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Sub-categories: Autobiographies & Memoirs | Personal memoir | Celebrity biography | Woman biographies | Historical biography | Criminals & outlaws | Religious biography | Adventurers & explorers | Military biography | Literary biography | Other biographies | Business biography | All sub-categories >>
Permanently Suspended: The Rise and Fall... and Rise Again of Radio's Most Notorious Shock Jock
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 68,300. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2018 by Post Hill Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
The uncensored and long-awaited life story of radio’s most notorious shock jock, Anthony Cumia.
Pride Over Pity
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 48,920. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2014 by Post Hill Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
Kailyn Lowry is the feisty, tattooed beauty whose determination to raise her son on her own terms has been documented on MTV’s hit series Teen Mom 2. In this raw memoir, Kailyn opens up about her painful past, from her desperate stay at a homeless shelter to the traumatic secrets she’s guarded for years. Pride Over Pity is the inspiring story of a young girl’s resolve to survive and succeed.
Teacher Misery: Helicopter Parents, Special Snowflakes and Other Bullshit
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 60,550. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor & satire
Teacher Misery perfectly encapsulates the comical misery that has become the teaching profession. Morris’ strange, funny, and sometimes unbelievable teaching experiences are told through a collection of short stories, essays and artifacts including real emails from parents, students and administrators.
Railroader: The Unfiltered Genius and Controversy of Four-Time CEO Hunter Harrison
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 108,640. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Business biography, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Industries / transportation
Hunter Harrison, the revolutionary railroader from Memphis, dramatically turned four publicly traded companies into cash machines. Starting as a laborer when he was a wayward teenager, Harrison spent a half century in the rail business and nearly two decades running Illinois Central, Canadian National, Canadian Pacific, and CSX.
Denial of Justice: Dorothy Kilgallen, Abuse of Power, and the Most Compelling JFK Assassination Investigation in History
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 141,590. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2018 by Post Hill Press. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
A gripping true crime murder mystery spotlighting the inside story of why What’s My Line TV star and Pulitzer Prize-nominated media icon Dorothy Kilgallen is one of the most feared journalists in history, and why her threatened exposure of the truth about the JFK assassination triggered a cover-up by at least four government agencies.
Auschwitz Escape - The Klara Wizel Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,950. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » History » Holocaust
At the tender age of 16, Klara Wizel had a picturesque life with a loving and supportive family. There was no way to know that the Holocaust was creeping toward her and that soon this young Hungarian Jew would be fighting for her life due to the most notorious doctor of the 20th century, Dr. Josef Mengele. Hers is the only story on record of having been selected for death then escaping.
The Roof: The Beatles' Final Concert
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 58,620. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2018 by Post Hill Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
HE WAS THERE! Apple Records former US manager Ken Mansfield takes a touching and comprehensive look back on one of Rock’n’Roll’s most significant events, while bringing an insider’s perspective to the days leading up to those 42 fascinating minutes of the Beatles monumental Rooftop Concert.
Hustle and Heart
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 20,950. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2016 by Post Hill Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation & inspiration
As a small-town girl turned Teen Mom, bestselling author and social media celebrity, Kailyn Lowry has been through many ups and downs. Now, she’s sharing the inspiration that got her through it all. From bullying, sexual assault and body image issues to motherhood, marriage and career challenges, Kailyn wants you to know that there’s nothing you can’t survive with a little bit of hustle and heart.
Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 79,250. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » Biography » Royalty biography
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
PRINCESS reveals the secret life of Princess Sultana Al Sa'ud, from the royal house of Saudi Arabia. Hidden behind her black veil, she is a prisoner, jailed by her father, her husband and her country. A New York Times bestseller, PRINCESS was named one of the 500 Great Books by Women since 1300, an Alternate Selection of the Literary Guild, a Doubleday Book Club pick, & a Reader's Digest Selection
Conquering Chaos
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 49,340. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2015 by Post Hill Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Parenting » Adoption
Since Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra shared their story of teen pregnancy and adoption on the MTV's 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom, they've been known for their inspiring commitment to growing up right. Now, in their debut book, Catelynn and Tyler tell the story in their own words...and they leave nothing out.
Skeletons in My Closet: Life Lessons From a Homicide Detective
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 65,820. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2018 by Mischievous Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Law enforcement, Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
Sometimes tragedy is our teacher. Skeletons in My Closet is an unorthodox police memoir taking readers on a ride-along like no other, revealing poignant truths about life and death, and how we can all work and live together. Danger and grit pair with humour and compassion in this gripping, fresh read.
Unforgiving
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 81,290. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2018 by Kylie Reynolds. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Family relationships
‘Unforgiving’ is a human-interest story. There are elements and emotions for readers of all genres. It has that pure Australian element of an outback setting with y strong descriptions of the landscape and scenery. The Australian bush portrays strong background images for the story and the ordinary characters of the outback, display extraordinary resolve in the face of tragedy and grief.
Princess, More Tears to Cry
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 106,850. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » History » Middle East
PRINCESS, MORE TEARS TO CRY reveals the intimate struggles of Saudi women inside one of the richest, most conservative kingdoms in the world. These are stories of triumph and heartbreak amongst the highest- and lowest-born. Princess Sultana speaks frankly about her strong-willed daughters, her beloved husband and the contentious Al-Saud family whose daily battles about what it means to be a woman.
Midnight Express
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 80,810. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Drug trade
The gut-wrenching true story of a young man's incarceration and escape from a Turkish prison, a classic story of survival and human endurance, told with humor, honesty, and heart, it became the Academy Award-winning blockbuster film of the same name. In 1970 Billy Hayes was arrested at the Istanbul airport with 4 pounds of hashish, given a life sentence, and made a dramatic escape after 5 years.
Read Between the Lines: From the Diary of a Teenage Mom
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 41,100. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2017 by Post Hill Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
Jenelle Evans shares the raw emotional stories of her youth that helped shape the woman she has become, all drawn from her childhood diary.
I Wasn't Born Bulletproof: Lessons I've Learned (So You Don't Have To)
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 28,100. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2017 by Post Hill Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation & inspiration
Maci Bookout, the reality television megastar of Teen Mom and the New York Times bestselling author of Bulletproof, offers down-to-earth, practical advice on how to navigate life, love, and everything in between.
Bulletproof
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 46,760. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2015 by Post Hill Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Motherhood
NOW A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Maci Bookout was just a normal, slightly overachieving high school girl in Chattanooga, Tennessee. When a good southern girl becomes a single teen mom, how does she hold onto her dreams? Sometimes growing up is an act of will...and Maci's will is bulletproof.
The Complete Princess Trilogy: Princess; Princess Sultana's Daughters; and Princess Sultana's Circle
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 228,740. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Royalty biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
For the first time, the bestselling PRINCESS books are available in one ebook. PRINCESS describes the true life of a princess in the royal house of Saudi Arabia where she lives in a "gilded cage" with no control over her own life. DAUGHTERS recounts Princess Sultana's battle to secure freedoms for her daughters. In the final book CIRCLE, Sultana saves other women from servitude.
The Reporter Who Knew Too Much
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 104,120. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2016 by Post Hill Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
Was What’s My Line TV Star, media icon, crack investigative reporter and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen murdered for writing a tell-all book about the JFK assassination? Is the main suspect in her death still at large? Kilgallen’s official cause of death, reported as an overdose of barbiturates and alcohol, has always been suspect since no investigation occurred despite the staged death scene.
Never Too Late
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 48,390. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2014 by Post Hill Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Dysfunctional relationships
Amber Portwood is famous for her shocking behavior on the MTV reality shows 16 & Pregnant and Teen Mom. But the wild outbursts, drug abuse, suicide attempts and jail stints are only part of the story. Never Too Late is a brutally honest account of how the sarcastic teen from Indiana nearly lost everything to depression and addiction, and found herself just in time to change her life.