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Mary Anne Schwalbe was a renowned educator who filled such august positions as Director of Admissions at Harvard and Director of College Counseling at New York's prestigious Dalton School. She also felt it incumbent upon herself to educate the less fortunate and…
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With the authenticity of Jarhead and Bravo Two Zero and the straight-up narrative of Contact Charlie , this military memoir describes what really goes on in the training of an elite soldier and his tours in Afghanistan. In 2004, Jake Olafsen signed up for the…
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The extraordinary memoir of a mother's love, commitment and nurturing, which allowed her son, originally diagnosed with severe autism, to flourish into a universally recognized genius--and how any parent can help their child find their spark.   Today, at…
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From the author of the bestselling biographies of Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein, this is the exclusive, New York Times bestselling biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as…

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The slyly funny, sweetly moving memoir of an unconventional dad’s relationship with his equally offbeat son—complete with fast cars, tall tales, homemade explosives, and a whole lot of fun and trouble .   Misfit, truant, delinquent. John Robison…
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On February 14, 1986, Valentine’s Day, Salman Rushdie was telephoned by a BBC journalist and told that he had been “sentenced to death” by the Ayatollah Khomeini, a voice reaching across the world from Iran to kill him in his own country. For…

Orr: My Story

by Bobby Orr

|October 15, 2013

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One of the greatest sports figures of all time at last breaks his silence in a memoir as unique as the man himself.  Number 4. It is just about the most common number in hockey, but invoke that number and you can only be talking about one player -- the…
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#1 New York Times bestselling author and finalist for the National Book Award — one of the most admired and controversial public intellectuals of our time — shares his personal life story. Most who have observed Christopher Hitchens over the…
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Look out for Elizabeth Gilbert’s new book,  Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear , on sale now! At the end of her bestselling memoir Eat, Pray, Love , Elizabeth Gilbert fell in love with Felipe, a Brazilian-born man of Australian citizenship who'd…

Mortality

by Christopher Hitchens

|September 4, 2012

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Based on his columns in Vanity Fair that chronicled his year-and-a-half battle with esophageal cancer, Mortality is Christopher Hitchens at his most honest and reflective . Thoughtfully meditating on the harrowing effects of illness and treatment on the body, and…
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One of Canada's best-known and most-honoured biographers turns to the raw material of his own life in Writing History . A university professor, prolific scholar, public intellectual, and frank critic of the world he has known, Michael Bliss draws on extensive…

Blue Nights

by Joan Didion

|November 1, 2011

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From one of our most powerful writers, a work of stunning frankness about losing a daughter. Richly textured with bits of her own childhood and married life with her husband, John Gregory Dunne, and daughter, Quintana Roo, this new book by Joan Didion examines…