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Elsewhere: A memoir

by Richard Russo

After eight commanding works of fiction, the Pulitzer Prize winner now turns to memoir in a hilarious, moving, and always surprising account of his life, his parents, and the upstate New York town they all struggled...


Lying: A Metaphorical Memoir

by Lauren Slater

"The beauty of Lauren Slater's prose is shocking," said Newsday about Welcome to My Country, and now, in this powerful and provocative new book, Slater brilliantly explores a mind, a body, and a life under siege....


The Girl Who Fell to Earth

by Sophia Al-Maria

When Sophia Al-Maria's mother sends her away from rainy Washington State to stay with her husband's desert-dwelling Bedouin family in Qatar, she intends it to be a sort of teenage cultural boot camp. What her...


My Guantanamo Diary: The Detainees and the Stories They Told Me

by Mahvish Khan

Mahvish Khan is the only Afghan-American to walk into Guantanamo of her own accord. This unique book is her story, and the story of the men she grew to know uniquely well inside the cages of Guantanamo. Mahvish...


Escape to Freedom

by Leon Rubinstein & Michael Berenbaum

As a ten-year-old child, Leon Rubinstein fled Germany with his parents in 1933 to Luxembourg and then Belgium, which they fled again on the morning of the Nazi invasion. They dwelt quietly as refugees in the...


Not Done Yet: Living Through Breast Cancer

by Laurie Kingston

Not Done Yet opens a window on one woman's journey through breast cancer treatment, recovery, recurrence, and beyond. When she found a lump in her breast in December 2005, Laurie Kingston was thirty-eight, with...


Thirty Days with My Father: Finding Peace from Wartime PTSD

by Christal PhD & Edward PhD

When Christal Presley's father was eighteen, he was drafted to Vietnam. Like many men of that era who returned home with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), he was never the same. Christal's father spent...


The Reenactments: A Memoir

by Nick Flynn

A literary tour de force about the making of a film and representation from a master of the memoir form.For Nick Flynn, that game we all play-the who-would-play-you-in-the-movie-of-your-life game-has been resolved....


Memoir of the Sunday Brunch

by Julia Pandl

For Julia Pandl, the rite of passage into young-adulthood included mandatory service at her family’s restaurant, where she watched as her father—who was also the chef—ruled with the strictness of a drill...


Out of Place: A Memoir

by Edward W. Said

From one of the most important intellectuals of our time comes an extraordinary story of exile and a celebration of an irrecoverable past. A fatal medical diagnosis in 1991 convinced Edward Said that he should...


Liberation

by Christopher Isherwood

"A slip of a wild boy: with quick silver eyes," as Virginia Woolf saw him in the 1930s, Christopher Isherwood journeyed and changed with his century, until, by the 1980s, he was celebrated as the finest prose...


Half Empty

by David Rakoff

The inimitably witty David Rakoff, New York Times bestselling author of Don’t Get Too Comfortable, defends the commonsensical notion that you should always assume the worst, because you’ll never be disappointed....


Parallel Play: Growing Up with Undiagnosed Asperger's

by Tim Page

An affecting memoir of life as a boy who didn’t know he had Asperger’s syndrome until he became a man.

In 1997, Tim Page won the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism for his work as the chief classical music critic...


With Robert Lowell and His Circle: Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, Elizabeth Bishop, Stanley Kunitz & Others

Spine Intact, Some Creases

by Victor J. Banis

A legendary name from the Golden Age of Paperbacks, VICTOR J. BANIS spins a witty and exuberant tale of A Thousand and One Knights, flitting blithely from tale to tail, in one era and out the other. Part autobiography,...


Travelling to Infinity: My Life With Stephen

by Jane Hawking

Complete with exclusive photographs of the couple, this moving and engaging memoir written by Stephen Hawking’s first wife covers the turbulent years of her marriage with the astrophysics genius, her traumatic...


Being Santa Claus: What I Learned about the True Meaning of Christmas

by Sal Lizard & Jonathan Lane

A veteran Santa reveals heartwarming true stories and lessons from his twenty-year career spreading Christmas magic.

With the holiday shopping season beginning earlier each year, more than ever, Americans are...


Reel Life Lessons ... So Far

by Rico Rodriguez & Laura Morton

“I love to entertain people and make them laugh. Whether through Manny or by just being myself, making people laugh is the greatest feeling in the world. Getting an opportunity to do that at my age has taught...


The Weak Send Rocks, The Strong Send Rockets

by Marek Arnaud

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Get a close up and personal view of what it's like to be an international diplomat. Marek Arnaud's account is a dynamic compilation of aphorisms, jokes, one-liners, observations and critiques about...


In the New World: Growing Up with America from the Sixties to the Eighties

by Lawrence Wright

We first meet Larry Wright in 1960. He is thirteen and moving with his family to Dallas, the essential city of the New World just beginning to rise across the southern rim of the United States. As we follow...