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Susan Sontag: The Complete Rolling Stone Interview

by Cott Jonathan

"One of my oldest crusades is against the distinction between thought and feeling, which is really the basis of all anti-intellectual views: the heart and the head, thinking and feeling, fantasy and judgment...


Bernard Berenson: A Life in the Picture Trade

by Cohen Rachel

When Gilded Age millionaires wanted to buy Italian Renaissance paintings, the expert whose opinion they sought was Bernard Berenson, with his vast erudition, incredible eye, and uncanny skill at attributing...


Sun Chief: The Autobiography of a Hopi Indian, Second Edition

by Talayesva Don C. & Leo W. Simmons

First published in 1942, Sun Chief is the autobiography of Hopi Chief Don C. Talayesva and offers a unique insider view on Hopi society. In a new Foreword, Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert situates the book within...


Britten

by David Matthews

A uniquely personal and centenary-year biography by fellow composer, former assistant, and lifelong friend of Benjamin Britten, David Matthews.


Still a Kid at Heart: My Life in Baseball and Beyond

by Phil Pepe, Gary Carter & Johnny Bench

In his new book, Still a Kid at Heart, written with longtime New York baseball writer Phil Pepe, Carter writes of his love for the game, the personalities on and off the field who have enriched his life, and...


They Call Him Cale: The Life and Career of NASCAR Legend Cale Yarborough

by Joe McGinnis & Humpy Wheeler

The story of Cale's life, told for the first time ever in this authorized biography, is a tale of adventure, perseverance, and, above all, desire. After 43 years as a NASCAR driver and owner, Cale amassed a...


Standing Tall: The Kevin Everett Story

by Sam Carchidi

As a powerfully built, third-year tight end with the Buffalo Bills, Kevin Everett had it all: a promising NFL future, a beautiful girlfriend whom he planned to marry, and an engaging personality that made him...


Drawn from Shadows Into Truth: A Memoir

by Ray Ryland

A fascinating autobiography in the spirit of Bl. John Henry Newman, Drawn from Shadows Into Truth: A Memoir is the intriguing story of how a married minister in the Disciples of Christ eventually came to be...


Since Then: How I Survived Everything and Lived to Tell About It

by David Crosby & Carl Gottlieb

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.


Eavesdropping: A Memoir of Blindness and Listening

by Stephen Kuusisto

A memoir of blindness and listening rendered with a poet's delight by the author of the acclaimed Planet of the Blind. Blind people are not casual listeners. Blind since birth, Stephen Kuusisto recounts with...


Wellington: The Path to Victory 1769-1814

by Muir Rory

The Duke of Wellington was not just Britain’s greatest soldier, although his seismic struggles as leader of the Allied forces against Napoleon in the Peninsular War deservedly became the stuff of British national...


Jonathan Swift: His Life and His World

National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography 2013

by Damrosch Leo

Jonathan Swift is best remembered today as the author of Gulliver’s Travels, the satiric fantasy that quickly became a classic and has remained in print for nearly three centuries. Yet Swift also wrote many...


Spelling It Like It Is

by Tori Spelling

THE REALITY BEHIND REALITY TV—HOLLYWOOD’S FAVORITE MOM-STAR TELLS IT LIKE IT IS

Tori Spelling is the first to admit that the “reality” behind her popular television show, Tori & Dean, isn’t always real....


The Family File

by Mark Aarons

In early 1965 at age thirteen, Mark Aarons came under the "adverse notice" of ASIO, which opened volume one of his nine-volume security file. Mark was following in the footsteps of his father, Laurie Aarons,...


Hostile Seas: A Mission in Pirate Waters

by JL Savidge

Set in 2008, Hostile Seas is a personal account of life on board Canadian naval ship HMCS Ville de Québec as the crew attempts to escort pirate-menaced cargo ships carrying World Food Programme aid to Mogadishu....


The Love You Make: An Insider's Story of the Beatles

by Peter Brown & Steven Gaines

Here is the national bestseller that Newsday called “the most authoritative and candid look yet at the personal lives…of the oft-scrutinized group.” In The Love You Make, Peter Brown, a close friend of...


Strength of a Champion: Finding Faith and Fortitude Through Adversity

by Peter Schrager, O.J. Brigance & Ray Lewis

As the Baltimore Ravens made their improbable march to victory in Super Bowl XLVII, they turned to their senior advisor of player development, O.J. Brigance, for inspiration each and every Sunday.

Following a...


Americashire: a Field Guide to a Marriage

by Jennifer Richardson

Jennifer Richardson and her husband bought a cottage in the Cotswolds in the hopes of finding respite from their stressful London existence-but instead, their new rural life forced Richardson to confront her...


Journey of Memoir: The Three Stages of Memoir Writing

by Linda Joy Myers

A unique workbook from National Association of Memoir Writers founder Linda Joy Myers that offers the tools writers need to begin, develop, and complete a memoir, including lessons on how to write a great scene,...


Splitting the Difference: A Heart-Shaped Memoir

by Tre Miller Rodriguez

Widowed at 34, Tré Miller Rodríguez finds New York life difficult to bear, so she sets off to travel the world, her husband's ashes in hand. This spontaneous act becomes a self-searching journey-one that ultimately...