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Life and Death in Shanghai

by Cheng Nien

Life and Death in Shanghai, Nien Cheng’s searing memoir of the Chinese Cultural Revolution, was an instant international best-seller on its original hardcover publication by Grove Press. This phenomenal, unforgettable...

In Defense of Women: Memoirs of an Unrepentant Advocate

by Nancy Gertner

From a “Human Rights Hero,” a memoir of her illustrious career litigating groundbreaking cases


In the boys' club climate of 1975, Nancy Gertner launched her career fighting a murder charge on behalf of...

Reading Jackie: Her Autobiography in Books

by William Kuhn

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis never wrote a memoir, but she told her life story and revealed herself in intimate ways through the nearly 100 books she brought into print during the last two decades of her life...

Sexual Outlaw, Erotic Mystic: The Essential Ida Craddock

by Vere Chappell & Mary K. Greer

Sex, Magick, Aleister Crowley, Orgasms, Erotic Dances, Angelic Beings, Revolutionary Activism, Liberation, Persecution, Defiance, and Suicide.

Persecuted by Anthony Comstock and his Society for the Suppression...

Emily Greene Balch: The Long Road to Internationalism

by Kristen E. Gwinn

Emily Greene Balch was an important Progressive Era reformer and advocate for world peace whose opposition to WWI resulted with the board of trustees at Wellesley College refusing to renew her contract as a...

As Always, Julia: The Letters of Julia Child and Avis DeVoto

by Joan Reardon

This dishy and delightful, never-before-published correspondence between America's queen of food, Julia Child, and her confidante and mentor Avis DeVoto, shows not only the blossoming of a lifelong friendship,...

Desert Queen

by Janet Wallach

Turning her back on her privileged life in Victorian England, Gertrude Bell (1868-1926), fired by her innate curiosity, journeyed the world and became fascinated with all things Arab. Traveling the length and...

Amelia Earhart

by Kathleen C. Winters

When Amelia Earhart disappeared over the Pacific in 1937, she was at the height of her fame. Fascination with Earhart remains just as strong today, as her mysterious disappearance continues to inspire speculation....


by Shirley Maclaine

Now, at a turning point in her life, comes her  most revealing and exciting book yet. Outspoken,  controversial, talented, and perceptive Shirley  MacLaine now takes us on an intimate and fascinating  personal...

Producer: Lessons Shared from 30 Years in Television

by Wendy Walker

For the past seventeen years, Wendy Walker has been the "woman behind the man" at Larry King Live. As King's senior executive producer, she has been responsible for landing exclusive interviews with the most...

Wait for Me!

by Deborah Mitford, Duchess of Devonshire, Charlotte Mosley & Deborah Mitford, Duchess of Deborah Mitford, Duchess of Devonshire

Deborah Mitford, Duchess of Devonshire, is the youngest of the famously witty brood of six daughters and one son that included the writers Jessica and Nancy, who wrote, when Deborah was born, "How disgusting...

Elizabeth Packard: A Noble Fight

by Linda V. Carlisle

This biography details the life of Elizabeth Packard, who in 1860 was committed to an insane asylum by her husband, a strong-willed Calvinist minister. Upon her release three years later, Packard obtained a...

Cleopatra: A Life

by Stacy Schiff

The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer brings to life the most intriguing woman in the history of the world: Cleopatra, the last queen of Egypt.

Her palace shimmered with onyx, garnets, and gold, but was richer...

Laker Girl

by Jeanie Buss & Steve Springer

The Lakers own Los Angeles, and the Buss family owns the Lakers. Yet despite all the championship banners the team has put on the walls of Staples Center, and despite all the books the Lakers have put on the...

A Place to Live: and other selected essays of

by Natalia Ginzburg & Lynne Sharon Schwartz

Arguably one of Italy’s greatest contemporary writers, Natalia Ginzburg has been best known in America as a writer’s writer, quiet beloved of her fellow wordsmiths. This collection of personal essays chosen...

Camelia: Save Yourself by Telling the Truth-A Memoir of Iran

by Camelia Entekhabifard & George Murer

Camelia Entekhabifard was six years old in 1979 when the shah of Iran was overthrown by revolutionary supporters of the Ayatollah Khomeini. By the age of sixteen, Camelia was a nationally celebrated poet, and...

Flying Close to the Sun: My Life and Times as a Weatherman

by Cathy Wilkerson

Flying Close to the Sun is the stunning memoir of a white middle-class girl from Connecticut who became a member of the Weather Underground, one of the most notorious groups of the 1960s. Cathy Wilkerson, who...

Algerian White: A Narrative

by Assia Djebar, David Kelley & Marjolijn De Jager

In Algerian White, Assia Djebar weaves a tapestry of the epic and bloody ongoing struggle in her country between Islamic fundamentalism and the post-colonial civil society. Many Algerian writers and intellectuals...

The Sweetest Thing: A Boxer's Memoir

by Mischa Merz

Journalist and amateur boxer Mischa Merz fulfills a long-held ambition to travel across the United States and compete in a series of amateur boxing tournaments. On this wild and fascinating journey she meets...

An Innocent, a Broad

by Ann Leary

When Ann Leary and her husband, then unknown actor-comedian Denis Leary, flew to London in the early nineties for a brief getaway during Ann's second trimester of pregnancy, neither anticipated the adventure...