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Plenty Enough Suck to Go Around

by Cheryl Wagner

Print and public-radio journalist Wagner describes rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina. . .Despite Kafkaesque experiences with the infamous bureaucratic mess that threatened to undo New Orleans once and for all,...


Things I Learned About My Dad in Therapy Essays

by Heather B Armstrong

I Said Stop Throwing Peas! Dammit!

Whether we've inherited his nose, sense of humor, or entire value system, our dads loom large in who we are and the choices we make. In this collection of true life tales...


The Story of Chicago May

by Nuala O'Faolain

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


Coming Home to Myself

by Wynonna Judd

From the heart of one of the world's most beloved entertainers comes an engaging memoir of professional triumph, private heartbreak, and personal victory. From Wynonna Judd's beginnings as part of the celebrated,...


Quarterly Essay 47 Political Animal: The Making of Tony Abbott

by David Marr

Tony Abbott is the most successful Opposition leader of the last forty years, but he has never been popular. Now Australians want to know: what kind of man is he, and how would he perform as prime minister?...


Fred Dibnah: A Tribute

by Keith Langston

You didn't just meet with Fred Dinah you were instinctively drawn close to him, his larger than life personality was truly infectious and his communication skills second to none. Fred had the uncanny and somewhat...


Anna's Story, a Tribute to Love

by Robert Ennever

Anna didn't want to die. She wanted to live to see her grand-daughters' weddings. But it was not to be. It is always tragic to lose a loved one, but it is sheer torture to watch one's partner deteriorate day...


Floor Sample

by Julia Cameron

An unflinching memoir by the woman who has helped thousands of people uncover their creative inspiration.

In Floor Sample, the author of the international bestseller The Artist's Way weaves an honest and moving...


The Telling Room: A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World's Greatest Piece of Cheese

by Michael Paterniti

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

NAME ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY

NPR • Entertainment Weekly • Kirkus Reviews • The Christian Science Monitor

In the picturesque village of Guzmán, Spain, in a cave dug...


All You Need to Be Impossibly French: A Witty Investigation into the Lives, Lusts, and Little Secrets of French Women

by Helena Frith Powell

The allure of the Frenchwoman—sexy, sophisticated, flirtatious, and glamorous—is legendary. More than an eye for fashion or a taste for elegance, the French je ne sais quoi embodies the essential ingredients...


Winston Churchill: A Life

by John Keegan

One of the greatest historians writing today gives us a defining portrait of the incomparable Winston Churchill

In his landmark biography of Winston Churchill, acclaimed historian John Keegan offers a very human...


Stolen Voices: Young People's War Diaries, from World War I to Iraq

by Zlata Filipovic

From the author of the international bestseller Zlata’s Diary comes a haunting testament to how war’s brutality affects the lives of young people

Zlata Filipovic’s diary of her harrowing war experiences...


I Celebrate Myself: The Somewhat Private Life of Allen Ginsberg

by Bill Morgan

In the first biography of Ginsberg since his death in 1997 and the only one to cover the entire span of his life, Ginsberg's archivist Bill Morgan draws on his deep knowledge of Ginsberg's largely unpublished...


'Work Hard, Study...and Keep Out of Politics!': Adventures and Lessons from an Unexpected Public Life

by III, James Baker

A revelatory memoir from one of the great political minds of our time. 

The real inside story of why Gerald Ford did not ask Ronald Reagan to be his running mate in 1976-and why Reagan did not pick Ford in 1980;...


Persian Girls: A Memoir

by Nahid Rachlin

For many years, heartache prevented Nahid Rachlin from turning her sharp novelist's eye inward: to tell the story of how her own life diverged from that of her closest confidante and beloved sister, Pari. Growing...


Practically Perfect in Every Way: My Misadventures Through the World of Self-Help--and Back

by Jennifer Niesslein

From Dr. Phil to the Fly Lady??A level-headed, laugh-out-loud tour of the loopy world of self-help.?( Ann Crittenden, author of The Price of Motherhood and If You?ve Raised Kids, You Can Manage Anything)

Jennifer...


Turtle Feet

by Nikolai Grozni

A brilliantly colorful memoir of becoming a monk and a young man's spiritual journey in India.

Nikolai Grozni, a Boston jazz piano prodigy struck by spiritual ennui, suddenly abandoned 15 years of music studies...


The End of the Homosexual?

by Dennis Altman

In this fascinating exploration—part memoir, part political discourse—Dennis Altman, one of the preeminent academics studying gay and lesbian culture around the world, connects the changes that have happened...


From Civil Rights to Human Rights: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Struggle for Economic Justice

by Thomas F. Jackson

From Civil Rights to Human Rights examines King's lifelong commitments to economic equality, racial justice, and international peace. Drawing upon broad research in published sources and unpublished manuscript...


William Gibson

by Gary Westfahl

A pioneering full-length study of the creator of cyberpunk