New Arrivals - Biography
A portrait of the Detroit Tigers pitcher who died in a 2009 accident recounts his rise from small-town Massachusetts to the major leagues, the on-field eccentricities that endeared him to fans, and the injuries that cut his career short.
The breakout star and fan favorite of Bravo's "The Real Housewives of New Jersey," drawing from her own experiences and relationships, serves up honest advice and practical lessons for creating a happy and fulfilling life.
Filled with sketches and specially commissioned photographs of her large-scale tattoos, and drawing on stories from her own life and the lives of her clients, the renowned artist writes candidly about her greatest desires, fears, successes, and failures.
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.
The daughter of the late host of "The Twilight Zone" shares personal photos, revealing letters, and scenes of his childhood, war years, and their family's time together, celebrating her relationship with this visionary storyteller and humanist.
Fleming looks at reason of why the Civil War was fought.
He was a maverick of American cinema in the late 60s and 70s, one of the leading auteurs of the New Hollywood whose groundbreaking films include 'The Exorcist' and 'The French Connection.' Now, the Academy Award-winning director looks back at his life, his career, and important films.
Describes the story of an incoming Harvard student's year spent caddying on the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland only to find himself equally out of place among the high-level sixth-generation legacy students at the Ivy League.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Follows a group of hard-partying frat brothers who turned a weekly poker game in the basement of a local Missoula bar into one of the largest online poker companies in the world--and who became fugitives on the run after the Feds shut down their operation.
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.
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.
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.
In this wild, behind-the-scenes portrait of one of the biggest rock bands in history, Jo Wood comes clean about her three decades as the girlfriend and eventually the wife of Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood. This startlingly honest, laugh-out-loud memoir vividly describes life on tour, in the studio, at the legendary parties?and every raucous moment in between.
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.
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.