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Oscar: The Bionic Cat

by Kate Allan

An amazing true story of feline suvival and human ingenuityWhen Kate Allan's beloved black cat, Oscar, is found lying severely injured in a field near her Jersey home, she is sure the accident-prone feline...


From A to Bee: My First Year as a Beginner Beekeeper

by James Dearsley

Taken from his popular blog, the Surrey Beekeeper, James Dearsley presents the first personal, accessible account of the experience of learning how to harvest bees

Beekeeping . . . oh my . . . what have I...


Victorian Secrets: What a Corset Taught Me about the Past, the Present, and Myself

by Sarah A. Chrisman

On Sarah A. Chrisman’s twenty-ninth birthday, her husband, Gabriel, presented her with a corset. The material and the design were breathtakingly beautiful, but her mind immediately filled with unwelcome views....


Rescuing Riley, Saving Myself: A Man and His Dog's Struggle to Find Salvation

by Zachary Anderegg & Pete Nelson

American Book Fest's 2014 International Book Awards Finalist

While hiking on a solo vacation in a remote, uninhabitable region of Arizona, Zachary Anderegg happened upon Riley, an emaciated puppy clinging to...


To Vegas and Back

by Suzanne Krauss

TO VEGAS and BACK is Casino meets The Burning Bed, peppered with The Glass Castle.  The story begins with a twenty-six-year-old woman living the American dream in the 1960s. She was a homemaker and mother of...


Seasons Among the Vines, New Edition:  Life Lessons from the California Wine Country and Paris 

by Paula Moulton

In this second edition of Seasons Among the Vines, Moulton details the adventures that ensue when she leaves her home in Sonoma to face the unknown in France. In Paris, she has not only the struggles of living...


Girlfag: A Life Told in Sex and Musicals

by Hardy Janet W.

Announcing the long-awaited memoir/exploration by internationally famed Ethical Slut author Janet W. Hardy: Girlfag: A Life Told in Sex and Musicals! Girlfags - women who love, are attracted to, and identify...


Kismet: From the Joy of Romance to the Agony of Alzheimer's

by Van Ingen Elizabeth Gibbons

Liz was a young, naive California girl when she met and married Tony, a dashing Dutch-American international businessman. They met and married in Tehran, and for the next two decades they lived a glamorous life...


Tolstoy in Riyadh: A Story of a Teacher and Her Muse

by Cryer Chris

Chris Cryer's account of life in Saudi Arabia is about real people, not stereotypes In 1982 Chris Cryer was living with her fourteen-year-old son, Marc, in Alabama, where she owned and ran a Montessori preschool....


The Lapp King's Daughter: A Family's Journey Through Finland's Wars

by Katchadourian Stina

This is the story of a Finnish family during World War II, combining a gripping correspondence between the author's parents, who were separated by the war, with the interspersed memories of the author, who was...


And You Thought Accountants Were Boring: My Life Inside Arthur Andersen

by Larry R. Katzen

Ingenuity. Indictments. Injustice. Arthur Anderson: an innovative accounting firm brought down by governmental false accusations. Political fodder in the government's prosecution of Enron, the company was unjustly...


Crash and Burn

by Artie Lange & Anthony Bozza

Veteran comedian Artie Lange turns an unflinching eye and his signature wit on his perilous descent into drug addiction, life-threatening depression, and ultimately, his recovery, in the follow-up to his hilariously...


Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened

by Allie Brosh

FROM THE PUBLISHER:

Every time Allie Brosh posts something new on her hugely popular blog Hyperbole and a Half the internet rejoices.

Touching, absurd, and darkly comic, Allie Brosh’s highly anticipated book...


The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son

by Pat Conroy

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.

 

Pat Conroy’s great success as a writer has always been intimately linked...


Diamond in the Dark: Leaving the Shadow of Abuse

by Phyllis Hain

Phyllis Hain was born in Alabama, the pretty blonde daughter of a Marine sent home from World War II with acute brain trauma. Growing up poor on the Gulf Coast of Florida, she suffered abuse from a father who...


Watching War Films With My Dad

by Al Murray

Al Murray's (AKA The Pub Landlord) musing on his childhood where his fascination with history and all things war began.

Have you ever watched a film with someone who, at the most dramatic scene, argues that the...


A Final Grain of Truth

by Jack Webster

Jack Webster has had a lifetime of adventure as a respected and highly-commended journalist, meeting the rich and famous and experiencing what the world has to offer. From his upbringing in rural Aberdeenshire...


Grains of Truth

by Jack Webster

Scots journalist Jack Webster broadened his audience dramatically in the 1980s when he became the award-winning creator of highly personal documentary films for television. These films were based on his two...


The Adderall Empire: A Life With ADHD and the Millennials' Drug of Choice

by Andrew K. Smith

Andrew K. Smith's hooligan pranks and social impulsiveness paints a picture of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) before medication, and it would seem that the little orange pills could cure his...


Explosion Green: One Man's Journey To Green The World's Largest Industry

by David Gottfried

Explosion Green tells the twenty-year story of the global green building movement through the eyes of David Gottfried, the man who helped start it all.  Explosion Green reveals the inner workings of the building...