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Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty
Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty
Written by Diane Keaton
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ISBN: 9780812994278
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Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty

Written by Diane Keaton


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: April 29, 2014
Price: $13.99

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From Academy Award winner and bestselling author Diane Keaton comes a candid, hilarious, and deeply affecting look at beauty, aging, and the importance of staying true to yourself—no matter what anyone else thinks.

 
Diane Keaton has spent a lifetime coloring outside the lines of the conventional notion... Read more >
Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty
Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty
Written by Diane Keaton
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ISBN: 9780804194433
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Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty

Written by Diane Keaton


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: April 29, 2014
Price: $26.00

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From Academy Award winner and bestselling author Diane Keaton comes a candid, hilarious, and deeply affecting look at beauty, aging, and the importance of staying true to yourself—no matter what anyone else thinks.

 
Diane Keaton has spent a lifetime coloring outside the lines of the conventional notion... Read more >
Mother to the Motherless
Mother to the Motherless
Written by Mama Zipporah
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ISBN: 9781578264933
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Mother to the Motherless
The inspiring true story of one woman's devotion to the orphaned children of Kenya
Written by Mama Zipporah


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
On Sale: April 29, 2014
Price: $15.00

Following the life and doings of Mama Zipporah, a modern day saint, Mother to the Motherless is the memoir of an incredible woman's inspiring true story of rising from the depths of abuse and poverty to found one of the most successful children's shelters in Kenya.

The beginnings of Mama... Read more >
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¿Muerta?... ¡Pero de la risa!
¿Muerta?... ¡Pero de la risa!
Written by Maria Antonieta Collins
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ISBN: 9780307744982
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¿Muerta?... ¡Pero de la risa!

Written by Maria Antonieta Collins


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: April 29, 2014
Price: $9.99

Con el candor de siempre y la honestidad y el humor que la definen, María Antonieta Collins relata cómo su carrera periodística se esfumó de repente pero regresó mejor que nunca. Escribe sobre el camino espiritual que la ayudo a superar una época oscura y como su fe la ayudó recuperar... Read more >
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¿Muerta?... ¡Pero de la risa!
¿Muerta?... ¡Pero de la risa!
Written by Maria Antonieta Collins
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ISBN: 9780307743442
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¿Muerta?... ¡Pero de la risa!

Written by Maria Antonieta Collins


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: April 29, 2014
Price: $15.00

Con el candor de siempre y la honestidad y el humor que la definen, María Antonieta Collins relata cómo su carrera periodística se esfumó de repente pero regresó mejor que nunca. Escribe sobre el camino espiritual que la ayudo a superar una época oscura y como su fe la ayudó recuperar... Read more >
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Empty Mansions
Empty Mansions
Written by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr.
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345534538
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Empty Mansions
The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune
Written by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr.


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
On Sale: April 22, 2014
Price: $17.00

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
Janet Maslin, The New York Times • St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.

When Pulitzer Prizewinning journalist Bill Dedman noticed in 2009 a grand home... Read more >
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Casi una Mujer
Casi una Mujer
Written by Esmeralda Santiago
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ISBN: 9780804153393
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Casi una Mujer

Written by Esmeralda Santiago


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: April 16, 2014
Price: $9.99

A simultaneous Spanish-language edition, originally translated for Vintage by
Nina Torres-Vidal

In her new memior, the acclaimed author of When I Was Puerto Rican continues the riveting chronicle of her life.

"Negi," as Santiago's family affectionately calls her, leaves rural Macun in 1961 to live in a three-bedroom tenement apartment with seven siblings, and... Read more >
Bootstrapper
Bootstrapper
Written by Mardi Jo Link
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307743589
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Bootstrapper
From Broke to Badass on a Northern Michigan Farm
Written by Mardi Jo Link


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $15.00

When Mardi Jo Link finds herself a newly single mother after nineteen years of marriage, she makes a seemingly impossible resolution: to stay in her century old-farmhouse and continue raising her three boys on well-water, chopping wood, and dirt. Armed with an unflagging sense of humor and a relentless optimism that...

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Mother Daughter Me
Mother Daughter Me
Written by Katie Hafner
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ISBN: 9780812981698
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Mother Daughter Me
A Memoir
Written by Katie Hafner


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $16.00

The complex, deeply binding relationship between mothers and daughters is brought vividly to life in Katie Hafner’s remarkable memoir, an exploration of the year she and her mother, Helen, spent working through, and triumphing over, a lifetime of unresolved emotions.
 
Dreaming of a “year in Provence” with her mother, Katie... Read more >
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The Smithsonian First Ladies Collection
The Smithsonian First Ladies Collection
Written by Lisa Kathleen Graddy and Amy Pastan
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781588344694
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The Smithsonian First Ladies Collection

Written by Lisa Kathleen Graddy and Amy Pastan


Format: Trade Paperback, 104 pages
On Sale: April 1, 2014
Price: $12.95

Admire the nationally famous collection of first ladies' gowns and learn about the contributions made by the women who wore them

The Smithsonian First Ladies Collection is a beautifully illustrated book inspired by one of the most popular attractions at the Smithsonian: the first ladies exhibit at the National Museum of American...

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The Harm in Asking
The Harm in Asking
Written by Sara Barron
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ISBN: 9780307720702
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The Harm in Asking
My Clumsy Encounters with the Human Race
Written by Sara Barron


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: March 25, 2014
Price: $14.99

Welcome to the perverse and hilarious mind of Sara Barron. In The Harm in Asking, she boldly addresses the bizarre indignities of everyday life: from invisible pets to mobster roommates, from a hatred of mayonnaise to an unrequited love of k.d. lang, from the ruinous side effect of broccoli to the...

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The Harm in Asking
The Harm in Asking
Written by Sara Barron
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ISBN: 9780307720719
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The Harm in Asking
My Clumsy Encounters with the Human Race
Written by Sara Barron


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: March 25, 2014
Price: $9.99

Welcome to the perverse and hilarious mind of Sara Barron. In The Harm in Asking, she boldly addresses the bizarre indignities of everyday life: from invisible pets to mobster roommates, from a hatred of mayonnaise to an unrequited love of k.d. lang, from the ruinous side effect of broccoli to the...

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Something Fierce
Something Fierce
Written by Carmen Aguirre
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ISBN: 9780345813824
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Something Fierce
Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter
Written by Carmen Aguirre


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: March 25, 2014
Price: $19.95

The winner of CBC's Canada Reads 2012, Something Fierce by Carmen Aguirre, re-issued by Vintage Canada.      

Six-year-old Carmen Aguirre fled to Canada with her family following General Augusto Pinochet's violent 1973 coup in Chile. Five years later, when her mother and stepfather returned to South America as Chilean resistance members, Carmen and... Read more >
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Eighty Days
Eighty Days
Written by Matthew Goodman
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ISBN: 9780345527271
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Eighty Days
Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World
Written by Matthew Goodman


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $16.00

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

On November 14, 1889, Nellie Bly, the crusading young female reporter for Joseph Pulitzer’s World newspaper, left New York City by steamship on a quest to break the record for the fastest trip around the world. Also departing from New York that day—and heading in the opposite direction by train—was... Read more >
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A Kind of Magic
A Kind of Magic
Written by Edna Ferber
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ISBN: 9780345805805
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A Kind of Magic
An Autobiography
Written by Edna Ferber


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $11.99

Bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner Edna Ferber's fascinating second autobiography—a follow-up to her first, A Peculiar Treasure—in which she shares the adventures of her life from 1939 to 1963.

Rather than just an autobiography, A Kind of Magic serves as a chronicle of American history from 1939-1963 through the eyes of... Read more >
A Peculiar Treasure
A Peculiar Treasure
Written by Edna Ferber
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ISBN: 9780345805799
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A Peculiar Treasure
An Autobiography
Written by Edna Ferber


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $11.99

Pulitzer Prize winner Edna Ferber's stunning first autobiography, in which she recounts her small-town Midwestern childhood and rise to literary fame, all amidst the backdrop of America around the turn of the 20th century.

A modest girl growing up one of the only Jewish children in her Midwestern town, Edna Ferber started... Read more >
Sum It Up
Sum It Up
Written by Pat Head Summitt and Sally Jenkins
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ISBN: 9780385347051
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Sum It Up
A Thousand and Ninety-Eight Victories, a Couple of Irrelevant Losses, and a Life in Perspective
Written by Pat Head Summitt and Sally Jenkins


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $16.00

Pat Summitt, the all-time winningest coach in NCAA basketball history and bestselling author of Reach for the Summitt and Raise The Roof, tells for the first time her remarkable story of victory and resilience as well as facing down her greatest challenge: early-onset Alzheimer's disease.

Pat Summitt was only 21 when she... Read more >
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Dear Abigail
Dear Abigail
Written by Diane Jacobs
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780345465061
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Dear Abigail
The Intimate Lives and Revolutionary Ideas of Abigail Adams and Her Two Remarkable Sisters
Written by Diane Jacobs


Format: Hardcover, 528 pages
On Sale: February 25, 2014
Price: $28.00

For readers of the historical works of Robert K. Massie, David McCulough, and Alison Weir comes the first biography on the life of Abigail Adams and her sisters.
 
“Never sisters loved each other better than we.”—Abigail Adams in a letter to her sister Mary, June 1776
 
Much has been written... Read more >
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Dear Abigail
Dear Abigail
Written by Diane Jacobs
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ISBN: 9780345549846
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Dear Abigail
The Intimate Lives and Revolutionary Ideas of Abigail Adams and Her Two Remarkable Sisters
Written by Diane Jacobs


Format: eBook, 528 pages
On Sale: February 25, 2014
Price: $13.99

For readers of the historical works of Robert K. Massie, David McCulough, and Alison Weir comes the first biography on the life of Abigail Adams and her sisters.
 
“Never sisters loved each other better than we.”—Abigail Adams in a letter to her sister Mary, June 1776
 
Much has been written... Read more >
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Handbook for an Unpredictable Life
Handbook for an Unpredictable Life
Written by Rosie Perez, Read by Rosie Perez
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9780385360715
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Handbook for an Unpredictable Life
How I Survived Sister Renata and My Crazy Mother, and Still Came Out Smiling (with Great Hair)
Written by Rosie Perez
Read by Rosie Perez


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: February 25, 2014
Price: $45.00

Oscar-nominated actress Rosie Perez’s never-before-told story of surviving a harrowing childhood and of how she found success—both in and out of the Hollywood limelight.
 
Rosie Perez first caught our attention with her fierce dance in the title sequence of Do the Right Thing and has since defined herself as a funny and... Read more >
Handbook for an Unpredictable Life
Handbook for an Unpredictable Life
Written by Rosie Perez, Read by Rosie Perez
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780385360722
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Handbook for an Unpredictable Life
How I Survived Sister Renata and My Crazy Mother, and Still Came Out Smiling (with Great Hair)
Written by Rosie Perez
Read by Rosie Perez


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: February 25, 2014
Price: $24.00

Oscar-nominated actress Rosie Perez’s never-before-told story of surviving a harrowing childhood and of how she found success—both in and out of the Hollywood limelight.
 
Rosie Perez first caught our attention with her fierce dance in the title sequence of Do the Right Thing and has since defined herself as a funny and... Read more >
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Handbook for an Unpredictable Life
Handbook for an Unpredictable Life
Written by Rosie Perez
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Handbook for an Unpredictable Life
How I Survived Sister Renata and My Crazy Mother, and Still Came Out Smiling (with Great Hair)
Written by Rosie Perez


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: February 25, 2014
Price: $13.99

Oscar-nominated actress Rosie Perez’s never-before-told story of surviving a harrowing childhood and of how she found success—both in and out of the Hollywood limelight.
 
Rosie Perez first caught our attention with her fierce dance in the title sequence of Do the Right Thing and has since defined herself as a funny and... Read more >
Handbook for an Unpredictable Life
Handbook for an Unpredictable Life
Written by Rosie Perez
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307952394
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Handbook for an Unpredictable Life
How I Survived Sister Renata and My Crazy Mother, and Still Came Out Smiling (with Great Hair)
Written by Rosie Perez


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
On Sale: February 25, 2014
Price: $26.00

Oscar-nominated actress Rosie Perez’s never-before-told story of surviving a harrowing childhood and of how she found success—both in and out of the Hollywood limelight.
 
Rosie Perez first caught our attention with her fierce dance in the title sequence of Do the Right Thing and has since defined herself as a funny and... Read more >
A Spoonful of Sugar
A Spoonful of Sugar
Written by Brenda Ashford
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ISBN: 9780307951298
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A Spoonful of Sugar
A Nanny's Story
Written by Brenda Ashford


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: February 11, 2014
Price: $16.95

Brenda Ashford was a real-life Mary Poppins. Caring for over one hundred children during her lifetime as a nanny, her charges ranged from the pampered sons and daughters of grand estates or the tough offspring of WWII evacuees in London’s East End. Now, in A Spoonful of Sugar, Britain’s longest-serving nanny... Read more >
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Wondrous Beauty
Wondrous Beauty
Written by Carol Berkin
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307592781
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Wondrous Beauty
The Life and Adventures of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte
Written by Carol Berkin


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
On Sale: February 11, 2014
Price: $27.95

From the award-winning historian and author of Revolutionary Mothers (“Incisive, thoughtful, spiced with vivid anecdotes. Don’t miss it.”—Thomas  Fleming) and Civil War Wives (“Utterly fresh . . . Sensitive, poignant, thoroughly fascinating.”—Jay Winik), here is the remarkable life of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, renowned as the most beautiful woman of nineteenth-century Baltimore... Read more >
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