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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...


Tasting Home: Coming of Age in the Kitchen

by Judith Newton

Organized by decade and by the cookbooks that shaped her life, Tasting Home is the history of Judith Newton's emotional education-including her marriage to a gay man-and an exploration of the ways that cooking...


Quotations from Mao Zedong

by Mao Zedong

Commonly known in the West as the "Little Red Book", Quotations of Mao Zedong contains a selection from Mao Zedong's political statements and speeches. From 1964 to 1976, Quotations was published in nearly 50...


In Hindsight, What Really Happened: The Revised Edition: John Edwards, My Daughter, and Me

by Rielle Hunter

Dear readers,

When I wrote What Really Happened I was still very raw from the firestorm that my life had become due to my unwise decision to have an affair with John Edwards, a married man.

I realize now what...


Yé-Yé Girls of '60s French Pop

by Jean-Emmanuel Deluxe & Lio

Yé-Yé means Yeah Yeah! and is best known as a style of '60s pop music heard in France and Québec.


Between the Pipes: A Revealing Look at Hockey's Legendary Goalies

by Randi Druzin & Roy Macgregor

Some NHL goalies are great and others are intriguing, but a dozen of them are legends because they're both. In Between the Pipes, Randi Druzin profiles these athletes, revealing the traits that make each one...


Rescuing Riley, Saving Myself: A Man and His Dog's Struggle to Find Salvation

by Zachary Anderegg & Pete Nelson

American Book Fest's 2014 International Book Awards Finalist

While hiking on a solo vacation in a remote, uninhabitable region of Arizona, Zachary Anderegg happened upon Riley, an emaciated puppy clinging to...


The Calder Family and Other Critters: Portraits and Reflections

by Sandra Calder Davidson & Jed Perl

Alexander Calder was one of the most original artists of the twentieth century and a major figure in American art. Renowned for his mobiles and stabiles, he also created the beloved Calder Circus, an early performance...


My Special Force: The Warrior Who Taught Me The Meaning of Life and Love

by Heather Means

The heartbreaking but inspiring memoir of a young widow and the green beret soldier whose love for her defied geography.


Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life

by Dani Shapiro

“Everything I know about life, I learned from the daily practice of sitting down to write.”

From the best-selling author of Devotion and Slow Motion comes a witty, heartfelt, and practical look at the exhilarating...


My Crazy Century: A Memoir

by Ivan Klima & Craig Cravens

In his intimate autobiography, spanning six decades that included war, totalitarianism, censorship, and the fight for democracy, acclaimed Czech writer Ivan Klíma reflects back on his remarkable life and this...


Onward and Upward: Reflections of a Joyful Life

by Michael

By always testing the limits, a young Michael had a yearning to understand "the secret of life" and began to "see things worth seeing." During the turbulent '60's in San Francisco he makes his first films exploring...


John Wayne: The Man Behind the Myth

by Michael Munn

No legend ever walked taller than Hollywood icon John Wayne. Now, author Michael Munn's startling new biography sets the record straight on why Wayne didn't serve in World War II, on director John Ford's contribution...


Kick the Balls: A Bruising Season in the Life of a Suburban Soccer Coach

by Alan Black

A "hilarious and utterly irreverent tale" (Irvine Welsh) of a year in the life of an abrasive pee-wee soccer coach

Growing up in Scotland, Alan Black learned that soccer was no mere game; it was a matter of...


Queen Anne: The Politics of Passion

by Anne Somerset

She ascended the thrones of England, Scotland and Ireland in 1702, at age thirty-seven, Britain’s last Stuart monarch, and five years later united two of her realms, England and Scotland, as a sovereign state,...


Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

by Harriet Jacobs & Nell Painter

One of the central firsthand accounts of slavery in America

A haunting, evocative recounting of her life as a slave in North Carolina and of her final escape and emancipation, Harriet Jacobs's classic narrative,...


Washington: A Life

Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography 2011

by Ron Chernow

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The 14th Dalai Lama: A Manga Biography

by Tetsu Saiwai

A new way of getting to know one of the world's most beloved spiritual leaders.

Featuring a charmingly illustrated format that will appeal to readers of all ages, this unique biography is an ideal introduction...