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This Close to Happy

by Daphne Merkin

A New York Times Book Review Favorite Read of 2016

“Despair is always described as dull,” writes Daphne Merkin, “when the truth is that despair has a light all its own, a lunar glow, the color of mottled...


Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman--Including 10 More Years of Business Unusual

by Yvon Chouinard & Naomi Klein

In this newly revised 10th anniversary edition, Yvon Chouinard--legendary climber, businessman, environmentalist, and founder of Patagonia, Inc.--shares the persistence and courage that have gone into being...


Personal Memoirs Of General Ulysses S. Grant

by Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant was the 18th President of the United States and the Union general who was imperative for the North's victory in the Civil War. His autobiography has long become legendary and can be found here...


Incidents In TheLife Of A Slave Girl - Illustrated & Annotated

by Harriet Ann Jacobs & Bob Carruthers

Harriet Ann Jacobs (February 11, 1813 - March 7, 1897) was an American writer, who escaped from the horrors of slavery and became an abolitionist speaker and reformer. Jacobs' single work, Incidents in the Life...


The Secret Holocaust Diaries: The Untold Story of Nonna Bannister

by Nonna Bannister, Denise George & Carolyn Tomlin

Nonna Bannister carried a secret almost to her Tennessee grave: the diaries she had kept as a young girl experiencing the horrors of the Holocaust. This book reveals that story. Nonna’s childhood writings,...


Nowhere but Up: The Story of Justin Bieber's Mom

by Pattie Mallette & A. J. Gregory

For the first time ever, get the complete story of Justin Bieber's mother's amazing spiritual journey from brokenness and despair to wholeness and hope.


Growing Up Amish: A Memoir

by Ira Wagler

New York Times eBook bestseller!

One fateful starless night, 17-year-old Ira Wagler got up at 2 AM, left a scribbled note under his pillow, packed all of his earthly belongings into in a little black duffel bag,...


Cambodia Calling: A Memoir from the Frontlines of Humanitarian Aid

by Richard Heinzl

"What’s the matter? A mine? Some kid step on a mine? A blessure?"

"No. Not a mine."

We walk in and there’s a mother standing by her child. It’s a little girl. She’s a very beautiful girl with straight...


101 Reasons to Leave New York

by Howard Jordan Jr.

"101 Reasons to Leave New York is a quirky pop culture book that recognizes and articulates the unthinkable notion of willingly leaving the greatest city on the face of the planet. Then, provides all the funny,...


My Story

by Marilyn Monroe

Written at the height of her fame but not published until over a decade after her death, this autobiography of actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962) poignantly recounts her childhood as an unwanted...


Taking Root in Provence

by Anne-Marie Simons & Pierre Grenier

They agreed on one thing before retiring-they would travel, sniff around at other countries and other lifestyles, and discover along the way which place came closest to "having it all." There they would drop...


Shoes Along the Danube : Based on a True Story

by PhD, T. Zane Reeves

Synopsis: Shoes Along the Danube refers to the memorial of cast iron shoes that honor Hungarian Holocaust victims. Based on a true story, this amazing book follows the lives of two extended Hungarian families,...


A Doctor in the House: The Memoirs of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad

by Mahathir Mohamad

The West has called him recalcitrant, racist, anti-Semitic and arrogant. The developing world, however, sees former Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as a visionary champion, the rare leader who...


A Sociopath Beside Me

by Junie Moon

A Sociopath Beside Me is a true story about my life with a sociopath and the devastating circumstances he created for his many victims. This personal journey leads to the discovery that a sociopath was in our...


It Looked Different on the Model

A Thousand Days in Tuscany: A Bittersweet Adventure

by Marlena deBlasi

American chef Marlena de Blasi and her Venetian husband, Fernando, married rather late in life. In search of the rhythms of country living, the couple moves to a barely renovated former stable in Tuscany with...


Creation Out of Nothingness

by david wolgroch

The discovery of a hidden diary containing mysterious sketches leads to a personal and intriguing journey through the Saar Valley, London, New York and Israel. As a clinical psychologist and child of Holocaust...


Year of No Sugar: A Memoir

by Eve O. Schaub

For fans of the New York Times bestseller I Quit Sugar, a "delightfully readable account of how [one family] survived a yearlong sugar-free diet and lived to tell the tale...A funny, intelligent, and informative...


Swish: A Quest

by Joel Derfner & Elton John

A hilarious and deeply moving account of one man's journey from stereotype to truth.

Joel Derfner is a knitter, an aerobics instructor, a cheerleader, a go-go dancer, and a musical theater composer, but when...


Red Hot and Holy: A Heretic's Love Story

by Sera Beak

When one person dares to speak her truth, it challenges us all to live our own. With Red Hot and Holy, Sera Beak offers a provocative and intimate view of what it means to get up close and personal with the...