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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,...


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...