MEMOIR & BIOGRAPHY
Henry Cejudo with Bill Plaschke
Wrestling, Dreams, and a Journey Toward home
Follows the son of illegal Mexican immigrants from the mean
streets of South Central l.A. to the glory of the Beijing Olympics.
Cejudo’s grit, passion, and resolve on display in China was a culmination of a life spent fighting—both on and off the mat—and his
memoir of growing up in a segment of the American population
that is too often overlooked is both poignant and powerful.
Celebra • 240 pp. • 978-0-451-22855-0 • $24.95
Available January 2011
MEMoIR & BIogRaPhY
Ella Mae Cheeks Johnson with Patricia Mulcahy
it iS well with my Soul
The Extraordinary Life of a 106-Year-old Woman
The oldest black graduate of Case Western Reserve University, Ella
Mae was the child of former slaves who experienced the best and
worst of the past century, including the 2009 presidential inauguration, which she memorably attended last January. “Ella Mae’s
memoir describes a parallel history of the black experience in our
nation that is so rarely recorded....Inspiring and uplifting.”—
Richard Glaubman, coauthor of Life is So Good.
Penguin • 224 pp. • 978-0-14-311744-5 • $14.00
REaDER’S guIDE avaILaBLE aT uS.PENguINgRouP.CoM
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
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.
Plume • 288 pp. • 978-0-452-29604-6 • $14.00