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Cancer on Five Dollars a Day (chemo not included): How Humor Got Me Through the Toughest Journey of My Life

by Robert Schimmel & Alan Eisenstock

In the spring of 2000, stand-up comedian Robert Schimmel was diagnosed with stage III non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and soon the fire of his white-hot career started to fizzle.

But Schimmel never lost his sense of...


Eleven Out of Ten: The Life and Work of David Pecaut

by Helen Burstyn

David Pecaut effected great change on his adopted city of Toronto. This tireless social and cultural activist and bridge builder had a measureless positive influence on his home. When it became clear that cancer...


Comet's Tale: How the Dog I Rescued Saved My Life

by Steven Wolf & Lynette Padwa

Comet's Tale is a story about a friendship between two former winners, both a little down on their luck, who together stage a remarkable comeback. A former hard-driving attorney, Steven Wolf has reluctantly...


An Eye at the Top of the World

by Pete Takeda

At some point during the inhumanly cold Himalayan winter straddling 1965 and 1966, a peculiar collection of box-shaped objects — one sprouting a six-foot, insect-like antenna — plummets nine thousand feet...


Only God Knows Why: A Mother's Memoir of Death and Rebirth

by Amy Lyon

Losing a child isn't the end of the world. It could be, but it isn't. So what happens to a mother during and after such a life-altering tragedy? Author Amy Lyon invites readers on her journey as she shuffles...


Frantz Fanon: A Biography

by David Macey

Born in Martinique, Frantz Fanon (1925–61) trained as a psychiatrist in Lyon before taking up a post in colonial Algeria. He had already experienced racism as a volunteer in the Free French Army, in which...


Why I Left Goldman Sachs: A Wall Street Story

by Greg Smith

On March 14, 2012, more than three million people read Greg Smith's bombshell Op-Ed in the New York Times titled "Why I Am Leaving Goldman Sachs." The column immediately went viral, became a worldwide trending...


Black White & Jewish

by Rebecca Walker

The Civil Rights movement brought author Alice Walker and lawyer Mel Leventhal together, and in 1969 their daughter, Rebecca, was born. Some saw this unusual copper-colored girl as an outrage or an oddity; others...


The Guy Under the Sheets: The Unauthorized Autobiography

by Chris Elliott

"This hugely entertaining pack of lies reads like a Woody Allen essay from the New Yorker."

-David Pitt, Booklist

Is Chris Elliott a highly successful and beloved comedian-or a slightly dim-witted notalent from...


Winston Churchill and Mackenzie King: So Similar, So Different

by Terry Reardon & the Right Honourable John N. Turner

Born just two weeks apart in 1874, Winston Churchill and William Lyon Mackenzie King took different paths to achieve their objective of a parliamentary career, Churchill through military exploits and King through...


A Different Road: A Memoir

by Arthur Labatt

At times during his early years, Arthur Labatt felt like an observer of his own life: What was he supposed to do next? Where would his decisions take him? How would it all turn out? Labatt was born into privilege,...


Revolution and Rebellion: How Taxes Cost A Governor His Life In 1830s New Mexico

by Frank McCulloch

The year is 1835, the place New Mexico, the hero or villain, depending upon your view is Don Albino Perez. Perez, the newly appointed Mexican governor, is more of an idealist than a politician. He rides north...


Don Jose: An American Soldier's Courage and Faith in Japanese Captivity

by Ezequiel L. Ortiz & James A. McClure

In 1941 the Japanese invaded the Philippines with overwhelming force and forced the surrender of American troops at Bataan and Corregidor. Prisoners of war were subjected to brutal captivity and thousands did...


Adventures of a Soldier in the Great War 1914 - 1918 and some of his Poems

by David, Yuille

"On the 1st of March I joined the 1st Battalion Civil Service Rifles at Watford, after a week's 'recruiting' with the 2nd battalion, having been in training with the 2nd battalion since 31 August 1914 at Somerset...


Changing History

by Irfan Ajmal

Max, is an orphan time- traveller, sent to our time, to change history. He comes from a post-apocalyptic world where adults and children are separated. The young are brainwashed into obedience by the ruling...


Mao: The Real Story

by Alexander V. Pantsov & Steven I Levine

This major new biography of Mao uses extensive Russian documents previously unavailable to biographers to reveal surprising details about Mao’s rise to power and his leadership in China.

Mao Zedong was one...


Wild Company: The Untold Story of Banana Republic

by Mel Ziegler & Patricia Ziegler

With $1,500 and no business experience, Mel and Patricia Ziegler turned a wild idea into a company that would become the international retail colossus Banana Republic. Re-imagining military surplus as safari...


Heisman: The Man Behind the Trophy

by John M Heisman & Mark Schlabach

To the select fraternity of men who have won the Heisman Trophy since its inception in 1935, the award is so much more than just a football trophy. The Heisman is a national symbol of collegiate football experience...


An Angry-Ass Black Woman

by Karen E. Quinones Miller

The autobiographical novel from the author of Uptown Dreams and Satin Doll

Karen E. Quinones Miller is AN ANGRY-ASS BLACK WOMAN

You’d be angry, too . . . if you grew up poorer than poor in Harlem in the 1960s...


Talks with T. G. Masaryk

by Karel Capek & Michael Henry Heim

Never have two such important world figures collaborated in a biography: Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk (1850–1937), the original philosopher-president who founded Czechoslovakia in 1918, and Karel Capek (1890–1938),...