Makeovers at the Beauty Counter of Happiness (Apr., $16.95), written and illus. by Ilene Beckerman. The author of Love, Loss, and What I Wore travels to her high school reunion and reports on the concepts of beauty and success. 50,000 first printing. 15-city author tour.
If You Lived Here, I'd Know Your Name (June, $23.95) by Heather Lende, an NPR commentator and the obit writer and gossip columnist for her local paper, celebrates life in tiny, dangerous and beautiful Haines, Alaska. 10-city author tour.
Spymistress (Aug., $26) by William Stevenson offers a biography of spy Vera Atkins.
A Private Family Matter: A Memoir (Apr., $25) by Victor Rivas Rivers. The spokesperson for the National Network to End Domestic Violence tells of growing up with a violent, abusive father. 6-city author tour. 18-city radio satellite tour.
Dogg Dayz (Aug., $24) by Snoop Dogg. The rapper tells his story. 3-city author tour. BET radio satellite tour.
BACK STAGE BOOKS
Alan J. Pakula: His Life and His Films (May, $29.95) by Jared Brown includes interviews with more than 30 celebrities, including Meryl Streep and Robert Redford.
In the Shadow of Billy Graham (May, $18.99) by Jay Dennis tells the story of T.W. Wilson, Billy Graham's close friend and longtime personal assistant.
Wish You Were Here: The Official Biography of Douglas Adams (Apr., $25.95) by Nick Webb chronicles the life of the creator of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the basis for a June 2005 Disney film.
A Sense of Duty: My Father, My American Journey (May, $24.95) by Quang X. Pham explores the inner conflicts of a young Vietnamese man caught between loyalty to a new country and duty to family in the aftermath of war.
Space Between the Stars: My Journey to an Open Heart (Mar., $24.95) by Deborah Santana. The wife of Carlos Santana remembers her coming of age in 1960s San Francisco.
The Dark Genius of Wall Street: The Misunderstood Life of Jay Gould, King of the Robber Barons (June, $30) by Edward J. Renehan Jr. discusses the financier, Wall Street villain and creative genius. Author tour.
BASIC CIVITAS BOOKS
The Autobiography of Medgar Evers (June, $26), edited by Myrlie Evers-Williams and Manning Marable, presents Evers's speeches, letters and papers. 50,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author tour. 20-city satellite radio tour.
The Tricky Part: One Boy's Fall from Trespass into Grace (June, $23.95) by Martin Moran relates a Catholic boy's sexual abuse and its complex effect on the man he became.
Edge of Midnight: The Life of John Schlesinger (Apr., $27.95) by William J. Mann talks about the life of the director of such films as Midnight Cowboy and Marathon Man.
Billy Joel: The Life & Times of an Angry Young Man (July, $24.95) by Hank Bordowitz looks at the singer-songwriter and his biggest hits.
BOYDELL & BREWER
Nelson—The New Letters (Apr., $39.95) by Colin White presents nearly 450 letters uncovered during the course of the (Lord) Nelson Letters Project, a five-year search of archives throughout the world.
Spymaster: My Life in the CIA (Mar., $27.95) by Ted Shackley with Richard A. Finney. Shortly before his death, a 26-year veteran of the CIA's Clandestine Service finished writing about his career and CIA operations worldwide.
No Mountain High Enough: Raising Lance, Raising Me (Apr., $24.95) by Linda Armstrong Kelly with Joni Rodgers. The mother of Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong describes growing up poor in Dallas's projects and struggling to raise her infant son alone at age 17.
BUNKER HILL PUBLISHING
As Long as It Takes: Meeting the Challenge (June, $22.50) by William Pinkney. The master emeritus of the Amistad, a recreation of the freedom schooner moored in Mystic, Connecticut, reflects on 40 years of sailing and being the first black man to solo-circumnavigate the earth under sail.
CARROLL & GRAF
The Glorious Deception: The Double Life of William Robinson, aka Chung Ling Soo, the "Marvelous Chinese Conjurer" (Aug., $26) by Jim Steinmeyer portrays a mysterious performer of stage magic and a contemporary of Harry Houdini.
Boss Tweed: The Life and Legacy of the Corrupt Pol Who Conceived the Soul of Modern New York (Mar., $27) by Kenneth D. Ackerman describes the infamous New Yorker whose name is synonymous with corruption.
Hard Candy: No One Flies over the Cuckoo Nest (June, $30) by Charles A. Carroll. The author and his brother were foster children who were reclassified from "orphan" to "retarded" and placed in a state home for boys with disabilities.
Bix: The Definitive Biography of a Jazz Legend (Mar., $26.95) by Jean Pierre Lion pictures Bix Beiderbecke, a hard-living cornet player in 1920s Chicago who died at 28.
CORNELL UNIV. PRESS
Charles Darwin, Geologist (July, $39.95) by Sandra Herbert traces Charles Darwin's intellectual development from his early training, which informed the concepts and debates of his later years.
Over There: From the Bronx to Baghdad: Two Months in the Life of a Reluctant Reporter (June, $24) by Alan Feuer provides a sardonic account of an amateurish yet principled reporter's encounter with the absurdities of the second Iraq war. Ad/promo. Author tour.
James Dean (Mar., $30) by George Perry is authorized by the Dean family.
Bat Boy: My True Life Adventures Coming of Age with the New York Yankees (May, $22.95) by Matthew McGough. A former bat boy remembers his two-year adventure with the team.
The Promise: How One Woman Made Good on Her Extraordinary Pact to Send a Classroom of First Graders to College (Apr., $23.95) by Oral Lee Brown with Caille Millner. A woman making $45,000 a year in 1987 keeps her promise to fund college for those in a first-grade class who finish high school.
Mother Angelica: The Remarkable Story of a Nun, Her Nerve, and a Network of Miracles (May, $21.95) by Raymond Arroyo recounts the life of a cloistered nun who created the multimillion-dollar Eternal World Television Network.
Germs: A Memoir of Childhood (Mar., $29.95) by Richard Wollheim is an autobiography by the philosopher whose beliefs were sustained through his devotion to aesthetics and psychoanalysis.
Augustine (Apr., $26.95) by James O'Donnell tells the story of St. Augustine from the vantage point of Hippo in the years after he wrote his Confessions. 35,000 first printing.
King of the Jews (June, $25.95) by Nick Tosches examines Arnold Rothstein's legacy of gambling and wealth. 50,000 first printing.
The Prince of the City: Giuliani, New York, and the Genius of American Life (May, $26.95) by Fred Siegel discusses "America's Mayor," a contradictory and immoderate centrist.
FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX
Omaha Blues: A Memory Loop (Mar., $22) by Joseph Lelyveld. At 59, a longtime New York Times correspondent and editor revisits the sometimes troubled relationship with his father, a Cleveland rabbi, and his mother, a Shakespeare scholar.
Shadowchild (May, $17) by P.F. Thomése, trans. by Sam Garrett. A Dutch writer recalls his baby daughter's death from a brain hemorrhage.
A Matter of Opinion (May, $26) by Victor S. Navasky. The author known for his tenure as publisher and editorial director of the Nation, reflects on his journalistic experiences.
FSG/HILL & WANG
CCB: The Life and Century of Charles C. Burlingham, New York's First Citizen 1858—1959 (Apr., $30) by George Martin acknowledges an unsung power broker who worked behind the scenes to transform civic life.
GEORGETOWN UNIV. PRESS
Attending Children: A Doctor's Education (Apr., $24.95) by Margaret E. Mohrmann describes the heartaches and joys of being a pediatrician.
The Reluctant Tuscan: How I Discovered My Inner Italian (Apr., $25) by Phil Doran. A TV producer humorously describes the experience of restoring a 300-year-old farmhouse in Italy. Author tour.
The Perfectionist: Life and Death in Haute Cuisine (May, $27.50) by Rudolph Chelminski examines Bernard Loiseau, one of France's most celebrated chefs who ended his own life in 2003 after one of his restaurants lost a ratings star.
"Shakespeare" by Another Name: The Life of Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford, the Man Who Was Shakespeare (Aug., $30) by Mark Andersen uses literary detective work to explore the Elizabethan earl whose life and letters indicate he may be the famous author.
GRAPHIC ARTS CENTER
One Tough Mother: Success in Life, Business and Apple Pies (Mar., $19.95) by Gert Boyle with Kerry Tymchuk. Columbia sportswear's CEO relates her journey from a childhood in Nazi Germany to fortune in America.
The Good, the Bad, and Me (May, $25) by Eli Wallach recounts more than 50 years in film and theater.
Warren Beatty: A Private Man (Apr., $25) by Suzanne Finstad reveals the dichotomy between Beatty's public image and his hidden personal life. 100,000 first printing. 20-city radio satellite tour.
One Soldier's Story (Apr., $25.95) by Bob Dole talks of courage, sacrifice and faith during World War II. 300,000 first printing.
Lucky Child: A Daughter of Cambodia in America Reunites with the Sister She Left Behind (Apr., $24.95) by Luong Ung is a sequel to First They Killed My Father. 50,000 first printing.
True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa (May, $25.95) by Michael Finkel. A discredited New York Times writer enters into a bizarre intimate friendship with Christian Longo, an accused murderer who assumed Finkel's identity while on the run. 50,000 first printing.
Thomas Jefferson (June, $19.95) by Christopher Hitchens analyzes Jefferson's politics and the subsequent events that shaped the nation. 50,000 first printing.
By Myself... and Then Some (Mar., $24.95) by Lauren Bacall. This revised and expanded memoir on the legendary star is timed to commemorate the 25th anniversary of its initial publication. 60,000 first printing.
The Greedy Bastard Diary: A Comic Tour of America (Mar., $23.95) by Eric Idle is a humorous look at the U.S. by the Monty Python star. 50,000 first printing.
Meet the Beatles: A Cultural History of the Band That Shook Youth, Gender and the World (June, $26.95) by Steven Stark identifies the forces that crowned the Beatles the most popular band in the world. 50,000 first printing.
HARVARD UNIV. PRESS
Stalin: A Biography (Mar., $29.95) by Robert Service reconsiders the conventional image of Stalin as an uneducated political administrator inexplicably transformed into a pathological killer.
The Worlds of Herman Kahn: The Intuitive Science of Thermonuclear War (Apr., $26.95) by Sharon Ghamari-Tabrizi describes the renowned nuclear strategist who pioneered the potential for thermonuclear war as a buffoon with an absurdist sense of humor.
Clara Schumann by Monica Steegmann details a gifted and original musician.
Robert Schumann (Apr., $19.95) by Barbara Meier reveals a tormented genius.
Farmworker's Daughter: Growing Up Mexican in America (May, $20) by Rose Castillo Guilbault describes an immigrant girl's coming of age.
Too Late to Die Young: Nearly True Tales from a Life (Apr., $23) by Harriet McBryde Johnson. A lawyer who fights for disability rights reflects on growing up with a congenital neuromuscular disease. Author tour.
The Magician and the Cardsharp (Aug., $25) by Karl Johnson describes how a star magician stalked a reclusive cardsharp.
Making an Exit: A Mother-Daughter Drama with Alzheimer's, Machine Tools, and Laughter (Apr., $23) by Elinor Fuchs. A once resentful daughter recalls her self-centered mother's 10-year battle with Alzheimer's.
A Woman in Berlin: Six Weeks in the Conquered City (Apr., $23) by Anonymous. A woman who lived through the Russian occupation of Berlin shares her journal.
The Peabody Sisters: Three Women Who Ignited American Romanticism (Apr., $28) by Megan Marshall is about the three sisters known as "the American Brontës."
HUDSON STREET PRESS
Fat Girl (Mar., $21.95) by Judith Moore looks at gain and loss.
Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression (May, $23.95) by Brooke Shields. The actress talks candidly about her experience after the birth of her daughter. 200,000 first printing.
Room Full of Mirrors: A Biography of Jimi Hendrix (Aug., $24.95) by Charles R. Cross remembers the legend on the 35th anniversary of his death. 75,000 first printing.
Growing Up Guggenheim: A Personal History of a Family Enterprise (May, $35) by Peter Lawson-Johnston. A member of the Guggenheim family shares portraits of the five people principally responsible for the Guggenheim art legacy.
American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer (May, $35) by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin reviews the life and times of the "father" of the atomic bomb. 50,000 first printing. Ad/promo. 5-city author tour.
The People's Tycoon: Henry Ford and the American Century (Aug., $35) by Steven Watts characterizes one of the architects of modern America. 40,000 first printing. Ad/promo. 5-city author tour.
Searching for the Sound: My Life in the Grateful Dead (Apr., $25.95) by Phil Lesh. The bass player offers a behind-the-scenes history of the Dead in time for the group's 40th anniversary. Ad/promo.
LONG RIVER PRESS
Jew in China: A Memoir (Apr., $24.95) by Israel Epstein chronicles the author's involvement in the Chinese Communist Revolution.
Kidnapped in Yemen: One Woman's Amazing Escape from Captivity (July, $23.95) by Mary Quin documents the author's survival from a kidnapping by Islamic extremists.
MCCLELLAND & STEWART
Shades of Black: Conrad Black—His Rise and Fall (Mar., $36.99) by Richard Siklos continues the story of Black's financial battles, culminating with his ouster from the newspaper empire he founded.
MCPHERSON & CO.
My Father's War (June, $22) by Paul West recounts the story of an English boy growing up during World War II.
Breakfast with Tiffany (June, $TBA) by Edwin John Wintle. A successful gay man takes in his troubled teenage niece.
Memoirs of Empress Catherine the Great (July, $24.95) by Catherine the Great, trans. and edited by Hilde Hoogeboom and Mark Cruse, details her marriage, the court intrigue, infidelities and near exile from Russia from personally written memoirs now carefully translated.
Taking Heat (Mar., $26.95) by Ari Fleischer. The voice of the Bush White House goes on the record. 200,000 first printing.
NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS
Dr. Space: The Life of Werner von Braun (Apr., $29.95) by Bob Ward looks into the stories and contradictions of the rocket scientist.
NEW AMERICAN LIBRARY
Rocketman: Astronaut Pete Conrad's Incredible Ride to the Moon and Beyond (May, $24.95) by Nancy Conrad and Howard A. Klausner remembers the commander of Apollo 12.
Hugo Black of Alabama (Apr., $34.95) by Steve Suitts studies Supreme Court justice Hugo L. Black.
NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIV. PRESS
The John Deere Story: A Biography of Plowmakers John and Charles Deere (May, $24) by Neil Dahlstrom and Jeremy Dahlstrom tells the story of two men who were not only business partners but also a devoted father-and-son team.
Coach: Lessons on Baseball and Life (May, $12.95) by Michael Lewis. The author of Moneyball recalls a coach from 30 years ago who changed his life. Advertising. 5-city author tour. 20-city radio satellite tour.
Foreign Babes in Beijing: Behind the Scenes of a New China (May, $24.95) by Rachel DeWoskin. The author reflects on her experiences in Beijing where she was the star of a Sex in the City —style soap opera. 5-city author tour.
OHIO UNIV. PRESS
Closing Arguments: Clarence Darrow on Religion, Law, and Society (Aug., $39.95) by Clarence Darrow, edited by S.T. Joshi. One of America's most famous attorneys (1857—1938) reveals his thoughts on social issues.
The Way Home: A German Childhood, an American Life (Mar., $24) by Ernestine Bradley. The wife of former senator Bill Bradley recalls her transition from Germany to the U.S. Advertising. 4-city author tour. 20-city radio satellite tour.
Embroideries (Apr., $16.95), written and illus. by Marjane Satrapi, lifts the veil off of the private lives of Iranian women. Advertising. 7-city author tour
The Wet Engine: Exploring the Mad Wild Miracle of the Heart
(May, $17.95) by Brian Doyle. Reflecting on his infant son's heart surgery, Doyle muses on the scientific, emotional and spiritual understandings of the heart. $15,000 ad/promo. Author tour.
PAUL DRY BOOKS (dist. by IPG)
An Invisible Country (Aug., $24.95) by Stephan Wackwitz focuses on the author's grandfather, a pastor whose early career after World War I was spent serving German parishes near Auschwitz.
Ken and Thelma: The Story of aConfederacy of Dunces (Mar., $22) by Joel L. Fletcher. The author remembers his friendship with Pulitzer Prize—winning John Kennedy Toole and Toole's mother.
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise (Apr., $24.95) by Ruth Reichl. The author of the memoirs Tender at the Bone and Comfort Me with Apples resumes her narrative. Advertising. Author tour.
Oh the Glory of It All (May, $25.95) by Sean Wilsey. The co-editor of McSweeney's Quarterly cuts through the hypocrisy of his upbringing to interweave the lives of his parents and grandparents. Advertising. Author tour.
Parched (June, $19.95) by Heather King tracks the author's life from a highly functioning alcoholic to living in dive bars and finally to sobriety.
Superstar in a Housedress (June, $19.95, with DVD) by Craig Highberger. Spotlights the life and work of Jackie Curtis, one of the shining stars of Andy Warhol's Factory scene, including interviews with Michael Musto and Paul Morrisey; DVD narrated by Lilly Tomlin.
Madam (Apr., $24) by Jeannette Angell. The author of Callgirl introduces Peach, the madam who ran the escort service in Boston that employed her.
What Is Life Worth (June, $24) by Kenneth Feinberg. The head of the 9/11 Compensation Fund was charged with calculating the dollar values of the 2,976 lives lost in the World Trade Center.
They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky: Tales from the Lost Boys of Sudan (June, $25) by Alephonsion Deng, Benson Deng and Benjamin Ajak with Judy Bernstein. Three of Sudan's "lost boys" recount their journey across an unforgiving landscape and mourn the culture they left behind.
A Lotus Grows in the Mud (May, $25.95) by Goldie Hawn. The actress recalls her unconventional life. Advertising. Author tour. Satellite tour.
Take Big Bites: Adventures Around the World and Across the Table (May, $24.95) by Linda Ellerbee. The famed television journalist offers a life lived interestingly. Advertising. Author tour. TV satellite tour.
Stradivari's Genius: Five Violins, One Cello, and Three Centuries of Enduring Perfection (Apr., $23.95) by Toby Faber links the life and work of the violin maker with six of his greatest instruments, tracing his legacy to the present day.
My Life So Far (May, $26.95) by Jane Fonda. The Oscar winner, activist and fitness guru talks about the ups and downs of her life.
Jubana! (June, $23.95) by Gigi Anders describes her coming-of-age as a Cuban Jew in America.
Jackie Wilson: Lonely Teardrops (June, $19.95) by Tony Douglass looks at the life and career of this troubled artist and singer known as Mr. Excitement.
Even After All This Time (Apr., $24.95) by Afschineh Latifi tells of the six-year separation of an Iranian family before their reunion in the U.S.
Check, Please! (May, $24.95) by Janice Dickinson continues the antics of the supermodel's first kiss-and-tell, No Lifeguard on Duty.
Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith (Mar., $24.95) by Anne Lamott. The author of Traveling Mercies continues her thoughts on faith. Advertising. 10-city author tour. Radio satellite tour.
My Friend Leonard (May, $24.95) by James Frey. The author of A Million Little Pieces relates a highly unorthodox father-son relationship. Author tour.
How to Lose Your Ass and Regain Your Life (May, $23.95) by Kirstie Alley. The actress explores the American obsession with fat, food, beauty and weight loss. 150,000 first printing. $200,000 ad/promo.
RUTGERS UNIV. PRESS
Afterwords: Letters on the Death of Virginia Woolf (Apr., $23.95), edited by Sybil Oldfield, collects letters sent to Woolf's husband and her sister after her suicide.
Kiss Me like a Stranger: My Search for Love and Art (Mar., $23.95) by Gene Wilder. The comic actor reveals the man behind the film image. Author tour.
Fantastic: The Life of Arnold Schwarzenegger (June, $24.95) by Laurence Leamer tracks the actor turned governor's rise to fame and power. Author tour.
ST. MARTIN'S/THOMAS DUNNE
Magical Mystery Tours (Apr., $24.95) by Tony Bramwell. A childhood friend of Paul, John and George recalls their meteoric rise. 100,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
John F. Kennedy (Mar., $40) by Michael O'Brien offers a modern reappraisal of J.F.K. that claims his virtue outweighs his vice. 25,000 first printing.
The Glass Castle (Mar., $24) by Jeannette Walls speaks of surviving an impoverished, eccentric and misguided family.
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Dishing: Great Dish—and Dishes—from America's Most Beloved Gossip Columnist (Apr., $25) by Liz Smith discusses eating "high and low on the hog" and the food habits of celebrities. 100,000 first printing. Advertising. 8-city author tour.
Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig (Apr., $26) by Jonathan Eig draws on new interviews and previously unpublished letters to update the portrait of baseball great Lou Gehrig. 100,000 first printing. Advertising. 4-city author tour. 20-city radio satellite tour.
The Colonel and Little Missie: Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley and the Beginnings of Superstardom in America (June, $26) by Larry McMurtry. The author of 26 novels including Lonesome Dove chronicles the international celebrity of two of the most enduring figures. 150,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
The Amorous Busboy of Decatur Avenue: A Child of the Fifties Looks Back (June, $23) by Robert Klein. The comedian begins his tale as a young man in the Bronx.
32 Third Graders and One Class Bunny: Life Lessons from Teaching (Aug., $19.95) by Phillip Done chronicles a year in the classroom with 32 students and their pet bunny.
SMITH AND KRAUS
Acts of Courage: Vaclav Havel's Life in the Theater (Mar., $24.95) by Carol Rocamora covers the three decades under communism when Havel was known as a famous dramatist.
Georgia O'Keeffe, a Private Friendship, Part 1: Walking the Sun Prairie Land (July, $45) by Nancy Hopkins Reily. This first volume in a two-part biography covers from 1887 to 1945.
A Stone for Every Journey: The True Story of a Pioneering Nurse (Mar., $28.95) by Teddy Jones and Edwina McConnell acknowledges Elinor Delight Gregg, the Indian Service's first supervisor of nurses, told through two fictional student nurses.
Joni Mitchell: Both Sides Now (June, $24.95) by Mark Bego examines Mitchell's place in rock and roll history.
TEXAS TECH UNIV. PRESS
Child of Many Rivers: Journeys to and from the Rio Grande (July, $21.95) by Lucy Fischer West follows the author from her birth in the Hudson River Valley to her youth on both sides of the Rio Grande, Scotland and France and finally to India's River Ganges.
THUNDER'S MOUTH PRESS
Living Among Headstones: Life in a Country Cemetery (June, $25) by Shannon Applegate chronicles the author's experiences of plotting graves, consoling families and confronting the funeral industry.
A Table for One (Apr., $29.95) by Aharon Appelfeld. Jerusalem is central to the author's memoirs of the 1950s and '60s. Ad/promo.
UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA PRESS
The Last Titan: A Life of Theodore Dreiser (Mar., $34.95) by Jerome Loving considers both the man and his work.
UNIV. OF CHICAGO PRESS
Who Wrote the Book of Love?: A Chronicle of the Sexual Life of an American Boy in the 1950s (May, $24) by Lee Siegel is set in Beverly Hills.
UNIV. OF MISSOURI PRESS
The Button Box: A Daughter's Loving Memoir of Mrs. George S. Patton (June, $34.95) by Ruth Ellen Patton Totten, edited by James Patton Totten. Beatrice Ayer Patton (1886—1953), wife of Gen. George S. Patton Jr., is remembered by her daughter.
UNIV. OF OKLAHOMA PRESS
Cherokee Medicine Man: The Life and Work of a Modern-Day Healer (May, $19.95) by Robert J. Conley portrays a modern Cherokee medicine man through those he has helped.
UNIV. OF PENNSYLVANIA PRESS
The Man Who Had Been King: The American Exile of Napoleon's Brother Joseph (May, $34.95) by Patricia Tyson Stroud accounts for the years that Napoleon's brother Joseph Bonaparte spent in the United States, where he imported European taste.
UNIV. PRESS OF KENTUCKY
Out of the Inkwell: Max Fleischer and the Animation Revolution (June, $27.50) by Richard Fleischer. The legendary animator's son remembers the man behind such legendary characters as Betty Boop and Popeye the Sailor.
UNIV. PRESS OF MISSISSIPPI
Mario Lanza: Singing to the Gods (July, $30) by Derek Mannering spotlights the Italian-American tenor who starred in The Great Caruso.
UNIV. OF WISCONSIN PRESS/STANDARD
Recollecting Freud (Apr., $26.95) by Isidor Sadger is the first English translation of the long-lost memoir—discovered in a Japanese library—by Freud's devoted student.
The Sex Doctors in the Basement: True Stories from a Semi-Celebrity Childhood (Apr., $21.95) by Molly Hung-Fast tells a touching and funny memoir of an extremely unconventional 1980s childhood.
Lost: A Desperate Battle for Survival in the Amazon Jungle (July, $21.99) by Stephen Kirkpatrick recalls an expedition gone wrong in the jungles of Peru.
WALKER & CO.
The People's Chef: The Culinary Revolutions of Alexis Soyer (Apr., $25) by Ruth Brandon remembers one of the most famous cooks in London during the early 19th century.
Camp (June, $22.95) by Michael Eisner. Disney CEO Eisner looks back at one of the most formative experiences of his life—the time he spent at summer camp. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
Charles W. Colson: A Life Redeemed (July, $23.95) by Jonathan Aitken is the political, historical and spiritual journey of Charles W. Colson.
Mysteries of My Father: An Irish-American Story (Apr., $24.95) by Thomas Fleming describes a son's coming-of-age in a fiercely political world.
YALE UNIV. PRESS
Alexis de Tocqueville: A Life (July, $35) by Hugh Brogan examines the prophet of modern democracy on the bicentenary of his birth.