Biography & Autobiography
A Mad World, My Masters: Tales from a Traveller's Life
by : John Simpson
A Natural Woman: A Memoir
Carole King takes us from her early beginnings in Brooklyn, to her remarkable success as one of the world's most acclaimed songwriting and performing talents of all time. A NATURAL...
Acedia & Me: A Marriage, Monks, and a Writer's Life
Kathleen Norris had written several much loved books, yet she couldn’t drag herself out of bed in the morning, couldn’t summon the energy for daily tasks. Even as she struggled,...
Ali in Wonderland
Growing up in a family of political journalists--and daughter of President Reagan's White House social secretary--Ali Wentworth rebelled against her blue-blood upbringing, embracing Hollywood, motorcycles, even a few wildly inappropriate...
An Outlaw and a Lady: A Memoir of Music, Life with Waylon,
Renowned songwriter, singer, and wife of Waylon Jennings writes an intimate, enormously entertaining memoir of American music, of life with Waylon and the Outlaws, and of faith lost and found....
From the moment Judi Dench appeared as a teenager in the York Mystery Plays it was clear that acting would be her career. Trained at London's Central School of Speech...
Apollinaire in the Great War, 1914-18
major literary figure in pre-war Paris, Guillaume Apollinaire volunteered for war in 1914, trained as an artilleryman and was posted in April 1915 to the Champagne front in northern France,...
Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversations
This wickedly candid memoir that Ava Gardner dared not publish during her lifetime offers a revealing self-portrait of the film legend’s life and loves in Hollywood’s golden age. “I EITHER...
BARBRA: THE WAY SHE IS: THE WAY SHE IS
Barbra is the brand-new biography of the ultimate showbusiness diva. Born in Brooklyn in 1942, Barbra Streisand has always been unshakably determined to excel in whatever she attempts, from singing...
Beauty, Disrupted: A Memoir
Throughouther career, supermodel and actress Carré Otis hasbeen celebrated for her striking physical beauty—but in this brazenly honestmemoir she revisits the ugliest parts of her past to reveal the events...
Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader
by : Brent Schlender, Rick Tetzeli, et al.
Between Friends: Perspectives on John Kenneth Galbraith
Fifteen original essays by eminent personalities in public life, journalism, economics, and the arts, written to honor the ninetieth birthday of one of the world's most famous economists The wide...
Blonde Ambition: The Untold Story Behind Anna Nicole Smith's Death
She was famous for being famous-Americana at its Scarlet Letter-wearing best. A bodacious young girl from Texas, Anna remade herself into the centerfold of the world. She was a "dumb...
"Sullivan has found the transcendent in the horse."--Sports Illustrated Winner of a 2004 Whiting Writers' Award One evening late in his life, veteran sportswriter Mike Sullivan was asked by his...
by : James Ursini Humphrey Bogart is a legend and an icon whose magic has not dissipated with time. The wounded tough guy image Bogart molded over the decades of...
by : F. X. Feeney He's the most self-invented man in movies, this side of Charlie Chaplin. Like Chaplin, Cary Grant grew up poor, trained as an acrobat, and brims...
by : Ian Kelly A sheer testament to the power of the written word. ( The New York Times ) Giacomo Casanova's energy was dazzling. He made and lost fortunes,...
Chuck Close: Life
This is the first book to tell the inspiring story of near tragedy and ultimate triumph behind the dazzling work of one of today's most respected and best-loved artists. Chuck...
Coming to My Senses: The Making of a Counterculture Cook
by : Alice Waters
In a chest of drawers bequeathed by his grandmother, Randal Keynes discovered a child's writing case, which had been in his family for generations. The case belonged to Annie, Charles...
Be honest, asked to change your hairdresser or doctor, which would you choose? Exactly. Hairdressers have become an extension of our social circle; we talk to them for hours, we...
Dad Was a Carpenter: Blueprints for a Meaningful Life
Returning home, Kenny Kemp raised the heavy garage door and began going through forty years of his father's accumulated materials and belongings. It was four months after his father's...
Derek Jarman: A Biography
Englands most controversial filmmaker and director, Derek Jarman was also a gifted writer, artist, gardener, designer, and an outspoken AIDS and queer rights activist. Jarmans story stretches from his childhood...
Diary of a Mad Diva
Following up the phenomenal success of her headline-making New York Times bestseller I Hate Everyone...Starting With Me, the unstoppable Joan Rivers is at it again. When her daughter Melissa gives...
Different Every Time: The Authorized Biography of Robert Wyatt
obert Wyatt started out as the drummer and singer for Soft Machine, who shared a residency at Middle Earth with Pink Floyd and toured America with the Jimi Hendrix Experience....
Eleanor of Aquitaine: Queen of the Troubadours
A comprehensive view of the mythical and historic significance of the great medieval queen - Explains that courtly love was not a platonic and intellectual affectation but an initiatic process...
LARGE PRINT For more than six decades she has been part of our lives. An American icon, Elizabeth Taylor has been surrounded by fame and notoriety since childhood. Now acclaimed...
Elizabeth in the Garden: A Story of Love, Rivalry and Spectacular Design
Lord Robert Dudley, Queen Elizabeth I's lover, and Sir William Cecil, her chief political adviser, were the most powerful men in the country. As their rivalry intensified, they competed by...
Elizabeth Taylor: The Lady, the Lover, the Legend 1932-2011
From her fairytale childhood to her impressive array of movies and marriages, Elizabeth Taylor's life, both on and off the screen, has enchanted, saddened, appalled, and entertained us for the...
Elizabeth the Queen
From New York Times bestselling author Sally Bedell Smith comes a magisterial new biography of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, one of the world's most fascinating, enigmatic, and admired women. Sally...
Eternal Troubadour: The Improbable Life Of Tiny Tim
The first major biography of one of the most fascinating yet misunderstood figures in American popular music, drawing on dozens of exclusive interviews, never-before-seen diaries, and years of original research....
Eucalyptus Obliqua episodes of dispersals
by : akram al deek Pregnant with razor insights, this book invites you on an expedition of self-revision, rethinking who we are, and pushing the parameters of literature through lucid...
Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace
he first biography of the most influential writer of his generation, David Foster Wallace David Foster Wallace was the leading literary light of his era, a man who not only...