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The Last Days of Sylvia Plath

by Carl Rollyson & Arthur Morey Blackstone Publishing (June 15, 2020)

A new, vivid account of the final months of the esteemed writer's life

In her last days, Sylvia Plath struggled to break out from the control of the towering figure of her husband Ted Hughes. In the antique mythology...

Jell-O Girls

by Allie Rowbottom Hachette Book Group (July 24, 2018)

A memoir that braids the evolution of one of America's most iconic branding campaigns with the stirring tales of the women who lived behind its façade--told by the inheritor of their stories.

In 1899, Allie...

Little Panic

by Amanda Stern & Brittany Pressley Hachette Book Group (June 19, 2018)

In the vein of bestselling memoirs about mental illness like Andrew Solomon's Noonday Demon, Sarah Hepola's Blackout, and Daniel Smith's Monkey Mind comes a gorgeously immersive, immediately relatable, and brilliantly...

The Recovering

by Leslie Jamison Hachette Book Group (April 03, 2018)

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Empathy Exams, a transformative work showing that sometimes the recovery is more gripping than the addiction

With its deeply personal and seamless blend of memoir,...

Life Itself

by Roger Ebert & Edward Herrmann Hachette Book Group (September 01, 2011)

He was a fixture on television for over thirty years, cohosting Siskel & Ebert at the Movies until Gene Siskel's death in 1999, and then with Richard Roper until 2006. Since 1967, he's been an influential film...

Catullus' Bedspread

by Daisy Dunn & Mike Grady HarperAudio (July 05, 2016)

A vivid narrative that recreates the life of Gaius Valerius Catullus, Rome's first modern" poet, and follows a young man's journey through a world filled with all the indulgences and sexual excesses of the time,...

The Bridge Ladies

by Betsy Lerner & Orlagh Cassidy Harper Wave (May 03, 2016)

A fifty-year-old Bridge game provides an unexpected way to cross the generational divide between a daughter and her mother. Betsy Lerner takes us on a powerfully personal literary journey, where we learn a little...

Ted Hughes

by Jonathan Bate & Mike Grady HarperAudio (October 13, 2015)

Ted Hughes, Poet Laureate, was one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. He was one of Britain's most important poets, his work infused with myth; a love of nature, conservation, and ecology; of...

The Lost Landscape

by Joyce Carol Oates & Cassandra Campbell HarperAudio (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...

In A Dark Wood

by Joseph Luzzi & Rick Adamson Harper Wave (June 02, 2015)

In the aftermath of a heartbreaking tragedy, a scholar and writer uses Dante's Divine Comedy to shepherd him through the dark wood of grief and mourning--a rich and emotionally resonant memoir of suffering,...

The Professor and The Madman

by Simon Winchester HarperAudio (January 13, 2004)

A New York Times Notable Book  

The Professor and the Madman is an extraordinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of two remarkable men that led to the making of the Oxford English Dictionary--and...


by Frank McCourt Simon & Schuster Audio (September 01, 1999)

Grammy Award Nominee for Best Spoken Word Album!

Frank McCourt's glorious childhood memoir, Angela's Ashes, has been loved and celebrated by listeners everywhere for its spirit, its wit and its profound humanity....

Angela's Ashes

by Frank McCourt Simon & Schuster Audio (April 01, 1998)

A Pulitzer Prize-winning, #1 New York Times bestseller, Angela's Ashes is Frank McCourt's masterful memoir of his childhood in Ireland.

"When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all....


by Jennifer Lauck Simon & Schuster Audio (October 01, 2000)

With the startling emotional immediacy of a fractured family photo album, Jennifer Lauck's incandescent memoir is the story of an ordinary girl growing up at the turn of the 1970s and the truly extraordinary...


by Frank McCourt Simon & Schuster Audio (September 01, 1999)

Grammy Award Nominee for Best Spoken Word Album!

Frank McCourt's glorious childhood memoir, Angela's Ashes, has been loved and celebrated by listeners everywhere for its spirit, its wit and its profound humanity....

Angela's Ashes

by Frank McCourt Simon & Schuster Audio (October 01, 1997)

A Pulitzer Prize-winning, #1 New York Times bestseller, Angela's Ashes is Frank McCourt's masterful memoir of his childhood in Ireland.

"When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all....

Dear Leader

by Jang Jin-Sung & Daniel York Simon & Schuster Audio (July 01, 2014)

THE STORY THEY COULDN'T HACK: In this international bestseller, a high-ranking counterintelligence agent describes his life as a former poet laureate to Kim Jong-il and his breathtaking escape to freedom.


What Comes Next and How to Like It

by Abigail Thomas Simon & Schuster Audio (March 24, 2015)

The New York Times bestseller from the beloved author of A Three Dog Life--an exhilarating, superbly written memoir on friendship, family, creativity, tragedy, and the richness of life: "If you only read one...

A Thousand Naked Strangers

by Kevin Hazzard & George Newbern Simon & Schuster Audio (January 05, 2016)

A former paramedic's visceral, poignant, and mordantly funny account of a decade spent on Atlanta's mean streets saving lives and connecting with the drama and occasional beauty that lies inside catastrophe....

Sailor and Fiddler

by Herman Wouk & Arthur Morey Simon & Schuster Audio (January 05, 2016)

“A sparkling memoir of a well-lived life of literature, fame, and love” (Booklist) by one of America’s most beloved authors, as he looks back over his 100 years.

In this remarkable memoir "full of adventure,...

Trying to Float

by Nicolaia Rips Simon & Schuster Audio (July 12, 2016)

"Hysterically droll, touching, elegant, and wise--a coming-of-age story from someone who possibly came of age before her parents" (Patricia Marx, New Yorker writer and bestselling author), Trying to Float is...

My Father Before Me

by Chris Forhan & George Newbern Simon & Schuster Audio (June 28, 2016)

An award-winning poet's "beautifully written" (The Seattle Times) portrait of an American family and his own coming of age in the 1960s and 1970s in the wake of his father's suicide. This memoir "belongs on...

How to Murder Your Life

by Cat Marnell Simon & Schuster Audio (January 31, 2017)

From the New York Times bestselling author and former beauty editor Cat Marnell, a “vivid, maddening, heartbreaking, very funny, chaotic” (The New York Times) memoir of prescription drug addiction and self-sabotage,...

Always by My Side

by Rebekkah Ross, Edward Grinnan, Kirby Heyborne & Debbie Macomber Simon & Schuster Audio (February 21, 2017)

The editor-in-chief of Guideposts magazine shares the “heartfelt, honest, lovely” (New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz) story of Millie, his beloved golden retriever, and how she taught him to...

Have Dog, Will Travel

by Stephen Kuusisto & Fred Sanders Simon & Schuster Audio (March 13, 2018)

In a lyrical love letter to guide dogs everywhere, a blind poet shares his delightful story of how a guide dog changed his life and helped him discover a newfound appreciation for travel and independence.



by Tom Macher & Corey Brill Simon & Schuster Audio (February 06, 2018)

From a searing new literary voice, a raw, compulsively readable memoir about a young man seeking hope, community, and ultimately recovery from addiction in a series of halfway houses and boys’ homes--the first...

Ernest Hemingway: Artifacts From a Life

by Michael Katakis Simon & Schuster Audio (October 23, 2018)

Intimate and illuminating, this is the story of American icon Ernest Hemingway's life, compiled by the steward of the Hemingway estate and featuring contributions by his son and grandson.

For many people, Ernest...

My Mother. Barack Obama. Donald Trump. And the Last Stand of the Angry White Man.

by Kevin Powell Simon & Schuster Audio (September 04, 2018)

Written in the tradition of works by Joan Didion, bell hooks, Toni Morrison, and Eve Ensler, this “profoundly insightful and brilliantly inciting” (Dominique Morisseau, Obie Award-winning playwright) exploration...

A Dream Called Home

by Reyna Grande & Yareli Arizmendi Simon & Schuster Audio (October 02, 2018)

“The emotional and practical challenges for a young immigrant are on full display in Grandes evocative, inspiring memoir.” --People

From bestselling author Reyna Grande--whose remarkable memoir The Distance...

Rap Dad

by Juan Vidal Simon & Schuster Audio (September 25, 2018)

This timely reflection on male identity in America that explores the intersection of fatherhood, race, and hip-hop culture “is a page-turner…drenched in history and encompasses the energy, fire, and passion...

Hollywood's Eve

by Lili Anolik & Jayme Mattler Simon & Schuster Audio (January 08, 2019)

Los Angeles in the 1960s and 70s was the pop culture capital of the world--a movie factory, a music factory, a dream factory. Eve Babitz was the ultimate factory girl, a pure product of LA, and Vanity Fair writer...

Mother Winter

by Sophia Shalmiyev Simon & Schuster Audio (February 12, 2019)

"Lyrical and emotionally gutting." --O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE

“Intellectually satisfying [and] artistically profound.” --KIRKUS REVIEWS (STARRED REVIEW)


“Vividly awesome...

We Were Rich and We Didn't Know It

by Tom Phelan & Gerard Doyle Simon & Schuster Audio (March 05, 2019)

“You don’t have to be Irish to cherish this literary gift--just being human and curious and from a family will suffice.” --Malachy McCourt, New York Times bestselling author of A Monk Swimming

In the tradition...

A Moveable Feast: The Restored Edition

by Ernest Hemingway & John Bedford Lloyd Simon & Schuster Audio (July 14, 2009)

Ernest Hemingway's classic memoir of Paris in the 1920s, now available in a restored edition, includes the original manuscript along with insightful recollections and unfinished sketches.

Published posthumously...

The Glass Castle

by Jeannette Walls Simon & Schuster Audio (September 15, 2010)

Now a major motion picture from Lionsgate starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts.


The perennially bestselling, extraordinary, one-of-a-kind,...

New Ways to Kill Your Mother

by Colm Toibin & Gerard Doyle Simon & Schuster Audio (June 12, 2012)

In a brilliant, nuanced, and wholly original collection of essays, the bestselling and award-winning author of Brooklyn and The Empty Family offers a fascinating exploration of famous writers' relationships...

Paris in the Fifties

by Stanley Karnow & Christopher Hurt Blackstone Publishing (February 13, 2012)

In June 1947, fresh out of college and long before he would win the Pulitzer Prize and become known as one of America’s finest historians, Stanley Karnow boarded a freighter bound for France, planning to stay...

The Dab of Dickens, The Touch of Twain, and The Shade of Shakespeare

by Elliot Engel, Joe Barrett, David Birney & Scott Brick et al. Skyboat Media (December 21, 2011)

They are icons of the literary world whose soaring works have been discussed and analyzed in countless classrooms, homes, and pubs. Yet for most readers, the living, breathing human beings behind the classics...

My Dyslexia

by Philip Schultz & William Hughes Blackstone Publishing (October 26, 2011)

An inspiring memoir of a Pulitzer Prize winner’s triumph over disability

Despite being a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 2008, Philip Schultz could never shake the feeling of being exiled to the...

The Scientists

by Marco Roth & Michael Goldstrom Blackstone Publishing (September 18, 2012)

This is a frank, intelligent, and deeply moving debut memoir.

With the precociousness expected of the only child of a doctor and a classical musician--from the time he could get his toddler tongue to pronounce...

Grand Central Winter, Expanded Second Edition

by Lee Stringer, Kevin Kenerly & Kurt Vonnegut Blackstone Publishing (February 01, 2014)

In the underground tunnels below Grand Central Terminal, LeeStringer--homeless and drug-addicted for eleven years--found a pencil to runthrough his crack pipe. One day he used it to write. Soon writing became...

I Hate to Leave This Beautiful Place

by Howard Norman & Jim Meskimen Blackstone Publishing (September 15, 2013)

A memoir of the haunting and redemptive events of theacclaimed writer's life--the betrayal of a con-man father; a murder-suicide inhis family's house; the presence of an oystercatcher--each one, as the sayinggoes,...

Roughing It

by Mark Twain & Grover Gardner Blackstone Publishing (December 06, 2011)

In 1861, young Mark Twain found himself adrift as a tenderfoot in the Wild West. Roughing It is a hilarious record of his travels over a six-year period that comes to life with his inimitable mixture of reporting,...

God'll Cut You Down

by John Safran & Tom Bromhead Blackstone Publishing (November 28, 2014)

God'll Cut You Down combinesan unlikely journalist, a murder case in Mississippi, and a fascinatingliterary true crime story in the style of Jon Ronson.

A notorious white supremacist named Richard Barrett wasbrutally...

Act One

by Moss Hart, Jim Meskimen & Christopher Hart Blackstone Publishing (November 03, 2015)

Moss Hart's Act One, which Lincoln Center Theater presented in 2014 as a play written and directed by James Lapine, is one of the greatest American memoirs--a glorious memorial to a bygone age filled with all...

Man in Profile

by Thomas Kunkel & Joe Barrett Blackstone Publishing (July 06, 2015)

This fascinating biography reveals the untold story of the legendary New Yorker profile writer--author of Joe Gould's Secret and Up in the Old Hotel--and unravels the mystery behind one of literary history's...


by Philip Roth & Malcolm Hillgartner Blackstone Publishing (October 31, 2016)

Patrimony, a true story, touches the emotions as strongly as anything Philip Roth has ever written. Roth watches as his eighty-six-year-old father--famous for his vigor, his charm, and his repertoire of Newark...

Empire of Self

by Jay Parini & John Lescault Blackstone Publishing (October 13, 2015)

An intimate, authorized, yet frank biography of Gore Vidal (1925-2012), one of the most accomplished, visible, and controversial American novelists and cultural figures of the past century.

The product of thirty...

Ghost Songs

by Regina Mcbride & Madeleine Lambert Blackstone Publishing (October 04, 2016)

Regina McBride, author of The Nature of Water and Air and The Land of Women, delivers a powerful and affecting debut memoir, Ghost Songs.

Ghost Songs charts McBride's teenage struggle to separate madness from...

A Whiff of Wilde, a Pinch of Poe, and a Frisson of Frost

by Elliot Engel, Oscar Wilde, Edgar Allan Poe & Robert Frost et al. Skyboat Media (May 12, 2015)

They are icons of the literary world whose soaring works have been discussed and analyzed in countless classrooms, homes, and pubs. Yet for most readers, the living, breathing human beings behind the classics...