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Wondering Who You Are: A Memoir

by Sonya Lea

In exploring her husband's traumatic brain injury and loss of memory, Sonya Lea has written a memoir that is both a powerful look at perseverance in the face of trauma and a surprising exploration into what...

A Most Unusual Life

by Kirsten van Gelder & Frank Chelsey

Born on a sugar plantation in Java at the turn of the 20th century, psychic, alternative healer, and writer Dora van Gelder Kunz was to become one of the most unique and unforgettable women of her age.

This biography...

The Monkey on My Back: A Memoir

by Debbi Morgan

A deeply personal memoir spanning three generations of women, this is the intimate autobiography of Emmy Award–winning actress Debbi Morgan, best known as Angie Hubbard on the long-running soap opera All My...


by Emily Bingham

Raised like a princess in one of the most powerful families in the American South, Henrietta Bingham was offered the helm of a publishing empire. Instead, she ripped through the Jazz Age like an F. Scott Fitzgerald...

A Desperate Passion: An Autobiography

by Helen Caldicott

"She showed me what one set-on-fire human being can do to shift the consciousness of the world." —Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking "Dr. Helen Caldicott," the Sunday San Francisco Chronicle...

Nursing Through Shot & Shell: A Great War Nurse's Story

by Beatrice Hopkinson & Dr. Vivien Newman

Nursing Through Shot and Shell is the previously unpublished memoir of Beatrice Hopkinson, who served in France as a Territorial Nursing Sister from 1917-19. Beatrice worked close to the front line at casualty...

Elaine's: The Rise of One of New York's Most Legendary Restaurants from Those Who Were There

by Amy Phillips Penn & Liz Smith

A tribute to legendary restaurateur Elaine Kaufman and her renowned Manhattan creative melting pot.Elaine’s was a world-famous New York restaurant that became home to writers and celebrities. Owner Elaine...

The Goddess Pose: The Audacious Life of Indra Devi, the Woman Who Helped Bring Yoga to the West

by Michelle Goldberg

When the woman who would become Indra Devi was born in Russia in 1899, yoga was virtually unknown outside of India. By the time of her death, in 2002, it was being practiced everywhere, from Brooklyn to Berlin...

Lily Briscoe

by Mary Meigs

A compelling autobiography about the exercise of will, friendships, and dreaming.

The Box Closet: Finding Family

by Mary Meigs

A narrative woven of her parents’ diaries and letters that integrates Mary Meigs’s discoveries as a daughter and granddaughter.

Judy & Liza & Robert & Freddie & David & Sue & Me...

by Stevie Phillips

No star burned more ferociously than Judy Garland. And nobody witnessed Garland's fierce talent at closer range than Stevie Phillips. During the Mad Men era, Stevie Philips was a young woman muscling her way...

Vindicated: Confessions of a Video Vixen, Ten Years Later

by Karrine Steffans & Datwon Thomas

For a decade, Confessions of a Video Vixen author Karrine Steffans and the details of her private life have been the subject of debate and scrutiny. But, as gossipmongers and critics speculated, assumed, and...

It's Always Something

by Gilda Radner

To honor the twentieth anniversary of beloved comedienne Gilda Radner’s death from ovarian cancer comes a commemo- rative edition of her memoir, It’s Always Something—featuring a newly updated resource...

As Always: Memoir of a Life in Writing

by Madeleine Gagnon, Phyllis Aronoff & Howard Scott

This poignant autobiography casts a sharp eye on contemporary Quebec society and traces the emergence of a distinct Quebec identity.

Diving Deep & Surfacing: Women Writers on Spiritual Quest

by Carol P. Christ

Diving Deep and Surfacing reveals how the writings of Kate Chopin, Margaret Atwood, Doris Lessing, Adrienne Rich, and Ntozake Shange can inform women's search for spiritual renewal. A new afterword testifies...

Fashion Is Spinach: How to Beat the Fashion Racket

by Elizabeth Hawes & Alice Gregory

After working as a stylist in Paris, Elizabeth Hawes (1903–71) launched one of the first American design houses in Depression-era New York. Hawes was an outspoken critic of the fashion industry and a champion...

Criminal That I Am: A Memoir

by Jennifer Ridha

A candid memoir from a talented young lawyer who becomes romantically entangled with the convicted drug felon she represents—Cameron Douglas, son of film actor Michael Douglas—and who soon makes the mistake...

Last Boat to Yokohama: The Life and Legacy of Beate Sirota Gordon

by Nassrine Azimi & Michel Wasserman

LAST BOAT TO YOKOHAMA: THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF BEATE SIROTA GORDON tells a story of both tragedy and grandeur in the twentieth century. It recounts the life and work of Beate Sirota Gordon: the influence of her...

Madam Ambassador: Three Years of Diplomacy, Dinner Parties, and Democracy in Budapest

by Eleni Kounalakis

A helicopter ride to visit troops in the Afghanistan war zone, a tense meeting with the newly elected Prime Minister, and…a wild boar hunt! Eleni Kounalakis was forty-three and a land developer in Sacramento,...

The Way We Weren't

by Jill Talbot

After years of futon passion, Hemingway discussions, and three-mile runs, Jill Talbot’s relationship with a man carved in her doubts so deep she wrote to ignore them. And even though he was as unwilling to...