New Arrivals - Biography
A no-holds-barred memoir by the original bad boy of tennis, Jimmy Connors.
Having sworn she'd never get another cat, the author opens her heart to a Siamese who, with her son getting married and her daughter setting off on a personal quest, is just what the household needs during a time of change.
In his first book, Ross Matthews tells listeners what it means to 'man up'--to realize, no matter how hard you may hope against hope, you are what you are. Admittedly still a work-in-progress, Ross recounts how he's benefited from this frame of mind his whole life. From growing up as an atypical kid in a small Northwestern farm town to living as an atypical adult in Los Angeles, to eventually being his loud, proud, unapologetically genuine self on national television.
A memoir from the stand-up comedian, writer, and actress that focuses on her oft-questioned (by others) decision to remain childless.
A poignant, intelligent and often laugh-out-loud funny memoir of growing up on a Wyoming ranch that resonates as a call to action: children thrive when they have time on their own in nature to experiement and develop confidence as well as have adults in their lives who can mentor them in work that really matters.
Filled with interviews that examine the relationships with fathers and mothers, a memoir about gender and parenting follows the author as she transitioned from a man to a woman and from a father to a mother.
With insights from notable people in medicine, health, business, the arts, and politics, Brzezinski breaks through the walls of silence and shame we've built around obesity and food obsession and talks openly about how our country became overweight, and what we can do to turn the corner and step firmly onto the path of health.
In 1774, American independence was hardly inevitable--indeed, most Americans found it neither desirable nor likely. Beeman tells the remarkable story of how the delegates to the Continental Congress, through courage and compromise, came to dedicate their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor to the forging of American independence.
Presents a behind-the-scenes look at the Roberston family, documenting the teenage romance and marriage of Willie and Korie Robertson, their success as a multi-million dollar hunting equipment business, and their rise to stardom on reality television.
The stand-up comedian describes her fear of commitment and long-term relationships, recounting her humorous dating experiences and her meeting with her future husband, who changes her mind about marriage.
Presents the story of Molly Melching, the founder of Tostan, an organization dedicated to empowering African communities through social transformation, and the organization's part in the efforts to end the practice of female circumcision in Senegal.
To better understand his father--a Navy pilot who died when his plane crashed in the Indian Ocean--the author spent eighteen months with members of his father's former squadron, the World-Famous Black Ravens, following them around the world and learning about their lives.
The epic story of one of America's greatest soldiers, Ranger Hall of Fame member Gary O'Neal, who served his country for forty years. From his first tour in Vietnam at seventeen to fighting in both Gulf wars, O'Neal was nothing less than a super soldier.
Chronicles the history of the first successful ascent of Mount Everest in 1953 and presents a biography of Dr. Griffith Pugh, whose role in the historic climb was pivotal.
"If you lived at Downton Abbey, you shopped at Selfridge's. Harry Gordon Selfridge was a charismatic American who, in twenty-five years working at Marshall Field's in Chicago, rose from lowly stockboy to a partner in the business which his visionary skills had helped to create. At the turn of the twentieth century he brought his own American dream to London's Oxford Street where, in 1909, with a massive burst of publicity, Harry opened Selfridge's, England's first truly modern built-for-purpose department store. Designed to promote shopping as a sensual and pleasurable experience, six acres of floor space offered what he called "everything that enters into the affairs of daily life," as well as thrilling new luxuries--from ice-cream soda to signature perfumes. This magical emporium also featured Otis elevators, a bank, a rooftop garden with an ice-skating rink, and a restaurant complete with orchestra--all catering to customers from Anna Pavlova to Noel Coward. The store was "a theatre, with the curtain going up at nine o'clock." Yet the real drama happened off the shop floor, where Mr. Selfridge navigated an extravagant world of mistresses, opulent mansions, racehorses, and an insatiable addiction to gambling. While his gloriously iconic store still stands, the man himself would ultimately come crashing down"-- Provided by publisher.
The actress best known for her portrayal of Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan in "M*A*S*H" shares the story of her career, from her years as an up-and-coming actress in 1960s Hollywood through her marriage to producer Jonathan Krane and their adoption of three children.
Draws from source materials, interviews with family members and teammates, and in-depth reporting to trace the DiMaggio brothers' rise to fame in American sports and popular culture.
An intellectual detective story follows the quest to unlock one of the great secrets of human history--the decipherment of Linear B, an unknown script from the Aegean Bronze Age.
Presents a humorous collection of essays on the rudeness the author observes around her, from co-workers not washing their hands in the bathroom to people picking food off her plate at dinner parties.
Traces the author's upbringing in and eventual flight from the sect under preacher Bob Jones, revealing its practices of secrecy, insular marriage, female subservience, and unconventional parenting.