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The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

by John Perkins

Shocking Bestseller: The original version of this astonishing tell-all book spent 73 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, has sold more than 1.25 million copies, and has been translated into 32 languages....


Taking Root in Provence

by Anne-Marie Simons & Pierre Grenier

They agreed on one thing before retiring-they would travel, sniff around at other countries and other lifestyles, and discover along the way which place came closest to "having it all." There they would drop...


Dear Self: A Year In The Life of A Welfare Mother

by Richelene Mitchell, Susanah I Pittam & Imam Zaid Shakir

Dear Self is the penetrating journal of Richelene Mitchell, a young African American mother of seven struggling to raise her children while wrestling with the burden of poverty, callous public policy, and both...


A Child's Christmas in Wales

by Dylan Thomas & Ellen Raskin

In print for fifty years, this gem of lyric prose has enchanted both young and old from its very first edition. Dylan Thomas, one of the greatest poets and storytellers of the twentieth century, captures a child's-eye...


Screening Room: Family Pictures

by Alan Lightman

From the acclaimed author of the international best seller Einstein’s Dreams, here is a stunning, lyrical memoir of Memphis from the 1930s through the 1960s that includes the early days of the movies and a...


A Fifty-Year Silence: Love, War, and a Ruined House in France

by Miranda Richmond Mouillot

A young woman moves across an ocean to uncover the truth about her grandparents' mysterious estrangement and pieces together the extraordinary story of their wartime experiences

 

In 1948, after surviving World...


It Was Me All Along: A Memoir

by Andie Mitchell

A yet heartbreakingly honest, endearing memoir of incredible weight loss by a young food blogger who battles body image issues and overcomes food addiction to find self-acceptance.

 

All her life, Andie Mitchell...


The Girl from Human Street: Ghosts of Memory in a Jewish Family

by Roger Cohen

An intimate and profoundly moving Jewish family history—a story of displacement, prejudice, hope, despair, and love.

In this luminous memoir, award-winning New York Times columnist Roger Cohen turns a compassionate...


Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin: A Memoir of Our Tumultuous Years

by Frank Bailey, Ken Morris & Jeanne Devon

This explosive, up-close view of Sarah Palin comes from an inner-circle confidant who shares surprising information about how Sarah dealt with staff and perceived “enemies,” and the discrepancy between what...


An American Odyssey: The Bob Mathias Story

by Bob Mathias & Robert Mendes

Bob Mathias is a true 20th-century American hero. The youngest man ever to win the Olympic decathlon gold medal, and the only American ever to win it twice, Mathias was also a movie star, U.S. Marine, writer,...


Poachers, Polluters and Politics: A Fishery Officer's Career

by Randy Nelson

Retired fishery officer Randy Nelson’s first love was catching poachers. That obsession, plus a devious mind and enthusiasm for marathon running, spelled big trouble for law-breaking fishermen. Thirty-five...


Socialism Is Great!: A Worker's Memoir of the New China

by Lijia Zhang

With a great charm and spirit, "Socialism Is Great!" recounts Lijia Zhang's rebellious journey from disillusioned factory worker to organizer in support of the Tiananmen Square demonstrators, to eventually...


Bad Dog: A Love Story

by Martin Kihn

(A true story.)

 

Meet Hola. She’s a nightmare, but it’s not her fault if she tackles strangers and chews on furniture, or if she runs after buses and fried chicken containers and drug dealers. No one ever...


Troublemaker: A Memoir From the Front Lines of the Sixties

by Bill Zimmerman

The political memoir as rousing adventure story—a sizzling account of a life lived in the thick of every important struggle of the era.

April 1973: snow falls thick and fast on the Badlands of South Dakota....


Art and Madness: A Memoir of Lust Without Reason

by Anne Roiphe

Luminous and intensely personal, Art and Madness recounts the lost years of Anne Roiphe’s twenties, when the soon-to-be-critically-acclaimed author put her dreams of becoming a writer on hold to devote herself...


Go to the Pound and Get a Dog Then Learn to Fly an Airplane: Life's Lessons Acquired by a Country Lawyer from the Courthouse Square to the Supreme Cou

by H. Graham Swafford Jr.

With contributions from many friends, family and colleagues, Graham Swafford Jr.'s book on life lessons will make you laugh, shake your head in amazement, and will leave you quoting advice to others. The 196-page...


Miss! Miss!: Confessions of a West Country Teacher

by Una Dowding

As head of a special education unit attached to Robinswood Junior School, Gloucester, Una Dowding faced many challenges. Where parents and other teachers had perhaps given up in despair, Una had to find a way...


Strange Wonders: Searching for My Youth in America's National Parks

by Dade W Thornton

In the summer of 1962, fifteen-year-old Whit Thornton took a seven week camping trip with his parents through eleven western national parks. Among his adventures was a technical climb of the Grand Teton, 13,770...


Fishing on the Edge: He's Not Your Father's Fisherman

by Brian Kamenetzky, Andrew Kamenetzky & Mike Iaconelli

With his colorful tattoos and booming hip-hop sound track, Mike Iaconelli has turned the world of big-money competitive bass fishing upside down. In Fishing on the Edge, Iaconelli tells his own story–and it’s...


Silver Linings:: What Five Ninety-Something Women Taught Me About Positive Aging

by Peggy Brown Bonsee

Role models are not just for the young. Professional life coach Peggy Bonsee believes they are just as important in later years as when we start out in life. This book profiles five "golden ladies" who inspired...