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Strivers Row

by Kevin Baker HarperCollins e-books (July 19, 2011)

The Rev. Jonah Dove is the son of a legendary Harlem minister, and a man troubled in both mind and spirit. He feels himself unworthy and incapable of taking up the burden of running his church from the larger–than–life...


Girls Like Us: Fighting for a World Where Girls Are Not for Sale, an Activist Finds Her Calling and Heals Herself

by Rachel Lloyd HarperCollins e-books (April 19, 2011)

"Powerfully raw, deeply moving, and utterly authentic. Rachel Lloyd has turned a personal atrocity into triumph and is nothing less than a true hero.... Never again will you look at young girls on the street...


Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading

by Nina Sankovitch HarperCollins e-books (June 07, 2011)

“NinaSankovitch has crafted a dazzling memoir that remindsus of the most primal function of literature-to heal, to nurture and to connectus to our truest selves." —Thrity Umrigar, author of The Space Between...


My Year with Eleanor: A Memoir

by Noelle Hancock HarperCollins e-books (June 07, 2011)

“I honestly loved this book.”

—Jim Norton, New York Times bestselling author of I Hate Your Guts

“Eleanor taught Noelle that, first and foremost, Courage Takes Practice. Her yearlong quest to face her...


The Ballad of Bob Dylan: A Portrait

by Daniel Mark Epstein HarperCollins e-books (May 03, 2011)

Drawing on revelatory interviews, a rich analysis oflyrics, and a lifelong study of one of the greatest songwriters of our time,Daniel Mark Epstein delivers a singular, nuanced, and insightful examination ofBob...


Pretty Good for a Girl: The Autobiography of a Snowboarding Pioneer

by Tina Basich & Kathleen Gasperini HarperCollins e-books (May 24, 2011)

When Tina Basich grabbed her rented snowboard and headed to the mountains in Lake Tahoe, snowboarding wasn't even considered a sport . . . yet. It was the beginning, and could have easily gone the way of many...


The Story of the Trapp Family Singers

by Maria A. Trapp HarperCollins e-books (March 22, 2011)

With nearly 1,500 Broadway performances, six Tony Awards, more than three million albums sold, and five Academy Awards, The Sound of Music, based on the lives of Maria, the baron, and their singing children,...


Death Clutch: My Story of Determination, Domination, and Survival

by Brock Lesnar HarperCollins e-books (May 24, 2011)

The “baddest man on the planet,” undisputed, three-time WWE Champion and current UFC World Heavyweight Champion, Brock Lesner, shares his true personal story of determination, domination, and survival in...


This Life Is in Your Hands: One Dream, Sixty Acres, and a Family Undone

by Melissa Coleman HarperCollins e-books (April 12, 2011)

“Lyrical and down-to-earth, wry and heartbreaking, This Life Is in Your Hands is a fascinating and powerful memoir. Melissa Coleman doesn’t just tell the story of her family’s brave experiment and private...


The Autobiography of Mark Twain

by Charles Neider HarperCollins e-books (January 18, 2011)

Due to copyright restrictions, this eBook may not contain all of the images available in the print edition."Mark Twain's autobiography is a classic of American letters, to be ranked with the autobiographies...


Kate: The Making of a Princess

by Claudia Joseph HarperCollins e-books (February 15, 2011)

Kate by Claudia Joseph, is a true-life fairy tale: the biography of Kate Middleton, Princess-in-Waiting, who is quite possibly poised to be the next Queen of England. The extraordinary Cinderella story of the...


A Widow's Story

by Joyce Carol Oates HarperCollins e-books (February 15, 2011)

Unlike anything Joyce Carol Oates has written before, A Widow’s Story is the universally acclaimed author’s poignant, intimate memoir about the unexpected death of Raymond Smith, her husband of forty-six...


Season to Taste: How I Lost My Sense of Smell and Found My Way

by Molly Birnbaum HarperCollins e-books (June 21, 2011)

“A rich, engrossing, and deeply intelligent story….This is a book I won’t soon forget.”

—Molly Wizenberg, bestselling author of A Homemade Life

“Fresh, smart, and consistently surprising. If this beautifully...


An Accidental Sportswriter: A Memoir

by Robert Lipsyte HarperCollins e-books (May 03, 2011)

Celebrated sports journalist Robert Lipsyte—the New York Times’ longtime lead sports columnist—mines pure gold from his long and very eventful career to bring readers a memoir like no other. An enthralling...


D.V.

by Diana Vreeland HarperCollins e-books (April 19, 2011)

“An evening with D.V. is almost as marvelous as an evening with D.V. [herself]—same magic, same spontaneity and, above all, never a boring moment.”

—Bill Blass

D.V. is the mesmerizing autobiography of...


The EveryGirl’s Guide to Life

by Maria Menounos HarperCollins e-books (April 19, 2011)

Raised by working-class immigrant parents and later exposed to Hollywood's most elite experts in every field, Access Hollywood's, Today's, and Nightly News's reporter Maria Menounos reveals her EveryGirl secrets...


Rockers and Rollers: A Full-Throttle Memoir

by Brian Johnson HarperCollins e-books (May 24, 2011)

From PinkCadillac to Low Rider to Little Red Corvette, rock music hasalways had a racy love affair with cars. And AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson isnot only a rock legend, second-to-none at infusing razor-sharp...


The Anti-Romantic Child: A Story of Unexpected Joy

by Priscilla Gilman HarperCollins e-books (April 19, 2011)

The Anti-Romantic Child is remarkable. This haunting and lyrical memoir will be an invaluable and heartening guide to all who find themselves in similar situations and indeed anyone confronting an unforeseen...


Lazarus Rising

by John Howard HarperCollins e-books (November 01, 2010)

John Howard spent decades under media scrutiny, and while his credentials as a political leader, devoted family man and sports tragic are beyond dispute, in this autobiography he reveals much more about himself....


The Dressmaker of Khair Khana

by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon HarperCollins e-books (March 15, 2011)

The New York Times bestseller, written by a former reporter for ABC News, that People magazine called “a transporting, enlightening book” tells the story of a fearless young entrepreneur who brought hope...


Long Shot: My Bipolar Life and the Horses Who Saved Me

by Sylvia Harris HarperCollins e-books (March 08, 2011)

Combine Seabiscuit with Manic—throw in a touch of HBO’s “Temple Grandin”—and you get Long Shot, a truly remarkable memoir by Sylvia Harris. A single mother of three, Harris was crippled by bipolar...


Blow by Blow: The Story of Isabella Blow

by Detmar Blow & Tom Sykes HarperCollins e-books (November 16, 2010)

“One of the most original and influential people of the twentieth century to me and many others.” —Alexander McQueen

With a career spanning thirty years in fashion, as an influential voice at Vogue, Tatler...


Found: A Daughter's Journey Home

by Tatum O'neal & Hilary Liftin HarperCollins e-books (June 14, 2011)

Academy Award winner Tatum O’Neal continues her inspiring true-life story begun in the 2004 New York Times bestseller A Paper Life with Found: A Daughter’s Journey Home—a moving memoir of discovery and...


Big in China: My Unlikely Adventure Raising a Family, Playing the Blues, and Reinventing Myself in Beijing

by Alan Paul HarperCollins e-books (March 01, 2011)

"What a romp….Alan Paul walked the walk, preaching the blues in China. Anyone who doubts that music is bigger than words needs to read this great tale." Gregg Allman

 

"An absolute love story. In his embrace...


Marshalling Justice: The Early Civil Rights Letters of Thurgood Marshall

by Michael G. Long HarperCollins e-books (January 18, 2011)

“[An] important collection….Michael G. Long deserves high praise indeed for unearthing [Marshall’s letters] and bringing them to light.”

—Wil Haygood

Collected together for the first time in Marshalling...


A Helluva High Note: Surviving Life, Love, and American Idol

by Kara Dioguardi HarperCollins e-books (April 26, 2011)

Over the years, award-winning hitmaker, savvy record executive,  successful music publisher and former American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi has worked with the best.  Her songs have been recorded by such superstars...


Against All Odds: A Life from Hardship to Hope

by Senator Scott Brown HarperCollins e-books (February 21, 2011)

Against All Odds is the extraordinary personal story of the man who rose up to meet the challenge of terrific opposition and become one of America's most promising new political figures—Senator Scott Brown....


The Way We Were

by Paul Burrell HarperCollins e-books (October 19, 2010)

Paul Burrell served Diana, Princess of Wales, as her faithful butler from 1987 until her death in 1997. He was much more than an employee: he was her right-hand man, confidant, and friend whom Diana herself...


Obama: The Historic Campaign in Photographs

by Deborah Willis & Kevin Merida HarperCollins e-books (May 17, 2011)

Through 150 striking color photographs, Obama: The Historic Campaign in Photographs charts the road to Barack Obama's nomination as the first African American to lead the presidential ticket of a major party....


Leonard Bernstein

by Burton Bernstein & Barbara Haws HarperCollins e-books (November 30, 2010)

One of the most gifted, celebrated, scrutinized, and criticized musicians in the second half of the twentieth century, Leonard Bernstein made his legendary conducting debut at the New York Philharmonic in 1943,...


Good Eggs

by Phoebe Potts HarperCollins e-books (September 21, 2010)

In the tradition of the acclaimed graphic memoirs Fun Home and Persepolis, Phoebe Potts’s Good Eggs is a funny, insightful, and deeply moving book about learning to appreciate what we have...even when we can’t...


The Good Life According to Hemingway

by A. E. Hotchner HarperCollins e-books (October 19, 2010)

In the fourteen years that A. E. Hotchner traveled with Ernest Hemingway, he collected a lifetime's worth of Hemingway's experiences, anecdotes, and observations on the backs of matchbooks, napkins, and slips...


The Red Hot Chili Peppers

by The Red Hot Chili Peppers HarperCollins e-books (October 19, 2010)

This is the book fans have been waiting for since Mother’s Milk and Blood Sugar Sex Magik first hit the charts: The first (and only!) official Red Hot Chili Peppers story—an oral and visual autobiography...


Al Jaffee's Mad Life: A Biography

by Mary-Lou Weisman & Al Jaffee HarperCollins e-books (September 28, 2010)

“One of the great cartoonists of our time.” –New Yorker cartoonist Arnold Roth

The remarkable story of one of America’s most prolific and beloved cartoonists, Al Jaffee, with dozens of original color...


Heat Wave: The Life and Career of Ethel Waters

by Donald Bogle HarperCollins e-books (February 08, 2011)

“Mr. Bogle continues to be our most noted black-cinema historian.”

—Spike Lee

“Donald Bogle [is a] pioneering safe-keeper of the history of blacks in film.”

Vogue

From Donald Bogle, author of the bestselling...


Moonface: A True Romance

by Angela Balcita HarperCollins e-books (February 01, 2011)

“Angela Balcita's love story takes a couple of artsy wanderers off the road and into the bright, scary world of transplants, dialysis, and neonatal intensive care.” —Marion Winik, author of The Glen Rock...


The Last Face You'll Ever See

by Ivan Solotaroff HarperCollins e-books (October 12, 2010)

In fascinating detail, Ivan Solotaroff introduces us to the men who carry out executions. Although the emphasis is on the personal lives of these men and of those they have to put to death, The Last Face You'll...


American Hunger

by Richard Wright HarperCollins e-books (November 30, 2010)

The compelling continuation of Richard Wright's great autobiographical work, Black Boy

Anyone who has read Richard Wright's Black Boy knows it to be one of the great American autobiographies. Covering Wright's...


Ascent: The Spiritual And Physical Quest Of Lege

by Laurence Leamer HarperCollins e-books (February 22, 2011)

Willi Unsoeld, a legend among mountaineers--a man whom Bill Moyers calls one of the few giants he has ever met--fearlessly challenged the world's highest peaks and inspired a generation of climbers with his...


Sons of Camelot: The Fate of an American Dynasty

by Laurence Leamer HarperCollins e-books (February 22, 2011)

One of Bobby Kennedy's first acts after JFK's assassination was to write a letter to his eldest son, reminding him of the obligations of his name. Bobby sent the letter to eleven-year-old Joe, but the message...


Zoya's Story: An Afghan Woman's Struggle for Freedom

by John Follain & Rita Cristofari HarperCollins e-books (February 15, 2011)

Kabul was always more beautiful in the snow. Even the piles of rotting rubbish in my street, the only source of food for the scrawny chickens and goats that our neighbors kept outside their mud houses, looked...


First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers

by Loung Ung HarperCollins e-books (October 12, 2010)

Repackaged in a new tie-in edition to coincide with the Netflix film produced and directed by Angelina Jolie, a moving story of war crimes and desperate actions, the unnerving strength of a small girl and her...


The First Partner

by Joyce Milton HarperCollins e-books (November 16, 2010)

In 1998, Hillary Rodham Clinton became the most admired woman in America while also becoming the most visibly wronged wife in the world. Standing by her husband, President Bill Clinton, as she and the nation...


An Innocent, a Broad

by Ann Leary HarperCollins e-books (October 12, 2010)

When Ann Leary and her husband, then unknown actor-comedian Denis Leary, flew to London in the early nineties for a brief getaway during Ann's second trimester of pregnancy, neither anticipated the adventure...


The Fire Inside

by Steve Delsohn HarperCollins e-books (October 26, 2010)

In the tradition of Mark Baker's Cops, more than 100 top firefighters describe the highs and lows of the world's most dangerous profession.

Fascinating and packed with emotion,The Fire Inside is a unique look...


Diana: A Portrait In Her Own Words

by Bill Adler HarperCollins e-books (December 28, 2010)

In between her fairy-tale wedding and her premature death, there lived the most beloved royal presence of our century, surely as multifaceted as any celebrity of our time. The radical twists and turns in her...


Seinfeld: The Making of an American Icon

by Jerry Oppenheimer HarperCollins e-books (October 12, 2010)

The never-before-told story of how Jerry Seinfeld made his dream come true -- of how this very ambitious, extremely driven, compulsively perfectionistic carefully worked his way up through the knock-down-drag-out...


Quotable Kennedy's

by Bill Adler HarperCollins e-books (December 28, 2010)

The Kennedy name is synonymous with dignity, intelligence, and, of course, the ability to produce potent sound bites. This warm and nostalgic collection of quotes, collected by Kennedy specialist Bill Adler,...


Bloody Sundays: Inside the Rough and Tumble World of the NFL

by Mike Freeman HarperCollins e-books (June 07, 2011)

Award-winning sportswriter Mike Freeman goes beyond day-to-day newspaper journalism and ESPN highlights to take us deep inside the game and reveal the NFL in ways that will surprise the most avid football fans....


The Diaries of Sofia Tolstoy

by Cathy Porter HarperCollins e-books (September 07, 2010)

“[A] testament to a great spirit, a woman who lived in terrifying proximity to one of the greatest writers of all time, and who understood exactly the high price she would have to pay for this privilege.”...