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The Dream: How I Learned the Risks and Rewards of Entrepreneurship and Made Millions

by Gurbaksh Chahal

Gurbaksh Chahal started the Internet advertising company ClickAgents from his bedroom at the age of 16, having emigrated to the United States with his Sikh family from the small town of Tarn Taran, India. He...


The Last Princess

by Matthew Dennison

An engrossing biography of Queen Victoria’s youngest daughter that focuses on her relationship with her willful mother---a powerful and insightful look into two women of signi?cant importance and in?uence...


Sexual Metamorphosis: An Anthology of Transsexual Memoirs

by Jonathan Ames

But who could describe my fright when, on the next morning, I awoke and found myself feeling as if completely changed into a woman. — Case 129, Autobiography, from Psychopathia Sexualis, a Medico-Forensic...


Mary Pickford: Queen of the Movies

by Christel Schmidt

In the early days of cinema, when actors were unbilled and unmentioned in credits, audiences immediately noticed Mary Pickford. Moviegoers everywhere were riveted by her magnetic talent and appeal as she rose...


Lincoln on War

by Harold Holzer

President Lincoln used his own weapons-his words- to fight the Civil War as brilliantly as any general who ever took the field. In Lincoln on War, historian Harold Holzer gathers and interprets Lincoln's speeches,...


Object Lessons: The Life of the Woman and the Poet in Our Time

by Eavan Boland

In this important prose work, one of our major poets explores, through autobiography and argument, a woman's life in Ireland together with a poet's work. Eavan Boland beautifully uncovers the powerful drama...


Exposure: Inside the Olympus Scandal: How I Went from CEO to Whistleblower

by Michael Woodford

When Michael Woodford was made president of Olympus, he became the first Westerner ever to climb to the top of one of Japan's corporate giants. Unfortunately, soon after, his dream job turned into a nightmare....


The Entertainer: Movies, Magic, and My Father's Twentieth Century

by Margaret Talbot

Using the life and career of her father, an early Hollywood actor, New Yorker writer Margaret Talbot tells the thrilling story of the rise of popular culture through a transfixing personal lens. The arc of Lyle...


Lyrics & Prose

by Ric Ocasek

Emerging from the New Wave music scene of the late ‘70s, The Cars catapulted to success with the very first single—“Just What I Needed”—off of their debut album. Led by Ric Ocasek, the lead vocalist...


Abraham Lincoln

by Elton Trueblood

Many writers have explored Lincoln's leadership; others have debated Lincoln's ambiguous religious identity. But in this classic work, Christian philosopher and statesman Elton Trueblood reveals how Lincoln's...


The Intern Blues

by Robert Marion

While supervising a small group of interns at a major New York medical center, Dr. Robert Marion asked three of them to keep a careful diary over the course of a year. Andy, Mark, and Amy vividly describe their...


Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die

by Willie Nelson & Kinky Friedman

You won't see no sad and teary eyes

When I get my wings, and it's my time to fly

Just call my friends and tell them

There's a party, come on by

So just roll me up and smoke me when I die

In Roll Me Up and Smoke...


Sh*t Runs Downhill

by Kevin W. Batch

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Add together some interesting stories, plenty of humour and some clogged drains, and you get Sh*t Runs Downhill: A Collection of Stories and Life Lessons from a Plumber's Memoir.

This funny book...


Puccini Without Excuses: A Refreshing Reassessment of the World's Most Popular Composer

by William Berger

Puccini is the most beloved composer of opera in the world: one quarter of all opera performances in the U.S. are of his operas, his music pervades movie soundtracks, and his plots have infiltrated our popular...


Billy

by Pamela Stephenson

A favorite of American audiences, Billy Connolly, who now lives in Los Angeles, is the outrageous comedian whose unsurpassed comedic talent has won him countless fans. Billy, the revelatory, poignant, and wildly...


Heading South, Looking North

by Ariel Dorfman

Ariel dorfman has been hailed as one of the "greatest living Latin American novelists" (Newsweek) and a "storyteller of almost mythic intensity" (The Financial Times).  In his brilliant memoir, Heading South,...


Becoming Modern

by Carolyn Burke

The poet and visual artist Mina Loy has long had an underground reputation as an exemplary avant-gardist. Born in London of mixed Jewish and English parentage, and a much photographed beauty, she moved in the...


A Most Damnable Invention

by Stephen R. Bown

Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel's discovery of dynamite made possible the famous industrial megaprojects that transformed the countryside and defined the era, including the St. Gothard rail tunnel through the Alps,...


When Memory Comes

by Saul Friedländer & Helen R. Lane

This remarkable memoir, by a distinguished historian, grows out of the loose framework of a diary written in Israel during the tense last few months of 1977.  In a series of flashbacks, Saul Friedlander evokes...


Giacometti

by James Lord

The work of one of the towering creative spirits of the century, Alberto Giacometti's visionary sculptures and paintings from a testament to the artist's intriguing life story. From modest beginnings in a Swiss...