52 Loaves: In Search of Truth, Meaning, and a Really Good Crust (Apr., $23.95) by William Alexander. The author of The $64 Tomato embarks on a yearlong quest for the perfect loaf of bread.
Walking on Glass: A Memoir of the Later Days of Tennessee Williams (Apr., $24.95) by Scott Kenan. Williams's secretary, who lived with him, observes the playwright's day-to-day private world.
The Butterfly Mosque: A Young American Woman's Journey to Love and Islam (June, $24) by G. Willow Wilson portrays a girl's conversion to Islam and falling in love with an Egyptian man.
ATLAS & CO.
Slow Love: How I Got Knocked Off the Fast Track, Put on My Pajamas for a Year, and Found Happiness (May, $23) by Dominique Browning. The author tells of finding joy in the face of despair and unexpected roadblocks.
Staying True (Apr., $25) by Jenny Sanford. The wife of South Carolina governor Mark Sanford shares her reactions to her husband's publicized infidelity.
Swinging from My Heels: Confessions of an LPGA Star (May, $25) by Christina Kim and Alan Shipnuck looks at life on the women's pro golf circuit.
CAMBRIDGE UNIV. PRESS
Norman Podhoretz (Aug., $35) by Thomas L. Jeffers chronicles the intellectual who famously moved from left to right.
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Women of True Grit (Mar., $24.95) by Edie Hand and Tina Savas. Successful women from many fields who paved the way for others share their stories.
American Guerrilla: The Forgotten Heroics of Russell W. Voickman—the Man Who Escaped from Bataan, Raised a Filipino Army Against the Japanese, and Became the True “Father” of Army Special Forces (May, $32.95) by Mike Guardia.
Chords of Strength: A Memoir of Soul, Song, and the Power of Perseverance (May, $22.95) by David Archuleta. The American Idol finalist reveals how he overcame insecurities to realize his dream of becoming a singer.
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Kid Carolina: R.J. Reynolds Jr., a Tobacco Fortune, and the Mysterious Death of a Southern Icon (Mar., $23.99) by Heidi Schnakenberg chronicles the life and death of Dick Reynolds.
Pavel Florensky: A Quiet Genius—The Tragic and Extraordinary Life of Russia's Unknown Da Vinci (Mar., $29.95) by Avril Pyman profiles the philosopher/mathematician who died in Stalin's labor camps in 1943.
Lips Unsealed (May, $26.99) by Belinda Carlisle. The former lead singer for the Go-Gos recounts her life in the fast lane. 80,000 first printing.
DA CAPO PRESS
Seven Dirty Words: The Life and Crimes of George Carlin (June, $26) by James Sullivan observes the counterculture icon. 50,000 first printing.
IVAN R. DEE
The Social Agent: A True Intrigue of Sex, Spies, and Heartbreak Behind the Iron Curtain (Mar., $26) by Charles Laurence studies Prague in the 1950s, when the author's father served at the British embassy.
DOUBLEDAY/NAN A. TALESE
A Friendship: Fifty-three Years of Adventures and Misadventures with My Pal Paul Newman (Mar., $26.95) by A.E. Hotchner. The author recalls his friendship with the Hollywood legend. 100,000 first printing.
Talking to Girls About Duran Duran: One Man's Quest for True Love and a Cooler Haircut (July, $25.95) by Rob Sheffield. The author of Love Is a Mix Tape returns with a new spin on music as memory. 50,000 first printing.
Does the Noise in My Head Bother You? (June, $27.99) by Steven Tyler. The author takes a warts-and-all look at his life as Aerosmith's lead singer. 400,000 first printing.
Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook (June, $26.99) by Anthony Bourdain. The noted restaurateur's long-awaited sequel to Kitchen Confidential. 200,000 first printing.
The Secret Life of Glenn Gould: A Genius in Love (Apr., $24.95) by Michael Clarkson examines the pianist's intimate relationships.
WM. B. EERDMANS
Pat Robertson: A Life and Legacy (May, $29.99) by David Edwin Harrell Jr. scrutinizes one of the leading figures of the 20th century.
FABER AND FABER
Bob Marley: The Untold Story (May, $27) by Chris Salewicz. Interviews with friends and associates vivify the great reggae musician.
FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX
Role Models (June, $25) by John Waters. The filmmaker, actor, and writer takes an irreverent look at the figures who shaped his life. 50,000 first printing. Author tour.
uncharted terriTORI (June, $25) by Tori Spelling. The actress offers another collection of essays about life in Hollywood.
Sliding into Home (July, $25) by Kendra Wilkinson. The Playboy model and E! network star pens a humorous memoir.
A Game of Character: Making Great Leaders in Sports, Politics and Life (Apr., $25) by Craig Robinson. Michelle Obama's brother and Oregon State University's head basketball coach honors his family members and mentors.
Growing Up Mary: A Memoir of Little House on the Prairie (June, $22.95) by Melissa Sue Anderson. The former child star recalls her life.
Shakespeare's Lost Kingdom: The True History of Shakespeare and Elizabeth (Apr., $25) by Charles Beauclerk humanizes the mysterious bard.
This Time Together (Apr., $25) by Carol Burnett. The beloved comedienne reminisces. 150,000 first printing.
You Don't Know Me (June, $24.99) by Ray Charles Robinson Jr. and Mary Jane Ross. Ray Charles's son considers his dad's life and career. 50,000 first printing.
The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee (Mar., $26.99) by Sarah Silverman. The outspoken comedienne delivers her first memoir. 300,000 first printing.
The Best of Friends: Martha and Me (Mar., $25.99) by Mariana Pasternak recounts the author's friendship with Martha Stewart and its demise. 100,000 first printing.
The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood (Apr., $27.99) by Jane Leavy profiles the most beloved and misunderstood Yankee. 200,000 first printing.
Furious Love: The Love Affair of Elizabeth and Richard (June, $27.99) by Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger examines the tumultuous Taylor-Burton romance. 100,000 first printing.
Psychic: My Life (June, $25.99) by Sylvia Browne. The noted psychic details her personal and professional experiences. 200,000 first printing.
Heartbroken Open: A Memoir Through Loss to Self-Discovery (Apr., $19.99) by Kristine Carlson. When her husband, author Richard Carlson, died suddenly at age 45, Kristine had to find her true self.
HARVARD BUSINESS PRESS
Fistful of Rice: My Unexpected Quest to End Poverty Through Profitability (June, $26) by Vikram Akula. The author reveals how he used the microfinancing model to help millions of India's poor.
HARVARD UNIV. PRESS
Moses Montefiore: Jewish Liberator, Imperial Hero (Mar., $35) by Abigail Green spotlights the 19th-century philanthropist and humanitarian.
The Gift of Fire: How I Made Adversity Work for Me (Mar., $24.95) by Dan Caro. Though disfigured by fire as a child, Caro went on to become a celebrated jazz musician. 50,000 first printing.
Sowing the Seeds of Forgiveness: Sharing Messagesof Love and Hope After the Rwandan Genocide (Aug., $24.95) by Immaculée Ilibagiza with Steve Irwin explains how she is able to forgive after suffering. 50,000 first printing.
HILL AND WANG
Anne Frank: The Anne Frank House Authorized Graphic Biography (May, $30) by Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón commemorates the 50th anniversary of the opening of the museum in the iconic Amsterdam refuge. Author tour.
The Shaking Woman or, A History of My Nerves (Mar., $23) by Siri Hustvedt recounts the author's attempts to diagnose her mysterious neurological condition.
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future: Life Lessons from a High School Dropout (Apr., $17.99) by Michael J. Fox. The actor offers a gift book of life lessons. 300,000 first printing.
Where Mercy Is Shown, Mercy Is Given (Mar., $25.99) by Duane “Dog” Chapman. The star of Dog the Bounty Hunter reflects on his recent hard times. 250,000 first printing.
INDIANA UNIV. PRESS
Prince Twins Seven-Seven: His Art, His Life in Nigeria, His Exile in America (May, $39.95) by Henry Glassie presents the Yoruban artist's life and work.
Getting the Pretty Back ( Apr., $25.99) by Molly Ringwald. Recollections and advice from the grown-up teen star.
Confessions of a Prairie Bitch (July, $24.99) by Alison Arngrim. The actress who played Nelly Oleson on Little House on the Prairie shares stories from the set and lots more.
Rising Son (May, $25.99) by Willie Randolph. The Brewers bench coach recalls his time with the Yankees and the Mets.
Unbillable Hours: A True Story (May, $24.95) by Ian Graham. After landing a job at a big L.A. law firm, Graham ended up with a pro bono case that changed his life. 50,000 first printing.
Journal of the Plague Year: An Insider's Account of Eliot Spitzer's Short and Tragic Reign (Apr., $24.95) by Lloyd Constantine. A senior adviser to Spitzer documents the New York governor's administration.
Expert Witness Against Injustice: Tales from the Courtroom (Aug., $$34.95) by Emanuel Tanay, M.D., contends that our justice system is severely flawed.
Just Let Me Lie Down: Necessary Terms for the Half-Insane Working Mom (Apr., $24.99) by Kristin van Ogtrop. The editor of Real Simple reflects on working motherhood. 6-city author tour.
LOUISIANA STATE UNIV. PRESS
On the Front Lines of the Cold War: An American Correspondent's Journal from the Chinese Civil War to the Cuban Missile Crisis and Vietnam (Mar., $39.95) by Seymour Topping chronicles three decades of Asian warfare and politics.
MERCER UNIV. PRESS
A Comfortable Boy (Mar., $26) by Sam Pickering evokes the Southern writer's childhood.
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Letters to a Young Madman (June, $22) by Paul Gruchow explores the impact of mental illness.
Life, in Spite of Me (May, $19.99) by Kristen Jane Anderson. The author's suicide attempt was the springboard for overcoming depression and dealing with life as a paraplegic.
My Fair Lazy: One Reality Television Addict's Attempt to Discover if Not Being a Dumb-ass Is the New Black; or, A Culture-up Manifesto (May, $24.95) by Jen Lancaster. Tough choices: culture or Kraft American Singles?
NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS
SEAL of Honor (May, $29.95) by Gary Williams tells the story of Lt. Michael Murphy, who won the Medal of Honor for bravery in Afghanistan.
Walk Like You Have Somewhere to Go (Mar., $24.99) by Lucille O'Neal shares her struggle as a single mother to raise her son, NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal.
Chasing Miracles: The Crowley Family Journey of Strength, Hope, and Joy (Mar., $22.95) by John F. Crowley follows a family's search to find a cure for their two children's rare genetic disorder.
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The World Has Changed: Conversations with Alice Walker (Apr., $24.95) by Alice Walker, edited by Rudolph P. Byrd, discusses with noted personalities the subjects that matter most to her. 40,000 first printing.
NORTH POINT PRESS
Guruji: A Portrait of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois Through the Eyes of His Students (July, $40) by Guy Donahaye and Eddie Stern depicts the celebrated yoga teacher's life and influence.
NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIV. PRESS
John Paul Stevens: An Independent Life (May, $26.95) by Bill Barnhart and Gene Schlickman profiles the second-longest standing Supreme Court Justice.
NORTHWESTERN UNIV. PRESS
Stalin's Romeo Spy: The Remarkable Rise and Fall of the KGB's Most Daring Operative (Apr., $35) by Emil Draitser. Dmitri Bystrolyotov's tragic life traces the history of pre-glasnost U.S.S.R.
OXFORD UNIV. PRESS
Cleopatra (Apr., $24.95) by Duane W. Roller draws on primary sources to illuminate the queen.
Like Me (May, $24.95) by Chely Wright. The country music singer/songwriter presents her life and her career. 60,000 first printing.
Olivia's Story: The Conspiracy of Heroes Behind Shelley v. Kraemer (Mar., $19.95) by Jeffrey Copeland studies the 1948 Supreme Court decision that struck down racially based housing restrictions.
Mom: A Celebration of Mothers from the StoryCorps Project (May, $24.95) by Dave Isay pays tribute to motherhood.
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This River (July, $23.95) by James Brown focuses on the author's attempts to maintain sobriety and rebuild his family.
When That Rough God Goes Riding: Listening to Van Morrison (May, $25.95) by Greil Marcus finds out what makes Van Morrison one of the most memorable musical artists of his time.
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Victims Return (May, $19.95) by Stephen Cohen tells the stories of those who suffered under Stalin's 24-year reign of terror.
Let's Take the Long Way Home (Aug., $24) by Gail Caldwell. The Pulitzer Prize winner recounts her midlife coming-of-age and her friendship with Caroline Knapp.
How Did You Get This Number? (June, $24.95) by Sloane Crosley. A new collection of personal essays from the author of I Was Told There'd Be Cake. 100,000 first printing.
SANTA MONICA PRESS
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Rise and Shine: The Extraordinary Story of One Man's Journey from Near Death to Full Recovery (May, $24.95) by Simon Lewis. Following a horrific car accident that killed his wife, the author made a miraculous recovery.
Spoken from the Heart (May, $30) by Laura Bush. The former first lady offers a candid memoir. 750,000 first printing.
Limbaugh (June, $25.95) by Zev Chafets studies the conservative radio host.
SEVEN STORIES PRESS
White People (June, $23.95) by Lee Stringer explores how it felt to grow up black in the suburbs.
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Falling Apart in One Piece: One Optimist's Journey Through the Hell of Divorce (Mar., $26) by Stacy Morrison. Redbook editor Morrison recounts how she coped with divorce and found peace. 200,000 first printing.
The Days of Our Lives: The Untold Story of One Family's Dream and the True History ofDays of Our Lives (May, $24.99) by Ken Corday. The son of the show's creators, and now executive producer, tells the history of the beloved soap.
SPIEGEL & GRAU
The Other Wes Moore: The Story of One Name and Two Fates (May, $25) by Wes Moore. Though they share a name and a hometown, one grew up to be a Rhodes scholar; the other is serving a life sentence in prison. 7-city author tour.
Coal to Diamonds (Apr., $22) by Beth Ditto with Michelle Tea. The punk musician describes growing up in rural Arkansas and how she became a glam lesbian diva. 6-city author tour.
Palm Trees on the Hudson: A True Story of the Mob, Judy Garland, and Interior Decorating (June, $24.95) by Eliot Tiber. This prequel to Tiber's memoir Taking Woodstock recounts events that came to a head during a party cruise in 1967. 100,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.
STATE UNIV. OF NEW YORK PRESS
In the Hamptons Too: Further Encounters with Farmers, Fishermen, Artists, Billionaires, and Celebrities (May, $19.95) by Dan Rattiner. The editor/publisher of Dan's Papers tells tales of the Hamptons.
Truckin' with Sam: A Father and Son, the Mick and the Dyl, Rockin' and Rollin', on the Road (June, $20) by Lee Gutkind and Sam Gutkind recounts a journey across North America in a pickup truck.
Clint: A Retrospective (Apr., $35) by Richard Schickel. An illustrated, authorized tribute to the life and films of Clint Eastwood.
The Comet and the Tornado: Reflections on the Legacy of Randy Pausch, the Last Lecture and the Creation of Our Carnegie Mellon Dream Fulfillment Factory (Apr., $19.95) by Don Marinelli. One of Pausch's best friends reflects on his career and accomplishments.
Angelina: An Unauthorized Biography (Aug., $25.99) by Andrew Morton. The author of Diana: Her True Story dishes the life story of the famed actress.
ST. MARTIN'S/THOMAS DUNNE
North by Northwestern (Apr., $25.99) by Sig Hansen and Mark Sundeen. Hansen, star of Discovery Channel's DeadliestCatch, tells of his immigrant family's struggle to survive Alaska's deadly seas. 75,000 first printing. Author tour.
Fishers of Men (July, $23.95) by Adam Elenbaas chronicles his journey to spiritual awakening through ayuhuasca ceremonies in South America.
TAYLOR TRADE PUBLISHING
Liz Claiborne: The Legend, the Woman (Apr., $24.95) by Art Ortenberg. The late designer's husband describes how she built her fashion empire.
TEXAS TECH UNIV. PRESS
Our White Boy (Mar., $29.95) by Jerry Craft with Kathleen Sullivan. Craft recalls his experiences as the only white player on a semipro baseball team in the Jim Crow South. Author tour.
Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in the Fight (Mar., $30) by Karl Rove. The architect of George W. Bush's presidency recounts his controversial political career. 750,000 first printing.
Killing Willis: From Diff'rent Strokes to the Mean Streets to the Life I Always Wanted (Mar., $26) by Todd Bridges. The former child star shares his shocking but ultimately triumphant story.
In the Field: A Sociologist's Journey (June, $49.95) by Renée C. Fox draws on the author's notes, documents, and places to which her field research took her.
Al Kaline: The Biography of a Tigers Icon (Apr., $24.95) by Jim Hawkins charts the career of the youngest batting champion in baseball history.
Bill France Jr.: The Man Who Made NASCAR (Mar., $24.95) by H.A. Branham recalls how NASCAR rose to unprecedented popularity.
At Home in Japan: A Foreign Woman's Journey of Discovery (June, $21.95) by Rebecca Otowa reminisces about life as the keeper of a 350-year-old farmhouse in rural Japan.
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Hitch-22: Some Confessions and Contradictions (June, $26.99) by Christopher Hitchens offers strong opinions—on himself. 100,000 first printing.
UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA PRESS
Mark Twain: The Adventures of Samuel L. Clemens (Mar., $34.95) by Jerome Loving. Newly discovered archival materials shed new light on the man from Hannibal.
UNIV. OF GEORGIA PRESS
Johnny Mercer: Southern Songwriter for the World (Aug., $34.95) by Glenn T. Eskew profiles one America's most beloved composers.
UNIV. OF ILLINOIS PRESS
The Genius and the Goddess: Arthur Miller and Marilyn Monroe (Mar., $29.95) by Jeffrey Meyers presents an intimate portrait of their brief marriage.
UNIV. OF MINNESOTA PRESS
Midnight at the Barrelhouse: The Johnny Otis Story (Apr., $24.95) by George Lipsitz profiles the music legend and civil rights activist.
UNIV. OF MISSOURI PRESS
Talk Thai: The Adventures of a Buddhist Boy (Mar., $24.95) by Ira Sukrungruang relates the trials of a first generation Thai-American growing up in 1980s America.
UNIV. OF NEBRASKA PRESS
In Trace of TR: A Montana Hunter's Journey (Apr., $29.95) by Dan Aadland. A quest to hunt Teddy Roosevelt's favorite places leads to a commentary on the northern plains ecology.
UNIV. OF NEW MEXICO PRESS
Come Up and Get Me: An Autobiography of Colonel Joseph Kittinger (May $27.95) by Joseph W. Kittinger and Craig Ryan traces the significance of his scientific career.
UNIV. OF NOTRE DAME PRESS
Toward the Endless Day: The Life of Elisabeth Behr-Sigel(1907—2005) (Mar., $35) by Olga Lossky, trans. by Jerry Ryan, profiles one of the most important Orthodox theologians of the 20th century.
UNIV. OF TEXAS PRESS
Conversations with Cronkite (Aug., $29.95) by Walter Cronkite with Don Carleton. The legendary newsman looks back posthumously at his career.
UNIV. OF WASHINGTON PRESS
The Car That Brought You Here Still Runs: Revisiting the Northwest Towns of Richard Hugo (Apr., $27.95) by Francis McCue, photos by Mary Randlett, depicts the places that inspired Hugo's poetry.
UNIV. PRESS OF FLORIDA
Tales from the 5th Street Gym: Ali, the Dundees, and Miami's Golden Age of Boxing (Mar., $27.50) by Ferdie Pacheco celebrates the training ground of Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, and Sugar Ray Leonard.
UNIV. PRESS OF MISSISSIPPI
My Life with Charlie Brown (Apr., $25) by Charles M. Schulz, edited and with an introduction by M. Thomas Inge, collects essays, articles, lectures, etc., to profile the cartoonist.
UNIV. PRESS OF NEW ENGLAND
We Were an Island: The Maine Life of Art and Nan Kellam (May, $27.95) by Peter P. Blanchard III, photos by David Graham. In 1949, the Kellams settled on an isolated island off the coast of Maine.
Our Last Best Chance: The Pursuit of Peace in a Time of Peril (May, $27.95) by King Abdullah II. The Jordanian monarch tackles the Israeli-Palestinian standoff.
Tammy Wynette: Tragic Country Queen (Mar., $26.95) by Jimmy McDonough recounts the singer's rise to stardom.
Never Tell Our Business to Strangers (Feb., $26) by Jennifer Mascia. Mascia's parents spent much of her childhood running from the law; when her father died, she learned he was a murderer.
Lift: Children. Turbulence. Life (Mar., $16.99) by Kelly Corrigan. The author of The Middle Place offers a message of hope. 250,000 first printing.