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Confessions of Joan the Tall

by Joan Cusack Handler

Freedom and awakening of an adolescent, Bronx bred, Irish Catholic girl


Going to the Dogs

Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence

by Geoffrey Canada & Jamar Nicholas

A new edition, including the story of the founding of the Harlem Children’s Zone

 

Long before the avalanche of praise for his work—from Oprah Winfrey, from President Bill Clinton, from President Barack...


Bend, Not Break: A Life in Two Worlds

by Ping Fu & MeiMei Fox

“Bamboo is flexible, bending with the wind but never breaking, capable of adapting to any circumstance. It suggests resilience, meaning that we have the ability to bounce back even from the most difficult...


Drinking with Men: A Memoir

by Rosie Schaap

 

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A vivid, funny, and poignant memoir that celebrates the distinct...


A Real Emotional Girl: A Memoir of Love and Loss

by Tanya Chernov

A Real Emotional Girl tells the true story of young Tanya, growing up in the wonderland of her family’s summer camp. At sixteen, this idyllic life is interrupted when she must face her father’s sudden illness....


Year of the Comets: A Journey from Sadness to the Stars

by Jan DeBlieu

On the clearest nights in the darkest places you can see as many as two thousand stars. On what scaffolding are they hung? Jan DeBlieu began to wonder. Her husband had become enveloped in a depression of his...


A Private Life: Fragments, memories, friends

by Michael Kirby

A collection of reminiscences that reveal the private Michael Kirby, opening up as never before in a beautifully written, reflective and generous memoir.


Wedlocked: A Memoir

by Jay Ponteri

Married writer Jay Ponteri finds himself infatuated with a woman other than his wife and writes a manuscript to explore his feelings. Discovery of this manuscript understandably strains his marriage. Wedlocked...


Holding Silvan: A Brief Life

by Monica Wesolowska & Erica Jong

In the opening of Holding Silvan: A Brief Life, Monica Wesolowska gives birth to her first child, a healthy-seeming boy who is taken from her arms for “observation” when he won’t stop crying. Within days,...


Hiding in Plain Sight: Eluding the Nazis in Occupied France

by Sarah Lew Miller & Joyce B. Lazarus

This personal and historical account of an era conveys the day-to-day life of a teenage girl living in Nazi-occupied France with the ever-present threat of death. Despite her loneliness, hardships and the derailment...


It's Only Temporary: The Good News and the Bad News of Being Alive

by Evan Handler

What if you were supposed to die, but you didn’t? And what if, years later, your precious second chance didn’t turn out anything like you thought it would? That’s the journey Evan Handler experiences,...


Time on Fire: My Comedy of Terrors

by Evan Handler

Based on Evan Handler’s hit off-Broadway play (called by The New York Times “laceratingly funny and self-revealing”), Time on Fire is a remarkable memoir of illness and survival, love and hope—shot through...


Hunting Fish

by Jay Greenspan

If you want to prove you're a good poker player, you don't have to battle against the best. Nobody really cares if you ever bluffed Phil Ivey or got Daniel Negreanu to make a bad call. You're at the table for...


Where the Mountain Casts Its Shadow

by Maria Coffey

Without risk, say mountaineers, there would be none of the self-knowledge that comes from pushing life to its extremes. For them, perhaps, it is worth the cost. But when tragedy strikes, what happens to the...


Honeymoon with My Brother

by Franz Wisner

This is the true story of Franz Wisner, a man who thought he had it all- a high profile career and the fiancée of his dreams- when suddenly, his life turned upside down. Just days before they were to be married,...


All Will Be Well: A Memoir

by John Mcgahern

From award-winning author John McGahern, a memoir of his childhood in the Irish countryside and the beginnings of his life as a writer.McGahern describes his early years as one of seven children growing up in...


You'd Better Not Die or I'll Kill You: A Caregiver's Survival Guide to Keeping You in Good Health and Good Spirits

by Jane Heller

Bestselling writer Jane Heller thought she'd found her dream man—until he turned out to be a "frequent flier," the term doctors and nurses use to refer to patients who land in the E.R. more often than the...


Reflections of Twelve Decades

by Frank Morgan

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This informative and loving memoir about the life and times of author Frank Morgan tells the story of his years in East Africa with his beloved wife.

But the story is even much richer than that,...


Beware of Limbo Dancers: A Correspondent's Adventures with the New York Times