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Much to Your Chagrin: A Memoir of Embarrassment

by Suzanne Guillette

People who don't have embarrassing stories are untrustworthy. Or at the very least, they aren't telling the truth.

-- Suzanne Guillette

By your own definition, you are very, very trustworthy. After all, you...


Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife

by Peggy Vincent

An inspiring collection of birth stories by a charming midwife.

Each time she knelt to “catch” another wriggling baby—nearly three thousand times during her remarkable career—California midwife Peggy...


Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years

by David Talbot

From acclaimed journalist David Talbot comes a groundbreaking narrative account of one of the most tumultuous periods in our history: the Kennedy Administration and its dramatic aftermath.

Though countless books...


A Bed of Red Flowers: In Search of My Afghanistan

by Nelofer Pazira

Written with compassion, intelligence and insight, A Bed of Red Flowers is a profoundly moving portrait of life under occupation and the unforgettable story of a family, a people and a country.

"The picnic...


Alexander II: The Last Great Tsar

by Edvard Radzinsky & Antonina Bouis

Alexander II was Russia's Lincoln, and the greatest reformer tsar since Peter the Great. He was also one of the most contradictory, and fascinating, of history's supreme leaders. He freed the serfs, yet launched...


Beyond the White House: Waging Peace, Fighting Disease, Building Hope

by Jimmy Carter

The president’s personal and passionate account of his twenty-five years in the service of humanitarian effort that won him the Nobel Peace Prize was received with the admiring respect of reviewers and readers...


A Radical Line: From the Labor Movement to the Weather Underground, One Family's Century of Conscience

by Thai Jones

In this elegant family history, journalist Thai Jones traces the past century of American radical politics through the extraordinary exploits of his own family. Born in the late 1970s to fugitive leaders of...


"Strong Medicine" Speaks: A Native American Elder Has Her Say

by Amy Hill Hearth

From the bestselling author of Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years comes the inspiring true story of Marion "Strong Medicine" Gould, a Native American matriarch, and the Indian way of life that...


Can You Ever Forgive Me?: Memoirs of a Literary Forger

by Lee Israel

Before turning to the criminal life, running a onewoman forgery scam out of an Upper West Side studio shared with her tortoiseshell cat, and dodging the FBI, Lee Israel enjoyed a celebrated reputation as an...


DisneyWar: The Battle for the Magic Kingdom

by James B. Stewart

The dramatic inside story of the downfall of Michael Eisner—Disney Chairman and CEO—and the scandals that drove America’s best-known entertainment company to civil war.

“When You Wish Upon a Star,”...


Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life

by William Finnegan

**Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography**

A deeply rendered self-portrait of a lifelong surfer by the acclaimed New Yorker writer

Barbarian Days is William Finnegan’s memoir of an obsession, a...


The Wounded: Morality Tale

by Mick Malone

A migrant/ morality tale set largely in 1980s Kings Cross. Sex, drugs, history, morality, violence and politics. Part autobiographical, part fiction.

An immigrant tale.

A morality tale.

Seen through the eyes...


The Struggle Continues: 50 Years of Tyranny in Zimbabwe

by David Coltart

David Coltart is one of the most prominent political and human rights figures in Zimbabwe. Born and schooled in Zimbabwe, he trained in law at the University of Cape Town, and has served as principal defence...


Joe Hill: The IWW & the Making of a Revolutionary Workingclass Counterculture

by Franklin Rosemont & David Roediger

The only biography of musician, IWW labor activist, and martyr Joe Hill to fully explore his politics and cultural contributions as well as his lasting effect on the radical counterculture

 

This expansive...


Still So Excited!: My Life as a Pointer Sister

by Ruth Pointer & Marshall Terrill

Ruth Pointer’s story for the first time—and in her own words

 

Still So Excited!: My Life in the Pointer Sisters offers an engaging, funny, heartbreaking, and poignant look at Ruth Pointer’s roller-coaster...


Pagan Kennedy's Living: A Handbook for Maturing Hipsters

by Pagan Kennedy

Pagan Kennedy first captured the hearts of America with her personal zine Pagan's Head. Drawing from this source, she presents not only the zine-world standards, but also includes some helpful dating tips, such...


Conversations with Goethe

by Johann Peter Eckermann

a book by Johann Peter Eckermann recording his conversations with Johann Wolfgang von Goethe during the last nine years of the latter's life, while Eckermann served as Goethe's personal secretary. It was first...


My Spirits

by Jude Michael

HAVE YOU EVER BELIEVED IN SPIRITS? I MEAN, YOUR OWN SPIRITS? I DO! THE SECRET DIARY OF A BOY. My spirits talks about: IS THE WORLD IS FAIR? IS SEX CAN BE LIMITED? IS DEATH IS AN ACCOMPLISHMENT? DO WE NEED RELIGION?...


Thoughts and Quotes of an Unknown Singaporean. Vol  I

by Kumaran RN

A reflection of my reads and life experiences from hard knocks that I went through till now. I hope the outreach of these thoughts and quotes through this book inspires more, beyond my circle of friends and...


Hillbillies and Rednecks:  (All About the Hillbilly Culture)

by Sean Mosley

Hillbilly is a term referring to people who dwell in remote, rural, mountainous areas. In particular the term refers to residents of Appalachia and later the Ozarks in the United States. Usage of the term "Hillbilly"...