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Devil in the Details: Scenes from an Obsessive Girlhood

by Jennifer Traig

In the bestselling tradition of "Running with Scissors" and "A Girl Named Zippy," Jennifer Traig tells an unforgettable story of youthful obsession.


Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man: A Memoir

by Bill Clegg

Bill Clegg had a thriving business as a literary agent, a supportive partner, trusting colleagues, and loving friends when he walked away from his world and embarked on a two-month crack binge. He had been released...


Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Rendezvous with Destiny

by Frank Freidel

Freidel (history emeritus, Harvard U., U. of Washington), whose four- volume biography of the young FDR concluded with the launching of the New Deal, now offers a one-volume complete biography. Although he details...


Dracula, Prince of Many Faces: His Life and His Times

by Radu R Florescu

Dracula, Prince of Many Faces reveals the extraordinary life and times of the infamous Vlad Dracula of Romania (1431 - 1476), nicknamed the Impaler. Dreaded by his enemies, emulated by later rulers like Ivan...


The Boys of My Youth

by Jo Ann Beard

Rarely does the debut of a new writer garner such attention & acclaim. The excitement began the moment "The Fourth State of Matter," one of the fourteen extraordinary personal narratives in this book, appeared...


Bing Crosby: A Pocketful of Dreams - The Early Years 1903 - 1940

by Gary Giddins

From Bing Crosby's early days in college minstrel shows and vaudeville, to his first hit recordings, from his 11 year triumph as star of America's most popular radio show, to his first success in Hollywood,...


Ballad of the Whiskey Robber: A True Story of Bank Heists, Ice Hockey, Transylvanian Pelt Smuggling, Moonlighting Detectives, and Broken Hearts

by Julian Rubinstein

Part Pink Panther, part Unbearable Lightness of Being, part Slap Shot, this uproariously funny, exuberantly praised book tells the story of Attila Ambrus, a professional hockey goalkeeper (possibly the worst...


The Way Out: A True Story of Ruin and Survival

by Craig Childs

Craig Childs is lost. In a labyrinth of canyons in the American Southwest where virtually nothing else is alive-barely any vegetation, few signs of wildlife, scant traces of any human precursors in this landscape-Childs...


You Are Here: A Memoir of Arrival

by Wesley Gibson

A wonderfully original tale of the disintegration and mutation of an apparently ordinary American family.--Alison Lurie.


Searching for the Sound: My Life with the Grateful Dead

by Phil Lesh, Sherri Flynt & Steve Halliday

In this ruthlessly honest bestseller, the bass player for the greatest improvisational band in American history tells the full, true story of his life, Jerry Garcia, and the Grateful Dead.


Like Family: Growing Up in Other People's Houses, a Memoir

by Paula Mclain

The first book by the author of the New York Times bestseller The Paris Wife is a powerful and haunting memoir of the years she and her two sisters spent as foster children. In the early 70s, after being abandoned...


Hank Williams: The Biography

by Colin Escott, George Merritt & William MacEwen

- Long considered the last word on Hank Williams, this biography has remained continuously in print since its first publication in 1994.- This new edition has been completely updated and includes many previously...


The Real Animal House: The Awesomely Depraved Saga of the Fraternity That Inspired the Movie

by Chris Miller

"Loud, raucous, infantile, racy, and very funny...The book is full of likable eccentrics, sexual shenanigans, and--if you know where to look for them--valuable life lessons."--Booklist

Animal House, the movie,...


The Rolling Stone Interviews

by Jann Wenner

The greatest interviews with the greatest rock stars, movie stars, and cultural icons--uncensored and unfiltered--are published together in one remarkable volume in celebration of "Rolling Stones" 40th anniversary....


Why Sinatra Matters

by Pete Hamill

Shaped by Prohibition, the Depression and World War II, Sinatra became the spokesman of urban loneliness. In this tribute, the author draws upon intimate conversations over the course of many year, examining...


Dream Boogie: The Unmaking of Sam Cooke

by Peter Guralnick

One of the most influential singers and songwriters of all time, Sam Cooke was among the first to blend gospel music and secular themes--the early foundation of soul music. He was the opposite of Elvis: a black...


A Drinking Life: A Memoir

by Pete Hamill

As a child during the Depression and World War II, Pete Hamill learned early that drinking was an essential part of being a man, inseparable from the rituals of celebration, mourning, friendship, romance, and...


The Unwanted: A Memoir of Childhood

by Kien Nguyen

Saigon fell to the Viet Cong on April 30, 1975. Kien Nguyen watched the last U.S. Army helicopter leave without him, without his brother, without his mother, without his grandparents. Left to a nightmarish existence...


American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur 1880 - 1964

by William Manchester

Inspiring, outrageous... A thundering paradox of a man.  Douglas MacArthur, one of only five men in history to have achieved the rank of General of the United States Army. He served in World Wars I, II, and...


When a Crocodile Eats the Sun: A Memoir of Africa

by Peter Godwin

After his father's heart attack in 1984, Peter Godwin began a series of pilgrimages back to Zimbabwe, the land of his birth, from Manhattan, where he now lives. On these frequent visits to check on his elderly...