Biography & Autobiography

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    The Long Hello
    Memory, My Mother, and Me
    By Cathie Borrie
    (Arcade Publishing)
    A powerful, ground-shifting account of caring for a parent with Alzheimer's about which Maya Angelou exclaimed, "Joy!" Since Cathie Borrie delivered her keynote performance at the World Alzheimer's Day event sponsored by the Community and Access Programs of the Museum of Modern Art, her self-published... [READ MORE]
    Money Sucks
    A Memoir on Why Too Much or Too Little Can Ruin You
    By Michael Baughman
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    A funny and touching story about how to deal with the struggles of adulthood, how to live a good life, and how money can complicate it all.Michael Baughman’s hope was to send his oldest grandson off to his first year of college in the fall of 2012 with an informed and thoughtful attitude toward what... [READ MORE]
    Dead Reckoning
    Navigating a Life on the Last Frontier, Courting Tragedy on Its High Seas
    By Dave Atcheson
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    This is the true story of a journey to a seaside town and the always unpredictable torrent of dark escapades that accompany a life at sea. It’s a story of a world peopled by those who often live on the frayed edges of society, who shun the world in which most people thrive. It’s a story in which college... [READ MORE]
    Querencia
    By Stephen Bodio, Introduction by Malcolm Brooks
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Born in Boston, Stephen Bodio wandered into Magdalena, New Mexico, in the 1970s while on his way to Montana and never left. He was accompanied by Betsy Huntington, who was twenty years his senior; the couple had been inseparable from the day they met. After stumbling upon a vintage home along the highway,... [READ MORE]
    Snakemaster
    Wildlife Adventures with the World’s Most Dangerous Reptiles
    By Austin Stevens
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Known as the original “Snakemaster” from his various television shows, Austin Stevens is one of the most famous herpetologists in the world. From his show Austin Stevens: Snakemaster on Animal Planet to his many appearances in the media, Stevens is known as an incredibly smart, yet incredibly insane... [READ MORE]
    The Mountain Within
    The True Story of the World’s Most Extreme Free-Ascent Climber
    By Alexander Huber, Translated by Anna Brailovsky
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    One of the best mountaineers of our generation finally reveals the details of his many exciting extreme alpine ascents—ascents in which his only equipment is a pair of shoes and a small bag for holding chalk. Clinging to the crevasses in mountain walls, with muscles bulging as he makes his free ascent,... [READ MORE]
    Radiation Days
    The Rollicking, Lighthearted Story of a Man and His Cancer
    By Lynn Hoffman
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    What's it worth to you to live another year?Writer, poet, foodie, and storyteller Lynn Hoffman considers that question in Radiation Days, a memoir of his experience fighting throat cancer.How many arrows will you put up with? How often are you willing to puke? What's a good day, no, what's a good enough... [READ MORE]
    Charles Darwin
    Destroyer of Myths
    By Andrew Norman
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Charles Darwin did not deliberately set out to be the “destroyer of mythical beliefs,” some of which, in his early days as a young Christian, he had previously espoused. He was a modest man who liked to avoid controversy of any kind, yet paradoxically, he was to be the cause of the greatest controversy... [READ MORE]
    Once a Hussar
    A Memoir of Battle, Capture, and Escape in World War II
    By Ray Ellis
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Once a Hussar is a vivid account of the wartime experiences of Ray Ellis, a gunner who in later life recorded this well-written, candid, and perceptive memoir of the conflict he knew as a young man seventy years ago.As an impressionable teenager, filled with national pride, he was eager to join the army... [READ MORE]
    An Autobiography of John Muir
    Edited by Stephen Brennan
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Biographer Steven J. Holmes once wrote that John Muir was "one of the patron saints of twentieth-century American environmental activity." In his lifetime, the engineer, author, biologist, and activist worked alongside powerful men such as President Theodore Roosevelt, railroad executive E. H. Harriman,... [READ MORE]
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