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High: Confession of an International Drug Smuggler

by Brian O'Dea

In the early 1980s, Brian O’Dea was operating a $100 million a year, 120-man drug smuggling business, and had developed a terrifying cocaine addiction. Under increasing threat from the DEA in 1986 for importing...


Out Of The Wilderness

by Tony Benn

1963 saw Labour's emergence from its 'wilderness years' in Opposition, and the election of Harold Wilson following the unexpected death of Hugh Gaitskell. In the first Wilson government of 1964 Benn was made...


Dummy: A Memoir

by David Patten

DUMMY From his birth in 1954, David Patten was unbearably sensitive to the world around him. Overwhelmed with confusing and disorienting stimuli, he withdrew into an inner world. Unable to concentrate or learn...


Kernels of Hope

by Bob Kaku, Gail Kaku & other contributors

Kernels of Hope: Real People, Real Stories are riveting stories about triumphs over terminal illness, overcoming money problems, breaking free of addictions, saving a marriage and more. For a comprehensive overview,...


Here Lies: An Autobiography: An Autobiography

by Eric Ambler

Winner of the Edgar Award, Eric Ambler’s autobiography Here Lies is an intriguing look inside the mind of one of our greatest thriller writers. Here the famously recalcitrant Ambler peels back the layers of...


The Undefeated

by George Paloczi-Horvath & Agi Argent

George Paloczi-Horvath was born in 1908 into the feudal nobility of Hungary. Despite his privileged background, he came to realize that his family’s wealth was based on the exploitation of a brutalized peasantry....


100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do: A Memoir

by Kim Stafford

Bret and Kim Stafford, the oldest children of the poet and pacifist William Stafford, were pals. Bret was the good son, the obedient public servant, Kim the itinerant wanderer. In this family of two parent teachers,...


Stories I'd Tell My Children (But Maybe Not Until They're Adults)

by Michael N. Marcus

Stories I'd Tell My Children (but maybe not until they're adults) is mostly hysterically funny, sometimes poignant and profound, often bawdy and always delightful.

The book includes more than 100 stories that...


On Horseback and Healing

by Sharon Miller Blake

On Horseback and Healing is the memoir of an abused, neglected girl-child who finds escape and healing through her relationships with her horses. On the back of her pony, and later on her horses, she finds comfort...


My Name is Mary: A Memoir

by Mary Fisher

"The AIDS virus is not a political creature. It does not care whether you are Democrat or Republican. It does not ask whether you are Black or White, male or female, gay or straight, young or old. Tonight I...


Only the Makers Name

by Ray Blyth

Only The Makers Name is the poignant and reflective memoir of acclaimed Flying Instructor Ray Blyth. Spanning the years of his childhood growing up in a small terraced house on the outskirts of King?s Lynn in...


Family and Love

by Paul Tagney

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Originally written in 1969, when he was twenty-four, Paul's book initially describes his early years in Bristol, England, a brief torrid equatorial experience, and subsequent immigration by ship to...


The Anti-Therapist: Interrogations and Interventions with Sex Offenders

by Keaton Albertson

While working as a treatment facilitator for sex offenders at an inpatient mental health institution, Keaton Albertson conducted clinical interviews with the likes of goat fuckers, urinal lickers, and fecal...


Diary of Annie's War - The Diary of an Englishwoman in Germany During WW1

by Annie Droege

Annie’s War tells the story of an Englishwoman held under virtual house arrest in Germany during the First World War. Annie Drummond Dröege had moved from the United Kingdom to Germany when her husband Arthur...


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,...