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Alligator Candy: A Memoir

by David Kushner

From award-winning journalist David Kushner, a regular contributor to Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and other premier magazines, Alligator Candy is a reported memoir about family, survival, and...

Ubuntu: One Woman's Motorcycle Odyssey Across Africa

by Heather Ellis

As you travel Africa, you will find the way of ubuntu - the universal bond that connects all of humanity as one.

At the age of twenty-eight, while sitting in a friend's backyard in the remote mining township...

Musings of a Manic: Personal Reflections of Idealism and Activism

by John P Feldman

This is a collection of narratives about the author’s desire for social change and the championing of gay rights -- even before it was popular. This is the life’s account of John P. Feldman, who, as an isolated...

Thatcher Stole My Trousers

by Alexei Sayle

'What I brought to comedy was an authentic working-class voice plus a threat of genuine violence - nobody in Monty Python looked like a hard case who'd kick your head in.'

In 1971 comedians on the working men's...

Up Spirits: A young tot-drinker's memoir

by Peter Broadbent

Until that fateful day in 1970 when the Royal Navy abolished the rum ration, the one thing that every Royal Navy sailor could rely on was that 'Up Spirits' would be piped at approximately 11:45 each day . 'Tot-time'...

On the Stage and Off

by Jerome K. Jerome

This book contains Jerome K. Jerome's 1891 monograph on stage productions, entitled "On the Stage and Off". Within this work, Jerome reflects on his personal experiences - both good and bad - working as an actor...

Two Years Before the Mast - A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea

by R. H. Dana

A detailed, almost daily, record giving an accurate and authentic narrative of over two years in the life of a common sailor before the mast in the American merchant service of the early 1800s. The book is written...

Cards for Brianna: A Mom's Messages of Living, Laughing, and Loving as Time Is Running Out

by Heather McManamy & William Croyle

Though the end of your life may be near, it doesn't mean you have to stop living

After being diagnosed in her early thirties with terminal breast cancer, Heather McManamy felt like her life was crumbling. Her...

None Call Me Dad

by Ky Owen

None Call Me Dad is the true, mesmerizing story of a 21st Century dad. On two weeks notice, Ky Owen becomes an adoptive father to a six-year-old son. Five years later, on two days notice, he becomes a father...

Back Seat with Fish: A Man's Adventures in Angling and Romance

by Henry Hughes

Henry Hughes has been fishing his entire life. But unlike those who stick to their local stream, Hughes has traveled the world in search of new and exciting adventures.

Back Seat with Fish is unlike any memoir...

Until We Are Free: My Fight for Human Rights in Iran

by Shirin Ebadi

The first Muslim woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, Shirin Ebadi has inspired millions around the globe through her work as a human rights lawyer defending women and children against a brutal regime in...

Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death, and Redemption in an American Prison

by Shaka Senghor

New York Times Bestseller

In 1991, Shaka Senghor was sent to prison for second-degree murder. Today, he is a lecturer at universities, a leading voice on criminal justice reform, and an inspiration to thousands....

The Cost

by Ali Husnain & J. Chester

Born into a prominent Shia Muslim family in Pakistan, Ali had it all—prestige, security, wealth, social status. The Cost is the extraordinary story of his dramatic encounter with Jesus that would change...

Love, Loss, and What We Ate

by Padma Lakshmi

A vivid memoir of food and family, survival and triumph, Love, Loss, and What We Ate traces the arc of Padma Lakshmi’s unlikely path from an immigrant childhood to a complicated life in front of the camera—a...

The Whole Tooth: More Humorous (and Sometimes Touching) Tales from a Globe-Trotting Dentist's Storied Life

by Carroll James

Dr. Carroll James has heard this uncomplimentary comment all too often, and while not taking it personally, he does note the unique and often quirky personalities of the patients he treats. 

The Whole Tooth...

Most of These Stories are Somewhat True

by Jeff Mackwood

”This is a tale of adventure and athletics, of family and friends, of courage and humour... Jeff Mackwood’s lively vignettes form a vivid memoir revealing a sensitive and caring father, husband and son...

#5 Samaritan Court

by Maria Mai-Thuy Swenka

Mai-Thuy Swenka’s moving and powerful biography, #5 Samaritan Court, will challenge everything you think you know about the Vietnam War, the devastation of its people, and the unbridled heroism of its survivors. ...

Vessels: A Love Story

by Daniel Raeburn

An unforgettable portrait of a marriage tested to its limits.

When Dan, a writer with a passion for underground comics, and his wife Bekah, a potter dedicated to traditional Japanese ceramics, met through a...

Girls I Never Married: a memoir

by Daniel Lusk

Poet Daniel Lusk’s story begins in Iowa at the end of the Great Depression.

He was born to devoutly religious parents who “were renters and debtors, the

working poor.” Like many writers of his generation,...

My Journey Through War and Peace:Explorations of a Young Filmmaker, Feminist and Spiritual Seeker: Explorations of a Young Filmmaker, Feminist and Spi

by Melissa Burch

My Journey Through War and Peace: Explorations of a Young Filmmaker, Feminist and Spiritual Seeker is an adventure spiritual memoir about a woman in her twenties who seeks self-discovery and connection to something...