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Where I Was From

by Joan Didion

In this moving and unexpected book, Joan Didion reassesses parts of her life, her work, her history, and ours. Where I Was From, in Didion’s words, “represents an exploration into my own confusions about...


It's All Relative: Two Families, Three Dogs, 34 Holidays, and 50 Boxes of Wine (A Memoir)

by Wade Rouse

How come the only thing my family tree ever grows is nuts?”

   Wade Rouse attempts to answer that question in his blisteringly funny new memoir by looking at the yearly celebrations that unite us all and...


Tough Without a Gun

by Stefan Kanfer

Humphrey Bogart: it’s hard to think of anyone who’s had the same lasting impact on the culture of movies. Though he died at the young age of fifty-seven more than half a century ago, his influence among...


It Took a Village

by Rubin Scott & Alma Buenavista

By: Alma Buenvista

Oakland Public School Teacher

With so much to say about Rubin Scott's book, It Takes a Village, if I had to choose one word to encapsulate the essence I would say: inspiring. Rubin Scott unpacks...


Stuck in the Middle with You: A Memoir of Parenting in Three Genders

by Jennifer Finney Boylan & Anna Quindlen

New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Finney Boylan returns with a remarkable memoir about gender and parenting that discusses how families are shaped and the difficulties and wonders of being human.

 ...


Between Two Worlds: The Legend of Quanah Parker

by Cynthia Kay Rhodes

Synopsis: Before boundaries were drawn and states were born, there lived a man named Quanah Parker. He was half white and half Comanche but, in his heart, he was one hundred percent Comanche. In his youth, he...


Lucille Mulhall: An Athlete of Her Time

by Cynthia Kay Rhodes

Synopsis: Before the turn of the twentieth century, most women would not dream of engaging in "men's work." Women were expected to ride sidesaddle, wear skirts, and most women did not race their pony like lightning...


Reflections on 30 Years of Teaching in East Harlem

by Gilbert M. Lane

Parents of elementary and junior high school students will embrace this book as a wonderful insight into what good education is all about. It paints vivid portraits of a variety of interesting and unforgettable...


A Complicated Man: The Life of Bill Clinton as Told by Those Who Know Him

by Michael Takiff

Though Bill Clinton has been out of office since 2001, public fascination with him continues unabated. Many books about Clinton have been published in recent years, but shockingly, no single-volume biography...


Joe Louis: Hard Times Man

by Randy Roberts

Joe Louis defended his heavyweight boxing title an astonishing twenty-five times and reigned as world champion for more than eleven years. He got more column inches of newspaper coverage in the 1930s than FDR...


Fish on a Bicycle : ...evolution of a bottom-feeder

by Kerry Bunnard

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The next time you see a fish symbol on a car, think of Fish on a Bicycle. This spiritual memoir by Kerry Bunnard is one man's journey toward finding his spiritual center.

In his own words: "I was...


The Best Kept Secret Is "You" : A Journey into the Rabbit Hole with Autism and Love

by Daniel James Wilson

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The Best Kept Secret Is "You": A Journey into the Rabbit Hole with Autism and Love gives an inside look into the thoughts of the author, as he grew to understand not only himself, but the thoughts...


Galloping on Wings with the P-51 Mustang: Diary of an Air Race Pilot

by Howie Keefe

The famed P-51 Mustang, one of the most recognizable aircrafts of the World War II era, is at the heart of this enthralling memoir. After making extreme modifications to a surplus P-51 dubbed “Miss America”—installing...


The Man Who Seduced Hollywood: The Life and Loves of Greg Bautzer, Tinseltown's Most Powerful Lawyer

by B. James Gladstone & Robert Wagner

In Hollywood history, no other lawyer has achieved the movie star–like fame and glamour that Greg Bautzer enjoyed. This revealing biography tells, for the first time, the amazing story of a self-made man who...


Ticked: A Medical Miracle, a Friendship, and the Weird World of Tourette Syndrome

by Jeffrey P. Matovic, James A. Fussell & Jeff Foxworthy

An inspirational tale of personal struggle with and triumph over Tourette syndrome, this is the story of Jeff Matovic and the radical treatment he sought to cure himself. After suffering from Tourette’s for...


Property: The True Story of a Polygamous Church Wife

by Carol Christie & John Christie

In the early 1970s an innocent teenager who had led a sheltered life was forced to leave her family and enter into a polygamous and abusive relationship with a man called the Prophet. In 2008, nearly 40 years...


Franz Kafka: The Poet of Shame and Guilt

by Saul Friedländer

Franz Kafka was the poet of his own disorder. Throughout his life he struggled with a pervasive sense of shame and guilt that left traces in his daily existence—in his many letters, in his extensive diaries,...


Out With It: How Stuttering Helped Me Find My Voice

by Katherine Preston

A vividly powerful memoir of a young woman who fought for years to change who she was until she finally found her voice and learned to embrace her imperfection.

Imagine waking up one day to find your words trapped...


Five Farewells - A Southern Life with Dissociative Identity Disorder

by Liz Elliott

In my dreams I sometimes walk through a winter wood. It's the deepest forest, and in my child's heart, at seven, I'm only skeptical of my surroundings. I walk slowly. The sun sometimes stings my eyes from certain...


W.E.B. Du Bois

by David Levering Lewis

The two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of W. E. B. Du Bois from renowned scholar David Levering Lewis, now in one condensed and updated volume

William Edward Burghardt Du Bois--the premier architect of...