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Lazy B: Growing Up on a Cattle Ranch in the American Southwest

by H. Alan Day & Sandra Day O'Connor

What was it in Sandra Day O'Connor's background and early life that helped make her the woman she is today-the first female justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, and one of the most powerful women in America? In...


Cleopatra the Great

by Joann Fletcher & Dr. Joann Fletcher

World-Renowned Egyptologist Dr. Joann Fletcher offers an unparalleled look at one of history’s most fascinating leaders—Politician, Mother, and Goddess—the legendary Cleopatra.

The subject of myth for more...


Pretty Good for a Girl: The Autobiography of a Snowboarding Pioneer

by Tina Basich & Kathleen Gasperini

When Tina Basich grabbed her rented snowboard and headed to the mountains in Lake Tahoe, snowboarding wasn't even considered a sport . . . yet. It was the beginning, and could have easily gone the way of many...


Great Dames: What I Learned from Older Women

by Marie Brenner

"Fascinating, gossipy, entertaining. . . ."

New York Times Book Review

They are ten outstanding women of the century. Each had an aura, including Thelma Brenner, the first great dame her daughter ever knew....


In Defense of Women: Memoirs of an Unrepentant Advocate

by Nancy Gertner

From a “Human Rights Hero,” a memoir of her illustrious career litigating groundbreaking cases

 

In the boys' club climate of 1975, Nancy Gertner launched her career fighting a murder charge on behalf of...


A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mother

by Janny Scott

The New York Times bestseller-an unprecedented look into the life and character of the woman who raised a president.

Barack Obama has written extensively about his father but credited his mother for "what is...


Hesitation Kills: A Female Marine Officer's Combat Experience in Iraq

by Jane Blair

This riveting memoir is the first book written by a female Marine about the war in Iraq, and one of the only books written by a woman who has experienced combat first hand. Throughout her deployment, Jane kept...


Lulu: One Woman's Journey from Poverty and the Occult to Enduring Faith and True Riches

by Lulu Auger

Lulu Auger's life is what fairy tales are made of: a poor farm girl from rural Minnesota goes to Washington, D.C., to seek her fortune. On the way, she meets a dashing prince who sweeps her into marriage. Wealth...


High Heels in High Places: Walking Worthy in Way Cute Shoes

by Rhonda Rhea

Rhonda Rhea takes women on a biblical adventure with fall-off-your-high-heels humor as she teaches them to walk worthy before their God.


Planting Dandelions: Field Notes From a Semi-Domesticated Life

by Kyran Pittman

"[Pittman's] tales of modern motherhood are fearless and addictive" (People, four stars)

A regular contributor to Good Housekeeping, Kyran Pittman has won the hearts of readers with her keen eye, wicked tongue,...


The Girl's Guide to Homelessness: A Memoir

by Brianna Karp

Brianna Karp entered the workforce at age ten, supporting her mother and sister throughout her teen years in Southern California. Although her young life was scarred by violence and abuse, Karp stayed focused...


Elizabeth Taylor: The Last Star

by Kitty Kelley

“Shimmering in blue sequins and periwinkle eye shadow, Elizabeth Taylor strode onto the stage of the Mark Hellinger Theater to present the 1981 Antoinette Perry Award for Broadway’s best musical…As she...


Between Me and the River

by Carrie Host

Carrie Host knows that the diagnosis of a life-threatening illness takes a split second to change your life. When told at forty, with her youngest child just nine months old, that she had a rare form of cancer...


Mistresses of Henry VIII

by Kelly Hart

Seventeen-year-old Henry VIII was 'a youngling, he cares for nothing but girls and hunting.' Henry was considered a demi-god by his subjects, so each woman he chose was someone who had managed to stand out in...


The Secret History of the Mongol Queens: How the Daughters of Genghis Khan Rescued His Empire

by Jack Weatherford

The Mongol queens of the thirteenth century ruled the largest empire the world has ever known. Yet sometime near the end of the century, censors cut a section from The Secret History of the Mongols, leaving...


Sarah M. Peale America's First Woman Artist

by Joan King & Adolph Caso

Practically every member of the Peale family contributed to America's early art and culture and Sarah Peale was the first woman artist to have made a living from her work. Having learned to paint from her renowned...


Marilyn Monroe

by Barbara Leaming

Barbara Leaming's Marilyn Monroe is a complex, sympathetic portrait that will totally change the way we view the most enduring icon of American sexuality. To those who think they have heard all there is to hear...


The Bread of Angels: A Journey to Love and Faith

by Stephanie Saldana

A riveting memoir about one woman's journey into Syria under the Baathist regime and an unexpected love story between two strangers searching for meaning.

 

When Stephanie Saldaña arrives in Damascus, she is...


Girls Like Us: Fighting for a World Where Girls Are Not for Sale, an Activist Finds Her Calling and Heals Herself

by Rachel Lloyd

A deeply moving story by a survivor of the commercial sex industry who has devoted her career to activism and helping other young girls escape "the life"

At thirteen, Rachel Lloyd found herself caught up in a...


Elizabeth Taylor, A Passion for Life: The Wit and Wisdom of a Legend

by Joseph Papa

From the time she appeared in National Velvet, the film that skyrocketed her to international fame at age twelve in 1944, until her death, Elizabeth Taylor's beauty, allure, and personal strength captivated...