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Jealousy: The Other Life of Catherine M

by Catherine Millet & Helen Stevenson

After the pleasure comes the pain. The Sexual Life of Catherine M, Catherine Millet's analysis of the many forms and flavours of sexual pleasure, was internationally admired, and not just for its literary qualities....


La Grande Therese: The Greatest Swindle of the Century

by S Hilary & Hilary Spurling

While writing her biography of Matisse, which won the Whitbread Biography and Book of the Year 2005, Hilary Spurling came across the scandal that nearly destroyed the French Third Republic. Reading like a novella,...


A Secret Madness: The Story of a Marriage

by Elaine Bass

In post-war London two girls are relieved to find husbands. One lands the 1950s dream of wealth and security. The other, Elaine, endures fourteen years married to a man with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. At...


Promise Me: How a Sister's Love Launched the Global Movement to End Breast Cancer

by Nancy G. Brinker

Suzy and Nancy Goodman were more than sisters. They were best friends, confidantes, and partners in the grand adventure of life. For three decades, nothing could separate them. Not college, not marriage, not...


The Unexpected Patriot

by Shannen Rossmiller & Sue Carswell

After 9/11, when the nation was still in shock over the unprecedented attack on U.S. soil, Shannen Rossmiller, a country judge and mother of three in rural Montana, was formulating a plan. Soon she was devouring...


Curriculum Vitae: A Volume of Autobiography

by Muriel Spark

Muriel Spark's bracingly salty memoir is a no-holds-barred trip through an extraordinary writer's life.It is no surprise that one of Muriel Spark's most lively and entertaining works would be her own memoir,...


Shall We Play That One Together?

by Paul de Barros

In a world dominated by men, Marian McPartland distinguished herself as one of the greatest jazz pianists of her age

Born in the UK as Margaret Marian Turner, Marian McPartland learned to play classical piano,...


Final Rose

by Shawntel Newton

A small-town funeral director/embalmer goes on The Bachelor TV show competing for the love of a Southern gentleman. Shawntel describes her search for love, working with the deceased, and inspirational stories...


Sandra Day O'Connor: Justice in the Balance

by Ann McFeatters

Learn how O'Connor became the Court's most important vote on such issues as abortion, affirmative action, the death penalty, the role of religion in society, and the election of a president, decisions that shaped...


Not Quite Nirvana: A Skeptic's Journey to Mindfulness

by Rachel Neumann

The book is a memoir of how a skeptical, fast-talking New Yorker became Thich Nhat Hanh's editor, turned forty, realized she was aging, and slowly and reluctantly started to absorb mindfulness practice and grow...


Not Done Yet: Living Through Breast Cancer

by Laurie Kingston

Not Done Yet opens a window on one woman's journey through breast cancer treatment, recovery, recurrence, and beyond. When she found a lump in her breast in December 2005, Laurie Kingston was thirty-eight, with...


Marmee & Louisa: The Untold Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Mother

by Eve Laplante

Louisa May Alcott was one of the most successful and bestselling authors of her day, earning more than any of her male contemporaries. Her classic Little Women has been a mainstay of American literature since...


Dear Pussycat

by Helen Gurley Brown

Dear Pussycat:

Some of us find it easier to say in a letter whatever it is we want to express -- love, rage, outrage, affection, resentment, enthusiasm, a request to do a chore -- than we do person to person...


All We Know

by Lisa Cohen

Esther Murphy was a brilliant New York intellectual who dazzled friends and strangers with an unstoppable flow of conversation. But she never finished the books she was contracted to write—a painful failure...


Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady

by Florence King

Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady is Florence King's classic memoir of her upbringing in an eccentric Southern family, told with all the uproarious wit and gusto that has made her one of the most admired...


The Glitter and the Gold

by Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan

A new edition of Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan's memoir—the story of the "real" Lady Grantham of Downton Abbey Consuelo Vanderbilt was young, beautiful, and heir to a vast fortune. She was also in love with...


Life and Times of Mary Musgrove

by Steven C Hahn

The story of Mary Musgrove (1700-1764), a Creek Indian-English woman struggling for success in colonial society, is an improbable one.

As a literate Christian, entrepreneur, and wife of an Anglican clergyman,...


The Pleasures All Mine: A Sexual Memoir of a Submissive

by Joan Kelly

When Joan Kelly took a weekend job as a professional submissive in a private dungeon, it seemed she’d finally found a perfect outlet for her pent-up desires. Suddenly, Joan was being paid to do things she’d...


Charlotte

by Kathryn Shevelow

The life of actress Charlotte Charke transports us through the splendors and scandals of eighteenth-century London and its wicked theatrical world

Her father, Colley Cibber, was one of the eighteenth century's...


To Tell the Truth Freely

by Mia Bay

Born to slaves in 1862, Ida B. Wells became a fearless antilynching crusader, women’s rights advocate, and journalist. Wells’s refusal to accept any compromise on racial inequality caused her to be labeled...