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Born With Wings: The Spiritual Journey of a Modern Muslim Woman

Daisy Khan · Spiegel & Grau
Pages: 224
Format: Book

Daisy Khan has spent her adult life, as the executive director of the Women's Islamic Initiative in Spirituality and Equality (WISE) , trying to educate and empower Muslim women. Now, in this powerful memoir, she interweaves her own story - from her childhood in Kashmir to her adulthood...
 
 
Patrick Leigh Fermor: A Life in Letters

PATRICK LEIGH FERMOR · New York Review Books
Pages: 496
Format: Paperback

The first extensive collection of letters written by war hero and travel writing legend Patrick Leigh Fermor.The letters in this volume span seventy years, from February 1940 to January 2010. The first was written ten days before Patrick Leigh Fermor's twenty-fifth birthday, when he was an officer...
 
 
A Way from Darkness

Taylor Hunt · ekam publishing
Pages: 314
Format: Paperback

A Way from Darkness is the unflinching and confessional story of Taylor Hunt's journey from addiction to health - physical, emotional, and spiritual. His parents' divorce set the stage for a downward spiral of self-destruction. The pressure he felt to keep his family together coupled...
 
 
Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments, and Assorted Hijinks

Dick Cavett · Henry Holt and Co.; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Dick Cavett is back, sharing his reflections and reminiscences about Hollywood legends, American cultural icons, and the absurdities of everyday lifeIn Brief Encounters, the legendary talk show host Dick Cavett introduces us to the fascinating characters who have crossed his path, from...
 
 
Perfectly Clear: Escaping Scientology and Fighting for the Woman I Love

Michelle LeClair · Berkley
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The revelatory memoir by former "poster girl for Scientology" Michelle LeClair about her defection from the Church, her newly accepted sexual identity, and the lengths to which Scientology went to silence it.For years, Michelle LeClair, former President of Scientology's international...
 
 
Word detective : searching for the meaning of it all at the oxford english dictionary

John Simpson · Basic Books
Pages: 364
Format: Print book

Can you drink a glass of balderdash? What do you call the part of a dog's back it can't scratch? And if, serendipitously, you find yourself in Serendip, then where exactly are you? The answers to all of these questions - and a great many more - can be found in the pages of the Oxford English...
 
 
The Strategist: Brent Scowcroft and the Call of National Security

Bartholomew H Sparrow · Public Affairs
Pages: 717
Format: Print book

For more than thirty years, Brent Scowcroft has played a central role in American foreign policy. Scowcroft helped manage the American departure from Vietnam, helped plan the historic breakthrough to China, urged the first President Bush to repel the invasion of Kuwait, and worked to shape...
 
 
Chasing Phil: The Adventures of Two Undercover Agents with the World's Most Charming Con Man

DAVID HOWARD · Crown
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

A thrilling true crime caper, bursting with colorful characters and awash in '70s glamour, that spotlights the FBI's first white-collar undercover sting 1977, the Thunderbird Motel. J.J. Wedick and Jack Brennan - two fresh-faced, maverick FBI agents - were about to embark on one of their...
 
 
The problem with me : and other essays about making trouble in China today

Han Han · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

Satirical essays from China's most popular young troublemaker about growing up millennial and causing social and political scandal today.Han Han is the most influential (and provocative) young person in China, equally beloved and reviled for the satirical wit with which he takes on everyone...
 
 
The Best of Us: A Memoir

JOYCE MAYNARD · Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

From New York Times bestselling author Joyce Maynard, a memoir about discovering strength in the midst of great loss--"heart wrenching, inspiring, full of joy and tears and life." (Anne Lamott) In 2011, when she was in her late fifties, beloved author and journalist Joyce Maynard...
 
 
Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief's Tribute to America's Warriors

George W. Bush · Crown/Archetype
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

A vibrant collection of oil paintings and stories by President George W. Bush honoring the sacrifice and courage of America's military veterans. With Forewords by former First Lady Laura Bush and General Peter Pace, 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Growing out of President...
 
 
Hunting the President: Threats, Plots and Assassination Attempts--From FDR to Obama

Mel Ayton · Regnery History
Format: Book

In American history, four U.S. Presidents have been murdered at the hands of an assassin. In each case the assassinations changed the course of American history.But most historians have overlooked or downplayed the many threats modern presidents have faced, and survived. Author Mel Ayton...
 
 
Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America

Linda Tirado · Putnam
Pages: 195
Format: Book

One of the Best 5 Books of 2014 - Esquire"I've been waiting for this book for a long time. Well, not this book, because I never imagined that the book I was waiting for would be so devastatingly smart and funny, so consistently entertaining and unflinchingly on target. In fact, I would...
 
 
You're On an Airplane

Parker Posey · Blue Rider Press
Pages: 320
Format: Book

Have you ever wondered what it would be like talk to Parker Posey? On an airplane, with Parker as your seat companion, perhaps? Parker's irreverent, hilarious, and enchanting memoir gives you the incredible opportunity. Full of personal stories, whimsical how-tos, recipes, and beautiful...
 
 
Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know: The Fathers of Wilde, Yeats, and Joyce

COLM TOIBIN · Scribner
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

From Colm Tóibín, the formidable award-winning author of The Master and Brooklyn, an illuminating, intimate study of Irish culture, history, and literature told through the lives and work of three men - William Wilde, John Butler Yeats, and John Stanislaus Joyce - and the complicated,...