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Recapitulations

by Vincent Crapanzano

A distinguished anthropologist tells his life story as a wistful novelist would, watching himself as if he were someone else

This memoir recaptures meaningful moments from the author’s life: as his childhood...


My Watery Self: Memoirs of a Marine Scientist

by Stephen Spotte

In MY WATERY SELF: AN AQUATIC MEMOIR, author/scientist Stephen Spotte traces a fascinating trail through a life that began in West Virgina coal camps, drifted through reckless bohemian times of countercultural...


Becoming a Mountain: Himalayan Journeys in Search of the Sacred and the Sublime

by Stephen Alter

Stephen Alter was raised by American missionary parents in the hill station of Mussoorie, in the foothills of the Himalayas, where he and his wife, Ameeta, now live. Their idyllic existence was brutally interrupted...


I Hate Myselfie: A Collection of Essays by Shane Dawson

by Shane Dawson

The book that more than 12 million of Shane Dawson's YouTube subscribers have been waiting for!

From his first vlog back in 2008 to his full-length film directorial debut Not Cool, Shane Dawson has been an open...


My Incredibly Wonderful, Miserable Life: An Anti-Memoir

by Adam Nimoy

The funny, sad, and heartwarming memoir by Leonard Nimoy's son Adam Nimoy—who bounces back after suffering through severe drug addiction, multiple career changes, and a devastating divorce.

Augusten Burroughs...


H is for Hawk

by Helen Macdonald

* NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

* Winner of the 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize

* Named the Costa Book of the Year

* #1 best-seller in the UK

* A Guardian and Economist Best Book of the Year

When Helen Macdonald's father died...


Speak Up!: Finding My Voice Through Hope, Strength, and Determination

by Eddie "Piolin" Sotelo & Emilio Estefan

In Speak Up!, radio icon Eddie “Piolín” Sotelo opens up for the first time about his humble beginnings and the long, hard road to finding purpose and achieving triumph. Drawing upon his strong family values...


Life From Scratch: A Memoir of Food, Family, and Forgiveness

by Sasha Martin

It was a culinary journey like no other: Over the course of 195 weeks, food writer and blogger Sasha Martin set out to cook—and eat—a meal from every country in the world. As cooking unlocked the memories...


Girl in the Dark: A Memoir

by Anna Lyndsey

Haunting, lyrical, unforgettable, Girl in the Dark is a brave new memoir of a life without light.

     Anna Lyndsey was young and ambitious and worked hard; she had just bought an apartment; she was falling...


Renewable: One Woman's Search for Simplicity, Faithfulness, and Hope

by Eileen Flanagan

At age forty-nine, Eileen Flanagan had an aching feeling that she wasn't living up to her potential-or her youthful ideals. Renewable is the story of how, while trying to change the world, she found the courage...


Dumped: Stories of Women Unfriending Women

by Nina Gaby

Candid, relatable stories by established and emerging women writers about being discarded by someone from whom they expected more: a close female friend.


Hammer Head: The Making of a Carpenter

by Nina MacLaughlin

A warm and inspiring book for anyone who has ever dreamed of changing tracks: the story of a young woman who quit her desk job to become a carpenter.

Nina MacLaughlin spent her twenties working at a Boston newspaper,...


A Book of Simple Living: Brief Notes from the Hills

by Ruskin Bond

'Mist fills the Himalayan valleys, and monsoon rain sweeps across the hills. Sometimes, during the day, a bird visits me-a deep purple whistling thrush. She perches on the window sill, and looks out with me...


Numb: Diary of a War Correspondent

by Anonymous

Following her husband’s death in October 2014, ‘Kay Buckby’, as she wishes to be known, stumbled upon a number of shocking revelations within his diaries and notebooks. Deciding to expose her discoveries,...


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...


If You Find This Letter: My Journey to Find Purpose Through Hundreds of Letters to Strangers

by Hannah Brencher

A heartwarming memoir of love and faith from Hannah Brencher—founder of The World Needs More Love Letters—who has dedicated her life to showing total strangers that they are not alone in the world.

Fresh...


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...