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Bobby's Book

by Emily Davidson, Bruce Davidson & Bob Powers

In 1998, at the very moment that a publisher had approached Bruce Davidson about a book of his 1959 Brooklyn Gang photographs, former gang leader Bobby Powers unexpectedly telephoned the Davidsons. Over the...


Ma, He Sold Me for a Few Cigarettes: A Memoir of Dublin in the 1950s

by Martha Long

"Not for the faint of heart, Long's story is a gritty, grueling, and heartbreaking testament to one girl's unbreakable spirit."—Publishers Weekly, starred review

When Martha Long's feckless mother hooks up...


My Escape: An Autobiography

by Benoite Groult

This witty autobiography captures the rich and varied life of a renowned French author and pioneering feminist, through the obstacles and movements in twentieth-century France.

 

Born in 1920 in Paris, Benoite...


The Snows of Yesteryear

by Gregor Von Rezzori, H. F. Broch De Rothermann & John Banville

Gregor von Rezzori was born in Czernowitz, a onetime provincial capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire that was later to be absorbed successively into Romania, the USSR, and the Ukraine—a town that was everywhere...


An Armenian Sketchbook

by Vasily Grossman & Robert Chandler

An NYRB Classics Original

Few writers had to confront as many of the last century’s mass tragedies as Vasily Grossman, who wrote with terrifying clarity about the Shoah, the Battle of Stalingrad, and the Terror...


My Father and Myself

by J.R. Ackerley & W.H. Auden

When his father died, J. R. Ackerley was shocked to discover that he had led a secret life. And after Ackerley himself died, he left a surprise of his own—this coolly considered, unsparingly honest account...


Memoirs of Montparnasse

by John Glassco & Louis Begley

Memoirs of Montparnasse is a delicious book about being young, restless, reckless, and without cares. It is also the best and liveliest of the many chronicles of 1920s Paris and the exploits of the lost generation....


Hindoo Holiday

by J.R. Ackerley & Eliot Weinberger

In the 1920s, the young J. R. Ackerley spent several months in India as the personal secretary to the maharajah of a small Indian principality. In his journals, Ackerley recorded the Maharajah’s fantastically...


Just Add Hormones: An Insider's Guide to the Transsexual Experience

by Matt Kailey

Matt Kailey lived as a straight woman for the first forty-two years of his life. Though happy as a social worker and teacher, he knew something wasn't right. Then he made some changes. With the help of a good...


The $60,000 Dog: My Life With Animals

by Lauren Slater

A stunning new book about the role of animals in our lives, by a popular and acclaimed writer

 

From the time she is nine years old, biking to the farmland outside her suburban home, where she discovers a disquieting...


Lessons Learned

by Katrina Davis Bias

A key lesson in Katrina Bias's unforgettable memoir, LESSONS LEARNED, is that no stereotype applies to 'growing up black' in the years from Jim Crow to Martin Luther King and beyond - at least not in Katrina's...


Save Send Delete

by Danusha V. Goska

Save Send Delete is a debate about God between polar opposites: Mira, a poor, Catholic professor and Rand, an atheist author and celebrity. It’s based on a true story. Mira reveals gut-level emotions and her...


Auspicious Good Fortune: One woman's inspirational journey from Western disillusionment to Eastern spiritual fulfilment

by Sumangal Morhall

Has your life ever flashed before you? Sumangali Morhall chased everything Western society taught her to pursue: material wealth, academic success, and even the perfect relationship, only to discover something...


On Juniper Mountain: A Journey in the Himalayas

by Angela Locke

Angela Locke travelled to Nepal in the early 90's to research a new book, and found herself on a journey of discovery which would change her life. She would find herself returning to Nepal, becoming immersed...


Where the Peacocks Sing

by Alison Singh Gee

How far would you travel for love? In her sparkling memoir, journalist Alison Singh Gee learns that love, riches, and a place to call home can be found in the most unexpected places.

Alison Singh Gee was a glamorous...


O.J. in the Morning, G&T at Night

by A. E. Hotchner

“Acclaimed author and feisty nonagenarian Hotchner's witty ruminations about the art of living well into old age…with brio and a touch of his trademark sass, Hotchner writes about rediscovering love after...


Give Me Everything You Have

by James Lasdun

A true story of obsessive love turning to obsessive hate, Give Me Everything You Have chronicles the author's strange and harrowing ordeal at the hands of a former student, a self-styled "verbal terrorist,"...


Porcelain Moon and Pomegranates: A Woman's Trek Through Turkey

by Üstün Bilgen-Reinart

Üstün Bilgen-Reinart explores the people, politics, and passions of her native country in this unique blend of memoir and travel literature.


From Schoolboy to Soldier: The Correspondence and Journals of Edward Stanley Abbot: 1853-1863

by Quincy S. Abbot

From Schoolboy to Soldier reveals the short but meaningful life of a mid-19th century New England lad. From age 12 to 21, Stanley Abbot faithfully wrote entries in his personal journal and letters describing...


Come home Charley Patton

by Ralph Lemon

A moving and imaginative memoir documenting the Civil Rights Era, contemporary southern culture, and Lemon’s private and public art practice