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by Oliver Sacks

“My predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved. I have been given much and I have given something in return. Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful...

More to the Story: conversations with refugees

by Rosemary Sayer & Julian Burnside

More to the Story looks beyond negative media reports, political speeches and fear-mongering statistics to tell human stories of refugees and asylum seekers in Australia.

Julian Burnside, AO, QC writes in the...

But Enough About Me: A Memoir

by Burt Reynolds & Jon Winokur

Scandalous, sentimental, frank, and sincere-the ultimate inside account of a television and film icon.

Burt Reynolds has been a Hollywood leading man for six decades, known for his legendary performances, sex-symbol...

The Spectacle of Skill: New and Selected Writings of Robert Hughes

by Robert Hughes & Adam Gopnik

“I am completely an elitist, in the cultural but emphatically not the social sense. I prefer the good to the bad, the articulate to the mumbling, the aesthetically developed to the merely primitive, and full...

Bridge House Survivor: Experiences of a Civilian Prisoner-of-War in Shanghai & Beijing 1942¿1945

by Henry F. Pringle

In this never-before-seen account, Henry F. Pringle, a Chinese citizen of British parentage, describes the Japanese occupation of Shanghai from a survivor’s perspective. From the engine room of Imperial Japanese...

Notes From the Sofa

by Raymond Briggs

From the beloved and bestselling author of The Snowman comes his first book in ten years: a charming and beautifully illustrated work for adults. In Notes from the Sofa, Raymond Briggs traces the course of his...

There's No Room for Fear in a Burley Trailer: And Other Stories

by Pamela Moore & Joelle Wisler

Pam Moore moved halfway across the country (after giving away many possessions), found a new job (it didn't last), finished two Ironman races (and lived), dated (looking for the proverbial Jewish doctor), met...

The Liars' Club: A Memoir (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

by Mary Karr, Brian Rea & Lena Dunham

The dazzling, prizewinning, wickedly funny tale of Mary Karr's hardscrabble Texas childhood-the book that sparked a renaissance in memoir

When it was published in 1995, Mary Karr's The Liars' Club took the world...

The Bassoon King: My Life in Art, Faith, and Idiocy

by Rainn Wilson

Rainn Wilson’s memoir about growing up geeky and finally finding his place in comedy, faith, and life.


For nine seasons Rainn Wilson played Dwight Schrute, everyone's favorite work nemesis and beet farmer....

Make a Wish for Me: A Family's Recovery from Autism

by LeeAndra Chergey

A life-changing diagnosis teaches a family that where's there is love there is hope.

All in Her Head: A Novel

by Sunny Mera

A woman's shocking experience of orgasmic labor starts her down the path into a delusional condition in which she struggles to separate the real from the unreal.

Postcards from the Sky: Adventures of an Aviatrix

by Erin Seidemann

Erin Seidemann's tales of her her struggles, adventures, and relationships as a woman making her way in a world very much dominated by men: aviation.


by Evan Zimroth

From the vantage point of "real life" (as dancers say), Collusion tells the story of a young girl's initiation into the disciplined, exalting world of classical ballet and into a secret love relationship with...

Angel in Aisle 3: The True Story of a Mysterious Vagrant, a Convicted Bank Executive, and the Unlikely Friendship That Saved Both Their Lives

by Kevin West & Frederick Edwards

In the tradition of An Invisible Thread and Same Kind of Different as Me, Angel in Aisle 3 is the heartwarming true story of an unlikely friendship that began with a chance meeting in a grocery store between...

Wailing Wall: A Mother's Memoir

by Climer Deedra

A raw, real-life story that weaves social media, poetry and fiction to expose the author's tragic past and the contours of the new American South.

Bleeding Orange

by Jim Boeheim & Jack McCallum

In six decades as a player, assistant coach, and the head man on the bench for Syracuse University's basketball program, Jim Boeheim is synonymous with the blood and thunder of East Coast hoops. In Bleeding...

Make 'Em Laugh

by Debbie Reynolds & Dorian Hannaway

The beloved Hollywood star and New York Times bestselling author of Unsinkable continues her intimate chat with fans in this entertaining collection of anecdotes, stories, jokes, and random musings from a woman...

The Two Worlds of Helen Duncan

by Gena Brealey & Kay Hunter

Helen Duncan, the materialisation medium, was last woman to be convicted in 1944 under the 200-year-old Witchcraft Act. This true story is written in two parts. In the first part her daughter, Gena tells the...

Remembering Che: My Life with Che Guevara

by Aleida March & ocean Press

For the first time, Aleida March evokes the memories of her partner, Ernesto Che Guevara. She describes their great romance and life together from the days when they first met as fellow guerrillas in Cuba's...

Fulmicotone English Version

by Virginia Bettinelli

There are muddled lives that never manage to undo those knots formed even earlier than the umbilical cord. Sad, rather unlucky lives, for which the wheel never seems to turn. Angry lives, shaky lives, short,...