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Pigs in Clover: Or How I Accidentally Fell in Love with the Good Life

by Simon Dawson

This is the true story of a Londoner who gives up his job as an estate agent in the city, moves to the wilds of Exmoor, starts a smallholding and becomes self-sufficient, with a few bumps along the way. Simon's...


Failing Upwards

by Julian Caesar

Failing Upwards is the classic coming of age story. Sort of. I spent a decade of my life depressed, angry and aimless. I responded to that with an amoral hedonism that at times, flirted with nihilism. At some...


Confessions

by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

 

Rousseau's ideas have influenced almost every major political development of the last two hundred years, and are crucial to an understanding of phenomena as diverse as the French Revolution, modern educational...


Tommy Lasorda: My Way

by Colin Gunderson & Joe Torre

Tommy Lasorda believed that winning wasn't about being the best, but about believing you are the best and that philosophy runs throughout Tommy Lasorda: My Way. Author Colin Gunderson takes readers through Lasorda's...


Whiskey Bottles and Brand-New Cars: The Fast Life and Sudden Death of Lynyrd Skynyrd

by Mark Ribowsky

This intimate story of Lynyrd Skynyrd tells of how a band of lost souls and self-destructive misfits with uncertain artistic objectives clawed their way to the top of the rock 'n’ roll world. Based on interviews...


Ben Hogan: The Myths Everyone Knows, the Man No One Knew

by Tim Scott

Ben Hogan’s accomplishments on the golf course are the stuff of legends, but his life off it was exceedingly private. In this biography, author Tim Scott demonstrates why such public perception was not representative...


Ralph Peer and the Making of Popular Roots Music (Enhanced Edition)

by Barry Mazor

This enhanced e-book includes 49 of the greatest songs Ralph Peer was involved with, from groundbreaking numbers that changed the history of recorded music to revelatory obscurities, all linked to the text so...


The Mad Boy, Lord Berners, My Grandmother, and Me

by Sofka Zinovieff

Like The Bolter and Portrait of a Marriage, this beguiling, heady tale of a scandalous ménage à trois among England's upper classes combines memoir and biography to re-create an unforgettably decadent world....


Water to the Angels

by Les Standiford

In 1907, Irish immigrant William Mulholland designed and began to build one of the greatest civil engineering feats in history: the aqueduct that carried water 233 miles from the Sierra Nevada Mountains to Los...


Compound Cinematics: Akira Kurosawa and I

by Shinobu Hashimoto

Any list of Japan's greatest screenplay writers would feature Shinobu Hashimoto at or near the top. This memoir, focusing on his collaborations with Akira Kurosawa, a gifted scenarist in his own right, offers...


The Contender: Andrew Cuomo, a Biography

by Michael Shnayerson

Andrew Cuomo is the protagonist of an ongoing political saga that reads like a novel. In many ways, his rise, fall, and rise again is an iconic story: a young American politician of vaunting ambition, aiming...


Hissing Cousins: The Untold Story of Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth

by Marc Peyser & Timothy Dwyer

A lively and provocative double biography of first cousins Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth, two extraordinary women whose tangled lives provide a sweeping look at the twentieth century.

When...


Orchard House: How a Neglected Garden Taught One Family to Grow

by Tara Austen Weaver

For fans of Anne Lamott, a profoundly moving memoir of rediscovering, reinventing, and reconnecting, as an estranged mother and daughter come together to revive a long-abandoned garden and ultimately their relationship...


Ordinary Light: A memoir

by Tracy K. Smith

From the dazzlingly original Pulitzer Prize-winning poet hailed for her “extraordinary range and ambition” (The New York Times Book Review): a quietly potent memoir that explores coming-of-age and the meaning...


Mega Weird: Stories from the Anxiety-Ridden Mind of Nicholas Megalis

by Nicholas Megalis & Tom Megalis

A collection of hilarious short stories from twenty-five year old Internet sensation Nicholas Megalis on his distinctively weird life and childhood, fully illustrated by Tom Megalis, his celebrated artist and...


Amish Confidential

by "Lebanon" Levi Stoltzfus & Ellis Henican

“Lebanon” Levi Stoltzfus, star of the hit Discovery Channel reality show Amish Mafia, delivers a sizzling tell-all about Amish life today. From the forbidden joyrides to the senseless shunnings to the colorful...


Has Anyone Seen My Pants?

by Sarah Colonna

New York Times bestselling author of Life as I Blow It Sarah Colonna is back with a hilarious, honest look at life in her late thirties—in all its messy, pants-missing glory.

How does a gal with a successful...


Corruption Officer: From Jail Guard to Perpetrator Inside Rikers Island

by Gary L. Heyward

In this shocking memoir from a former corrections officer, Gary Heyward shares an eye-opening, gritty, and devastating account of his descent into criminal life, smuggling contraband inside the infamous Rikers...


Unabrow: Misadventures of a Late Bloomer

by Una LaMarche

In between highbrow and lowbrow, there’s Unabrow.

 

"Take the cast of ‘Bridesmaids,’ add a dash of pre-pubescent Eugene Levy, and you have the humor stylings of Una LaMarche."-- Ann Imig, founder of...


Billie Holiday: The Musician and the Myth

by John Szwed

Published in celebration of Holiday’s centenary, the first biography to focus on the singer’s extraordinary musical talent

When Billie Holiday stepped into Columbia’s studios in November 1933, it marked...