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Hillbilly Gothic: A Memoir of Madness and Motherhood

by Adrienne Martini

"My family has a grand tradition. After a woman gives birth, she goes mad. I thought that I would be the one to escape."

So begins Adrienne Martini's candid, compelling, and darkly humorous history of her family's...


Prepared for a Purpose: The Inspiring True Story of How One Woman Saved an Atlanta School Under Siege

by Antoinette Tuff & Alex Tresniowski

The incredible true story of how one woman talked a school shooter down from the brink, and the amazing journey of how God prepared her for that moment.


Unfinished Agenda: Urban Politics in the Era of Black Power

by Junius Williams & Tom Hayden

Unfinished Agenda offers an inside look at the Black Power Movement that emerged during the Civil Rights Movement of the sixties. A political memoir that teaches grass-roots politics and inspires organizing...


Garrow's Law: The BBC Drama Revisited

by John Hostettler & Bryan Gibson

Takes the lid off the prime-time TV series - a must for lawyers and other viewers. For any of the five million people who saw the prime-time BBC series "Garrow's Law" this is an absorbing book. It is written...


Your Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of Your Life

by Jane Pauley

IN 2014, EVERY BABY BOOMER WILL HAVE REACHED THE MILESTONE AGE OF FIFTY. FOR MOST, IT’S NOT AN END BUT THE BEGINNING OF SOMETHING NEW.

This is the awakening of a generation to the opportunities that lie ahead....


Pat and Dick: The Nixons, An Intimate Portrait of a Marriage

by Will Swift

In “the most humanizing portrait of the Nixons we’re likely to have” (Douglas Brinkley, author of Cronkite), a leading historian presents a sweeping portrait of the relationship between Richard and Pat...


The Night of the Gun: A reporter investigates the darkest story of his life. His own.

by David Carr

Do we remember only the stories we can live with?

The ones that make us look good in the rearview mirror? In The Night of the Gun, David Carr redefines memoir with the revelatory story of his years as an addict...


The Secret Man: The Story of Watergate's Deep Throat

by Bob Woodward

In Washington, D.C., where little stays secret for long, the identity of Deep Throat -- the mysterious source who helped Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein break open the Watergate scandal in 1972 -- remained hidden...


Forever Lily: An Unexpected Mother's Journey to Adoption in China

by Beth Nonte Russell

"Will you take her?" she asks.

When Beth Nonte Russell travels to China to help her friend Alex adopt a baby girl from an orphanage there, she thinks it will be an adventure, a chance to see the world. But...


UnGodly: The Passions, Torments, and Murder of Atheist Mada

by Ted Dracos

Obscene, belligerent, obsessive, and brilliant, the infamous and outrageous Madalyn Murray O'Hair succeeded in becoming "America's Most Hated Woman." Now award-winning journalist Ted Dracos reveals the incredible...


Do You Remember Me?: A Father, a Daughter, and a Search for the Self

by Judith Levine

In her award-winning Harmful to Minors, Judith Levine radically disturbed our fixed ideas about childhood. Now, the poignantly personal Do You Remember Me? tackles the other end of life. The book is both the...


In Heaven Everything is Fine: The Unsolved Life of Peter Ivers and the Lost History of New Wave Theatre

by Josh Frank & Charlie Buckholtz

On March 3, 1983, Peter Ivers was found bludgeoned to death in his loft in downtown Los Angeles, ending a short-lived but essential pop cultural moment that has been all but lost to history. For the two years...


I Ain't Scared of You

by Bernie Mac

"My granddaddy would get mad at all of us. He couldn't just get mad at one of us. 'Ain't nobody got...

You know what? Go to bed! All y'all, go to bed!'

It'd be like two o'clock in the afternoon. 'Go to bed!'"...


Swimming in a Sea of Death

by David Rieff

Both a memoir and an investigation, Swimming in a Sea of Death is David Rieff's loving tribute to his mother, the writer Susan Sontag, and her final battle with cancer. Rieff's brave, passionate, and unsparing...


The Rise and Fall of Bear Stearns

by Alan C. Greenberg & Mark Singer

On March 16, 2008, Alan Greenberg, former CEO and current chairman of the executive committee of Bear Stearns, found himself in the company’s offices on a Sunday. More remarkable by far than the fact that...


The Heart Speaks: A Cardiologist Reveals the Secret Language of Healing

by Mimi Guarneri

WEAVING MEDICAL NARRATIVE AND CUTTING-EDGE SCIENCE, DR. MIMI GUARNERI EXPLORES THE FRONTIERS BEYOND THE PHYSICAL HEART.

Every day, 2,600 Americans die of cardiovascular disease -- one person every thirty-three...


Hiding in Hip Hop: On the Down Low in the Entertainment Industry--from Music to Hollywood

by Terrance Dean

Everyone wants to know the truth about their favorite celebrities' heart's desire. Within the masculine culture of Hip Hop and Hollywood, there is a well-known gay subculture that industry insiders are keenly...


Tell Them I Didn't Cry: A Young Journalist's Story of Joy, Loss, and Survival in Iraq

by Jenny Spinner, Jackie Spinner & David Ignatius

When she arrived in Iraq in May 2004 as the most junior member of the Washington Post bureau staff, Jackie Spinner entered a war zone where traditional reporting had become impossible. Bombs were a daily occurrence...


Still Waters

by Jennifer Lauck

Anger is a poison ivy in the heart and if it grows unchecked, it covers all the soft spaces where you love and understand and feel joy.

There's power in anger, sure, a power that can help you survive.

But true...


Ivy Briefs: True Tales of a Neurotic Law Student

by Martha Kimes

From first-day nerves to first-year grades, from bizarre job interviews to bar exam insanity, Ivy Briefs pulls back the curtain on the marbled halls of law school, revealing the absurdity often bubbling beneath...