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Model Patient

by Karen Duffy

From Revlon spokesmodel to film actress to one of People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People," Karen Duffy was living the life most of us only dream of. Then her whirlwind life of celebrity parties came to...


American Childhood

by Annie Dillard

A book that instantly captured the hearts of readers across the country, An American Childhood is Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Dillard's poignant, vivid memoir of growing up in Pittsburgh in the 1950s....


First Ladies: An Intimate Group Portrait of White House Wives

by Margaret Truman

This well-informed, intimate look at 29 women whose lives were intertwined with those who lead and have led this country presents forthright interviews with Lady Bird Johnson, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Reagan,...


Leaving Church

by Barbara Brown Taylor

By now I expected to be a seasoned parish minister, wearing black clergy shirts grown gray from frequent washing. I expected to love the children who hung on my legs after Sunday morning services until they...


Waiting

by Debra Ginsberg

A veteran waitress dishes up a spicy and robust account of life as it really exists behind kitchen doors.

Part memoir, part social commentary, part guide to how to behave when dining out, Debra Ginsberg's book...


No Lifeguard on Duty

by Janice Dickinson

A rollicking memoir by one of the greatest (and most outrageous) supermodels of the 1970s.

Janice Dickinson was not only the first of the supermodels, she endured a nightmarishly traumatic childhood at the hands...


Phrenology - How to Tell Your Own and Your Friend's Character from the Shape of the Head

by Charles H. Olin

In this book Olin sets forth the teachings of the great phrenologists of the past, together with the latest and best ideas on the subject, in what is intended to be a simple, clear and interesting manner. So...


Betty Bumpers: Champion of Childhood Immunization and Peace

by Anna L. Eblen & Martha Jane Eblen

Betty Bumpers: Champion of Childhood Immunization and Peace explores the significance of Bumpers’ work, situating her story within the context of the history and society of the late twentieth century. Her...


Bootstrapper: From Broke to Badass on a Northern Michigan Farm

by Mardi Jo Link

Poignant, irreverent, and hilarious: a memoir about survival and self-discovery, by an indomitable woman who never loses sight of what matters most. 

It’s the summer of 2005, and Mardi Jo Link’s dream...


Tantra Goddess: A Memoir of Sexual Awakening

by Caroline Muir

The revealing memoir of the tantric sex pioneer at the forefront of the now burgeoning tantric movement.


Two in the Far North

by Margaret E Murie & Terry Tempest Williams

This autobiography by the "mother of the American environmental movement" is compelling, and insightful into the long 101 year life of an ordinary woman who accomplished extraordinary things.


Shakespeare's Wife

by Germaine Greer

Little is known about Ann Hathaway, the wife of England's greatest playwright; a great deal, none of it complimentary, has been assumed. The omission of her name from Shakespeare's will has been interpreted...


A Boy I Once Knew: What a Teacher Learned from Her Student

by Elizabeth Stone

One morning, a box was delivered to Elizabeth Stone's door. It held ten years of personal diaries and a letter that began "Dear Elizabeth, You must be wondering why I left you my diaries in my will. After all,...


Searching... Fifty Shades of Sight

by Audrey Ellis

childhood trauma; childhood memories; wartime romance; blitzen; blitzkrieg; childhood hope childhood; war between the states; personal recovery; war; london; warfare; london stories; wartime; personals; childhood...


The Women Who Raised Me

by Victoria Rowell

Born as a ward of the state of Maine, the child of an unmarried Yankee blueblood mother and an unknown black father, Victoria Rowell beat the odds. The Women Who Raised Me is the remarkable story of her rise...


Smile at Strangers: And Other Lessons in the Art of Living Fearlessly

by Susan Schorn

A rollicking memoir about the rewards of risk and the surprising facts of safety and self-defense, from a woman who has earned two black belts in her pursuit of living fearlessly.


The Book of Sarahs

by Catherine E. McKinley

Suffused with longing, this rueful, passionate memoir about an adopted woman's search for her birth parents explores themes of race and family. Catherine McKinley was one of only a few thousand African American...


The Writing Life

by Annie Dillard

Annie Dillard has written eleven books, including the memoir of her parents, An American Childhood; the Northwest pioneer epic The Living; and the nonfiction narrative Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. A gregarious recluse,...


Epilogue

by Anne Roiphe

Anne Roiphe was not quite seventy years old when her husband of nearly forty years unexpectedly passed away. But it was not until her daughters placed a personal ad in a literary journal that Roiphe began to...


Dancing to the Precipice

by Caroline Moorehead

Her canvases were the court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette; the Great Terror; America at the time of Washington and Jefferson; Paris under the Directoire and then under Napoleon; Regency London; the battle...