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The Burning of the World: A Memoir of 1914

by Bela Zombory-Moldovan & Peter Zombory-Moldovan

Publishing during the 100th Anniversary of the First World War

 

An NYRB Classics Original

 

The budding young Hungarian artist Béla Zombory-Moldován was on holiday when the First World War broke out in...


The Birth of Korean Cool

by Euny Hong

A FRESH, FUNNY, UP-CLOSE LOOK AT HOW SOUTH KOREA REMADE ITSELF AS THE WORLD’S POP CULTURE POWERHOUSE OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY

By now, everyone in the world knows the song “Gangnam Style” and Psy, an...


Pretty Takes Practice: A Southern Woman's Search for the Real Meaning of Beauty

by Charla Muller

Charla Muller's first book, 365 Nights, was called "entertaining" (Albuquerque Journal), "surprising [and] remarkable" (The Independent [London]). It also launched her into the public eye-and brought her to...


Taking the Lead

by Derek Hough

Sometimes I've taken home the trophy, sometimes I've stumbled or tripped over my own feet. But every move I've made has shaped me into the person I am today.

Season after season, millions of fans tune into Dancing...


Eva and Me

by Eva MacIntyre & John MacIntyre

How radically lives can be altered by sudden twists of fate . . . by luck . . . by backroom politics in a darkened corridor in Beijing. From an orphanage in Guongdong, South China and the 13,000 kilometer (8,000...


Cold Sweat: My Father James Brown and Me

by Yamma Brown & Robin Gaby Fisher

Being the child of a global superstar is never easy, but being the daughter of the “Hardest Working Man in Show Business”—that’s a category unto itself. Like every little girl, Yamma Brown wanted her...


Catastrophe: Oy Vey, My Child Is Gay (and an Addict)

by Anne Lapedus Brest

Catastrophe is the story of a Jewish mother who discovers, much to her shock and horror, that not only is her once well-grounded, beautiful, talented, and King David–educated daughter gay, but she’s also...


My Left Foot

by Christy Brown

Christy Brown was born a victim of cerebral palsy. But the hapless, lolling baby concealed the brilliantly imaginative and sensitive mind of a writer who would take his place among the giants of Irish literature....


Chance Encounters: Tales from a Varied Life

by Tim Razzall

“I met Frank Sinatra through Robert Maxwell. That’s if you can be said to have met someone who was on a private jet with you for fourteen hours and never spoke to you.” So begins Chance Encounters, a charming...


Teaching Will: What Shakespeare and 10 Kids Gave Me that Hollywood Couldn't

by Mel Ryane

After the waning of her successful acting career, Mel Ryane found herself creatively adrift and proposed creating an after-school Shakespeare program at a local inner-city public school. Loaded with an armory...


The Dream of Water

by Kyoko Mori

In 1990 author Kyoko Mori returned to her native Japan to visit the "landscape of my childhood." There--looking for the house in which her mother killed herself, running on land that was once water, and retracing...


Off the Record: Untold Stories from a Reporter's Diary

by Ajith Pillai

`[Ajith?s book] is the first full account I have seen between hard covers which is exclusively about a journalist?s adventures and journeys in the field... An extraordinary first ?rough draft of history?, a...


Blue-Eyed Boy: A Memoir

by Robert Timberg

Acclaimed journalist Robert Timberg's extraordinary, long-awaited memoir of his struggle to reclaim his life and find his calling after being severely burned as a young Marine lieutenant in Vietnam

In January...


Glory, Glory: My Life

by John Sattler

The story of a rugby league legend.

A gentleman off the field and a brute on it, John Sattler was one of the most feared players of his era. He was equally renowned for his toughness and courage: famously,...


The Sarashina Diary: A Woman's Life in Eleventh-Century Japan

by Takasue no Musume Sugawara no, Sonja Arntzen & Moriyuki Ito

A thousand years ago, a young Japanese girl embarked on a journey from the wild East Country to the capital. She began a diary that she would continue to write for the next forty years and compile later in life,...


Breaking the Code: Westminster Diaries

by Gyles Brandreth

“Brandreth is the true Samuel Pepys of our day.” Andrew Neil, BBC Radio Five Live “Brandreth, for my money, offers about the most honest, and the most amusing, account of the demented, beery futility of...


Internal Medicine: A Doctor's Stories

by Terrence Holt

“[Terrence Holt] is Melville + Poe + Borges but with a heart far more capacious.”—Junot Díaz Out of the crucible of medical training, award-winning writer Terrence Holt shapes this stunning account of...


Not My Story: A Kitchen Sink Memoir Featuring a Home Invasion, Sexual Assault, Recovery, Restorative Justice, Parenting and a Love a

by Pip Brennan

Imagine you have found the ideal new home for yourself and your young daughter after several years of upheaval. You can't believe your luck! Not only is the new house wonderful, but your handsome (single) neighbour...


A Touch of Treason

by QC, Ian Hamilton & Tommy Sheridan

This is the swashbuckling life story of one of Scotland's greatest sons. Ian Hamilton, born the son of a Paisley tailor in 1925, who made himself world-famous on Xmas Eve, 1950, when he helped to remove the...


Hooked

by Samantha X

Samantha X is not your typical hooker. She's the wrong side of 35, has two kids and counts a wild night out dining at her local pizzeria. Career-wise, she had it all; writing for Australia's top selling woman's...