by Millicent Monks
Songs of Three Islands is a stunning memoir about the wealthy Carnegie family’s struggle with mental illness, combined with a beautifully evoked meditation on motherhood.
A fallen soldier, a grieving sister, two strays, and one question: How to extract the dogs from a war zone and bring them safely to a new home in the US? Part memoir, part suspense story, this book draws readers into the turmoil of a sister struggling to accept her brother's death and finding solace in rescuing animals he had befriended on the streets of Baghdad.
What if you were supposed to die, but you didn’t? And what if, years later, your precious second chance didn’t turn out anything like you thought it would? That’s the journey Evan Handler experiences, and the one he explores in It’s Only Temporary: The Good News and the Bad News of Being Alive
Time on Fire is a remarkable memoir of illness and survival, love and hope -- shot through with anger, humor, and piercing eloquence. It is the story of Handler's passage into a twilight world: a place of lonely, haunting despair lit by moments of exultation and hilarity; a world where the truly horrible and the hysterically funny not only coexist but seem to become the same thing.
The Glass Castle meets The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother in this dazzlingly honest and provocative family memoir by former child actress and current Fox Business Network anchor Melissa Francis. A fascinating account of life as a child star in the 1980’s, and also a startling tale of a family under the care of a highly neurotic, dangerously competitive “tiger mother.”
Victoria and Ali narrate their very different journeys of coming to terms with the lack of control that neither mother nor daughter have over NMO, and their efforts to take their fight to a global level. Bringing their story to light with raw emotion, humor, warmth, and refreshing candor, Saving Each Other is the extraordinary journey of a mother and daughter who demonstrate how the power of love can transcend our greatest fears, while at the same time battling to find a cure for the incurable.
Provocative, profound, and emotionally charged, An Unquenchable Thirst presents a rare, privileged view of Mother Teresa. An unforgettable spiritual autobiography about a search for meaning that begins alongside one of the great religious icons of our time and ends with a return to the secular world. It is a unique and magnificent memoir of self-discovery.
In his compulsively readable memoir, Peter Bart, longtime editor-in-chief of Variety, reveals the on-set and back lot details behind some of the most iconic films of the '60s and '70s, when his own whirlwind journey brought him to the forefront of a Hollywood revolution.
Now in paperback, a behind the scenes look at the people that veteran broadcaster and bestselling author Larry King has met and befriended throughout his magnificent 25-year broadcasting career at CNN, as he prepares to sign off, as well as an honest look at Larry’s own life behind the recent headlines.
Interweaving personal experience with informative discourse, Joe Pantoliano creates a highly relevant and honest memoir of everything that led to his eventual awareness, diagnosis and recovery, public activism and advocacy. His story will resonate with sufferers of brain dis-ease, enlighten anyone who aspires to join Hollywood, and entertain all who have admired his career.
In Recipes for Life, Linda opens up her heart, her past, and her kitchen. She shares a revealing assortment of anecdotes (magical moments mised with painful ones), photographs, and recipes enjoyed by Linda and those near and dear to her. Complete with over 40 recipes from a variety of places.
First-time author Eric Poole joins the ranks of Augusten Burroughs, David Sedaris, and David Rakoff with his chronicle of a childhood gone hilariously and heartbreakingly awry in the Midwest of the 1970s.