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Faith Under Fire: An Army Chaplain's Memoir

by Roger Benimoff & Eve Conant

“Running away from God doesn’t work. I had tried.”

—Roger Benimoff

As he left for his second tour of duty as an Army chaplain in Iraq, Roger Benimoff noted in his journal: I am excited and I am scared....


Opium Fiend: A 21st Century Slave to a 19th Century Addiction

by Steven Martin

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A renowned authority on the secret world of opium recounts his descent into ruinous obsession with one of the world’s oldest and most seductive drugs, in this harrowing memoir of addiction...


Nothing by Chance

by Richard Bach

In Nothing by Chance, Richard Bach shares the adventure of one magical summer he spent as an old-fashioned barnstormer flying an antique biplane. The journey is another soaring adventure of wonder and insight...


Not That You Asked...

by Andy Rooney

Andy Rooney's syndicated newspaper columns and cantankerous "60 Minutes" essays have made him one of the best known curmudgeons in America. Rooney writes about almost everything, boasting in the introduction...


9 Highland Road: Sane Living for the Mentally Ill

by Michael Winerip

Before Julie Callahan came to the house at 9 Highland Road in Glen Cove, New York, she had spent a good part of her young life in mental hospitals, her mental and emotional coherence nearly destroyed by a childhood...


Black Titan: A.G. Gaston and the Making of a Black American Millionaire

by Elizabeth Gardner Hines & Carol Jenkins

The grandson of slaves, born into poverty in 1892 in the Deep South, A. G. Gaston died more than a century later with a fortune worth well over $130 million and a business empire spanning communications, real...


The Rise of Marco Rubio

by Manuel Roig-Franzia

SENATOR MARCO RUBIO has been called the Michael Jordan of Republican politics and a crown prince of the Tea Party. He is a political figure who inspires fierce passions among his supporters—and his detractors....


Racing Through the Dark: Crash. Burn. Coming Clean. Coming Back.

by David Millar

WORLD-CLASS CYCLIST, Tour de France stage winner, and time trial specialist David Millar offers a vivid portrait of his life in professional cycling—including his soul-searing detour into performance-enhancing...


Phantoms on the Bookshelves

by Jacques Bonnet

The enthralling memoir on the art of living with books Phantoms on the Bookshelves considers how our personal libraries reveal our true natures: far more than merely crowded shelves, they are living labyrinths...


Swimming Studies

National Book Critics Circle for Memoir/Autobiography 2012

by Leanne Shapton

Winner of the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award, Autobiography

Swimming Studies is a brilliantly original, meditative memoir that explores the worlds of competitive and recreational swimming. From her...


Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator

by Ryan Holiday

You've seen it all before. A malicious online rumor costs a company millions. A political sideshow derails the national news cycle and destroys a candidate. Some product or celebrity zooms from total obscurity...


Tunney: Boxing's Brainiest Champ and His Upset of the Great Jack Dempsey

by Jack Cavanaugh

Among the legendary athletes of the 1920s, the unquestioned halcyon days of sports, stands Gene Tunney, the boxer who upset Jack Dempsey in spectacular fashion, notched a 77—1 record as a prizefighter, and...


The Life and Writings of Abraham Lincoln

by Abraham Lincoln, Philip Van Doren Stern & Allan Nevins

Abraham Lincoln, the greatest of all American presidents, left us a vast legacy of writings, some of which are among the most famous in our history. Lin-

coln was a marvelous writer--from the humblest letter...


Higher Ground: Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Curtis Mayfield, and the Rise and Fall of Americ an Soul

by Craig Werner

In Higher Ground, one of our most insightful music writers brilliantly reinterprets the lives of three pop geniuses and the soul revolution they launched.

Soul music is one of America's greatest cultural achievements,...


Staring at Sound: The True Story of Oklahoma's Fabulous Flaming Lips

by Jim Derogatis

An engrossing and intimate portrait of the Oklahoma-based psychedelic pop band the Flaming Lips, cult heroes to millions of indie-rock fans.

In July 2002, the Flaming Lips released an ambitious album called Yoshimi...


My Favorite Match: WWE Superstars Tell the Stories of Their Most Memorable Matches

by Jon Robinson

Remember the time Goldust ran over “Rowdy” Roddy Piper in his gold Cadillac? How about when Randy Orton battled Mick Foley with a barbed-wire bat named “Barbie”?

When you ask a WWE Superstar what his...


The Day I Turned Uncool: Confessions of a Reluctant Grown-up

by Dan Zevin

Available for the first time in eBook from the master of “Seinfeld-ian nothingness” (Time) a comic, not-so-coming-of-age tale of transitioning from his twenties to his thirties, recently optioned by Adam...


The Truth About Sorority Girls: What Rush Taught Me About Life, Work, Friendship, and FalseImpressions

by Claudia Welch

Acclaimed author of Sorority Sisters Claudia Welch reveals the truth about her own life as a sorority girl--and it's nothing like you'd expect.

Who doesn't have a ready-made image of a sorority girl? They're...


Amy, My Daughter

by Mitch Winehouse

Candid, compelling, and heartbreaking—a father's story of a talent taken too soon and a legacy that will live on for generations

On July 23, 2011, Amy Winehouse's family, friends, and fans around the world...


Dinner: A Love Story

by Jenny Rosenstrach

Jenny Rosenstrach, and her husband, Andy, regularly, some might say pathologically, cook dinner for their family every night. Even when they work long days. Even when their kids' schedules pull them in eighteen...