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Not Impossible

by Mick Ebeling Atria Books (January 06, 2015)

What if you discovered by accident that you could change the world? Mick Ebeling—a film producer by trade, optimist by nature—set out to perform a simple act of kindness that quickly turned into a lifelong...


Let's Go Crazy

by Alan Light Atria Books (December 09, 2014)

Alan Light, former writer for Rolling Stone, editor-in-chief of Vibe and Spin magazines, and author of The Holy or the Broken, “gets inside Prince’s mind palace in Let’s Go Crazy—a history of the making...


Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: My Life

by Sophia Loren Atria Books (November 04, 2014)

In her first memoir, the Academy Award–winning actress Sophia Loren tells her incredible life story from the struggles of her childhood in war-torn Naples to her life as a screen legend, icon of elegance,...


Is That All There Is?: The Strange Life of Peggy Lee

by James Gavin Atria Books (November 11, 2014)

Praised by the New York Times Book Review as “fascinating, suspenseful, careful, musically detailed, and insightful,” this is a long-overdue biography of recording artist and musical legend Peggy Lee.

Miss...


Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain't That Funkin' Kinda Hard On You?

by George Clinton & Ben Greenman Atria Books (October 21, 2014)

The long-awaited memoir from one of the greatest bandleaders, hit makers, and most influential pop artists of our time—known for over forty R&B hit singles—George Clinton of Parliament-Funkadelic.

George...


From This Moment On

by Shania Twain Atria Books (May 03, 2011)

Now in paperback from superstar Shania Twain, a poignant, heartfelt, and beautifully told account of her hard-scrabble childhood, rise to worldwide fame, and recent personal tragedies.

The world may know Shania...


When Fraser Met Billy

by Louise Booth Atria Books (September 23, 2014)

In the spirit of A Street Cat Named Bob and Dewey comes a mother’s touching, true account of how a rescue cat named Billy transformed her autistic boy’s life.

Louise Booth and her husband had always dreamed...


The Beat of My Own Drum: A Memoir

by Sheila E. & Wendy Holden Atria Books (September 02, 2014)

From the Grammy-nominated singer, drummer, and percussionist who is world renowned for her contributions throughout the music industry, a moving memoir about the healing power of music and spiritual growth inspired...


Liz

by C. David Heymann Atria Books (April 04, 2011)

Elizabeth Taylor's own story was more dramatic than any part she ever played on the screen. C. David Heymann brings her magnificently to life in this acclaimed biography--updated with a new chapter covering...


Glow: The Autobiography of Rick James

by Rick James & David Ritz Atria Books (July 08, 2014)

Best known for his 1980s hit songs “Super Freak,” “Give it to Me Baby,” and “Mary Jane,” the late singer and funk music pioneer Rick James collaborated with acclaimed music biographer David Ritz...


Life by the Cup

by Zhena Muzyka Atria Books (June 17, 2014)

“[Zhena] Muzyka’s charisma leaps off the pages of this unconventional, touching, and personal guide to success” (Publishers Weekly), featuring seventeen soulful lessons and simple rituals for finding your...


The Dog Who Could Fly

by Damien Lewis Atria Books (June 10, 2014)

“A thoroughly enjoyable story of heroism and true friendship” (Publishers Weekly, starred review), this Sunday Times top ten bestseller is the true account of a German shepherd who was adopted by the Royal...


The Man from Essence

by Audrey Edwards, Edward Lewis & Camille O. Cosby Atria Books (June 10, 2014)

Essence magazine is the most popular, well respected, and largest circulated black women’s magazine in history. Largely unknown is the remarkable story of what it took to earn that distinction.

The Man from...


Black and White

by Richard Williams & Bart Davis Atria Books (May 06, 2014)

The fascinating, “upfront and unapologetic” (Kirkus Reviews) memoir of Richard Williams, a businessman, tennis coach, and father to two of the greatest athletes and professional tennis champions of all time—Venus...


Things I Should Have Told My Daughter

by Pearl Cleage Atria Books (April 08, 2014)

In this inspiring memoir—that Jane Fonda raves “will make you braver…want to live your life better and make a difference”—the award-winning playwright and bestselling author of What Looks Like Crazy...


The Dark Side of Innocence

by Terri Cheney Atria Books (March 01, 2011)

“Killing yourself at any age is a seriously tricky business. But when I was seven, the odds felt insurmountable.”

As a young girl, Terri Cheney’s life looked perfect. Her family lived in a lovely house...


Getting Open

by Tom Graham & Rachel Graham Cody Atria Books (February 22, 2011)

"A striking and honest portrait of a man overcoming racism in a place that barely acknowledged its existence." —Publishers Weekly

Bill Garrett was the Jackie Robinson of college basketball. In 1947, the same...


History of a Suicide

by Jill Bialosky Atria Books (February 15, 2011)

“It is so nice to be happy. It always gives me a good feeling to see other people happy. . . . It is so easy to achieve.” —Kim’s journal entry, May 3, 1988

On the night of April 15, 1990, Jill Bialosky’s...


House of Outrageous Fortune

by Michael Gross Atria Books (March 11, 2014)

“Michael Gross’s new book…packs [in] almost as many stories as there are apartments in the building. The Jackie Collins of real estate likes to map expressions of power, money and ego… Even more crammed...


Take Me to the River

by Peter Alson Atria Books (July 11, 2006)

MEET PETER ALSON

An overeducated underachiever, he's spent his postcollege decades doing his best not to grow up. Now, having just turned the incomprehensible (to him) age of fifty, and staring down his own...


In the Frame

by Helen Mirren Atria Books (January 04, 2011)

 

Helen Mirren has been an internationally acclaimed actress--and the recipient of many awards, transferring between stage, cinema and television--for over 40 years.

Known in her youth for a forthright style,...


Manifesting Michelangelo

by Peter Occhiogrosso & Joseph Pierce Farrell Atria Books (January 04, 2011)

“And then it happened . . . a ray of illumination shot straight up and down to the left and the right, forming a pair of axes. My heart began to beat very fast, yet I didn’t blink. I couldn’t have taken...


Portrait of an Artist

by Laurie Lisle Atria Books (November 16, 2010)

Georgia O'Keeffe, one of the most original painters America has ever produced, left behind a remarkable legacy when she died at the age of ninety-eight. Her vivid visual vocabulary -- sensuous flowers, bleached...


Unbearable Lightness

by Portia de Rossi Atria Books (November 01, 2010)

“I didn’t decide to become anorexic. It snuck up on me disguised as a healthy diet, a professional attitude. Being as thin as possible was a way to make the job of being an actress easier . . .”

Portia...


Sweater Quest

by Adrienne Martini Atria Books (March 23, 2010)

"I knit so I don’t kill people" —bumper sticker spotted at Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Festival

For Adrienne Martini, and countless others, knitting is the linchpin of sanity. As a working mother of two, Martini...


Abigail Adams

by Woody Holton Atria Books (June 01, 2010)

Winner of the Bancroft Prize

The New York Times Book Review, Editor’s Choice

American Heritage, Best of 2009

In this vivid new biography of Abigail Adams, the most illustrious woman of the founding era, Bancroft...


Long Way Down

by Ewan McGregor & Charley Boorman Atria Books (July 15, 2008)

Eighteen countries. Five shock absorbers.

Two bikers. One amazing adventure...

After their fantastic trip round the world in 2004, fellow actors and bike fanatics Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman couldn't...


Redefining Realness

by Janet Mock Atria Books (February 04, 2014)

New York Times Bestseller • Winner of the 2015 WOMEN'S WAY Book Prize • Goodreads Best of 2014 Semi-Finalist • Books for a Better Life Award Finalist • Lambda Literary Award Finalist • Time Magazine...


Children of the Troubles

by Laurel Holliday Atria Books (February 04, 2014)

In this remarkable second book in the Children of Conflict series, Laurel Holliday presents a powerful collection of young people's memories of growing up in the midst of the violence in Northern Ireland known...


Children of Israel, Children of Palestine

by Laurel Holliday Atria Books (February 04, 2014)

Israeli Jews and Palestinians appear side by side for the first time in this remarkable book to share powerful feelings and reflections on growing up in one of the world's longest and most dangerous conflicts....


In the Shadow of Freedom

by Tchicaya Missamou & Travis Sentell Atria Books (August 03, 2010)

FROM POVERTY TO WEALTH, FROM AFRICA TO AMERICA, AND FROM CHILD SOLDIER TO U.S. MARINE

Born into the Congolese wilderness, Tchicaya Missamou became a child soldier at age 11. As a horrific civil war loomed across...


The World in My Kitchen

by Colette Rossant Atria Books (September 26, 2006)

"We are on our way to Le Havre. The train is going so fast that the landscape is all but a blur. From time to time, I can see a farm in the mist surrounded by a sea of green fields. I am excited but also scared....


American Nightingale

by Bob Welch Atria Books (June 30, 2008)

Of the 350,000 American women in uniform during World War II, none instilled more hope in American GIs than Frances Slanger. In Army fatigues and helmet she splashed ashore with the first nurses to hit the Normandy...


Do You Remember Me?

by Judith Levine Atria Books (May 11, 2010)

In her award-winning Harmful to Minors, Judith Levine radically disturbed our fixed ideas about childhood. Now, the poignantly personal Do You Remember Me? tackles the other end of life. The book is both the...


King of the Cowboys

by Ty Murray & Steve Eubanks Atria Books (July 06, 2010)

The most famous rodeo champion of all time tells his amazing true story -- and opens a fascinating window into the world of the professional cowboy.

Ty Murray was born to be a rodeo star -- in fact, his first...


Invisible

by Hugues de Montalembert Atria Books (January 12, 2010)

The impressionistic memoir of an artist who was blinded in a sudden act of violence, leading to a profound meditation on what it means to see and be seen

“You live in a city like New York. You read the papers....


Escape From China

by Zhang Boli Atria Books (June 30, 2008)

Who can forget the images, telecast worldwide, of brave Chinese students facing down tanks in Tiananmen Square as they took on their Communist government? After a two-week standoff in 1989, military forces suppressed...


Elvis Presley

by Pamela Clarke Keogh Atria Books (July 06, 2004)

That voice, those eyes, that hair, the cars, the girls...Elvis Presley revolutionized American pop culture when, at the age of twenty-one, he became the world's first modern superstar. A Memphis Beau Brummel...


Revealing Jewel

by Cambria Jensen, Kenneth Calhoun & Atz Lee Kilcher Atria Books (June 03, 2003)

She has been called "one of the most richly idiomatic female pop singers of her generation" by Rolling Stone magazine. Translation: Jewel speaks to millions of fans of all ages through her award-winning music...


Driven from Within

by Michael Jordan & Mark Vancil Atria Books (October 24, 2005)

Michael Jordan is the rare global icon whose celebrity extends beyond his original stage and onto multiple platforms.

His relentless determination produced six NBA Championships and some of the most spectacular...


Tommyland

by Tommy Lee & Anthony Bozza Atria Books (October 13, 2009)

I am Tommy Lee, born Thomas Lee Bass in Athens, Greece, on October 3, 1962, and raised in a suburb of California by an American father and a Greek mother. At seventeen, I joined Mötley Crüe and we became one...


The Time of My Life

by Patrick Swayze & Lisa Niemi Swayze Atria Books (September 29, 2009)

In a career spanning more than thirty years, Patrick Swayze has made a name for himself on the stage, the screen, and television. Known for his versatility, passion and fearlessness, he's become one of our most...


Finding It

by Valerie Bertinelli Atria Books (October 06, 2009)

Welcome back to chez Bertinelli, where life is as crazy and comical as ever. In revealing talks with her longtime boyfriend, Tom, Valerie gets even more personal about her inner worries: her maternal anxieties...


God Sleeps in Rwanda

by Joseph Sebarenzi & Laura Mullane Atria Books (September 08, 2009)

Joseph Sebarenzi’s parents, seven siblings, and countless other family members were among 800,000 Tutsi brutally murdered over the course of ninety days in 1994 by extremist Rwandan Hutu—an efficiency that...


I Have Something to Tell You

by Regan Hofmann Atria Books (September 22, 2009)

For ten years, Regan Hofmann lived a double life. To the world, she was a woman from Princeton who went to prep school, summered in the Hamptons and rode Thoroughbred horses. She had a great job, a loving family...


Cautiva (Captive): Testimonio de un secuestro

by Clara Rojas Atria Books (October 06, 2009)

Clara Rojas fue secuestrada en el 2002 por las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) junto a la ex-candidata presidencial Íngrid Betancourt y liberada en el 2008 luego de casi seis años de cautiverio....


Bobby and Jackie

by C. David Heymann Atria Books (August 04, 2009)

From New York Times bestselling author C. David Heymann, an in-depth and controversial look at the much talked about but never fully revealed relationship between Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Robert F. Kennedy....


Diana

by Tim Clayton & Phil Craig Atria Books (December 10, 2013)

Based on the groundbreaking ITV/The Learning Channel documentary series, and drawn from years of research and dozens of interviews with friends and associates speaking on the record for the first time, Diana...


Hope Endures: Leaving Mother Teresa, Losing Faith, and Searching for Meaning

by Colette Livermore Atria Books (December 02, 2008)

The searing memoir of an extraordinary woman who served as a nun for eleven years in Mother Teresa's order, Hope Endures is a compelling chronicle of idealistic determination, rigid discipline, and shattering...


I'll Never Be French (no matter what I do)

by Mark Greenside Atria Books (November 04, 2008)

Tired of Provence in books, cuisine, and tablecloths? Exhausted from your armchair travels to Paris? Despairing of ever finding a place that speaks to you beyond reason? You are ripe for a journey to Brittany,...