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The Cooked Seed: A Memoir

by Anchee Min

In 1994, Anchee Min made her literary debut with a memoir of growing up in China during the violent trauma of the Cultural Revolution. Red Azalea became an international bestseller and propelled her career as...

Saul Bellow's Heart: A Son's Memoir

by Greg Bellow

A warm and affectionate, yet strikingly honest memoir about Saul Bellow by his son Gregory.

Lost Cat: A True Story of Love, Desperation, and GPS Technology

by Caroline Paul

A Finalist for the 26th Lambda Literary Award

Caroline Paul was recovering from a bad accident and thought things couldn't get worse. But then her beloved cat Tibia disappeared. She and her partner, illustrator...

Al Capp: A Life to the Contrary

by Denis Kitchen & Michael Schumacher

Finally, a full biography of Will Eisner, creator of classic Golden Age

superhero The Spirit and the father of the American graphic novel.

Vow: A Memoir of Marriage (and Other Affairs)

by Wendy Plump

Monogamy is one of the most important vows we make in our marriages. Yet it is a rare spouse who does not face some level of temptation through the allure of other people. Sometimes the issues are resolved before...

Patsy: The Story of Mary Cornwallis West

by Tim Coates

This is the story of Mary Cornwallis West, who was called Patsy by her family and close friends. High class and Irish born, she married when she was sixteen and had a long affair with Edward, the Prince of Wales,...

Babysitting George: The Last Days of a Soccer Icon

by Celia Walden

A moving account of a rookie journalist's memorable summer in the company of world-renowned soccer star George Best, as he neared the end of his life.

The Shadow Scholar: How I Made a Living Helping College Kids Cheat

by Dave Tomar

The shocking story of one man's ten-year career working on the academic black market.

My First Coup d'Etat: And Other True Stories from the Lost Decades of Africa

by John Dramani Mahama

From the Vice President of Ghana, a coming-of-age memoir in the form of fable-like tales of the little-written-about post-colonial years in the country widely hailed as Africa's success story-- and of the burgeoning...

Marilyn: The Passion and the Paradox

by Lois Banner

Like her art, Marilyn Monroe was rooted in paradox: She was a powerful star and a childlike waif; a joyful, irreverent party girl with a deeply spiritual side; a superb friend and a narcissist; a dumb blonde...

Fire in the Belly: The Life and Times of David Wojnarowicz

by Cynthia Carr

The first full biography of legendary East Village artist and gay activist David Wojnarowicz, whose work continues to provoke twenty years after his death.

The Queen of Whale Cay: The Eccentric Story of "Joe" Carstairs, Fastest Woman on Water

by Kate Summerscale

From the bestselling, multi-award-winning author of The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher, her very first book, a daring biography of a true eccentric.

How to Cook Like a Man: A Memoir of Cookbook Obsession

by Daniel Duane

Julie and Julia meets Home Game in this funny and heartfelt memoir of a faltering new father who teaches himself to cook -- and by finding his way in the kitchen, becomes more fully the man of the house.

Good in a Crisis: A Memoir of Divorce, Dating, and Other Near-Death Experiences

by Margaret Overton

Honest, hopeful, hilarious--the smartest, most knowing account of a woman and the calamities of midlife since Nora Ephron's wryly humorous Heartburn.