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Practically Perfect in Every Way: My Misadventures Through the World of Self-Help--and Back

by Jennifer Niesslein

From Dr. Phil to the Fly Lady??A level-headed, laugh-out-loud tour of the loopy world of self-help.?( Ann Crittenden, author of The Price of Motherhood and If You?ve Raised Kids, You Can Manage Anything)

Jennifer...


Turtle Feet

by Nikolai Grozni

A brilliantly colorful memoir of becoming a monk and a young man's spiritual journey in India.

Nikolai Grozni, a Boston jazz piano prodigy struck by spiritual ennui, suddenly abandoned 15 years of music studies...


The End of the Homosexual?

by Dennis Altman

In The End of the Homosexual? – part memoir/part politics – Dennis Altman connects what has happened within the changing queer world over the past forty years to larger social, political and cultural trends....


Ghaffar Khan

by Rajmohan Gandhi

Born into the Muhammadzai tribe, from the Charsadda valley in the Pakhtun heartland, Abdul Ghaffar Khan was a passionate believer in the nonviolent core of Islam and sought to wean his people the fierce warrior...


Childhood  Days

by Satyajit Ray

Frank and funny, these stories written originally for the Bengali children's magazine Sandesh, are an essential read for all Ray enthusiasts as well as those who want to know Ray, the writer and film-maker,...


Freedom's Child

by Chandralekha Mehta

Freedom was then a far vision, and no one really expected to see a free India in his or her lifetime. The hundreds and thousands of men, women and teenagers, whose stamina and sacrifices led to our independence,...


A Life in Words

by Ismat Chugtai & M Asaduddin

A Life in Words, the first complete translation of Ismat Chughtais celebrated memoir Kaghazi hai Pairahan, provides a delightful account of several crucial years of her life. Alongside vivid descriptions of...


Stealing Buddha's Dinner

by Bich Minh Nguyen

As a Vietnamese girl coming of age in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Nguyen is filled with a rapacious hunger for American identity, and in the pre-PC-era Midwest (where the Jennifers and Tiffanys reign supreme), the...


Redeeming Features

by Nicholas Haslam

From British interior designer Nicholas Haslam, a dazzling and witty account of a frenetic and full life—from the 1940s to the present—in Europe and America, in a crowd of friends and acquaintances that...


My Year Inside Radical Islam: A Memoir

by Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

My Year Inside Radical Islam is a memoir of first a spiritual and then a political seduction. Raised in liberal Ashland, Oregon, by parents who were Jewish by birth but dismissive of strict dogma, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross...


Baby Love: Choosing Motherhood After a Lifetime of Ambivalence

by Rebecca Walker

From the international bestselling author of Black, White, and Jewish comes a "wonderfully insightful" (Associated Press) book that's destined to become a motherhood classic. Now in trade.

Like many women her...


Twenty Chickens for a Saddle: The Story of an African Childhood

by Robyn Scott

An exquisitely rendered portrait of an African childhood from an astonishing new talent

When Robyn Scott 's parents decide to uproot their young family from New Zealand and move to a converted cowshed in rural...


Don't Follow Me, I'm Lost: A Memoir of Hampshire College at the Twilight of the '80s

by Richard Rushfield

Richard Rushfield takes us on an unforgettable and hilarious trip through higher alternative education in the eighties.

Don't Follow Me, I'm Lost is a strange and salacious memoir about life at the ultimate...


365 Nights: A Memoir of Intimacy

by Charla Muller

When Charla Muller?s husband turned 40, she gave him something memorable. Sex. Every day. For an entire year.

The Mullers had a solid marriage and two wonderful children, but over the years sex had fallen low...


Insatiable: A Young Mother's Struggle with Anorexia

by Erica Rivera

A raw and engrossing memoir of a young mother's addiction to eating disorders and her struggle toward health-now in paperback.

At twenty-four, Erica Rivera appeared to have it all: a B.A., two daughters,...


The Ungarnished Truth: A Cooking Contest Memoir

by Ellie Mathews

A woman, a chicken dinner, a million dollars-and a romp through the heartland of America's competitive cooking culture.

When Ellie Mathews entered her Salsa Couscous Chicken in the venerable Pillsbury Bake-Off,...


Looking for Trouble: One Woman, Six Wars and a Revolution

by Leslie Cockburn

News correspondent Leslie Cockburn has dined with the Cali Cartel, marched with the Khmer Rouge, hunted down the Black Turban in Afghanistan, pursued the Russian mafia to the Arctic Circle, shared pomegranate...


Call of Duty: My Life Before, During and After the Band of Brothers

by Lt Lynn "Buck" Compton

The national bestselling World War II memoir with a foreword by John McCain.

As part of the elite 101st Airborne paratroopers, Lt. Lynn "Buck" Compton fought in critical battles of World War II as a member of...


The Girl from Foreign: A Memoir

by Sadia Shepard

A search for shipwrecked ancestors, forgotten histories, and a sense of home

Fascinating and intimate , The Girl from Foreign is one woman's search for ancient family secrets that leads to an adventure in far-off...


Tomorrow You Go Home: One Man's Harrowing Imprisonment in a Modern-Day Russian Gulag

by Tig Hague

The haunting true story of a hardworking British businessman who became mired in the deadly, corruption-laden nightmare of Russia's current prison system-and lived to tell about it, thanks to a love affair that...