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  1. Book ImageHammer Head: The Making of a Carpenter

    Nina MacLaughlin

    A warm and inspiring book for anyone who has ever dreamed of changing tracks: the story of a young woman who quit her desk job to become a carpenter.More

  2. Book ImageSmoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory

    Caitlin Doughty

    A young mortician goes behind the scenes, unafraid of the gruesome (and fascinating) details of her curious profession.More

  1. 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

  2. Book ImageBastards: A Memoir

    Mary Anna King

    “A stirring, vividly told story of a young woman’s quest to find the family she lost . . . an impressive debut.”—Peter BalakianMore

  3. Book ImageThe Madwoman in the Volvo: My Year of Raging Hormones

    Sandra Tsing Loh

    From an “imaginatively twisted and fearless” writer (Los Angeles Times), a hilarious memoir of middle age.More

  4. Book ImageWords Without Music: A Memoir

    Philip Glass

    The long-awaited memoir by “the most prolific and popular of all contemporary composers” (New York Times).More

  5. Book ImageHome Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood

    Michael Lewis

    The New York Times bestseller: “Hilarious. No mushy tribute to the joys of fatherhood, Lewis’ book addresses the good, the bad, and the merely baffling about having kids.”—Boston GlobeMore

  6. Book ImageHammer Head: The Making of a Carpenter

    Nina MacLaughlin

    A warm and inspiring book for anyone who has ever dreamed of changing tracks: the story of a young woman who quit her desk job to become a carpenter.More

  7. Book ImageAll the Wrong Places: A Life Lost and Found

    Philip Connors

    The prize-winning author of Fire Season returns with the heartrending story of his troubled years before finding solace in the wilderness.More

  8. Book ImageMy Avant-Garde Education: A Memoir

    Bernard Cooper

    A wry and beautifully observed memoir about coming of age in the era of conceptual art.More

  9. Book ImageMermaid: A Memoir of Resilience

    Eileen Cronin

    “Extraordinarily courageous; [Cronin] chronicles her journey to fit in and thrive with bravery and wit.”—O, The Oprah MagazineMore

  10. Book ImageThe Splendid Things We Planned: A Family Portrait

    Blake Bailey

    A National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist 'Autobiography'

    The renowned biographer’s unforgettable portrait of a family in ruins—his own.More

  11. Book ImagePlenty of Time When We Get Home: Love and Recovery in the Aftermath of War

    Kayla Williams

    “Intimate and brave . . . a testament to how love soldiers on.”—PeopleMore

  12. Book ImageWhere the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye: A Journey

    Marie Mutsuki Mockett

    How does one cope with overwhelming grief?More

  13. Book ImageLiar's Poker (25th Anniversary Edition): Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street

    Michael Lewis

    25th Anniversary Edition

    The time was the 1980s. The place was Wall Street. The game was called Liar’s Poker.More

  14. Book ImageBeautiful Eyes: A Father Transformed

    Paul Austin

    Through parenting a child with a disability, a father discovers patience, acceptance, and unconditional love.More

  15. Book ImageLasting City: The Anatomy of Nostalgia

    James McCourt

    The darkly intense Irish-American family drama come alive like never before in this "virtuosic meta-memoir" (Publishers Weekly, starred review).More

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