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Intimate Strangers: Comic Profiles and Indiscretions of the Very Famous

by Bill Zehme

Schwarzenegger intimidates.

Sharon Stone strips.

Leno and Letterman duel.

In twenty years of raw and raucous celebrity profiles

Irreverently bold journalist Bill Zehme has long been celebrated for his ability...


Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer

by Novella Carpenter

“One of New York Times Top 10 Books of 2009” (Dwight Garner)

"Captivating... By turns edgy, moving, and hilarious, Farm City marks the debut of a striking new voice in American writing." --Michael Pollan,...


Revealing New Worlds: Three Victorian Women Naturalists

by Suzanne Le-May Sheffield

The story of nineteenth-century science often tells a tale of a masculinized professionalizing domain. Scientific man increasingly pushed women out, marginalized them and constructed them as naturally feminine...


The Seducer's Diary

by Søren Kierkegaard, Howard V. Hong & John Updike

"In the vast literature of love, The Seducer's Diary is an intricate curiosity--a feverishly intellectual attempt to reconstruct an erotic failure as a pedagogic success, a wound masked as a boast," observes...


Moon River and Me: A Memoir

by Andy Williams

The New York Times bestselling memoir by "a national treasure" (Ronald Reagan) and one of the twentieth century's most popular and beloved entertainers.

The King of Hearts, The Emperor of Easy, Mr. Moon River-Andy...


Blue Sky July: A Mother's Story of Hope and Healing

by Nia Wyn

Set between the summers of 1998 and 2005, Blue Sky July follows the story of Nia Wyn, a mother who battled against impossible odds to heal her son Joe, who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy soon after he was...


Derek Bailey and the Story of Free Improvisation

by Ben Watson

This brilliant biography of the cult guitar player will likely cause you to abandon everything you thought you knew about jazz improvisation, post-punk and the avant-garde. Derek Bailey was at the top of his...


The Instigator: How Gary Bettman Remade the NHL and Changed the Game Forever

by Jonathon Gatehouse

Two decades of lockouts, soaring ticket prices, and on-ice tinkering have convinced many hard-core fans that the NHL’s long-time commissioner Gary Bettman is the devil in disguise, but this book examines his...


An Afghanistan Picture Show: Or, How I Saved the World

by William T. Vollmann

Never before available in paperback and all but invisible for twenty years, a personal account of the origins of America's longest war.

In 1982, the young William Vollmann worked odd jobs, including as a secretary...


The Fifth Season: Tales of My Life in Baseball

by Donald Honing

If you were much of a boy growing up in the Maspeth section of Queens in the late 1930s and 1940s, you had the baseball fever. It seemed contagious, but it struck mostly from within. . . . Often, in later years,...


Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love

by Thomas Maier

Now a New Showtime Original Series

Showtime's dramatic series Masters of Sex, starring Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan, is based on this real-life story of sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson....


Born Naked

by Farley Mowat

Farley Mowat's outrageous memoir begins with his unlikely conception in a canoe and continues to his boyhood fascination with creatures of the natural world and on to his youthful rambles and adventures. To...


William Booth and His Salvation Army

by David Malcolm Bennett

The filthy back streets of London's East End in the Victorian era were home to very imaginable crime, vice and horror. Many thousands lived there without Christ and without hope, and no one seemed to care. But...


Amy Lowell Anew: A Biography

by Carl Rollyson

Amy Lowell has been extolled as a founding member of the Imagist group, derided as the “demon saleswoman” of poetry, and shunned as a lesbian, cigar-smoking sensationalist. This provocative biography draws...


Beyond the Last Dragon: A life of Edwin Morgan

by James McGonigal

Edwin Morgan's restless imagination moved easily between multiple worlds, voices and identities. His own life story, told here for the first time, also treveals a range of identities - as academic, cultural...


The Girl from Station X: My Mother's Unknown Life

by Elisa Segrave

'A typical day on the 4 to 12 shift, as I am at present, so that the sheer agony of it may be placed on record for me to look back on, perhaps one day in the far distant future when this period may be seen...


Bubble Girl: An Irreverent Journey of Faith

by Kathryn Banakis

Kat Banakis is on her way to becoming a Christian minister. Maybe. Part memoir, part practical theology, Bubble Girl is the story of a young, edgy woman from a big, loud, ethnic Chicago family, deciding who...


Proof of Divine: One Man's Journey from Doubt to Faith, Hope, and Love

by Andrew Murtagh

Proof of Divine presents the journey of author Andrew Murtagh as he straddles the fence between faith and cynicism in an all-or-none look at the greatest story ever told. Blending his family's incredible stories...


The Scent Trail: How One Woman's Quest for the Perfect Perfume Took Her Around the World

by Celia Lyttelton

Lyttelton?s passion for fragrance inspired her to have a signature perfume created just for her?and then to embark on the ultimate olfactory odyssey. Armed with a list of ingredients, she tracked down each component...


It's Never Too Late to Dance: A Memoir

by Rosann Levy

It's Never Too Late To Dance is a memoir that combines stories of self-transformation, business achievement and personal triumph. It's Never Too Late To Dance is a humanistic, intimate journey through life incorporating...