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Front Row

by Jerry Oppenheimer

From the New York Times bestselling author of Just Desserts: Martha Stewart: The Unauthorized Biography comes a scrupulously researched investigative biography that tells the inside story of Anna Wintour's incredible...


Gellhorn

by Caroline Moorehead

The first major biography of legendary war correspondent Martha Gellhorn, whose life provides a unique and thrilling perspective on world history in an extraordinary time

Martha Gellhorn's heroic career as a...


Betsy Ross and the Making of America

by Marla R. Miller

A richly woven biography of the beloved patriot Betsy Ross, and an enthralling portrait of everyday life in Revolutionary War-era Philadelphia

Betsy Ross and the Making of America is the first comprehensively...


We're Just Like You, Only Prettier

by Celia Rivenbark

"On the short drive to the preschool,

I dutifully unwrap a NutriGrain bar and

toss it into the back seat to my four-year-old.

Sometimes I'll even unwrap one for myself.

Studies have shown that it's very important...


The Ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth

by Frances Wilson

Described by the writer and opium addict Thomas De Quincey as “the very wildest . . . person I have ever known,” DorothyWordsworth was neither the self-effacing spinster nor the sacrificial saint of common...


Louisa May Alcott

by Harriet Reisen

In a fresh, modern take on the remarkable Louisa May Alcott, Harriet Reisen’s vivid biography explores the author’s life in the context of her works, many of which are to some extent autobiographical. Although...


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...


The Confidante

by Glenn Kessler

In his riveting glimpse into the life of one of the most powerful Secretaries of State in recent years, Washington Post diplomatic correspondent Glenn Kessler provides not only a revealing look at Condoleezza...


If Nights Could Talk

by Marsha Recknagel

If Nights Could Talk is a rich gothic story of a Southern family, a tale of wealth and emotional need that spans generations. Marsha Recknagel's memoir begins with the surprise appearance of her 16-year-old...


Monica's Story

by Andrew Morton

Behind the headlines, there was one fascinating woman. This is her story.

Monica Lewinsky. You know her name, you know her face, and you think you know her story: the pretty young intern who began an illicit...


Justine Henin

by Mark Ryan

One of the best women tennis players of all time, Justine Henin’s dazzling array of shots, combined with her immense personal courage, have earned her enormous respect among current players and former champions...


Sex and Shopping: The Confessions of a Nice Jewish Girl

by Judith Krantz

Dear Reader,

As I was about to start my eleventh novel, I abruptly realized that I was making a huge mistake. On the verge of launching into the imagined world of a twenty-eight-year-old, I felt an intense need...


Stephenie Meyer

by Marc Shapiro

The romance of vampire Edward and human Bella in the books Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn has captured the imaginations of millions of readers and become an amazing success story. No less amazing...


Madoff's Other Secret

by Sheryl Weinstein

Nobody knew Bernie like I did, and nobody knows about me…

Sheryl Weinstein met Bernie Madoff when she was just shy of forty, and went on to have a twenty-year secret, intimate relationship with the man now...


Concertina

by Susan Winemaker

Susan Winemaker has lived a life that many women secretly desire, but few admit to...

Concertina is the tale of a young chef who abandons her life in the restaurant kitchens of London to satisfy an appetite...


America's Girl

by Tim Dahlberg, Mary Ederle Ward & Brenda Greene

America’s Girl is an intimate look at the life and trials of Gertrude Ederle, who in 1926 not only became the first woman to swim across the English Channel, but broke the record set by men. The feat so thrilled...


Helen Ring Robinson

by Pat Pascoe

Helen Ring Robinson was Colorado's first female state senator and only the second in the United States. Serving from 1913 to 1916, she worked for social and economic justice as a champion of women, children,...


Caldera: A Woman's Story

by Anne Yero

Anne Yero has worked intimately with battered women for over a decade. She learned a great deal, not only about the women she's encountered, but also about her own past history. This is a story about her personal...


Natalie and R.J.: The Star-Crossed Love Affair of Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner

by Warren G. Harris

Their relationship was that of fairy tales. Their devotion so intense they wed each other not once, but twice. In the first book to focus on both Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner, the author of the bestseller...


My Life as a Boy: A Woman's Story

by Kim Chernin

By turns provocative and startlingly revealing, MY LIFE AS A BOY is the story of a woman trying to figure out what love is, trying to understand what happens between desire and the determination to possess...