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Conflicting Accounts

by Kevin Goldman Simon & Schuster (December 04, 2018)

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SOG

by John L. Plaster Simon & Schuster (January 01, 2019)

John Plaster’s riveting account of his covert activities as a member of a special operations team during the Vietnam War is “a true insider’s account, this eye-opening report will leave readers feeling...


The Elephant in the Room

by Tommy Tomlinson Simon & Schuster (January 15, 2019)

“Powerful...A funny and moving account of what life is like for someone who carries extra weight.” —Garden & Gun

The government definition of obesity is a body mass index of 30 or more. My BMI is 60.7....


Fear

by Bob Woodward Simon & Schuster (September 11, 2018)

“Explosive.”—The Washington Post

“Devastating.”—The New Yorker

“Unprecedented.”—CNN

THE INSIDE STORY ON PRESIDENT TRUMP, AS ONLY BOB WOODWARD CAN TELL IT

With authoritative reporting honed...


A Private War

by Marie Brenner Simon & Schuster (October 23, 2018)

Now a major motion picture starring Rosamund Pike, Stanley Tucci, and Jamie Dornan, A Private War is the story of legendary war correspondent Marie Colvin, who died in 2012 while covering the Syrian civil war....


Frederick Douglass

by David W. Blight Simon & Schuster (October 16, 2018)

A NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, and TIME TOP 10 BOOK OF THE YEAR

The definitive, dramatic biography of the most important African American of the nineteenth century: Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave...


In Other Words

by Anna Porter Simon & Schuster (September 25, 2018)

In Other Words is a lively, charming, gossipy memoir of life in the publishing trenches and how one restlessly curious young woman sparked a creative awakening in a new country she chose to call home.

“We need...


Open Look

by Jay Triano Simon & Schuster (October 23, 2018)

A thoughtful, entertaining memoir about one of Canada’s most decorated basketball stars, his love of the sport, and the rise of basketball in Canada.

As a child growing up in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Jay Triano...


Defying Limits

by Dave Williams Simon & Schuster (October 30, 2018)

An inspirational, uplifting, and life-affirming memoir about passion, resilience and living life to the fullest, from Dr. Dave Williams, one of Canada’s most accomplished astronauts.

I had dreamt about becoming...


Everyday Hockey Heroes

by Bob McKenzie & Jim Lang Simon & Schuster (October 30, 2018)

An inspiring volume of stories about Canada’s most beloved sport—hockey—and the everyday heroes who embody the spirit of the game and help shape its future, from the pros who compete in NHL arenas to the...


First Man

by James R. Hansen Simon & Schuster (May 29, 2018)

Soon to be a major motion picture, this is the first—and only—definitive authorized account of Neil Armstrong, the man whose “one small step” changed history.

When Apollo 11 touched down on the Moon’s...


Bruce Lee

by Matthew Polly Simon & Schuster (June 05, 2018)

“The first noteworthy treatment of its subject—and a definitive one at that...Fascinating narrative threads proliferate.” —The New York Times Book Review

The most authoritative biography—featuring...


Playing to the Gods

by Peter Rader Simon & Schuster (August 21, 2018)

The riveting story of the rivalry between the two most renowned actresses of the nineteenth century: legendary Sarah Bernhardt, whose eccentricity on and off the stage made her the original diva, and mystical...


Paul Simon

by Robert Hilburn Simon & Schuster (May 08, 2018)

A publishing event from music legend Paul Simon: an intimate, candid, and definitive biography written with Simon’s full participation—but without his editorial control—by acclaimed biographer and music...


Tiger Woods

by Jeff Benedict & Armen Keteyian Simon & Schuster (March 27, 2018)

“A confident and substantial book...It has torque and velocity...It makes a sweet sound, like a well-struck golf ball. I found it exhilarating, depressing, tawdry, and moving in almost equal measure. It’s...


No One Tells You This

by Glynnis MacNicol Simon & Schuster (July 10, 2018)

“I found myself underlining sentences, and then entire passages, that resonated with me, articulating the extreme inadequacy and sense of dislocation single women of a certain age, like MacNicol—and like...


The Incredible True Story of Blondy Baruti

by Blondy Baruti & Joe Layden Simon & Schuster (May 01, 2018)

The inspirational and true rags-to-riches story of how one young boy made it from the war-torn Congolese jungles to America and onto the silver screen, all the while facing extraordinary trials and twists of...


Holding on to Normal

by Alana Somerville Simon & Schuster (May 01, 2018)

A compelling memoir about trying to live meaningfully with illness and triumph beyond it, by breast cancer survivor Alana Somerville, a teacher and mother of two young children.

I looked at all the sick people...


Oink

by Matt Whyman Simon & Schuster (September 20, 2011)

In an entertaining cross between Babe and Marley & Me, a family of six (plus a dog, cat, and several chickens) decides to invite two mini-pigs into their chaotic household.

Matt Whyman enjoyed a quiet writer’s...


Lake with No Name

by Diane Wei Liang Simon & Schuster (June 02, 2009)

Beijing University, 1986. The Communists were in power, but the Harvard of China was a hotbed of intellectual and cultural activity, with political debates and "English Corners" where students eagerly practiced...


Coach: The Life of Paul "Bear" Bryant

by Keith Dunnavant Simon & Schuster (November 14, 2017)

The definitive portrait of Paul “Bear” Bryant, the most successful college football coach in history.

Just five weeks after coaching his final football game for the University of Alabama, Paul “Bear”...


The Restless Wave

by John McCain & Mark Salter Simon & Schuster (May 22, 2018)

In this candid new political memoir from Senator John McCain, an American hero reflects on his life—and what matters most.

“I don’t know how much longer I’ll be here. Maybe I’ll have another five years....


Eunice

by Eileen McNamara Simon & Schuster (April 03, 2018)

A Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist examines the life and times of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, arguing she left behind the Kennedy family’s most profound political legacy.

While Joe Kennedy was grooming his sons...


The Gospel of Trees

by Apricot Irving Simon & Schuster (March 06, 2018)

In this compelling, beautiful memoir, award-winning writer Apricot Irving recounts her childhood as a missionary’s daughter in Haiti during a time of upheaval—both in the country and in her home.

Apricot...


The Age of Eisenhower

by William I Hitchcock Simon & Schuster (March 20, 2018)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“A page-turner masterpiece.” —Jim Lehrer

In a 2017 survey, presidential historians ranked Dwight D. Eisenhower fifth on the list of great presidents, behind the perennial top four:...


The Stowaway

by Laurie Gwen Shapiro Simon & Schuster (January 16, 2018)

The spectacular, true story of a scrappy teenager from New York’s Lower East Side who stowed away on the most remarkable feat of science and daring of the Jazz Age, The Stowaway is “a thrilling adventure...


Blood Moon

by John Sedgwick Simon & Schuster (April 10, 2018)

“Riveting...Engrossing...Mr. Sedgwick’s subtitle calls the Cherokee story an ‘American Epic,’ and indeed it is.” —H. W. Brands, The Wall Street Journal

An astonishing untold story from America’s...


The Moralist

by Patricia O'Toole Simon & Schuster (April 24, 2018)

“Lucid and elegant...On Wilson’s tortured entrance into World War I, [O’Toole] is truly superb...As a study of Wilson’s relationship with Europe, and the intrigues of his foreign policy administration,...


Getting Off

by Erica Garza Simon & Schuster (January 09, 2018)

A courageous account of one woman’s unflinching and ultimately hopeful journey through sex and porn addiction.

A fixation on porn and orgasm, strings of failed relationships and serial hook-ups with strangers,...


Walk It Off: The True and Hilarious Story of How I Learned to Stand, Walk, Pee, Run, and Have Sex Again After a Nightmarish Diagnosis Turned My Awesom

by Ruth Marshall Simon & Schuster (January 02, 2018)

Furiously Happy meets Elaine Lui in this truly original—and surprisingly hilarious—memoir about one woman’s journey to learn how to walk after a debilitating diagnosis turned her life upside down.

Learn...


The Boy on the Beach

by Tima Kurdi Simon & Schuster (April 17, 2018)

An intimate and poignant memoir about the family of Alan Kurdi—the young Syrian boy who became the global emblem for the desperate plight of millions of Syrian refugees—and of the many extraordinary journeys...


The TB12 Method: How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Performance

by Tom Brady Simon & Schuster (September 19, 2017)

#1 New York Times Bestseller

The first book by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady—the five-time Super Bowl champion who is still reaching unimaginable heights of excellence at forty years old—a gorgeously...


Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship

by Gregory Boyle Simon & Schuster (November 14, 2017)

In a moving example of unconditional love in dif­ficult times, Gregory Boyle, the Jesuit priest and New York Times bestselling author of Tattoos on the Heart, shares what working with gang members in Los Angeles...


It's All Relative

by A. J. Jacobs Simon & Schuster (November 07, 2017)

#1 New York Times bestselling author A.J. Jacobs undergoes a hilarious, poignant quest to understand what constitutes family—where it begins and how far it goes—in It’s All Relative, a “thought-provoking…delightful,...


Blood Brothers: The Story of the Strange Friendship between Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill

by Deanne Stillman Simon & Schuster (October 24, 2017)

Winner of the 2018 Ohioana Book Award for Nonfiction

“Deanne Stillman’s splendid Blood Brothers eloquently explores the clash of cultures on the Great Plains that initially united the two legends and how...


Hank and Jim: The Fifty-Year Friendship of Henry Fonda and James Stewart

by Scott Eyman Simon & Schuster (October 24, 2017)

“[A] remarkably absorbing, supremely entertaining joint biography” (The New York Times) from bestselling author Scott Eyman about the remarkable friendship of Henry Fonda and James Stewart, two Hollywood...


Leonardo da Vinci

by Walter Isaacson Simon & Schuster (October 17, 2017)

The #1 New York Times bestseller from Walter Isaacson brings Leonardo da Vinci to life in this exciting new biography that is “a study in creativity: how to define it, how to achieve it…Most important, it...


One Day Closer: A Mother's Quest to Bring Her Kidnapped Daughter Home

by Lorinda Stewart Simon & Schuster (October 17, 2017)

An instant national bestseller and "a beautiful story of what love can do to conquer the impossible" (Jann Arden).

On the day my daughter was kidnapped by outlaws in Somalia, my life split into two parts: Before...


The Autobiography of Gucci Mane

by Gucci Mane & Neil Martinez-Belkin Simon & Schuster (September 19, 2017)

The New York Times bestselling memoir from the legendary Gucci Mane spares no detail in this “cautionary tale that ends in triumph” (GQ).

For the first time Gucci Mane tells his extraordinary story in his...


8 Seconds of Courage: A Soldier's Story from Immigrant to the Medal of Honor

by Flo Groberg & Tom Sileo Simon & Schuster (November 07, 2017)

In an inspiring story of valor and the making of a hero, Florent Groberg—who grew up in France and emigrated to the US—becomes the first immigrant in forty years to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor...


The Grouchy Historian: An Old-Time Lefty Defends Our Constitution Against Right-Wing Hypocrites and Nutjobs

by Ed Asner & Ed. Weinberger Simon & Schuster (October 10, 2017)

In “an unabashedly biased, deeply researched book” (SF Gate), Ed Asner—the actor who starred as Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show—reclaims the Constitution from the right-wingers who think that...


Everyday Heroes: Inspirational Stories from Men and Women in the Canadian Armed Forces

by Jody Mitic Simon & Schuster (October 24, 2017)

In this moving collection of first-person accounts, the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces take us inside life in the military and share their personal stories of courage, perseverance, and sacrifice....


Own The Moment

by Carl Lentz Simon & Schuster (October 31, 2017)

This engaging and inspirational book by Carl Lentz, the rock star pastor of Hillsong NYC, shows us the way toward a more connected, spiritually-grounded, and fulfilled life.

When you think of a Christian pastor,...


Dear World: A Syrian Girl's Story of War and Plea for Peace

by Bana Alabed Simon & Schuster (October 03, 2017)

“A story of love and courage amid brutality and terror, this is the testimony of a child who has endured the unthinkable.” —J.K. Rowling

“I’m very afraid I will die tonight.” —Bana Alabed, Twitter,...


Inside the Inferno

by Damian Asher & Omar Mouallem Simon & Schuster (April 20, 2017)

An action-packed, on-the-ground memoir of the Fort McMurray wildfire and the courage, resilience, and sacrifice of the firefighters who saved the city.

In May 2016, what began as a remote forest fire quickly...


The Bright Hour

by Nina Riggs Simon & Schuster (June 06, 2017)

* INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER *

“Stunning…heartrending…this year’s When Breath Becomes Air.” —Nora Krug, The Washington Post

“Beautiful and haunting.” —Matt McCarthy, MD, USA TODAY

“Deeply...


Her Little Majesty

by Carolly Erickson Simon & Schuster (March 14, 2017)

A “vivid” (Kirkus Reviews) and multilayered biography of Queen Victoria chronicling the life of the longest-reigning British monarch who ruled for sixty-four years, offering an intimate portrait of a woman...


What Happened

by Hillary Rodham Clinton Simon & Schuster (September 12, 2017)

“An engaging, beautifully synthesized page-turner” (Slate). The #1 New York Times bestseller and Time #1 Nonfiction Book of the Year: Hillary Rodham Clinton’s most personal memoir yet, about the 2016 presidential...


Mob Girl: A Woman's Life In the Underworld

by Teresa Carpenter Simon & Schuster (December 13, 2016)

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author of Missing Beauty comes a fascinating inside look at the mafia.

Growing up among racketeers on the Lower East Side of New York City, Arlyne Brickman associated...


Hannibal

by Patrick N Hunt Simon & Schuster (July 11, 2017)

Hannibal is “an exciting biography of one of history’s greatest commanders…a thrilling page-turner” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) about the brilliant general who successfully crossed the Alps with...