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Darling: A Spiritual Autobiography

by Richard Rodriguez

An award–winning writer delivers a major reckoning with religion, place, and sexuality in the aftermath of 9/11

Hailed in The Washington Post as “one of the most eloquent and probing public intellectuals...


In My Shoes: A Memoir

by Tamara Mellon & William Patrick

When Tamara Mellon’s father lent her the seed money to start a high-end shoe company, he cautioned her: “Don’t let the accountants run your business.” Little did he know. Over the next fifteen years,...


She's the Boss: The Disturbing Truth About Nancy Pelosi

by Rochelle Schweizer

Why Is Nancy Pelosi the Most Dangerous Woman in America?

Most people see Pelosi exactly the way she wants them to: a cultured San Franciscan politician from an esteemed family. But underneath the Chanel suit...


Under the Bridge Backwards: My Marriage, My Family, and Alzheimer's

by Barbara Blanch Roy

A human story of a marriage and a family coming to terms with frailty and loss, this memoir gives friends and others who want to help a caregiver what they have long wished for: a place to start. Barbara Roy...


Losing My Cool: Love, Literature, and a Black Man's Escape from the Crowd

by Thomas Chatterton Williams

A pitch-perfect account of how hip-hop culture drew in the author and how his father drew him out again-with love, perseverance, and fifteen thousand books.

Into Williams's childhood home-a one-story ranch...


Rolling Away the Stone: Mary Baker Eddy's Challenge to Materialism

by Stephen Gottschalk

This richly detailed study highlights the last two decades of the life of Mary Baker Eddy, a prominent religious thinker whose character and achievement are just beginning to be understood. It is the first book-length...


Composed: A Memoir

by Rosanne Cash

A candid and moving memoir from the critically acclaimed singer and songwriter

For thirty years as a musician, Rosanne Cash has enjoyed both critical and commercial success, releasing a series of albums that...


Preemptive Love: Pursuing Peace One Heart at a Time

by Jeremy Courtney

A personal account of the Courtney family and the Preemptive Love Coalition, as they help children obtain lifesaving surgeries in Iraq using one simple but powerful tool: a love that strikes first.

In the middle...


The Investigator

by Terry Lenzner

The Los Angeles Times once called investigative lawyer Terry Lenzner “one of the most powerful and dreaded private investigators in the world.” In his fifty-year career, Lenzner has worked with politicians,...


Rush Limbaugh: An Army of One

by Zev Chafets

Do you remember your first time?

People tend to remember the moment they first heard The Rush Limbaugh Show on the radio. For Zev Chafets, it was in a car in Detroit, driving down Woodward Avenue. Limbaugh's...


Some Girls: My Life in a Harem

by Jillian Lauren

A jaw-dropping story of how a girl from the suburbs ends up in a prince's harem, and emerges from the secret Xanadu both richer and wiser

At eighteen, Jillian Lauren was an NYU theater school dropout with a...


Rat Girl: A Memoir

by Kristin Hersh

The founder of a cult rock band shares her outrageous tale of growing up much faster than planned.

In 1985, Kristin Hersh was just starting to find her place in the world. After leaving home at the age of...


Are You My Guru?: How Medicine, Meditation & Madonna Saved My Life

by Wendy Shanker

Read Wendy Shanker's blogs and other content on the Penguin Community.

From the author of The Fat Girl's Guide to Life—an insightful and humorous memoir of one woman's quest to navigate the world of alternative...


Meetings: Autobiographical Fragments

by Martin Buber

Meetings sets forth the life of one of the twentieth-century's greatest spiritual philosophers in his own words. A glittering series of reflections and narratives, it seeks not to describe his life in its full...


What We Have: A Memoir

by Amy Boesky

Read Amy Boesky's blogs and view other content on the Penguin Community.

The stirring true story of a woman who chose fearlessness in the face of a fatal family legacy and discovered the pleasure of living each...


War, Through the Eyes of a Child

by Violet Apted

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Imagine if you will, living through World War II in England. The times were traumatic and terrifying. Now imagine that you are seeing the war Through the Eyes of a Child.

Author Violet Apted describes...


The Goddess of War: A True Story of Passion, Betrayal and Murder in the Old West

by Dennis McCown

John Wesley Hardin is the most famous gunfighter of the American Wild West. The subject of conversations from the Mexican border to the rowdy saloons of Kansas, he was the greatest celebrity of the age. He wrote...


Chief Complaint: Brain Tumor

by John Kerastas

At 57 years old, John Kerastas thought he was the poster child for fifty-year old healthiness: he competed in triathlons, rode in 100 mile biking events and ate a healthy diet chock full of organic vegetables....


Fury: True Tales of a Good Girl Gone Ballistic

by Koren Zailckas

Read Koren Zailckas's blogs and other content on the Penguin Community.

The author of the iconic New York Times bestseller Smashed undertakes a quest to confront her own anger.

In the years following the publication...


Edith Wharton as Spatial Activist and Analyst

by Reneé|| Somers

Because she devoted much of her life to exploring the relationships that exist between people and their built environment, Edith Wharton developed a set of philosophies that she expressed in many arenas, including...