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Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption
by William Cope Moyers with Katherine Ketcham

One evening in 1994, William Cope Moyers was lying flat on his back on the floor of an Atlanta crack house at the end of a four-day cocaine binge while his father, veteran journalist Bill Moyers, frantically searched for him. In this haunting memoir, William shares the incredible and harrowing story of how he got from there to where he is today.



Hungry Hill: A Memoir Hungry Hill: A Memoir
by Carole O'Malley Gaunt

On a sweltering June night in 1959, Betty O'Malley died from lymphatic cancer, leaving behind an alcoholic husband and eight shell-shocked children -- seven sons and one daughter, ranging in age from two to fifteen years.



A Star Is Found: Our Adventures Casting Some of Hollywood's Biggest Movies A Star Is Found: Our Adventures Casting Some of Hollywood's Biggest Movies
by Janet Hirshenson and Jane Jenkins with Rachel Kranz

For anyone who's ever wondered how the Princess Bride ended up with an English accent or what Julia Roberts wore to the audition for her first major role -- or for anyone who's ever walked out of a movie saying "I would never have put that guy in that part" -- here is a first-of-its-kind look at how actors are chosen and careers are born.



SailingActs: Following an Ancient Voyage SailingActs: Following an Ancient Voyage
by Linford Stutzman

Seafaring isn't for the faint of heart. It wasn't for the Apostle Paul in the first century A.D.-- shipwrecked, imprisoned, and often a stranger in foreign lands. And it turned out to be a heart-stopping task some 2,000 years later when Linford Stutzman, a religion professor, and his wife undertook a 14-month journey by sailboat.



Saving Graces: Finding Solace and Strength from Friends and Strangers Saving Graces: Finding Solace and Strength from Friends and Strangers
by Elizabeth Edwards

Elizabeth Edwards shares her experiences in Saving Graces, an incandescent memoir of her trials, tragedies, and triumphs, and of how various communities celebrated her joys and lent her steady strength and quiet hope in darker times.



Peace Mom: A Mother's Journey Through Heatrache to Activism Peace Mom: A Mother's Journey Through Heatrache to Activism
by Cindy Sheehan

On April 4, 2004, Cindy Sheehan learned that Casey, the eldest of her four children, had been killed in Iraq, where he was serving in the United States Army. After struggling through crippling grief for three weeks, she came to an epiphany: "I will spend my life trying to make Casey's sacrifice count for peace and love, not killing and hate."



Uncivilized Beasts and Shameless Hellions: Travels with an NPR Correspondent Uncivilized Beasts and Shameless Hellions: Travels with an NPR Correspondent
by John F. Burnett

As a radio journalist whose work appears regularly on Morning Edition and All Things Considered, John F. Burnett has reported from the Branch Davidian standoff in Waco and the Kosovo conflict; covered the guerilla wars in Central America; ridden with US marines during the invasion of Iraq; and reported from the flooded streets of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and from New York City, Pakistan, and Afghanistan in the weeks and months following 9/11.



My Life as a Furry Red Monster: What Being Elmo Has Taught Me About Life, Love, and Laughing Out Loud My Life as a Furry Red Monster: What Being Elmo Has Taught Me About Life, Love, and Laughing Out Loud
by Kevin Clash with Gary Brozek

Meet Kevin Clash, the man behind the Muppet and the unassuming heart and soul of Elmo. At last, the puppeteer who has performed Elmo for nearly twenty years comes out from behind the stage to share his story.



The Prince of the Marshes: And Other Occupational Hazards of a Year in Iraq The Prince of the Marshes: And Other Occupational Hazards of a Year in Iraq
by Rory Stewart

In August 2003, at the age of thirty, Rory Stewart took a taxi from Jordan to Baghdad. A Farsi-speaking British diplomat who had recently completed an epic walk from Turkey to Bangladesh, he was soon appointed deputy governor of Amara and then Nasiriyah, provinces in the remote, impoverished marsh regions of southern Iraq.



Sword and Blossom: A British Officer's Enduring Love for a Japanese Woman Sword and Blossom: A British Officer's Enduring Love for a Japanese Woman
by Peter Pagnamenta and Momoko Williams

This is the true story of an extraordinary love affair that began when a young Army officer fell in love with a Japanese woman in the early years of the twentieth century. An astonishing story of enduring love and great loss, Sword and Blossom is based on a treasure trove of more than eight hundred letters.



The Places in Between The Places in Between
by Rory Stewart

In January 2002 Rory Stewart walked across Afghanistan -- surviving by his wits, his knowledge of Persian dialects and Muslim customs, and the kindness of strangers. By day he passed through mountains covered in nine feet of snow, hamlets burned and emptied by the Taliban, and communities thriving amid the remains of medieval civilizations.



Letters to Sam: A Grandfather's Lessons on Love, Loss, and the Gifts of Life Letters to Sam: A Grandfather's Lessons on Love, Loss, and the Gifts of Life
by Daniel Gottlieb

Although the themes of the letters are universal, they draw from a highly personal well of experience. Dan Gottlieb has been paralyzed from the neck down since a nearly fatal automobile accident twenty-five years ago.