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All Happy Families

Jeanne McCulloch

All Happy Families

A Memoir

Coming Soon: August 14, 2018

From the former Editor of the Paris Review, a literary memoir exploring the meaning of home and family.

The Desert and the Sea

Michael Scott Moore

The Desert and the Sea

977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast

Coming Soon: July 24, 2018

From journalist and author of Sweetness and Blood, Michael Scott Moore, comes a revelatory memoir about his 977 days held captive by Somali pirates. Emotional and elucidating by turns, The Desert and the Sea blends personal narrative with rigorous journalistic investigation of foreign and domestic hostage policy, religious extremism, and the costs of survival.

True Stories from an Unreliable Eyewitness

Christine Lahti

True Stories from an Unreliable Eyewitness

A Feminist Coming of Age

Coming Soon: April 10, 2018

A collection of interrelated, deeply personal stories from Academy, Emmy, and Golden Globe Award-winning actor and director Chirstine Lahti, about childhood; early days as a second wave feminist/activist and struggling actor; and a woman working in Hollywood today that highlight her hard-won kick-ass attitude about embracing and celebrating imperfection. More

The Girl from Aleppo

Nujeen Mustafa & Christina Lamb

The Girl from Aleppo

Nujeen’s Escape from War to Freedom

Published: October 10, 2017

The inspiring true story of a 16-year-old Nujeen Mustafa, a wheelchair-bound Syrian refugee who survived the perilous journey to Germany, where she sought the cerebral palsy treatment and education she was denied. Co-written by prize-winning correspondent and co-author of New York Times bestseller I am Malala, Christina Lamb, Nujeen’s story will give voice to the refugee crisis of our time. More

Marrow

Elizabeth Lesser

Marrow

Love, Loss, and What Matters Most

Published: October 3, 2017

In Marrow, a new memoir from the author of New York Times bestseller Broken Open, Elizabeth Lesser learns she is a perfect donor match for her sister Maggie, who needs a bone marrow transplant to survive cancer, a realization that sets the two women on a quest for understanding, authenticity, acceptance, and—most of all—love. More

It’s Messy

Amanda De Cadenet

It’s Messy

On Boys, Boobs, and Badass Women

Published: September 19, 2017

A memoir filled with humorous advice and stories from Amanda de Cadenet’s unusual upbringing and coming of age as a teenage celebrity, Wild to Wise will be a fresh, honest guide to modern womanhood. More

Carry On

Lisa Fenn

Carry On

A Story of Resilience, Redemption, and an Unlikely Family

Published: August 8, 2017

Former ESPN producer Lisa Fenn’s inspirational memoir about her unexpected relationship with two disabled African-American wrestlers from inner-city Cleveland, and how these bonds—blossoming, ultimately, into a most unorthodox kind of family—would transform their lives. More

  • 2016 Nautilus Award Winner: SILVER in Young Adult (YA), Non-Fiction
  • Friends of American Writers Literary Award
  • Christopher Award Winner
  • NAACP Image Awards Finalist
Embrace the Suck

Stephen Madden

Embrace the Suck

What I Learned at the Box About Hard Work, (Very) Sore Muscles, and Burpees Before Sunrise

Published: August 1, 2017

Former Editor In Chief of Bicycling magazine Steve Madden shares his journey “inside the box” with the fitness revolution sweeping America, CrossFit. With irreverence, humor, and journalistic curiosity, Madden relates how he got in the best shape of his life and reveals the story behind the CrossFit phenomenon. More

Hound of the Sea

Garrett McNamara & Karen Karbo

Hound of the Sea

Wild Man. Wild Waves. Wild Wisdom.

Published: August 1, 2017

World famous surfer and holder of the Guinness World Record for the biggest wave ever triumphed (100 feet), Garrett McNamara, shares his experiences conquering the formidable, from the biggest waves on earth to his tumultuous upbringing. More

All Our Waves Are Water

Jaimal Yogis

All Our Waves Are Water

Stumbling Toward Enlightenment and the Perfect Ride

Published: July 4, 2017

By the author of the popular surf memoir, Saltwater Buddha, an exploration of Yogis’ “failing towards enlightenment” as he searches for God and meaning in the world’s oceans and learns along the way that the perfect ride may well be the one we are on right now. More

My Glory Was I Had Such Friends

Amy Silverstein

My Glory Was I Had Such Friends

A Memoir

Published: June 27, 2017

In this heartrending and magical memoir, Amy Silverstein tells the story of the extraordinary group of women who helped sustain her in her time of greatest need. As Amy awaits her second heart transplant in 25 years, her friends drop everything and fly across the country to be by her bedside in a constant rotation, ensuring she isn’t alone for a single minute of the long, emotional fight to stay alive. This book is a beacon of hope and a tribute to those friends and the intense hours they spent together in Amy’s hospital room, telling a story of survival and the power of female friendship. More

The Art of Fear

Kristen Ulmer

The Art of Fear

Why Conquering Fear Won’t Work and What to Do Instead

Published: June 13, 2017

Former professional extreme skier Kristen Ulmer tackles the misconception of fear, a radically misunderstood emotion. Ulmer explains why fear should be embraced and why the true issue we face is our reaction to fear (not the fear itself). Drawing from her own experiences as an extreme athlete, she details how fear is actually one of the greatest gifts we have, and how to make the mental shift that allows us to build a healthy relationship with this tricky emotion. More

The Bridge Ladies

Betsy Lerner

The Bridge Ladies

A Memoir

Published: May 2, 2017

Betsy Lerner spends two years attending her mother’s weekly Bridge Club—which has met on Mondays for 50 years—and discovers the inner lives of five women from the Don’t Ask-Don’t Tell-generation. As she learns the nuances of Bridge, and lessons from across the generational divide, Lerner also comes to a deeper understanding of the rocky relationship she’s had with her mother. Told with warmth and humor, insight and humility, Lerner’s breathtaking writing takes us on a journey where we learn a bit about Bridge and a lot about life. More

  • The Alan Truscott Memorial Award (2016)
  • 2016 Nautilus Award WInner: SILVER in Memoir and Women
My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward

Mark Lukach

My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward

A Memoir

Published: May 2, 2017

Mark and Giulia fall in love at 18, marry at 24, and are beginning their fairy-tale life together in San Francisco when, at 27, Giulia suffers a terrifying and unexpected psychotic episode and is checked into a psych ward. Over the next 5 years, Giulia will give birth to their son and experience two more breakdowns that threaten to upend everything they had once taken for granted. As they manage their precarious lives with difficulty and grace, Mark and Giulia work together to rebuild their lives and reshape their marriage—a testament to the bond of their commitment and deep love for one another. More

Unbound

Steph Jagger

Unbound

A Story of Snow and Self-Discovery

Published: January 24, 2017

Steph Jagger had seen the ski lift sign thousands of times before—"Raise Restraining Device"—but one day she takes it personally, deciding to leave her paint-by-numbers life behind in search of something different. Following winter across five continents, Steph sets out on a physical and spiritual journey. In the process, she tests the mettle of her body, ends up breaking a world record for the most vertical feet skied in a year, falls in love, and learns to live a truly authentic life. More

Rebbe

Joseph Telushkin

Rebbe

The Life and Teachings of Menachem M. Schneerson, the Most Influential Rabbi in Modern History

Published: June 14, 2016

The story of the leader who built a dwindling post-holocaust community into the most influential Jewish organization in the world. From a small synagogue in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, the late Rebbe Schneerson impacted the policies of US presidents and congressmen, the beliefs of university professors and religious leaders, and led the lives of thousands. More

  • Finalist, National Jewish Book Awards 2014
How Did I Get Here?

Jesse Browner

How Did I Get Here?

Making Peace with the Road Not Taken

Published: June 14, 2016

Based on the author’s popular Poets & Writers piece, “Lives of the Civil Servants,” a literary meditation that seeks to answer the questions: Have I lived the life I intended? Is the true artist made by single-minded devotion to his craft? Do we compromise our dreams in service to life’s responsibilities? Browner addresses the essential questions of life and work with clear-eyed pragmatism and painstaking beauty. More

In a Dark Wood

Joseph Luzzi

In a Dark Wood

A Memoir

Published: June 14, 2016

Dante scholar Luzzi finds solace and inspiration in the Divine Comedy after the tragic death of his wife an hour after giving birth to their daughter. A meditation on the influence of great art and its power to give us strength in our darkest moments, In a Dark Wood opens the door into the mysteries of Dante’s epic poem. Beautifully written and flawlessly balanced, Luzzi’s book is a hybrid of heart-rending memoir and critical insight into one of the greatest pieces of literature in all of history. More