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The Entertainer: Movies, Magic, and My Father's Twentieth Century

by Margaret Talbot

Using the life and career of her father, an early Hollywood actor, New Yorker writer Margaret Talbot tells the thrilling story of the rise of popular culture through a transfixing personal lens. The arc of Lyle...


Oddly Normal: One Family's Struggle to Help Their Teenage Son Come to Terms with His Sexuality

by John Schwartz

A heartfelt memoir by the father of a gay teen, and an eye-opening story for families who hope to bring up well-adjusted gay adults.

Three years ago, John Schwartz, a national correspondent at The New York Times...


C.S.S. Shenandoah: The Memoirs of Lieutenant Commanding James I. Waddell

by James D. Horan

The last shot of the Civil War was fired, not on an obscure battlefield, but in the ice-locked Sea of Okhotsk off Siberia seven months after Lee’s surrender.

The last armed Confederate cruiser was the C.S.S....


It's Easier to Reach Heaven than the End of the Street: A Jerusalem Memoir

by Emma Williams & Brian Urquhart

A deeply affecting memoir and a unique contribution to our understanding of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict

In August 2000 Emma Williams arrived with her three small children in Jerusalem to join her husband...


In the New World: Growing Up with America from the Sixties to the Eighties

by Lawrence Wright

We first meet Larry Wright in 1960. He is thirteen and moving with his family to Dallas, the essential city of the New World just beginning to rise across the southern rim of the United States. As we follow...


Welcome to My Country

by Lauren Slater

The world of the schizophrenic, the depressed, the suicidal can seem a foreign, frightening place. Now, a brilliant writer/psychologist takes readers on a mesmerizing journey into this enigmatic world. As readers...


Reel Life Lessons ... So Far

by Rico Rodriguez & Laura Morton

“I love to entertain people and make them laugh. Whether through Manny or by just being myself, making people laugh is the greatest feeling in the world. Getting an opportunity to do that at my age has taught...


In the House of the Interpreter: A Memoir

by Ngugi Wa'Thiong'O

With black-and-white illustrations throughout

World-renowned Kenyan novelist, poet, playwright, and literary critic Ng˜ug˜ý wa Thiong’o gives us the second volume of his memoirs in the wake of his critically...


Train Tracks

by Michael Savage

“A marvelous storyteller.”

The New Yorker

“A blazing flamethrower of truth.”

—Ted Nugent, Washington Times

A #1 New York Times bestselling author and superstar radio personality, Michael Savage is admired...


Babylon Confidential: A Memoir of Love, Sex, and Addiction

by Claudia Christian & Morgan Grant Buchanan

When actress Claudia Christian flees a troubled childhood and moves to Hollywood at age 17, she steps through the looking glass into another world.

From the set of Dallas to her starring role on the sci-fi series...


A Sailor's War

by W. G. Mattin

"That's the spirit, boy. Get behind a bloody great gun and knock the hell out of somebody." With these words G. W. Mattin's employer gave his full support when he volunteered for the Royal Navy in 1940. As soon...


[sic]: A Memoir

by Joshua Cody

“The memoir of the year . . . a book in which the sentences swing into you like small, gleaming axes.”—New York Times Joshua Cody, a brilliant young composer, was about to receive his PhD when he was diagnosed...


American Junkie

by Tom Hansen

In American Junkie, Tom Hansen takes us on a non-stop into a land of desperate addicts, failed punk bands, and brushes with sad fame selling drugs during the Seattle grunge years. It’s a story that takes us...


A Human Deadline

by Derryn Hinch

We were in the doctor's office and it sounded like something out of a B Grade movie when I said: 'Give it to me straight ... how long have I got?' He'd just told me I had cancer, compounded by advanced cirrhosis...


Defying the Gatekeeper

by Margaret Spivey

This is the shocking true story of one little girl, Margaret, whose life began in poverty and violence. After the death of her 27 year old father from alcoholism, 18 month old Margaret's mother established a...


Desserted: Recipes and Tales from an Island Chocolatier

by Kate Shaffer & Linda Greenlaw

If you've ever had a fantasy of living on a Maine island, this book is for you. It,s just icing on the cake it that is also happens to involve chocolate. Kate Shaffer and her husband moved to remote Isle au...


The Seven Deadly Sins: A Celebration of Vice and Virtue

by Todd McEwan, Ali Smith & John Sutherland

We live with the idea of sin every day – from the greatest transgressions to the tiniest misdemeanours. But surely the concept was invented for an age where divine retribution and eternal punishment dominated...


The Quiet Mind

by John E. Coleman

A fascinating, engaging, and unique memoir, this story covers John Coleman’s life after his cover is blown as a CIA agent in Asia in the late 1950s, leading him to embark on a vigorous pursuit of spiritual...


Classrooms in the Shade

by Shanthee Manjoo

From the opening Sanskrit mantra to the final act of voting in South Africa's first democratic elections, this lyrical memoir provides a unique perspective on South Africa's modern history. The account shows...


Thirty Days with My Father: Finding Peace from Wartime PTSD

by Christal PhD & Edward PhD

When Christal Presley's father was eighteen, he was drafted to Vietnam. Like many men of that era who returned home with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), he was never the same. Christal's father spent...