Biography & autobiography / Personal Memoirs

Best Selling

Language

All

English (2773)

French (42)

German (0)

Spanish (6)

Italian (0)

 

Release Date

All

Last 7 days (0)

Last 30 days (5)

Current year (133)

 

Catalog Date

All

Last 7 days (0)

Last 30 days (5)

Current year (795)

 

Category

Delete Personal Memoirs

 

Publisher

Harper Element (125)

Simon & Schuster (123)

HarperCollins e-books (108)

She Writes Press (99)

St. Martin's Press (96)

Scribner (93)

Atria Books (81)

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (74)

Gallery Books (69)

HarperCollins (62)

Free Press (44)

Harper (43)

Touchstone (40)

Grand Central Publishing (40)

Little, Brown and Company (39)

William Morrow (35)

Dundurn (34)

Bloomsbury Publishing (34)

Gill Books (29)

SheBooks (28)

Henry Holt and Co. (28)

Hachette Books (22)

Counterpoint (22)

Howard Books (20)

HarperTrue (19)

 

Total Loans

All (1467)

20 - 40 (1201)

40 - 100 (266)

Over 100 (0)

More options

Results : 1 - 50 of 2,773 Sorted by : 

Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin

by Frank Bailey, Ken Morris & Jeanne Devon Howard Books (April 05, 2011)

This explosive, up-close view of Sarah Palin comes from an inner-circle confidant who shares surprising information about how Sarah dealt with staff and perceived “enemies,” and the discrepancy between what...


Zen Encounters with Loneliness

by Terrance Keenan Wisdom Publications (December 23, 2014)

Embark on a poignant and sometimes comic journey through Zen, poetry, and the transformative, personal practice of writing.

In Zen Encounters with Loneliness Terrance Keenan weaves together poetry, memoir, and...


My Misspent Youth

by Meghan Daum Picador (December 23, 2014)

My Misspent Youth is an incisive collection that marked the start of a new millennium and became a cult classic, from the editor of Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed and the author of The Unspeakable

An essayist...


Alone in Antarctica: The First Woman To Ski Solo Across The Southern Ice

by Felicity Aston Counterpoint (October 14, 2014)

In the whirling noise of our advancing technological age, we are seemingly never alone, never out-of-touch with the barrage of electronic data and information.

Felicity Aston, physicist and meteorologist, took...


Starve the Vulture: A Memoir

by Jason Carney Kaylie Jones Books (December 15, 2014)

A stirring story of criminality, drug addiction, recovery, and unlikely fame.


"It's the Pictures That Got Small": Charles Brackett on Billy Wilder and Hollywood's Golden Age

by Anthony Slide & Jim Moore Columbia University Press (November 25, 2014)

Golden Age Hollywood screenwriter Charles Brackett was an extremely observant and perceptive chronicler of the entertainment industry during its most exciting years. He is best remembered as the writing partner...


White Dresses

by Mary Pflum Peterson William Morrow Paperbacks (September 15, 2015)

In this riveting, poignant memoir of  three generations of women and the white dresses that adorned them—television producer Mary Pflum Peterson recounts a journey through loss and redemption, and her battle...


The Carry Home

by Gary Ferguson Counterpoint (October 20, 2014)

The nature writing of Gary Ferguson arises out of intimate experience. He trekked 500 miles through Yellowstone to write Walking Down the Wild and spent a season in the field at a wilderness therapy program...


The Book of Luke

by Luther Campbell Amistad (August 04, 2015)

Born in Miami's notorious Liberty City, Luther Campbell witnessed poverty, despair, and crime firsthand. His uncle Ricky did not want him trapped by the "invisible chains" of systemic racism, so Ricky schooled...


Rockers and Rollers: A Full-Throttle Memoir

by Brian Johnson HarperCollins e-books (May 24, 2011)

From PinkCadillac to Low Rider to Little Red Corvette, rock music hasalways had a racy love affair with cars. And AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson isnot only a rock legend, second-to-none at infusing razor-sharp...


Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys.

by Viv Albertine St. Martin's Press (November 25, 2014)

"Ms. Albertine's book is wiry and cogent and fearless.… Her book has an honest, lo-fi grace. If it were better written, it would be worse."—Dwight Garner, The New York Times

"Forget Katniss And Tris - Viv...


A Modern Marriage: A Memoir

by Christy Kidd & Mark Kidd Gallery Books (November 18, 2014)

In this candid memoir about a marriage that risked everything to emerge stronger than ever, one couple takes us outside the bounds of monogamy and into one of the most fascinating and secretive subcultures in...


This River: A Memoir

by James Brown Counterpoint (March 10, 2011)

Award-winning author James Brown gained a cult following after chronicling his turbulent childhood and spiraling drug addiction in The Los Angeles Diaries. This River picks up where Brown left off in his first...


Watch Me: A Memoir

by Anjelica Huston Scribner (November 11, 2014)

Academy Award-winning actress Huston’s “tireless fascination with the world is thrilling…” (Elle), and Watch Me is an “elegant and entertaining” (Chicago Tribune) account of her seventeen-year love...


A Tour of Bones

by Denise Inge Bloomsbury Publishing (November 06, 2014)

Author, academic and adventurer, Denise Inge grew up in a large and rambunctious family on the east coast of America. She crossed the Sahara, charmed snakes in Marrakech and cycled the Adirondack mountains but...


The Voyageur Canadian Biographies 5-Book Bundle: The Firebrand / Mrs. Simcoe's Diary / The Scalpel, the Sword / The Men of the Last Frontier / Pilgrim

by William Kilbourn, Elizabeth Posthuma Simcoe, Mary Quayle Innis & Sydney Gordon et al. Dundurn (March 14, 2014)

Five books in the Voyageur Classics series celebrate the best in Canadian biographical letters, with two titles from the great Grey Owl, as well as books by or about Elizabeth Simcoe, Dr. Norman Bethune, and...


Swallow the Ocean: A Memoir

by Laura M. Flynn Counterpoint (March 01, 2009)

When Laura Flynn was a little girl, her beautiful, dynamic mother, Sally, was the center of her imagination. It wasn’t long, however, before Sally’s fun-loving side slowly and methodically became absorbed...


Casting Off

by Emma Bamford Bloomsbury Publishing (July 03, 2014)

As a journalist for the Independent, Emma Bamford is swept along with the London rat race, lost amongst the egos of Fleet Street. Surrounded by budget cuts and bullies, the thrill of a breaking news story is...


Angels by the River: A Memoir

by James Gustave Speth Chelsea Green Publishing (October 21, 2014)

Reflections on race, environment, politics, and living on the front lines of change

In Angels by the River, James Gustave "Gus" Speth recounts his unlikely path from a southern boyhood through his years as one...


But We All Shine On: The Remarkable Orphans of Burbank Children's Home

by Paolo Hewitt Jessica Kingsley Publishers (October 21, 2014)

After a childhood spent in care at Burbank Children's Home, Paolo Hewitt embarks upon a personal journey as an adult to discover whatever happened to his close childhood friends. He reveals their stories - from...


The Purple Streak

by Rupert Croft-Cooke Bloomsbury Publishing (September 28, 2011)

In this latest volume in Mr. Croft-Cooke's autobiographical series, he writes about the uneasy world of the 1930 and of Spain before the Civil War.

On a personal level, he tells about his new venture into the...


The Wintry Sea

by Rupert Croft-Cooke Bloomsbury Publishing (September 28, 2011)

Part of Croft-Cooke's series of autobiographical works, The Sensual World.The Author says, 'I have given this book its title because the words seem to fit each of the two journeys it records, journeys which,...


A Year to Remember

by Alec Waugh Bloomsbury Publishing (October 28, 2011)

First published in 1975, this tells of one of the Bright Young Things in that brilliant and stimulating era between the wars, Alec Waugh remembers 1931 as being a year of firsts. It was the year he attended...


Wars and Shadows

by David Fraser Bloomsbury Publishing (December 01, 2011)

This exceptional memoir by one of Britain's most distinguished living soldiers describes a life lived against the backdrop of the most significant military events of the last century. David Fraser was raised...


The Wild Hills

by Rupert Croft-Cooke Bloomsbury Publishing (September 28, 2011)

This Latest Volume of Autobiography opens in 1934, in an isolated hamlet in the Cotswolds. Mr. Croft-Gooke was 30 years old. He had published six novels, was earning £300 a year, and considered himself 'an...


An Orderly Man

by Dirk Bogarde Bloomsbury Publishing (January 15, 2012)

After completing work on Visconti's Death in Venice, the celebrated actor seeks a refuge from 20 years of 'continual motion'. This dream of a peaceful retreat materialises itself in the form of a neglected farmhouse...


The Royal Opera House in the Twentieth Century

by Frances Donaldson Bloomsbury Publishing (September 28, 2011)

The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden is home of two of the most famous opera and ballet companies in the world. In this official history, Frances Donaldson discusses Covent Garden's many legendary achievements...


Moments of Knowing

by Ann Bridge Bloomsbury Publishing (July 16, 2013)

Ann Bridge, besides being a famous author, was also, in her own words, "a person who frequently has, when awake, inexplicable 'knowings' of events taking place at a distance: and, in dreams, am informed, sometimes...


Time at War

by Nicholas Mosley Bloomsbury Publishing (April 30, 2013)

Although Nicholas Mosley has written two volumes of family biography and a volume of memoirs, he has, until now, avoided writing about his World War Two experiences.

The son of Sir Oswald Mosley who, as the leader...


Dresden

by Victor Gregg Bloomsbury Publishing (February 13, 2013)

'I invite the reader to travel the road alongside these men, many of whom are destined to be buried in some foreign field, others to survive and endeavour to forget, and others to live a life of mental torture...


Efforts at Truth: An Autobiography

by Nicholas Mosley Bloomsbury Publishing (November 19, 2012)

As a novelist, biographer, editor, and screenwriter, Nicholas Mosley has always been concerned with the central paradox of writing: if by definition fiction is untrue, and biography never complete, is there...


Operation Autonomous

by Ivor Porter Bloomsbury Publishing (September 28, 2012)

Ivor Porter first came to Romania in 1939 as a teacher of English - to the exotic, semi-oriental Bucharest described by Olivia Manning. After the war had broken out, and Romania had been absorbed into the Axis...


Just Me

by Sheila Hancock Bloomsbury Publishing (November 03, 2008)

'Well now, prove it, Sheila. As John would say, "Put your money where your mouth is." Be a depressed widow boring the arse off everyone, or get on with life. Your choice.'

In The Two of Us Sheila Hancock relived...


The Rain Tree

by Mirabel Osler Bloomsbury Publishing (May 16, 2011)

A host of vividly caught characters are here: Mirabel's extrovert, free-spirited mother Phyllis; Aylmer Vallance, who with extraordinary love letters would rescue her mother from a twilight life; Stella Bowen,...


Goodbye Sarajevo

by Atka Reid & Hana Schofield Bloomsbury Publishing (May 16, 2011)

May, 1992. Hana is twelve years old when her older sister Atka puts her on a UN evacuation bus fleeing the besieged city of Sarajevo. Thinking they will be apart for a short time, they make a promise to each...


As Green as Grass

by Emma Smith Bloomsbury Publishing (August 15, 2013)

Uprooted from her beloved Great Western Beach, Emma Smith moves with her family from Newquay to the Devonshire village of Crapstone. But the dust has hardly settled when tragedy strikes, and Emma's father, a...


Island Summers

by Tilly Culme-Seymour Bloomsbury Publishing (July 04, 2013)

'My grandmother bought the island. The year was 1947 and she was thirty-three, a couple of years older than I am now. She was the visionary sort of person who can make something magical out of very little.'

From...


Packing UP

by Brigid Keenan Bloomsbury Publishing (April 10, 2014)

Brigid Keenan was a successful young London fashion journalist when she fell in love with a diplomat and left behind the gilt chairs of the Paris salons for a large chicken shed in Nepal. Her bestselling account...


King's Cross Kid

by Victor Gregg & Rick Stroud Bloomsbury Publishing (May 09, 2013)

Ninety-three-year-old Victor Gregg has had a rich and fascinating life. King's Cross Kid follows his London childhood from the age of five, when life was so hard that the Salvation Army arranged for young Vic...


A Curious Career

by Lynn Barber Bloomsbury Publishing (May 08, 2014)

Lynn Barber, by her own admission, has always suffered from a compelling sense of nosiness. An exceptionally inquisitive child she constantly questioned everyone she knew about imitate details of their lives....


MOB Rule

by Hannah Evans Bloomsbury Publishing (January 17, 2013)

You know you've joined the MOB when you hear...

'My, are they all yours?'

'Bless you!' (Occasionally)

'Poor you!' (Frequently)

'Lucky you!' (Once)

And of course, the ultimate: 'So ... are you going for a girl?'...


Still Life

by Elisabeth Luard Bloomsbury Publishing (May 09, 2013)

When her children flew the nest, Elisabeth Luard decided it was time to discover new worlds, beyond the family. As a prize-winning food writer, she chose to explore through her cookery. Guided by a trail of...


Family Life

by Elisabeth Luard Bloomsbury Publishing (May 09, 2013)

Not everyone keeps an eagle owl in the spare bedroom cupboard, plays chess for the French Foreign Legion, or goes to school on an obstinate donkey. But this was all just a day in the life of the four Luard children....


Pondlife

by Al Alvarez Bloomsbury Publishing (February 14, 2013)

The ponds of Hampstead Heath are small oases; fragments of wild nature nestled in the heart of north-west London. For the best part of his life Al Alvarez Â? poet, critic, novelist, rock-climber and poker player...


My Life as a Wife

by Elisabeth Luard Bloomsbury Publishing (May 09, 2013)

Born in London during the Blitz, Elisabeth Luard Â? step-daughter of a British diplomat and reluctant debutante in her teens - was working as an office typist at Private Eye when she fell for the 'King of Satire'...


Addicted to Adventure

by Bob Shepton Bloomsbury Publishing (May 08, 2014)

Bob Shepton is an ordained minister in the Church of England in his 70s, but spends most of his time sailing into the Arctic and making first ascents of inaccessible mountains. No tea parties for this vicar....


Singing to A Bulldog

by Anson Williams Reader's Digest (November 11, 2014)

Singing to a Bulldog presents the practical and motivational lessons Anson Williams, an accomplished actor, director, singer and producer gleaned from his life experience and words of wisdom from the head janitor...


The Woman I Wanted to Be

by Diane Von Furstenberg Simon & Schuster (October 01, 2014)

One of the most influential, admired, and colorful women of our time: fashion designer and philanthropist Diane von Furstenberg tells the most personal stories from her life, about family, love, beauty and business:...


Shanghai Homes: Palimpsests of Private Life

by Jie Li Columbia University Press (November 18, 2014)

In the dazzling global metropolis of Shanghai, what has it meant to call this city home? In this account—part microhistory, part memoir—Jie Li salvages intimate recollections by successive generations of inhabitants...


American Wife

by Taya Kyle & Jim Defelice William Morrow (May 04, 2015)

The widow of “American Sniper” Chris Kyle shares their private story: an unforgettable testament to the power of love and faith in the face of war and unimaginable loss--and a moving tribute to a man whose...