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The Longshoreman: A Life at the Water's Edge

by Richard Shelton

'When I first urged Richard Shelton to write his naturalist's memoir, I never expected him to produce a classic. But he has.' Redmond O'Hanlon, author of Trawler

Fish have been a lifelong obsession for Richard...


Chocolate & Vicodin: My Quest for Relief from the Headache that Wouldn't Go Away

by Jennette Fulda

The humorous and touching memoir of a woman who’s been seeking relief from a headache for more than two years.

Jennette Fulda was riding high on the success of her first book, Half-Assed: A Weight-Loss Memoir...


Life Among the Dead

by Lisa Williams

The highly anticipated memoir from the star of the hit series Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead

When Lisa Williams was four years old, she told her parents about the spirits in her bedroom. Since those...


The Kennedy Detail (Enhanced Edition)

by Lisa McCubbin, Gerald Blaine & Clint Hill

Enhanced with stunning videos and photographs throughout, illustrating the impact of Kennedy's presidency and death, the true story of the critical events leading up to and following the assassination of President...


On the Right Track: From Olympic Downfall to Finding Forgiveness and the Strength to Overcome and Succeed

by Marion Jones & Maggie, Ph.D. Greenwood-Robinson

For more than a decade, Marion Jones was hailed as the “the fastest woman on the planet.” At the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia, she became the first woman ever to win five medals at one Olympics....


Hoda: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer, and Kathie Lee

by Hoda Kotb

SHE’S JUST LIKE THE REST OF US : overstuffed purse, always losing keys, high-maintenance hair, snack guilt after an evening binge. But she’s something different, too.

Hoda Kotb grew up in two cultures—one...


Pig Candy: Taking My Father South, Taking My Father Home--A Memoir

by Lise Funderburg

Pig Candy is the poignant and often comical story of a grown daughter getting to know her dying father in his last months. During a series of visits with her father to the South he'd escaped as a young black...


The 188th Crybaby Brigade: A Skinny Jewish Kid from Chicago Fights Hezbollah--A Memoir

by Joel Chasnoff

Look at me. Do you see me? Do you see me in my olive-green uniform, beret, and shiny black boots? Do you see the assault rifle slung across my chest? Finally! I am the badass Israeli soldier at the side of...


Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion

by Gregory Boyle

“Destined to become a classic of both urban reportage and contemporary spirituality” ( Los Angeles Times )—Tattoos on the Heart is a series of parables about kinship and redemption from pastor, activist,...


The Dirty Life: On Farming, Food, and Love

by Kristin Kimball

"This book is the story of the two love affairs that interrupted the trajectory of my life: one with farming—that dirty, concupiscent art—and the other with a complicated and exasperating farmer."

Single,...


Leaving Dirty Jersey: A Crystal Meth Memoir

by James Salant

With his nickname, Dirty Jersey, tattooed on the inside of his left forearm, James Salant wanted everyone to know he was a tough guy.

At the age of eighteen, after one too many run-ins with the cops for drug...


Keep Climbing: How I Beat Cancer and Reached the Top of the World

by Sean Swarner

The 29,035-foot giant known as Mount Everest tortures its challengers with life-threatening conditions such as 100 mph winds, the dramatic loss of oxygen, snowstorms, and deadly avalanches. Climbers of Everest...


Why I Read

by Wendy Lesser

“Wendy Lesser’s extraordinary alertness, intelligence, and curiosity have made her one of America’s most significant cultural critics,” writes Stephen Greenblatt. In Why I Read, Lesser draws on a lifetime...


Happy: A Memoir

by Alex Lemon

His freshman year of college, Alex Lemon was supposed to be the star catcher on the Macalester College baseball team. He was the boy getting every girl, the hard-partying kid everyone called Happy. In the spring...


This Family of Mine: What It Was Like Growing Up Gotti

by Victoria Gotti

For decades, scandalous rumors and sensational tabloid headlines have obscured the truth about one the most famous and intriguing families in modern history: the real players, the real relationships, behind...


Little Failure: A Memoir

by Gary Shteyngart

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR “SO FAR” BY TIME AND THE WASHINGTON POST • NAMED ONE OF KIRKUS REVIEWS’ “NEW BOOKS DESTINED TO BECOME CLASSICS” • SHORTLISTED...


My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind

by Scott Stossel

A riveting, revelatory, and moving account of the author’s struggles with anxiety, and of the history of efforts by scientists, philosophers, and writers to understand the condition

 

As recently as thirty-five...


Broken: A Love Story

by Lisa Jones

Writer Lisa Jones went to Wyoming for a four-day magazine assignment and came home four years later with a new life.

At a dusty corral on the Wind River Indian Reservation, she met Stanford Addison, a Northern...


The Other Side of Paradise: A Memoir

by Staceyann Chin

No one knew Staceyann's mother was pregnant until a dangerously small baby was born on the floor of her grandmother's house in Lottery, Jamaica, on Christmas Day. Staceyann's mother did not want her, and her...


Committed: A Love Story

by Elizabeth Gilbert

The #1 New York Times bestselling follow-up to Eat, Pray, Love--an intimate and erudite celebration of love.

At the end of her memoir Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert fell in love with Felipe, a Brazilian...