Biographies

And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle

Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer and #1 New York Times bestselling author Jon Meacham chronicles the life of Abraham Lincoln, charting how-and why- he confronted secession, threats to democracy, and the tragedy of slavery to expand the possibilities of America.

Madly, Deeply: The Diaries of Alan Rickman

Harry Potter and Sense and Sensibility actor Alan Rickman builds upon his legacy as a world-class actor, a tireless political activist, an avid traveler, and more through his diaries--a twenty-five-year passion project in which Rickman invites readers backstage and into his life.

The Revolutionary Samuel Adams

A revelatory biography from a Pulitzer Prize-winner about the most essential Founding Father-- the one who stood behind the change in thinking that produced the American Revolution.

Martha Graham: When Dance Became Modern

A major biography--the first in three decades--of one of the most important artistic forces of the twentieth century, the legendary American dancer and choreographer who upended dance, propelling the art form into the modern age, and whose profound and pioneering influence is still being felt today.

Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing : A Memoir

The BELOVED STAR OF FRIENDS takes us behind the scenes of the hit sitcom and his struggles with addiction in this "CANDID, DARKLY FUNNY...POIGNANT" memoir ( The New York Times ) A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK by Time , Associated Press, Goodreads, USA Today , and more!

Feels Like Home : A Song for the Sonoran Borderlands

In Feels Like Home , Grammy award-winning singer Linda Ronstadt effortlessly evokes the magical panorama of the high desert, a landscape etched by sunlight and carved by wind, offering a personal tour built around meals and memories of the place where she came of age.

Chuck Berry : An American Life

The definitive biography of Chuck Berry, legendary performer and inventor of rock and roll Best known as the groundbreaking artist behind classics like "Johnny B. Goode," "Maybellene," "You Never Can Tell" and "Roll Over Beethoven," Chuck Berry was a man of wild contradictions, whose motives and motivations were often shrouded in mystery.

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.

So Help Me God

The autobiography of former Vice President Mike Pence. Loyalty is a Vice President's first duty; but there is a greater one--to God and the Constitution.

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.

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.

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.

Garbo

Robert Gottlieb takes a singular and multifaceted look at the life of silver screen legend Greta Garbo, and the culture that worshiped her. "Wherever you look in the period between 1925 and 1941," Robert Gottlieb writes in Garbo , "Greta Garbo is in people's minds, hearts, and dreams." Strikingly glamorous and famously inscrutable, she managed, in sixteen short years, to infiltrate the world's subconscious; the end of her film career, when she was thirty-six, only made her more irresistible.

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.

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