The Pirate's Wife : The Remarkable True Story of Sarah Kidd
The dramatic and deliciously swashbuckling story of Sarah Kidd, the wife of the famous pirate Captain Kidd, charting her transformation from New York socialite to international outlaw during the Golden Age of Piracy Captain Kidd was one of the most notorious pirates to ever prowl the seas.
The King : The Life of Charles III
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Christopher Andersen comes a vivid and unsparing yet sympathetic portrait of one of the most complex and enigmatic figures of our time: Charles, who has taken his place on the throne after being the oldest and longest-serving heir in British history.
Barkley : A Biography
*A LitHub Most Anticipated Book of 2022* The definitive biography of Charles Barkley, exploring his early childhood, his storied NBA career, and his enduring legacy as a provocative voice in American pop culture.
Number One is Walking : My Life in the Movies and Other Diversions
Steve Martin has never written about his career in the movies before. In Number One is Walking, he shares anecdotes from the sets of his beloved films--from Father of the Bride to Roxanne, The Jerk to Three Amigos, and many more, bringing readers directly into his world.
The Light We Carry : Overcoming in Uncertain Times
In an inspiring follow-up to her critically acclaimed, #1 bestselling memoir Becoming, former First Lady Michelle Obama shares practical wisdom and powerful strategies for staying hopeful and balanced in today's highly uncertain world.
Shari Lewis and Lamb Chop : The Team That Changed Children's Television
For almost half a century, celebrated ventriloquist and entertainer Shari Lewis (1933-1998) delighted generations of children and adults with the help of her trusted sock puppet sidekick, Lamb Chop.
One Jump at a Time : My Story
In this exhilarating memoir, three-time World Champion and Olympic gold-medalist Nathan Chen tells the story of his remarkable journey to success, reflecting on his life as a Chinese American figure skater and the joys and challenges he has experienced--including the tremendous sacrifices he and his family made, and the physical and emotional pain he endured.
Wilma Mankiller : How One Woman United the Cherokee Nation and Helped Change the Face of America
Wilma Pearl Mankiller's great-grandfather had survived the deadly forced westward march of Native Americans known as the "Trail of Tears." She rose to lead the Cherokee Nation more than 150 years later as principal chief, the first elected female chief of a Native nation in modern times.
Remainders of the Day : A Bookshop Diary
New from the author of Confessions of a Bookseller and Seven Kinds of People You Find in Bookshops , another hilariously grumpy year behind the counter at The Bookshop. Though diaries of daily life, Shaun Bythell has created an endearing and cozy world for booklovers, a warm and welcome memoir of a life in books.
Chi Boy : Native Sons and Chicago Reckonings
In Chi Boy, Keenan Norris melds memoir, cultural criticism, and literary biography to indelibly depict Chicago--from the Great Migration to the present day--as both a cradle of black intellect, art, and politics and a distillation of America's deepest tragedies.
The Stories We Tell : Every Piece of Your Story Matters
In her first solo memoir, New York Times bestselling author Joanna Gaines invites us on an authentic and deeply vulnerable journey into her story -- and helps shine a light on the beauty of our own -- guiding us to release the weights that hold us back so we may live and share our story in truth.
Windfall : The Prairie Woman Who Lost Her Way and the Great-Granddaughter Who Found Her
Beneath the windswept North Dakota plains, riches await...At first, Erika Bolstad knew only one thing about her great-grandmother, Anna: she was a homesteader on the North Dakota prairies in the early 1900s before her husband committed her to an asylum under mysterious circumstances.
Rough Sleepers : Dr. Jim O'Connell's Urgent Mission to Bring Healing to Homeless People
The powerful story of an inspiring doctor who made a difference, by helping to create a program to care for Boston's homeless community--by the Pulitzer Prize-winning, New York Times bestselling author of Mountains Beyond Mountains.
Shirley Chisholm : Champion of Black Feminist Power Politics
Shaking up New York and national politics by becoming the first African American congresswoman and, later, the first Black major-party presidential candidate, Shirley Chisholm left an indelible mark as an "unbought and unbossed" firebrand and a leader in politics for meaningful change
The actress, activist, and once infamous Playboy Playmate reclaims the narrative of her life in a memoir that defies expectation in both content and approach, blending searing prose with snippets of original poetry.
All the Beauty in the World : The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Me
A fascinating, revelatory portrait of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and its treasures by a former New Yorker staffer who spent a decade as a museum guard.
It was one of the most searing images of the twentieth century: two young boys, two princes, walking behind their mother's coffin as the world watched in sorrow--and horror. As Princess Diana was laid to rest, billions wondered what Prince William and Prince Harry must be thinking and feeling--and how their lives would play out from that point on. For Harry, this is that story at last.
Fieldwork : A Forager's Memoir
From National Book Award-nominee Iliana Regan, a new memoir of her life and heritage as a forager, spanning her ancestry in Eastern Europe, her childhood in rural Indiana, and her new life set in the remote forests of Michigan''s Upper Peninsula. Fieldwork explores how Regan''s complex gender identity informs her acclaimed work as a chef and her profound experience of the natural world.
Spillane : King of Pulp Fiction
There has never been a full-length biography of Mickey Spillane, the most popular and influential mystery writer of his era--until now. Beginning in 1947 with I, the Jury, and continuing with his next six novels, Spillane quickly amassed a readership in the tens of millions, becoming the bestselling novelist in the history of American publishing.
A Few Days Full of Trouble : Revelations on the Journey to Justice fr My Cousin and Best Friend, Emmett Till
The last surviving witness to the lynching of Emmett Till tells his story, with poignant recollections of Emmett as a boy, critical insights into the recent investigation, and powerful lessons for racial reckoning, both then and now.
Serving Herself : The Life and Times of Althea Gibson
A compelling narrative of the trials and triumphs of tennis champion Althea Gibson, a key figure in the integration of American sports and, for a time, one of the most famous women in the world.
Satchmo : My Life in New Orleans
"In all my whole career the Brick House was one of the toughest joints I ever played in. It was the honky-tonk where levee workers would congregate every Saturday night and trade with the gals who'd stroll up and down the floor and the bar. Those guys would drink and fight one another like circle saws. Bottles would come flying over the bandstand like crazy, and there was lots of just plain common shooting and cutting. But somehow all that jive didn't faze me at all, I was so happy to have some place to blow my horn." So says Louis Armstrong, a tough kid who just happened to be a musical genius, about one of the places where he performed and grew up.
Straight Shooter : A Memoir of Second Chances and First Takes
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER America's most popular sports media figure tells it like it is in this surprisingly personal book, not only dishing out his signature, uninhibited opinions but also revealing the challenges he overcame in childhood as well as at ESPN, and who he really is when the cameras are off. Stephen A. Smith has never been handed anything, nor was he an overnight success.
The Confidante : The Untold Story of the Woman Who Helped Win WWII and Shape Modern America
Perfect for readers of A Woman of No Importance , Three Ordinary Girls , and Eleanor: A Life comes the first-ever biography of Anna Marie Rosenberg, the Hungarian Jewish immigrant who became FDR's closest advisor during World War II and, according to Life , "the most important official woman in the world" --a woman of many firsts, whose story, forgotten for too long, is extraordinary, inspiring, and uniquely American.
Forager : Field Notes on Surviving a Family Cult
A moving, heartbreaking, and inspiring true story of the author's escape from an apocalyptic cult--and the deep understanding of the natural world that helped her find freedom
Untold Power : The Fascinating Rise and Complex Legacy fo First Lady Edith Wilson
A nuanced portrait of the first acting woman president, written with fresh and cinematic verve by a leading historian on women's suffrage and power While this nation has yet to elect its first woman president--and though history has downplayed her role--just over a century ago a woman became the nation's first acting president. In fact, she was born in 1872, and her name was Edith Bolling Galt Wilson.
Zig-Zag Boy : A Memoir of Madness and Motherhood
One night in 2009, Tanya Frank finds her nineteen-year-old son, Zach--gentle and full of promise--in the grip of what the psychiatrists would label a psychotic break. Suddenly and inexplicably, Tanya is thrown into a parallel universe: Zach's world, where the phones are bugged, his friends have joined the Mafia, and helicopters are spying on his family.
A Mystery of Mysteries : The Death and Life of Edgar Allan Poe
A Mystery of Mysteries is a brilliant biography of Edgar Allan Poe that examines the renowned author's life through the prism of his mysterious death and its many possible causes
The Odyssey of Phillis Wheatley : A Poet's Journeys Through American Slavery and Independence
One of Literary Hub 's most anticipated books of 2023 A paradigm-shattering biography of Phillis Wheatley, whose extraordinary poetry set African American literature at the heart of the American Revolution. Admired by George Washington, ridiculed by Thomas Jefferson, published in London, and read far and wide, Phillis Wheatley led one of the most extraordinary American lives.
Once Upon a Tome : The Misadventures of a Rare Bookseller
A Literary Hub and BookPage Most Anticipated Book of 2023 Welcome to Sotheran's, one of the oldest bookshops in the world, with its weird and wonderful clientele, suspicious cupboards, unlabeled keys, poisoned books, and some things that aren't even books, presided over by one deeply eccentric apprentice.