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Blossoms and Bones

by Kim Krans HarperOne (March 03, 2020)

Visionary artist and New York Times bestselling author of The Wild Unknown Kim Krans returns with a decadently illustrated and incredibly raw graphic memoir that chronicles her multi-layered search for truth...


Short Life in a Strange World

by Toby Ferris Harper (February 25, 2020)

Sure to be hailed alongside H is for Hawk and The Hare with Amber Eyes, an exceptional work that is at once an astonishing journey across countries and continents, an immersive examination of a great artist’s...


Scratched

by Elizabeth Tallent Harper (February 25, 2020)

“Reading Scratched gave me the feeling of standing very close to a blazing fire. It is that brilliant, that intense, and one of the finest explorations I know of what it means to be a woman and an artist.”...


Black Boy [Seventy-fifth Anniversary Edition]

by Richard Wright, John Edgar Wideman & Malcolm Wright Harper Perennial Modern Classics (February 18, 2020)

A special 75th anniversary edition of Richard Wright's powerful and unforgettable memoir, with a new foreword by John Edgar Wideman and an afterword by Malcolm Wright, the author’s grandson.

When it exploded...


In the Land of Men

by Adrienne Miller Ecco (February 11, 2020)

One of the Most Anticipated Books of the Year: Vogue, Parade, Esquire, Bitch, and Maclean’s 

A New York Times and Washington Post Book to Watch 

A fiercely personal memoir about coming of age in the male-dominated...


The House of Yan

by Lan Yan & Sam Taylor Harper Paperbacks (January 28, 2020)

Through the sweeping cultural and historical transformations of China, entrepreneur Lan Yan traces her family’s history through early 20th Century to present day.

The history of the Yan family is inseparable...


Children of the Land

by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo Harper (January 28, 2020)

An Entertainment Weekly, The Millions, and LitHub Most Anticipated Book of 2020

This unforgettable memoir from a prize-winning poet about growing up undocumented in the United States recounts the sorrows and...


The Contender

by William J. Mann Harper (October 15, 2019)

Entertainment Weekly's BIG FALL BOOKS PREVIEW Selection

Best Book of 2019 -- Publisher's Weekly

Based on new and revelatory material from Brando’s own private archives, an award-winning film biographer presents...


Sontag

Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography 2020

by Benjamin Moser Ecco (September 17, 2019)

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE

Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award

Finalist for the PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography

Named one of the Best Books of the Year by: O Magazine, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel...


Girl on the Block

by Jessica Wragg Dey Street Books (August 06, 2019)

Gabrielle Hamilton meets April Bloomfield in a raw and rollicking memoir that pulls back the curtain on life as a female butcher.

When 16-year-old Jessica Wragg applied for a job at the local farm shop in her...


The Words of My Father

by Yousef Bashir Harper (May 07, 2019)

A Palestinian-American activist recalls his adolescence in Gaza during the Second Intifada, and how he made a strong commitment to peace in the face of devastating brutality in this moving, candid, and transformative...


The Age of Disenchantments

by Aaron Shulman Ecco (March 05, 2019)

A gripping narrative history of Spain’s most brilliant and troubled literary family—a tale about the making of art, myth, and legacy—set against the upheaval of the Spanish Civil War and beyond

In this...


Savage Feast

by Boris Fishman Harper (February 26, 2019)

One of Booklist's Must Read Nonfiction picks of 2019

The acclaimed author of A Replacement Life shifts between heartbreak and humor in this gorgeously told, recipe-filled memoir. A family story, an immigrant...


How to Cook Your Daughter

by Jessica Hendra Harper Perennial (February 19, 2019)

From the daughter of the bestselling author of Father Joe: the poignant and ultimately hopeful memoir of a young girl’s struggle to live a normal childhood in the chaotic seventies, and to overcome sexual...


Prisoner

by Jason Rezaian Anthony Bourdain/Ecco (January 22, 2019)

“An important story. Harrowing, and suspenseful, yes—but it’s also a deep dive into a complex and egregiously misunderstood country with two very different faces. There is no better time to know more about...


Seduction

by Karina Longworth Custom House (November 13, 2018)

In this riveting popular history, the creator of You Must Remember This probes the inner workings of Hollywood’s glamorous golden age through the stories of some of the dozens of actresses pursued by Howard...


Margaret Wise Brown

by Leonard S. Marcus William Morrow Paperbacks (October 16, 2018)

"Leonard S. Marcus... has masterfully written about a fascinating woman who in her short life changed literature for the very young. I was throroughly enchanted."--Eric Carle

Nearly fifty years after her sudden...


Dear America

by Jose Antonio Vargas Dey Street Books (September 18, 2018)

THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER

“This riveting, courageous memoir ought to be mandatory reading for every American.”  Michelle Alexander, New York Times bestselling author of The New Jim Crow

“l cried reading...


The Real Lolita

by Sarah Weinman Ecco (September 11, 2018)

The Real Lolita is a tour de force of literary detective work. Not only does it shed new light on the terrifying true saga that influenced Nabokov’s masterpiece, it restores the forgotten victim to our...


Lands of Lost Borders

by Kate Harris Dey Street Books (August 21, 2018)

"Lands of Lost Borders carried me up into a state of openness and excitement I haven’t felt for years. It’s a modern classic."—Pico Iyer

"Lands of Lost Borders is illuminating, heart-warming, and hopeful...


Open Mic Night in Moscow

by Audrey Murray William Morrow (July 24, 2018)

The raucous and surprisingly poignant story of a young, Russia-obsessed American writer and comedian who embarked on a solo tour of the former Soviet Republics, never imagining that it would involve kidnappers,...


Fasten Your Seat Belts

by Lawrence J. Quirk William Morrow Paperbacks (June 19, 2018)

The illuminating, comprehensive biography of Bette Davis, one of the most electrifying Hollywood stars ever to grace the silver screen.

With a career spanning six decades and more than eighty films, Bette Davis...


Sick

by Porochista Khakpour Harper Perennial (June 05, 2018)

A Best Book of the Year: Real Simple, Entropy, Mental Floss, Bitch Media, The Paris Reivew, and LitHub.

Time Magazine's Best Memoirs of 2018 • Boston Globe's 25 Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2018  •...


Pops

by Michael Chabon Harper (May 15, 2018)

“Magical prose stylist” Michael Chabon (Michiko Kakutani, New York Times) delivers a collection of essays—heartfelt, humorous, insightful, wise—on the meaning of fatherhood.

For the September 2016 issue...


Where the Past Begins

by Amy Tan Ecco (October 17, 2017)

From New York Times bestselling author Amy Tan, a memoir about finding meaning in life through acts of creativity and imagination

In Where the Past Begins, bestselling author of The Joy Luck Club and The...


Spies in the Family

by Eva Dillon Harper (May 09, 2017)

A riveting true-life thriller and revealing memoir from the daughter of an American intelligence officer—the astonishing true story of two spies and their families on opposite sides of the Cold War.

In the...


Between Them

by Richard Ford Ecco (May 02, 2017)

From American master Richard Ford, a memoir: his first work of nonfiction, a stirring narrative of memory and parental love

How is it that we come to consider our parents as people with rich and intense lives...


The Men in My Life

by Patricia Bosworth Harper (January 31, 2017)

Acclaimed biographer Patricia Bosworth recalls her emotional coming of age in 1950s New York in this profound and powerful memoir, a story of family, marriage, tragedy, Broadway, and art, featuring a rich cast...


Set the Boy Free

by Johnny Marr Dey Street Books (November 15, 2016)

The long-awaited memoir from the legendary guitarist and cofounder of the seminal British band The Smiths.

An artist who helped define a period in popular culture, Johnny Marr tells his story in a memoir as vivid...


Labyrinths

by Catrine Clay Harper (November 08, 2016)

 A sensational, eye-opening account of Emma Jung’s complex marriage to Carl Gustav Jung and the hitherto unknown role she played in the early years of the psychoanalytic movement.

Clever and ambitious, Emma...


The Nine of Us

by Jean Kennedy Smith Harper (October 25, 2016)

In this evocative and affectionate memoir, Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith, the last surviving child of Joe and Rose Kennedy, offers an intimate and illuminating look at a time long ago when she and her siblings,...


Not Just Jane

by Shelley DeWees Harper Perennial (October 25, 2016)

“Not Just Jane restores seven of England’s most fascinating and subversive literary voices to their rightful places in history. Shelley DeWees tells each woman writer’s story with wit, passion, and an...


Darling Days

by iO Tillett Wright Ecco (September 27, 2016)

Born into the beautiful bedlam of downtown New York in the eighties, iO Tillett Wright came of age at the intersection of punk, poverty, heroin, and art. This was a world of self-invented characters, glamorous...


I'm Just a Person

by Tig Notaro Ecco (June 14, 2016)

One of America’s most original comedic voices delivers a darkly funny, wryly observed, and emotionally raw account of her year of death, cancer, and epiphany.

In the span of four months in 2012, Tig Notaro...


An Abbreviated Life

by Ariel Leve Harper (June 14, 2016)

“Sometimes, a child is born to a parent who can’t be a parent, and, like a seedling in the shade, has to grow toward a distant sun. Ariel Leve’s spare and powerful memoir will remind us that family isn’t...


Beer Money

by Frances Stroh Harper (May 03, 2016)

In the tradition of Rich Cohen’s Sweet and Low and Sean Wilsey’s Oh the Glory of it All, a memoir of a city, an industry, and a dynasty in decline, and the story of a young artist’s struggle to find...


Drawing Blood

by Molly Crabapple Harper (December 01, 2015)

Art was my dearest friend.

To draw was trouble and safety, adventure and freedom.

In that four-cornered kingdom of paper, I lived as I pleased.

This is the story of a girl and her sketchbook.

In language that is...


The Lost Landscape

by Joyce Carol Oates Ecco (September 08, 2015)

Written with the raw honesty and poignant insight that were the hallmarks of her acclaimed bestseller A Widow’s Story, an affecting and observant memoir of growing up from one of our finest and most beloved...


Spectacle

by Pamela Newkirk Amistad (June 02, 2015)

2016 NAACP Image Award Winner

An award-winning journalist reveals a little-known and shameful episode in American history, when an African man was used as a human zoo exhibit—a shocking story of racial prejudice,...


In a Dark Wood

by Joseph Luzzi Harper Wave (June 02, 2015)

When you lose your whole world in a moment, where do you turn?

On a cold November morning, Joseph Luzzi, a Dante scholar and professor at Bard College, found himself racing to the hospital—his wife, Katherine,...


Joan of Arc

by Helen Castor Harper (May 19, 2015)

From the author of the acclaimed She-Wolves, the complex, surprising, and engaging story of one of the most remarkable women of the medieval world—as never told before.

Helen Castor tells afresh the gripping...


Girl in a Band

by Kim Gordon Dey Street Books (February 24, 2015)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Kim Gordon, founding member of Sonic Youth, fashion icon, and role model for a generation of women, now tells her story—a memoir of life as an artist, of music, marriage, motherhood,...


Going into the City

by Robert Christgau Dey Street Books (February 24, 2015)

One of our great essayists and journalists—the Dean of American Rock Critics, Robert Christgau—takes us on a heady tour through his life and times in this vividly atmospheric and visceral memoir that is...


Whipping Boy

by Allen Kurzweil Harper (January 20, 2015)

Winner of the Edgar® Award for Best Fact Crime

The true account of one boy’s lifelong search for his boarding-school bully.

Equal parts childhood memoir and literary thriller, Whipping Boy chronicles prize-winning...


Yes Please

by Amy Poehler Dey Street Books (October 28, 2014)

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Do you want to get to know the woman we first came to love on Comedy Central's Upright Citizens Brigade? Do you want to spend some time with the lady who made you howl with laughter...


The Prince of los Cocuyos

by Richard Blanco Ecco (September 30, 2014)

A poignant, hilarious, and inspiring memoir from the first Latino and openly gay inaugural poet, which explores his coming-of-age as the child of Cuban immigrants and his attempts to understand his place in...


Ghost Waltz

by Ingeborg Day Harper Perennial (June 24, 2014)

A woman comes to terms with her family’s dark Nazi past in this memoir from the author of Nine and a Half Weeks—A moving and profound exploration of the legacy of war and hate on an individual life.

Born...


Tibetan Peach Pie

by Tom Robbins Ecco (May 27, 2014)

Internationally bestselling novelist and American icon Tom Robbins' legendary memoir--wild tales of his life and times, both at home and around the globe.

Tom Robbins’ warm, wise, and wonderfully weird novels—including...


Updike

by Adam Begley Harper (April 08, 2014)

Updike is Adam Begley’s masterful, much-anticipated biography of one of the most celebrated figures in American literature: Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Updike—a candid, intimate, and richly detailed...


Until I Say Good-Bye

by Susan Spencer-Wendel & Bret Witter Harper Paperbacks (March 04, 2014)

Moving and inspirational reflections on life from one woman, diagnosed with ALS, making the most of her final days with family and friends.

In June 2011, Susan Spencer-Wendel was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral...