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A Fridge for a Picasso

by John Jesse

A gallery of famous and eccentric figures animate this entertaining and informative autobiography. Not least is John Jesse who treats life as fun yet established himself as a respected specialist in his field...


On Immunity

by Eula Biss

Why do we fear vaccines? A provocative examination by Eula Biss, the author of Notes from No Man’s Land, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award

Upon becoming a new mother, Eula Biss addresses a chronic...


A Little Bit Vulnerable

by Janine Turner

In A Little Bit Vulnerable, actress Janine Turner opens up about her private life for the first time claiming she feels, "a little bit vulnerable." In this breathtaking sweep of her half a century of living,...


Eat, Drink and Remarry: Confessions of a Serial Wife

by Margo Howard

Mr. Right #1: A financier who "did deals"  

Mr. Right #2: A fourth-generation German-Jewish funeral director 

Mr. Right #3: A handsome, Ivy League–educated, award-winning actor 

Mr. Right #4: Dr. Perfect,...


The Prince of los Cocuyos

by Richard Blanco

Where am I from? Where do I belong? Who am I? These are the universal questions that have emerged from Richard Blanco's illuminating, story-rich poetry. Now Blanco explores these questions in this vivid account...


Figuring Shit Out: Love, Laughter, Suicide, and Survival

by Amy Biancolli

Amy Biancolli slams into widowhood wondering how fix broken doorknobs and dishwashers and discovers how to fix her broken heart.


A Schoolboy's Wartime Letters: An Evacuee's Life in WWII a Personal Memoir

by Geoffrey Iley

A boy writes home during WWII, revealing his own fascinating story, full of zest for life, information and humour.


When Fraser Met Billy: An Autistic Boy, a Rescue Cat, and the Transformative Power of Animal Connections

by Louise Booth

In the spirit of A Street Cat Named Bob and Dewey comes a mother’s touching, true story of how a rescue cat named Billy transformed her autistic boy’s life.

Louise Booth and her husband had always dreamed...


The Cliff Walk: A Memoir of a Job Lost and a Life Found

by Don J. Snyder

Five years ago, Don Snyder was teaching English at Colgate University. He was forty years old and had a wife, three children, a new baby on the way, and what seemed like a secure middle-class future. But then...


Hyena

by Jude Angelini

Hyena is a collection of autobiographical stories by Jude Angelini, which takes the reader on his journey of heartbreak, depravity, and hilarity, deftly moving between his adult life and his childhood growing...


Fire Shut Up in My Bones

by Charles M. Blow

A  gorgeous, moving memoir of how one of America's most innovative and respected journalists found his voice by coming to terms with a painful past.


The Lodge Women, Their Men and Their Times

by Emily Lodge

From the earliest days of the American colonies, through the Gilded Age, to the late 20th century, The Lodge Women traces a line of the family's remarkable history that is at once intensely personal, political...


On That Day I Left My Boyhood Behind

by Woodcock Norman & Burnett Susan

1914. At 17, Norman Woodcock is called up and leaves the warmth and comfort of the family bakery in Leeds with little more than the uniform on his back. 1919. He returns having witnessed unspeakable horrors,...


More Cock-Eyed Optimism

by Nigel Quiney

This frank and honest memoir follows the life of Nigel Quiney aged twenty-one returning to London from the USA. He re-joins the family business of paper importers Ridley Quiney & Co. and leaves home. The new...


Conversations with My Father: Jack Kyle

by Justine Kyle McGrath

Jack Kyle was the rugby giant of his time, but he is also so much more than a sporting legend. Whilst he was winning a Grand Slam and touring with the Lions, Jack Kyle was also studying to be a doctor. When...


Experience: A Memoir

by Martin Amis

Martin Amis is one of the most gifted and innovative writers of our time. With Experience, he discloses a private life every bit as unique and fascinating as his bestselling novels.

The son of the great comic...


Am I Getting Paid for This?: Memoir of A Career Girl

by Betty Rollin

When Betty Rollin graduated from college in the late 1950s, she couldn’t find a husband and she didn’t want to be a secretary. So, in the days before women’s liberation, she started a career—or, as she...


The Yellow World: How Fighting for My Life Taught Me How to Live

by Albert Espinosa

A sensational memoir with all the emotional power of The Fault in Our Stars, The Yellow World is the story of cancer and survival that has moved and inspired readers around the world.

 

My heroes don’t wear...


The Coconut Latitudes: Secrets, Storms, and Survival in the Caribbean

by Rita M. Gardner

A father makes the fateful decision to leave a successful career in the US behind and move to an isolated beach in the Dominican Republic. He plants ten thousand coconut seedlings, transplants his wife and two...


Conversations with Freddie Mercury

by Ronald Ritter & Sussan Evermore

Meet the real Freddie Mercury, the iconic vocalist of Queen who died in 1991. We make contact through Sussan (the host) who connects to him via a process channeling that allows Freddie to use the hosts vocabularly...