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I'm Down

by Mishna Wolff

      Mishna Wolff grew up in a poor black neighborhood with her single father, a white man who truly believed he was black.  “He strutted around with a short perm, a Cosby-esqe sweater, gold chains...


The Shaking Woman or A History of My Nerves

by Siri Hustvedt

In this unique neurological memoir Siri Hustvedt attempts to solve her own mysterious condition

While speaking at a memorial event for her father in 2006, Siri Hustvedt suffered a violent seizure from the neck...


Our Life in Gardens

by Joe Eck & Wayne Winterrowd

This is the third book we have written together, though separately we have written others . . . But to say ‘written separately’ makes no sense, for when two lives have been bent for so many years on one...


The Entertainer: Movies, Magic, and My Father's Twentieth Century

by Margaret Talbot

Using the life and career of her father, an early Hollywood actor, New Yorker writer Margaret Talbot tells the thrilling story of the rise of popular culture through a transfixing personal lens. The arc of Lyle...


Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die

by Willie Nelson & Kinky Friedman

You won't see no sad and teary eyes

When I get my wings, and it's my time to fly

Just call my friends and tell them

There's a party, come on by

So just roll me up and smoke me when I die

In Roll Me Up and Smoke...


Sh*t Runs Downhill

by Kevin W. Batch

Synopsis:

Add together some interesting stories, plenty of humour and some clogged drains, and you get Sh*t Runs Downhill: A Collection of Stories and Life Lessons from a Plumber's Memoir.

This funny book...


Heading South, Looking North

by Ariel Dorfman

Ariel dorfman has been hailed as one of the "greatest living Latin American novelists" (Newsweek) and a "storyteller of almost mythic intensity" (The Financial Times).  In his brilliant memoir, Heading South,...


When Memory Comes

by Saul Friedländer & Helen R. Lane

This remarkable memoir, by a distinguished historian, grows out of the loose framework of a diary written in Israel during the tense last few months of 1977.  In a series of flashbacks, Saul Friedlander evokes...


To Reach the Clouds

by Philippe Petit

An artist of the air re-creates his six-year plot to pull off an act of incomparable beauty and imagination

One late-summer day, a feat of unimaginable audacity was perpetrated on the twin towers of the World...


The Four of Us

by Elizabeth Swados

The moving story of the author's talented family, which is haunted by the tragedy of the first child's schizophrenia. Four essays, one for each family member's story, combine to create a complex and resonant...


I, Wabenzi

by Rafi Zabor

Some time ago Rafi Zabor sat down to write a brief narrative of the year 1986. That was the year he set out across two continents in a used Mercedes--"Wabenzi" is the Swahili word for a member of the Mercedes-owning...


My Life as a Traitor

by Zarah Ghahramani & Robert Hillman

At the age of twenty, an Iranian student named Zarah Ghahramani was swept off the streets of Tehran and taken to the notorious Evin prison, where criminals and political dissidents were held side by side in...


Blindsided

by Jim Cole & Tim Vandehey

Jim Cole has spent years tramping into the depths of places like Alaska, Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park in search of grizzlies, seeing these magnificent, powerful and reclusive animals...


Origins

by Amin Maalouf & Catherine Temerson

Origins, by the world-renowned writer Amin Maalouf, is a sprawling, hemisphere-spanning, intergenerational saga. Set during the last quarter of the nineteenth century and the first quarter of the twentieth—in...


A Life Like Other People's

by Alan Bennett

FROM ONE OF BRITAIN’S GREATEST LIVING WRITERS AND THE AUTHOR OF THE UNCOMMON READER, A FAMILY MEMOIR AND UNIQUE WORK OF ART—A LIFE LIKE OTHER IS ALAN BENNETT AT HIS BEST

In this poignant memoir of his parents’...


Drunk & Disorderly, Again: My Name Is Hoot, I'm an Alcoholic

by Claude Hoot Hooten

Hooten-one of radio's most successful on-air personalities-battled alcoholism his entire life. With this work, he hopes to reach those "functioning" alcoholics who want a better life for themselves and their...


Ballad for Baghdad: An Ex-Hippie Chick Viet Nam War Protester's Three Years in Iraq

by Ali Elizabeth Turner

How did an ex-hippie chick Viet Nam War protester become a fierce soldier supporter, living in a combat zone in an increasingly unpopular war? From 2004 to 2007, Ali Elizabeth Turner had the chance of a lifetime...


The Duchess of Windsor: A Memoir

by Lady Mosley (Diana Mosley), Dia Mitford

‘Irresistible. One controversial expatriate on another.’ – Philip Mansel ‘Vivid.’ – Michael Bloch ‘Wit and intelligence.’ – Philip Ziegler ‘Cracking photographs.’ – Evening Standard An intimate...


In Ruin Reconciled: A Memoir of Anglo-Ireland 1913-1959

by Joan de Vere

In Ruin Reconciled, A Memoir of Anglo-Ireland 1913-1959 (t'hat country of the mind'), tells the story of an orphan girl adopted by Anglo-Irish parents and brought to live in the Big House of Curragh Chase, Adare,...


Licking the Spoon: A Memoir of Food, Family, and Identity

by Candace Walsh

Recipes and cookbooks, meals and mouthfuls have framed the way Candace Walsh sees the world for as long as she can remember, from her frosting-spackled childhood to her meat-eschewing college years to her post-college...