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Rush Limbaugh: An Army of One

by Zev Chafets

"Chafets has seen more of the pundit's personal world than any other journalist." -The Washington Post

People tend to remember the moment they first heard The Rush Limbaugh Show on the radio. For Zev Chafets,...


Some Girls: My Life in a Harem

by Jillian Lauren

A jaw-dropping story of how a girl from the suburbs ends up in a prince's harem, and emerges from the secret Xanadu both richer and wiser

At eighteen, Jillian Lauren was an NYU theater school dropout with a...


Rat Girl: A Memoir

by Kristin Hersh

The founder of a cult rock band shares her outrageous tale of growing up much faster than planned.

In 1985, Kristin Hersh was just starting to find her place in the world. After leaving home at the age of...


Are You My Guru?: How Medicine, Meditation & Madonna Saved My Life

by Wendy Shanker

Read Wendy Shanker's blogs and other content on the Penguin Community.

From the author of The Fat Girl's Guide to Life—an insightful and humorous memoir of one woman's quest to navigate the world of alternative...


Meetings: Autobiographical Fragments

by Martin Buber

Meetings sets forth the life of one of the twentieth-century's greatest spiritual philosophers in his own words. A glittering series of reflections and narratives, it seeks not to describe his life in its full...


What We Have: A Memoir

by Amy Boesky

An inspiring true story of the women in one family and their fight against cancer that Patricia Wood, author of Lottery, calls "utterly breathtaking".

At thirty-two, Amy Boesky had it all: a wonderful new...


War, Through the Eyes of a Child

by Violet Apted

Synopsis:

Imagine if you will, living through World War II in England. The times were traumatic and terrifying. Now imagine that you are seeing the war Through the Eyes of a Child.

Author Violet Apted describes...


The Goddess of War: A True Story of Passion, Betrayal and Murder in the Old West

by Dennis McCown

John Wesley Hardin is the most famous gunfighter of the American Wild West. The subject of conversations from the Mexican border to the rowdy saloons of Kansas, he was the greatest celebrity of the age. He wrote...


Chief Complaint: Brain Tumor

by John Kerastas

At 57 years old, John Kerastas thought he was the poster child for fifty-year old healthiness: he competed in triathlons, rode in 100 mile biking events and ate a healthy diet chock full of organic vegetables....


Fury: True Tales of a Good Girl Gone Ballistic

by Koren Zailckas

The author of the New York Times bestseller Smashed "puts a voice to a generation with their own issues with rage" (San Francisco Book Review)

Written when she was just twenty-three, Koren Zailckas's memoir Smashed:...


Edith Wharton as Spatial Activist and Analyst

by Reneé|| Somers

Because she devoted much of her life to exploring the relationships that exist between people and their built environment, Edith Wharton developed a set of philosophies that she expressed in many arenas, including...


Revisiting Vietnam: Memoirs Memorials Museums

by Julia Bleakney

This book explores the memorializing practices of American veterans of the Vietnam War at several of the most significant contemporary sites of memory in the United States and Vietnam. These sites include veterans'...


Bits & Pieces of a Broken Heart

by Janice Angela Burt

Have you ever felt that you weren't good enough? Have you ever felt unworthy of love? Have you ever lived your life in a constant state of fear? Was it fear of rejection? Fear of failure? Have you ever wished...


The Hite Report on Shere Hite: Voice of a Daughter in Exile: Voice of a Daughter in Exile

by Shere Hite

Shere Hite's groundbreaking Hite Reports have had a profound and lasting influence. Hite writes here for the first time about growing up in rural Missouri, the early feminist movement, her private life and sexual...


Getting a Grip: On My Game, My Body, My Mind... My Self

by Monica Seles

At the age of sixteen, Monica Seles crashed on to the world tennis scene by becoming the youngest winner in French Open History. For three years, she dominated the tennis circuit, racking up eight Grand Slam...


Barack Obama: In His Own Words

by Lisa Rogak

Since delivering his keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, Barack Obama has been hailed as the clear saviour of not only the Democratic party, but of the integrity of American politics.

...


On the Road with George Melly

by Digby Fairweather

In this compelling and moving account of the marvellous Melly's last five years, on- and off-stage, the eminent jazz trumpeter, Digby Fairweather, whose band has accompanied Melley during this period, captures...


Struth: The Story of an Ibrox Legend

by David Leggat

Bill Struth was one of the most successful, outstanding and charismatic managers in football history. He won an astonishing eighteen league championships, ten Scottish Cups and two League Cups with Rangers,...


Men We Reaped: A Memoir

by Jesmyn Ward

In this stirring and clear-eyed memoir, the 2011 National Book Award winner contends with the deaths of five young men dear to her, and the still great risk of being a black man in the rural South.

�We saw...


The Bandit of Kabul: Counterculture Adventures Along the Hashish Trail and Beyond . . .

by Jerry Beisler

Filled with cutting-edge, global commentary on the last days of the legal Afghanistan-to-Amsterdam hash-smuggling route, this memoir tells of Jerry Beisler’s adventures around Asia and the United States. Complete...