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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

A gorgeous memoir of an unthinkable life: a young woman writes of the sensitivity to light that has forced her to live in darkness, and of the love that has saved her.

 

     "Something is afoot within...


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,...


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...


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...


My Fellow Prisoners

by Mikhail Khodorkovsky

 

In this eye-opening account, Russia’s most famous political prisoner bears witness to his country’s brutal prison system 

 Mikhail Khodorkovsky was Russia’s leading businessman and an outspoken Kremlin...


See Hear Yoko

by Bob Gruen & Jody Denberg

Conceived expressly for Yoko Ono as a gift between friends on the occasion of her eightieth birthday, See Hear Yoko is a visual portrait of an icon of contemporary American cultural history, from her days with...


I'm Not a Terrorist, But I've Played One On TV: Memoirs of a Middle Eastern Funny Man

by Maz Jobrani

A hilarious and moving memoir of growing up Iranian in America, and the quest to make it in Hollywood without having to wear a turban, tote a bomb, or get kicked in the face by Chuck Norris.

When he first started...


A Life's Work

by Rachel Cusk

The experience of motherhood is an experience in contradiction. It is commonplace and it is impossible to imagine. It is prosaic and it is mysterious. It is at once banal, bizarre, compelling, tedious, comic,...


He Wanted the Moon: The Madness and Medical Genius of Dr. Perry Baird, and His Daughter's Quest to Know Him

by Mimi Baird & Eve Claxton

A mid-century doctor's raw, unvarnished account of his own descent into madness, and his daughter's attempt to piece his life back together and make sense of her own.

 

Texas-born and Harvard-educated, Dr....


This Is My Body: From Obesity to Ironman, My Journey into the True Meaning of Flesh, Spirit, and Deeper Faith

by Ragan Sutterfield

“The cacophony of voices about our bodies is so loud, it’s hard to hear the voices that matter. Some of us decide to forget it all and give in to one addiction or another. I’ve done that. Some of us decide...


Memories of Mount Qilai: The Education of a Young Poet

by Mu Yang & John Balcom

Hualien, on the Pacific coast of eastern Taiwan, and its mountains, especially Mount Qilai, were deeply inspirational for the young poet Yang Mu. A place of immense natural beauty and cultural heterogeneity,...


Warrior's Way: A 20th Century Odyssey

by Robert S. de Ropp

The memoir of the first scientist to collect and publish information on mind altering drugs, longevity, meditation techniques, and ecological living.


Lighting Out: A Golden Year in Yosemite and the West

by Daniel Duane

"On the granite faces of Yosemite, Duane's prose comes most alive . . . Lively and engaging." - Kirkus Reviews "The contrast between the slacker-climbing crowd and the New Age poseurs is enhanced by a wonderfully...