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  1. Book ImageTwelve Years a Slave

    Solomon Northup, Kevin M. Burke, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

    This Norton Critical Edition of Solomon Northup’s harrowing autobiography is based on the 1853 first edition. It is accompanied by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.’s introduction and detailed explanatory footnotes.More

  2. Book ImageNobody's Son: A Memoir

    Mark Slouka

    “There comes a time in your life when the past decides to run you down,” Mark Slouka writes in this heartbreaking and soul-searching memoir about one man's attempt to reckon with the past.More

  3. Book ImageThe Blue Touch Paper: A Memoir

    David Hare

    “Extraordinary. . . . This is no butterfly-watching stroll through a life.” —Dwight Garner, New York TimesMore

  4. Book ImageNarrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

    Frederick Douglass, William L. Andrews, William S. McFeely

    Second Edition

    This revision of the acclaimed and widely assigned Norton Critical Edition of Frederick Douglass’s great autobiography Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself includes key examples of literary and cultural analyses that have engaged scholars over the last three decades.More

  5. Book ImageThe Hero's Body: A Memoir

    William Giraldi

    A memoir of motorcycles and muscles, of obsession and grief, and of a young man who learned how to stay alive through literature.More

  6. Book ImageAvalanche: A Love Story

    Julia Leigh

    An intensely personal narrative of loss, hope, and longing for a child.More

  7. Book ImageMess: One Man's Struggle to Clean Up His House and His Act

    Barry Yourgrau

    Hilarious and poignant, a glimpse into the mind of someone who is both a sufferer from and an investigator of clutter.More

  8. Book ImageWord Nerd: Dispatches from the Games, Grammar, and Geek Underground

    John D. Williams, Jr

    In this zany, one-of-a-kind memoir, former executive director of the National SCRABBLE Association John D. Williams Jr. brings to life the obsessions, madness, and glory of the SCRABBLE® culture—from living-room players to world champions.More

  9. Book ImageBastards: A Memoir

    Mary Anna King

    "Searing . . . explores how identity forms love, and love, identity. Written in engrossing, intimate prose, it makes us rethink how blood’s deep connections relate to the attachments of proximity."—Andrew Solomon, author of Far from the TreeMore

  10. Book ImageMy Father and Atticus Finch: A Lawyer's Fight for Justice in 1930s Alabama

    Joseph Madison Beck

    The story of Foster Beck, the author’s late father, whose defense of a black man accused of rape in 1930s Alabama foreshadowed the trial at the heart of To Kill a Mockingbird.More

  11. Book ImageThis Road I Ride: Sometimes It Takes Losing Everything to Find Yourself

    Juliana Buhring

    This Road I Ride is the remarkable story of one woman’s solo journey around the world by bicycle.More

  12. Book ImageWords Without Music: A Memoir

    Philip Glass

    New York Times Bestseller

    "Reads the way Mr. Glass's compositions sound at their best: propulsive, with a surreptitious emotional undertow." —Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, New York TimesMore

  13. Book ImageLife Without a Recipe: A Memoir of Food and Family

    Diana Abu-Jaber

    “Diana Abu-Jaber is the Ambassador of Big-Heartedness.”—Patrick Volk, on The Language of BaklavaMore

  14. Book ImageHammer Head: The Making of a Carpenter

    Nina MacLaughlin

    “Reading Hammer Head, like consuming Cheryl Strayed’s Wild, feels like a crucial education.”—Isabella Biedenharn, Entertainment WeeklyMore

  15. Book ImageVessels: A Love Story

    Daniel Raeburn

    An unforgettable portrait of a marriage tested to its limits.More

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