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The Woman I Wanted to Be

by Diane Von Furstenberg Simon & Schuster (October 01, 2014)

One of the most influential, admired, and colorful women of our time: fashion designer and philanthropist Diane von Furstenberg tells the most personal stories from her life, about family, love, beauty and business:...


What I Learned When I Almost Died

by Chris Licht Simon & Schuster (May 24, 2011)

What do you learn when your brain goes pop?

Chris Licht had always been ambitious. When he was only nine years old, he tracked down an NBC correspondent while on vacation to solicit advice for a career in television....


Winners Dream

by Bill McDermott & Joanne Gordon Simon & Schuster (September 10, 2014)

A leadership and career manifesto told through the narrative of one of today’s most inspiring, admired, and successful global leaders.

In Winners Dream, Bill McDermott—the CEO of the world’s largest business...


Hyper

by Timothy Denevi Simon & Schuster (September 02, 2014)

The first book of its kind about what it’s like to be a child with ADHD, Hyper is a “haunting narrative that explores the world’s most scrutinized childhood condition from the inside out” (Nature) that...


Crash Course

by Kim Bearden Simon & Schuster (July 15, 2014)

The inspiring true story of how a group of inner city school kids taught their teacher how to overcome personal adversity and achieve success and happiness: “Kim Bearden’s message is one that should be heard...


Getting Life

by Michael Morton Simon & Schuster (July 08, 2014)

“A devastating and infuriating book, more astonishing than any legal thriller by John Grisham” (The New York Times) about a young father who spent twenty-five years in prison for a crime he did not commit…and...


Let the Tornado Come

by Rita Zoey Chin Simon & Schuster (June 24, 2014)

Hailed as a “clear-eyed book written with poetry and compassion” by The Boston Globe, Let the Tornado Come is the “lyrical debut memoir” (Kirkus Reviews) of a runaway child, the woman she became, and...


Take This Man: A Memoir

by Brando Skyhorse Simon & Schuster (April 30, 2014)

Named one of Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Books of 2014

One of NBC News’s 10 Best Latino Books of 2014

“A West Coast version of Augusten Burroughs’s Running With Scissors...A funny, shocking, generous-hearted...


I Heard My Country Calling

by James Webb Simon & Schuster (May 20, 2014)

In this brilliantly received memoir, former senator James Webb has outdone himself. It is rare in America that one individual is recognized for the highest levels of combat valor, as a respected member of the...


Delancey

by Molly Wizenberg Simon & Schuster (May 06, 2014)

The New York Times bestseller from the author of A Homemade Life and the blog Orangette about opening a restaurant with her new husband: “You’ll feel the warmth from this pizza oven...cheerfully honest...warm...


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...


A Mountain of Crumbs

by Elena Gorokhova Simon & Schuster (January 12, 2010)

Elena Gorokhova’s A Mountain of Crumbs is the moving story of a Soviet girl who discovers the truths adults are hiding from her and the lies her homeland lives by.

Elena’s country is no longer the majestic...


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”...


Hollywood

by Larry Mcmurtry Simon & Schuster (August 10, 2010)

"One thing I’ve always liked about Hollywood is its zip, or speed. The whole industry depends to some extent on talent spotting. The hundreds of agents, studio executives, and producers who roam the streets...


Books: A Memoir

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

Now in paperback, Larry McMurtry’s fascinating and surprisingly intimate memoir of his lifelong passion of buying, selling, and collecting rare antiquarian books: “a necessary and marvelous gift” (San...


I Was Born This Way

by Carl Bean & David Ritz Simon & Schuster (June 01, 2010)

In I Was Born This Way, Carl Bean, former Motown recording artist, noted AIDS activist, and founder of the Unity Fellowship of Christ Church in Los Angeles, shares his extraordinary personal journey from Baltimore...


Homeland

by George Obama & Damien Lewis Simon & Schuster (January 05, 2010)

Homeland is the remarkable memoir of George Obama, President Obama’s Kenyan half brother, who found the inspiration to strive for his goal—to better the lives of his own people—in his elder brother’s...


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...


Unremarried Widow: A Memoir

by Artis Henderson Simon & Schuster (October 03, 2013)

“A frank, poignant memoir about an unlikely marriage, a tragic death in Iraq, and the soul-testing work of picking up the pieces” (People) in the tradition of such powerful bestsellers as Joan Didion’s...


Promise Land: My Journey through America's Self-Help Culture

by Jessica Lamb-Shapiro Simon & Schuster (January 07, 2014)

“A funny yet surprisingly nuanced look at the legends and ideas of the self-help industry” (People, 3.5 stars), Promise Land explores the American devotion to self-improvement—even as the author attempts...


Imperfect Endings

by Zoe FitzGerald Carter Simon & Schuster (March 02, 2010)

Zoe Carter’s busy life on the West Coast with her husband and daughters takes an unexpected detour when her glamorous, independent-minded mother, Margaret, tired of living with Parkinson’s disease, decides...


Enemies of the People

by Kati Marton Simon & Schuster (October 20, 2009)

"You are opening a Pandora's box," Marton was warned when she filed for her family's secret police fi les in Budapest. But her family history -- during both the Nazi and the Communist periods -- was too full...


Heart of a Patriot

by Max Cleland & Ben Raines Simon & Schuster (October 06, 2009)

By the time he had reached middle age, Max Cleland thought he had nothing to live for. Vietnam had left him a triple amputee. He had lost his seat in the U.S. Senate, and in the grip of depression he had lost...


The Curse of the Labrador Duck

by Glen Chilton Simon & Schuster (September 08, 2009)

In an obsessive 82,000-mile quest for dead birds, how much trouble can one scientist get into?

Finally, the world's leading authority on the extinct Labrador Duck, Dr. Glen Chilton, shares the story of his...


A Homemade Life

by Molly Wizenberg Simon & Schuster (March 03, 2009)

When Molly Wizenberg's father died of cancer, everyone told her to go easy on herself, to hold off on making any major decisions for a while. But when she tried going back to her apartment in Seattle and returning...


AA Gill is Away

by A.A. Gill Simon & Schuster (November 01, 2007)

A. A. Gill is one of the most feared writers in London, noted--according to the New York Times--for his "rapier wit." Some even consider the mere assignment of a subject to Gill a hostile act. But when the notice...


Love Child: A Memoir of Family Lost and Found

by Allegra Huston Simon & Schuster (April 07, 2009)

When Allegra Huston was four years old, her mother was killed in a car crash. Soon afterward, she was introduced to an intimidating man wreathed in cigar smoke -- the legendary film director John Huston -- with...


Wishful Drinking

by Carrie Fisher Simon & Schuster (December 02, 2008)

The bestselling author of Postcards from the Edge comes clean (well, sort of) in her first-ever memoir, adapted from her one-woman Broadway hit show. Fisher reveals what it was really like to grow up a product...


Song of Spider-Man

by Glen Berger Simon & Schuster (November 05, 2013)

“One of the best literary works of this year” (Miami Herald-Tribune): The true story of a theatrical dream—or nightmare—come true…the making of the Spider-Man musical.

As you might imagine, writing...


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...


Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversations

by Peter Evans & Ava Gardner Simon & Schuster (July 02, 2013)

The wickedly candid New York Times bestesller that Ava Gardner dared not publish during her lifetime—“the heartbreaking memoir of the ultimate heartbreaker” (Philadelphia Inquirer).

Ava Gardner was one...


The Joker: A Memoir

by Andrew Hudgins Simon & Schuster (June 11, 2013)

This edition includes a packet of Andrew Hudgins's favorite jokes, plus original commentary by the author.

Since Andrew Hudgins was a child, he was a compulsive joke teller, so when he sat down to write about...


Kon-Tiki

by Thor Heyerdahl Simon & Schuster (May 07, 2013)

Now a major motion picture, Kon-Tiki is the record of Thor Heyerdahl’s astonishing three-month voyage across the Pacific.

Kon-Tiki is the record of an astonishing adventure -- a journey of 4,300 nautical miles...


I Can Barely Take Care of Myself: Tales From a Happy Life Without Kids

by Jen Kirkman Simon & Schuster (April 16, 2013)

In this instant New York Times bestseller that’s “boldly funny without being anti-mom” (In Touch), comedian and Chelsea Lately regular Jen Kirkman champions every woman’s right to follow her own path—even...


Carrie and Me: A Mother-Daughter Love Story

by Carol Burnett Simon & Schuster (April 09, 2013)

The New York Times bestselling memoir from legendary comedienne Carol Burnett is a “loving, poignant” (People) tribute to her eldest daughter, Carrie Hamilton.

The daughter of one of television’s most recognizable...


If It's Not One Thing, It's Your Mother

by Julia Sweeney Simon & Schuster (April 02, 2013)

“I took so long to assemble my lovely family. If only they would disappear.”

While Julia Sweeney is known as a talented comedienne and writer and performer of her one-woman shows, she is also a talented...


Ten Years Later: Six People Who Faced Adversity and Transformed Their Lives

by Hoda Kotb Simon & Schuster (January 15, 2013)

Now a New York Times bestseller, in Ten Years Later, Today show co-anchor Hoda Kotb tells the incredible stories of people who, when faced with impossibly challenging or tragic life situations, persevere—and...


War Journal: My Five Years in Iraq

by Richard Engel Simon & Schuster (November 13, 2012)

In the most dramatic and intimate account of battle reporting since Michael Herr's classic Dispatches, NBC News's award-winning Middle East Bureau Chief, Richard Engel, offers an unvarnished and often emotional...


From Scratch

by Tembi Locke Simon & Schuster (April 30, 2019)

A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A poignant and transporting cross-cultural love story set against the lush backdrop of the Sicilian countryside, where one woman discovers...


The Naked Truth

by Leslie Morgan Simon & Schuster (May 21, 2019)

“A formidable, addictive storyteller, Morgan provides a highly stimulating story of a midlife education in the messiness of modern sex and love. A steamy, liberating tale of self-exploration and self-love...


A Good American Family

by David Maraniss Simon & Schuster (May 14, 2019)

In a riveting book with powerful resonance today, Pulitzer Prize–winning author David Maraniss captures the pervasive fear and paranoia that gripped America during the Red Scare of the 1950s through the chilling...


Love & Courage

by Jagmeet Singh Simon & Schuster (April 23, 2019)

From the leader of Canada’s New Democratic Party—Jagmeet Singh—comes a personal and heartfelt story about family and overcoming adversity.

In October 2017, Jagmeet Singh was elected as the first visible...


To the Last Breath

by Francis Slakey Simon & Schuster (May 08, 2012)

A journey to the most extreme points on Earth and deep inside the human spirit

Before Georgetown physics professor Francis Slakey decided to climb the highest mountain on every continent and surf every ocean,...


Paris: A Love Story

by Kati Marton Simon & Schuster (August 14, 2012)

This is a memoir for anyone who has ever fallen in love in Paris, or with Paris.

PARIS: A LOVE STORY

is for anyone who has ever had their heart broken or their life upended.

In this remarkably honest and candid...


The Incredible True Story of Blondy Baruti

by Blondy Baruti & Joe Layden Simon & Schuster (May 01, 2018)

The inspirational and true rags-to-riches story of how one young boy made it from the war-torn Congolese jungles to America and onto the silver screen, all the while facing extraordinary trials and twists of...


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...


The Boy with the Perpetual Nervousness

by Graham Caveney Simon & Schuster (July 03, 2018)

An enthralling, emotional memoir that recounts the ups and downs of coming-of-age, set against the music and literature of the 1970s.

Raised in a small town in the north of England known primarily for its cotton...


The Gospel of Trees

by Apricot Irving Simon & Schuster (March 06, 2018)

In an “eye-opening memoir” (People) “as beautiful as it is discomfiting” (The New Yorker), award-winning writer Apricot Irving untangles her youth on a missionary compound in Haiti.

Apricot Irving grew...


Walk It Off: The True and Hilarious Story of How I Learned to Stand, Walk, Pee, Run, and Have Sex Again After a Nightmarish Diagnosis Turned My Awesom

by Ruth Marshall Simon & Schuster (January 02, 2018)

Furiously Happy meets Elaine Lui in this truly original—and surprisingly hilarious—memoir about one woman’s journey to learn how to walk after a debilitating diagnosis turned her life upside down.

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