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City Kid: A Writer's Memoir of Ghetto Life and Post-Soul Success

by Nelson George

"City Kid is perhaps one of the seven greatest books ever written. It has the realness of The Autobiography of Malcolm X, the warmth of The Color Purple, and the page count of Tuesdays with Morrie. It's a must...


Fever Pitch

by Nick Hornby

In America, it is soccer. But in Great Britain, it is the real football. No pads, no prayers, no prisoners. And that’s before the players even take the field.

Nick Hornby has been a football fan since the moment...


After the Stroke: My Journey Back to Life

by Mark McEwen

The intimate, life-affirming journey of recovery and rehabilitation from a major stroke, written by one of morning television's most beloved personalities

Mark McEwen was at the top of his game and enjoying...


Thank Heaven: A Memoir

by Leslie Caron

One of the best-loved stars of classic American cinema tells all in this wry, funny, and poignant memoir

Leslie Caron is one of the most cherished and admired international film stars of our time. She made her...


Toast: The Story of a Boy's Hunger

by Nigel Slater

Toast is Nigel Slater’s truly extraordinary story of a childhood remembered through food. In each chapter, as he takes readers on a tour of the contents of his family’s pantry—rice pudding, tinned ham,...


Blowing My Cover: My Life as a CIA Spy

by Lindsay Moran

Call me naïve, but when I was a girl-watching James Bond and devouring Harriet the Spy-all I wanted was to grow up to be a spy. Unlike most kids, I didn't lose my secret-agent aspirations. So as a bright-eyed,...


The Art of Sleeping Alone: Why One French Woman Suddenly Gave Up Sex

by Sophie Fontanel

Sophie Fontanel, bestselling novelist and iconic editor of French Elle, tells the provocative story of her decision to stop having sex—a choice that profoundly changed her view of herself and her place in...


The Handoff: A Memoir of Two Guys, Sports, and Friendship

by John Tournour & Alan Eisenstock

John Tournour, known to his many listeners and fans as JT the Brick, is one of the biggest sports radio personalities in America. Making it as a sports radio host is almost impossible, and JT went about it in...


Missing Men: A Memoir

by Joyce Johnson

Joyce Johnson’s classic memoir of growing up female in the 1950s, Minor Characters, was one of the initiators of an important new genre: the personal story of a minor player on history’s stage. In Missing...


Scribbling the Cat: Travels with an African Soldier

by Alexandra Fuller

When Alexandra ("Bo") Fuller was home in Zambia a few years ago, visiting her parents for Christmas, she asked her father about a nearby banana farmer who was known for being a "tough bugger." Her father's response...


One Small Boat: The Story of a Little Girl, Lost Then Found

by Kathy Harrison

This story of one little girl's journey through our foster-care system forms an intimate portrait of foster care in America and the children whose lives are forever shaped by it.

Augusten Burroughs called Kathy...


The Twelve Little Cakes

by Dominika Dery

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


White House Nannies

by Barbara Kline

As president of Washington's premier nanny placement agency, White House Nannies, Inc., Barbara Kline has spent the last twenty years handpicking and delivering nannies to elected officials, cabinet members,...


Words of Freedom

by C Rajagopalachari

To celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of the Indian Republic, the Words of Freedom series showcases the landmark speeches and writings of fourteen visionary leaders whose thought animated the Indian struggle...


Waiting for Birdy: A Year of Frantic Tedium, Neurotic Angst, and the Wild Magic of Growing a Family

by Catherine Newman

To fifty thousand readers, Catherine Newman is the beloved author of “Bringing Up Ben & Birdy,” a weekly column on babycenter.com. Now in the delightfully candid, outlandishly funny Waiting for Birdy, Newman...


Crimwife: An Insider's Account of Love Behind Bars

by Tanya Levin

It's so sad," she told me, "because you could have been something. You could have gotten to the top. You're smart enough. But now you're going to end up as just another dirty, scummy, rotten crimwife."

How...


The Life and Times of Eccentric Yorkshiremen

by John A Leaver

They reckon you have to be a famous celebrity, climbed Mount Everest or lived through a war to write an autobiography. Well I haven't done any of those but I have written a musical, and had it performed on stage,...


One Perfect Day

by Sandy Watson

One Perfect Day is the profoundly moving story of Veronika Csosz, her experiences during the 1956 Hungarian Uprising and her traumatic escape. Veronika's story is also about young people with an unshakeable...


No Fear of Flying

by W W L Clague

'No Fear of Flying' is no ordinary memoir. One reader said it was "so kaleidoscopic that it might almost be an offshoot from tales of the Arabian Nights." The author Bill Clague is a descendant of the famous...


Pubs, Pills and Knuckle Sandwiches

by Nola May Ablett

This is the Nola Ablett story, straight from the horse's mouth. It was a sad and lonely life for me. Even though we weren't a small family, every day seemed like a week. I don't remember ever owning a toothbrush....