MEMOIR & BIOGRAPHY
Douglas G. Brinkley
A Penguin Lives Biography
FIfty years after she made history by refusing to give up her seat on
a bus, Rosa Parks at last gets the major biography she deserves. “[A]
precise history of the woman and the incident that would crown her
the mother of the civil rights movement.”—USA Today. “A timely
update of the historical record, told as an inspiring and unabashedly dramatic story of an American heroine.”— The Seattle Times.
Penguin • 256 pp. • 978-0-14-303600-5 • $13.00
George Dawson and Richard Glaubman
LIFE IS SO GOOD
103-year-old George Dawson, a slave’s grandson who learned
to read at age 98, reflects on his life and offers valuable lessons
in living as well as a fresh, firsthand view of America during the
twentieth century. “Dawson has become a literary hero, a testament to the power of perseverance.”—USA Today. “Life Is So Good is
about character, soul and spirit.... The pride in standing his ground
is matched—maybe even exceeded—by the accomplishment of his
hard-won education.”—The Washington Post.
Penguin • 272 pp. • 978-0-14-100168-5 • $15.00
Christopher Award for Nonfiction
Tom Farley, Jr. and Tanner Colby
THE CHRIS FARLEY SHOW
A Biography in Three Acts
In this officially authorized oral history, Farley’s friends and family
remember his work and life. Along the way, they tell a remarkable
story of boundless energy, determination, and laughter that could
only keep the demons at bay for so long. “It digs beneath the buffoonish exterior and uncovers a complex human being.”—The New
York Times Book Review. “[A] sterling example of oral biography—
well-structured, consistently engaging, and simultaneously heartwarming and heartbreaking.”—Kirkus Reviews.
Penguin • 368 pp. • 978-0-14-311556-4 • $16.00
mEmoiR & bioGRAPhY
THE LEGEND OF COLTON H. BRYANT
The Story of a Wyoming Boy
The unforgettable true story of a boy who comes of age in the
oil-fields and open plains of Wyoming. “In powerful, irresistible
prose, Alexandra Fuller puts us on the oil rigs of Wyoming and
smack into the middle of a classic American story....Fuller has delivered to us another kind of American hero.”—Sebastian Junger,
author of The Perfect Storm.
Penguin • 224 pp. • 978-0-14-311537-3 • $15.00
Also available: Scribbling the Cat 978-0-14-303501-5
From the noted author and filmmaker, a candid, colorful memoir
about an African-American nerd from the Brooklyn projects who
made it big. “Perhaps one of the seven greatest books ever written.
It has the realness of The Autobiography of Malcolm X, the warmth of
The Color Purple, and the page count of Tuesdays with Morrie. It’s a
must read.” —Chris Rock. Available in paperback April 2010.
Viking • 272 pp. • 978-0-670-02036-2 • $25.95