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My Freshman Year: What a Professor Learned by Becoming a Student

by Rebekah Nathan

After fifteen years of teaching anthropology at a large university, Rebekah Nathan had become baffled by her own students. Their strange behavior—eating meals at their desks, not completing reading assignments,...


Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life

by Melody Moezzi

With candor and humor, a manic-depressive Iranian-American Muslim woman chronicles her experiences with both clinical and cultural bipolarity.

Melody Moezzi was born to Persian parents at the height of the...


I Am Happier to Know You: A Portrait of Egypt, Her People, Faith and Culture, Viewed through the Heart of a Western Woman

by Jeanne Marie Eck

I Am Happier to Know You is the inspiring story of how, on wings of faith, single, midlife author and seasoned freelance journalist Jeanne M. Eck left her comfortable home in Washington, D.C. and moved to Egypt...


Looking for Palestine: Growing Up Confused in an Arab-American Family

by Najla Said

A frank and entertaining memoir-from the daughter of Edward Said-now in paperback.

The daughter of the famous intellectual and outspoken Palestinian advocate Edward Said and a sophisticated Lebanese mother,...


Plenty Enough Suck to Go Around

by Cheryl Wagner

Print and public-radio journalist Wagner describes rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina. . .Despite Kafkaesque experiences with the infamous bureaucratic mess that threatened to undo New Orleans once and for all,...


Things I Learned about My Dad in Therapy Essays

by Heather B Armstrong

I Said Stop Throwing Peas! Dammit!

Whether we've inherited his nose, sense of humor, or entire value system, our dads loom large in who we are and the choices we make. In this collection of true life tales...


Floor Sample

by Julia Cameron

An unflinching memoir by the woman who has helped thousands of people uncover their creative inspiration.

In Floor Sample, the author of the international bestseller The Artist's Way weaves an honest and moving...


The Telling Room: A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World's Greatest Piece of Cheese

by Michael Paterniti

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

NAME ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY

NPR • Entertainment Weekly • Kirkus Reviews • The Christian Science Monitor

In the picturesque village of Guzmán, Spain, in a cave dug...


All You Need to Be Impossibly French: A Witty Investigation into the Lives, Lusts, and Little Secrets of French Women

by Helena Frith Powell

The allure of the Frenchwoman—sexy, sophisticated, flirtatious, and glamorous—is legendary. More than an eye for fashion or a taste for elegance, the French je ne sais quoi embodies the essential ingredients...


Persian Girls: A Memoir

by Nahid Rachlin

For many years, heartache prevented Nahid Rachlin from turning her sharp novelist's eye inward: to tell the story of how her own life diverged from that of her closest confidante and beloved sister, Pari. Growing...


Practically Perfect in Every Way: My Misadventures Through the World of Self-Help--and Back

by Jennifer Niesslein

From Dr. Phil to the Fly Lady??A level-headed, laugh-out-loud tour of the loopy world of self-help.?( Ann Crittenden, author of The Price of Motherhood and If You?ve Raised Kids, You Can Manage Anything)

Jennifer...


Turtle Feet

by Nikolai Grozni

A brilliantly colorful memoir of becoming a monk and a young man's spiritual journey in India.

Nikolai Grozni, a Boston jazz piano prodigy struck by spiritual ennui, suddenly abandoned 15 years of music studies...


The End of the Homosexual?

by Dennis Altman

In The End of the Homosexual? – part memoir/part politics – Dennis Altman connects what has happened within the changing queer world over the past forty years to larger social, political and cultural trends....


Ghaffar Khan

by Rajmohan Gandhi

Born into the Muhammadzai tribe, from the Charsadda valley in the Pakhtun heartland, Abdul Ghaffar Khan was a passionate believer in the nonviolent core of Islam and sought to wean his people the fierce warrior...


Childhood  Days

by Satyajit Ray

Frank and funny, these stories written originally for the Bengali children's magazine Sandesh, are an essential read for all Ray enthusiasts as well as those who want to know Ray, the writer and film-maker,...


Freedom's Child

by Chandralekha Mehta

Freedom was then a far vision, and no one really expected to see a free India in his or her lifetime. The hundreds and thousands of men, women and teenagers, whose stamina and sacrifices led to our independence,...


A Life in Words

by Ismat Chugtai & M Asaduddin

A Life in Words, the first complete translation of Ismat Chughtais celebrated memoir Kaghazi hai Pairahan, provides a delightful account of several crucial years of her life. Alongside vivid descriptions of...


Stealing Buddha's Dinner

by Bich Minh Nguyen

As a Vietnamese girl coming of age in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Nguyen is filled with a rapacious hunger for American identity, and in the pre-PC-era Midwest (where the Jennifers and Tiffanys reign supreme), the...


Redeeming Features

by Nicholas Haslam

From British interior designer Nicholas Haslam, a dazzling and witty account of a frenetic and full life—from the 1940s to the present—in Europe and America, in a crowd of friends and acquaintances that...


My Year Inside Radical Islam: A Memoir

by Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

My Year Inside Radical Islam is a memoir of first a spiritual and then a political seduction. Raised in liberal Ashland, Oregon, by parents who were Jewish by birth but dismissive of strict dogma, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross...