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My Dear Mother: Stormy Boastful, and Tender Letters By Distinguished Sons--From Dostoevsky to Elvis

by Karen Elizabeth Gordon & Holly Johnson

This fascinating collection of letters between sons and mothers offers an intimate and unexpected glimpse into the mind and heart of the artist. Here are letters by over fifty writers, painters, and musicians,...


Mother of the Bride: The Dream, the Reality, the Search for a Perfect Dress

by Ilene Beckerman

“An account that is sweetly sentimental and brutally honest, touching and witty—in short, a true gem.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“A work that adds great luster to an already golden event.”...


Memories of The Catskills: The Making of a Hotel

by Alvin L Lesser & John Conway

Memories of The Catskills: The Making of a Hotel, by Alvin L. Lesser, with a foreword by John Conway, Sullivan County Historian, takes the reader back to a time and place that was like no other. Families wishing...


Shocked: My Mother, Schiaparelli, and Me

by Patricia Volk

From the acclaimed author of Stuffed: an intimate, richly illustrated memoir, written with charm and panache, that juxtaposes two fascinating lives—the iconoclastic designer Elsa Schiaparelli and the author’s...


My Father's Guru

by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

As a child growing up in the Hollywood Hills during the 1950s, Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson thought it was perfectly normal that a guru named Paul Brunton lived with his family and dictated everything about their...


Stonewall Jackson: The Good Soldier

by Allen Tate

In this vivid portrait of one of the South's ablest (and most enigmatic) commanders, Allen Tate portrays the warrior whom Lee would mourn as "his right arm." Southern Classics Series.


My Last Sigh: The Autobiography of Luis Bunuel

by Luis Bunuel

A provocative memoir from Luis Buñuel, the Academy Award winning creator of some of modern cinema's most important films, from Un Chien Andalou to The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie.

Luis Buñuel’s films...


The Inner Workings of a 20 Somethings Mind with My Life, Why Are People Really Depressed and Smoking Is the Leading Cause of Obesity

by Michael Steel

Synopsis: Get an intimate and close-up view of the life of a late Generation Xer. Michael Steel writes a candid autobiography that explores the generation that many refer to as the children of the "Baby Busters;":...


Courage to Stand: An American Story

by Tim Pawlenty

Long before he was considered a top prospective presidential candidate for 2012—even before he landed on John McCain’s short list of potential running mates in 2008—Governor Tim Pawlenty had already earned...


The Key Is Love: My Mother's Wisdom, A Daughter's Gratitude

by Marie Osmond & Marcia Wilkie

For beloved superstar Marie Osmond, one gift that her mother gave her stands above the rest: the gift to trust and follow her heart.

Even when her path seemed bleak, it was this unwavering faith that allowed...


Lost in Suburbia: A Momoir: How I Got Pregnant, Lost Myself, and Got My Cool Back in the New Jersey Suburbs

by Tracy Beckerman

It's a suburban jungle out there

When syndicated columnist Tracy Beckerman trades in her TV job and cool NYC existence for the New Jersey suburbs, she doesn't expect to also trade in her entire identity. But...


Pitching in a Pinch: Baseball from the Inside

by Christy Mathewson, Chad Harbach & Red Smith

An inside baseball memoir from the game's first superstar, with a foreword by Chad Harbach

Christy Mathewson was one of the most dominant pitchers ever to play baseball. Posthumously inducted into the Baseball...


Liberace Extravaganza!

by Connie Furr Soloman & Jan Jewett

Known for his spectacular performances, the magnificent Wladziu Valentino Liberace was a world-renowned star in the entertainment industry for more than four decades, and his dazzling, often outrageous costumes...


W. E. B. Du Bois, 1868-1919

by David Levering Lewis

This monumental biography--eight years in the research and writing--treats the early and middle phases of a long and intense career: a crucial fifty-year period that demonstrates how Du Bois changed forever...


Scars of Sweet Paradise

by Alice Echols

Janis Joplin was the skyrocket chick of the sixties, the woman who broke into the boys' club of rock and out of the stifling good-girl femininity of postwar America. With her incredible wall-of-sound vocals,...


Rose Macaulay: A Biography

by Sarah LeFanu

In a writing career that covered the first fifty years of the twentieth century, Rose Macaulay produced twenty-three novels, six books of criticism, four books of travel and history and two collections of poetry,...


Natalie Wood

by Gavin Lambert

She spent her life in the movies. Her childhood is still there to see in Miracle on 34th Street. Her adolescence in Rebel Without a Cause. Her coming of age? Still playing in Splendor in the Grass and West Side...


Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero

by David Maraniss

Pulitzer Prize winner David Maraniss’s brilliant rendering of the life of one of baseball’s most iconic figures captures both myth and man in daunting sweep and meticulous detail.

On New Year’s Eve 1972,...


Prison life and Scumbags

Dreaming of Rose: A Biographer's Journal

by Sarah LeFanu

'Dreaming of Rose: A Biographer's Journal' is a fascinating account of a biographical quest and of a personal journey. While working on her biography of the writer and traveller Rose Macaulay, Sarah LeFanu kept...