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Our Auntie Rosa: The Family of Rosa Parks Remembers Her Life and Lessons

by Sheila McCauley Keys & Eddie B Allen

"Rosa Parks inspired millions of Americans in 1955, including a nine-year-old boy in Arkansas learning about her story. Through the pages of Our Auntie Rosa, her family captures the quiet dignity-and commanding...


Dirty Chick: Adventures of an Unlikely Farmer

by Antonia Murphy

"One month into our stay, we'd managed to dispatch most of our charges. We executed the chickens. One of the cats disappeared, clearly disgusted with our urban ways. And Lucky [the cow] was escaping almost daily....


Leaving Before the Rains Come

by Alexandra Fuller

"...one of the gutsiest memoirs I've ever read. And the writing--oh my god the writing." --Entertainment Weekly

A child of the Rhodesian wars and daughter of two deeply complicated parents, Alexandra Fuller...


A Fifty-Year Silence: Love, War, and a Ruined House in France

by Miranda Richmond Mouillot

A young woman moves across an ocean to uncover the truth about her grandparents' mysterious estrangement and pieces together the extraordinary story of their wartime experiences

 

In 1948, after surviving World...


Fuck Off, Cancer: Cancer Shaken not Stirred

by Linda Brossi Murphy

Follow the author's journey through cancer as she turns this deadly disease into a party at every turn. Watch as Linda makes the most of the situation as she weaves her way through various treatments. The book...


The Man Who Couldn't Stop

by David Adam

An intimate look at the power of intrusive thoughts, how our brains can turn against us, and living with obsessive compulsive disorder

Have you ever had a strange urge to jump from a tall building or steer your...


Freedom from My Self: Moving beyond the voice in my head

by Craig J Mabie & Douglas Sutherland

Freedom from My Self begins with an account of golden early childhood experiences, and then radically transforms into a story of bullying, painful sexual discovery and the traumatic coming out process of a gay...


The Girl from Human Street: Ghosts of Memory in a Jewish Family

by Roger Cohen

An intimate and profoundly moving Jewish family history—a story of displacement, prejudice, hope, despair, and love.

In this luminous memoir, award-winning New York Times columnist Roger Cohen turns a compassionate...


The Undertaker's Daughter

by Kate Mayfield

What if the place you called “home” happened to be a funeral home? Kate Mayfield explores what it meant to be the daughter of a small-town undertaker in this fascinating memoir evocative of Six Feet Under...


Savage Park: A Meditation on Play, Space, and Risk for Americans Who Are Nervous, Distracted, and Afraid to Die

by Amy Fusselman

Part memoir, part manifesto, this exploration of the underside of America's obsession with safety is prompted by the author's visit to a thrillingly alarming adventure playground in Tokyo

 


Resilience: Two Sisters and a Story of Mental Illness

by Jessie Close & Pete Earley

The Close sisters are descended from very prominent and wealthy ancestors. When the Close sisters were very young, their parents joined a cult called the MRA, or Moral Rearmament. The family was suddenly uprooted...


The Work: My Search for a Life That Matters

by Wes Moore

The acclaimed author of The Other Wes Moore continues his inspirational quest for a meaningful life and shares the powerful lessons—about self-discovery, service, and risk-taking—that led him to a new definition...


The Rogue's Road to Retirement: How I Got My Groove Back after Sixty-Five¿And How You Can, Too!

by George S. K. Rider

George S. K. Rider’s The Rogue’s Road to Retirement takes a unique approach to growing old—don’t do it! After retiring, Rider embarks on a bumpy journey to find himself and a new lease on life. For the...


Staying Human: The Story of a Quiet WWII Hero

by Katharina Stegelmann

During World War II, Heinz Drossel saved Soviet prisoners of war and several Jews, including Marianne Hirschfeld. Again and again, he wasn’t afraid to risk his own life when others’ safety was at risk. Nearly...


Riding Sky High: A Bicycle Adventure Around the World

by Pierre-Yves Tremblay & Bernard Voyer

Many dream of dropping everything and just traveling around the world. It’s a common dream, but few imagine embarking on that journey by bicycle. Exposed to the elements, legs burning, all your possessions...


The Headache Godfather: The Story of Dr. Seymour Diamond and How He Revolutionized the Treatment of Headaches

by Seymour Diamond & Charlie Morey

Learn the story of a man who lived the American dream and improved the quality of life for thousands of headache sufferers.

The Headache Godfather traces the life of Seymour Diamond, MD, who was born in 1925,...


Russian Tattoo: A Memoir

by Elena Gorokhova

An exquisite portrait of mothers and daughters that reaches from Cold War Russia to modern-day New Jersey, from the author of A Mountain of Crumbs—the memoir that “leaves you wanting more” (The Daily Telegraph...


Mathematics without Apologies: Portrait of a Problematic Vocation

by Michael Harris

What do pure mathematicians do, and why do they do it? Looking beyond the conventional answers—for the sake of truth, beauty, and practical applications—this book offers an eclectic panorama of the lives...


More Love, Less Panic: 7 Lessons I Learned About Life, Love, and Parenting After We Adopted Our Son from Ethiopia

by Claude Knobler

In this heartwarming and hilarious memoir, Claude Knobler describes how he learned the hard way that the apple actually can fall far from the tree-and that's Okay.

Already the biological parents of a seven-year-old...


Last Drink to LA: Confessions of an AA survivor

by John Sutherland

I touched bottom, as alcoholics like to say, on 12 February 1983 (the date is slightly fuzzy).

Thirty-one years ago John Sutherland nearly lost everything to drink. A married man, with family, working as a visiting...