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We Used to Own the Bronx
We Used to Own the Bronx (February 2009)
Memoirs of a Former Debutante
Eve Pell - Author

Award-Winning Finalist in the Autobiography/Memoirs category of the “Best Books 2010” Awards, sponsored by USA Book News

FINALIST - 2009 ForeWord Book of the Year in the Autobiography/Memoir Category

"... a literary treat. ... Pell gives us a kind of cultural anthropology of the closest thing in America to a landed gentry." — Wall Street Journal Review by Sol Stern...(Read More)

Death in the Classroom
Death in the Classroom (January 2009)
Writing about Love and Loss
Jeffrey Berman - Author

Shows how death education can be brought from the healing professions to the literature classroom.

In Death in the Classroom, Jeffrey Berman writes about Love and Loss, the course that he designed and taught two years after his wife’s death, in which he explored with his students the literature of bereavement. Berman, building on his previous courses that emphasized self-disclosing writing, shows ho...(Read More)
The River and I
The River and I (October 2008)
John G. Neihardt - Author

Autobiographical journey down the Missouri River in 1908.

In 1908, the brilliant poet and writer John G. Neihardt traveled by canoe down the then-untamed Missouri River for fifty-six days. His account, rousing and elegantly reflective, showcases the long ago, fascinating world through which the mighty river passed. The River and I is at once a classic adventure tale, an enduring homage to the Old West, and a...(Read More)
A Diary of Gastric Bypass Surgery
A Diary of Gastric Bypass Surgery (May 2008)
When the Benefits Outweigh the Costs
Darlene K. Drummond - Author

The story of one African American woman’s decision to undergo gastric bypass surgery.

While gastric bypass surgery is often touted by the media as “the easy way out,” and American health care professionals increasingly endorse weight loss surgery for a population plagued by obesity and its complications, A Diary of Gastric Bypass Surgery discloses the sacrifices, suffering, and commitment r...(Read More)
Dancing on the White Page
Dancing on the White Page (January 2008)
Black Women Entertainers Writing Autobiography
Kwakiutl L. Dreher - Author

Investigates the literary voices of six Black women entertainers and how they negotiated the tensions between the entertainment industries and the Black community.

Dancing on the White Page examines the popular autobiographies of six well-known Black women entertainers—Diahann Carroll, Dorothy Dandridge, Lena Horne, Eartha Kitt, Whoopi Goldberg, and Mary Wilson—and makes a case for adding Black celebrit...(Read More)
When Huai Flowers Bloom
When Huai Flowers Bloom (October 2007)
Stories of the Cultural Revolution
Shu Jiang Lu - Author

Depicts the Cultural Revolution through stories in a variety of voices.

Set against China’s turbulent years between the early 1960s and the late 1970s, When Huai Flowers Bloom is the literary memoir of a young girl who manages to sustain love, imagination, and strength during this most chaotic time. With twelve separate yet interconnected stories, Shu Jiang Lu alternates between storyteller and listen...(Read More)

Emerson and Eros
Emerson and Eros (May 2007)
The Making of a Cultural Hero
Len Gougeon - Author

Traces the spiritual, psychological, and intellectual evolution of one of America’s most important cultural figures.

Thiscritical biography traces the spiritual, psychological, and intellectual growth of one of America’s foremost oracles and prophets, Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882). Beginning with his undergraduate career at Harvard and spanning the range of his adult life, the book examin...(Read More)
The Philosopher's
The Philosopher's "I" (October 2006)
Autobiography and the Search for the Self
J. Lenore Wright - Author

Using works written over the course of 1,500 years, considers philosophers’ autobiographies as a genre of philosophical writing.

This book examines philosophers’ autobiographies as a genre of philosophical writing. Author J. Lenore Wright focuses her attention on five philosophical autobiographies: Augustine’s Confessions, Descartes’ Meditations, Rousseau’s The Confessi...(Read More)
The Other Daughters of the Revolution
The Other Daughters of the Revolution (July 2006)
The Narrative of K. White (1809) and the Memoirs of Elizabeth Fisher (1810)
Sharon Halevi - Edited and with an introduction by
K. White - Author
Elizabeth Fisher - Author

Presents two of the earliest autobiographies of American women.

Early in the nineteenth century, New York residents K. White and Elizabeth Fisher wrote and published two of the earliest autobiographies written by American women. Their lives ran along parallel courses: both were daughters of Loyalists who chose to remain in the United States; both found themselves entangled in unhappy marriages, abandoned for exte...(Read More)
Living the Death of God
Living the Death of God (May 2006)
A Theological Memoir
Thomas J. J. Altizer - Author
Mark C. Taylor - Foreword by

The eminent death-of-God theologian traces his lifelong search for a theory that is contemporary yet biblical.

Theologian Thomas J. J. Altizer became both famous and infamous as the chief spokesman for death-of-God theology in the 1960s. In the years that followed, he has created a theological tradition that has influenced all succeeding generations of theologians. Living the Death of God ...(Read More)
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