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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...


The Last Escaper

by Peter Tunstall

The riveting untold story of the legendary World War II bomber pilot, "cooler king," and arch escape artist

The product of a lifetime's reflection, The Last Escaper is Peter Tunstall's unforgettable memoir...


From Patagonia to Australia: Collected Prose

by Brenda Eldridge

A collection of lively recollections about the author's life in Port Adelaide and travels through Australia, mixing warm humour with sharp observations. The author is an acclaimed poet and non-fiction writer,...


It Was Me All Along: A Memoir

by Andie Mitchell

A yet heartbreakingly honest, endearing memoir of incredible weight loss by a young food blogger who battles body image issues and overcomes food addiction to find self-acceptance.

 

All her life, Andie Mitchell...


My Misspent Youth

by Meghan Daum

My Misspent Youth is an incisive collection that marked the start of a new millennium and became a cult classic, from the editor of Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed and the author of The Unspeakable

An essayist...


Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye: A Journey

by Marie Mutsuki Mockett

How does one cope with overwhelming grief?

Marie Mutsuki Mockett's family owns a Buddhist temple 25 miles from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. In March 2011, after the earthquake and tsunami, radiation...


No Arms, No Legs, No Problem: When life happens, you can wish to die or choose to live

by Bob Lujano & Tara Schiro

Others would quite. He kept going. In writing Bob's unbelievable story, I grew more and more troubled. I kept returning to the mind-blowing fact that he was actually grateful for this childhood that stole his...


The Road to San Giovanni

by Italo Calvino & Tim Parks

Heartfelt, affecting, and wise, the essay collection The Road to San Giovanni offers Italo Calvino’s reflections on his own life and work in five elegant "memory exercises."


The Woman Warrior

by Maxine Hong Kingston

With an introduction by Xiaolu Guo

A classic memoir set during the Chinese revolution of the 1940s and inspired by folklore, providing a unique insight into the life of an immigrant in America.

When we Chinese...


Brownie Points: Bite-Size Life Lessons

by Joyce Turley

Joyce Turley conquered the world, first as a child of a single dad during the Depression, then as a single parent herself...from single-room schoolhouses to oil field riches, celebrity hobnobbing, and San Francisco...


Rising in Love: My Wild and Crazy Ride to Here and Now, with Amma, the Hugging Saint

by Ram Das Batchelder

Conveys an American’s extraordinary journey of spiritual awakening with the well-known Guru, Amma, “the hugging Saint.”


The Lonely Sea and the Sky

by Sir Francis Chichester

The complete autobiography of the great adventurer Sir Francis Chichester, the first and fastest man to singlehandedly circumnavigate the globe

Aged 18 and with a taste for adventure, Francis Chichester emigrated...


Renegade at Heart: An Autobiography

by Lorenzo Lamas & Jeff Lenburg

Meet the real Lorenzo Lamas.

Lorenzo Lamas has played many roles over the course of his roller coaster career. Star of two major television shows, five-time husband, and reality show star, Lamas has been tabloid...


Silver Linings:: What Five Ninety-Something Women Taught Me About Positive Aging

by Peggy Brown Bonsee

Role models are not just for the young. Professional life coach Peggy Bonsee believes they are just as important in later years as when we start out in life. This book profiles five "golden ladies" who inspired...


Strange Wonders: Searching for My Youth in America's National Parks

by Dade W Thornton

In the summer of 1962, fifteen-year-old Whit Thornton took a seven week camping trip with his parents through eleven western national parks. Among his adventures was a technical climb of the Grand Teton, 13,770...


The Localist: Think Independent, Buy Local, and Reclaim the American Dream

by Carrie Rollwagen

The Localist: Think Independent, Buy Local, and Reclaim the American Dream is the story of one girl's journey from buy-local blogger to woman entrepreneur and indie-shop advocate. When Carrie Rollwagen decided...


Billions to Bust and Back: How I made, lost and rebuilt a fortune, and what I learned on the way

by Thor Bjorgolfsson

Thor Bjorgolfsson is a self-styled adventure capitalist with an addiction to debt and an insatiable appetite for business deals who became Iceland's first billionaire. After 10 years establishing his financial...


Shine: Making the most of life without losing yourself

by Samantha Armytage

SHINE is your chance to sit down with Samantha Armytage, co-host of Channel Seven's top-rating SUNRISE, where she takes you inside her world and the lessons she's learned (and is still learning!) about life,...