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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...


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."


Starve the Vulture: A Memoir

by Jason Carney

A stirring story of criminality, drug addiction, recovery, and unlikely fame.


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.”


This Has Happened

by Piera Sonnino & Ann Goldstein

Five years after her return home from Auschwitz, Piera Sonnino found the courage to tell the story of the extermination of her parents, three brothers, and two sisters by the Nazis. Discovered one year ago in...


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...


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,...


"It's the Pictures That Got Small": Charles Brackett on Billy Wilder and Hollywood's Golden Age

by Anthony Slide

Golden Age Hollywood screenwriter Charles Brackett was an extremely observant and perceptive chronicler of the entertainment industry during its most exciting years. He is best remembered as the writing partner...


Childhood

by Jona Oberski, Ralph Manheim & Jim Shepard

A rediscovered masterpiece: an unblinking view of the Holocaust through a child's eyes

Told from the perspective of a child slowly awakening to the atrocities surrounding him, Childhood is a searing story of...


Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys.

by Viv Albertine

“Ms. Albertine’s book is wiry and cogent and fearless.… Her book has an honest, lo-fi grace. If it were better written, it would be worse.”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times

“Forget Katniss And Tris...


Slim: Another Day, Another Town

by Slim Dusty & Joy McKean

Australia's greatest country singer-songwriter Slim Dusty's own story, written with Joy McKean, his wife for 50 years - now updated.

'It seems I've done most things I wanted to do, but of all things, I think...


I Didn't Get Where I Am Today

by David Nobbs

As a small boy David Nobbs survived the Second World War unscathed, until his bedroom ceiling fell on him when the last bomb to be dropped on Britain by the Germans landed near his home. It was the nearest he...


Miss! Miss!: Confessions of a West Country Teacher

by Una Dowding

As head of a special education unit attached to Robinswood Junior School, Gloucester, Una Dowding faced many challenges. Where parents and other teachers had perhaps given up in despair, Una had to find a way...


There Was a Little Girl: The Real Story of My Mother and Me

by Brooke Shields

Actress and author of the New York Times bestseller Down Came the Rain, Brooke Shields, explores her relationship with her unforgettable mother, Teri, in her new memoir.

Brooke Shields never had what anyone...


My Mysterious Son: A Life-Changing Passage Between Schizophrenia and Shamanism

by Dick Russell

What does a father do when hope is gone that his only son can ever lead anything close to a “normal” life? That’s the question that haunted Dick Russell in the fall of 2011, when his son, Franklin, was...