Autobiography

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Creating Nonfiction

A diverse collection of essays and companion interviews that offer insight into the inspiration, drafting, and revision process.

The Death of Fred Astaire

When, in the late eighties, the author chooses to raise a child with her lesbian partner, she embraces a life outside the lines—one full of curious adventures as well as the usual catastrophes and everyday pleasures.

Preaching in My Yes Dress

The frank and funny story of a church-geek girl who spent twenty years in the ecclesiastical trenches as a Lutheran pastor, preaching weekly words of hope she wasn’t sure she even believed.

In the Hamptons 4Ever

More stories of the outsized and the ordinary from the editor and publisher of Dan’s Papers.

Fifty Years in Sing Sing

A fascinating personal account of life at this infamous prison during a bygone era.

From Kristallnacht to Watergate

An insider’s account of how the Washington Post broke the Watergate story, depicting the tensions, challenges, and personal conflicts that were overcome as it laid bare the criminal wrongdoings of the Nixon administration.

Polio Boulevard

A unique chronicle of childhood polio told with a remarkable blend of provocative reflection, humor, and pluck.

Black Passports

A resource guide that uses African American memoir to address a variety of issues related to mentoring and curriculum development.

College Girl

The inspirational memoir of a woman who survived a brutal sexual assault and went on to become a university professor.

The Kingdom of the Kid

Recalls a childhood on Long Island as the counterculture sixties were sliding into the seventies and the Hamptons were still a middle-class sanctuary.

Becoming a Footnote

Humorous and witty recollections of the author's journey from insecure graduate student to noted activist/scholar.

Life on a Rocky Farm

A folksy look at farm life in rugged Putnam Valley just as it was being transformed by industrialization and mechanization.

Still in the Hamptons

More encounters with sometimes rich, sometimes famous, but always quirky residents of the Hamptons, by the editor and publishers of Dan's Papers.

Memoirs of the Future

Explores the life and work of W. Warren Wagar.

Rewinding the Tape

Marianne Wallenberg’s life story.

Contexts

The autobiography of painter and Binghamton University professor Dr. Irving Zupnick, who served in Panama in World War II, then studied Art History at Columbia Teachers College in the 1950s.