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Perfection: A Memoir of Betrayal and Renewal

by Julie Metz Hachette Books (June 09, 2009)

Julie Metz's life changes forever on one ordinary January afternoon when her husband, Henry, collapses on the kitchen floor and dies in her arms. Suddenly, this mother of a six-year-old is the young widow in...


Where Mercy Is Shown, Mercy Is Given

by Duane Dog Chapman Hachette Books (March 16, 2010)

The incredible story of struggle, redemption, and bounty hunting--which has catapulted Duane "Dog" Chapman into the hearts of millions, sparked a #1 rated television show, and inspired a #1 New York Times bestselling...


The Last Lecture: Enhanced with Audio and Video

by Randy Pausch Hachette Books (April 08, 2008)

"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."---Randy Pausch

A lot of professors give talks titled "The Last Lecture." Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on...


Lift

by Kelly Corrigan Hachette Books (March 02, 2010)

No matter when and why this comes to your hands, I want to put down on paper how things started with us.

Written as a letter to her children, Kelly Corrigan's Lift is a tender, intimate, and robust portrait of...


This Is for the Mara Salvatrucha: Inside the MS-13, America's Most Violent Gang

by Samuel Logan Hachette Books (July 07, 2009)

Like any American teenager, Brenda Paz spent much of her time with her friends. They would go to parties, listen to music, and show off their cars late into the night. But Brenda and her friends belonged to...


And Still Peace Did Not Come: A Memoir of Reconciliation

by Agnes Kamara-Umunna Hachette Books (March 22, 2011)

When bullets hit Agnes Kamara-Umunna's home in Monrovia, Liberia, she and her father hastily piled whatever they could carry into their car and drove toward the border, along with thousands of others. An army...


Made for You and Me: Going West, Going Broke, Finding Home

by Caitlin Shetterly Hachette Books (March 08, 2011)

Newlywed Caitlin Shetterly and her husband, Dan Davis, two hardworking freelancers, began their lives together in 2008 by pursuing a lifelong, shared dream of leaving Maine and going West. At first, California...


Growing Up Laughing: My Story and the Story of Funny

by Marlo Thomas Hachette Books (September 28, 2010)

Growing Up Laughing is a compelling autobiographical journey--hilarious and heartfelt, intimate and inspiring. It is a book that only Marlo Thomas could write.

For as long as Thomas can remember, she's lived...


Poker Face: The Rise and Rise of Lady Gaga

by Maureen Callahan Hachette Books (September 14, 2010)

In just a two-year span, Stefani Germanotta, a struggling performer in New York's Lower East Side burlesque scene, has become the global demographic-smashing pop icon known as Lady Gaga. She is a once-in-a-decade...


Tip It!: The World According to Maggie

by Maggie Griffin Hachette Books (June 29, 2010)

Dear Readers,

There are at least five good reasons to Tip It! right now.

1. My daughter Kathy put out her memoir last year, which was real nice except for the controversial parts. And it got to be a #1 New York...


The Profiler: My Life Hunting Serial Killers and Psychopaths

by Pat Brown & Bob Andelman Hachette Books (May 18, 2010)

In 1990, a young woman was strangled on a jogging path near the home of Pat Brown and her family. Brown suspected the young man who was renting a room in her house, and quickly uncovered strong evidence that...


A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future: Twists and Turns and Lessons Learned

by Michael J. Fox Hachette Books (April 13, 2010)

Michael J. Fox abandoned high school to pursue an acting career, but went on to receive honorary degrees from several universities and garner the highest accolades for his acting, as well as for his writing....


Lucky Man: A Memoir

by Michael J. Fox Hachette Books (April 09, 2003)

A funny, highly personal, gorgeously written account of what it's like to be a 30-year-old man who is told he has an 80-year-old's disease. "Life is great. Sometimes, though, you just have to put up with a little...


A Tiger in the Kitchen: A Memoir of Food and Family

by Cheryl Tan Hachette Books (February 08, 2011)

"Starting with charred fried rice and ending with flaky pineapple tarts, Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan takes us along on a personal journey that most can only fantasize about--an exploration of family history and culture...


In the Blink of an Eye: Dale, Daytona, and the Day that Changed Everything

by Ellis Henican & Michael Waltrip Hachette Books (February 01, 2011)

There was one lap to go in the 2001 Daytona 500, NASCAR's most celebrated event. Michael Waltrip and Dale Earnhardt Jr. were running one-two. Junior's legendary dad, the driver race fans called "The Intimidator,"...


365 Thank Yous: The Year a Simple Act of Daily Gratitude Changed My Life

by John Kralik Hachette Books (December 28, 2010)

One recent December, at age 53, John Kralik found his life at a terrible, frightening low: his small law firm was failing; he was struggling through a painful second divorce; he had grown distant from his two...


Loose Girl: A Memoir of Promiscuity

by Kerry Cohen Hachette Books (June 03, 2008)

For everyone who was that girl.

For everyone who knew that girl.

For everyone who wondered who that girl was. Kerry Cohen is eleven years old when she recognizes the power of her body in the leer of a grown man....


Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard

by Liz Murray Hachette Books (September 07, 2010)

In the vein of The Glass Castle, Breaking Night is the stunning memoir of a young woman who at age fifteen was living on the streets, and who eventually made it into Harvard.

Liz Murray was born to loving but...


Is It Just Me?: Or Is It Nuts out There?

by Whoopi Goldberg Hachette Books (October 05, 2010)

Have you noticed people aren't as polite as they once were or that rudeness is no longer an exception but a lifestyle? Sure you have. All you need to do is set foot outside your door to see that bad manners...


The Mighty Queens of Freeville: A Mother, a Daughter, and the Town That Raised Them

by Amy Dickinson Hachette Books (February 03, 2009)

Dear Amy,

First my husband told me he didn't love me. Then he said he didn't think he had ever really loved me. Then he left me with a baby to raise by myself. Amy, I don't want to be a single mother.

I told myself...


Home: A Memoir of My Early Years

by Julie Andrews Hachette Books (April 01, 2008)

Since her first appearance on screen in Mary Poppins, Julie Andrews has played a series of memorable roles that have endeared her to generations. But she has never told the story of her life before fame. Until...


A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea

by Richard Phillips & Stephan Talty Hachette Books (April 06, 2010)

"I share the country's admiration for the bravery of Captain Phillips and his selfless concern for his crew. His courage is a model for all Americans."

--President Barack Obama It was just another day on the...


However Tall the Mountain: A Dream, Eight Girls, and a Journey Home

by Awista Ayub Hachette Books (August 25, 2009)

A ball can start a revolution. Born in Kabul, Awista Ayub escaped with her family to Connecticut in 1981, when she was two years old, but her connection to her heritage remained strong. An athlete her whole...


The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness

by Elyn R. Saks Hachette Books (August 14, 2007)

Elyn R. Saks is an esteemed professor, lawyer, and psychiatrist and is the Orrin B. Evans Professor of Law, Psychology, Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern California Law School,...


Not a Genuine Black Man: Or, How I Claimed My Piece of Ground in the Lily-White Suburbs

by Brian Copeland Hachette Books (July 11, 2006)

Based on the longest-running one-man show in San Francisco history--now coming to Off-Broadway--a hilarious, poignant, and disarming memoir of growing up black in an all-white suburb In 1972, when Brian Copeland...


Invincible: My Journey from Fan to NFL Team Captain

by Vince Papale Hachette Books (September 05, 2006)

The true story of the NFL's oldest rookie

In 1976, Vince Papale was thirty, a former schoolteacher and part-time bartender, and a season ticket-holder for his beloved Philadelphia Eagles. When he heard that Coach...


Real Men Don't Apologize

by Jim Belushi Hachette Books (May 09, 2006)

In this "guys guide to life," the star of the hit TV show According to Jim talks about how men can continue to be real men while still managing to make things work with the opposite sex. Jim Belushi is a national...


Love with a Chance of Drowning

by Torre DeRoche Hachette Books (May 14, 2013)

New love. Exotic destinations.

A once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

What could go wrong? City girl Torre DeRoche isn't looking for love, but a chance encounter in a San Francisco bar sparks an instant connection with...


Confessions of a Latter-day Virgin: A Memoir

by Nicole Hardy Hachette Books (August 20, 2013)

When Nicole Hardy's eye-opening "Modern Love" column appeared in the New York Times, the response from readers was overwhelming. Hardy's essay, which exposed the conflict between being true to herself as a woman...


Heaven Is Here: An Incredible Story of Hope, Triumph, and Everyday Joy

by Stephanie Nielson Hachette Books (April 03, 2012)

Go on an unforgettable journey, with a woman who has unimaginable strength.

Stephanie Nielson began sharing her life in 2005 on nieniedialogues.com, drawing readers in with her warmth and candor. She quickly...


Happy Accidents

by Jane Lynch Hachette Books (September 13, 2011)

In the summer of 1974, a fourteen-year-old girl in Dolton, Illinois, had a dream. A dream to become an actress, like her idols Ron Howard and Vicki Lawrence. But it was a long way from the South Side of Chicago...


A Year and Six Seconds: A Love Story

by Isabel Gillies Hachette Books (August 02, 2011)

A real-life romantic comedy about getting dumped and getting over it

Isabel Gillies, the New York Times bestselling author of Happens Every Day, has written another irresistibly moving and funny memoir: A Year...


The Moth

by Catherine Burns, George Dawes Green & Adam Gopnik Hachette Books (September 03, 2013)

For the first time in print, celebrated storytelling phenomenon The Moth presents fifty spellbinding, soul-bearing stories selected from their extensive archive (fifteen-plus years and 10,000-plus stories strong)....


Going Deep: How Wide Receivers Became the Most Compelling Figures in Pro Sports

by Cris Carter Hachette Books (July 30, 2013)

How Wideouts Became the NFL's Standouts

From the time Cris Carter started his career as a supplemental draft pick of the Philadelphia Eagles in 1987 to his retirement in 2002, the position of wide receiver exploded...


Dinner with the Smileys: One Military Family, One Year of Heroes, and Lessons for a Lifetime

by Sarah Smiley Hachette Books (May 07, 2013)

They say you are what you eat--but apparently, with whom you eat is pretty important too. Current medical research bears this out. But wellness was not what motivated mil-blogger/Navy wife and mom Sarah Smiley...


Square Peg: My Story and What It Means for Raising Innovators, Visionaries, and Out-of-the-Box Thinkers

by Todd Rose Hachette Books (March 05, 2013)

In the seventh grade, Todd Rose was suspended-not for the first time-for throwing six stink bombs at the blackboard, where his art teacher stood with his back to the class. At eighteen, he was a high school...


Free Spirit: Growing Up On the Road and Off the Grid

by Joshua Safran Hachette Books (September 10, 2013)

An Unforgettable Journey Through an Unconventional Childhood

When Joshua Safran was four years old, his mother--determined to protect him from the threats of nuclear war and Ronald Reagan--took to the open road...


Pour Your Heart Into It: How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time

by Howard Schultz Hachette Books (May 22, 2012)

In Pour Your Heart Into It, CEO Howard Schultz illustrates the principles that have shaped the Starbucks phenomenon, sharing the wisdom he has gained from his quest to make great coffee part of the American...


Damn Few: Making the Modern SEAL Warrior

by Rorke Denver Hachette Books (February 12, 2013)

From leadership expert, former Navy SEAL, "American Grit" feature player, and author of Worth Dying For: A Navy SEAL's Call to a Nation, Rorke Denver, the bestselling account of how he helped create the U.S....


Full of Heart: My Story of Survival, Strength, and Spirit

by J.R. Martinez & Alexandra Rockey Fleming Hachette Books (October 30, 2012)

An inspirational journey from tragedy to triumph

In 2003, nineteen-year-old Private J.R. Martinez was on a routine patrol when the Humvee he was driving hit an antitank mine in Iraq, resulting in severe injuries...


Bad Habits: A Book of Confessions about Confession

by Jenny McCarthy Hachette Books (October 02, 2012)

Jenny McCarthy--actress, comedian, activist, and New York Times bestselling author--candidly recounts her humorous Catholic upbringing, from her childhood dream of becoming a nun to her Playmate of the Year...


Heavier Than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain

by Charles R. Cross Hachette Books (March 13, 2012)

It has been twenty years since Kurt Cobain died by his own hand in April 1994; it was an act of will that typified his short, angry, inspired life. Veteran music journalist Charles R. Cross fuses his intimate...


One Shot at Forever: A Small Town, an Unlikely Coach, and a Magical Baseball Season

by Chris Ballard Hachette Books (May 15, 2012)

"One Shot at Forever is powerful, inspirational. . . . This isn't merely a book about baseball. It's a book about heart."

--Jeff Pearlman, New York Times bestselling author of Boys Will Be Boys and The Bad Guys...


My Extraordinary Ordinary Life

by Sissy Spacek & Maryanne Vollers Hachette Books (May 01, 2012)

In her delightful and moving memoir, Sissy Spacek writes about her idyllic, barefoot childhood in a small East Texas town, with the clarity and wisdom that comes from never losing sight of her roots. Descended...


A Simple Act of Gratitude: How Learning to Say Thank You Changed My Life

by John Kralik Hachette Books (December 27, 2011)

One recent December, at age 53, John Kralik found his life at a terrible, frightening low: his small law firm was failing; he was struggling through a painful second divorce; he had grown distant from his two...


Who Is That Man?: In Search of the Real Bob Dylan

by David Dalton Hachette Books (April 24, 2012)

Now in paperback and with a new foreword, a kaleidoscopic look at the many faces of Bob Dylan, legendary folk singer-songwriter and winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature.

For almost half a century, Bob...


Talking with My Mouth Full: My Life as a Professional Eater

by Gail Simmons Hachette Books (February 21, 2012)

When Top Chef judge Gail Simmons first graduated from college, she felt hopelessly lost. All her friends were going to graduate school, business school, law school . . . but what was she going to do? Fortunately,...


The Seven-Day Scholar: The Presidents: Exploring History One Week at a Time

by Dennis Gaffney & Peter Gaffney Hachette Books (February 07, 2012)

"A bite of history a day, all year long . . ."

Flawless storytelling, expert research, and intriguing, one-page essays make The Seven-Day Scholar: The Presidents perfect for history buffs.

The Presidents addresses...


Have a Little Faith: A True Story

by Mitch Albom Hachette Books (June 14, 2011)

What if our beliefs were not what divided us, but what pulled us together In Have a Little Faith, Mitch Albom offers a beautifully written story of a remarkable eight-year journey between two worlds--two men,...


Lennon: The Man, the Myth, the Music - The Definitive Life

by Tim Riley Hachette Books (September 20, 2011)

In his commanding new book, the eminent NPR critic Tim Riley takes us on the remarkable journey that brought a Liverpool art student from a disastrous childhood to the highest realms of fame.

Riley portrays Lennon's...