MEMOIR & BIOGRAPHY
Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D.
MY STROKE OF INSIGHT
A brain scientist’s Personal Journey
A Harvard-trained neuroanatomist’s journey from a debilitating
stroke to full recovery becomes an inspiring exploration of human consciousness and its possibilities. “Fascinating.... This book
is about the wonder of being human.”—Robert Koehler, Tribune
Plume • 224 pp. • 9780452295544 • $15.00
mEmoiR & bioGRAPhY
THE THING ITSELF
This deeply personal literary memoir that explores what it means
to live an authentic life in an increasingly detached and self-conscious world asks the simple question: What is true in ourselves
and the world around us?
Riverhead • 272 pp. • 978-1-59448-384-4 • $16.00
TOUCH THE TOP OF THE WORLD
A blind man’s Journey to Climb
Farther than the Eye Can See
From the snow-capped summit of McKinley to the towering peaks
of Aconcagua and Kilimanjaro to the ultimate challenge, Mount
Everest, this is a story about daring to dream in the face of impossible odds. “An inspiration to other blind people and plenty of
folks who can see just fine.”—Jon Krakauer, author of Into Thin Air.
“A heartfelt...astounding tale.”—The Washington Post Book World.
Plume • 352 pp. • 978-0-452-28294-0 • $16.00
Gregory Howard Williams
LIFE ON THE COLOR LINE
The True story of a White boy Who Discovered he Was black
“Heartbreaking and uplifting...a searing book about race and
prejudice in America....Brims with insights that only someone who
has lived on both sides of the racial divide could gain.”—Cleveland
Plain Dealer. “A stunning perspective on racial oppression and
identity. [Williams’s] recollections are precise, balanced, and well-written.”—The New York Times Book Review.
Plume • 304 pp. • 978-0-452-27533-1 • $15.00
A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Winner
story of a Drunken Girlhood
Eye-opening and utterly gripping, Koren Zailckas’s story is that
of thousands of girls like her who are not alcoholics—yet—but
who routinely use booze as a shortcut to courage and a stand-in
for good judgment. “Gripping....One of the best accounts of addiction, the college experience, or even what it means to be an average teenage girl in America.”—Entertainment Weekly. “Brilliant and
horrifying.”—The Baltimore Sun.
Penguin • 368 pp. • 978-0-14-303647-0 • $14.00
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