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703: How I Lost More than a Quarter Ton and Gained a Life

by Nancy Makin

A moving, funny, tongue-in-cheek memoir about a woman who lost and found herself online.

Nancy Makin weighed an astounding 703 pounds in May 2000. She was forty-five and suffered from obesity-related maladies....


Black Postcards: A Memoir

by Dean Wareham

A bewitching memoir about the lures, torments, and rewards of making and performing music in the indie rock world

Dean Wareham's seminal bands Galaxie 500 and Luna have long been adored by a devoted cult following...


Waiting For The Morning Train

by Bruce Catton

Bruce Catton, whose name is identified with Civil War history, grew up in Benzonia, Michigan, probably the only town within two hundred miles, he says, not founded to cash in on the lumber boom. In this memoir,...


Wars I Have Seen

by Gertrude Stein

Wars I Have Seen is the American writer Gertrude Stein's memoir of her experiences during the Second World War.  Gertrude Stein was living in Europe during the time of the war.


Some Nerve: Lessons Learned While Becoming Brave

by Patty Chang Anker

“A compelling story of everyday courage” (Elizabeth Gilbert).

 

Patty Chang Anker grew up eager to please and afraid to fail. But after thirty-nine years, she decided it was time to stop being a chicken....


Lanterns On The Levee

by William Alexander Percy

Born and raised in Greenville, Mississippi, within the shelter of old traditions, aristocratic in the best sense, William Alexander Percy in his lifetime (1885–1942) was brought face to face with the convulsions...


He Leadeth Me

by Walter J. Ciszek

He Leadeth Me is a deeply personal story of one man’s spiritual odyssey and the unflagging faith which enabled him to survive the ordeal that wrenched his body and spirit to near collapse.

 

Captured by a Russian...


The Complete Short Stories and Sketches of Stephen Crane

by Stephen Crane

For the first time all 112 of Stephen Crane’s short stories and sketches—including several that have not been included in any previous collection and two that are now in print for the first time—have been...


Escape from Bellevue: A Memoir of Rock 'n' Roll, Recovery, and Redemption

by Christopher John Campion

Read Christopher John Campion's posts on the Penguin Blog.

Indie rock raconteur Chris Campion-one of the few patients ever to escape from Bellevue's locked ward-recalls his band's tumultuous ride, his plummet...


Dogged Pursuit: How a Rescue Dog Rescued Me

by Robert Rodi

Read Robert Rodi's posts on the Penguin Blog.

"A charming, hilarious look at a little-documented world." -- People

In dog years, Robert Rodi is 350. Age, however, couldn't possibly have prepared him for his...


The Golden Road: Notes on My Gentrification

by Caille Millner

The true story of a remarkable young woman's struggle to find a home in the world

Caille Millner is a rising star on the literary scene. A graduate of Harvard University, she was first published at age sixteen...


Forever Young: My Friendship with John F. Kennedy, Jr.

by William Sylvester Noonan & Robert Huber

An intimate portrait of John F. Kennedy, Jr., from his closest friend with 16 pages of color photos 

From the iconic image of a little boy saluting his father’s casket to his tragic death at age thirty- eight,...


Power Trip: A Decade of Policy, Plots and Spin

by Damian McBride

The must-read political book of the year, Power Trip is the explosive new memoir from one of Westminster’s most controversial figures. From 1999 to 2009, Damian McBride worked at the heart of the Treasury...


Fear and What Follows: The Violent Education of a Christian Racist, A Memoir

by Tim Parrish

Fear and What Follows is a riveting, unflinching account of the author's spiral into racist violence during the latter years of desegregation in 1960s and 1970s Baton Rouge. About the memoir, author and editor...


Chicken: Self-Portrait of a Young Man For Rent

by David Henry Sterry

I walk all the way up Hollywood Boulevard to Grauman's Chinese Theatre: past tourists snapping shots; wannabe starlets sparkling by in miniskirts with head shots in their hands and moondust in their eyes; rowdy...


Diary of a Combatant: The Diary of the Revolution that Made Che Guevara a Legend

by Ernesto Che Guevara

Che Guevara's original, unpublished diaries from the guerrilla war in Cuba's Sierra Maestra.


The Fastest Growing Religion on Earth: How Genealogy Captured the Brains and Imaginations of Americans

The Consolations of the Forest: Alone in a Cabin on the Siberian Taiga

by Sylvain Tesson & Linda Coverdale

A meditation on escaping the chaos of modern life and rediscovering the luxury of solitude. Winner of the Prix Médicis for nonfiction, The Consolations of the Forest is a Thoreau-esque quest to find solace,...


Elegy for Iris

by John Bayley

"I was living in a fairy story--the kind with sinister overtones and not always a happy ending--in which a young man loves a beautiful maiden who returns his love but is always disappearing into some unknown...


Public Enemy: Confessions of an American Dissident

by Bill Ayers

In this sequel to Fugitive Days, Ayers charts his life after the Weather Underground, when he becomes the GOP’s flaunted “domestic terrorist,” a “public enemy.”

 

Labeled a "domestic terrorist" by...