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Hello Life: Not All Spiritual Journeys Lead to Religion

by Kristen Maxwell

In a very human story about transformation, this autobiography documents one woman's journey from devout Christian (Mormon) to independent agnostic. Full of humor and attitude, you'll be taken on an outrageous...


Growing up in Lee-on-the-Solent

by John W Green

John Green's family moved to Lee-on-the-Solent just in time for the outbreak of war in 1939. For a seven-year-old, war sounded like an exciting adventure, but as he sheltered with his mother and sister under...


HOPEFUL - an autobiography

by Omid Djalili

Omid Djalili's fascinating story begins with an unconventional childhood spent at his family's London guesthouse for visiting Iranians. At school he is kept busy with the beginnings of a passionate love affair...


Isis in America: The Classic Eyewitness Account of Madame Blavatsky's Journey to America and theOccult Revolution She Ignited

by Henry S Olcott

Theosophical Society cofounder Colonel Henry Steel Olcott's memoirs cover his years with Madame Helena Petrovna Blavatsky and the birth of the American occult-part of the new Tarcher Supernatural Library.

There...


My Diary: August 30th to November 5th, 1874

by Cornelia Adair, Malcolm Thurgood & Montagu K. Brown

Cornelia Wadsworth Adair's ancestors had pioneered in western New York, where they opened and developed large, palatial estates; and the life they lived was elegant and aristocratic. Adair too was discreetly...


Stolen: The True Story of a Sex Trafficking Survivor

by Katariina PhD Rosenblatt & Cecil Murphey

A dramatic memoir of an American woman who as a child was recruited, bought, and sold as a victim of the sex trade without ever leaving US borders.


Maralinga: The Chilling Expose of Our Secret Nuclear Shame and Betrayal of Our Troops and Country

by Frank Walker

Who really paid the price for the British nuclear tests in the Australian outback?

In the 1950s and 60s, the British government, working with the Australian government, conducted nuclear tests at Monte Bello...


Hell:  My Life in the Squirrel Nut Zippers

by Tom Maxwell

The Swing Movement -- all jazz hands and high-waisted pants -- advanced and receded in good order. I wrote this book to tell the other side of the story. I want you to know about the oddball collection of iconoclasts...


Worn Stories

by Emily Spivack

Everyone has a memoir in miniature in at least one piece of clothing. In Worn Stories, Emily Spivack has collected over sixty of these clothing-inspired narratives from cultural figures and talented storytellers....


Wildcat Memories: Inside Stories from Kentucky Basketball Greats

by Doug Brunk & Dan Issel

Since the tenure of Coach Adolph Rupp, the University of Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team has been a virtual powerhouse, repeatedly dominating the Southeastern Conference and garnering eight national...


I Came Out Sideways: From Liverpool to Another Place

by George Porter

George Porter was born on the fault-line, that perilous place where he lived neither in material comfort nor in abject poverty. To one side of his family's cramped home in Waterloo, were the terrors of the Liverpool...


Without Knowing Mr Walkley

by Edith Olivier

"Nowadays, one meets fewer 'Characters' than of old, and life seems to be far more uniform. Everyone knew some oddities in their childhood, curious people who looked and behaved quite unlike others, but such...


Wiltshire

by Edith Olivier

'This "landscape of the uplands" has been described as "an ocean of rolling grass"; and, with its distinct and yet unaccented separateness, it looks like the green eye of England.'

Originally compiled by the...


Night Thoughts of a Country Landlady

by Edith Olivier

"When the War drove her to fill the house with strange guests, it also drove her to fill her diary with strange thoughts... This broadened hospitality, and these unaccustomed contacts, completely changed for...


Country Moods and Tenses

by Edith Olivier

'. . . let the townsman say what he will, country life has more variety . . .'

A contemporary of Cecil Beaton, Siegfried Sassoon and Rex Whistler, Edith Olivier is best known for her first book, the novella,...


On Gold Mountain

by Lisa See

Out of the stories heard in her childhood in Los Angeles's Chinatown and years of research, See has constructed this sweeping chronicle of her Chinese-American family, a work that takes in stories of racism...


Bespotted: My Family's Love Affair with Thirty-Eight Dalmatians

by Linda Gray Sexton

The Sexton family's long love affair with the Dalmatian began in Linda's childhood. There, on a snowy morning in the family home just outside Boston, LInda heard a whimpering coming from the basement. She discovered...


Misdiagnosed: One Woman's Tour of--And Escape From--Healthcareland

by Jody Berger

"Berger movingly details her journey to healing. Her indefatigable quest...underscores the fact that there is no such thing as one size fits all in medicine."-Gayatri Devi, MD, clinical associate professor,...


Timeless

by Lucinda Franks

"Words by the millions have been printed about you, but none have revealed your real life, your secret life—–which is that you belong to me." In this beautifully rendered literary memoir, Lucinda Franks,...


Weightless: My Life as a Fat Man and How I Escaped

by Gregg McBride & Joy Bauer

The inspiring true story of one man’s triumph in his lifelong struggle with his weight.