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- Random House Publishing Group 2002; US$ 16.00
When the ship veered into the Cape of Good Hope, Mum caught the spicy, heady scent of Africa on the changing wind. She smelled the people: raw onions and salt, the smell of people who are not afraid to eat meat, and who smoke fish over open fires on the beach and who pound maize into meal and who work out-of-doors. She held me up to face the earthy... more...
- HarperCollins 2005; US$ 10.99
You are six years old. Every day after school your father takes you to a sprawling castle filled with exotic animals, bowls of candy, and half-naked women catering to your every need. Welcome to the world of Playground , the true story of a young girl who grew up inside the Playboy Mansion. By the time she was fourteen, she'd done countless drugs,... more...
- Scribner 2006; US$ 18.99
When she arrived in Iraq in May 2004 as the most junior member of the Washington Post bureau staff, Jackie Spinner entered a war zone where traditional reporting had become impossible. Bombs were a daily occurrence and kidnapping an ever-present threat for American journalists. Yet "the longer I stayed, the more Iraq felt like my home," she writes.... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.00
?I had always thought about driving a cab, just thought it?d be interesting and different, a good way to make money. But it always seemed like a fleeting whim, a funny idea, something I would never actually do.? In her late twenties and after a series of unsatisfying office jobs, Melissa Plaut decided she was going to stop worrying about what to do... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 12.95
?Tell anyone who asks that you?re half-black and half-white, just like David Hasselhoff from Knight Rider.??Angela?s mother ?Love has no color,? insist Angela Nissel?s parents, but does it have a clue? In this candid, funny, and poignant memoir, Angela recounts growing up biracial in Philadelphia?moving back and forth between black inner-city schools... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 12.00
When Salon.com published Faulkner Fox?s article on motherhood, ?What I Learned from Losing My Mind,? the response was so overwhelming that Salon reran the piece twice. The experience made Faulkner realize that she was not alone?that the country is full of women who are anxious and conflicted about their roles as mothers and wives. In Dispatches from... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95
Diana Abu-Jaber?s vibrant, humorous memoir weaves together stories of being raised by a food-obsessed Jordanian father with tales of Lake Ontario shish kabob cookouts and goat stew feasts under Bedouin tents in the desert. These sensuously evoked repasts, complete with recipes, in turn illuminate the two cultures of Diana's childhood?American and Jordanian?while... more...
- Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 14.95
For many years, heartache prevented Nahid Rachlin from turning her sharp novelist's eye inward: to tell the story of how her own life diverged from that of her closest confidante and beloved sister, Pari. Growing up in Iran, both refused to accept traditional Muslim mores, and dreamed of careers in literature and on the stage. Their lives changed abruptly... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 20.99
The unsinkable Debbie Phelps?who captured the hearts of the world when her son, Michael, triumphed at the Beijing Olympic games?shares her inspirational story A Mother for All Seasons is the heartfelt, intimate memoir of an everywoman?a single mom and an educator who raised three exceptional children, including the greatest Olympian of all time,... more...
- Grand Central Publishing 2009; US$ 10.99
The Gift of an Ordinary Day is an intimate memoir of a family in transition-boys becoming teenagers, careers ending and new ones opening up, an attempt to find a deeper sense of place, and a slower pace, in a small New England town. It is a story of mid-life longings and discoveries, of lessons learned in the search for home and a new sense of... more...