Rebel Chef: In Search of What Matters

Rebel Chef: In Search of What MattersBy the time Dominique Crenn decided to become a chef, at the age of twenty one, she knew it was a near impossible dream in France where almost all restaurant kitchens were run by men So she moved to San Francisco to train under Jeremiah Tower Almost thirty years later, Crenn was awarded three Mich


The Hilarious World of Depression

The Hilarious World of DepressionFor years John Moe, critically acclaimed public radio personality and host of The Hilarious World of Depression podcast, struggled with depression it plagued his family and claimed the life of his brother in 2007 As Moe came to terms with his own illness, he began to see similar patterns of behavi


Officer Clemmons

Officer ClemmonsDetails the incredible life story of Fran ois Clemmons, beginning with his early years in Alabama and Ohio, marked by family trauma and loss, through his studies as a music major at Oberlin College, where Clemmons began to investigate and embrace his homosexuality, to a chance encounter with Fred Ro


My Vanishing Country: A Memoir

My Vanishing Country: A MemoirPart memoir, part historical and cultural analysis, My Vanishing Country is an eye opening journey through the South s past, present, and future n nAnchored in in Bakari Seller s hometown of Denmark, South Carolina, Country illuminates the pride and pain that continues to fertilize the soil of one of


Fairest: A Memoir

Fairest: A MemoirA singular, beautifully written coming of age memoir of a Filipino boy with albinism whose story travels from an immigrant childhood to Harvard to a gender transition and illuminates the illusions of race, disability, and gender n nFairest is a memoir about a precocious boy with albinism, a sun child




Resistance: A Songwriter's Story of Hope, Change, and Courage

Resistance: A Songwriter's Story of Hope, Change, and CourageSince the release of her first, career defining solo album Little Earthquakes, Tori Amos has been one of the music industry s most enduring and ingenious artists From her unnerving depiction of sexual assault in Me and a Gun to her post 9 11 album Scarlet s Walk to her latest album Native Invader


Banned Book Club

Banned Book ClubWhen Kim Hyun Sook started college in 1983 she was ready for her world to open up After acing her exams and sort of convincing her traditional mother that it was a good idea for a woman to go to college, she looked forward to soaking up the ideas of Western Literature far from the drudgery she was



Radical Wordsworth: The Poet Who Changed the World

Radical Wordsworth: The Poet Who Changed the WorldOn the 250th anniversary of Wordsworth s birth comes a highly imaginative and vivid portrait of a revolutionary poet who embodied the spirit of his age n nPublished in time for the 250th anniversary of William Wordsworth s birth, this is the biography of a great poetic genius, a revolutionary who chan


Educated

EducatedTara 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 heale


Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood

Born a Crime: Stories From a South African ChildhoodThe memoir of one man s coming of age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed n nTrevor Noah s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act his birth Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a bl


The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women

The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Womenn The incredible true story of the women who fought America s Undark danger nThe Curies newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community From body lotion to tonic water, the popular new element shine


Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of NIKE

Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of NIKEIn this candid and riveting memoir, for the first time ever, Nike founder and CEO Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company s early days as an intrepid start up and its evolution into one of the world s most iconic, game changing, and profitable brands.In 1962, fresh out of business school,


Me

MeIn his only official autobiography, music icon Elton John writes about his extraordinary life, which is also the subject of the film Rocketman n nChristened Reginald Dwight, he was a shy boy with Buddy Holly glasses who grew up in the London suburb of Pinner and dreamed of becoming a pop star By the


Your Blue Is Not My Blue: A Missing Person Memoir

Your Blue Is Not My Blue: A Missing Person MemoirFrom Aspen Matis, author of the acclaimed true story Girl in the Woods, comes a bold and atmospheric memoir of a woman who in searching for her vanished husband discovers deeper purpose n nAspen s and Justin s paths serendipitously aligned on the Pacific Crest Trail when both were walking from Mexico


The Yellow House

The Yellow HouseIn 1961, Sarah M Broom s mother Ivory Mae bought a shotgun house in the then promising neighborhood of New Orleans East and built her world inside of it It was the height of the Space Race and the neighborhood was home to a major NASA plant the postwar optimism seemed assured Widowed, Ivory Mae