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Daring to Drive: The Young Saudi Woman Who Stood Up to a Kingdom of Men

Daring to Drive: The Young Saudi Woman Who Stood Up to a Kingdom of Men

Manal Al-Sharif

A gripping memoir about a young woman from Saudi Arabia who becomes the accidental leader of a wildly subversive movement to put women behind the steering wheel.

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 Special priceHunger: A Memoir of (My) Body

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body

Roxane Gay

From the New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist: a searingly honest memoir of food, weight, self-image, and learning how to feed your hunger while taking care of yourself.

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The Mighty Franks: A Memoir

The Mighty Franks: A Memoir

Michael Frank

A story at once extremely strange and entirely familiar - about families, innocence, art and love. This hugely enjoyable, totally unforgettable memoir is a classic in the making.

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Theft by Finding: Diaries Volume One

Theft by Finding: Diaries Volume One

David Sedaris

*A new roundup of personal essays from the #1 bestselling writer Time named America's Favorite Humorist.

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 Special price Read reviewUnderstory: A Life With Trees

Understory: A Life With Trees

Inga Simpson

A memoir about staying in one place, told through trees, by the award-winning author of MR WIGG, NEST and WHERE THE TREES WERE.

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 Special priceRising Star: The Making of Barack Obama

Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama

David J. Garrow

The definitive account of Barack Obama's life before he became the 44th president of the United States - the formative years, confluence of forces, and influential figures who helped shaped an extraordinary leader and his rise -...

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 Read reviewThe Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying

The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying

Nina Riggs

Built on her wildly popular Modern Love column, 'When a Couch is More Than a Couch' (9/23/2016), a breathtaking memoir of living meaningfully with 'death in the room' by the 38 year old great-great-great granddaughter of Ralph...

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 Read reviewAdult Fantasy

Adult Fantasy

Briohny Doyle

A wry and topical inquiry into how we respond when our cultural clock starts ticking.

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I Was Told to Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad

I Was Told to Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad

Souad Mekhennet

Souad Mekhennet is a German-born Moroccan Muslim, a Washington Post correspondent, still based in Germany. This is her brave and powerful memoir. Her life and her quest are nothing less than THE modern story.

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 Read reviewWoman of Substances: A Journey into Addiction and Treatment

Woman of Substances: A Journey into Addiction and Treatment

Jenny Valentish

Journalist Jenny Valentish investigates the female experience of drugs and alcohol, using her own story to light the way. Her travels around Australia take her to treatment facilities and AA groups. Mining the expertise of leading...

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The Many Ways of Seeing

The Many Ways of Seeing

Nick Gleeson, Peter Bishop

The Many Ways of Seeing is an inspiring true story about determination in the face of hardship, the importance of trust and friendship and the wonderful relationship between a mentor and writer.

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The Finch in My Brain: How I Forgot How to Read but Found How to Live

The Finch in My Brain: How I Forgot How to Read but Found How to Live

Martino Sclavi

Diagnosed with fatal brain cancer, the treatment that follows renders the writer of this extraordinary memoir unable to recognise words. This is the inspiring story he can no longer read. With a foreword by Russell Brand.

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Turning: A Swimming Memoir

Turning: A Swimming Memoir

Jessica J. Lee

She swims to explore the natural history of fresh water and to examine her own place and identity in the world. Turning is a nature memoir chronicling Jessica J. Lee's year of swimming.

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The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from My Life

The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from My Life

John Le Carre

The author shares personal anecdotes from his life, discussing subjects ranging from his Cold War-era service in British intelligence to his work as a writer in Russia before and after the collapse of the Berlin Wall.

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Mockingbird Songs: My Friendship with Harper Lee

Mockingbird Songs: My Friendship with Harper Lee

Wayne Flynt

Writing resonated with many Alabamians, in particular three sisters: Louise, Alice, and Nelle Harper Lee. Beginning with their first meeting in 1983, a mutual respect and affection for the state's history and literature matured...

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 Read reviewBetween Them: Remembering My Parents

Between Them: Remembering My Parents

Richard Ford

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sportswriter comes a deeply personal account of his parents - an intimate portrait of American mid-twentieth century life, and a celebration of family love.

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 Read reviewFor a Girl: A True Story of Secrets, Motherhood and Hope

For a Girl: A True Story of Secrets, Motherhood and Hope

Mary-Rose MacColl

Memories and secrets buried for over twenty years surfaced after Mary-Rose MacColl gave birth to a much longed-for baby.

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The Good Girl of Chinatown

The Good Girl of Chinatown

Jenevieve Chang

From Sydney suburbia to the grey clouds of London, Jenevieve Chang has been running away for as long as she can remember. Now - along with other Westerners trying to escape the 2008 GFC - she has arrived in Shanghai, a city from...

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