Based on the author s exhaustive research, the incredible true story of the Greely Expedition, one of the most harrowing adventures in the annals of polar exploration In July 1881, Lt A.W Greely and his crew of 24 scientists and explorers were bound for the last region unmarked on global maps.
A journey through the many ways to live an artistic life from the flashy and famous to the quiet and steady full of unexpected insights about creativity and contentment, from the author of The Good Girl s Guide to Getting Lost Rachel Friedman was a serious violist as a kid She quit music in
From the daughter of one of America s most virulent segregationists, a memoir that reckons with her father George Wallace s legacy of hate and illuminates her journey towards redemption In the summer of 1963, Peggy Wallace Kennedy was a young girl watching her father stand in a schoolhouse door as
A gripping story of grace, faith, and triumph for a woman whose world shattered hours after her husband s suicide Rebecca Powell faced the unthinkable on May 16, 2013 Her husband Mark called and said, I ve done something terrible Within hours, she learned that he had taken his own life and,
Five years into fatherhood, Calvin Hennick is plagued by self doubt and full of questions How can he teach his son to be a man, when his own father figures abandoned him As a white man, what can he possibly teach his biracial son about how to live as a black man in America And what does it even
For years Carmen Maria Machado has struggled to articulate her experiences in an abusive same sex relationship In this extraordinarily candid and radically inventive memoir, Machado tackles a dark and difficult subject with wit, inventiveness and an inquiring spirit, as she uses a series of
Hello and welcome to my book Inside you will find The smell of honeysuckle Heartbreak A French kissing rabbit A haunted house Death A vagina singing sad old songs Young geraniums in an ancient castle Birth A dog who appears in dreams as a spiritual guide Divorce Electromagnetic energy
The iconic bassist and co founder of the Red Hot Chili Peppers tells his fascinating origin story, complete with all the dizzying highs and the gutter lows you d want from an LA street rat turned world famous rock star Michael Peter Balzary was born in Melbourne, Australia, on October 16, 1962 His
Award winning poet Heather Christle has just lost a dear friend to suicide and must reckon with her own struggles with depression and the birth of her first child How she faces her joy, grief, anxiety, impending motherhood, and conflicted truce with the world results in a moving meditation on the
Keena Roberts split her adolescence between the wilds of an island camp in Botswana and the even treacherous halls of an elite Philadelphia private school In Africa, she slept in a tent, cooked over a campfire, and lived each day alongside the baboon colony her parents were studying She could
After decades of silence, Robyn Crawford, close friend, collaborator, and confidante of Whitney Houston, shares her story Whitney Houston is as big a superstar as the music business has ever known She exploded on the scene in 1985 with her debut album and spent the next two decades dominating the
National Book Award winning biographer Deirdre Bair explores her fifteen remarkable years in Paris with Samuel Beckett and Simone de Beauvoir, painting intimate new portraits of two literary giants and revealing secrets of the biographical art In 1971 Deirdre Bair was a journalist and recently
From the former sex worker taking Hollywood by storm The Daily Beast , comes a candid and hilarious memoir of sex work, shame, and self discovery set in the colorful world of live streaming camgirls At twenty three, Isa Mazzei was just like any other college graduate broke, lacking purpose, and
Clint Emerson, Navy SEAL and author of the bestselling 100 Deadly Skills presents an explosive, darkly funny, and often twisted account of being part of an elite clandestine team of covert operatives whose mission was to keep America safe by whatever means necessary Just be happy he s on our side.
A shocking and empowering true crime story of three sisters determined to survive their mother s house of horrors After than a decade, when sisters Nikki, Sami, and Tori Knotek hear the word mom, it claws like an eagle s talons, triggering memories that have been their secret since childhood.
Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home canned peaches and sleeping with her head for the hills bag In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and
In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz Birkenau When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a T towierer the German word for tattooist , tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners.
An alternative cover edition for this ISBN can be found here Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas is the hilarious, poignant and entertaining story of the life of a junior doctor at the most challenging time of the year With twenty five tales of intriguing, shocking and incredible Christmas
In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era As First Lady of the United States of America the first African American to serve in that role she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in