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Why Do Only White People Get Abducted by Aliens?: Teaching Lessons from the Bronx

by Ilana Garon

American Book Fest's 2014 International Book Awards Finalist

According to Ilana Garon, popular books and movies are inundated with the myth of the “hero teacher”—the one who charges headfirst into dysfunctional...


Jimmy Stewart: The Truth Behind the Legend

by Michael Munn

Many of the stars of the silver screen in twentieth-century Hollywood became national icons, larger-than-life figures held up as paragons of American virtues. Unfortunately, the private lives of actors such...


Hollywood in Heels: A Small-Town Girl's Adventures in Tinseltown

by Charity G. Finnestad

Hollywood in Heels is a sexy, smart, shockingly honest and wickedly hilarious memoir of a young woman finding her way in a city where sex is the primary commodity and illusion the name of the game. Charity...


Anatomy of a Scientific Discovery: The Race to Find the Body's Own Morphine

by Jeff Goldberg

In late 1973, scientists John Hughes and Hans Kosterlitz spent the majority of their time in an underfunded, obscure, and cramped laboratory in Aberdeen, Sweden. While working on the brains of pigs, the duo...


24 Karat Etiquette: Golden Rules from the World's Most Glamorous Zip Code

by Lisa Gache

In Beverly Hills, fame and wealth can buy everything—except class, grace, and sophistication. In 24 Karat Etiquette, Lisa Gaché offers a behind-the-scenes look at Beverly Hills residents’ unique social...


The Boy at the Gate

by Danny Ellis

Danny Ellis is a survivor, strong and resilient. An acclaimed singer/songwriter, he is proud of the way  he handled his difficult past: poverty in the 1950s Dublin slums and the brutality of the Artane Industrial...


Helping Yourself Help Others: A Book for Caregivers

by Rosalynn Carter & Susan K. Golant

The chances are good that every one of us will become a caregiver at some point in our lives. We come to this challenge in the most personal way possible—we want to help someone we love, but we don’t know...


Kate: The Future Queen

by Katie Nicholl

Katie Nicholl delivers the story of Kate Middleton's early life, first romances, and love with Prince William.


Hats & Eyeglasses: A Memoir

by Martha Frankel

Martha Frankel grew up in a warm, loving family of diehard gamblers, where her father?s poker games and her mother?s mah-jongg blended happily with big pots of delicious food and endless gossip. As kids, she...


Undiluted Hocus-Pocus: The Autobiography of Martin Gardner

by Martin Gardner, Persi Diaconis & James Randi

Martin Gardner wrote the Mathematical Games column for Scientific American for twenty-five years and published more than seventy books on topics as diverse as magic, philosophy, religion, pseudoscience, and...


Determined to Matter: A Family Facing Inoperable Brain Cancer

by Jen O'Hara & Dan O'Hara

Shannon O'Hara, skating down the ice chasing after the puck, comes face to face with a larger-than-life opposing team player. Never one to back down from anything, barely five feet fall, Shannon tangles with...


Romain Gary: The Man Who Sold His Shadow

by Ralph Schoolcraft

"Schoolcraft's memorable biography of Gary, the first to appear in English, will serve as a point of departure for anyone who is interested in twentieth-century French fiction."—Choice


Among the White Moon Faces: An Asian-American Memoir of Homelands

by Shirley Geok-lin Lim

"Lim recounts her journey with a poet's eye for detail and a storyteller's gift for narrative."--Ms.


Vertigo: A Memoir

by Louise DeSalvo & Edvige Giunta

Grippingabout how 'a working-class Italian American girl' became a critic and writer.--Kirkus Reviews


Lady Nijo's Own Story: The Candid Diary of a Thirteenth-Century Japanese Imperial Concubine

by Wilfrid Whitehouse & Eizo Yanagisawa

As a historical work, the book documents the routine of long-ago court life, with its great emphasis on poetry contests, "football" games, drinking parties, and clothing (at the most tragic moment, Lady Nijo...


Many Voices, One Vision: The Early Years of the World Heritage Convention

by Christina Cameron & Mechtild Rössler

This book examines the World Heritage system and its global impact through diverse prisms, including its normative frameworks, constituent bodies, programme activities, personalities and key issues. Concentrating...


Such a Pretty Fat: One Narcissist's Quest To Discover if Her Life Makes Her Ass Look Big, Or Why Pie is Not The Answer

by Jen Lancaster

A NOTE FROM JEN LANCASTER:

"To whom the fat rolls…I'm tired of books where a self-loathing heroine is teased to the point where she starves herself skinny in hopes of a fabulous new life. And I hate the message...


Lasting City: The Anatomy of Nostalgia

by James Mccourt

The darkly intense Irish-American family drama come alive like never before in this "virtuosic meta-memoir" (Publishers Weekly, starred review). “The blood-red of Manhattan, the brilliant green of an Irish-American...


The Allure of the Archives

by Arlette Farge & Natalie Zemon Davis

Arlette Farge's Le Goût de l'archive is widely regarded as a historiographical classic. While combing through two-hundred-year-old judicial records from the Archives of the Bastille, historian Farge was struck...


Lynzsea Sky: An American True Story

by Michael Rozek

Nonfiction done a revolutionary new way--almost totally in dialogue--by a much-published magazine writer.