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From This Moment On

by Shania Twain

Now in paperback from superstar Shania Twain, a poignant, heartfelt, and beautifully told account of her hard-scrabble childhood, rise to worldwide fame, and recent personal tragedies.

The world may know Shania...


One Day It'll All Make Sense

by Common & Adam Bradley

From the hip hop icon, Hollywood star, and “a true artist and writer of deep talent” (James McBride, author of The Color of Water)—a candid, New York Times bestselling memoir ranging from his childhood...


The Time of My Life

by Patrick Swayze & Lisa Niemi Swayze

In a career spanning more than thirty years, Patrick Swayze has made a name for himself on the stage, the screen, and television. Known for his versatility, passion and fearlessness, he's become one of our most...


Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain

by Portia de Rossi

“I didn’t decide to become anorexic. It snuck up on me disguised as a healthy diet, a professional attitude. Being as thin as possible was a way to make the job of being an actress easier . . .”

Portia...


The Beat of My Own Drum: A Memoir

by Sheila E. & Wendy Holden

From the Grammy-nominated singer, drummer, and percussionist who is world renowned for her contributions throughout the music industry, a moving memoir about the healing power of music and spiritual growth inspired...


Long Way Down: An Epic Journey by Motorcycle from Scotland to South Africa

by Ewan McGregor & Charley Boorman

Eighteen countries. Five shock absorbers.

Two bikers. One amazing adventure...

After their fantastic trip round the world in 2004, fellow actors and bike fanatics Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman couldn't...


Unbreakable: My Story, My Way

by Jenni Rivera

A New York Times bestseller, this is the official biography from the beloved Mexican-American singer who lost her life in a tragic plane crash.

The only autobiography authorized by Jenni Rivera

"I can’t get...


Impossible Odds: The Kidnapping of Jessica Buchanan and Her Dramatic Rescue by SEAL Team Six

by Jessica Buchanan, Erik Landemalm & Anthony Flacco

A New York Times bestseller!

In 2006, twenty-seven-year-old Jessica Buchanan stepped off a plane in Nairobi, Kenya, with a teaching degree and long-held dreams of helping to educate African children. By 2009,...


Cyndi Lauper: A Memoir

by Cyndi Lauper & Jancee Dunn

Legendary and iconic singer, songwriter, actress and activist Cyndi Lauper offers a personal account of the journey that led her to become an international superstar.

Legendary and iconic singer-songwriter Cyndi...


Forgiveness: A Memoir

by Chiquis Rivera

“I wrote this book not to dismiss a rumor but to share something much more important: my journey to forgiveness.”

Chiquis Rivera is a singer and the daughter of the late music superstar Jenni Rivera. In...


Selena's Secret: The Revealing Story Behind Her Tragic Death

by Maria Celeste Arraras

20th Anniversary Edition

An intimate and investigative portrait of beloved Mexican American singer Selena Quintanilla’s murder by Emmy Award-winning journalist María Celeste Arrarás. Now with a new foreword...


Not Impossible: The Art and Joy of Doing What Couldn't Be Done

by Mick Ebeling

What if you discovered by accident that you could change the world? Mick Ebeling—a film producer by trade, optimist by nature—set out to perform a simple act of kindness that quickly turned into a lifelong...


Let's Go Crazy: Prince and the Making of Purple Rain

by Alan Light

Alan Light, former writer for Rolling Stone, editor-in-chief of Vibe and Spin magazines, and author of The Holy or the Broken, “gets inside Prince’s mind palace in Let’s Go Crazy—a history of the making...


Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: My Life

by Sophia Loren

In her first memoir, the Academy Award–winning actress Sophia Loren tells her incredible life story from the struggles of her childhood in war-torn Naples to her life as a screen legend, icon of elegance,...


Is That All There Is?: The Strange Life of Peggy Lee

by James Gavin

Praised by the New York Times Book Review as “fascinating, suspenseful, careful, musically detailed, and insightful,” this is a long-overdue biography of recording artist and musical legend Peggy Lee.

Miss...


Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain't That Funkin' Kinda Hard On You?: A Memoir

by George Clinton & Ben Greenman

In this seminal music memoir, Father of Funk George Clinton talks four decades of hit songs, drug abuse, the evolution of pop, rock, and soul music, his legal pitfalls, and much much more.

George Clinton began...


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 account of how a rescue cat named Billy transformed her autistic boy’s life.

Louise Booth and her husband had always dreamed...


Liz: An Intimate Biography of Elizabeth Taylor (updated with a new chapter)

by C. David Heymann

Elizabeth Taylor's own story was more dramatic than any part she ever played on the screen. C. David Heymann brings her magnificently to life in this acclaimed biography--updated with a new chapter covering...


Glow: The Autobiography of Rick James

by Rick James & David Ritz

Best known for his song “Super Freak,” hitmaker, singer, innovator, producer, award-winning pioneer in the fusion of funk groove and rock, the late Rick James collaborated with music biographer David Ritz...


Life by the Cup: Inspiration for a Purpose-Filled Life

by Zhena Muzyka

“[Zhena] Muzyka’s charisma leaps off the pages of this unconventional, touching, and personal guide to success” (Publishers Weekly), featuring seventeen soulful lessons and simple rituals for finding your...