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Under the Bridge Backwards: My Marriage, My Family, and Alzheimer's

by Barbara Blanch Roy

A human story of a marriage and a family coming to terms with frailty and loss, this memoir gives friends and others who want to help a caregiver what they have long wished for: a place to start. Barbara Roy...


Losing My Cool: Love, Literature, and a Black Man's Escape from the Crowd

by Thomas Chatterton Williams

"A provocative, intellectual memoir" (USA Today)-from a remarkable new literary voice.

Growing up, Thomas Chatterton Williams knew he loved three things in life: his parents, literature, and the intoxicating...


Some Girls: My Life in a Harem

by Jillian Lauren

A jaw-dropping story of how a girl from the suburbs ends up in a prince's harem, and emerges from the secret Xanadu both richer and wiser

At eighteen, Jillian Lauren was an NYU theater school dropout with a...


Rat Girl: A Memoir

by Kristin Hersh

The founder of a cult rock band shares her outrageous tale of growing up much faster than planned.

In 1985, Kristin Hersh was just starting to find her place in the world. After leaving home at the age of...


Are You My Guru?: How Medicine, Meditation & Madonna Saved My Life

by Wendy Shanker

Read Wendy Shanker's blogs and other content on the Penguin Community.

From the author of The Fat Girl's Guide to Life—an insightful and humorous memoir of one woman's quest to navigate the world of alternative...


What We Have: A Memoir

by Amy Boesky

An inspiring true story of the women in one family and their fight against cancer that Patricia Wood, author of Lottery, calls "utterly breathtaking".

At thirty-two, Amy Boesky had it all: a wonderful new...


Chief Complaint: Brain Tumor

by John Kerastas

At 57 years old, John Kerastas thought he was the poster child for fifty-year old healthiness: he competed in triathlons, rode in 100 mile biking events and ate a healthy diet chock full of organic vegetables....


Fury: True Tales of a Good Girl Gone Ballistic

by Koren Zailckas

The author of the New York Times bestseller Smashed "puts a voice to a generation with their own issues with rage" (San Francisco Book Review)

Written when she was just twenty-three, Koren Zailckas's memoir Smashed:...


Bits & Pieces of a Broken Heart

by Janice Angela Burt

Have you ever felt that you weren't good enough? Have you ever felt unworthy of love? Have you ever lived your life in a constant state of fear? Was it fear of rejection? Fear of failure? Have you ever wished...


Men We Reaped: A Memoir

by Jesmyn Ward

In this stirring and clear-eyed memoir, the 2011 National Book Award winner contends with the deaths of five young men dear to her, and the still great risk of being a black man in the rural South.

�We saw...


Team 19 in Vietnam: An Australian Soldier at War

by David Millie & Gordon R. USA (Ret.) Sullivan

Historical accounts and memoirs of the Vietnam War often ignore the participation of nations other than Vietnam and the United States. As a result, few Americans realize that several members of the Southeast...


Cambodia Calling

by Richard Heinzl

It was while in Uganda as a young and idealistic physician that Dr. Richard Heinzl finally heard his true calling: to set up a chapter of Doctors Without Borders in his native Canada. As a prerequisite to fulfilling...


Seaworthy: A Swordboat Captain Returns to the Sea

by Linda Greenlaw

America's only female swordfish boat captain returns with this long- awaited follow-up to the bestselling The Hungry Ocean.

After the exploits recounted in The Perfect Storm and The Hungry Ocean that made...


Nightmarriage

by Chad Thomas Johnston

Chad Thomas Johnston's Nightmarriage is a whimsical memoir that explores the terrors of marriage and the perils of parenthood. Adapted from Johnston's blog series of the same name, Nightmarriage proves that,...


Spoon Fed: How Eight Cooks Saved My Life

by Kim Severson

A memoir sharing a lifetime's worth of lessons from a generation female cooks.

Somewhere between the lessons her mother taught her and the ones she is now trying to teach her own daughter, Kim Severson stumbled....


The House on Teacher's Lane: A Memoir of Home, Healing, and Love's Hardest Questions

by Rachel Simon

The bestselling author of Riding the Bus with My Sister shares an illuminating and beautifully woven memoir about the unexpected ways a home renovation can repair a heart

When Rachel Simon and her architect...


I Married My Mother-In-Law: And Other Tales of In-laws We can't Live With--and Can't Live Without

by Ilena SIlverman

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Where the Hell Have You Been?: Monty, Italy and One Man's Incredible Escape

by Tom Carver

In November 1942, two nights after the Battle of El Alamein, a young British army officer was captured. As the Nazis deliberated about what to do with him, Richard Carver had particular reason to be afraid:...


Army Life in a Black Regiment: and Other Writings

by Thomas Higginson & R. Madison

THOMAS WENTWORTH HIGGINSON ARMY LIFE IN A BLACK REGIMENT AND OTHER WRITINGS WITH AN INTRODUTION AND NOTES BY R. D. MADISON

A stirring account of wartime experiences from the leader of the first regiment of emancipated...


The Devil, The Lovers and Me: My Life in Tarot

by Kimberlee Auerbach

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA