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The Child Poet

by Homero Aridjis & Chloe Aridjis

Homero Aridjis has always said that he was born twice. The first time was to his mother in April 1940 and the second time was as a poet, in January 1951. His life was distinctly cleaved in two by an accident....


Reasons to Stay Alive

by Matt Haig

One of Entertainment Weekly's 25 most anticipated books of 2016—Matt Haig’s accessible and life-affirming memoir of his struggle with depression, and how his triumph over the illness taught him to live

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Sunny's Nights: Lost and Found at a Bar on the Edge of the World

by Tim Sultan

Imagine that Alice had walked into a bar instead of falling down the rabbit hole. In the tradition of J. R. Moehringer’s The Tender Bar and the classic reportage of Joseph Mitchell, here is an indelible portrait...


Dammit I Love You

by Scott Bradley Smith & Anita Kulina

Love can hurt. We all know that. Whether the love has been a parent, a child, a lover, a friend, we've all walked into a situation with stars in our eyes and left with a black eye instead.

The 15 courageous...


Comrade Huppert: A Poet in Stalin's World

by George Huppert

After discovering the autobiography of the Austrian communist and writer Hugo Huppert (1902-1982), historian George Huppert became absorbed in the life and work of this man, a Jew, perhaps a relative, who was...


Currahoo to Santiago My Camino : A Pilgrim's Journey to the Shrine of St James

by James Keoghan

On the 27th of December 1601, three days after the battle of Kinsale, Red Hugh O'Donnell set sail from Castletownsend on the south coast of Ireland for Spain, to seek military assistance. Through a quirk of...


More Was Lost: A Memoir

by Eleanor Perenyi & J.D. Mcclatchy

Best known for her classic book Green Thoughts: A Writer in the Garden, Eleanor Perényi led a worldly life before settling down in Connecticut. More Was Lost is a memoir of her youth abroad, written in the...


Through the Shadows with O. Henry: The Unlikely Friendship of Al Jennings and William Sydney Porter

by Al Jennings

Al Jennings lived a life more akin to tall tales than reality. He was an attorney in business with his two brothers in Oklahoma until one was killed and the other wounded in a shootout with a rival attorney....


Free Refills: A Doctor Confronts His Addiction

by Peter Grinspoon

Free Refills is the harrowing tale of a Harvard-trained medical doctor run horribly amok through his addiction to prescription medication, and his recovery.

Dr. Peter Grinspoon seemed to be a total success: a...


A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy

by Sue Klebold & Andrew Solomon

On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold walked into Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. Over the course of minutes, they would kill twelve students and a teacher and wound twenty-four others...


Wedding Planner Problems

by Crystal Adair-Benning

Weddings saved my life. Literally. 

From the time I was a broke university student, to the time I was diagnosed with the Big C and given months to live, even when my own marriage failed...weddings saved my...


The Ribbons Are for Fearlessness: My Journey from Norway to Portugal beneath the Midnight Sun

by Catrina Davies

“Read this book if you have ever loved and lost. . . . It will inspire you.” —Monique Roffey, author of With the Kisses of His Mouth

Fuzzy-haired, neurotic, cello-playing Catrina is devastated when her lover,...


Love Sick

by Cory Martin

At 28, Cory Martin thought she had it all, a budding career as a writer in Hollywood, an apartment of her own, and a healthy obsession with yoga. But when she found herself on the floor of her apartment wailing...


Liar: A Memoir

by Rob Roberge

An intense memoir about mental illness, memory and storytelling, from an acclaimed novelist.

 

When Rob Roberge learns that he's likely to have developed a progressive memory-eroding disease from years of hard...


Travels with Harley: Journeys in Search of Personal and National Identity

by Holshek Christopher

Colonel Holshek infuses a road trip across the United States with ruminations on what it means to be an American in today's world.


The Girl Behind the Door: A Father's Quest to Understand His Daughter's Suicide

by John Brooks

An award-winning, candid, and compelling story of an adoptive father’s search for the truth about his teenage daughter’s suicide: “Rarely have the subjects of suicide, adoption, adolescence, and parenting...


A Life for Freedom: The Mission to End Racial Injustice in South Africa

by Denis Goldberg & Z. Pallo Jordan

From June 1963 to October 1964, ten antiapartheid activists were tried at South Africa's Pretoria Supreme Court. Standing among the accused with Nelson Mandela, Ahmed Kathrada, and Walter Sisulu was Denis Goldberg....


Tent Life in Siberia

by George Kennan

The attempt which was made by the Western Union Telegraph Company, in 1865-66 and 67, to build an overland line to Europe via Alaska, Bering Strait, and Siberia, was in some respects the most remarkable undertaking...


Diary of a F.A.T. (Fed Up and Tired) Girl

by Tanisha Thomas

After years of seeking self-acceptance and struggling to find the One, Tanisha Thomas is F.A.T.: fed up and tired. In her searingly honest memoir, the breakout star of Bad Girls Club dishes on her journey from...


Native: Dispatches from an Israeli-Palestinian Life

by Sayed Kashua

Sayed Kashua has been praised by the New York Times as “a master of subtle nuance in dealing with both Arab and Jewish society.” An Arab-Israeli who lived in Jerusalem for most of his life, Kashua started...