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Cat Power: A Good Woman

by Elizabeth Goodman

How Chan Marshall, aka Cat Power, Survived Herself–and Became the Indie Rock Queen.

Chan Marshall’s stark lyrics, minimal arrangements,and wounded, smoky vocals, were an instant indie hit in the nineties–but...


Brooklyn Zoo: The Education of a Psychotherapist

by Darcy Lockman

A compelling memoir of a psychotherapist’s clinical and personal education amid chaos and dysfunction that delivers an emotional impact to rival Susan Sheehan’s classic Is There No Place on Earth for Me?...


Delivering Doctor Amelia: The Story of a Gifted Young Obstetrician's Error and the Psychologist Who Helped  Her

by Dan Shapiro

“Voices are a soul’s signature,” says psychologist Dan Shapiro, who in his daily practice hears plenty of them. For all his expertise, he admits he’s still terrified that “someone will keep something...


Delmira Agustini, Sexual Seduction, and Vampiric Conquest

by Cathy L. Jrade

Delmira Agustini (1886–1914) has been acclaimed as one of the foremost modernistas and the first major woman poet of twentieth-century Spanish America. Critics and the reading public alike were immediately...


The Diary of Samuel Pepys

by Samuel Pepys, Richard Le Gallienne & Robert Louis Stevenson

The diary which Samuel Pepys kept from January 1660 to May 1669 ...is one of our greatest historical records and... a major work of English literature, writes the renowned historian Paul Johnson. A witness to...


Emperor of China: Self-Portrait of K'ang-Hsi

by Jonathan D. Spence

A remarkable re-creation of the life of K'ang-hsi, emperor of the Manchu dynasty from 1661-1772, assembled from documents that survived his reign. Illustrations, notes, bibliography, index.


Space Is the Place: The Lives and Times of Sun Ra

by John F. Szwed

Always riveting, Space Is the Place is the definitive biography of "one of the great big-band leaders, pianists, and surrealists of jazz"  (The New York Times)—unparalleled for his purposeful outlandishness,...


Inside Power

by Gary Sheffield & David Ritz

Becoming a Major League ballplayer for Dwight and me, that was the dream.

Dwight is Dwight Gooden. Most people know him for winning the Cy Young Award. To me, though, he’s family, an uncle, but at four years...


Sinatra: The Life

by Robbyn Swan & Anthony Summers

Packed with revelations, this is the first complete account of a career built on raw talent, sheer willpower--and criminal connections. Anthony Summers--bestselling author of Goddess: The Secret Lives of Marilyn...


Saving Grace at Guantanamo Bay: A Memoir of a Citizen Warrior

by Montgomery J. Granger

Synopsis:

"Hard as it is to believe, one of the most significant stories of the post-9/11 age is also one of the least known-life at Gitmo, the detention facility for many of the world's worst terrorists. Few...


Warren Beatty: A Private Man

by Suzanne Finstad

“Whatever you have read or heard about me through articles or gossip, forget it. I am nothing like that Warren Beatty. I am nothing like what you have read.” —Warren Beatty

Warren Beatty guarded his privacy...


Major Conflict: One Gay Man's Life in the Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell Military

by Jeffrey Maj Usa (Ret) Mcgowan

A book that will move hearts and open minds, Jeffrey McGowan’s memoir is the first personal account of a gay man’s silent struggle in the don’t-ask-don’t-tell military, from a cadet who rose to the rank...


The Same Man: George Orwell and Evelyn Waugh in Love and War

by David Lebedoff

One climbed to the very top of the social ladder, the other chose to live among tramps. One was a celebrity at twenty-three, the other virtually unknown until his dying days. One was right-wing and religious,...


The Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life

by Laurie Notaro

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“I’ve changed a bit since high school. Back then I said no to using and selling drugs. I washed on a normal basis and still had good credit.”

Introducing Laurie Notaro, the leader...


No Hormones, No Fear: A Natural Journey Through Menopause

by Trisha Posner

Five years ago, at the age of forty-six, Trisha Posner was surprised to learn from a blood test that she was in full-blown menopause. Her gynecologist urged her to begin hormones immediately, but, mindful of...


Identical Strangers: A Memoir of Twins Separated and Reunited

by Elyse Schein & Paula Bernstein

Elyse Schein had always known she was adopted, but it wasn’t until her mid-thirties while living in Paris that she searched for her biological mother. When Elyse contacted her adoption agency, she was not...


Just Do It: How One Couple Turned Off the TV and Turned On Their Sex Lives for 101 Days (No Excuses!)

by Douglas Brown

Outside of her family and close friends, Annie had not mentioned the sexathon to anybody, which probably was the best way to go. I, however, had blathered on about the endeavor to anybody with ears. It was the...


Girlbomb: A Halfway Homeless Memoir

by Janice Erlbaum

Just two hours ago, I had been heating up some lentil soup at my mom’s in Brooklyn, thinking I’d eat it and maybe read some Edith Wharton before bed. Now here I was at a runaway shelter, staring at a nun’s...


Granny D: Walking Across America in My Ninetieth Year

by Dennis Burke & Doris Haddock

"There's a cancer, and it's killing our democracy. A poor man has to sell his soul to get elected. I cry for this country."

On February 29, 2000, ninety-year-old Doris “Granny D” Haddock completed her 3,200-mile,...


The Long Walk: A Story of War and the Life That Follows

by Brian Castner

In the tradition of Michael Herr’s Dispatches and works by such masters of the memoir as Mary Karr and Tobias Wolff, a powerful account of war and homecoming.

Brian Castner served three tours of duty in the...