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The Lady's Handbook for Her Mysterious Illness

The darkly funny memoir of Sarah Ramey s years long battle with a mysterious illness that doctors thought was all in her head but wasn t A revelation and an inspiration for millions of women whose legitimate health complaints are ignored In her harrowing, defiant, and unforgettable memoir, Sarah

Nobody Will Tell You This But Me: A True (as Told to Me) Story

Bess Kalb, Emmy nominated TV writer and New Yorker contributor, saved every voicemail her grandmother Bobby Bell ever left her Bobby was a force irrepressible, glamorous, unapologetically opinionated Bobby doted on Bess Bess adored Bobby Then, at ninety, Bobby died But in this debut memoir,

Recollections of My Nonexistence: A Memoir

An electric portrait of the artist as a young woman that asks how a writer finds her voice in a society that prefers women to be silent In Recollections of My Nonexistence, Rebecca Solnit describes her formation as a writer and as a feminist in 1980s San Francisco, in an atmosphere of gender

Spirit Run: A 6,000-Mile Marathon Through North America's Stolen Land

The electrifying debut memoir of a son of working class Mexican immigrants who fled a life of labor in fruit packing plants to run in an Indigenous marathon from Canada to Guatemala, reimagining North America and his place in it Growing up in Yakima, Washington, No lvarez worked at an

The Office: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s: An Oral History

The untold stories behind The Office, one of the most iconic television shows of the twenty first century, told by its creators, writers, and actors When did you last hang out with Jim, Pam, Dwight, Michael, and the rest of Dunder Mifflin It might have been back in 2013, when the series finale

American Rebels: How the Hancock, Adams, and Quincy Families Fanned the Flames of Revolution

Nina Sankovitchs American Rebels explores, for the first time, the intertwined lives of the Hancock, Quincy, and Adams families, and the role each person played in sparking the American Revolution Before they were central figures in American history, John Hancock, John Adams, Josiah Quincy Junior,

The Undocumented Americans

One of the first undocumented immigrants to graduate from Harvard reveals the hidden lives of her fellow undocumented Americans in this deeply personal and groundbreaking portrait of a nation Writer Karla Cornejo Villavicencio was on DACA when she decided to write about being undocumented for the

This Is Chance!: The Shaking of an All-American City, a Voice That Held It Together

In the spring of 1964, Anchorage, Alaska, was a modern day frontier town yearning to be a metropolis the largest, proudest city in a state that was still brand new But just before sundown on Good Friday, the community was jolted by the most powerful earthquake in American history, a catastrophic

I Want You to Know We're Still Here: A Post-Holocaust Memoir

A riveting memoir of family, the Holocaust, and the search for truth Esther Safran Foer grew up in a home where the past was too terrible to speak of The child of parents who were each the sole survivors of their respective families, for Esther the Holocaust loomed in the backdrop of daily life,

Black Widow: A Sad-Funny Journey Through Grief for People Who Normally Avoid Books with Words Like "Journey" in the Title

With her signature warmth and hilarity, Leslie Gray Streeter offers us a portrait of widowhood we haven t seen before, one that will make you laugh and cry, sometimes on the same page James Patterson In her late thirties, Palm Beach Post columnist Leslie Gray Streeter had finally found her

Every Drop of Blood: Hatred and Healing at Abraham Lincoln's Second Inauguration

By March 4, 1865, the Civil War had slaughtered than 700,000 Americans and left intractable wounds on the nation After a morning of rain drenched fury, tens of thousands crowded Washington s Capitol grounds that day to see Abraham Lincoln take the oath for a second term As the sun emerged,

The Upside of Being Down: How Mental Health Struggles Led to My Greatest Successes in Work and Life

An entertaining, humorous, and inspirational memoir by the founder and chief creative officer of the multimillion dollar lifestyle brand ban.do, who has become a hero among women and likely some men too who struggle with mental health Forbes.After graduating from college, Jen Gotch was living

Child of Light: A Biography of Robert Stone

The first and definitive biography of one of the great American novelists of the postwar era, the author of Dog Soldiers and A Flag for Sunrise, and a penetrating critic of American power, innocence, and corruption Robert Stone 1937 2015 , probably the only postwar American writer to draw favorable

High Risk: Stories of Pregnancy, Birth, and the Unexpected

My work offers a window into the darkest and lightest corners of peoples lives, into the extremes of human experience, writes Dr Chavi Eve Karkowsky in High Risk, her timely and unflinching account of working in maternal fetal medicinethat branch of medicine that concerns high risk pregnancies.

Educated

Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home canned peaches and sleeping with her head for the hills bag In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and

Open Book

Jessica reveals for the first time her inner monologue and most intimate struggles Guided by the journals she s kept since age fifteen, and brimming with her unique humor and down to earth humanity, Open Book is as inspiring as it is entertaining This was supposed to be a very different book Five

Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood

The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime New York Times bestseller about one mans coming of age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed Trevor Noahs unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal

Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of NIKE

In this candid and riveting memoir, for the first time ever, Nike founder and CEO Phil Knight shares the inside story of the companys early days as an intrepid start up and its evolution into one of the worlds most iconic, game changing, and profitable brands.In 1962, fresh out of business school,

Leon & Juliette

De plaats was Charleston, het jaar was 1820 Hij was een jonge Nederlander die zijn verarmde vaderland was ontvlucht om fortuin te maken in de Nieuwe Wereld Zij was een zwart meisje in een samenleving waar iemand zoals zij niet meer waard was dan een onmondig stuk vee dat naar believen gekocht en