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Sea Monkeys: A Memory Book

by Kris Saknussemm

Bowling lessons with a hunchback. A bizarre first-grade teacher who hallucinates in class. A tragically innocent family blind-sided by flower power, and the salvation of soul music at a radio station straight...


Poachers Caught!: Adventures of a Northwoods Game Warden

by Tom Chapin & Hal Rime

This collection features thirty-five true stories that define Tom Chapin's exhilarating and harrowing career as a game warden.


Just When I Needed You: True Stories of Adults Who Made a Difference in the Lives of Young People

by Deborah Fisher & Kathryn L. Hong

Inspiring stories from adults about critical moments, relationships, and mentors that have made immeasurable differences in their lives.


Bet the House: How I Gambled Over a Grand a Day for 30 Days on Sports, Poker, and Games of Chance

by Richard Roeper

During the course of 30 days in early 2009, Richard Roeper risked more than a quarter million dollars on practically every method of gambling currently available in America. Chronicling his wild ride in a breezy,...


Neal Cassady: The Fast Life of a Beat Hero

by David Sandison & Graham Vickers

This fascinating and in-depth biography of Neal Cassady takes a look at the man who achieved immortality as Dean Moriarty, the central character in Jack Kerouac’s On the Road. A charismatic, funny, articulate,...


Hand to Mouth

by Paul Auster

This is the story of a young man's struggle to stay afloat. By turns poignant and comic, Paul Auster's memoir is essentially an autobiographical essay about money--and what it means not to have it. From one...


1536: The Year that Changed Henry VIII

by Suzannah Lipscomb

Henry VIII is known stereotypically as a corpulent, covetous, and cunning king whose appetite for worldly goods met few parallels, whose wives met infamously premature ends, and whose religion was largely political...


Marie Curie and Her Daughters

by Shelley Emling

A new portrait of the two-time Nobel winner and her two daughters 

 

Focusing on the first family in science, this biography of Marie Curie plumbs the recesses of her relationships with her two daughters, extraordinary...


Arshile Gorky

by Hayden Herrera

From the Author of Frida, the Moving and Heroic Story of One of the Central Painters of the Twentieth Century

Born in Turkey around 1900, Vosdanik Adoian escaped the massacres of Armenians in 1915 only to watch...


Where's the Truth?

by Wilhelm Reich, Mary Boyd Higgins & James E. Strick, PhD

Where’s the Truth? is the fourth and final volume of Wilhelm Reich’s autobiographical writings, drawn from his diaries, letters, and laboratory notebooks. These writings reveal the details of the outrider...


All We Know

by Lisa Cohen

Esther Murphy was a brilliant New York intellectual who dazzled friends and strangers with an unstoppable flow of conversation. But she never finished the books she was contracted to write—a painful failure...


Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady

by Florence King

Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady is Florence King's classic memoir of her upbringing in an eccentric Southern family, told with all the uproarious wit and gusto that has made her one of the most admired...


The Man Who Saw a Ghost

by Devin McKinney

The first major biography of the iconic actor Henry Fonda, a story of stardom, manhood, and the American character

 

Henry Fonda's performances—in The Grapes of Wrath, Young Mr. Lincoln, The Lady Eve, 1...


The Glitter and the Gold

by Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan

A new edition of Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan's memoir—the story of the "real" Lady Grantham of Downton Abbey Consuelo Vanderbilt was young, beautiful, and heir to a vast fortune. She was also in love with...


Adele

by Marc Shapiro

Over the past year, Adele has taken the country by storm, sweeping the 2012 Grammy Awards and taking home six titles, including one for Album of the Year. The British singer-songwriter has been smashing records ever...


Dangerous Minds

by Louanne Johnson

She bullied, bluffed, and bribed her students into caring about school.

And if that didn't work, the pretty, petite ex-marine told them she'd been trained to kill with her bare hands.

They were called the class...


Castro's Secrets

by Brian Latell

In CASTRO'S SECRETS, highly acclaimed author and intelligence expert Brian Latell offers a strikingly original view of Fidel Castro in his role as Cuba's supreme spymaster. Based on interviews with high level...


My Husband and My Wives

by Charles Rowan Beye

My Husband and My Wives: A Gay’s Man’s Odyssey is the memoir of a man looking back over eight tumultuous decades at the complications of discovering at puberty that he is attracted to other men.

The ordeal...


Bill and Hillary

by William H. Chafe

In Bill and Hillary: The Politics of the Personal, the distinguished historian William H. Chafe boldly argues that the trajectory of the Clintons’ political lives can be understood only through the prism of...


My Double Life: Sexty Yeers of Farquharson Around with Don Harn

by Don Harron

After 15 books about somebody else (mostly alter ego Charlie Farquharson), Don Harron now presents the colourful story of his 77-year career in the entertainment business.