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Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading

by Nina Sankovitch HarperCollins e-books (June 07, 2011)

“NinaSankovitch has crafted a dazzling memoir that remindsus of the most primal function of literature-to heal, to nurture and to connectus to our truest selves." —Thrity Umrigar, author of The Space Between...

My Year with Eleanor: A Memoir

by Noelle Hancock HarperCollins e-books (June 07, 2011)

“I honestly loved this book.”

—Jim Norton, New York Times bestselling author of I Hate Your Guts

“Eleanor taught Noelle that, first and foremost, Courage Takes Practice. Her yearlong quest to face her...

Obama: The Historic Campaign in Photographs

by Deborah Willis & Kevin Merida HarperCollins e-books (May 17, 2011)

Through 150 striking color photographs, Obama: The Historic Campaign in Photographs charts the road to Barack Obama's nomination as the first African American to lead the presidential ticket of a major party....

Pretty Good for a Girl: The Autobiography of a Snowboarding Pioneer

by Tina Basich & Kathleen Gasperini HarperCollins e-books (May 24, 2011)

When Tina Basich grabbed her rented snowboard and headed to the mountains in Lake Tahoe, snowboarding wasn't even considered a sport . . . yet. It was the beginning, and could have easily gone the way of many...

Death Clutch: My Story of Determination, Domination, and Survival

by Brock Lesnar HarperCollins e-books (May 24, 2011)

The “baddest man on the planet,” undisputed, three-time WWE Champion and current UFC World Heavyweight Champion, Brock Lesner, shares his true personal story of determination, domination, and survival in...

Rockers and Rollers: A Full-Throttle Memoir

by Brian Johnson HarperCollins e-books (May 24, 2011)

From PinkCadillac to Low Rider to Little Red Corvette, rock music hasalways had a racy love affair with cars. And AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson isnot only a rock legend, second-to-none at infusing razor-sharp...

The Ballad of Bob Dylan: A Portrait

by Daniel Mark Epstein HarperCollins e-books (May 03, 2011)

Drawing on revelatory interviews, a rich analysis oflyrics, and a lifelong study of one of the greatest songwriters of our time,Daniel Mark Epstein delivers a singular, nuanced, and insightful examination ofBob...

An Accidental Sportswriter: A Memoir

by Robert Lipsyte HarperCollins e-books (May 03, 2011)

Celebrated sports journalist Robert Lipsyte—the New York Times’ longtime lead sports columnist—mines pure gold from his long and very eventful career to bring readers a memoir like no other. An enthralling...

Girls Like Us: Fighting for a World Where Girls Are Not for Sale, an Activist Finds Her Calling and Heals Herself

by Rachel Lloyd HarperCollins e-books (April 19, 2011)

"Powerfully raw, deeply moving, and utterly authentic. Rachel Lloyd has turned a personal atrocity into triumph and is nothing less than a true hero.... Never again will you look at young girls on the street...

The Anti-Romantic Child: A Story of Unexpected Joy

by Priscilla Gilman HarperCollins e-books (April 19, 2011)

The Anti-Romantic Child is remarkable. This haunting and lyrical memoir will be an invaluable and heartening guide to all who find themselves in similar situations and indeed anyone confronting an unforeseen...


by Diana Vreeland HarperCollins e-books (April 19, 2011)

“An evening with D.V. is almost as marvelous as an evening with D.V. [herself]—same magic, same spontaneity and, above all, never a boring moment.”

—Bill Blass

D.V. is the mesmerizing autobiography of...

The EveryGirl’s Guide to Life

by Maria Menounos HarperCollins e-books (April 19, 2011)

Raised by working-class immigrant parents and later exposed to Hollywood's most elite experts in every field, Access Hollywood's, Today's, and Nightly News's reporter Maria Menounos reveals her EveryGirl secrets...

A Helluva High Note: Surviving Life, Love, and American Idol

by Kara Dioguardi HarperCollins e-books (April 26, 2011)

Over the years, award-winning hitmaker, savvy record executive,  successful music publisher and former American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi has worked with the best.  Her songs have been recorded by such superstars...

The Story of the Trapp Family Singers

by Maria A. Trapp HarperCollins e-books (March 22, 2011)

With nearly 1,500 Broadway performances, six Tony Awards, more than three million albums sold, and five Academy Awards, The Sound of Music, based on the lives of Maria, the baron, and their singing children,...

King of the Night: The Life of Johnny Carson

by Laurence Leamer HarperCollins e-books (March 29, 2011)

A candid, unauthorized portrait of Johnny Carson draws on the observations of ex-wives, paramours, colleagues, family, and friends to provide a close-up study of America's most famous talk-show host.

Long Shot: My Bipolar Life and the Horses Who Saved Me

by Sylvia Harris HarperCollins e-books (March 08, 2011)

Combine Seabiscuit with Manic—throw in a touch of HBO’s “Temple Grandin”—and you get Long Shot, a truly remarkable memoir by Sylvia Harris. A single mother of three, Harris was crippled by bipolar...

The Dressmaker of Khair Khana

by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon HarperCollins e-books (March 15, 2011)

The New York Times bestseller, written by a former reporter for ABC News, that People magazine called “a transporting, enlightening book” tells the story of a fearless young entrepreneur who brought hope...

Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock

by Sammy Hagar HarperCollins e-books (March 15, 2011)

Sammy Hagar—legendary lead singer of Van Halen, founder of the Cabo Wabo Tequila brand, and one of rock music’s most notoriously successful performers—tells his unforgettable story in this one-of-a-kind...

Sons of Camelot: The Fate of an American Dynasty

by Laurence Leamer HarperCollins e-books (February 22, 2011)

One of Bobby Kennedy's first acts after JFK's assassination was to write a letter to his eldest son, reminding him of the obligations of his name. Bobby sent the letter to eleven-year-old Joe, but the message...

Kate: The Making of a Princess

by Claudia Joseph HarperCollins e-books (February 15, 2011)

Kate by Claudia Joseph, is a true-life fairy tale: the biography of Kate Middleton, Princess-in-Waiting, who is quite possibly poised to be the next Queen of England. The extraordinary Cinderella story of the...

Against All Odds: A Life from Hardship to Hope

by Senator Scott Brown HarperCollins e-books (February 21, 2011)

Against All Odds is the extraordinary personal story of the man who rose up to meet the challenge of terrific opposition and become one of America's most promising new political figures—Senator Scott Brown....

Big in China: My Unlikely Adventure Raising a Family, Playing the Blues, and Reinventing Myself in Beijing

by Alan Paul HarperCollins e-books (March 01, 2011)

"What a romp….Alan Paul walked the walk, preaching the blues in China. Anyone who doubts that music is bigger than words needs to read this great tale." Gregg Allman


"An absolute love story. In his embrace...

Ascent: The Spiritual And Physical Quest Of Lege

by Laurence Leamer HarperCollins e-books (February 22, 2011)

Willi Unsoeld, a legend among mountaineers--a man whom Bill Moyers calls one of the few giants he has ever met--fearlessly challenged the world's highest peaks and inspired a generation of climbers with his...

With Malice Toward None: The Life of Abraham Lincoln

by Stephen B. Oates HarperCollins e-books (June 30, 2009)

“Full, fair, and accurate. . . . Certainly the most objective biography of Lincoln ever written.” —Pulitzer Prize-winner David Herbert Donald, New York Times Book Review

From preeminent Civil War historian...

I Love You And I'm Leaving You Anyway: A Memoir

by Tracy McMillan HarperCollins e-books (April 13, 2010)

Television writer Tracy McMillan’s comic literary road trip into the heart and soul of her relationship with her father—a convicted pimp, drug dealer, and felon—and what it has meant for her relationships...

Forty Minutes of Hell: The Extraordinary Life of Nolan Richardson

by Rus Bradburd HarperCollins e-books (February 09, 2010)

“Nolan Richardson’s extraordinary life and success as the University of Arkansas’ coach are an important chapter in the history of our country’s struggle for racial equality, with all the excitement...

Devotion: A Memoir

by Dani Shapiro HarperCollins e-books (January 26, 2010)

Devotion’s biggest triumph is its voice: funny and unpretentious, concrete and earthy—appealing to skeptics and believers alike. This is a gripping, beautiful story.” —Jennifer Egan, author of The...

The Autobiography of Mark Twain

by Charles Neider HarperCollins e-books (January 18, 2011)

Due to copyright restrictions, this eBook may not contain all of the images available in the print edition."Mark Twain's autobiography is a classic of American letters, to be ranked with the autobiographies...

A Widow's Story

by Joyce Carol Oates HarperCollins e-books (February 15, 2011)

Unlike anything Joyce Carol Oates has written before, A Widow’s Story is the universally acclaimed author’s poignant, intimate memoir about the unexpected death of Raymond Smith, her husband of forty-six...

Heat Wave: The Life and Career of Ethel Waters

by Donald Bogle HarperCollins e-books (February 08, 2011)

“Mr. Bogle continues to be our most noted black-cinema historian.”

—Spike Lee

“Donald Bogle [is a] pioneering safe-keeper of the history of blacks in film.”


From Donald Bogle, author of the bestselling...

Zoya's Story: An Afghan Woman's Struggle for Freedom

by John Follain & Rita Cristofari HarperCollins e-books (February 15, 2011)

Kabul was always more beautiful in the snow. Even the piles of rotting rubbish in my street, the only source of food for the scrawny chickens and goats that our neighbors kept outside their mud houses, looked...

Downing Street Years

by Margaret Thatcher HarperCollins e-books (January 04, 2011)

This first volume of Margaret Thatcher's memoirs encompasses the whole of her time as Prime Minister - the formation of her goals in the early 1980s, the Falklands, the General Election victories of 1983 and...

Devil at My Heels

by Louis Zamperini & David Rensin HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

The bestselling autobiography of the legendary Louis Zamperini, hero of the blockbuster Unbroken.

A modern classic by an American legend, Devil at My Heels is the riveting and deeply personal memoir by U.S....

Quotable Kennedy's

by Bill Adler HarperCollins e-books (December 28, 2010)

The Kennedy name is synonymous with dignity, intelligence, and, of course, the ability to produce potent sound bites. This warm and nostalgic collection of quotes, collected by Kennedy specialist Bill Adler,...

Diana: A Portrait In Her Own Words

by Bill Adler HarperCollins e-books (December 28, 2010)

In between her fairy-tale wedding and her premature death, there lived the most beloved royal presence of our century, surely as multifaceted as any celebrity of our time. The radical twists and turns in her...

Bitch Is the New Black: A Memoir

by Helena Andrews HarperCollins e-books (June 01, 2010)

Strong, sassy, always surprising—and titled after a Saturday Night Live “Weekend Update” monologue by Tina Fey—Bitch Is the New Black is a deliciously addictive memoir-in-essays in which Helena Andrews...

Leonard Bernstein

by Burton Bernstein & Barbara Haws HarperCollins e-books (November 30, 2010)

One of the most gifted, celebrated, scrutinized, and criticized musicians in the second half of the twentieth century, Leonard Bernstein made his legendary conducting debut at the New York Philharmonic in 1943,...

Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia

by Michael Korda HarperCollins e-books (November 16, 2010)

From Michael Korda, author of the New York Times bestselling Eisenhower biography Ike and the captivating Battle of Britain book With Wings Like Eagles, comes the critically-acclaimed definitive biography of...

American Hunger

by Richard Wright HarperCollins e-books (November 30, 2010)

The compelling continuation of Richard Wright's great autobiographical work, Black Boy

Anyone who has read Richard Wright's Black Boy knows it to be one of the great American autobiographies. Covering Wright's...

The First Partner

by Joyce Milton HarperCollins e-books (November 16, 2010)

In 1998, Hillary Rodham Clinton became the most admired woman in America while also becoming the most visibly wronged wife in the world. Standing by her husband, President Bill Clinton, as she and the nation...

Blow by Blow: The Story of Isabella Blow

by Detmar Blow & Tom Sykes HarperCollins e-books (November 16, 2010)

“One of the most original and influential people of the twentieth century to me and many others.” —Alexander McQueen

With a career spanning thirty years in fashion, as an influential voice at Vogue, Tatler...

Possessed: The Life of Joan Crawford

by Donald Spoto HarperCollins e-books (November 09, 2010)

New York Times bestselling author Donald Spoto has already brilliantly explored the lives and careers of numerous Hollywood stars and entertainment icons—Grace Kelly, James Dean, Alfred Hitchcock, and Marilyn...

The Fire Inside

by Steve Delsohn HarperCollins e-books (October 26, 2010)

In the tradition of Mark Baker's Cops, more than 100 top firefighters describe the highs and lows of the world's most dangerous profession.

Fascinating and packed with emotion,The Fire Inside is a unique look...

The Red Hot Chili Peppers

by The Red Hot Chili Peppers HarperCollins e-books (October 19, 2010)

This is the book fans have been waiting for since Mother’s Milk and Blood Sugar Sex Magik first hit the charts: The first (and only!) official Red Hot Chili Peppers story—an oral and visual autobiography...

An Innocent, a Broad

by Ann Leary HarperCollins e-books (October 12, 2010)

When Ann Leary and her husband, then unknown actor-comedian Denis Leary, flew to London in the early nineties for a brief getaway during Ann's second trimester of pregnancy, neither anticipated the adventure...

Mistress of the Elgin Marbles: A Biography of Mary Nisbet, Countess of Elgin

by Susan Nagel HarperCollins e-books (October 19, 2010)

The remarkable Mary Nisbet was the Countess of Elgin in Romantic-era Scotland and the wife of the seventh Earl of Elgin. When Mary accompanied her husband to diplomatic duty in Turkey, she changed history. She...

The Good Life According to Hemingway

by A. E. Hotchner HarperCollins e-books (October 19, 2010)

In the fourteen years that A. E. Hotchner traveled with Ernest Hemingway, he collected a lifetime's worth of Hemingway's experiences, anecdotes, and observations on the backs of matchbooks, napkins, and slips...

The Governator

by Ian Halperin HarperCollins e-books (October 12, 2010)

From Muscle Beach to Hollywood superstar to The Governator—Ian Halperin, investigative journalist and # 1 New York Times bestselling author, reveals the untold story about the outsized and often outrageous...

The Last Face You'll Ever See

by Ivan Solotaroff HarperCollins e-books (October 12, 2010)

In fascinating detail, Ivan Solotaroff introduces us to the men who carry out executions. Although the emphasis is on the personal lives of these men and of those they have to put to death, The Last Face You'll...

Churchill Defiant: Fighting On: 1945-1955

by Barbara Leaming HarperCollins e-books (October 12, 2010)

New York Times bestselling biographer Barbara Leaming has written a riveting political dramaof the last ten years of Winston Churchill's public life.

In Churchill Defiant, Leaming tells the tumultuous behind-the-scenes...