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Beyond His Control (Memoir of a Disobedient Daughter)

by Linda Hale Bucklin

On March 25, 1969 Linda Hale Bucklin learned her vivacious mother was dead, her right temple blown out by a bullet from her father's pistol. Was it suicide or homicide?

Standing up to her father, heir to the...


Hong Konged: One Modern American Family's (MIS)Adventures in the Gateway to China

by Paul Hanstedt

In this alternately hilarious and heartrending memoir, acclaimed writer and editor Paul Hanstedt recounts the true story of his family's recent sojourn to Hong Kong. Hanstedt and his wife and three children--aged...


Mentally Incontinent: That Time I Burned Down a Hooters, That Time My Stalker Crashed on My Couch, and Nine Other Stories from My Weird Life

by Joe Peacock

Cyberspace?s answer to David Sedaris: raucous recollections from a man with a serious blabber-control problem

Joe Peacock is one of those rare people to whom interesting things just sorta happen. For the amusement...


Salonika Street

by Julie Stringer

An abandoned quarry at one o'clock in the morning. Cars skidding in the gravel, their headlights carving through the darkness. A dozen young men celebrating their buck's night, high on booze and testosterone....


Transfer Day

by Gary James

Synopsis:

The narrative of Transfer Day explores the discovery of ancestral roots on the Island of St. Croix and the history of the American Virgin Islands, formally known as the Danish West Indies.

The Transfer...


A Life in Music

by Daniel Barenboim

A Life in Music reviews five decades of the rich and uniquely varied musical life of Daniel Barenboim. A child prodigy as a pianist and a virtuoso conductor of symphonies and opera, he has known and worked with...


I Wish I Were Engulfed in Flames: My Insane Life Raising Two Boys with Autism

by Jeni Decker

Jeni Decker is five-foot nothing and one hundred and [redacted] pounds—a self described roly-poly, forty-something, Reubenesque bon-bon of a gal, often called cute but never sexy. She has two sons with autism...


Why Planes Crash: An Accident Investigator's Fight for Safe Skies

by David Soucie & Ozzie Cheek

Boarding an airplane strikes at least a small sense of fear into most people. Even though we all have heard that the odds of being struck by lightning are greater than the odds of perishing in a plane crash,...


A Flyfisher's World

by Nick Lyons & Mari Lyons

This ample selection of articles and essays by one of America’s most popular writers about fly-fishing begins with a moment on Michigan’s Au Sable River—the exact moment when the author lost his heart...


Don't Start the Revolution Without Me!: From the Minnesota Governor's Mansion to the Baja Outback: Reflections and Revisionings

by Jesse Ventura & Dick Russell

Jesse Ventura has had many lives—as a Navy SEAL, as a star of pro wrestling, as an actor, and as the governor of Minnesota. His previous books, I Ain't Got Time to Bleed and Do I Stand Alone?, were both national...


How to Disappear: A Memoir for Misfits

PEN/Ackerley Prize 2012

by Duncan Fallowell

WINNER OF THE 2012 PEN/ACKERLEY PRIZE

A haunting memoir on the nature of belonging and the lure of escape.

In this series of five brilliantly written and irrepressibly quirky travelogues, Duncan Fallowell sets...


Reluctant Hero: A 9/11 Survivor Speaks Out about That Unthinkable Day, What He's Learned, How He's Struggled, and What No One Should E

by Michael Benfante & Dave Hollander

On Tuesday, September 11, 2001, Michael Benfante went to work, just like he had day after day, at his office on eighty-first floor in the World Trade Center North Tower. Moments after the first plane struck,...


Voyage to a Stricken Land: A Woman Reporter's Battlefield Reporting on the War in Iraq

by Sara Daniel

In June of 2002, war looms and Saddam Hussein still has a brutal grip on a nation in disarray. Sara Daniel travels the length and breadth of Iraq, following the fast-evolving events and interviewing people from...


Bad Animals

by Joel Yanofsky

Joel Yanofsky tried for years to start this memoir. “It’s not just going to be about autism,” he told his wife, Cynthia. “It’s going to be about parenthood and marriage, about hope and despair, and...


Ivy League Stripper

by Heidi Mattson

Heidi Mattson successfully united sex and scholarship to realize a '90s version of the American Dream by becoming a smart, sassy, self-confident stripper while attending Brown University in Providence, Rhode...


The Pastures of Beyond: An Old Cowboy Looks Back at the Old West

by Dayton O. Hyde

At age thirteen, Dayton Hyde, a spirited beanpole of a boy, ran away from home in Michigan to Yamsi, his uncle’s ranch in eastern Oregon. This was in the 1930s, and Yamsi was one of the last great cattle ranches...


Chewing Gum in Holy Water: A Childhood in the Heart of Italy

by Mario Valentini

A warm, tender, and richly nostalgic look at growing up in a remote village in a postwar Italy on the brink of modernity.


Cogan's Woods: A Celebration of Hunting, Family, and Kentucky

by Ron Ellis & Rick Bass

In Cogan’s Woods Ron Ellis fondly recalls annual August hunting trips with his father: heading towards the great forests of Kentucky in the passenger seat of the family Mercury, exploring the foggy woods and...


Burqalicious: The Dubai Diaries: A True Story of Sun, Sand, Sex, and Secrecy

by Becky Wicks

As a sassy young woman used to drinking, partying, blogging, and shopping her way through dreary London, the call of a glamorous, tax-free career in sunny Dubai just couldn’t go unanswered. Over the course...


What Poets Are Like: Up and Down with the Writing Life

by Gary Soto

Gary Soto is a widely published author of children's and young adult fiction, and he is an acclaimed poet--often referred to as one of the nation's first Chicano poets. With a sharp sense of storytelling and...