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Give War and Peace a Chance

by Andrew D. Kaufman Simon & Schuster (May 20, 2014)

"This lively appreciation of one of the most intimidating and massive novels ever written should persuade many hesitant readers to try scaling the heights of War and Peace sooner rather than later" (Publishers...

Signed, Sealed, Delivered

by Nina Sankovitch Simon & Schuster (April 15, 2014)

The author of the much-admired Tolstoy and the Purple Chair goes on a quest through the history of letters and her own personal correspondence to discover and celebrate what is special about the handwritten...

Know the Night

by Maria Mutch Simon & Schuster (February 19, 2014)

A transcendent memoir by poet Maria Mutch about the distances that can form between people who should be the closest of all--husband and wife, parent and child, lifelong friends and partners.

Unfolding over the...

Lighting Out for the Territory

by Roy Jr. Morris Simon & Schuster (March 02, 2010)

In the very last paragraph of Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the title character gloomily reckons that it's time "to light out for the Territory ahead of the rest." Tom Sawyer's Aunt Sally is trying...

Walter Benjamin at the Dairy Queen

by Larry Mcmurtry Simon & Schuster (June 01, 2010)

In a lucid, brilliant work of nonfiction -- as close to an autobiography as his readers are likely to get -- Larry McMurtry has written a family portrait that also serves as a larger portrait of Texas itself,...

No Laughing Matter

by Joseph Heller & Speed Vogel Simon & Schuster (December 15, 2004)

An uproarious and frank memoir of illness and recovery, No Laughing Matter is a story of friendship and recuperation from the author of the classic Catch-22.

It all began one typical day in the life of Joe Heller....

Norman Mailer: A Double Life

by J. Michael Lennon Simon & Schuster (October 15, 2013)

The "glorious...sweeping, full-scale biography" of Norman Mailer, the famous novelist, journalist, and public figure: "There's not a paragraph in this enormous book that doesn't contain a nugget of something...


by David Shields & Shane Salerno Simon & Schuster (September 03, 2013)

Based on eight years of exhaustive research and exclusive interviews with more than 200 people--and published in coordination with the international theatrical release of a major documentary film from the Weinstein...

Hothouse: The Art of Survival and the Survival of Art at America's Most Celebrated Publishing House, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux

by Boris Kachka Simon & Schuster (August 06, 2013)

"Mad Men for the literary world." --Junot Díaz

Farrar, Straus and Giroux is arguably the most influential publishing house of the modern era. Home to an unrivaled twenty-five Nobel Prize winners and generation-defining...

This Generation: Dispatches from China's Most Popular Literary Star (and Race Car Driver)

by Han Han Simon & Schuster (October 09, 2012)

For those who follow Chinese affairs, Han Han is as controversial as they come--an irreverent singer, sports celebrity, and satirist whose brilliant blogs and books have made him a huge celebrity with more than...

Mother Winter

by Sophia Shalmiyev Simon & Schuster (February 12, 2019)

"Lyrical and emotionally gutting." --O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE

“Intellectually satisfying [and] artistically profound.” --KIRKUS REVIEWS (STARRED REVIEW)


“Vividly awesome...

My Young Life

by Frederic Tuten Simon & Schuster (March 05, 2019)

“A love song to a lost New York” (New York magazine) from novelist, essayist, and critic Frederic Tuten as he recalls his personal and artistic coming-of-age in 1950s New York City, a defining period that...

In Other Words

by Anna Porter Simon & Schuster (September 25, 2018)

In Other Words is a lively, charming, gossipy memoir of life in the publishing trenches and how one restlessly curious young woman sparked a creative awakening in a new country she chose to call home.

“We need...

How to Murder Your Life

by Cat Marnell Simon & Schuster (January 31, 2017)

From the New York Times bestselling author and former beauty editor Cat Marnell, a “vivid, maddening, heartbreaking, very funny, chaotic” (The New York Times) memoir of prescription drug addiction and self-sabotage,...

The Bill from My Father

by Bernard Cooper Simon & Schuster (January 31, 2006)

Bernard Cooper's new memoir is searing, soulful, and filled with uncommon psychological nuance and laugh-out-loud humor. Like Tobias Wolff's This Boy's Life, Cooper's account of growing up and coming to terms...

Beautiful People

by Simon Doonan Simon & Schuster (April 14, 2009)

A wickedly funny memoir with echoes of David Sedaris and Augusten Burroughs, Beautiful People (originally published in hardcover as Nasty) is now a BBC comedy hit series from the producer of Ab Fab and The Office...

Her Own Woman

by Diane Jacobs Simon & Schuster (August 06, 2001)

Pioneering eighteenth-century feminist Mary Wollstonecraft lived a life as radical as her vision of a fairer world. She overcame great disadvantages -- poverty (her abusive, sybaritic father squandered the family...

No More Words

by Reeve Lindbergh Simon & Schuster (October 15, 2002)

In 1999 Anne Morrow Lindbergh, the famed aviator and author, moved from her home in Connecticut to the farm in Vermont where her daughter, Reeve, and Reeve's family live.

Mrs. Lindbergh was in her nineties...

The Night of the Gun

by David Carr Simon & Schuster (August 05, 2008)

From David Carr (1956-2015), the "undeniably brilliant and dogged journalist" (Entertainment Weekly) and author of the instant New York Times bestseller that the Chicago Sun-Times called "a compelling tale of...

Kitchen Privileges

by Mary Higgins Clark Simon & Schuster (November 19, 2002)

Angela's Ashes comes home to the Bronx in a brilliant, touching, charming, and bittersweet account of a childhood during the Depression from America's Queen of Suspense.

Mary Higgins Clark's memoir begins with...

Early Bird

by Rodney Rothman Simon & Schuster (April 26, 2005)

Everyone says they would like to retire early, but Rodney Rothman actually did it -- forty years early. Burnt out, he decides at the age of twenty-eight to get an early start on his golden years. He travels...

Kay Thompson

by Sam Irvin Simon & Schuster (November 02, 2010)

Kay Thompson's larger-than-life story is an effervescent toast to show business with a shot of Auntie Mame and a twist of The Devil Wears Prada.

A multi-threat entertainer and a world-class eccentric, Kay Thompson...

Without You

by Anthony Rapp Simon & Schuster (October 31, 2006)

The New York Times bestselling memoir of Anthony Rapp, star of Broadway's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Rent.

Anthony Rapp had a special feeling about Jonathan Larson's rock musical Rent as early as his first...

The Christmas Box Miracle

by Richard Paul Evans Simon & Schuster (December 06, 2001)

Since it was first published, more than seven million people have been touched by the magic of The Christmas Box, a holiday classic that is as beloved in our time as A Christmas Carol was in Dickens's.

When New...

Literary Life

by Larry Mcmurtry Simon & Schuster (June 01, 2010)

o A critically acclaimed memoirist: McMurtry's nonfiction works, including his most recent memoir, Books , have received rave reviews from readers and critics alike. In this follow-up to Books , McMurtry explores...

Recipes for a Beautiful Life

by Rebecca Barry Simon & Schuster (April 07, 2015)

Writing with "a delicate, beautiful balance of wit and yearning" (#1 New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert), Rebecca Barry's poignant take on creativity, marriage, and motherhood will make you...

Pearl Buck in China

by Hilary Spurling Simon & Schuster (June 01, 2010)

One of the twentieth century's most extraordinary Americans, Pearl Buck was the first person to make China accessible to the West.


She recreated the lives of ordinary Chinese people in The Good Earth, an overnight...

Contested Will

by James Shapiro Simon & Schuster (April 06, 2010)

For more than two hundred years after William Shakespeare's death, no one doubted that he had written his plays. Since then, however, dozens of candidates have been proposed for the authorship of what is generally...


by Donald Sturrock Simon & Schuster (September 14, 2010)


In his lifetime Roald Dahl pushed...

Louisa May Alcott

by Susan Cheever Simon & Schuster (November 02, 2010)

Louisa May Alcott never intended to write Little Women. She had dismissed her publisher's pleas for such a novel. Written out of necessity to support her family, the book had an astounding success that changed...

Fear and Loathing in America

by Hunter S. Thompson Simon & Schuster (September 27, 2011)

From the king of "Gonzo" journalism and bestselling author who brought you Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas comes another astonishing volume of letters by Hunter S. Thompson.

Brazen, incisive, and outrageous as...

Yossarian Slept Here

by Erica Heller Simon & Schuster (August 23, 2011)

THROUGHOUT ERICA HELLER'S LIFE, when people learned that Joseph Heller was her father, they often remarked, "How terrific!" But was there a catch? Like his most famous work, her father was a study in contradictions:...

More, Now, Again

by Elizabeth Wurtzel Simon & Schuster (November 01, 2007)

I crush up my pills and snort them like dust. They are my sugar. They are the sweetness in the days that have none. They drip through me like tupelo honey. Then they are gone. Then I need more. I always need...


by Laurence Bergreen Simon & Schuster (November 01, 2016)

“Sexy, surprising, funny, insightful, and wildly entertaining” (Huffington Post)--the definitive biography of Giacomo Casanova, the impoverished boy who became the famous writer, notorious libertine, and...

Summer of Deliverance

by Christopher Dickey Simon & Schuster (October 12, 2010)

Summer of Deliverance is a powerful and moving memoir of anger, love, and reconciliation between a son and his father. Hailed as a literary genius of his generation, James Dickey created his art and lived his...

The Story of My Life

by Helen Keller Simon & Schuster (July 17, 2014)

Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers...

No Heroes

by Chris Offutt Simon & Schuster (February 16, 2016)

From the critically acclaimed author of the novel The Good Brother and memoir My Father the Pornographer comes the unforgettable memoir No Heroes. "If you haven't read Chris Offutt, you've missed an accomplished...

Party Monster

by James St. James Simon & Schuster (August 11, 1999)

When Party Monster was first published, it created a storm of controversy for its startlingly vivid, strikingly fresh, and outrageous depiction of the hedonistic world of the 90s New York City club kids, for...

The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe

by Elaine Showalter Simon & Schuster (March 08, 2016)

A “lively biography” (The New Yorker) of Julia Ward Howe, the powerful feminist pioneer and author of the Civil War anthem, “Battle Hymn of the Republic.”

Julia Ward (1819-1910) was an heiress who married...

Who Wrote Shakespeare?

by James Shapiro Simon & Schuster (August 23, 2011)

This ebook is an excerpt from Contested Will by James Shapiro, and originally appeared as the last section titled "Shakespeare."  In this chapter, Shapiro succintly and eloquently makes the case for why no...

The Millionaire and the Bard: Henry Folger's Obsessive Hunt for Shakespeare's First Folio

by Andrea Mays Simon & Schuster (May 12, 2015)

The miraculous and romantic story of Shakespeare's First Folio, and of the American industrialist whose thrilling pursuit of the book became a lifelong obsession: "Mays's narrative is so fast-moving, and peppered...

B & Me

by J.C. Hallman Simon & Schuster (March 10, 2015)

"A love letter to the book as a physical object, a source of intellectual ardor, and a form of emotional salvation" (Salon)--and a nod to U and I, Nicholson Baker's classic memoir about John Updike--from an...