Not a Game: The Incredible Rise and Unthinkable Fall of Allen Iverson

by Kent Babb

Former NBA superstar Allen Iverson was once one of America’s most famous athletes: a trendsetter who transcended race, celebrity, and pop culture, and emerged from a troubled past to become one of the most...


I, Justine: An Analog Memoir

by Justine Ezarik

A one-woman media phenomenon and a leading YouTube influencer takes readers behind the camera, and deep inside her world.

Justine Ezarik has been tech-obsessed since unboxing her family’s first Apple computer....


Yoga for Life: A Journey to Inner Peace and Freedom

by Susan K. Reed, Colleen Saidman Yee & Rodney Yee

From a rebellious young woman with a dangerous heroin habit to a globe-trotting fashion model to “First Lady of Yoga” (The New York Times), Colleen Saidman Yee tells the remarkable story of how she found...


Once Upon a Time in Russia: The Rise of the Oligarchs-A True Story of Ambition, Wealth, Betrayal, and Murder

by Ben Mezrich

The bestselling author of Bringing Down the House (sixty-three weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and the basis for the hit movie 21) and The Accidental Billionaires (the basis for the Academy Award–winning...


Under the Same Sky: From Starvation in North Korea to Salvation in America

by Joseph Kim & Stephan Talty

An inspirational memoir chronicling the life of Joseph Kim, who not only survived and escaped the devastating famine in North Korea as an abandoned young boy, but made it to the United States and is now thriving...


The Ghost in My Brain: How a Concussion Stole My Life and How the New Science of Brain Plasticity Helped Me Get it Back

by Clark Elliott

The dramatic story of one man’s recovery offers new hope to those suffering from concussions and other brain traumas

 

 In 1999, Clark Elliott suffered a concussion when his car was rear-ended. Overnight his...


It's Always Something

by Gilda Radner

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


Primates of Park Avenue: A Memoir

by Wednesday Martin

Like an urban Dian Fossey, Wednesday Martin decodes the primate social behaviors of Upper East Side mothers in a brilliantly original and witty memoir about her adventures assimilating into that most secretive...


I'm Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves

by Ryan O'Connell

This hilarious part-memoir, part-manifesto reveals what sets apart the latest generation of young people coming of age in an all-wired, overeducated, and underemployed world.

People are obsessed with Ryan O’Connell’s...


Bobby Wonderful: An Imperfect Son Buries His Parents

by Bob Morris

His mother's last word was his name. His father's was "Wonderful." Together they inspired the title for this true story of love and redemption.

Bob Morris was always the entertainer in his family, but not always...


The Theft of Memory: Losing My Father, One Day at a Time

by Jonathan Kozol

National Book Award winner Jonathan Kozol is best known for his fifty years of work among our nation’s poorest and most vulnerable children. Now, in the most personal book of his career, he tells the story...


No Excuses: Growing Up Deaf and Achieving My Super Bowl Dreams

by Derrick Coleman & Marcus Brotherton

The first deaf athlete to play offense in the NFL (and win a Super Bowl with the Seattle Seahawks!) relates his inspirational story of hard work and determination in his own words. Great for readers of all ages....


After a While You Just Get Used to It: A Tale of Family Clutter

by Gwendolyn Knapp

A vibrant new voice ups the self-deprecating memoir ante with tragicomic tales of her dysfunctional life in swampland Florida and America’s Big Easy

 

A dive bar palm reader who calls herself the Disco Queen...


After Perfect: A Daughter's Memoir

by Christina McDowell

In the tradition of New York Times bestsellers What Remains by Carole Radziwill and Oh the Glory of It All by Sean Wilsey, Christina McDowell’s unflinching memoir is a brutally honest, cautionary tale about...


Lights and Sirens: The Education of a Paramedic

by Kevin Grange

A true account of going through UCLA’s famed Daniel Freeman Paramedic Program—and practicing emergency medicine on the streets of Los Angeles.

Nine months of tying tourniquets and pushing new medications,...