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  • Oath and Honor

    A Memoir and a Warning

    by Liz Cheney ...
    A gripping first-hand account of the January 6th, 2021 insurrection from inside the halls of Congress, from origins to aftermath, as Donald Trump and his enablers betrayed the American people and the Constitution—by the House Republican leader who dared to stand up to it.In the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election, Donald Trump and many around him, including certain other elected Republican ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • Born a Crime

    Stories from a South African Childhood

    by Trevor Noah ...
    **#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • More than one million copies sold! A “brilliant” (Lupita Nyong’o, Time), “poignant” (Entertainment Weekly), “soul-nourishing” (USA Today) memoir about coming of age during the twilight of apartheid“Noah’s childhood stories are told with all the hilarity and intellect that characterizes his comedy, while illuminating a dark and brutal period in South Africa’s ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • The Squad

    AOC and the Hope of a Political Revolution

    by Ryan Grim ...
    A riveting insider account of the progressive movement in Congress centering A.O.C., Rashida Tlaib, Jamaal Bowman, Cori Bush, Ayanna Pressley, and Ilhan Omar—their rise, their efforts to set an ambitious agenda for the country, and their struggle to find their footing within the Democratic party.The Squad is the definitive, must-read book about the most exciting figures defining our new era. The ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Poor Charlie’s Almanack

    The Essential Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger

    From the legendary vice-chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, lessons in investment strategy, philanthropy, and living a rational and ethical life.“Spend each day trying to be a little wiser than you were when you woke up,” Charles T. Munger advises in Poor Charlie’s Almanack. Originally published in 2005, this compendium of eleven talks delivered by the legendary Berkshire Hathaway vice-chairman ... Read more

    $9.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Last Escaper

    The Untold First-Hand Story of the Legendary World War II Bomber Pilot, "Cooler King" and Arch Escape Artist

    “A remarkable memoir of a British lad’s salad days flying bombers against the Nazis and then repeatedly escaping their prison camps” (Kirkus Reviews).The product of a lifetime’s reflection, The Last Escaper is Peter Tunstall’s unforgettable memoir of his days in the British Royal Air Force and as one of the most celebrated British POWs of World War II. Tunstall was an infamous tormentor of his ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $1.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • P.G. Wodehouse in His Own Words

    This unorthodox biography of “the greatest comic writer ever” collects Wodehouse’s witty and revealing commentary on his own life story (Douglas Adams)As creator of memorable comic characters, including the immortal Jeeves and Wooster, P.G. Wodehouse was one of the most beloved and influential authors of the 20th century. This sparkling volume draws on Wodehouse’s autobiographical writings, as ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $1.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • What Really Happens in Vegas

    True Stories of the People Who Make Vegas, Vegas

    What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas—until now. James Patterson shows the real Vegas in a dazzling journey through “lively tales of those who labor and dream in Sin City" (Kirkus).Las Vegas is on Luxury Standard Time: every clock in the airport is a Rolex.No dream is too big, no wish is too small—the VIP hosts in Vegas fulfill guests’ every (legal) desire.Jackpots hit when least expected. The ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • H Is for Hawk

    New York Times Bestseller: This account of adopting and raising a vicious bird of prey while grieving a father’s death is “a soaring wonder of a book” (The Boston Globe).One of the New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best Books of the YearOne of Slate’s 50 Best Nonfiction Books of the Last 25 YearsTime’s #1 Nonfiction Book of the YearAn instant classic and award-winning sensation, Hel... ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $2.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Woman in Me

    “In Britney Spears’s memoir, she’s stronger than ever.” —The New York TimesThe Woman in Me is a brave and astonishingly moving story about freedom, fame, motherhood, survival, faith, and hope.In June 2021, the whole world was listening as Britney Spears spoke in open court. The impact of sharing her voice—her truth—was undeniable, and it changed the course of her life and the lives of countless ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • Jesus of Nazareth

    From the Baptism in the Jordan to the Transfiguration

    “This book is . . . my personal search ‘for the face of the Lord.’” –Benedict XVIIn this bold, momentous work, the Pope––in his first book written as Benedict XVI––seeks to salvage the person of Jesus from recent “popular” depictions and to restore Jesus’ true identity as discovered in the Gospels. Through his brilliance as a theologian and his personal conviction as a believer, the Pope shares a ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Unraveling

    What I Learned About Life While Shearing Sheep, Dyeing Wool, and Making the World's Ugliest Sweater

    “Orenstein is such a breezy, funny writer, it’s easy to forget she’s an important thinker too.”—PeopleIn this lively, funny memoir, Peggy Orenstein sets out to make a sweater from scratch—shearing, spinning, dyeing wool—and in the process discovers how we find our deepest selves through craft. Orenstein spins a yarn that will appeal to everyone.The COVID pandemic propelled many people to change ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • The Jedburghs

    The Secret History of the Allied Special Forces, France 1944

    by Will Irwin ...
    The story of the Special Forces in World War II has never fully been told before. Information about them began to be declassified only in the 1980s.Known as the Jedburghs, these Special Forces were selected from members of the British, American, and Free French armies to be dropped in teams of three deep behind German lines. There, in preparation for D-Day, they carried out what we now know as ... Read more

    $11.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • Doppelganger

    A Trip into the Mirror World

    by Naomi Klein ...
    A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | National Indie Bestseller**A New York Times notable book of 2023"I’ve been raving about Naomi Klein’s Doppelganger . . . I can’t think of another text that better captures the berserk period we’re living through." —Michelle Goldberg, The New York Times****"If I had to name a single book that makes sense of these last few dark years, it would be this one." —Katie ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • My Name Is Barbra

    The long-awaited memoir by the superstar of stage, screen, recordings, and televisionPLEASE NOTE The E-book edition features additional photographs that are exclusive to the E-book.Barbra Streisand is by any account a living legend, a woman who in a career spanning six decades has excelled in every area of entertainment. She is among the handful of EGOT winners (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony) and ... Read more

    $18.99 USD

  • Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

    by Annie Dillard ...
    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize“The book is a form of meditation, written with headlong urgency, about seeing. . . . There is an ambition about her book that I like. . . . It is the ambition to feel.” — Eudora Welty, New York Times Book ReviewPilgrim at Tinker Creek is the story of a dramatic year in Virginia's Roanoke Valley, where Annie Dillard set out to chronicle incidents of "beauty tangled in a ... Read more

    $13.49 USD

  • Educated

    A Memoir

    by Tara Westover ...
    #1 NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, AND BOSTON GLOBE BESTSELLER • One of the most acclaimed books of our time: an unforgettable memoir about a young woman who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University“Extraordinary . . . an act of courage and self-invention.”—The New York TimesNAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $9.99 USD

  • Service

    A Navy SEAL at War

    Marcus Luttrell, author of the #1 bestseller Lone Survivor, share war stories about true American heroism from himself and other soldiers who bravely fought alongside him.Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell returned from his star-crossed mission in Afghanistan with his bones shattered and his heart broken. So many had given their lives to save him -- and he would have readily done the same for them. As he ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Saving Sadie

    How a Dog That No One Wanted Inspired the World

    This memoir of an injured dog’s rescue and rehabilitation is “an uplifting story with tremendous heart. I couldn't put it down” (Helen Brown, international bestselling author of Cleo)Joal Derse Dauer was donating blankets at a local no-kill animal shelter when an injured and despondent dog caught her eye. With three “fur babies” already at home, Joal wasn’t looking to adopt another dog. But there ... Read more

    $10.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Art Thief

    A True Story of Love, Crime, and a Dangerous Obsession

    **NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • One of the most remarkable true-crime narratives of the twenty-first century: the story of the world’s most prolific art thief, Stéphane Breitwieser. • “The Art Thief, like its title character, has confidence, élan, and a great sense of timing."—The New Yorker"Enthralling." —The Wall Street Journal**In this spellbinding portrait of obsession and flawed genius, the ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • River of the Gods

    Genius, Courage, and Betrayal in the Search for the Source of the Nile

    **NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The harrowing story of one of the great feats of exploration of all time and its complicated legacy—from the New York Times bestselling author of The River of Doubt and Destiny of the RepublicABEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: THE WASHINGTON POST • GOODREADS"A lean, fast-paced account of the almost absurdly dangerous quest by [Richard Burton and John Speke] to solve the ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Hola Papi

    How to Come Out in a Walmart Parking Lot and Other Life Lessons

    LGBTQ advice columnist John Paul Brammer writes a “wise and charming” (David Sedaris) memoir-in-essays chronicling his journey from a queer, mixed-race kid in America’s heartland to becoming the “Chicano Carrie Bradshaw” of his generation.“A master class of tone and tenderness.” —The New York Times Book Review (Editors’ Choice)“Should be required reading.” —Los Angeles TimesThe first time someone ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Inciting Joy


    by Ross Gay ...
    From Ross Gay, the New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Delights, comes an intimate and electrifying collection of essays about the joy that comes from connection. “BRILLIANT.” —Ada Limón, U.S. poet laureateIn these gorgeously written and timely pieces, prizewinning poet and author Gay considers the joy we incite when we care for each other, especially during life’s inevitable ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Misfit

    Growing Up Awkward in the '80s

    by Gary Gulman ...
    “One of my favorite books of all time.” ―Amy SchumerA tour de force of comedy and reflection about the perilous journey from kindergarten to twelfth grade and beyond**―**from the beloved stand-up comic and creator of The Great DepreshFor years, Gary Gulman had been the comedian’s comedian, acclaimed for his delight in language and his bracing honesty. But after two stints in a psych ward, he found ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Safe & Sound

    A Renter-Friendly Guide to Home Repair

    Don't panic-Mercury Stardust, AKA The Trans Handy Ma'am is here to help!For too many people, the simple act of contacting a plumber or repair person can feel like a game of chance. As a transwoman and a professional maintenance technician, Mercury Stardust has discovered (the hard way) that we live in a world with much to fear. If you've ever felt panicked about opening your home to strangers in ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Call Me Russell

    Inside the Outside

    The unvarnished life story of stand-up comedian Russell Peters: up close and personal, poignant and entertainingRussell Peters performs to sell-out stadium crowds around the world, poking fun at race, culture, his immigrant family, and anything else he sets in his sights on. In this candid memoir, he chronicles his life from humble beginnings as a scrawny, bullied, brown kid with ADD growing up in ... Read more

    $10.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • My Name Is Barbra by Barbra Streisand

    by FRANCIS PETER ...
    Step into the extraordinary life and career of the iconic entertainer, Barbra Streisand, with her long-awaited memoir, "My Name Is Barbra." In a career spanning six decades, Streisand has achieved unparalleled success in every facet of the entertainment industry, earning her a place among the EGOT winners, a rare achievement recognizing her excellence in Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony awards. With ... Read more

    $10.52 USD

  • Benjamin Franklin: My Autobiography

    The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin details the life of one of the most accomplished Founding Fathers of the United States.Franklin, born into humble circumstances, was self-educated, and rose to become an inventor of note, philosopher, satirist, political theorist, statesman, and diplomat. His contributions to American life are legendary.His contributions to science, the arts, and things we ... Read more

    $3.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Frank

    The True Story That Inspired the Movie

    by Jon Ronson ...
    From the bestselling author of The Psychopath Test comes a characteristically humorous story of a musician on the margins. In Frank: The True Story that Inspired the Movie, Jon Ronson reflects on his days playing keyboard for the Frank Sidebottom Oh Blimey Big Band. Frank Sidebottom, best known for performing with a big fake head with a cartoon face painted on it, was a cult favorite in the United ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • Piglet

    The Unexpected Story of a Deaf, Blind, Pink Puppy and His Family

    Named a Best Feel-Good Book by The Washington PostIn the tradition of the beloved New York Times bestsellers Marley and Me and Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love**, a charming, inspirational memoir about empathy, resilience, kindness, and an adorable deaf blind pink dog.**When Connecticut veterinarian Melissa Shapiro ... ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Galileo

    Watcher of the Skies

    by David Wootton ...
    “Demonstrates an awesome command of the vast Galileo literature . . . [Wootton] excels in boldly speculating about Galileo’s motives” (The New York Times Book Review).Tackling Galileo as astronomer, engineer, and author, David Wootton places him at the center of Renaissance culture. He traces Galileo through his early rebellious years; the beginnings of his scientific career constructing a “new ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $2.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Falling into Place

    A Story of Love, Poland, and the Making of a Travel Writer

    by Thomas Swick ...
    From Booklist's Starred Review: "[Swick] keenly and empathically observes the world, bringing both a relatably human approach and learned appreciation for the art of travel and of life."Working as a feature writer in 1976, Thomas Swick falls in love with a visiting Polish student named Hania and soon moves with her to Warsaw. The next decade sees Thomas living in Poland, Greece, and Philadelphia. ... Read more

    $29.99 USD

  • Top Billin'

    Stories of Laughter, Lessons, and Triumph

    by Bill Bellamy ...
    From the MTV trailblazer, stand-up comedian, and actor, a hilariously candid memoir that is an intimate, entertaining, and heartfelt tour through the exclusive, elusive, and eternally iconic world of ’90s pop culture.Imagine 50 Cent’s Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter written by a nerdy Black kid from Newark, New Jersey, who made it big despite the skepticism of his family. That’s Top Billin'.Bill ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Going Off Script

    A Young African Girl's Memoir of Resilience, Faith, and Beating the Odds

    This memoir details the author's challenging upbringing in Ghana, Africa. One of two daughters to hard-working, yet faithful and hopeful parents, this story illustrates this girl's ordeals growing up impoverished in a third-world nation. As rough and uncertain as life was for her and her family in Accra, the capital city of their native country, they all retained a strong work ethic, and ... Read more

    $9.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Directors: The Playboy Interview

    50 Years of the Playboy Interview

    The filmmakers who defy convention and validate the legitimacy of the auteur theory are revealed in probing, wide-ranging and provocative interviews that first appeared in Playboy magazine. From foreign masters of direction and style Ingmar Bergman and Federico Fellini to champions of independent film Spike Lee and The Coen Brothers to the godfathers of the gangster movie Francis Ford Coppola and ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • Charles Dickens

    A Life

    Award-winning Claire Tomalin, author of A Life of My Own, sets the standard for sophisticated and popular biography, having written lives of Jane Austen, Samuel Pepys, and Thomas Hardy, among others. Here she tackles the best recognized and loved man of nineteenth-century England, Charles Dickens; a literary leviathan whose own difficult path to greatness inspired the creation of classic novels ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $10.99 USD

  • Brotherhood of Warriors

    Behind Enemy Lines with a Commando in One of the World's Most Elite Counterterrorism Units

    At the age of eighteen, Aaron Cohen left Beverly Hills to prove himself in the crucible of the armed forces. He was determined to be a part of Israel's most elite security cadre, akin to the American Green Berets and Navy SEALs. After fifteen months of grueling training designed to break down each individual man and to rebuild him as a warrior, Cohen was offered the only post a non-Israeli can ... Read more

    $11.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Light My Fire

    My Life with The Doors

    by Ray Manzarek ...
    **"The best book yet about The Doors." --BooklistNow available as an ebook for the first time...the inside story of the Doors, by cofounder and keyboard player Ray Manzarek. Includes 16 pages of photos.**"A refreshingly candid read...a Doors bio worth opening." --Entertainment WeeklyNo other band has ever sounded quite like the Doors, and no other frontman has ever transfixed an audience quite the ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Yellow Wallpaper

    'The Yellow Wallpaper', by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, is a short story first published in January 1892. The psychological thriller by the renowned US women's rights writer and campaigner is an autobiographical-inspired novella based upon her own experience of severe postnatal depression, leading to post-natal psychosis. At the time, women with PND (known in America as postpartum depression) were ... Read more

    $2.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Alistair Cooke at the Movies

    A wonderful entertainment that reflects Alistair Cooke’s love affair with cinema, from his early days as a film critic to his iconic role as the host of Masterpiece TheatreHumphrey Bogart, Fred Astaire, Lauren Bacall, Marlene Dietrich, and Marilyn Monroe are just a few of the stars profiled, along with many directors, in this sparkling and comprehensive collection of reviews, interviews, and ... Read more

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  • Screen Gods: The Playboy Interview

    50 Years of the Playboy Interview

    It was never just an act. These leading men actually transformed into their on-screen characters—a modus operandi thats revealed in probing, wide-ranging and provocative interviews that first appeared in Playboy magazine. From method men Marlon Brando and Dustin Hoffman to multiple Oscar nominees Jack Nicholson and Jack Lemmon to co-stars Paul Newman and Robert Redford, these indelible actors ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • Hidden in the Open

    When I met Millie years ago, she shared her story with me. Her narrative gave me the idea and inspiration for the fictional mother and daughter in my own novel. ~ Jennifer Rosner, author of The Yellow Bird SingsOf the 3,500,000 Jews living in Poland before the war, only 500,000 survived. I thank God or whatever forces that be that three of those survivors were Milanka, Zosia, and Henryk—my mother, ... Read more

    $8.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Rainbow History Class

    Your Guide Through Queer and Trans History

    Rainbow History Classis your entry into LGBTQ+ history, sharing queer and trans stories from Ancient civilisations all the way up to the internet.So much of queer and trans history and culture has been erased, but Hannah McElhinney, writer and creator of Rainbow History Class (as seen on TikTok), is here to help us all with this crash course. This history lesson isn’t dry and academic, nor is it ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • The Creators of Batman

    Bob, Bill & The Dark Knight

    by Rik Worth ...
    In the early days 20th century the emerging medium of comics was beginning to grab the attention of children and adults alike. Then, in the 1930s, superheroes revolutionised the entire industry and culture as we know it. Gotham’s caped crusader, The Batman, swung into this pantheon of demi-gods in 1939 and secured his place as one of the world’s most beloved characters. But do know who created The ... Read more

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  • In the Shadow of the American Dream

    The Diaries of David Wojnarowicz

    From life in the streets and love in the alleys to fame in the spotlight and an untimely death—raw, biting, and brilliant selections from the personal journals of one of the most uniquely creative artists of the late twentieth centuryWhen his life ended at age thirty-seven—a casualty of the AIDS epidemic that took so many before their time—David Wojnarowicz had long since established himself as ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $2.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Mary Pickford

    Queen of the Movies

    “Explains Pickford’s roles as not only a talented actress, but also as a philanthropist and industry leader who managed to end up her own producer.” —Time OutIn the early days of cinema, when actors were unbilled and unmentioned in credits, audiences immediately noticed Mary Pickford. Moviegoers everywhere were riveted by her magnetic talent and appeal as she rose to become cinema’s first great ... Read more

    $2.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Corky Lee Book

    Google Honor of US Asian American Photographer with a Doodle |Life, Legacy, and Interesting Facts About Him|

    by James Johnson ...
    "Corky Lee: Life, Legacy, and Interesting Facts About Him" is an engaging and instructive book that honors the astounding accomplishments of one of the most significant photographers in American history. Born in Queens, New York, Corky Lee grew up with a love for photography and a desire to utilize his work to promote social justice and equality.Throughout his life, Corky Lee captured the ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Renegade

    Defending Democracy and Liberty in Our Divided Country by Adam Kinzinger

    by FRANCIS PETER ...
    Renegade" is a compelling and timely exploration of one man's steadfast commitment to democratic principles and the rule of law in a nation teetering on the edge of division and extremism. Co-authored by Adam Kinzinger, a former Republican congressman known for his principled stance against the radicalization within his party, and Michael D'Antonio, an accomplished writer and political analyst, ... Read more

    $9.21 USD

  • Where the Bodies Were Buried

    Whitey Bulger and the World That Made Him

    by T. J. English ...
    The New York Times bestselling author of The Westies and Paddy Whacked offers a front-row seat at the trial of Whitey Bulger, and an intimate view of the world of organized crime—and law enforcement—that made him the defining Irish American gangster.For sixteen years, Whitey Bulger eluded the long reach of the law. For decades one of the most dangerous men in America, Bulger—the brother of ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Lazy B

    Growing Up on a Cattle Ranch in the American Southwest

    **The remarkable story of Sandra Day O’Connor’s family and early life, her journey to adulthood in the American Southwest that helped make her the woman she is today: the first female justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and one of the most powerful women in America.“A charming memoir about growing up as sturdy cowboys and cowgirls in a time now past.”—USA Today**In this illuminating and unusual book ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Winston Churchill

    His Times, His Crimes

    by Tariq Ali ...
    A coruscating portrait of Britain’s greatest imperialistThe modern Churchill cult is out of control, closing down debate and encouraging support for twenty-first-century wars. The wartime leader has become a household god for many, preserving an antiquated vision of Britain still shared by all three parties. Yet, was he anything more than a plump carp happy to swim in the foulest of ponds to ... Read more

    $14.99 USD