The splendid things we planned : a family portrait Bailey, Blake, 1963-
Presents a darkly humorous account of growing up in a prosperous, eccentric family with an older brother whose erratic and increasingly dangerous behavior threatens them all.
A strong song tows us : the life of Basil Bunting Burton, Richard, author.
A Strong Song Tows Us tells a captivating tale of action, adventure and lasting friendships. We meet some of the finest writers of the last century, including Yeats, Pound, T. S. Eliot, William Carlos Williams and Louis Zukofsky. And at the heart of Bunting's remarkable life lies one of the greatest love stories of the twentieth century.
The kid stays in the picture Evans, Robert, 1930-
Handbook for an unpredictable life : how I survived Sister Renata and my crazy mother, and still came out smiling (with great hair) Perez, Rosie.
The Oscar-nominated actress shares the previously untold story about her disadvantaged childhood and her successes in and out of the Hollywood limelight, tracing her relationship with the schizophrenic mother who relinquished her to a Catholic orphanage, the abuse she suffered in a series of homes and the fierce sense of independence that inspired her career.
Kid Nichols : a biography of the hall of fame pitcher Bogovich, Richard.
"This is the first full-length biography of Kid Nichols (1869-1953), who won 30 or more games a record seven times and was the youngest pitcher to reach 300 career victories. The book includes previously unpublished photos from his descendants' archives, many more than a century old"--Provided by publisher.
Leggy blonde : a memoir Drescher, Aviva, 1970-
A memoir from the Real Housewife of New York City.
The Bosnia list : a memoir of war, exile, and return Trebincevic, Kenan, 1980-
"A young survivor of the Bosnian War returns to his homeland to confront the people who betrayed his family. At age eleven, Kenan Trebincevic was a happy, karate-loving kid living with his family in the quiet Eastern European town of Brcko. Then, in the spring of 1992, war broke out and his friends, neighbors and teammates all turned on him. Pero - Kenan's beloved karate coach - showed up at his door with an AK-47, screaming: "You have one hour to leave or be killed!" Kenan's only crime: he was Muslim. This poignant, searing memoir chronicles Kenan's miraculous escape from the brutal ethnic cleansing campaign that swept the former Yugoslavia. After two decades in the United States, Kenan honors his father's wish to visit their homeland, making a list of what he wants to do there. Kenan decides to confront the former next door neighbor who stole from his mother, see the concentration camp where his Dad and brother were imprisoned and stand on the grave of his first betrayer to make sure he's really dead. Back in the land of his birth, Kenan finds something more powerful-and shocking-than revenge"--
Inside a pearl : my years in Paris White, Edmund, 1940-
The book's title evokes the Parisian landscape in the eternal mists and the half-light, the serenity of the city compared to the New York White had known (and vividly recalled in City Boy).
Drinking and dating : P.S. Social media is ruining romance Glanville, Brandi.
"On the heels of her New York Times bestselling book Drinking and Tweeting, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Brandi Glanville takes readers on a wild ride through her dating life in this highly-entertaining relationship book. Drinking and Dating chronicles Glanville's misadventures stumbling through today's dating world. From social media blunders to bedroom escapades, Brandi withholds nothing. Each chapter is inspired by a relationship encounter she has had since her sensational divorce from actor Eddie Cibrian. Hilarious, surprising, vulnerable, and outspoken, Glanville's unexpected take on dating after heartbreak--and life in general--is as unique as she is. Just like Brandi herself, Drinking and Dating is sexy, funny, and eyebrow-raising"--
Dancing through it : my journey in the ballet Ringer, Jenifer.
Jenifer Ringer, a New York City Ballet principal dancer, presents a behind-the-curtains tour of the rarefied world of classical ballet. She discusses career highs and lows while recounting her childhood, the typical experiences of a dancer's day and the highlights that have defined her career.
Merle Haggard : the running kind Cantwell, David, author.
Abraham Kuyper : modern Calvinist, Christian democrat Bratt, James D., 1949-
Crazy brave : a memoir Harjo, Joy, author.
A memoir from the Native American poet describes her youth with an abusive stepfather, becoming a single teen mom, and how she struggled to finally find inner peace and her creative voice.
The adventures of Henry Thoreau : a young man's unlikely path to Walden Pond Sims, Michael, 1958-
"The Adventures of Henry Thoreau-chronicling the ten years in his life beginning with Harvard in 1837 and ending as he walked away from Walden Pond after living in his long dreamed-of cabin for only two years--tells the dramatic (and at times heartbreaking) story of how a troubled young man found a meaningful life in a tempestuous era"--
Cowboy stuntman : from Olympic gold to the silver screen Smith, Dean, 1933-
""Chronicles the life and achievements of Dean Smith, a Texan and Olympic gold medal winner who became a Hollywood stuntman and actor"--Provided by publisher"--
I can see clearly now Dyer, Wayne W.
"For many years, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer's fans have wondered when he would write a memoir. Well, after four decades as a teacher of self-empowerment and the best-selling author of more than 40 books, Wayne has finally done just that! However, he has written it in a way that only he can-with a remarkable take-home message for his longtime followers and new readers alike-and the result is an exciting new twist on the old format. Rather than a plain old memoir, Wayne has gathered together quantum-moment recollections. In this revealing and engaging book, Wayne shares dozens of events from his life, from the time he was a little boy in Detroit up to present day. In unflinching detail, he relates his vivid impressions of encountering many forks in the road, taking readers with him into these formative experiences. Yet then he views the events from his current perspective, noting what lessons he ultimately learned, as well as how he has made the resulting wisdom available to millions via his lifelong dedication to service. As a reader, you will feel as if you are right there with Wayne, perusing his personal photo album and hearing about his family, his time in the service, how he writes his best-selling books, and so much more. In the process, you'll be inspired to look back at your own life to see how everything you have experienced has led you to where you are right now. Wayne has discovered that there are no accidents. Although we may not be aware of who or what is "moving the checkers," life has a purpose, and each step of our journey has something to teach us. As he says, "I wasn't aware of all of the future implications that these early experiences were to offer me. Now, from a position of being able to see much more clearly, I know that every single encounter, every challenge, and every situation are all spectacular threads in the tapestry that represents and defines my life, and I am deeply grateful for all of it." I Can See Clearly Now is an intimate look at an amazing teacher, but it also holds the key for seekers on a personal path of enlightenment. Wayne offers up his own life as an example of how we can all recognize the hand of the Divine steering our individual courses, helping us accomplish the mission we came here to fulfill"--
The people's advocate : the life and legal history of America's most fearless public interest lawyer Sheehan, Daniel P.
Eliot Ness : the rise and fall of an American hero Perry, Douglas, 1968-
A wide-ranging portrait of the legendary leader of the Untouchables traces his years after his famous confrontation with Al Capone, documenting his efforts to end corruption in Cleveland and his achievements throughout the Torso Murderer case.
It's all a kind of magic : the young Ken Kesey Dodgson, Rick.
"The first biography of Kesey, [revealing] a youthful life of brilliance and eccentricity that encompassed wrestling, writing, farming, magic and ventriloquism, CIA-funded experiments with hallucinatory drugs, and a notable cast of characters that would come to include Wallace Stegner, Larry McMurtry, Tom Wolfe, Neal Cassady, Timothy Leary, the Grateful Dead, and Hunter S. Thompson"--Dust jacket flap.
The allure of Chanel Morand, Paul, 1888-1976.
Dancing on water : a life in ballet, from the Kirov to the ABT Tchernichova, Elena.
Not I : memoirs of a German childhood Fest, Joachim C., 1926-2006.
The historian shares the story of his childhood and youth during which he experienced World War II in a German household opposed to the Nazis and was forced to come to terms with his father's strong political convictions.
The Kennan diaries Kennan, George F. (George Frost), 1904-2005.
The annotated diaries of the late influential American diplomat and foreign policy strategist spans ninety years of U.S. history while sharing his insights into Depression-era capitalism, the Cold War, and his literary achievements.
Call me Burroughs : a life Miles, Barry, 1943- author.
"Fifty years ago, Norman Mailer asserted, "William Burroughs is the only American novelist living today who may conceivably be possessed by genius." Few since have taken such literary risks, developed such individual political or spiritual ideas, or spanned such a wide range of media. Burroughs wrote novels, memoirs, technical manuals, and poetry. He painted, made collages, took thousands of photographs, produced hundreds of hours of experimental recordings, acted in movies, and recorded more CDs than most rock bands. Burroughs was the original cult figure of the Beat Movement, and with the publication of his novel Naked Lunch, which was originally banned for obscenity, he became a guru to the 60s youth counterculture. In CALL ME BURROUGHS, biographer and Beat historian Barry Miles presents the first full-length biography of Burroughs to be published in a quarter century-and the first one to chronicle the last decade of Burroughs's life and examine his long-term cultural legacy. Written with the full support of the Burroughs estate and drawing from countless interviews with figures like Allen Ginsberg, Lucien Carr, and Burroughs himself, CALL ME BURROUGHS is a rigorously researched biography that finally gets to the heart of its notoriously mercurial subject. "--
A life aloft : from Montana roots to Pan Am wings Burke, Jack W.
Wondrous beauty : the life and adventures of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte Berkin, Carol.
The remarkable life of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, renowned as the most beautiful woman of nineteenth-century Baltimore, whose marriage in 1803 to Jérôme Bonaparte, the youngest brother of Napoleon Bonaparte, became inextricably bound to the diplomatic and political histories of the United States, France, and England.
E.E. Cummings : a life Cheever, Susan.
The tooth fairy : parents, lovers, and other wayward deities : (a memoir) Chase, Clifford.
Recounts the events that have shaped the author's adulthood, describing his experiences with his aging parents, his beloved AIDS-victim brother, and his distant boyfriend as well as the music of the B-52s and the appearance of Iranian objects mysteriously found in his luggage.
Dancing fish and ammonites : a memoir Lively, Penelope, 1933-
"The beloved and bestselling author takes an intimate look back at a life of reading and writing. "The memory that we live with is the moth-eaten version of our own past that each of us carries around, depends on. It is our ID, this is how we know who we are and where we have been." Memory and history have been Penelope Lively's terrain in fiction over a career that has spanned five decades. But she has only rarely given readers a glimpse into her influences and formative years. Dancing Fish and Ammonites traces the arc of Lively's life, stretching from her early childhood in Cairo to boarding school in England to the sweeping social changes of Britain's twentieth century. She reflects on her early love of archeology, the fragments of the ancients that have accompanied her journey-including a sherd of Egyptian ceramic depicting dancing fish and ammonites found years ago on a Dorset beach. She also writes insightfully about aging and what life looks like from where she now stands"--
Life and ideas of James Hillman. Volume I, The making of a psychologist Russell, Dick.
"Considered to be the world's foremost post-Jungian thinker, James Hillman is known as the founder of archetypal psychology and the author of more than twenty books, including the bestselling title The Soul's Code. In The Making of a Psychologist, we follow Hillman from his youth in the heyday of Atlantic City, through post-war Paris and Dublin, travels in Africa and Kashmir, and onward to Zürich and the Jung Institute, which appointed him its first director of studies in 1960"--Amazon.com, viewed July 26, 2013.
Redefining realness : my path to womanhood, identity, love & so much more Mock, Janet, 1983-
"In a landmark book, an extraordinary young woman recounts her coming-of-age as a transgender teen--a deeply personal and empowering portrait of self-revelation, adversity, and heroism. In 2011, Marie Claire magazine published a profile of Janet Mock in which she publicly stepped forward for the first time as a trans woman. Since then, Mock has gone from covering the red carpet for People.com to advocating for all those who live within the shadows of society. Redefining Realness offers a bold new perspective on being young, multiracial, economically challenged, and transgender in America. Welcomed into the world as her parents' firstborn son, Mock set out early on to be her own person--no simple feat for a young person like herself. She struggled as the smart, determined child in a deeply loving, yet ill-equipped family that lacked money, education, and resources. Mock had to navigate her way through her teen years without parental guidance but luckily with a few close friends and mentors she overcame extremely daunting hurdles. This powerful memoir follows Mock's quest for identity, from her early gender conviction to a turbulent adolescence in Honolulu that found her transitioning through the halls of her school, self-medicating with hormones at fifteen, and flying across the world for sex reassignment surgery at just eighteen. Ever resilient, Mock emerged with a scholarship to college and moved to New York City, where she earned her masters degree, basked in the success of an enviable career, and told no one about her past. It wasn't until Mock fell for a man who called her the woman of his dreams that she felt ready to finally tell her story, becoming a fierce advocate for girls like herself. A profound statement of affirmation from a courageous woman, Redefining Realness shows as never before what it means to be a woman today and how to be yourself when you don't fit the mold created for you"--
James & Dolley Madison : America's first power couple Chadwick, Bruce.
"Using newly uncovered troves of letters at the University of Virginia, Chadwick has been able to reconstruct the details of the Madisons' personal and political lives. Based on this archive, the author argues that our fourth president--the architect of the Constitution--owed much of his success to the political savvy of his wife. And Dolley, through her many social skills, created the dynamic role of First Lady that we know today"--
Glitter and glue : a memoir Corrigan, Kelly, 1967-
"From the New York Times bestselling author of The Middle Place comes a new memoir that examines the bond--sometimes nourishing, sometimes exasperating, occasionally divine--between mothers and daughters. When Kelly Corrigan was in high school, her mother neatly summarized the family dynamic as "Your father's the glitter but I'm the glue." This meant nothing to Kelly, who left childhood sure that her mom--with her inviolable commandments and proud stoicism--would be nothing more than background chatter for the rest of Kelly's life, which she was carefully orienting toward adventure. After college, armed with a backpack, her personal mission statement, and a wad of traveler's checks, she took off for Australia to see things and do things and Become Interesting. But it didn't turn out the way she pictured it. In a matter of months, her fanny pack full of savings had dwindled and she realized she needed a job. That's how Kelly met John Tanner, a newly widowed father of two looking for a live-in nanny. They chatted for an hour, discussed timing and pay, and a week later, Kelly moved in. And there, in that house in a suburb north of Sydney, her mother's voice was suddenly everywhere, nudging and advising, cautioning and directing, escorting her through a terrain as foreign as any she had ever trekked. Every day she spent with the Tanner kids was a day spent reconsidering her relationship with her mother, turning it over in her hands like a shell, straining to hear whatever messages might be trapped in its spiral. This is a book about the difference between travel and life experience, stepping out and stepping up, fathers and mothers. But mostly it's about who you admire and why, and how that changes over time. Advance praise for Glitter and Glue: "Kelly Corrigan's heartfelt homage to motherhood is every bit as tough and funny as it is nostalgic and searching. It's a tale about growing up, gaining wisdom, and reconciling with Mom (something we all must do eventually), but it's also an honest meditation on our deepest fears of death and abandonment. I loved this book, I was moved by this book, and now I will share this book with my own mother--along with my renewed appreciation for certain debts of love that can never be repaid"--Elizabeth Gilbert, New York Times bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love, "In this endearing, funny, and thought-provoking memoir, Kelly Corrigan's memories of long-ago adventures illuminate the changing relationships between mothers and children--as well as everything else that really matters"--Gretchen Rubin, New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Project, "Kelly Corrigan parses the bittersweet complexities of motherhood with humor and grace. Her writing has depth and buoyancy and light. It's a river on a summer day. You slip into the current, laughing, and are carried away by it. Glitter and Glue is a perfect gift for anyone with a mother"--Mary Roach, New York Times bestselling author of Stiff and Spook, "In Glitter and Glue, Kelly Corrigan gives us a lovely and insightful lesson in what it means to be both a mother and a daughter. This book will make you laugh, it will make you cry, and I know that you will gobble it up in a single day, just like I did"--Ayelet Waldman, New York Times bestselling author of Bad Mother"--
Crusader for justice : federal judge Damon J. Keith Hammer, Peter J., author.
The agent : my 40-year career making deals and changing the game Steinberg, Leigh.
"Leigh Steinberg is renowned as one of the greatest sports agents in history, representing such All-Pro clients as Troy Aikman, Bruce Smith, and Ben Roethlisberger. Over one particular seven-year stretch, Steinberg represented the top NFL Draft pick an unheard of six times. Director Cameron Crowe credits Steinberg as a primary inspiration for the titular character in Jerry Maguire, even hiring Steinberg as a consultant on the film. Lightyears ahead of his contemporaries, he expanded his players' reach into entertainment. Already the bestselling author of a business book on negotiation, the original superagent is now taking readers behind the closed doors of professional sports, recounting priceless stories, like how he negotiated a $26.5 million package for Steve Young--the biggest ever at the time--and how he passed on the chance to represent Peyton Manning. Beginning with his early days as a student leader at Berkeley, Steinberg details his illustrious rise into pro sports fame, his decades of industry dominance, and how he overcame a series of high-profile struggles to regain his sobriety and launch his comeback. This riveting story takes readers inside the inner circle of top-notch agents and players through the visionary career of Leigh Steinberg, the pre-eminent superagent of our time"--
My last fight : the true story of a hockey rock star McCarty, Darren.
"Looking back on a memorable career, Darren McCarty recounts his time as one of the most visible and beloved members of the Detroit Red Wings as well as his personal struggles with addiction, finances, and women and his daily battles to overcome them. As a member of four Red Wings' Stanley Cup-winning teams, McCarty played the role of enforcer from 1993 to 2004 and returning again in 2008 and 2009. His "Grind Line" with teammates Kris Draper and Kirk Maltby physically overmatched some of the best offensive lines in the NHL, but he was more than just a brawler: his 127 career goals included several of the highlight variety, including an inside-out move against Philadelphia in the clinching game of the 1997 Stanley Cup Finals. As colorful a character as any NHL player, he has arms adorned with tattoos, and he was the lead singer in the hard rock band Grinder during the off season. Yet this autobiography details what may have endeared him most to his fans: the honest, open way he has dealt with his struggles in life off the ice. Whether dealing with substance abuse, bankruptcy, divorce, or the death of his father, Darren McCarty has always seemed to persevere"--
Just Jesus : my struggle to become human Wink, Walter, author.
Mermaid : a memoir of resilience Cronin, Mary Eileen.
A woman born without legs describes her life growing up as one of eleven children in a large Catholic family, wearing prosthetics, going to school, facing bullies, and searching for love and happiness.
Cut me loose : sin and salvation after my ultra-Orthodox girlhood Vincent, Leah.
Recounts the author's experiences after her fundamentalist Jewish family cut her off at the age of sixteen for exchanging letters with a male friend traces her downward spiral into promiscuity and self-destruction in New York City.
Lawfully wedded husband : how my gay marriage will save the American family Derfner, Joel, author.
Arik : the life of Ariel Sharon Landau, David.
A portrait of the Israeli political and military leader evaluates his decisive roles in major historical events throughout the past four decades while analyzing the dramatic reversal that marked his decisions as prime minister.
Body counts : a memoir of politics, sex, AIDS, and survival Strub, Sean O'Brien, author.
Sean Strub, founder of the groundbreaking POZ magazine, producer of the hit play The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me, and the first openly HIV-positive candidate for U.S. Congress, charts his remarkable life. As a politics-obsessed Georgetown freshman, Strub arrived in Washington from Iowa in 1976, with a plum part-time job running a Senate elevator. He also harbored a terrifying secret: his attraction to men. As he explored the capital's political and social circles, he discovered a world where powerful men lived double lives shrouded in shame. When AIDS hit in the early 1980s, Strub was living in New York and soon found himself attending "more funerals than birthday parties." Scared and angry, he turned to radical activism. Strub takes readers through his own diagnosis and inside ACT UP, the organization that transformed a stigmatized cause into one of the defining political movements of our time. From the New York of Studio 54 and Andy Warhol's Factory to the intersection of politics and burgeoning LGBT and AIDS movements, Strub's story is a vivid portrait of a tumultuous era.--From publisher description.
Walter Benjamin : a critical life Eiland, Howard.
Harriet Beecher Stowe : a spiritual life Koester, Nancy, 1954- author.
Reading a different story : a Christian scholar's journey from America to Africa VanZanten, Susan, 1955-
Autobiography : the story of my experiments with truth Gandhi, Mahatma, 1869-1948.
My country 'tis of thee : my faith, my family, our future Ellison, Keith, 1963-
Filled with anecdotes, statistics, and social commentary, the first Muslim elected to Congress presents a thought-provoking look at America and what needs to change to accommodate different races and beliefs.
Ham : slices of a life : essay & stories Harris, Sam, 1961-
The performer and first winner of Star Search presents a collection of essays about friendship, the celebrity life, and getting sober, exploring such subjects as growing up gay in America's Bible belt and attending Liza Minnelli's wedding.
Out of the woods : a memoir of wayfinding Darling, Lynn.
"Combining the soul-baring insight of Wild, the profound wisdom of Shop Class as Soulcraft, and the adventurous spirit of Eat, Pray, Love, Lynn Darling's powerful, lyrical memoir of self-discovery, full of warmth and wry humor, Out of the Woods. When her college-bound daughter leaves home, Lynn Darling, widowed over a decade earlier, finds herself alone--and utterly lost, with no idea of what she wants or even who she is. Searching for answers, she leaves New York for the solitary woods of Vermont. Removed from the familiar, cocooned in the natural world, her only companions a new dog and a compass, she hopes to develop a sense of direction--both in the woods and in her life. Hiking unmapped trails, Darling meditates on the milestones of her past, as she adapts to her new surroundings, she uses the knowledge she's gained to chart her future. And when an unexpected setback nearly derails her newfound balance, she is able to draw upon her newfound skills to find her bearings and stay the course. In revealing how one woman learned to navigate--literally and metaphorically--the uneven course of life, Out of the Woods is, in the words of Pulitzer-prize winning author Geraldine Brooks, 'a marvelous book, both a compass and a manifesto for navigating the often-treacherous switchbacks of the second half of life'"--
The answer to the riddle is me : a memoir of amnesia MacLean, David, 1974-
"In 2002, at age twenty-eight, David MacLean "woke up" in a foreign land with his memory wiped clean. No money. No passport. No identity. Taken to a mental hospital by the police, MacLean then started to hallucinate so severely he had to be tied down. Soon he could remember song lyrics and scenes from television shows, but not his family, his friends, or the woman he loved. All of these symptoms, it turned out, were the result of the commonly prescribed malarial medication he was taking. Upon his return to the States, he struggled to piece together the fragments of his former life in a harrowing, absurd, and unforgettable journey back to himself.
Flyover lives : a memoir Johnson, Diane, 1934-
"From the New York Times bestselling author of Le Divorce, a dazzling meditation on the mysteries of the "wispy but material" family ghosts who shape us. Growing up in the small river town of Moline, Illinois, Diane Johnson always dreamed of floating down the Mississippi and off to see the world. Years later, at home in France, a French friend teases her: 'Indifference to history--that's why you Americans seem so naive and don't really know where you're from.' The j'accuse stayed with Johnson. Were Americans indifferent to history? Her own family seemed always to have been in the Midwest. Surely they had got there from somewhere? In digging around, she discovers letters and memoirs written by generations of stalwart pioneer ancestors that testify to more complex times than the derisive nickname 'The Flyover' gives the region credit for. With the acuity and sympathy that her novels are known for, she captures the magnetic pull of home against our lust for escape and self-invention. This spellbinding memoir will appeal to fans of Bill Bryson, Patricia Hampl, and Annie Dillard"--
What makes Olga run? : the mystery of the 90-something track star and what she can teach us about living longer, happier lives Grierson, Bruce, author.
"In What Makes Olga Run? Bruce Grierson explores what the wild success of a ninety-three-year-old track star can tell us about how our bodies and minds age. Olga Kotelko is not your average ninety-three-year-old. She not only looks and acts like a much younger woman, she holds over twenty-three world records in track and field, seventeen in her current ninety to ninety-five category. Convinced that this remarkable woman could help unlock many of the mysteries of aging, Grierson set out to uncover what it is that's driving Olga. He considers every piece of the puzzle, from her diet and sleep habits to how she scores on various personality traits, from what she does in her spare time to her family history. Olga participates in tests administered by some of the world's leading scientists and offers her DNA to groundbreaking research trials. What emerges is not only a tremendously uplifting personal story but a look at the extent to which our health and longevity are determined by the DNA we inherit at birth, and the extent to which we can shape that inheritance. It examines the sum of our genes, opportunities, and choices, and the factors that forge the course of any life, especially during"--
Knowing Mandela : a personal portrait Carlin, John.
Draws on conversations with Mandela and interviews with those closest to him to provide an account of the challenges the statesman faced and the triumphs he achieved during South Africa's post-apartheid years.
Malibu nanny : adventures of the former Kardashian nanny Behan, Pam.
Adventures of the Former Kardashian Nanny takes you on the real escapades of a small-town girl who becomes enthralled with Hollywood. Pam Behan was one of the original Beverly Hills nannies. She meets many famous celebrities, and even dates Sylvester Stallone at the height of his Rocky and Rambo fame. After three years of caring for Bruce's sons, Brandon and Brody Jenner (The Hills), Pam becomes the nanny to the Kardashian kids - Kourtney (then 12), Kim (then 10), Khloe (then 6), and Robert (then 4) - on the very day Bruce and Kris are married. From lavish vacations in Mexico, to hilarious stories about their daily lives, Pam doesn't hold back and gives readers insight into the trials and tribulations of a Hollywood nanny, and life inside the Jenner and Kardashian homes before they became household names. Read how Pam's desire for adventure eventually takes her from the glamour of Malibu to culture shock in Tennessee, ultimately leading her back home to a simple life in the Midwest, and the greatest adventure of all - motherhood.
Wooden : a coach's life Davis, Seth.
A provocative assessment of legendary UCLA coach John Wooden by the best-selling author of When March Went Mad draws on hundreds of interviews from all periods of his career to offer insight into his driving ambition, divided relationships and hard-won lessons.
Long walk to freedom : the autobiography of Nelson Mandela Mandela, Nelson, 1918-2013.
Street child : a memoir Early, Justin Reed.
"...[T]he shocking and inspiring memoir of a young boy who escapes his increasingly dysfunctional and violent home. Remanded into state custody at ten years old, he embarks on a journey through the foster care system only finding safety and solace from unlikely heroes on the seedy downtown streets of Seattle and San Francisco--where children are victims and then victims termed criminals..."--Page  of cover.
Little failure : a memoir Shteyngart, Gary, 1972-
"... a memoir of an immigrant family coming to America, as told by a lifelong misfit who forged from his imagination an essential literary voice and, against all odds, a place in the world."--
How to get out of your own way Tyrese.
Actor, singer, songwriter Gibson writes about his personal experiences paired with reflective questions based on his extremely popular blog piece, "The Love Circle."
Unremarried widow : a memoir Henderson, Artis.
A journalist and essayist traces the difficult process of picking up the pieces of her life after it was shattered by the death of her husband, a Texan soldier whose Apache helicopter crashed in Iraq. His death mirrored the death of her own father in a military plane crash when she was five, leaving her own mother a young widow.
Rudyard Kipling : a life Ricketts, Harry.
Hippie boy : a girl's story : a memoir Ricks, Ingrid.
The world was my lobster : my autobiography Cole, George, 1925- author.
George Cole talks candidly, humorously and sensitively about his adoption, his life, his roles and many of the people he has worked with throughout his long career.
Johnny Mercer : southern songwriter for the world Eskew, Glenn T.
Prodigal genius : the life of Nikola Tesla O'Neill, John Joseph, 1920-
Young Nikola Tesla came to the United States in 1884 with an introduction letter from Charles Batchelor to Thomas Edison: "I know two great men," wrote Batchelor, "one is you and the other is this young man." Tesla spent the next 59 years of his productive life living in New York. Tesla set about improving Edison's line of dynamos while working in Edison's lab in New Jersey. It was here that his divergence of opinion with Edison over direct current versus alternating current began. This disagreement climaxed in the war of the currents as Edison fought a losing battle to protect his investment in direct current equipment and facilities.
Citizen explorer : the life of Zebulon Pike Orsi, Jared, 1970-
The fifth Beatle : the Brian Epstein story Tiwary, Vivek J., author.
"In 1961, twenty-seven-year-old Brian Epstein walked into a dank Liverpool basement to see an unknown rock band perform--and our world was forever changed. The fifth Beatle is Epstein's untold true story: the tale of a genuine visionary who discovered, managed, and guided the Beatles to unprecedented international stardom, rewriting the rule of the pop music business in the process. But Brian Epstein was also the ultimate outsider, constantly searching for a place where he might belong. He helped spread the Beatles' message of love to the entire world, yet died painfully lonely at the young age of thirty-two, consumed by staggering ambition and the endless, seemingly insurmountable struggles that came with it."--P.  of cover.
Being Oscar : from mob lawyer to Mayor of Las Vegas, only in America Goodman, Oscar Baylin, 1939-
The Mafia's go-to defender, Goodman's roster of clients reads like a history of organized crime: Meyer Lansky, Nicky Scarfo, and "Lefty" Rosenthal, as well as Mike Tyson and boxing promoter Don King, along with a midget, a dentist, and a federal judge. After thirty-five years as a defender, he ran for mayor of Las Vegas. He is as large a character in the history of organized crime as any of his clients. This is his astonishing story: the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
Piero's light : in search of Piero della Francesca : a Renaissance painter and the revolution in art, science, and religion Witham, Larry, 1952-
An innovative painter in the early generation of Renaissance artists and one of the great enigmas of art history, Piero della Francesca was also a knowledgable scholar on religious topics and a mathematician who wanted to use perspective and geometry to make painting a "true science." Piero lived in a tumultuous age of princes and popes, soldiers and schisms. A skilled geometer, he was also part of the philosophical revival of Platonism, an ancient worldview that would shape our modern revolutions in art, religion, and science. In 'Piero's Light', Larry Witham presents Piero not only as a vivid character in his own time, but as an integral piece of our artistic legacy that takes us from past visions of belief, beauty, and knowledge to a secular age, a time when science is redefining our mental experiences. Although only sixteen of Piero's works survive, few art historians doubt his importance in the Renaissance.--From publisher description.
Shadow of the Almighty : the life and testament of Jim Elliot Elliot, Elisabeth.
"Shadow of the Almighty is a modern classic story of faithfulness, obedience, and martyrdom. It is the best-selling account of the martyrdom of Jim Elliot and four other missionaries at the hands of the Huaorani Indians in Ecuador. Shadow of the Almighty has inspired Christians since its first publication in 1958. Elisabeth Elliot makes full use of Jim's revealing diaries to fill in the details of a life completely committed to God's service. This story was reintroduced to today's audiences in 2006 thanks to the release of the film, End of the Spear, which tells for the first time the killings from the perspective of the Huaorani." -- from publisher's website.
Alex Ferguson : my autobiography Ferguson, Alex, 1941- author.