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Sally Ride

by Lynn Sherr Simon & Schuster (June 03, 2014)

The definitive biography of Sally Ride, America’s first woman in space, with exclusive insights from Ride’s family and partner, by the ABC reporter who covered NASA during its transformation from a test-pilot...


I Forgot to Remember

by Su Meck & Daniel de Vise Simon & Schuster (February 04, 2014)

The courageous memoir of a woman who was robbed of all her memories by a traumatic brain injury—and her more than twenty-five-year struggle to reclaim her life: “[A tale] of triumph in the search for identity”...


Falling Apart in One Piece

by Stacy Morrison Simon & Schuster (April 01, 2010)

• A compelling memoir: Just when Stacy Morrison thought she had it all, her husband of ten years announced that he wanted a divorce. She was left alone with a new house that needed lots of work, a new baby...


I Know Where I'm Going

by Charlotte Chandler Simon & Schuster (March 02, 2010)

• The private Hepburn in her own words: Katharine Hepburn draws on a series of interviews Chandler conducted with the actress during the 1970s and 1980s. Chandler also interviewed director George Cukor; Hepburn...


It Seemed Important at the Time

by Gloria Vanderbilt Simon & Schuster (September 28, 2004)

An elegant, witty, frank, touching, and deeply personal account of the loves both great and fleeting in the life of one of America's most celebrated and fabled women.

Born to great wealth yet kept a virtual...


Rowing the Atlantic

by Roz Savage Simon & Schuster (October 06, 2009)

STUCK IN A corporate job rut and faced with an unraveling marriage at the age of thirty-six, Roz Savage sat down one night and wrote two versions of her own obituary -- the one that she wanted and the one she...


Mary Poppins, She Wrote: The Life of P. L. Travers

by Valerie Lawson Simon & Schuster (December 03, 2013)

THE ONLY TRUE STORY BEHIND THE CREATOR OF MARY POPPINS

The remarkable life of P.L. Travers, the creator of Mary Poppins—perfect for fans of the movie Mary Poppins Returns and the original Disney classic!

“An...


A Life of Barbara Stanwyck: Steel-True 1907-1940

by Victoria Wilson Simon & Schuster (November 12, 2013)

“860 glittering pages” (Janet Maslin, The New York Times): The first volume of the full-scale astonishing life of one of our greatest screen actresses; her work, her world, her Hollywood through an American...


Daughter of Empire

by Pamela Hicks Simon & Schuster (September 03, 2013)

“Lady Pamela Hicks’s joyously entertaining new memoir, arguably the poshest book that ever has or will be written” (Newsweek), is a privileged glimpse into the lives and loves of some of the twentieth...


A Girl Named Lovely

by Catherine Porter Simon & Schuster (February 26, 2019)

An insightful and uplifting memoir about a young Haitian girl in post-earthquake Haiti, and the profound, life-changing effect she had on one journalist's life.

In January 2010, a devastating earthquake struck...


On Being 40(ish)

by Lindsey Mead Simon & Schuster (February 05, 2019)

“Like a pep talk from your big sister, favorite cousin and wise best friend. These 15 smart, funny women expertly capture what it's like to get older... A must read for anyone 40ish or beyond.” —Joanna...


Mr. President, How Long Must We Wait?

by Tina Cassidy Simon & Schuster (March 05, 2019)

In this “heroic narrative” (The Wall Street Journal), discover the inspiring and timely account of the complex relationship between leading suffragist Alice Paul and President Woodrow Wilson in her fight...


Holding on to Normal

by Alana Somerville Simon & Schuster (May 01, 2018)

A compelling memoir about trying to live meaningfully with illness and triumph beyond it, by breast cancer survivor Alana Somerville, a teacher and mother of two young children.

I looked at all the sick people...


Eunice

by Eileen McNamara Simon & Schuster (April 03, 2018)

In this “revelation” of a biography (USA TODAY), a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist examines the life and times of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, arguing she left behind the Kennedy family’s most profound...


Getting Off

by Erica Garza Simon & Schuster (January 09, 2018)

“Erica Garza has written a riveting, can’t-look-away memoir of a life lived hardcore…In an era when predatory male sexual behavior has finally become a topic of urgent national discourse…Getting Off...


Dear World: A Syrian Girl's Story of War and Plea for Peace

by Bana Alabed Simon & Schuster (October 03, 2017)

“A story of love and courage amid brutality and terror, this is the testimony of a child who has endured the unthinkable.” —J.K. Rowling

“I’m very afraid I will die tonight.” —Bana Alabed, Twitter,...


The Bright Hour

by Nina Riggs Simon & Schuster (June 06, 2017)

* INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER *

“Stunning…heartrending…this year’s When Breath Becomes Air.” —Nora Krug, The Washington Post

“Beautiful and haunting.” —Matt McCarthy, MD, USA TODAY

“Deeply...


The Hot One

by Carolyn Murnick Simon & Schuster (August 01, 2017)

A true-crime, coming-of-age story with a tragic twist: a New York editor’s quest to uncover the truth about the brutal murder of her wild and seductive friend in a “riveting…and thoughtful examination...


Daring to Drive

by Manal al-Sharif Simon & Schuster (June 13, 2017)

“A vital, inspiring book” (O, The Oprah Magazine): a ferociously intimate memoir by a devout woman from a modest family in Saudi Arabia who became the unexpected leader of the courageous movement that won...


Where I Live Now: A Journey through Love and Loss to Healing and Hope

by Sharon Butala Simon & Schuster (April 04, 2017)

An intimate and uplifting book about finding renewal and hope through grief and loss.

“It was a terrible life; it was an enchanted life; it was a blessed life. And, of course, one day it ended.” —Sharon...


Muslim Girl: A Coming of Age

by Amani Al-Khatahtbeh Simon & Schuster (October 18, 2016)

In this New York Times Editor’s Pick, the brilliant founder of MuslimGirl.com shares her harrowing and candid account of what it’s like to be a young Muslim woman in the wake of 9/11, during the never-ending...


On Her Trail

by John Dickerson Simon & Schuster (October 17, 2006)

Before Barbara Walters, before Katie Couric, there was Nancy Dickerson. The first female member of the Washington TV news corps, Nancy was the only woman covering many of the most iconic events of the sixties....


The Treehouse

by Naomi Wolf Simon & Schuster (April 26, 2005)

Bestselling author Naomi Wolf was brought up to believe that happiness is something that can be taught -- and learned. In this magical book, Naomi shares the enduring wisdom of her father, Leonard Wolf, a poet...


Michelle

by Liza Mundy Simon & Schuster (October 07, 2008)

She can be funny and sharp-tongued, warm and blunt, empathic and demanding. Who is the woman Barack Obama calls "the boss"? In Michelle, Washington Post writer Liza Mundy paints a revealing and intimate portrait,...


The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio

by Terry Ryan & Suze Orman Simon & Schuster (September 02, 2005)

The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio introduces Evelyn Ryan, an enterprising woman who kept poverty at bay with wit, poetry, and perfect prose during the "contest era" of the 1950s and 1960s.

Stepping back into...


Five Sisters

by James Fox Simon & Schuster (February 21, 2001)

The author of the bestseller White Mischief tells the story of the beautiful Langhorne sisters, who lived at the Pinnacle of high and powerful society from the end of the Civil War through the Second World War....


Madonna

by J. Randy Taraborrelli Simon & Schuster (September 27, 2001)

Madonna!

Megastar. Lover. Mother. Opportunist. Chameleon. Role model.

She's all of these things...and more.

Yet, who is she, really?

In Madonna: An Intimate Biography, author J. Randy Taraborrelli's scrupulously...


Elizabeth Taylor

by Kitty Kelley Simon & Schuster (April 15, 2011)

“Shimmering in blue sequins and periwinkle eye shadow, Elizabeth Taylor strode onto the stage of the Mark Hellinger Theater to present the 1981 Antoinette Perry Award for Broadway’s best musical…As she...


Augusta, Gone

by Martha Tod Dudman Simon & Schuster (April 08, 2001)

"I'm not telling you where I am. Don't try to find me."

Remember Go Ask Alice? Augusta, Gone is the memoir Alice's mother never wrote. A single parent, Martha Tod Dudman is sure she is giving her two children...


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...


Jo Malone

by Jo Malone Simon & Schuster (November 29, 2016)

Known around the world for her eponymous brand of fragrances and her latest venture, Jo Loves, Jo Malone tells the “inspiring, courageous, and brutally honest” (Nylon) story of her rise from humble beginnings...


A Covert Affair

by Jennet Conant Simon & Schuster (April 05, 2011)

Bestselling author Jennet Conant brings us a stunning account of Julia and Paul Child’s experiences as members of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in the Far East during World War II and the tumultuous...


Hoda

by Hoda Kotb Simon & Schuster (October 12, 2010)

SHE’S JUST LIKE THE REST OF US : overstuffed purse, always losing keys, high-maintenance hair, snack guilt after an evening binge. But she’s something different, too.

Hoda Kotb grew up in two cultures—one...


My Own Words

by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Mary Hartnett & Wendy W. Williams Simon & Schuster (October 04, 2016)

The New York Times bestselling book from Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—“a comprehensive look inside her brilliantly analytical, entertainingly wry mind, revealing the fascinating life of one...


Unorthodox

by Deborah Feldman Simon & Schuster (February 14, 2012)

The instant New York Times bestselling memoir of a young Jewish woman’s escape from a religious sect, in the tradition of Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Infidel and Carolyn Jessop’s Escape, featuring a new epilogue...


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...


They're Playing Our Song

by Carole Bayer Sager Simon & Schuster (October 18, 2016)

A New York Times bestseller from Grammy and Academy Award–winning songwriter Carole Bayer Sager shares “a delightful and funny tell-all crammed with famous names and famous songs” (Steve Martin), from...


Young and Damned and Fair: The Life of Catherine Howard, Fifth Wife of King Henry VIII

by Gareth Russell Simon & Schuster (April 04, 2017)

Written with an exciting combination of narrative flair and historical authority, this biography of Henry VIII’s fifth wife, Catherine Howard, is “a stunning achievement” (The Sunday Times, London), and...


Around the Way Girl

by Taraji P. Henson & Denene Millner Simon & Schuster (October 11, 2016)

From Taraji P. Henson, Academy Award nominee, Golden Globe winner, and star of the award-winning film Hidden Figures, comes an inspiring and funny memoir—“a bona fide hit” (Essence)—about family, friends,...


Freedom

by Jaycee Dugard Simon & Schuster (July 12, 2016)

In the follow-up to her #1 bestselling memoir, A Stolen Life, Jaycee Dugard tells the story of her first experiences after years in captivity: the joys that accompanied her newfound freedom and the challenges...


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...


Marlene

by Charlotte Chandler Simon & Schuster (March 29, 2011)

In Marlene, the legendary Hollywood icon is vividly brought to life, based on a series of conversations with the star herself and with others who knew her well. In the mid-1970s Charlotte Chandler spoke with...


Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

by Harriet Jacobs Simon & Schuster (March 01, 2016)

Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is one of the most compelling accounts of slavery and one of the most unique of the one hundred or so slave narratives -- mostly written by men -- published...


The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe

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

This “lively biography” (The New Yorker) is the first to tell the story of Julia Ward Howe as a powerful feminist pioneer.

Julia Ward (1819-1910) was an heiress who married a handsome accomplished doctor...


It's Always Something

by Gilda Radner Simon & Schuster (June 02, 2015)

To honor the twentieth anniversary of beloved comedienne Gilda Radner’s death from ovarian cancer comes a commemo- rative edition of her memoir, It’s Always Something—featuring a newly updated resource...


The Story

by Judith Miller Simon & Schuster (April 07, 2015)

Judith Miller—star reporter for The New York Times, foreign correspondent in some of the most dangerous locations, Pulitzer Prize winner, and longest jailed correspondent for protecting her sources—turns...


A Stolen Life: A Memoir

by Jaycee Dugard Simon & Schuster (July 12, 2011)

In the summer of 1991 I was a normal kid. I did normal things. I had friends and a mother who loved me. I was just like you. Until the day my life was stolen.

For eighteen years I was a prisoner. I was an object...