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Balcony on the moon - coming of age in Palestine Balcony on the moon - coming of age in Palestine

"Balcony on the Moon follows Ibtisam Barakat through her childhood and adolescence in Palestine from 1972-1981 and chronicles her desire to be a writer"--

Nov 28, 2016
Diana - her true story - in her own words Diana - her true story - in her own words

The sudden and tragic death of Princess Diana caused the world to reflect on how much this singular woman meant to us all. This new edition of her life story -- which includes Diana's personal recollections in her own words, as well as an account of the events surrounding her death -- poignantly strengthens her hold on our hearts. From her fairy-tale wedding and the births of her two wonderful boys to the stunning collapse of her marriage, Diana's luminous but troubled life transfixed millions.

Dec 2, 2016
Girl, interrupted Girl, interrupted

In 1967, after a session with a psychiatrist she'd never seen before, eighteen-year-old Susanna Kaysen was put in a taxi and sent to McLean Hospital. She spent most of the next two years on the ward for teenage girls in a psychiatric hospital as renowned for its famous clientele--Sylvia Plath, Robert Lowell, James Taylor, and Ray Charles--as for its progressive methods of treating those who could afford its sanctuary. Kaysen's memoir encompasses horror and razor-edged perception while providing

Nov 28, 2016
Lion Lion

A young man rediscovers not only his childhood life and home, but an identity long-since left behind.

Dec 2, 2016
Play it forward - from Gymboree to the yoga mat and beyond Play it forward - from Gymboree to the yoga mat and beyond

"Details the business journey of Joan Barnes, from founding and leading Gymboree to the brink of its prosperous IPO, to the personal crisis that forced her to step down as CEO, to her successful second act as the founder of an innovative yoga business"--

Nov 28, 2016
Sometimes brilliant - the impossible adventure of a spiritual seeker and visionary physician who helped conquer the worst disease in history Sometimes brilliant - the impossible adventure of a spiritual seeker and visionary physician who helped conquer the worst disease in history

"The unforgettable, entertaining, and inspiring memoir of the activist, teacher, entrepreneur, and spiritual leader that illuminates some of the most revolutionary events of a generation, many of the legendary people who defined it, and a towering figure at the center of it. Larry Brilliant's life journey has led him on a purposeful path across continents and countercultural movements, marching arm-in-arm with the men and women who defined a generation. A man who has always been in the right pla

Dec 2, 2016
The atheist Muslim - a journey from religion to reason The atheist Muslim - a journey from religion to reason

"In much of the Muslim world, religion is the central foundation upon which family, community, morality, and identity are built. The inextricable embodiment of religion in Muslim culture has forced a new generation of non-believing Muslims to face the heavy costs of abandoning their parents' religion: disowned by their families, marginalized from their communities, imprisoned, or even sentenced to death by their governments. Struggling to reconcile the Muslim society he was living in as a scient

Nov 28, 2016
Twenty letters to a friend - a memoir Twenty letters to a friend - a memoir

Nov 28, 2016
Un/masked - memoirs of a Guerrilla Girl on tour Un/masked - memoirs of a Guerrilla Girl on tour

A revealing look at the face behind the mask of one of the famously controversial Guerrilla Girls.

Nov 28, 2016
When we rise - my life in the movement When we rise - my life in the movement

A longtime LGBTQ and AIDS activist offes an account of his life from sexually liberated 1970s San Francisco, through the AIDS crisis, and up to his present-day involvement with the marriage equality battle.

Nov 28, 2016