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The Dream: A Memoir

by Harry Bernstein

“Dreams played an important part in our lives in those early days in England. Our mother invented them for us to make up for all the things we lacked and to give us some hope for the future.”

During the hard...


Telling

by Marion Winik

Combining the insight of Anna Quindlen and the comic storytelling of Garrison Keillor with her own singularly outrageous humor, Marion Winik has captivated thousands of listeners on NPR's All Things Considered...


Things I've Been Silent About

by Azar Nafisi

BONUS: This edition contains a Things I've Been Silent About discussion guide.

In this stunning personal story of growing up in Iran, Azar Nafisi shares her memories of living in thrall to a powerful and complex...


Swimming to Antarctica: Tales of a Long-Distance Swimmer

by Lynne Cox

• At age fourteen, she swam twenty-six miles from Catalina Island to the California mainland.

• At ages fifteen and sixteen, she broke the men’s and women’s world records for swimming the English Channel—a...


The Seven Deadly Sins: A Celebration of Vice and Virtue

by Todd McEwan, Ali Smith & John Sutherland

We live with the idea of sin every day – from the greatest transgressions to the tiniest misdemeanours. But surely the concept was invented for an age where divine retribution and eternal punishment dominated...


After All These Years: Our Gypsy Journey Continues

by Maggie Smith-Bendell

Set in the context of the Gypsies’ long and rich history, this autobiography secures the memories of the old ways of Gypsy life and culture at the dawn of the 21st century. Full of the author’s vivid recollections,...


Alternadad

by Neal Pollack

With the publication of Alternadad, Neal Pollack became the spokesperson for a new generation of parents. Pollack, a self-styled party guy known mostly for outrageous literary antics, recounts how he and his...


Staying True

by Jenny Sanford

BONUS: This edition contains a Staying True discussion guide.

In this candid and compelling memoir, the first lady of South Carolina reveals the private ordeal behind her very public betrayal—and offers inspiration...


Loon: A Marine Story

by Jack Mclean

“Kids like me didn’t go to Vietnam,” writes Jack McLean in his compulsively readable memoir. Raised in suburban New Jersey, he attended the Phillips Academy in Andover, MA, but decided to put college on...


The Garden Cottage Diaries: My Year in the Eighteenth Century

by Fiona J Houston

“Done with great wit and intelligent determination”( The Guardian) “A riveting tale of a rather extraordinary journey” (Family History Monthly) Bemoaning the evils of the modern diet, Fiona Houston was...


Come Dance With Me: A Memoir 1898-1956

by Ninette de Valois

Ninette de Valois, the world-famous prima ballerina, was born Edris Stannus in 1898 and raised at Baltiboys in County Wicklow. In this autobiography, first published in 1957 and now appearing in a new paperback...


Home Truths: A Deep East Texas Memory

by Gerald Duff

Novelist Gerald Duff grew up both in Polk County, in Deep East Texas, and in Nederland, near the Gulf Coast, two drastically different areas in terms of social and economic status, and the way they interact....


The Life and Times of the Code Talker

by Chester Nez & Judith Schiess Avila

Chester Nez’s memoir was just the beginning. Here are more stories and photos from the last remaining Navajo Code Talker of World War II.

After the publication of his book, Code Talker, Chester Nez reflects...


The Burn Journals

by Brent Runyon

I don’t want to get out of bed.I’m so stupid.I did so many things wrong.I don’t know what to do.I’m going to be in so much trouble.What am I going to do?I’m completely screwed.In 1991, fourteen-year-old...


The Great Typo Hunt: Two Friends Changing the World, One Correction at a Time

by Jeff Deck & Benjamin D. Herson

The signs of the times are missing apostrophes.

 

The world needed a hero, but how would an editor with no off-switch answer the call? For Jeff Deck, the writing was literally on the wall: “NO TRESSPASSING.”...


A Road Trip Into America's Hidden Heart - Traveling the Back Roads, Backwoods and Back Yards

by John Drake Robinson

He bought the car a dozen years ago. Together, they traveled every mile of every road on his highway map, a 250,000 mile journey to discover the real America beyond the interstate. Real people. Obscure places....


The Quiet Mind

by John E. Coleman

A fascinating, engaging, and unique memoir, this story covers John Coleman’s life after his cover is blown as a CIA agent in Asia in the late 1950s, leading him to embark on a vigorous pursuit of spiritual...


Stage Whispers: Douglas Wilmer The Memoirs

by Douglas Wilmer & Philip Porter

Douglas Wilmer takes the reader inside the actor's dressing room for this deliciously honest and beautifully written account of the trials and tribulations of working with some of the world's most iconic stars...


Under Surge, Under Siege: The Odyssey of Bay St. Louis and Katrina

by Ellis Anderson

Hurricane Katrina tore into Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, raking away lives, buildings, and livelihoods in a place known for its picturesque, coastal views; its laid-back, artsy downtown; and its deep-dyed southern...


A Sailor's War

by W. G. Mattin

"That's the spirit, boy. Get behind a bloody great gun and knock the hell out of somebody." With these words G. W. Mattin's employer gave his full support when he volunteered for the Royal Navy in 1940. As soon...