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  • I'm Glad My Mom Died

    A heartbreaking and hilarious memoir by iCarly and Sam & Cat star Jennette McCurdy about her struggles as a former child actor—including eating disorders, addiction, and a complicated relationship with her overbearing mother—and how she retook control of her life.Jennette McCurdy was six years old when she had her first acting audition. Her mother’s dream was for her only daughter to become a star ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • When Breath Becomes Air

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • This inspiring, exquisitely observed memoir finds hope and beauty in the face of insurmountable odds as an idealistic young neurosurgeon attempts to answer the question What makes a life worth living?NAMED ONE OF PASTE’S BEST MEMOIRS OF THE DECADE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • People • NPR • ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Puzzler

    One Man's Quest to Solve the Most Baffling Puzzles Ever, from Crosswords to Jigsaws to the Meaning of Life

    The New York Times bestselling author of The Year of Living Biblically goes on a rollicking journey to understand the enduring power of puzzles: why we love them, what they do to our brains, and how they can improve our world.“Even though I’ve never attempted the New York Times crossword puzzle or solved the Rubik’s Cube, I couldn’t put down The Puzzler.”—Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • King Alfred of England

    by Jacob Abbott ...
    The biography of Alfred the Great, the ninth-century king who fended off the Vikings and converted their leader to Christianity.King of Wessex from 871 to 886 AD, and king of the Anglo-Saxons until 899 AD, the man who would later be known as Alfred the Great saved his realm from the Vikings even as surrounding kingdoms fell to them. He then made the conversion of the Vikings’ leader, Guthrum, to ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • The Destructionists

    The Twenty-Five Year Crack-Up of the Republican Party

    by Dana Milbank ...
    A scathing history of twenty-five years of Republican attempts to hold on to political power by any means necessary, by a hugely popular Washington Post political columnistIn 1994, more than 300 Republicans under the command of obstructionist and rabble-rouser Congressman Newt Gingrich stood outside the U.S. Capitol to sign the Contract with America and put bipartisanship on notice. Twenty-five ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • A Daughter's Love

    Thomas More & His Dearest Meg

    by John Guy ...
    The Whitbread Award–winning author of Queen of Scots presents a “brilliantly observed” dual biography of Sir Thomas More and his daughter (The New York Times).Sir Thomas More’s life is well known: his opposition to Henry VIII’s marriage to Anne Boleyn, his arrest for treason, his execution and martyrdom. Yet a major figure in his life—his beloved daughter Margaret—has been largely airbrushed out ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • An Illuminated Life: Belle da Costa Greene's Journey from Prejudice to Privilege

    The secret life of the sensational woman behind the Morgan masterpieces, who lit up New York society.What would you give up to achieve your dream? When J. P. Morgan hired Belle da Costa Greene in 1905 to organize his rare book and manuscript collection, she had only her personality and a few years of experience to recommend her. Ten years later, she had shaped the famous Pierpont Morgan Library ... Read more

    $25.19 USD $2.99 USD

  • The Divider

    Trump in the White House, 2017-2021

    The inside story of the four years when Donald Trump went to war with Washington, from the chaotic beginning to the violent finale, told by revered journalists Peter Baker of The New York Times and Susan Glasser of The New Yorker—an ambitious and lasting history of the full Trump presidency that also contains dozens of exclusive scoops and stories from behind the scenes in the White House, from ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

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  • Shy

    The Alarmingly Outspoken Memoirs of Mary Rodgers

    The memoirs of Mary Rodgers—writer, composer, Broadway royalty, and “a woman who tried everything.”“What am I, bologna?” Mary Rodgers (1931–2014) often said. She was referring to being stuck in the middle of a talent sandwich: the daughter of one composer and the mother of another. And not just any composers. Her father was Richard Rodgers, perhaps the greatest American melodist; her son, Adam ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

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  • The Emergency

    A Year of Healing and Heartbreak in a Chicago ER

    by Thomas Fisher ...
    **The riveting, pulse-pounding story of a year in the life of an emergency room doctor trying to steer his patients and colleagues through a crushing pandemic and a violent summer, amidst a healthcare system that seems determined to leave them behind“Gripping . . . eloquent . . . This book reminds us how permanently interesting our bodies are, especially when they go wrong.”—The New York TimesONE ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Charles Sumner and the Rights of Man

    A Pulitzer Prize winner's “magisterial” biography of the Civil War–era Massachusetts senator, a Radical Republican who fought for slavery’s abolition (The New York Times).In his follow-up to Charles Sumner and the Coming of the Civil War, acclaimed historian David Herbert Donald examines the life of the Massachusetts legislator from 1860 to his death in 1874.As a leader of the Radical Republicans, ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • America, a Redemption Story

    Choosing Hope, Creating Unity

    The American Dream isn’t a thing of the past, but a miracle of the present.Now more than ever it’s easy to focus on the divisions that plague our nation. It may seem as if our best days are behind us, but bestselling author and senator Tim Scott believes we have yet to realize the fullness of our identity. We are in the midst of a story that’s still unfolding. And beautiful opportunities await.In ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Pirate Queen

    The Life of Grace O'Malley

    by Judith Cook ...
    In a life stranger than any fiction, Grace O’Malley, daughter of a clan chief in the far west of Ireland, went from marriage at fifteen to piracy on the high seas. She soon had a fleet of galleys under her commander, but her three decades of plundering, kidnapping, murder and mayhem came to a close in 1586, when she was captured and sentenced to hang. Saved from the scaffold by none other than ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Home in the World: A Memoir

    by Amartya Sen ...
    From Nobel Prize winner Amartya Sen, a long-awaited memoir about home, belonging, inequality, and identity, recounting a singular life devoted to betterment of humanity.The Nobel laureate Amartya Sen is one of a handful of people who may truly be called “a global intellectual” (Financial Times). A towering figure in the field of economics, Sen is perhaps best known for his work on poverty and ... Read more

    $19.89 USD

  • Revenge

    Meghan, Harry and the war between the Windsors. The Sunday Times no 1 bestseller

    by Tom Bower ...
    THE SUNDAY TIMES NO. 1 BESTSELLER'Explosive' The Sun'Accounts from insiders who have never spoken before' The Times'Bombshell' The MirrorThe British Royal Family believed that the dizzy success of the Sussex wedding, watched and celebrated around the world, was the beginning of a new era for the Windsors. Yet, within one tumultuous year, the dream became a n... ... Read more

    $15.89 USD

  • Lincoln and the Abolitionists

    John Quincy Adams, Slavery, and the Civil War

    by Fred Kaplan ...
    "Anyone who wants to understand the United States' racial divisions will learn a lot from reading Kaplan's richly researched account of one of the worst periods in American history and its chilling effects today in our cities, legislative bodies, schools, and houses of worship." — St. Louis Post-DispatchThe acclaimed biographer Fred Kaplan returns with a controversial exploration of how Abraham ... Read more

    $18.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • If You Lived Here, I'd Know Your Name

    News from Small-Town Alaska

    by Heather Lende ...
    “Part Annie Dillard, part Anne Lamott, essayist and NPR commentator Heather Lende introduces readers to life in the town of Haines, Alaska . . . subtly reminding readers to embrace each day, each opportunity, each life that touches our own and to note the beauty of it all.” —The Los Angeles TimesTiny Haines, Alaska, is ninety miles north of Juneau, accessible mainly by water or air—and only when ... Read more

    $10.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Bad Sex

    Truth, Pleasure, and an Unfinished Revolution

    **Named a Most Anticipated Book by Bustle, Esquire, Nylon, and The Millions“Intimate, thoughtful, and accessible to anyone struggling with the persistent, maddening inequities of contemporary sex.” –Rebecca Traister, New York Times bestselling author of Good and MadFrom Teen Vogue sex and love columnist Nona Willis Aronowitz, a blend of memoir, social history, and cultural criticism that probes ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • John Adams

    In this powerful, epic biography, David McCullough unfolds the adventurous life-journey of John Adams, the brilliant, fiercely independent, often irascible, always honest Yankee patriot -- "the colossus of independence," as Thomas Jefferson called him -- who spared nothing in his zeal for the American Revolution; who rose to become the second President of the United States and saved the country ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • The Road to San Giovanni

    by Italo Calvino ...
    From the Italian author, personal essays featuring his relationship with his father, his love of movies, and fighting fascism during World War II.“In each other’s presence we became mute, would walk in silence side by side along the road to San Giovanni. To my father’s mind, words must serve as confirmations of things, and as signs of possession; to mine, they were foretastes of things barely ... Read more

    $10.79 USD $1.99 USD

  • Rogues

    True Stories of Grifters, Killers, Rebels and Crooks

    **NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the prize-winning, New York Times bestselling author of Empire of Pain and Say Nothing—and one of the most decorated journalists of our time—twelve enthralling stories of skulduggery and intrigue“I read everything he writes. Every time he writes a book, I read it. Every time he writes an article, I read it … he’s a national treasure.” —Rachel Maddow“Patrick ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • We Share the Same Sky

    A Memoir of Memory & Migration

    In 2009, Rachael Cerrotti, a college student pursuing a career in photojournalism, asked her grandmother, Hana, if she could record her story. Rachael knew that her grandmother was a Holocaust survivor and the only one in her family alive at the end of the war. Rachael also knew that she survived because of the kindness of strangers. It wasn’t a secret. Hana spoke about her history publicly and ... Read more

    $8.69 USD $0.99 USD

  • Solitary

    “An uncommonly powerful memoir about four decades in confinement . . . A profound book about friendship [and] solitary confinement in the United States.” —New York TimesFinalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book AwardSolitary is the unforgettable life story of a man who served more than four decades in solitary confinement—in a 6-foot by 9-foot cell, twenty-three hours a day, in ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Primo Levi's Resistance

    Rebels and Collaborators in Occupied Italy

    Translated by Frederika Randall ...
    A daring investigation of Primo Levi's brief career as a fighter with the Italian Resistance, and the grim secret that haunted his lifeNo other Auschwitz survivor has been as literarily powerful and historically influential as Primo Levi. Yet Levi was not only a victim or a witness. In the fall of 1943, at the very start of the Italian Resistance, he was a fighter, participating in the first ... Read more

    $1.99 USD $0.99 USD

  • Green Hills of Africa

    The Hemingway Library Edition

    The most intimate and elaborately enhanced addition to the Hemingway Library series: Hemingway’s memoir of his safari across the Serengeti—presented with archival material from the Hemingway Collection at the John F. Kennedy Library and with the never-before-published safari journal of Hemingway’s second wife, Pauline Pfeiffer.When it was first published in 1935, The New York Times called Green ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Rebel Yell

    The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson

    by S. C. Gwynne ...
    Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the epic New York Times bestselling account of how Civil War general Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson became a great and tragic national hero.Stonewall Jackson has long been a figure of legend and romance. As much as any person in the Confederate pantheon—even Robert E. Lee—he embodies the romantic Southern notion of the virtuous lost cause. Jackson ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Vida perdida

    Memorias I

    Un pilar de la vida y obra de Ernesto Cardenal es la búsqueda de la divinidad que alienta en lo cotidiano. Así lo plantea en estas reflexiones autobiográficas, llegado el momento de decidir: "Debía contarlo todo al escribir memorias, o no habría tenido sentido...Para mí lo importante era todo lo que me llevó a este encuentro, y todo lo ocurrido después a consecuencia de él." ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Wildflower

    Actress Drew Barrymore shares funny, insightful, and profound stories from her past and present—told from the place of happiness she's achieved today—in this heart-stirring New York Times bestseller that InStyle called “deeply thoughtful and fun.”Wildfloweris a portrait of Drew's life in stories as she looks back on the adventures, challenges, and incredible experiences she’s had throughout her ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Truman

    The Pulitzer Prize–winning biography of Harry S. Truman, whose presidency included momentous events from the atomic bombing of Japan to the outbreak of the Cold War and the Korean War, told by America’s beloved and distinguished historian.The life of Harry S. Truman is one of the greatest of American stories, filled with vivid characters—Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bess ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • Hitler

    The Memoir of the Nazi Insider Who Turned Against the Fuhrer

    Of American and German parentage, Ernst Hanfstaengl graduated from Harvard and ran the family business in New York for a dozen years before returning to Germany in 1921. By chance he heard a then little-known Adolf Hitler speaking in a Munich beer hall and, mesmerized by his extraordinary oratorical power, was convinced the man would some day come to power. As Hitler’s fanatical theories and ideas ... Read more

    $10.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Bloomsbury Pie

    The Making Of The Bloomsbury Boom

    by Regina Marler ...
    Celebrated and maligned with equal vigor, the Bloomsbury Group is the best-documented artistic coterie in twentieth-century literature. The novelists Virgonia Woolf and E.M. Forster, the artists Roger Fry, Duncan Grant, and Vanessa Bell, and the economist John Maynard Keynes were among this charmed circle that emerged in London before the First World War and came to exercise a complex, lingering ... Read more

    $1.99 USD $0.99 USD

  • How to Be an Antiracist

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the National Book Award–winning author of Stamped from the Beginning comes a “groundbreaking” (Time) approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society—and in ourselves.“The most courageous book to date on the problem of race in the Western mind.”—The New York TimesONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR—The New York Times Book Review,</e... ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Evangelical Anxiety

    A Memoir

    by Charles Marsh ...
    In this riveting spiritual memoir, the writer, scholar, and commentator tells the story of his struggles with mental illness, explores the void between the Christian faith and scientific treatment, and forges a path toward reconciling these divergent worlds.For years, Charles Marsh suffered panic attacks and debilitating anxiety. As an Evangelical Christian, he was taught to trust in the power of ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Collected Schizophrenias

    Essays

    Powerful, affecting essays on mental illness, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize and a Whiting AwardAn intimate, moving book written with the immediacy and directness of one who still struggles with the effects of mental and chronic illness, The Collected Schizophrenias cuts right to the core. Schizophrenia is not a single unifying diagnosis, and Esmé Weijun Wang writes not just to her ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Whitewash III

    The Photographic Whitewash of the JFK Assassination

    The author “often dubbed the dean of assassination researchers” takes a deep dive into the Warren Commission’s suppressed photographic evidence (Los Angeles Times).Influential assassination researcher Harold Weisberg revolves the third installment in his Whitewash series around the photographic evidence available to government officials investigating the death of John F. Kennedy. Given the ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • When the Killer Man Comes

    Eliminating Terrorists As a Special Operations Sniper

    The thrilling combat memoir by special operations sniper Paul Martinez, who spent seven years in Special Operations and was a sniper assigned to 3rd Ranger Battalion.America has one force with the single mission of direct action to capture or kill the enemy. That force is the 75th Ranger Regiment. Staff Sergeant Paul Martinez was a Ranger Sniper with the 75th Rangers during the desperate fighting ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • How My Ordinary Became Extraordinary

    by Teri Benson ...
    I thought I needed some excitement in my life. Rushing to the hospital for eighteen hours of open-heart surgery wasn’t what I had in mind.How My Ordinary Became Extraordinary invites you inside my harrowing journey through one of the worst heart conditions possible. After waking up to find my life fractured by my condition, I fought to reassemble the pieces into a normal life. But when climbing ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • Palimpsest

    A Memoir

    by Gore Vidal ...
    This explosively entertaining memoir abounds in gossip, satire, historical apercus, and trenchant observations. Vidal's compelling narrative weaves back and forth in time, providing a whole view of the author's celebrated life, from his birth in 1925 to today, and features a cast of memorable characters—including the Kennedy family, Marlon Brando, Anais Nin, and Eleanor Roosevelt. ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Cracking the Egyptian Code

    The Revolutionary Life of Jean-Francois Champollion

    In 1799 Napoleon's army uncovered an ancient stele in the Nile delta. Its inscription, recorded in three distinct scripts--ancient Greek, Coptic, and hieroglyphic--would provide scholars with the first clues to unlocking the secrets of Egyptian hieroglyphs, a language lost for nearly two millennia. More than twenty years later a remarkably gifted Frenchman named Jean-Francois Champollion ... Read more

    $19.99 USD

  • The Old Ball Game

    How John McGraw, Christy Mathewson, and the New York Giants Created Modern Baseball

    by Frank Deford ...
    The legendary NPR sports commentator and Sports Illustrated journalist retells the story of an unusual friendship between two towering figures in baseball history.At the turn of the twentieth century, Christy Mathewson was one of baseball’s first superstars. Over six feet tall, clean cut, and college educated, he didn’t pitch on the Sabbath and rarely spoke an ill word about anyone. He also had ... Read more

    $10.79 USD

  • How Stella Learned to Talk

    The Groundbreaking Story of the World's First Talking Dog

    INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAn incredible, revolutionary true story and surprisingly simple guide to teaching your dog to talk from speech-language pathologist Christina Hunger, who has taught her dog, Stella, to communicate using simple paw-sized buttons associated with different words.When speech-language pathologist Christina Hunger first came home with her puppy, Stella, it didn’t take ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Secret Lives of Bats

    My Adventures with the World's Most Misunderstood Mammals

    by Merlin Tuttle ...
    Stories and science surrounding the beloved bat, from an ecologist who has dedicated his life to the curious creature.Few people realize how sophisticated and intelligent bats are. Merlin Tuttle knows, and he has stopped at nothing to find and protect them on every continent they inhabit. Sharing highlights from a lifetime of adventure and discovery, Tuttle takes us to the frontiers of bat ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • American Legends: The Life of Stephen Douglas

    *Explains the central issues of the 1850s, including the Missouri Compromise, the Kansas-Nebraska Act, popular sovereignty and the Dred Scott Decision,*Includes pictures of Douglas and other important people, places, and events in his life. . *Includes a Bibliography for further reading.*Includes a Table of Contents.“Now, I hold that Illinois had a right to abolish and prohibit slavery as she did, ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Running the Books

    by Avi Steinberg ...
    Avi Steinberg is stumped. After defecting from yeshiva to attend Harvard, he has nothing but a senior thesis on Bugs Bunny to show for himself. While his friends and classmates advance in the world, Steinberg remains stuck at a crossroads, his “romantic” existence as a freelance obituary writer no longer cutting it.Seeking direction (and dental insurance) Steinberg takes a job running the library ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • From the Flood: A Memoir

    by Suzanne Jones ...
    It’s the summer of 1972, when six-year-old Suzie Jones and her siblings are whisked away from their home in the middle of the night, never to return again. Hurricane Agnes has triggered a devastating flood that destroys the family home and business. Suzie and her family are then set on an exhausting yet exhilarating four-year journey to build back their lives.Suzie bounces from one quirky family ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • Founding Brothers

    The Revolutionary Generation

    PULITZER PRIZE WINNER **• NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A landmark work of history explores how a group of greatly gifted but deeply flawed individuals—Hamilton, Burr, Jefferson, Franklin, Washington, Adams, and Madison—confronted the overwhelming challenges before them to set the course for our nation.“A splendid book—humane, learned, written with flair and radiant with a calm intelligence and wit.” —The ... Read more

    $13.99 USD $6.99 USD

  • King John, Henry III and England’s Lost Civil War

    In 1204, the great Angevin Empire created by the joining of the dynasties of Henry II of England and his queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine, was fragmenting. At its height, the family landholdings had been among the largest the world had ever seen. From the border of England and Scotland in the north to south of the Pyrenees, it seemed there was nowhere in Europe destined to escape Plantagenet control. ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • A Place on Earth

    by Wendell Berry ...
    Published in 1967, we return to Port William during the Second World War to revisit Jayber Crow, the barber, Uncle Stanley, the gravedigger, Jarrat and Burley, the sharecroppers, and Brother Preston, the preacher, as well as Mat Feltner, his wife Margaret, and his daughter–in–law Hannah, whose son will be born after news comes that Hannah’s husband Virgil is missing."The earth is the genius of our ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • A Georgian Heroine

    The Intriguing Life of Rachel Charlotte Williams Biggs

    “A very fair and balanced portrait of one of the Regency era’s most remarkable—and most unknown—women” from the authors of A Right Royal Scandal (Jacqueline Reiter, author of Earl of Shadows).Rachel Charlotte Williams Biggs lived an incredible life, one which proved that fact is often much stranger than fiction. As a young woman she endured a tortured existence at the hands of a male tormentor, ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Standing Up to China

    How a Whistleblower Risked Everything for His Country

    by Ashley Yablon ...
    What would you do if your ambitious career suddenly transformed into a deadly game of international espionage? A true-life thriller equal to that of a heart-stopping John Grisham novel, Ashley Yablon's story takes readers into the dark crevices of deceit and corporate greed of one of the world's most powerful Chinese telecom giants. As the freshly minted General Counsel for telecom company ZTE, ... Read more

    $12.99 USD