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The Handoff: A Memoir of Two Guys, Sports, and Friendship

by John Tournour & Alan Eisenstock

John Tournour, known to his many listeners and fans as JT the Brick, is one of the biggest sports radio personalities in America. Making it as a sports radio host is almost impossible, and JT went about it in...


Raising Henry: A Memoir of Motherhood, Disability, and Discovery

by Rachel Adams

Rachel Adams's life had always gone according to plan. She had an adoring husband, a beautiful two-year-old son, a sunny Manhattan apartment, and a position as a tenured professor at Columbia University. Everything...


The Allure of the Archives

by Arlette Farge & Natalie Zemon Davis

Arlette Farge's Le Goût de l'archive is widely regarded as a historiographical classic. While combing through two-hundred-year-old judicial records from the Archives of the Bastille, historian Farge was struck...


Ten-Mile Morning: My Journey through Anorexia Nervosa

by Adam Lamparello

Ten-Mile Morning is a true story about a man’s battle to overcome his five-year struggle with anorexia nervosa. Ultimately, however, this is a story of hope and recovery. This moving memoir will inspire you...


Appointments with Heaven: The True Story of a Country Doctor's Healing Encounters with the Hereafter

by Jennifer Schuchmann, Reggie Anderson & Steven Curtis Chapman

When Dr. Reggie Anderson is present at the bedside of a dying patient, something miraculous happens. Sometimes as he sits vigil and holds the patient’s hand . . . he can experience what they feel and see as...


Fear and What Follows: The Violent Education of a Christian Racist, A Memoir

by Tim Parrish

Fear and What Follows is a riveting, unflinching account of the author's spiral into racist violence during the latter years of desegregation in 1960s and 1970s Baton Rouge. About the memoir, author and editor...


It Could Happen to You

by Helen Newlove

When Helen was 20, she met Garry Newlove at a local disco. They married in 1986 and had three daughters. On 10 August 2007, Garry was brutally beaten by a gang of youths outside the family home in Warrington....


A Garden in the Hills

by Katharine Stewart

From the author of the Highland classic A Croft in the Hills, this illustrated book celebrates one of mankind's oldest pleasures. Month by month we are taken through a year in the life of Katharine Stewart's...


The Education of Henry Adams

by Henry Adams

Pulitzer Prize-winning work by distinguished historian recounts search for order in a chaotic world. "A book of unique richness, of unforgettable comment and challenging thought . . ." — The New York Times....


Homeless at Harvard

by John Christopher Frame

Harvard Square is at the center of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and is the business district around Harvard University. It’s a place of history, culture, and some of the most momentous events of the nation. But...


A Walk Through the Dark

by Cecil Murphey, Eva Piper & Don Piper

One day Eva Piper was an elementary school teacher, the mother of three, the beloved wife of a strong, protective husband.

The next day she stood at the bedside of a broken man who could do nothing but moan...


The Man with the Electrified Brain: Adventures in Madness

by Simon Winchester

"A GRIPPING DESCRIPTION OF A JOURNEY TO HELL AND BACK, ONE THAT WILL TAKE ITS PLACE BESIDE WILLIAM STYRON'S 'DARKNESS VISIBLE' AND KAY REDFIELD JAMISON'S 'AN UNQUIET MIND.'" -OLIVER SACKS

"I glanced at myself...


Twin Stars and a Mother from Mars: Heartache and joy in an IVF world

by Tru Spencer

In the beginning, there were two. Somewhere in the middle, she felt like she was the only one on the planet. In the end, was her heart complete? Once you're on, it's difficult to get off, and when Tru Spencer...


And Then Like My Dreams: A Memoir

by Margaret Rose Stringer

A celebration of the career of one of the most respected still photographers in the film industry of the 1970s and 1980s, this is the story of Charles “Chic” Stringer, written by his widow Margaret Rose....


Gardens of Fire: An Investigative Memoir

by Robert Kenny

The Black Saturday bushfires of 7 February 2009 were the most catastrophic in Australia's history. One hundred and seventy three people lost their lives and over two thousand homes were destroyed. Award winning...


Eyes of Silence

by Doug Spahn

Eyes of Silence is a love story. A story of deep and profound love that endures the tragedies and imperfections of our physical existence. Written with simplicity and clarity, it's a story that tries to make...


The Black Sheep

by Ray Burt

From childhood to the present, the author of 'The Black Sheep - the autobiography of a paraplegic ' details the events leading towards his motorbike accident that resulted in his becoming a paraplegic, how his...


A Life in Music

by Daniel Barenboim

A Life in Music reviews five decades of the rich and uniquely varied musical life of Daniel Barenboim. A child prodigy as a pianist and a virtuoso conductor of symphonies and opera, he has known and worked with...


How to Disappear: A Memoir for Misfits

PEN/Ackerley Prize 2012

by Duncan Fallowell

WINNER OF THE 2012 PEN/ACKERLEY PRIZE

A haunting memoir on the nature of belonging and the lure of escape.

In this series of five brilliantly written and irrepressibly quirky travelogues, Duncan Fallowell sets...


Ivy League Stripper: A Memoir

by Heidi Mattson

Heidi Mattson successfully united sex and scholarship to realize a '90s version of the American Dream by becoming a smart, sassy, self-confident stripper while attending Brown University in Providence, Rhode...