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Vanishing

by Candida Lawrence

A final book of moving essays that cover the span of the author's life.


Blackout Girl: Growing Up and Drying Out in America

by Jennifer Storm

Jennifer Storm's Blackout Girl is a can't-tear-yourself-away look at teenage addiction and redemption. At age six, Jennifer Storm was stealing sips of her mother's cocktails. By age 13, she was binge drinking...


The Rare and the Beautiful

by Cressida Connolly

Like the better-known Mitfords, the Garman sisters took center stage in Bohemian London during the first half of the twentieth century. Beautiful, flamboyant, and headstrong, they broke away from middle-class...


Wildflower: An Extraordinary Life and Untimely Death in Africa

by Mark Seal

With compassion and an unswerving regard for the truth, veteran journalist Mark Seal lays bare the deeply moving, inspirational story of Joan Root, a dedicated environmentalist and Oscar-nominated wildlife filmmaker....


Caldera: A Woman's Story

by Anne Yero

Anne Yero has worked intimately with battered women for over a decade. She learned a great deal, not only about the women she's encountered, but also about her own past history. This is a story about her personal...


Resilience: Reflections on the Burdens and Gifts of Facing Life's Adversities

by Elizabeth Edwards

The bestselling author of Saving Graces shares her inspirational message on the challenges and blessings of coping with adversity.

She’s one of the most beloved political figures in the country, and on the...


The Package Deal: My (not-so) Glamorous Transition from Single Gal to Instant Mom

by Izzy Rose

Meet Izzy Rose–a hilarious and chic new stepmom trying to come to terms with the package deal. A single “middle-class socialite” living in San Francisco, Izzy loved her career as a successful, Emmy Award-winning...


The Pleasures All Mine: A Sexual Memoir of a Submissive

by Joan Kelly

When Joan Kelly took a weekend job as a professional submissive in a private dungeon, it seemed she’d finally found a perfect outlet for her pent-up desires. Suddenly, Joan was being paid to do things she’d...


My Heart Will Cross This Ocean: My Story, My Son, Amadou

by Craig Wolff & Kadiatou Diallo

Descended from West African kings and healers, raised in the turbulence of Guinea in the 1960s, Kadiatou Diallo was married off at the age of thirteen and bore her first child when she was sixteen. Twenty-three...


Gather Together in My Name

by Maya Angelou

In this incredible second book in a series of autobiographies, the poet, still in her teens, gives birth to a son, tries to keep a job, falls in love, dances, falls out of love, chases after her kidnapped baby,...


Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas

by Maya Angelou

In this third self-contained volume of her autobiography, which began with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou moves into the adult world, and the white world as well, as she marries, enters show business,...


This Child Will Be Great: Memoir of a Remarkable Life by Africa's First Woman President

by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

In January 2006, after the Republic of Liberia had been racked by fourteen years of brutal civil conflict, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf—Africa's "Iron Lady"—was sworn in as president, an event that marked a tremendous...


The Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times

by Jennifer Worth

An unforgettable story of the joy of motherhood, the bravery of a community, and the hope of one extraordinary womanAt the age of twenty-two, Jennifer Worth leaves her comfortable home to move into a convent...


Why I'm Like This

by Cynthia Kaplan

Cynthia Kaplan takes us on a hilarious and sometimes heartbreaking journey through her unique, uncensored world—her bungled romantic encounters and unsung theatrical experiences; her gadget-obsessed father,...


Educating Alice: Adventures of a Curious Woman

by Alice Steinbach

Eight years ago, Alice Steinbach, a Pulitzer Prize–winning columnist for the Baltimore Sun, decided to take a break from her life. She took a leave from job, friends, and family for a European journey of self-discovery,...


Kiyo's Story: A Japanese-American Family's Quest for the American Dream

by Kiyo Sato

“Vividly honest, deeply moving.”—Bill Hosokawa, Out of the Frying Pan: Reflections of a Japanese American

“It is a magnificent memoir, fully worthy of being compared to Farewell to Manzanar. I cannot...


Not Done Yet: Living Through Breast Cancer

by Laurie Kingston

Not Done Yet opens a window on one woman's journey through breast cancer treatment, recovery, recurrence, and beyond. When she found a lump in her breast in December 2005, Laurie Kingston was thirty-eight, with...


Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature

by Linda Lear

Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, published in 1962, did more than any other single publication to alert the world to the hazards of environmental poisoning and to inspire a powerful social movement that would...


Two Feet, Four Paws: Walking the Coastline of Britain

by Spud Talbot-Ponsonby

The heart-warming tale of one dog and her owner, who face daily physical and mental challenges with a sense of humor and determination as the walk the entire coastline of Britain

 

Take one headstrong dog and...


The Lady and the Panda: The True Adventures of the First American Explorer to Bring Back China's Most Exotic Animal

by Vicki Croke

Here is the astonishing true story of Ruth Harkness, the Manhattan bohemian socialite who, against all but impossible odds, trekked to Tibet in 1936 to capture the most mysterious animal of the day: a bear that...