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Designated Fat Girl: A Memoir

by Jennifer Joyner

A brutally honest memoir of life as an obese woman—

the pain, humiliation . . . and hope

 

 

Jennifer Joyner was slowly killing herself with food. She didn’t know what to fear more: dying, or knowing that...


With A Woman's Voice: A Writer's Struggle for Emotional Freedom

by Lucy Daniels

Daniels, author of Caleb, My Son, here tells of her troubled childhood, which included bouts of anorexia and mental illness. Her struggle to overcome her problems resulted in a bestselling book and a Guggenheim...


The Best of Friends: Martha and Me

by Mariana Pasternak

Set in a world of luxury and power, this is the story of two remarkable women and a friendship that changed both their lives forever.

For more than two decades, Mariana Pasternak and Martha Stewart were nearly...


Going Rogue: An American Life

by Sarah Palin

One year ago, Sarah Palin burst onto the national political stage like a comet. Yet even now, few Americans know who this remarkable woman really is.

On September 3, 2008 Alaska Governor and vice presidential...


Telling Border Life Stories: Four Mexican American Women Writers

by Donna M Kabalen de Bichara

Voices from the borderlands push against boundaries in more ways than one, as Donna M. Kabalen de Bichara ably demonstrates in this investigation into the twentieth-century autobiographical writing of four women...


Read My Pins

by Madeleine Albright

Before long, and without intending it, I found that jewelry had become part of my personal diplomatic arsenal. Former president George H. W. Bush had been known for saying "Read my lips." I began urging colleagues...


The Flame Trees of Thika: Memories of an African Childhood

by Elspeth Huxley

In an open cart Elspeth Huxley set off with her parents to travel to Thika in Kenya. As pioneering settlers, they built a house of grass, ate off a damask cloth spread over packing cases, and discovered—the...


My Prison, My Home

by Haleh Esfandiari

At the Ministry of Intelligence in Tehran, a man in a checkered shirt sits down in an easy chair. He removes several documents from his pocket and hands one to Haleh Esfandiari, a sixty-seven-year-old Iranian...


Locked In

by Judy Mozersky

Judy Mozersky was 19 when she suffered a totally incapacitating stroke. This is a story of incredible personal endurance and courage.


After the Flag Has Been Folded

by Karen Spears Zacharias

Karen Spears was nine years old, living with her family in a trailer in rural Tennessee, when her father, David Spears, was killed in the Ia Drang Valley in Vietnam. It was 1966 -- in a nation being torn apart...


Merri Dee, Life Lessons on Faith, Forgiveness & Grace

by Merri Dee

Merri Dee, legendary TV and radio personality, shares insightful lessons she has learned throughout her life in this powerful memoir. With unflinching honesty, she takes you from her humble upbringing on Chicago's...


A Good Home

by Cynthia Reyes

"A Good Home will delight your soul and touch your heart. There is magic in these words!" -DEBRA USHER, President and Editor-in-Chief, Arabella Magazine. "Cynthia Reyes' glass is almost always half full, but...


Every Moment Counts: A Life of Mary Butterwick

by Carmel Thomason

Mary Butterwick, OBE, lost her husband, John to cancer in March 1979. At that time there was no support network in the North East for those suffering from life-limiting illnesses and no real advice and support...


My Name Is Love

by Darlene Love

Featured in the film Twenty Feet From Stardom, the woman whose voice the New York Times said "is as embedded in the history of rock 'n' roll as Eric Clapton's guitar and Bob Dylan's lyrics" tells her story

Right...


Postcards from Cookie

by Caroline Clarke

"There are moments in life that you envision. Winning the lottery. Meeting the love of your life. Cradling your newborn child for the first time. And, if you're adopted, discovering your birth parents. I had...


Zen Under Fire: How I Found Peace in the Midst of War

by Marianne Elliott

One woman's fight to deliver peace and eliminate bloodshed in the midst of one of the most notorious conflicts of our time

In the tradition of Dear Zari and Barefoot in Baghdad, Zen Under Fire lays bare the...


The Dog Lived (and So Will I)

by Teresa J. Rhyne

The #1 New York Times bestseller

The #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller

The USA Today bestseller

"Funny, smart, uplifting, and fun, The Dog Lived (and So Will I) reminds us that animals are among our best teachers,...


Sweet Hell on Fire: A Memoir of the Prison I Worked in and the Prison I Lived in

by Sara Lunsford

"A gritty, raw, and engrossing voice."-Publishers Weekly

I was a bad mother,

a bad daughter,

a bad wife, a bad friend.

Boozed out and tired,

with no dreams

and no future.

But I was a good officer.

Sara Lunsford...


Margaret Fuller: A New American Life

Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography 2014

by Megan Marshall

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography   The award-winning author of The Peabody Sisters takes a fresh look at the trailblazing life of a great American heroine—Thoreau’s first editor, Emerson’s close...


Helping Me Help Myself

by Beth Lisick

Beth Lisick has had a lifelong phobia of anything slick, cheesy, or that remotely claims to provide self-empowerment. But on New Year's Day 2006, she wakes up finally able to admit that something has to change....