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Secrets and Lies

by Christine Keeler

Christine Keeler’s name is as synonymous with the sexual revolution as the Pill. Her short affair with the Minister for War, John Profumo, led to the downfall of Harold Macmillan's government and was at the...


The Reading Promise: My Father and the Books We Shared

by Alice Ozma & Jim Brozina

When Alice Ozma was in 4th grade, she and her father decided to see if he could read aloud to her for 100 consecutive nights. On the hundreth night, they shared pancakes to celebrate, but it soon became evident...


You Want Fries with That: A White-Collar Burnout Experiences Life at Minimum Wage

by Prioleau Alexander

Ever fantasized about quitting your job and starting over? Prioleau Alexander did just that. Here is his laugh-out-loud funny, endearing, and humbling exploration of life at minimum wage. Alexander walked away...


Beyond Road's End: Living Free in Alaska

by Ms. Janice Schofield Eaton

Readers tag along with Janice and her husband, Ed as they escape the urban world of 9 to 5, and move to Alaska to build a new life on their own terms iin rural Alaska.


Guinea A Minute

by Godfrey Bloom

Supposedly controversial politician Godfrey Bloom has created an autobiography in a whimsical style with some homespun and sometimes trenchant views. It will come as no surprise that it is not politically correct....


The Last Resort

by Norma Watkins

Raised under the racial segregation that kept her family's southern country hotel afloat, Norma Watkins grows up listening at doors, trying to penetrate the secrets and silences of the black help and of her...


Zero to Breakthrough: The 7-Step, Battle-Tested Method for Accomplishing Goals that Matter

by Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour

"Hang on and watch your life take flight with FlyGirl!"

-Marcia Wieder, CEO and Founder of Dream University

Before she was thirty years old, Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour had become a decorated naval aviator, Camp...


A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter

by William Deresiewicz

Before Jane Austen, William Deresiewicz was a very different young man. A sullen and arrogant graduate student, he never thought Austen would have anything to offer him. Then he read Emma—and everything changed....


Black Milk: On the Conflicting Demands of Writing, Creativity, and Motherhood

by Elif Shafak

A thoughtful and incisive meditation on literature, motherhood, and spiritual wellbeing from Turkey's leading female author

After the birth of her first child, Elif Shafak experienced a profound personal crisis....


Socialism Is Great!: A Worker's Memoir of the New China

by Lijia Zhang

With a great charm and spirit, "Socialism Is Great!" recounts Lijia Zhang's rebellious journey from disillusioned factory worker to organizer in support of the Tiananmen Square demonstrators, to eventually...


Peking Story: The Last Days of Old China

by David Kidd & John Lanchester

For two years before and after the 1948 Communist Revolution, David Kidd lived in Peking, where he married the daughter of an aristocratic Chinese family. "I used to hope," he writes, "that some bright young...


Troublemaker: A Memoir From the Front Lines of the Sixties

by Bill Zimmerman

The political memoir as rousing adventure story—a sizzling account of a life lived in the thick of every important struggle of the era.

April 1973: snow falls thick and fast on the Badlands of South Dakota....


Sideways on a Scooter: Life and Love in India

by Miranda Kennedy

When twentysomething reporter Miranda Kennedy leaves her job in New York City and travels to India with no employment prospects, she longs to immerse herself in the turmoil and excitement of a rapidly developing...


Beaten, Seared, and Sauced: On Becoming a Chef at the Culinary Institute of America

by Jonathan Dixon

Millions of people fantasize about leaving their old lives behind, enrolling in cooking school, and training to become a chef. But for those who make the decision, the difference between the dream and reality...


In Stitches

by Anthony Youn & Alan Eisenstock

Scrubs meets David Sedaris in this hilarious fish-out-of- water memoir about a young Korean-American nerd turned renowned plastic surgeon.

Tony Youn grew up one of two Asian-American kids in a small town where...


Un Amico Italiano: Eat, Pray, Love in Rome

by Luca Spaghetti & Antony Shugaar

"Luca Spaghetti is not only one of my favorite people in the world, but also a natural-born storyteller. . . . This [is a] marvelous book." -Elizabeth Gilbert

When Luca Spaghetti (yes, that's really his name)...


A School for My Village: A Promise to the Orphans of Nyaka

by Twesigye Jackson Kaguri & Susan Urbanek Linville

The extraordinary story of one man's gift to orphaned children in need of hope

Can one person really make a difference in the world? Twesigye Jackson Kaguri overcame tremendous odds as he followed his dream...


Your Voice in My Head: A Memoir

by Emma Forrest

Emma Forrest, a British journalist, was just twenty-two and living the fast life in New York City when she realized that her quirks had gone beyond eccentricity. In a cycle of loneliness, damaging relationships,...


Wait Until Tomorrow: A Daughter's Memoir

by Pat MacEnulty

A mother, writer, and recovered drug addict faces her biggest life challenge.


I, Pierre Seel, Deported Homosexual: A Memoir of Nazi Terror

by Pierre Seel

A new edition of Pierre Seel's moving testimony of deportation for homosexuality--a classic of Holocaust literature