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Popular: Boys, Booze, and Jesus

by Tindell Baldwin

Tindell Baldwin’s words best describe her passion and this book:

“My heart is for teenage girls because my story is much like so many of theirs. I was just a girl who made a lot of mistakes. I was a girl...


The Path Was Steep: A Memoir of Appalachian Coal Camps During the Great Depression

by Suzanne Pickett & Norman McMillan

Sue Pickett was a coal miner's daughter who became a coal miner's wife and witnessed and lived through the turbulent years of the Great Depression and the sometimes violent struggles between labor unions and...


Not Your Mother's Book . . . On Being a Stupid Kid

by Laurel McHargue, Dahlynn McKowen & Ken McKowen

Each title in the Not Your Mother's Book series contains approximately 60 real-life stories dedicated to a unique theme, drawn from the passion and experience of dozens of writers in a whimsical and entertaining...


Nine Years Under: Coming of Age in an Inner-City Funeral Home

by Sheri Booker

A dazzling and darkly comic memoir about coming of age in a black funeral home in Baltimore 

Sheri Booker was only fifteen when she started working at Wylie Funeral Home in West Baltimore. She had no idea her...


The World is a Carpet: Four Seasons in an Afghan Village

by Anna Badkhen

An unforgettable portrait of a place and a people shaped by centuries of art, trade, and war.

In the middle of the salt-frosted Afghan desert, in a village so remote that Google can’t find it, a woman squats...


Hitchhiking with Larry David: An Accidental Tourist's Summer of Self-Discovery in Martha's Vineyard

by Paul Samuel Dolman

A memoir about a brokenhearted, middle-aged man who stumbles upon solace, meaning, and Larry David while hitchhiking around Martha’s Vineyard 

 

One summer day on Martha’s Vineyard Paul Samuel Dolman was...


My Life Before the World War, 1860--1917: A Memoir

by John J. Pershing & John T. Greenwood

Few American military figures are more revered than General John J. "Black Jack" Pershing (1860--1948), who is most famous for leading the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I. The only soldier besides...


Smile at Strangers: And Other Lessons in the Art of Living Fearlessly

by Susan Schorn

A rollicking memoir about the rewards of risk and the surprising facts of safety and self-defense, from a woman who has earned two black belts in her pursuit of living fearlessly.


American Savage: Insights, Slights, and Fights on Faith, Sex, Love, and Politics

by Dan Savage

On the heels of his Emmy-winning It Gets Better campaign, Dan Savage delivers “powerful messages for both the head and heart” (Entertainment Weekly)

 

From the moment he began writing his syndicated sex-advice...


Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father

by Alysia Abbott

A beautiful, vibrant memoir about growing up motherless in 1970s and ’80s San Francisco with an openly gay father. With a new foreword

After his wife dies in a car accident, bisexual writer and activist Steve...


Still Pitching

by Michael Steinberg

Still Pitching is the coming-of-age story of growing up in New York in the '50s revolving around Steinberg's passion for baseball.


Girl on the Net: My Not-So-Shameful Sex Secrets

by , Girl On the Net

I’m Girl on the Net. You might know me from my blog. This is some stuff I do with my life. Why did I write an erotic memoir? The most obvious answer is ‘because I’m a pervert’ – I like sex; I like...


A Nearly Normal Life: A Memoir

by Charles L. Mee

In the summer of 1953 the author was a carefree, athletic boy of fourteen. But after he collapsed during a school dance one night, he was suddenly bedridden, drifting in & out of consciousness, as his body disintegrated...


Public Enemy: Confessions of an American Dissident

by Bill Ayers

In this sequel to Fugitive Days, Ayers charts his life after the Weather Underground, when he becomes the GOP’s flaunted “domestic terrorist,” a “public enemy.”

 

Labeled a "domestic terrorist" by...


Jobsworth: Confessions of the Man from the Council

by Malcolm Philips

Malcolm Philips was a reluctant bureaucrat. When it was suggested that he give up selling ice-cream and go to work for the council, he protested that it would be full of jobsworths, skivers and crawlers. Truth...


The Moonlight Sonata at the Mayo Clinic

by Nora Gallagher

This taut yet lyrical memoir tells of the author’s experience with a baffling illness poised to take her sight, and gives a deeply felt meditation on vulnerability and on what it means to lose the faith you...


Seldom Disappointed

Agatha Award for Best Non-Fiction 2001

by Tony Hillerman

When Tony Hillerman looks back at seventy-six years spent getting from hardtimes farm boy to bestselling author, he sees lots of evidence that Providence was poking him along. For example, when an absentminded...


It's Only Rock 'n' Roll

by Jo Wood

In this wild, behind-the-scenes portrait of one of the biggest rock bands in history, Jo Wood comes clean about her three decades as the girlfriend and eventually the wife of Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie...


A Hundred Thousand White Stones: An Ordinary Tibetan's Extraordinary Journey

by Kunsang Dolma & Evan Denno

A Hundred Thousand White Stones is one young Tibetan woman's fearlessly told story of longing and change. Kunsang Dolma writes with unvarnished candor of the hardships she experienced as a girl in Tibet, violations...


Posthuman Blues: Volume I (2003 - 2004)

by Mac Tonnies

Posthuman Blues, Vol. I is first volume of the edited version of the popular weblog maintained by author Mac Tonnies from 2003 until his tragic death in 2009. Tonnies' blog was a pastiche of his original fiction,...