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Johnette Napolitano was born in Hollywood, California and has toured the world as the main voice and bassist of the Los Angeles rock band Concrete Blonde. A respected and prolific songwriter and recording artist, Napolitano is also a gallery artist and has studied art in Mata Ortiz, Mexico and Flamenco in Spain.

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For the first time, rock music icon Gregg Allman, one of the founding members of The Allman Brothers Band, tells the full story of his life and career in My Cross to Bear. No subject is taboo, as one of the true giants of rock 'n' roll opens up about his Georgia youth, his long struggle with substance abuse, his string of bad marriages (including his brief union with superstar Cher), the tragic death of brother Duane Allman, and life on the road in one of rock's most legendary bands.

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Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author and foster carer Cathy Glass’ moving memoir Will You Love Me now combined in a single volume with her heartbreaking new title Daddy’s Little Princess, about a little girl who doesn’t understand what her father has done wrong. Daddy’s Little Princess tells the story of Cathy’s suspicions about there being something wrong with the relationship between Beth, aged 7, and her father Derek. Despite Cathy flagging her concerns to the social worker Jessie, no action is taken. Until Jessie accompanies Beth to the hospital to see her father… Then, suddenly, everything changes. All contact is stopped and Cathy is left to help pick up the pieces as poor Beth struggles to understand what her daddy has done wrong. Will You Love Me tells the true story of Cathy’s adopted daughter Lucy, who was abused and neglected for most of her childhood. When she comes to live with Cathy, it is thought the damage done is irreversible. But Cathy and her two . . .

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The author of the New York Times bestseller The Idiot Girls92 Action-­Adventure Club tackles her biggest challenge yet: grown-­up life. In Autobiography of a Fat Bride , Laurie Notaro tries painfully to make the transition from all-­night partyer and bar-­stool regular to mortgagee with plumbing problems and no air-­conditioning. Laurie finds grown-­up life just as harrowing as her reckless youth, as she meets Mr. Right, moves in, settles down, and crosses the toe-­stubbing threshold of matrimony. From her mother's grade-­school warning to avoid kids in tie-­dyed shirts because their hippie parents spent their food money on drugs and art supplies; to her night-­before-­the-­wedding panic over whether her religion is the one where you step on the glass; to her unfortunate overpreparation for the mandatory drug-­screening urine test at work; to her audition as a Playboy centerfold as research for a newspaper story, Autobiography of a Fat Bride has the same zits-­and-­all candor and outrageous . . .

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Forced by her father to marry a man three times her age, young Nujood Ali was sent away from her parents and beloved sisters and made to live with her husband and his family in an isolated village in rural Yemen. There she suffered daily from physical and emotional abuse by her mother-­in-­law and nightly at the rough hands of her spouse. Flouting his oath to wait to have sexual relations with Nujood until she was no longer a child, he took her virginity on their wedding night. She was only ten years old. Unable to endure the pain and distress any longer, Nujood fled—not for home, but to the courthouse of the capital, paying for a taxi ride with a few precious coins of bread money. When a renowned Yemeni lawyer heard about the young victim, she took on Nujood’s case and fought the archaic system in a country where almost half the girls are married while still under the legal age. Since their unprecedented victory in April 2008, Nujood’s courageous defiance of both Yemeni customs . . .

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Brian Clough's forty-­four-­day tenure as manager of Leeds United in 1974 is one of the most infamous episodes in British football history. While the bestselling was a fictional account of Clough's short-­lived but controversial reign at the club, reveals the true story, as told by the players he managed at the time. It includes candid contributions from legendary names such as Peter Lorimer, Eddie Gray and Terry Yorath, who reveal what it was like to make the transition from the relatively smooth management style of Don Revie to a constant crossing of swords with the outspoken Clough, who left the club flailing at the foot of the league upon his premature departure. tells it how it really was rather than how it might have been.

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The bare-­fisted brawler from Blackpool, England tells his story of fortune and fumbling on the road to the WWE’s higher ranks. Since joining the WWE in 2000 as a goodwill ambassador from Great Britain, William Regal has established himself as an up-­and-­coming Superstar. He took the wrestling world by storm defeating many of the WWE’s best wrestlers to win both the European and Intercontinental championships—although he’s probably best known for getting back in WWE owner’s Vince McMahon’s good graces by kissing his naked backside on national television. While fans may still chuckle at Regal’s humiliation, his in-­ring success is no laughing matter. In this no-­holds-­barred look at his life, Regal for the first time talks about how he has dragged himself out of a life of poverty and adversity on the street of Blackpool, England and battled his own inner-­demons to reach the top of the WWE’s roster. He also discusses how he has overcome his recent life-­threatening medical condition to . . .

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In England, where he spent ten seasons leading his storied club Manchester United and his nation to soccer glory, he is so wildly popular that his countrymen voted him the face they'd most want to see imprinted on their money. (Winston Churchill finished second.­) In Japan, where he is worshiped as much for his headline-­making fashion trends as for his ability to bend a ball around a wall of defenders, women styled their bikini waxes after the blond mohawk he sported during the 2002 World Cup. And in Spain, within days of his $41 million trade to Real Madrid, his new team received two million requests to buy his number 23 jersey. The legend of David Beckham -- soccer god, global sex symbol, style icon -- has been celebrated around the world, arguably more than Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan combined. Now, with the publication of his long-­awaited autobiography, the man who inspired the surprise hit movie is set to conquer the last remaining outpost where soccer is not a national . . .

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