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Punk Rock Blitzkrieg

by Marky Ramone & Richard Herschlag Touchstone (January 13, 2015)

The “entertaining and enlightening” (Stephen King) final word on the genius and mischief of the Ramones, told by the man who created the beat behind their iconic music and lived to tell about it.

When punk...


The Filthy Truth

by Andrew Dice Clay & David Ritz Touchstone (November 11, 2014)

From Andrew Dice Clay, the “Undisputed Heavyweight Comedy King,” comes the unapologetic and uncensored autobiography fans have been waiting for.

Andrew Dice Clay’s raw stand-up delivery has shocked and...


Dancing with Myself

by Billy Idol Touchstone (October 07, 2014)

A Rolling Stone Top 10 Best Music Books of the Year

“That’s what I’m talking about…Of all these memoirs, Dancing With Myself was the only one that stimulated my envy—made me want to be Billy Idol for...


The Triumph & Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson

by Joseph A. Califano Touchstone (July 01, 2014)

From Lyndon Johnson’s closest domestic adviser during the White House years comes a book in which “Johnson leaps out of the pages in all his raw and earthy glory” (The New York Times Book Review) that’s...


The Fixer

by Ira Judelson & Daniel Paisner Touchstone (June 03, 2014)

From New York’s foremost bail bondsman with “over $30 million on the street” comes the story of a modern-day “fixer” who walks a fine line between hustler and humanitarian with clients ranging from...


Shards

by Allison Moore & Nancy Woodruff Touchstone (April 22, 2014)

The “honest, introspective, and harrowing” (Kirkus Reviews) true story of a young female cop who almost loses everything in a downward spiral of addiction—a career she loved, colleagues who respected her,...


Life in Motion

by Misty Copeland Touchstone (March 04, 2014)

Determination meets dance in this memoir by the history-making ballerina.

In this instant New York Times bestseller, Misty Copeland makes history, telling the story of her journey to become the first African-American...


I'm Still Standing

by Shoshana Johnson & M. L. Doyle Touchstone (February 02, 2010)

SHOSHANA HOLDS NOTHING BACK in this harrowing account of an ordinary woman caught in extraordinary circumstances. She reveals decisions made by chain of command that may have led to her twenty-two-day imprisonment,...


Ancestral Passions

by Virginia Morell Touchstone (January 11, 2011)

This biography of the "First Family" of anthropology reveals how their discoveries, collaborations, and rivalries contributed to our own knowledge of the origins of humankind.

In this fascinating and authoritative...


Muffins and Mayhem

by Suzanne Beecher Touchstone (June 01, 2010)

"While it’s well known that food and stories make for a great combination, Muffins & Mayhem takes their relationship to a whole new level. Brimming over with the stuff of life, this is a book to curl up with...


Roger Maris

by Tom Clavin & Danny Peary Touchstone (March 16, 2010)

Tom Clavin and Danny Peary chronicle the life and career of baseball’s “natural home run king” in the first definitive biography of Roger Maris—including a brand-new chapter to commemorate the fiftieth...


Mother in the Middle

by Sybil Lockhart Touchstone (February 03, 2009)

Sybil Lockhart, a Berkeley neurobiologist, became a "mother in the middle" when she was pregnant with her second daughter and her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. What makes Sybil's story different,...


You'll Never Blue Ball in This Town Again: One Woman's Painfully Funny Quest to Give It Up

by Heather McDonald Touchstone (June 08, 2010)

New York Times bestselling author, comedian, and Chelsea Lately writer Heather McDonald’s hilarious true story of finding herself in the predicament of being an unwilling virgin at the age of twenty-seven....


Late, Late at Night

by Rick Springfield Touchstone (October 12, 2010)

In a searingly candid memoir which he authored himself, Grammy Award-winning pop icon Rick Springfield pulls back the curtain on his image as a bright, shiny, happy performer to share the startling story of...


Barenaked Ladies

by PAUL MYERS Touchstone (September 16, 2003)

From geeks in short pants to multiplatinum artists, Barenaked Ladies are nothing less than a phenomenon. Now, for the first time in the United States, we can read their astonishing story.

Steven, Ed, Jim, Tyler,...


Dangerously Funny

by David Bianculli Touchstone (December 01, 2009)

An unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at the rise and fall of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour -- the provocative, politically charged program that shocked the censors, outraged the White House, and forever...


Shaking the Family Tree

by Buzzy Jackson Touchstone (July 06, 2010)

“WHO ARE YOU AND WHERE DO YOU COME FROM? ”

As a historian, Buzzy Jackson thought she knew the answers to these simple questions—that is, until she took a look at her scrawny family tree. With a name like...


The Priority List

by David Menasche Touchstone (January 14, 2014)

In this poignant and inspiring memoir, a beloved high school English teacher with terminal brain cancer undertakes a cross-country journey to reunite with his former students in order to find out if he made...


Epitaph For A Desert Anarchist

by James Bishop Touchstone (May 11, 2010)

Through Abbey's own writings and personal papers, as well as interviews with friends and acquaintances, Bishop gives us a penetrating, compelling, no-holds-barred view of tile life and accomplishments of this...


Finding Martha's Place

by Martha Hawkins & Marcus Brotherton Touchstone (January 12, 2010)

Welcome to Martha's Place . . .

 

Martha Hawkins was the tenth of twelve children born in Montgomery, Alabama. There was no money, but her childhood was full of love. Martha's mother could transform a few vegetables...


Paul McCartney

by Peter Ames Carlin Touchstone (November 03, 2009)

From the acclaimed biographer who brought you the rock biography of Bruce Springsteen comes the life of musician Paul McCartney—from his groundbreaking years with the Beatles to Wings to his work as a solo...


The Black Girl Next Door

by Jennifer Baszile Touchstone (January 13, 2009)

A powerful, beautifully written memoir about coming of age as a black girl in an exclusive white suburb in "integrated," post-Civil Rights California in the 1970s and 1980s.

At six years of age, after winning...


Crash and Burn

by Artie Lange & Anthony Bozza Touchstone (October 29, 2013)

Veteran comedian Artie Lange turns an unflinching eye and his signature wit on his perilous descent into drug addiction, life-threatening depression, and ultimately, his recovery, in the follow-up to his hilariously...


Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened

by Allie Brosh Touchstone (October 29, 2013)

FROM THE PUBLISHER:

Every time Allie Brosh posts something new on her hugely popular blog Hyperbole and a Half the internet rejoices.

Touching, absurd, and darkly comic, Allie Brosh’s highly anticipated book...


The Mountain

by Ed Viesturs & David Roberts Touchstone (October 08, 2013)

In national bestseller The Mountain, world-renowned climber and bestselling author Ed Viesturs and cowriter David Roberts paint a vivid portrait of obsession, dedication, and human achievement in a true love...


Swingland

by Daniel Stern Touchstone (October 01, 2013)

The wryly amusing and revealing story of one man’s journey into the swinger lifestyle that “transcends most of the usual boundaries of sexuality…and leaves the vanilla world behind” (The New York Times...


What the Dog Knows

by Cat Warren Touchstone (October 01, 2013)

A firsthand exploration of the extraordinary abilities and surprising, sometimes life-saving talents of “working dogs”—pups who can sniff out drugs, find explosives, even locate the dead—as told through...


On These Courts: A Miracle Season that Changed a City, a Once-Future Star, and a Team Forever

by Wayne B. Drash Touchstone (May 07, 2013)

The incredible true story of hope and inspiration, struggle and triumph: how former NBA star “Penny” Hardaway selflessly coached a young basketball team through the hardships of life—and to their first-ever...


Learning to Fly: An Uncommon Memoir of Human Flight, Unexpected Love, and One Amazing Dog

by Steph Davis Touchstone (April 02, 2013)

WITH A NEW EPILOGUE BY THE AUTHOR

World-class free climber Steph Davis delivers a “thrilling and infectiously interesting” (San Francisco Book Review) memoir about rediscovering herself through love, loss,...


Danica: Crossing the Line

by Danica Patrick & Laura Morton Touchstone (February 22, 2013)

Sharing secrets and stories, tales from the track, and insights into her personal life, Danica reflects on her extraordinary rise from a ten-year-old go-kart champion to the most successful woman in the history...


The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II

by Denise Kiernan Touchstone (March 05, 2013)

THE GIRLS OF ATOMIC C ITY

AT THE HEIGHT OF WORLD WAR II, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was home to 75,000 residents, consuming more electricity than New York City. But to most of the world, the town did not exist. Thousands...


Gods of Mischief: My Undercover Vendetta to Take Down the Vagos Outlaw Motorcycle Gang

by George Rowe Touchstone (February 12, 2013)

This is the high-octane, no-holds-barred, true story of a bad guy turned good who busted open one of the most violent outlaw motorcycle gangs in history.

George Rowe’s gritty and harrowing story offers not...


My Inappropriate Life: Some Material May Not Be Suitable for Small Children, Nuns, or Mature Adults

by Heather McDonald Touchstone (February 05, 2013)

In this hilarious account of her venture into motherhood, New York Times bestselling author and Chelsea Lately writer and star Heather McDonald explains her outrageous attempts to have it all—her way.

Following...


Bruce

by Peter Ames Carlin Touchstone (October 30, 2012)

Peter Ames Carlin’s New York Times bestselling biography of one America’s greatest musicians is the first in twenty-five years to be written with the cooperation of Bruce Springsteen himself; “Carlin gets...


New Kids on the Block: Five Brothers and a Million Sisters

by Nikki Van Noy Touchstone (October 02, 2012)

An authorized biography of supergroup New Kids on the Block—tracking their rise, fall, and recent return as one of the biggest acts of all time (with a special focus on the fans who have supported them every...


This Will Only Hurt a Little

by Busy Philipps Touchstone (October 16, 2018)

A hilarious, heartfelt, and refreshingly honest memoir by the beloved comedic actress known for her roles on Freaks and Geeks, Dawson’s Creek, and Cougar Town who has become “the breakout star of Instagram...


Shook One

by Charlamagne Tha God Touchstone (October 23, 2018)

Charlamagne Tha God, New York Times bestselling author of Black Privilege and cohost of Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club, reveals his blueprint for breaking free from your fears and anxiety to reach that elusive...


Whiskey in a Teacup

by Reese Witherspoon Touchstone (September 18, 2018)

Academy award–winning actress, producer, and entrepreneur Reese Witherspoon invites you into her world, where she infuses the southern style, parties, and traditions she loves with contemporary flair and charm....


Pure

by Linda Kay Klein Touchstone (September 04, 2018)

From a woman who has been there and back, the first inside look at the devastating effects evangelical Christianity’s purity culture has had on a generation of young women—in a potent combination of journalism,...


Mercury: An Intimate Biography of Freddie Mercury

by Lesley-Ann Jones Touchstone (July 03, 2012)

A REVEALING, INTIMATE LOOK AT THE MAN WHO WOULD BE QUEEN

As lead vocalist for the iconic rock band Queen, Freddie Mercury’s unmatched skills as a songwriter and his flamboyant showmanship made him a superstar...


Make Trouble

by Cecile Richards & Lauren Peterson Touchstone (April 03, 2018)

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“Richards offers practical advice and inspiration for aspiring leaders everywhere.”—Hillary Rodham Clinton

“An enthralling memoir.” —Booklist (starred review)

To Make...


Hey Mom

by Louie Anderson Touchstone (April 03, 2018)

With wry wit and poignant humor, Louie Anderson, New York Times bestselling author and Emmy Award–winning comedian currently starring in Zach Galifianakis’s Baskets, shares his journey of turning life’s...


Racing Through the Dark

by David Millar Touchstone (June 26, 2012)

WORLD-CLASS CYCLIST, Tour de France stage winner, and time trial specialist David Millar offers a vivid portrait of his life in professional cycling—including his soul-searing detour into performance-enhancing...


Off Balance

by Dominique Moceanu, Teri Williams & Paul Williams Touchstone (June 12, 2012)

In this searing and riveting New York Times bestseller, Olympic gold medalist Dominique Moceanu reveals the dark underbelly of Olympic gymnastics, the true price of success…and the shocking secret about her...


Cayendo hacia arriba

by Taboo & Steve Dennis Touchstone (December 27, 2011)

Taboo, el artista ganador de premios Grammy y cofundador de los Black Eyed Peas, comparte la historia inspiradora de su ascenso desde las calles duras del este de Los Ángeles a la cumbre de la fama internacional....


The Woman Who Wasn't There: The True Story of an Incredible Deception

by Robin Gaby Fisher & Angelo J Guglielmo Touchstone (April 03, 2012)

 It was a tale of loss and recovery, of courage and sorrow, of horror and inspiration. Tania Head’s astonishing account of her experience on September 11, 2001—from crawling through the carnage and chaos...


In the Water They Can't See You Cry

by Amanda Beard & Rebecca Paley Touchstone (April 03, 2012)

In this candid and ultimately uplifting memoir, Olympic medalist Amanda Beard reveals the truth about coming of age in the spotlight, the demons she battled along the way, and the newfound happiness that has...


Dueling with Kings

by Daniel Barbarisi Touchstone (March 07, 2017)

In the spirit of Bringing Down the House and The Wolf of Wall Street, “an engrossing and often hilarious behind-the-scenes look at the characters, compulsions, and chaos inside the fantasy sports gold rush....


Black Privilege

by Charlamagne Tha God Touchstone (April 18, 2017)

An instant New York Times bestseller! Charlamagne Tha God—the self-proclaimed “Prince of Pissing People Off,” cohost of Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club, and “the most important voice in hip-hop”—shares...


The Kingdom of Happiness: Inside Tony Hsieh's Zapponian Utopia

by Aimee Groth Touchstone (February 21, 2017)

Fearless gonzo journalism—an insider’s look at the enigmatic and successful CEO of Zappos, Tony Hsieh, and his quest to create his own version of utopia in the center of Las Vegas.

In 2010 Tony Hsieh was...