Why Are You Telling Me This? Christopher Isherwood's Commonplace Book, 1940—1985 (May, $24.95), edited by Don Bachardy and James White, publishes for the first time the novelist's record of his personal readings over 45 years.

Once a Marine: A Memoir of Coming Out Under Fire (May, $24.95) by Eric Alva with Sam Gallegos. Alva, the first casualty of the Iraq War, risked his hero status and challenged “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” by coming out as gay.