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- Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 16.00
The bestselling author of Postcards from the Edge comes clean (well, sort of) in her first-ever memoir, adapted from her one-woman Broadway hit show. Fisher reveals what it was really like to grow up a product of ?Hollywood in-breeding,? come of age on the set of a little movie called Star Wars , and become a cultural icon and bestselling action... more...
- HarperCollins 2016; US$ 12.79
The #1 New York Times bestseller The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America?s greatest achievements in space. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner. Before John Glenn orbited the... more...
- Random House 2016; US$ 23.96
Selected as a Book of the Year in the Telegraph, Mail & Lady As read on BBC Radio 4 All families have their myths and legends. For many years Juliet Nicolson accepted hers ? the dangerous beauty of her flamenco dancing great-great-grandmother Pepita, the flirty manipulation of her great-grandmother Victoria, the infamous eccentricity... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 7.99
Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou?s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide. Sent by their mother to... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER They met over their dogs. Gail Caldwell and Caroline Knapp (author of Drinking: A Love Story ) became best friends, talking about everything from their love of books and their shared history of a struggle with alcohol to their relationships with men. Walking the woods of New England and rowing on the Charles River, these... more...
- Washington Square Press 2012; US$ 16.00
Mago pointed to a spot on the dirt floor and reminded me that my umbilical cord was buried there. ?That way,? Mami told the midwife, ?no matter where life takes her, she won?t ever forget where she came from.? Then Mago touched my belly button . . . She said that my umbilical cord was like a ribbon that connected me to Mami. She said, ?It doesn?t... more...
- Scribner 2001; US$ 18.00
On Her Own Ground is the first full-scale, definitive biography of Madam C. J. Walker?the legendary African American entrepreneur and philanthropist?by her great-great-granddaughter, A'Lelia Bundles. The daughter of slaves, Madam C. J. Walker was orphaned at seven, married at fourteen and widowed at twenty. She spent the better part of the next... more...
- Touchstone 2007; US$ 18.99
The 1950s phenomenon of Roller Derby is back in full force, and it's definitely not your grandma's game anymore. With leagues in more than one hundred cities across the country, a national tournament, and major sponsors, the new wave of the sport has gone mainstream. No one is better qualified to tell the story of Flat Track Derby's astronomic rise... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.95
In this remarkable reconstruction of an eighteenth-century woman's extraordinary and turbulent life, historian Linda Colley not only tells the story of Elizabeth Marsh, one of the most distinctive travelers of her time, but also opens a window onto a radically transforming world.Marsh was conceived in Jamaica, lived in London, Gibraltar, and Menorca,... more...
- Atria Books 2010; US$ 15.00
One of the most visible figures in both the hip-hop and civil rights movements charts her moral and spiritual development in a stirring and poignant memoir spanning five decades. As a child growing up in North Carolina, Alice Faye Williams knew that the most important thing her impoverished family lacked was land; as she puts it, "The land, to live... more...