Category: Biography


Emblem Editions | June 7, 2011 | 448 pages
#1 New York Timesbestselling author and finalist for the National Book Award - one of the most admired and controversial public intellectuals of our time - shares his personal life story. Most who have observed Christopher Hitchens over the years would agree that he possesses a ferocious intellect... More Info

Phillis Wheatley

Univ of Georgia Pr | November 1, 2011 | 304 pages
With Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral(1773), Phillis Wheatley (1753?–1784) became the first English-speaking person of African descent to publish a book and only the second woman-of any race or background- to do so in America. Written in Boston while she was just a teenager, and... More Info

And Still Peace Did Not Come

Hyperion | March 22, 2011 | 320 pages
A single mother discusses her tireless work helping to reform former child soldiers in her country of Liberia by recording oral histories of their harrowing stories.  More Info


Bloomsbury Publishing PLC | March 1, 2012 | 304 pages
Over the past few months I have delivered lectures, presentations and interviews on the Egyptian Revolution. I have had overflowing houses everywhere, been stopped by old ladies in the street and had my hand shaken by numerous taxi drivers and shopkeepers. And all because I'm Egyptian and the... More Info

The Memory Palace

Free Pr | August 9, 2011 | 336 pages
The Pushcart Prize-nominated daughter of piano prodigy Norma Herr describes how her sister and she were forced by their mother's violent schizophrenic episodes to discontinue contact with her until the author's debilitating injury changed her sense of the world and enabled a healing access to... More Info

Story of Che Guevara

September 20, 2011 | 400 pages
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Steve Jobs

Simon and Schuster | October 24, 2011 | 630 pages
Based on more than 40 interviews with Steve Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than 100 family members, friends, adversaries, competitors and colleagues--the author offers a fascinating look at the co-founder and leading creative force behind the Apple computer company.... More Info

The Four Walls of My Freedom

McArthur & Co Pub Ltd | March 16, 2012 | 270 pages
This is a riveting and redemptive family memoir. Donna Thomson's vivid descriptions of her own experience in treading delicately through daily care, medical emergencies and the medical bureaucracy as she and her family cope with her son Nicholas' cerebral palsy is both inspirational and... More Info

The Little Red Guard

Riverhead Books (Hardcover) | April 26, 2012 | 272 pages
Traces a Communist Chinese family's contentious 15-year struggle to honor a grandmother's dying wish to be buried in spite of a national ban of traditional Chinese practices, an effort that pitted family members against one another and risked their capture by authorities.  More Info

One Day I Will Write About This Place

Granta Books (UK) | January 1, 2012 | 320 pages
In this vivid and compelling debut memoir, acclaimed Kenyan Caine Prize winner Wainaina takes readers through his school days, his mother's religious period, his failed attempt to study in South Africa as a computer programmer, a moving family reunion in Uganda, and his travels around Kenya.  More Info

A Whale for the Killing

Douglas & McIntyre Limited | September 11, 2012 | 256 pages
Feisty icon; passionate Canadian; unrelenting foe of all pretension; energetic provocateur-at-large and most importantly, superb and dedicated writer, there cannot be a Canadian alive who is unaware fo the legacy that is Farley Moawt. And No Bird Sangand Whale for the Killingare the first books in... More Info

Tiger, Tiger

Douglas & McIntyre | February 15, 2012 | 336 pages
A Globe & Mail Top 100 Selection A devastating memoir of stolen childhood, Tiger, Tiger has sold in 19 countries and is already an international sensation. One summer day, Margaux Fragososwam up to Peter Curran at a public swimming pool and asked him to play. She was seven; he was fifty-one.... More Info

Awfully Devoted Women

December 13, 2010 | 328 pages
The lives of many lesbians prior to 1965 remain cloaked in mystery.Historians have turned the spotlight on upper-middle-class"romantic friends" and on working-class butch and femmewomen, but the lives of the lower-middle-class majority remain in theshadows. Awfully Devoted Womenoffers a portrait... More Info

Tutu: Authorized

HarperOne | October 4, 2011 | 354 pages
An authorized biography of the Anglican archbishop of South Africa who has spent his life fighting injustice includes interviews by Tutu's daughter with world leaders who witnessed Tutu's life and worked alongside him.  More Info

Tommy Douglas

Penguin Global | December 14, 2011 | 204 pages
Vincent Lam Penguin 2011 Hardcover, 235 pages 9780670068517 Once voted the Greatest Canadian of all time and known as the Father  More Info

Just Like Someone Without Mental Illness Only More So

Delacorte Press | October 5, 2010 | 224 pages
The son of Kurt Vonnegut picks up where his previous memoir--The Eden Express, in which he discussed the onset of his schizophrenia-- left off, chronicling his battles with alcoholism, his calling to practice medicine, another psychotic break, marriage and fatherhood and the passing of his father.  More Info

The Little Book of Rob Ford

House of Anansi | June 30, 2011 | 128 pages
House of Anansi 2011 Paperback, 160 pages 9781770890077 From  More Info