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Tibetan Peach Pie

by Tom Robbins

Internationally bestselling novelist and American icon Tom Robbins's long-awaited tale of his wild life and times, both at home and around the globe

Tom Robbins's warm, wise, and wonderfully weird novels–including...


Ted Williams, My Father

by Claudia Williams

Candid and unforgettable, a daughter's story of family, devotion, and growing up with the greatest hitter who ever lived

Claudia Williams first heard the crowds of Fenway Park scream her father's name two decades...


Brother One Cell

by Cullen Thomas

Cullen Thomas was just like the thousands of other American kids who travel abroad after college. He was hungry for meaning and excitement beyond a nine-to-five routine, so he set off for Seoul, South Korea,...


The Ramen King and I: How the Inventor of Instant Noodles Fixed My Love Life

by Andy Raskin

"Mankind is Noodlekind"

For three days in January 2007,the most e-mailed article in The New York Times was "appreciations: Mr. noodle," an editorial noting the passing, at age ninety-six, of Momofuku Ando,...


A Long Walk Home: One Woman's Story of Kidnap, Hostage, Loss - and Survival

by Judith Tebbutt

This is the story of how, over a period of one hundred and ninety-two days, I was torn away from the life I knew and loved, and dragged down to the depths of despair; of how I endured enforced isolation and...


All in All: An Actor's Life On and Off the Stage

by Stacy Keach & Alec Baldwin

Stacy Keach is known for movie roles like Fat City and American History X and the television series Titus, and of course Mike Hammer, but he's also revered in the industry as a serious actor who's passionate...


Standing Out: Sometimes Alone

by Gena Mabee

In her first week as a college freshman, Gena recalls the misery of middle school, the redemption of high school and the challenge of social maneuvering as a devout Christian in the LDS Church who secretly craves...


The Islamist: Why I Became an Islamic Fundamentalist, What I Saw Inside, and Why I Left

by Ed Husain

The true story of one man's journey to Islamic fundamentalism and back

Raised in a devout but quiet Muslim community in London, at sixteen Ed Husain was presented with an intriguing political interpretation...


Captain Paul Watson: Interview With a Pirate

by Lamya Essemlali & Paul Watson

The behind-the-scenes true story of Paul Watson, the world's most famous eco-pirate and marine animal rights activist.

Paul Watson became an animal rights activist at the young age of eleven, in 1962. When...


The Time by the Sea: Aldeburgh 1955-1958

by Dr Ronald Blythe

The Time by the Sea is about Ronald Blythe's life in Aldeburgh during the 1950s. He had originally come to the Suffolk coast as an aspiring young writer, but found himself drawn into Benjamin Britten's circle...


Talking Back: . . . to Presidents, Dictators, and Assorted Scoundrels

by Andrea Mitchell

No TV reporter today is more respected than NBC’s Andrea Mitchell. She’s covered stories from Jonestown to the fall of the Berlin Wall, gotten unexpected answers from such interviewees as Fidel Castro and...


The Art of Making Money: The Story of a Master Counterfeiter

by Jason Kersten

Read Jason Kersten's posts on the Penguin Blog.

The true story of a brilliant counterfeiter who "made" millions, outwitted the Secret Service, and was finally undone when he went in search of the one thing...


Big Sid's Vincati: The Story of a Father, a Son, and the Motorcycle of a Lifetime

by Matthew Biberman

Read Matthew Biberman's posts on the Penguin Blog.

"If you believe it is possible to fall in love with a motorcycle, you will love this book." -Jay Leno

When Big Sid had a heart attack and gave up the will...


Born Round: A Story of Family, Food and a Ferocious Appetite

by Frank Bruni

The New York Times restaurant critic's heartbreaking and hilarious account of how he learned to love food just enough

Frank Bruni was born round. Round as in stout, chubby, and always hungry. His relationship...


The Privilege of Youth

by Dave Pelzer

From A Child Called “It” to The Lost Boy, from A Man Named Dave to Help Yourself, Dave Pelzer’s inspirational books have helped countless others triumph over hardship and misfortune.  In The Privilege...


From the Ground Up: A Food Grower's Education in Life, Love, and the Movement That's Changing the Nation

by Jeanne Nolan & Alice Waters

An inspiring story for everyone who’s ever dreamed of growing the food they eat

 

When Jeanne Nolan, a teenager in search of a less materialistic, more authentic existence, left Chicago in 1987 to join a...


Still Life with Chickens: Starting Over in a House by the Sea

by Catherine Goldhammer

In this beautifully written and frequently funny memoir, Catherine Goldhammer, newly separated, along with her twelve-year-old daughter, starts life anew in a cottage by the sea, in a rustic town where live...


Dead End Gene Pool: A Memoir

by Wendy Burden

The great-great-great-great granddaughter of Cornelius Vanderbilt takes a look at the decline of her wealthy blue-blooded family in this irreverent and wickedly funny memoir

For generations the Burdens were...


Class with the Countess: How to Live with Elegance and Flair

by Countess LuAnn de Lesseps

The glamorous star of Bravo's hit show The Real Housewives of New York City makes it easy to be elegant, with contemporary etiquette tips and a complete course in the art of sophisticated living

Countess LuAnn...


A Smile for My Parents

by Heather Henderson

A delightful, surprising and warm collection of stories about Sir Robert and Dame Pattie Menzies, from their only daughter, Heather Henderson