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Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

by Amy Chua

The New York Times Book Review

"[E]ntertaining, bracingly honest and, yes, thought-provoking."

At once provocative and laugh-out-loud funny, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother ignited a global parenting debate...


Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

by Joshua Foer

The blockbuster phenomenon that charts an amazing journey of the mind while revolutionizing our concept of memory

An instant bestseller that is poised to become a classic, Moonwalking with Einstein recounts Joshua...


Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times

by Jennifer Worth

The highest-rated drama in BBC history, Call the Midwife will delight fans of Downton Abbey

Viewers everywhere have fallen in love with this candid look at post-war London. In the 1950s, twenty-two-year-old...


Philomena: A Mother, Her Son, and a Fifty-Year Search (Movie Tie-in)

by Martin Sixsmith & Judi Dench

New York Times Bestseller

Now a major motion picture starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan and nominated for four Academy Awards: the heartbreaking true story of an Irishwoman and the secret she kept for 50 years...


There Was A Country: A Personal History of Biafra

by Chinua Achebe

From the legendary author of Things Fall Apart-a long-awaited memoir of coming of age in a fragile new nation, and its destruction in a tragic civil war

For more than forty years, Chinua Achebe has maintained...


A School for My Village: A Promise to the Orphans of Nyaka

by Twesigye Jackson Kaguri & Susan Urbanek Linville

The extraordinary story of one man's gift to orphaned children in need of hope

Can one person really make a difference in the world? Twesigye Jackson Kaguri overcame tremendous odds as he followed his dream...


Even Silence Has an End: My Six Years of Captivity in the Colombian Jungle

by Ingrid Betancourt

"Betancourt's riveting account...is an unforgettable epic of moral courage and human endurance." -Los Angeles Times

In the midst of her campaign for the Colombian presidency in 2002, Ingrid Betancourt traveled...


Just Don't Fall: A Hilariously True Story of Childhood, Cancer, Amputation, Romantic Yearning, Truth, and Olympic Greatness

by Josh Sundquist

Read Josh Sundquist's posts on the Penguin Blog.

"Just Don't Fall is one of the most inspiring books I have ever read-not too mention poignant and funny." -A.J. Jacobs

This winning memoir of triumph over tragedy...


Riding in Cars with Boys: Confessions of a Bad Girl Who Makes Good

by Beverly Donofrio

Denied college, Beverly Donofrio lost interest in everything but riding around town in cars, drinking and smoking, and rebelling against authority. She got married and divorced and finally ended up in an elite...


The Unforgiving Minute: A Soldier's Education

by Craig M. Mullaney

"One of the most thoughtful and honest accounts ever written by a young Army officer confronting all the tests of life." -Bob Woodward

In this surprise bestseller, West Point grad, Rhodes scholar, Airborne...


Lifesaving Lessons: Notes from an Accidental Mother

by Linda Greenlaw

New York Times-bestselling author Linda Greenlaw tells of her greatest challenge: adopting a teenage daughter

The only female swordfish boat captain in the country and a survivor of the real Perfect Storm, Linda...


The Disaster Diaries: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Apocalypse

by Sam Sheridan

Gain the basic skills you'd need to live through a cataclysmic event-one humbling and angst-filled lesson at a time

We're inundated daily with images of chaos and catastrophe from movies, books, and the nightly...


Laurie Baker

by Gautam Bhatia

The Definitive Biography of Laurie Baker Laurie Baker has worked in India for over forty years and is renowned for being one of the very few architects in the world to have designed and built buildings as diverse...


Double Life

by Alyque Padamsee

A Double Life traces the life and times of Alyque Padamsee, godfather of Indian advertising and patriarch of English theatre in India. Padamsee takes the reader backstage with him on an exciting, and sometimes...


Mera racket, Meri Duniya

by Saina Nehwal

‘. . . being a player from India defines who I am. When I play, it’s for my parents, my coach, and my country.’ Meet Saina Nehwal—India’s star badminton player and World Number 4, Padma Shri and Khel...


Amen

by Sister Jesme

On 31 August 2008, Sister Jesme left the Congregation of Mother of Carmel. The authorities repeated attempts to have her declared insane, she says, left her no other option. This book, a first of its kind in...


Un Amico Italiano: Eat, Pray, Love in Rome

by Luca Spaghetti & Antony Shugaar

"Luca Spaghetti is not only one of my favorite people in the world, but also a natural-born storyteller. . . . This [is a] marvelous book." -Elizabeth Gilbert

When Luca Spaghetti (yes, that's really his name)...


Drunk Mom: A Memoir

by Jowita Bydlowska

"An intense, complex and disturbing story, bravely and beautifully told. I read Drunk Mom with my jaw on the floor, which doesn't happen to me that often." - Lena Dunham

Three years after giving up drinking,...


A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter

by William Deresiewicz

Before Jane Austen, William Deresiewicz was a very different young man. A sullen and arrogant graduate student, he never thought Austen would have anything to offer him. Then he read Emma—and everything changed....


Black Milk: On the Conflicting Demands of Writing, Creativity, and Motherhood

by Elif Shafak

A thoughtful and incisive meditation on literature, motherhood, and spiritual wellbeing from Turkey's leading female author

After the birth of her first child, Elif Shafak experienced a profound personal crisis....