Poignant and vulnerable essays that weave together seemingly disparate themes of wild places and mountain stewardship, books and reading, and building a new life after loss.
Offers a portrait of India as seen through the eyes of a sensitive, sharp-eyed, and witty young scholar in the early 1960s.
Chronicles the creation of a picturesque home and landscape on the Hudson River by one of the nineteenth century's leading authors.
Gripping account of the life of the Russian Tsar’s last chief of security and intelligence.
Classic works by naturalist John Burroughs on his beloved Catskill region.
This political memoir exposes the weaknesses of democratic culture in the United States and suggests ways to strengthen it in the face of rising authoritarianism.
The gripping memoir of a young man’s struggle with his sexuality and Muslim identity, culminating in his rise to the Dutch Parliament.
Combines powerful first-person accounts with incisive scholarly analysis to understand the phenomenon of ultra-Orthodox Jews who leave their insular communities and venture into the wider world.
A provocative tale of an unlikely contender and her midlife transformation through boxing.
Combines personal accounts with insights from psychology to understand the continuing impact of Holocaust trauma in Lithuania.
A highly personal meditation on the nature and meaning of suffering.
Can a person born outside of Italy be considered Italian?
A memoir and selected writings by the former Chief Judge of New York’s highest court, the Court of Appeals.
The decade comes alive in this whirlwind ride through the Sixties that begins in Brooklyn and ends at Woodstock.
Recounts the transformation of two daily newspapers in the face of economic downturns and sweeping technological change.
Reveals the development of Maurice Kenny’s growing artistic consciousness, while attesting to both the beauty and brutality of the world in which he lived.
Depicts a man's exploration of the landscape, history, and toponymy of Hell Gate, a notorious stretch of water in New York City's East River.
An evocative and personal history of a unique historic place in the Adirondacks.
Uses real-life episodes of psychosis and recovery to show how poetic paradigms for thinking about psychiatric symptoms can enlarge contemporary understandings of mental illness and improve long-term treatment outcome.
An eyewitness account of the Russian Revolution of 1917 and its aftermath, newly translated into English.
Explores the voices of current and former Catholic nuns as they share their lived experiences with Catholicism, both in accordance and in conflict with the institutional Church.
A compelling, intimate account of how US foreign assistance in war zones and developing countries does not achieve its intended goals.
An ultrarunner’s fast-paced narrative into the wilds of New York’s Hudson Valley, as he attempts to set a new record for completing the Long Path, a 350-mile hiking trail that links New York City and Albany.
Explores how memoirs of widowhood can help us understand the reality of bereavement and the critical role of writing and reading in recovery.
A poetic, philosophical, and political account of Nietzsche’s importance to Bataille, and of Bataille’s experience in Nazi-occupied France.
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.
A diverse collection of essays and companion interviews that offer insight into the inspiration, drafting, and revision process.
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.
An eloquent personal reflection on the fascination of family history and the desire to both discover and escape origins.
Documents a volatile and productive moment in the development of film studies.
More stories of the outsized and the ordinary from the editor and publisher of Dan’s Papers.
A father and son travel across North America in a pick-up truck--talking, laughing, fighting, and bonding.
Offers a healing and insightful examination of the issues involved in Alzheimer’s for family and caregivers.
A fascinating personal account of life at this infamous prison during a bygone era.
A love story entwined with a philosophic quest.
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.
A unique chronicle of childhood polio told with a remarkable blend of provocative reflection, humor, and pluck.
A story of loss and survival.
A 1960s Bronx tomboy learns how to survive her brutal but humorous Italian family and all the rest that life throws her. The harder you hit the pavement, the higher you fly.
Probes deeply into Adirondack Mountain lives, both human and otherwise, bringing the area to vivid and colorful life.
A resource guide that uses African American memoir to address a variety of issues related to mentoring and curriculum development.
A memoir about loss, restoration, and finding home on a lake in western New York.
Food-based reflections on Italian food, American culture, and globalization.
The inspirational memoir of a woman who survived a brutal sexual assault and went on to become a university professor.
A behind-the-scenes look at one of New York's most colorful and influential governors.
A unique literary anthology with contributions from former members of Kirkland College, the last established women’s college in the United States.
A literary anthology exploring contemporary Catholic women’s experiences.
A tribute to the Italian American family and its trying bonds of love.
Childhood recollections of life in the Adirondack Mountains during the Great Depression.
Recalls a childhood on Long Island as the counterculture sixties were sliding into the seventies and the Hamptons were still a middle-class sanctuary.
Humorous and witty recollections of the author's journey from insecure graduate student to noted activist/scholar.
Returning to his hometown after a fifteen-year absence, a northern New Yorker confronts his unlikely Mediterranean past.
In exploring her father's own gambling addiction, the author uncovers a hidden history of gambling in the Jewish community.
More encounters with sometimes rich, sometimes famous, but always quirky residents of the Hamptons, by the editor and publishers of Dan's Papers.
A daughter struggles to get her mother to talk about her Holocaust experiences, and tries to understand how those experiences have shaped her own life.
Thirty writers look back at the the people, events, and books that launched their literary lives.
A renowned authority on East Africa examines the effects of witchcraft beliefs on African culture, politics, and family life.
The robust memoirs of an unusual twentieth-century seeker and student of G. I. Gurdjieff.
A radically innovative blend of poems, prosepoems, and memoir.
A lively and entertaining memoir of a life in public service to the city and state of New York.
Enlightening encounters with the world's religions from a Hindu perspective.
Twenty-five celebrated writers share the encouraging words and timeless wisdom of the coaches who influenced their lives.
A beautifully crafted memoir by one of America's finest storytellers.
Vividly and lovingly recreates a city kid's summer in the Catskills in the 1950s.
Lively anecdotes retold by an advance man for Presidents Kennedy and Johnson.
A powerful account of the hazards, challenges, and dangers faced by America's first-responders.