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Finding a Way

by Graeme Innes

I learned from my family that most things could be achieved - the challenge was finding a way. Blind from birth, Graeme Innes was blessed. Blessed because he had a family who refused to view his blindness as...

Mr Pizza and All That Jazz

by Peter Boizot, Luke Johnson & Matt Reville

Peter Boizot is a remarkable entrepreneur and philanthropist lucky enough to have led a truly extraordinary life. Known to many as 'Mr Peterborough', he's the jazz-loving party animal who introduced pizza to England's...

Bukowski in a Sundress: Confessions from a Writing Life

by Kim Addonizio

“Somewhere between Jo Ann Beard’s The Boys of My Youth and Amy Schumer’s stand-up exists Kim Addonizio’s style of storytelling . . . at once biting and vulnerable, nostalgic without ever veering off...

Then and Now

by Barbara Cook & Tom Santopietro

One of the greatest American singers and actresses of her generation looks back on a magical and turbulent life spanning a half century of theatrical history from the golden age of the Broadway musical to the...

My Father and Atticus Finch: A Lawyer's Fight for Justice in 1930s Alabama

by Joseph Madison Beck

The story of Foster Beck, the author’s late father, whose defense of a black man accused of rape in 1930s Alabama foreshadowed the trial at the heart of To Kill a Mockingbird.

As a child, Joseph Beck heard...

Shelf Life: Reviews, Replies and Reminiscences

by Karl Stead

Every morning for the last thirty years, C. K. Stead has written fiction and poetry. Shelf Life collects the best of his afternoon work: reviews and essays, interviews and diaries, lectures and opinion pieces....

In The Air: My Journey of Abuse: A Memoir

by Jodi Sullivan

“In the Air” confronts the truth of what an ordinary girl’s life can become when she finds herself trapped in an abusive relationship. Jodi takes you back to the 1980s in Norfolk, Virginia when her life...

My Tiny Love Teacher: A 19 Years and 11 Months Continuous Class

by Monique Paul & D.J. Swykert

My Tiny Love Teacher is a novel based on true life events. It’s about the struggles and success of a single mother trying to achieve a loving and harmonious life for her only son away from an abusive and fanatic...

Not My Plan: Sucking it in Until I Had To Push it Out

by Megan Bryant

For a full nine months, 18-year-old Megan Bryant kept her pregnancy a secret. With an ever-growing stomach, her senior class production of Little Shop of Horrors, and high school graduation in her midst, Megan...

Living with a Dead Language: My Romance with Latin

by Ann Patty

“A delightful mix of grammar and growth, words and wonder.” – The Washington Post

An entertaining exploration of the richness and relevance of the Latin language and literature, and an inspiring account...

Accidental Soldier: A Memoir of Service and Sacrifice in the Israel Defense Forces

by Dorit Sasson

When nineteen-year-old Dorit Sasson realized she had no choice but to distance herself from her neurotic, worrywart of a mother in order to become her own person, she volunteered for the Israel Defense Forces-and...

Walking with the Muses: A Memoir

by Pat Cleveland

An exciting account of the international adventures of fashion model Pat Cleveland—one of the first black supermodels during the wild sixties and seventies.

New York in the sixties and seventies was glamorous...

Life Moves Pretty Fast: The Lessons We Learned from Eighties Movies (and Why We Don't Learn Them from Movies Anymore)

by Hadley Freeman

From Vogue contributor and Guardian columnist Hadley Freeman, a personalized guide to eighties movies that describes why they changed movie-making forever—featuring exclusive interviews with the producers,...

I'm Just a Person

by Tig Notaro

One of America’s most original comedic voices delivers a darkly funny, wryly observed, and emotionally raw account of her year of death, cancer, and epiphany.

In the span of four months in 2012, Tig Notaro...

BEV: A Novel

by Andrea Williams & Matty Rich

Based on the real life story of a little-known figure in the Civil Rights Movement: a white social worker who left the comforts of her life in New York City to travel to the segregated South, comes BEV, a fictionalized...

Sunday Light: Selections From the Sunday Night Journal

by Maclin Horton

The Sunday Night Journal is a series of short essays that appeared every week for the better part of a decade on the blog Light on Dark Water ( The subjects include books, music, movies,...

Every Little Step

by Bobby Brown & Nick Chiles

In Every Little Step, Brown will for the first time tell the full story of his life and set the record straight, particularly about his relationship with Whitney Houston.

Bobby Brown has been one of the most...

Lost and Found  - An Autobiography About Discovering Family

by Micky Neilson

Lost and Found, the autobiography of N.Y. Times best-selling author Micky Neilson, a 20 year-veteran of the World of Warcraft franchise, is The Glass Castle meets Of Dice and Men. Lost and Found: An Autobiography...

Little Girl Lost then Found

by Bonnie Romero

Bonnie is a lonely little girl that moved from a small town to a huge city. She meets a boy who as time goes by becomes controlling, physically abusive and ultimately tries to take her life until eventually...

Proxies: Essays Near Knowing

by Brian Blanchfield

A go-for-broke essay collection that blends cultural close reading and dicey autobiography