An Unlikely Journey
Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Julián Castro
Format:   Hardcover

Description:
The keynote speaker at the 2012 DNC, former San Antonio mayor and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Julián Castro, tells his remarkable and inspiring life story.

In the spirit of a young Barack Obama's Dreams from My Father, comes a candid and compelling memoir about race and poverty in America. In many ways, there was no reason Julián Castro wou
King Con: The Bizarre Adventures of the Jazz Age's Greatest Impostor
Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   PAUL WILLETTS
Format:   Hardcover

Description:
The spellbinding tale of hustler Edgar Laplante - the king of Jazz Age con artists - who becomes the victim of his own dangerous game.

Edgar Laplante was a smalltime grifter, an erstwhile vaudeville performer, and an unabashed charmer. But after years of playing thankless gigs and traveling with medicine shows, he decided to undertake the most demanding and bra
Doing Justice: A Prosecutor's Thoughts on Crime, Punishment, and the Rule of Law
Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Preet Bharara
Format:   Hardcover

Description:
By the one-time federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York, an important overview of the way our justice system works, and why the rule of law is essential to our society. Using case histories, personal experiences and his own inviting writing and teaching style, Preet Bharara shows the thought process we need to best achieve truth and justice in our daily
Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story
Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Jacob Tobia
Format:   Hardcover

Description:
A heart-wrenching, eye-opening, and giggle-inducing memoir about what it's like to grow up not sure if you're (a) a boy, (b) a girl, (c) something in between, or (d) all of the above.

"When the political reality facing this country seems dark, we need shinier, sparklier thinkers in the public eye. With a signature style matched only by their w
Solitary
Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Albert Woodfox
Format:   Hardcover

Description:
Solitary is the unforgettable life story of a man who served more than four decades in solitary confinement -- in a 6-foot by 9-foot cell, 23 hours a day, in notorious Angola prison in Louisiana -- all for a crime he did not commit. That Albert Woodfox survived was, in itself, a feat of extraordinary endurance against the violence and deprivation he faced daily. T
Heavy: An American Memoir
Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Kiese Laymon
Format:   Paperback

Description:
*Named a Best Book of 2018 by the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, NPR, Broadly, Buzzfeed (Nonfiction) , The Undefeated, Library Journal (Biography/Memoirs) , The Washington Post (Nonfiction) , Southern Living (Southern) , Entertainment Weekly, and The New York Times Critics* In this powerful, provocative, and universally lauded memoir - shortlisted for th
The Trial of Lizzie Borden
Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Cara Robertson
Format:   Hardcover

Description:
The remarkable new account of an essential piece of American mythology - the trial of Lizzie Borden - based on twenty years of research and recently unearthed evidence.

The Trial of Lizzie Borden tells the true story of one of the most sensational murder trials in American history. When Andrew and Abby Borden were brutally hacked to death in Fall River, Mas
Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls: A Memoir
Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   T Kira Madden
Format:   Hardcover

Description:

"Frank and funny and powerful and surprising. An utterly gorgeous debut."-Lauren Groff

One of the most anticipated books of 2019--Electric Literature, Entertainment Weekly, Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, The Millions, Hyphen, Lit Hub, Nylon, The AV Club, The Advocate, The Rumpus, The Week, Books are Magic, Reading Women, Alma

My Eighty-One Years of Anarchy: A Memoir
Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   May Picqueray
Format:   Paperback

Description:
May Picqueray (1898-1983) missed none of the major events in history during her lifetime. In 1921, she sent a parcel bomb (it exploded without casualties) to the US ambassador in Paris, to protest against the infamous conviction and death sentence of Sacco and Vanzetti. In November 1922 she was commissioned by the CGTU Metal Federation at the Congress to attend the
Era of Ignition: Coming of Age in a Time of Rage and Revolution
Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Amber Tamblyn
Format:   Hardcover

Description:
A passionate and deeply personal exploration of feminism during divisive times by actor, filmmaker, and activist Amber Tamblyn

In her late twenties, Amber Tamblyn experienced a crisis of character while trying to break out of the confines of the acting career she'd forged as a child in order to become the writer and director she dreamed of being as an adult. After