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Struck

by Douglas Segal Prospect Park Books (September 28, 2018)

One of life's biggest clichés becomes a horrific reality when Douglas Segal's wife and young daughter are hit head-on by a Los Angeles city bus. Miraculously, his daughter was unharmed, but his wife faced a...


Full Disclosure

by Stormy Daniels & Michael Avenatti St. Martin's Press (October 02, 2018)

Instant New York Times bestseller

"Standing up to bullies is my kind of thing."

How did Stormy Daniels become the woman willing to take on a president?

In this book, Stormy Daniels tells her whole story for the...


Dirty Thirty

by Asa Akira Cleis Press (July 26, 2015)

The world knows her as a porn star. . . but it's her way with words that will touch you again and again. Asa Akira's perceptive, funny, and straightforward writings on love, sex, death, marriage and celebrity...


My Groupon Adventure

by Max Dickins Unbound (June 02, 2016)

In 2013, comedian Max Dickins wasn't sure of very much in life, but he did know one thing for certain: his life was excruciatingly and mind-numbingly boring. He was heartbroken and desperate to shake things...


Merry Midwinter

by Gillian Monks Unbound (October 04, 2018)

Celebrating midwinter is not about what you buy or how much you spend – it's about your attitude to life. Turn away from the frenetic consumerism of Christmas and rediscover the authentic and meaningful realities...


Last Landlady

by Laura Thompson Unbound (September 06, 2018)

Laura Thompson’s grandmother Violet was one of the great landladies. Born in a London pub, she became the first woman to be given a publican’s licence in her own name and, just as pubs defined her life,...


Richard Rive: A Partial Biography

by Shaun Viljoen Wits University Press (September 01, 2013)

Using his own and others' memories, professor Shaun Viljoen, a former colleague of Richard Rive's, brings the noted South African writer, scholar, and literary critic to life with sensitivity and empathy. This...


Tears of the Silenced

by Misty Griffin Mango (September 15, 2018)

Misty Griffin's story ? Surviving child abuse, parental betrayal, sexual assault, and Amish cruelty

A true crime memoir: When Misty was six years old her family started to live and dress like the Amish. Misty...


People Like Me

by Lynn Ruane Gill Books (September 14, 2018)

A force of nature from the day she was born, Lynn Ruane grew up in a loving home in Tallaght, West Dublin. But in her early teens things began to unravel, and she fell into a life of petty crime and chaotic...


Where Has Mommy Gone?: When there is nothing left but memories…

by Cathy Glass Harper Element (September 04, 2018)

The true story of Melody, aged 8, the last of five siblings to be taken from her drug dependent single mother and brought into care.

When Cathy is told about Melody’s terrible childhood, she is sure she’s...


Jarmila Novotná

by Jarmila Novotná, William V. Madison & Brian Kellow The University Press of Kentucky (August 16, 2018)

A legendary beauty, hailed as one of the greatest singing actors of her time, Jarmila Novotná (1907--1994) was an internationally known opera soprano from the former Czechoslovakia. Best known for her performances...


History vs Women: The Defiant Lives that They Don't Want You to Know

by Anita Sarkeesian, Ebony Adams & T. S. Abe Feiwel & Friends (October 02, 2018)

Rebels, rulers, scientists, artists, warriors and villains

Women are, and have always been, all these things and more.

Looking through the ages and across the globe, Anita Sarkeesian, founder of Feminist Frequency,...


Still Spitting at Sixty: From the 60s to My Sixties, A Sort of Autobiography

by Roger Law & Lewis Chester HarperCollins Entertainment (August 30, 2018)

The Puppet Master is back with the inside story.

Written by one half of the Fluck and Law partnership, which produced Spitting Image for many years, this book will catch up with creative spirit Roger Law to...


Hiking with Nietzsche

by John Kaag Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 25, 2018)

One of Lit Hub's 15 Books You Should Read in September

A revelatory Alpine journey in the spirit of the great Romantic thinker Friedrich Nietzsche

Hiking with Nietzsche: Becoming Who You Are is a tale of two philosophical...


Across Boundaries

by Ton Vosloo Jonathan Ball (August 24, 2018)

Ton Vosloo’s remarkable career in the media spanned nearly 60 years in South Africa’s history. During this turbulent time, South Africa went through the transition from Afrikaner Nationalist rule to an ANC...


Heart: A History

by Sandeep Jauhar Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 18, 2018)

The bestselling author of Intern and Doctored tells the story of the thing that makes us tick

For centuries, the human heart seemed beyond our understanding: an inscrutable shuddering mass that was somehow the...


Frank and Al

by Terry Golway St. Martin's Press (September 11, 2018)

"This is history told the old-fashioned way. The book is only as long as it needs to be, the adroit narrative full of heroes (Smith, Roosevelt, big-city Democratic bosses) and villains (William Randolph Hearst,...


A Dedicated Life

by David Lawrence, Jr. & Jeb Bush Mango (August 15, 2018)

Leveling the playing field for all our young children

What are you going to do for the rest of your life? For David Lawrence, Jr., a brilliant newspaper editor and publisher with a distinguished, three-decade-long...


Cars, Energy, Nuclear Diplomacy and the Law: A Reflective Memoir of Three Generations

by John Thomas Smith Ii Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 31, 2012)

This multigenerational memoir sketches the lives of three generations of the author’s family that were involved with some of the most profound issues of the twentieth century. With a paternal grandfather present...


The Man I Never Met

by Adam Schefter & Michael Rosenberg St. Martin's Press (September 04, 2018)

A powerful true story of loss and hope by one of the biggest names in sports media.

On September 11, 2001, Joe Maio went to work in the north tower of the World Trade Center. He never returned, leaving behind...


Live Long And . . .

by William Shatner & David Fisher St. Martin's Press (September 04, 2018)

Star Trek legend and veteran author William Shatner discusses the meaning of life, finding value in work, and living well whatever your age.

"I have always felt," William Shatner says early in his newest memoir,...


Navy SEALs: Mission at the Caves

by Brandon Webb & Thea Feldman Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (August 28, 2018)

In Navy SEALs: Mission at the Caves, the first book in the Special Operations Files series, highly decorated former Navy SEAL Brandon Webb tells his incredible true story.

Brandon Webb is a Navy SEAL on a mission...


Strindberg and Autobiography

by Michael Robinson Ubiquity Press (January 30, 2018)

This is a book about 19th-century Swedish writer August Strindberg and about the nature of autobiographical writing. In this sensitive and discerning study, Michael Robinson has turned aside from the more traditional...


Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant

by Ulysses S. Grant Standard Ebooks (July 27, 2018)

The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses Simpson Grant are an American classic. In them Grant, the most able General of the Civil War, tells the story of his life and experiences, covering his birth, early youth, military...


Those Shaibah Blues

by Colin R Mayes Melrose Books (June 20, 2018)

In December 1949, I, as a young man of 18, arrived in a different world – RAF Shaibah, 7 miles or so from Basra in Iraq, to do my (extended) two-year National Service. This book was compiled some twenty years...


She Must Be Mad: the bestselling poetry debut of 2018

by Charly Cox HQ (July 12, 2018)

‘Poetry meets mental health in Charly Cox’s brave and beautiful She Must Be Mad.’ Stylist Magazine ‘Reading this book made me feel less alone.’ Mashable

She Must be Mad explores coming-of-age: the...


Marilyn Monroe

by Charles Casillo St. Martin's Press (August 14, 2018)

Based on new interviews and research, this ground-breaking biography explores the secret selves behind Marilyn Monroe’s public facades.

Marilyn Monroe. Her beauty still captivates. Her love life still fascinates....


Racundra's First Cruise

by Arthur Ransome Fernhurst Books Limited (March 17, 2015)

Racundra’s First Cruise is Arthur Ransome’s account of Racundra’s maiden voyage, which took place in August and September 1922. The cruise took him from Riga, in Latvia to Helsingfors (Helsinki) in Finland,...


Shark Bytes

by John Bantin Fernhurst Books Limited (September 15, 2015)

The popular image of sharks is of a dorsal fin cleaving the surface as it rushes to its next kill, but this is a limited caricature. There are over 500 species to choose from, most of whom are far more frightened...


Sailing Around Britain: A Weekend Sailor's Voyage in 50 Day Sails

by Kim Sturgess Fernhurst Books Limited (October 03, 2017)

Kim Sturgess was a weekend sailor: he enjoyed club racing and several brief sailing holidays, but had never attempted a substantial expedition. Reaching the age of fifty focused the mind and he decided to sail...


The First Indian

by Dilip Donde Fernhurst Books Limited (April 05, 2016)

An engrossing narrative of one man’s struggle to achieve his dream against all odds, this is both a fast-paced adventure and a telling commentary on how heroes are often made despite the system they operate...


A Wild Call: One Man's Voyage in Pursuit of Freedom

by Martyn Murray Fernhurst Books Limited (October 10, 2017)

Martyn Murray was finding modern life, with all its restrictions and controls, suffocating. Following years of soul-searching, his father's death triggered him into opening the old logbooks and charts to retrace...


Quality Time?

by Mike Peyton Fernhurst Books Limited (March 14, 2017)

Published to celebrate the life of Mike Peyton, ‘the world’s greatest yachting cartoonist’, this second edition features personal tributes from some 12 other successful and well-known sailors (including...


Golden Lily

by Lijia Xu Fernhurst Books Limited (March 01, 2016)

The fascinating autobiography from Asia’s first ever dinghy sailing gold medallist. Learning to sail and becoming a full-time athlete at just 10 years old, Lijia Xu was taken away from her parents and enrolled...


Last Voyages

by Nicholas Gray Fernhurst Books Limited (January 06, 2017)

Looking back at the lives and sailing careers of some of our lifetime’s finest yachtsmen, this collection of eleven original, moving accounts is just as much a celebration of the good – tales of hope, achievement...


Racundra's Third Cruise

by Arthur Ransome Fernhurst Books Limited (May 08, 2018)

Most people know of Arthur Ransome, the author of the classic children’s sailing tale, Swallows & Amazons, and many other books in the same series. But besides his exciting tales of children on the water there...


You Left Early: A True Story of Love and Alcohol

by Louisa Young The Borough Press (June 28, 2018)

‘Spectacular. I can’t stop thinking about it. Louisa Young is a beautiful, beautiful writer’ Cathy Rentzenbrink, author of The Last Act of Love

This brutal, beautiful memoir from award-winning novelist...


Gazza in Italy

by Daniel Storey HarperCollins (June 21, 2018)

A brilliant, funny and insightful analysis of Paul Gascoigne’s crazy up and downs during his three years at Lazio – a period which shows his entire career in microcosm.

4th July, 1990.

Turin, Italy

England...


A Good Time to be a Girl: Don’t Lean In, Change the System

by Helena Morrissey William Collins (June 05, 2018)

From the founder of the worldwide 30% Club campaign comes a career book for women in a transforming world who don't just want to lean in, but instead, shatter the paradigm as we know it.

Five years have passed...


Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret

by Craig Brown Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 07, 2018)

“Rollicking, irresistible, un-put-downable . . . For anyone . . . who swooned to Netflix’s The Crown, this book will be manna from heaven.” —Hamish Bowles, Vogue

Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret...


A Future of Faith

by Pope Francis, Dominique Wolton & Jorge Mario Bergoglio St. Martin's Press (August 07, 2018)

Pope Francis met with French reporter and sociologist Dominique Wolton for an unprecedented series of twelve fascinating and timely conversations—open dialogues revolving around the political, cultural, and...


The Husband Hunters

by Anne De Courcy St. Martin's Press (August 07, 2018)

A deliciously told group biography of the young, rich, American heiresses who married into the impoverished British aristocracy at the turn of the twentieth century – The real women who inspired Downton Abbey...


Michael Jackson and Women

by June Forester Libres d'écrire (July 13, 2018)

Michael Jackson's sexuality has always been a controversial issue which often degenerated into a media spectacle, leaving hardly enough space for other aspects to exist.

When he was alive, he was considered either...


How I Became The Hash Queen

by Mila Mama Editions (July 10, 2018)

How I Became the Hash Queen is an exciting personal account from one of the cannabis industry's rare female icons, a life story unlike any other that takes us from 1960s Amsterdam to the Himalayas, and to the...


Thirty Years a Slave: From Bondage to Freedom

by Louis Hughes NewSouth Books (March 01, 2002)

Louis Hughes was born a slave in Virginia and at age 12 was sold away from his mother, whom he never saw again. After a few interim owners, he was sold to a wealthy slaveowner who had a home near Memphis and...


An Accidental Memoir: How I Killed Someone and Other Stories

by Wendy Reed NewSouth Classics (November 01, 2012)

On a rainy Tuesday morning in 1996, Wendy Reed's car hydroplaned, crossed an interstate median, and crashed into an oncoming car, whose driver was killed. Though Reed and her son were unharmed and Reed initially...


Coming of Age in Utopia: The Odyssey of an Idea

by Paul M. Gaston NewSouth Books (August 01, 2009)

In this exquisitely wrought memoir of a committed life, historian and civil rights activist Paul Gaston reveals his deep roots in the unique Alabama town founded in 1894 by his grandfather and later led by his...


Forever Blue: The Memoirs of a Lanier High School and University of Kentucky Football Coach

by Willie Moseley NewSouth Books (December 10, 2013)

They still call him "Coach." Bill Moseley closed out his career as a football player and coach almost 60 years ago, but his former players still call him "Coach," because his mentorship has meant that much to...


A Rare Titanic Family: The Caldwells' Story of Survival

by Julie Hedgepeth Williams NewSouth Books (January 13, 2012)

Historian Julie Williams grew up hearing her great-uncle Albert Caldwell tell his harrowing story of surviving the Titanic disaster. Albert, his wife Sylvia, and their ten-month-old son Alden, are among the...


Enchanted Evening Barbie and the Second Coming: A Memoir

by Rheta Grimsley Johnson NewSouth Books (August 27, 2010)

Nationally syndicated columnist Rheta Grimsley Johnson, winner of the Ernie Pyle Award for human interest reporting, turns her sharp eye on herself in this frank, exhilarating, wise, poignant, and brave memoir....