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My Father, Frank: The Forgotten Alpinist

by Tony Smythe

• *Biography of a seminal, but often unheralded, figure in high-altitude climbing • *Written by his son, Tony, Frank Smythe was himself a prolific author • *Important addition to Mountaineer Books' Legends...


Girl in a Band

by Kim Gordon

For many, Kim Gordon, vocalist, bassist and founding member of Sonic Youth, has always been the epitome of cool.

Sonic Youth is one of the most influential and successful bands to emerge from the post-punk New...


Going into the City

by Robert Christgau

One of our great essayists and music journalists, the Dean of American Rock Critics, leads a heady tour through his life and times in this atmospheric, visceral memoir—both a love letter to a New York long...


Faith: Essays from Believers, Agnostics, and Atheists

by Victoria Zackheim

Delve into this thought-provoking collection of personal essays from award-winning and bestselling authors who explore the perennial question: What do I believe?

Whether believer, skeptic, agnostic, atheist,...


I Left It on the Mountain

by Kevin Sessums

On his 53rd birthday, Kevin Sessums woke up in his L.A. hotel room wondering how he would get through his scheduled interview with Hugh Jackman. For years he had interviewed the bright lights: Madonna, Courtney...


My Fellow Prisoners

by Mikhail Khodorkovsky

 

In this eye-opening account, Russia’s most famous political prisoner bears witness to his country’s brutal prison system 

 Mikhail Khodorkovsky was Russia’s leading businessman and an outspoken Kremlin...


See Hear Yoko

by Bob Gruen & Jody Denberg

Conceived expressly for Yoko Ono as a gift between friends on the occasion of her eightieth birthday, See Hear Yoko is a visual portrait of an icon of contemporary American cultural history, from her days with...


I'm Not a Terrorist, But I've Played One On TV: Memoirs of a Middle Eastern Funny Man

by Maz Jobrani

A hilarious and moving memoir of growing up Iranian in America, and the quest to make it in Hollywood without having to wear a turban, tote a bomb, or get kicked in the face by Chuck Norris.

When he first started...


A Life's Work

by Rachel Cusk

The experience of motherhood is an experience in contradiction. It is commonplace and it is impossible to imagine. It is prosaic and it is mysterious. It is at once banal, bizarre, compelling, tedious, comic,...


He Wanted the Moon: The Madness and Medical Genius of Dr. Perry Baird, and His Daughter's Quest to Know Him

by Mimi Baird & Eve Claxton

A mid-century doctor's raw, unvarnished account of his own descent into madness, and his daughter's attempt to piece his life back together and make sense of her own.

 

Texas-born and Harvard-educated, Dr....


This Is My Body: From Obesity to Ironman, My Journey into the True Meaning of Flesh, Spirit, and Deeper Faith

by Ragan Sutterfield

“The cacophony of voices about our bodies is so loud, it’s hard to hear the voices that matter. Some of us decide to forget it all and give in to one addiction or another. I’ve done that. Some of us decide...


Memories of Mount Qilai: The Education of a Young Poet

by Mu Yang & John Balcom

Hualien, on the Pacific coast of eastern Taiwan, and its mountains, especially Mount Qilai, were deeply inspirational for the young poet Yang Mu. A place of immense natural beauty and cultural heterogeneity,...


Warrior's Way: A 20th Century Odyssey

by Robert S. de Ropp

The memoir of the first scientist to collect and publish information on mind altering drugs, longevity, meditation techniques, and ecological living.


Lighting Out: A Golden Year in Yosemite and the West

by Daniel Duane

"On the granite faces of Yosemite, Duane's prose comes most alive . . . Lively and engaging." - Kirkus Reviews "The contrast between the slacker-climbing crowd and the New Age poseurs is enhanced by a wonderfully...


My Father, in Snow

by E. Sheila Johnson

In this family memoir, the author's lyric remembrances alternate with the testimony of her eight brothers and sisters to form a loving portrait of their father. Set in the 1950s and early 1960s, the story takes...


Eagle Dreams: Searching for Legends in Wild Mongolia

by Stephen Bodio & Cat Urbigkit

Mongolia is a vast country located between Siberia and China, and little-known to outsiders. As Mongolia had long been under Soviet rule, it was inaccessible to Westerners. That was until 1990, when Stephen...


Crazy for Rivers: Tales of Trout Fishing

by Bill Barich

“That autumn, I went a little crazy for rivers.”

So writes Bill Barich, and this charming volume captures the essence of obsession. The hours he spent on various streams became a meditation on family, friends,...


Believer: My Forty Years in Politics

by David Axelrod

DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN, author of The Bully Pulpit and Team of Rivals

“Beautifully written with warmth, humor, and remarkable self-awareness, Believer is one of the finest political memoirs I have ever read.”...


Wide-Open World: How Volunteering Around the Globe Changed One Family's Lives Forever

by John Marshall

For readers of Three Cups of Tea; Eat, Pray, Love; and Wild comes the inspiring story of an ordinary American family that embarks on an extraordinary journey. Wide-Open World follows the Marshall family as they...


The Bird Market of Paris

by Nikki Moustaki

“This may be the most original cross-species love story I’ve ever read. Part travelogue, part recovery memoir, and one hundred percent compelling.” —Gwen Cooper, author of the New York Times bestselling...