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Love Junkie: A Memoir

by Rachel Resnick

"A tell-all, in-your-face, tearing-off-of-the-sheets."-Los Angeles Times


Methland: The Death and Life of an American Small Town

by Nick Reding

The dramatic story of Methamphetamine as it comes to the American Heartland-at timely, moving, very human account of one community's attempt to confront the epidemic and see their way to a brighter future.


Take Your Shirt Off and Cry: A Memoir of Near-Fame Experiences

by Nancy Balbirer

A laugh-till-you-cry account of the head-banging frustrations and outrageous ironies that litter the path to stardom.


My Judy Garland Life: A Memoir

by Susie Boyt

An irresistible mixture of memoir, biography, cultural analysis, hero worship and sequin-studded self help that will speak to anyone who's ever nursed an obsession.


Operation Bite Back: Rod Coronado's War to Save American Wilderness

by Dean Kuipers

As the environmental movement gains followers and momentum, Dean Kuipers gives us an insider look at its radical wing and its uneasy relationship with the mainstream.


The Book of William: How Shakespeare's First Folio Conquered the World

by Paul Collins

The first full-fledged popular narrative history of Shakespeare's First Folio, perhaps the most famous book that ever existed.


Swans and Pistols: Modeling, Motherhood, and Making It in the Me Generation

by Leon Bing

A vivid portrait of a woman finding her place in the glamorous world of Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s-perfect for readers of high-flying memoirs such as Pattie Boyd's Wonderful Tonight.


Come Back to Afghanistan: Trying to Rebuild a Country with My Father, My Brother, My One-Eyed Uncle, Bearded Tribesmen, and Pr

by Said Hyder Akbar

Akbar follows Rudyard Kipling, Winston Churchill and James Michener in capturing the pathos of Afghanistan.-San Diego Union Tribune


Noel Coward in His Own Words

by Noël Coward & Barry Day

’In my time I have said some noteworthy and exceptionally memorable things’ Noël Coward.

A delightful and revealing collection of quotations from the masterwordsmith, Noël Coward. In his plays, verse, song...


Meyerhold: A Revolution in Theatre

by Edward Braun

Edward Braun’s acclaimed work on Meyerhold available for the first time in paperback

Vsevolod Meyerhold began his career in theatre as an actor with the Moscow Art Theatre, and after a spell in the remote provinces,...


Mozartiana: Two Centuries of Notes, Quotes, and Anecdotes about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

by Joseph Solman

Mozartiana is a surprising, eccentric, and enchanting testament to the genius of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.


Perfect, Once Removed: When Baseball Was All the World to Me

by Phillip Hoose

Perfect, Once Removed, recalls with pitch-perfect clarity the angst and jubilation of Phil Hoose's 9th year.


The Great Swim

by Gavin Mortimer

The dramatic story of the four courageous female swimmers who captivated the world in the summer of 1926.


Becoming Shakespeare: The Unlikely Afterlife That Turned a Provincial Playwright into the Bard

by Jack Lynch

Becoming Shakespeare begins where most Shakespeare stories end-with his death in 1616-and relates the fascinating story of his unlikely transformation from provincial playwright to universal Bard.


The Magic Circle of Rudolf II: Alchemy and Astrology in Renaissance Prague

by Peter Marshall

Combining the wonders and architectural beauty of sixteenth century Prague with the larger than-life characters of Rudolf's court, Peter Marshall provides an exciting new perspective on the pivotal moment of...


Tigers In Red Weather: A Quest for the Last Wild Tigers

by Ruth Padel

Tigers in Red Weather is a beautiful blend of natural history, travel literature and memoir, and a searing, intimate portrait of an animal we have loved and feared almost to extinction.


The Sphinx on the Table: Sigmund Freud's Art Collection and the Development of Psychoanalysis

by Janine Burke

To create a portrait of Freud the art collector, Janine Burke builds a vibrant, richly detailed and intimate image of his life and times, tracing Freud's taste for beautiful things back to his earliest years...


Descartes

by A C Grayling

In this new biography, A. C. Grayling tells the story of Descartes' life, and places it in his tumultuous times-with the unexpected result that an entirely new aspect of the story comes to light.


A Pirate of Exquisite Mind: Explorer, Naturalist, and Buccaneer: The Life of William Dampier

by Diana Preston

A Pirate of Exquisite Mind restores William Dampier to his rightful place in history-one of the pioneers on whose insights our understanding of the natural world was built.


Letters to Father: Suor Maria Celeste to Galileo, 1623-1633

by Maria Galilei

When she was 13, Virginia Galilei, eldest daughter of the great scientist Galileo, was placed by her father in a convent. Now, for the first time, all of the letters written to her father are reproduced in English,...