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Hitless Wonder: A Life in Minor League Rock and Roll

by Joe Oestreich

A classic underdog story about a local band that almost hits the big time.

 

Everyone knows the price of fame. Hitless Wonder measures the price of obscurity. What happens when you chase a dream into middle...


The Long Walk: M/TV

by Slavomir Rawicz

The harrowing true tale of seven escaped Soviet prisoners who desperately marched out of Siberia through China, the Gobi Desert, Tibet, and over the Himalayas to British India.


Paper Dollhouse: The Story of My Mother, Her Strength and Sacrifices, and My Journey to Become a Doctor

by Lisa M Masterson

In Paper Dollhouse, Dr. Lisa Masterson traces a journey that begins with an unconventional childhood shaped by her larger-than-life mother, who broke away from an abusive husband in Louisiana to find new opportunities...


Diary of a Company Man: Losing a Job, Finding a Life

by James S. Kunen

James S. Kunen—author of The Strawberry Statement, an account of the 1968 student uprising at Columbia University—chronicles his adventures on the road to finding meaning in work and life. He traces his...


Creative Is a Verb: If You're Alive, You're Creative

by Patti Digh

A guidebook for all who call themselves artists and those who need permission to re-insert creativity into their lives.


You Saved Me, Too: What a Holocaust Survivor Taught Me about Living, Dying, Fighting, Loving, and Swearing in Yiddish

by Susan Kushner Resnick & Martell Agency

Aron Lieb approached Sue Resnick at a Jewish Community Center fifteen years ago and found a companion and soul mate who was steadfastly by his side for the rest of his life. You Saved Me, Too is the incredible...


Retired at 48: One Couple's Journey to a Pensionless Retirement

by A. R. English

There was a time when it was common to have a company pension to live on after you stopped working. These days, company pensions are rare and a large percentage of the workforce needs to rely on their own savings...


Highs in the Low Fifties: How I Stumbled through the Joys of Single Living

by Marion Winik

A cross between Nora Ephron and David Sedaris, longtime NPR commentator Marion Winik has a uniquely hilarious and relatable way of looking at life. Her stories of being single in middle age, marked by stylish...


Beyond the Bear: How I Learned to Live and Love Again after Being Blinded by a Bear

by Dan Bigley & Debra McKinney

A 25-year-old backcountry wanderer, a man happiest exploring wild places with his dog, Dan Bigley woke up one midsummer morning to a day full of promise. Before it was over, after a stellar day of salmon fishing...


Confessions of a Sociopath: A Life Spent Hiding in Plain Sight

by M.E. Thomas

A PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST OF 2013 STAFF PICK

As M.E. Thomas says of her fellow sociopaths, “We are your neighbors, your coworkers, and quite possibly the people closest to you: lovers, family, friends. Our risk-seeking...


Kon-Tiki

by Thor Heyerdahl

Kon-Tiki is the record of an astonishing adventure -- a journey of 4,300 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean by raft. Intrigued by Polynesian folklore, biologist Thor Heyerdahl suspected that the South Sea...


Ever By My Side: A Memoir in Eight [Acts] Pets

by Nick Trout

“The lessons that these animals taught me have been subtle, startling, and inspirational, playing a small but vital part in helping to shape the person you see with the stethoscope around his neck.” —Dr....


Attempting Normal

by Marc Maron

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

People make a mess.

 

Marc Maron was a parent-scarred, angst-filled, drug-dabbling, love-starved comedian who dreamed of a simple life: a wife, a home, a sitcom to call his own. But instead...


Bad Boy: My Life On and Off the Canvas

by Eric Fischl & Michael Stone

In Bad Boy, renowned American artist Eric Fischl has written a penetrating, often searing exploration of his coming of age as an artist, and his search for a fresh narrative style in the highly charged and competitive...


Solo

by Hope Solo

"My family doesn't do happy endings. We do sad endings or frustrating endings or no endings at all. We are hardwired to expect the next interruption or disappearance or broken promise."

Hope Solo is the face...


Seldom Disappointed

Agatha Award for Best Non-Fiction 2001

by Tony Hillerman

When Tony Hillerman looks back at seventy-six years spent getting from hardtimes farm boy to bestselling author, he sees lots of evidence that Providence was poking him along. For example, when an absentminded...


Someone Could Get Hurt: A Memoir of Twenty-First-Century Parenthood

by Drew Magary

A sharp, funny, and heartfelt memoir about fatherhood and the ups and downs of raising a family in modern America

No one writes about family quite like Drew Magary. In Someone Could Get Hurt, he reflects on...


Good Morning, MR Sarra: My Life Working for a Stronger, Smarter Future for Our Children

by Chris Sarra

The remarkable true story of one man’s fight to turn the tide of low expectations, this account follows educator Chris Sarra from his humble beginnings in a large Italian-Aboriginal family to his triumphant...


Hounded: The Lowdown on Life from Three Dachshunds

by Matt Ziselman

Living with three strong-willed, highly individual Dachshunds can be equal parts entertaining, frustrating and rewarding. Just ask Matt Ziselman.

Armed with a fresh, creative voice that is unabashedly cranky...


She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders

by Jennifer Finney Boylan

The provocative bestseller She’s Not There is the winning, utterly surprising story of a person changing genders. By turns hilarious and deeply moving, Jennifer Finney Boylan explores the territory that lies...