Abbeville Press

Israel Through My Lens: Sixty Years as a Photojournalist(Sept., $35) by David Rubinger with Ruth Corman sets forth images spanning the career of Israel's pre-eminent photojournalist.

Algonquin Books

Boone: A Biography(Oct., $29.95) by Robert Morgan presents a comprehensive account of legendary Daniel Boone. 50,000 first printing. 15-city author tour.


Myself and Other More Important Matters(Feb., $25) by Charles Handy. The business guru offers advice on handling tough decisions at every stage of life.


Alek: From Sudanese Refugee to International Supermodel(Sept., $24.95) by Alek Wek. The author traces her journey from the Sudanese civil war to glamorous “it” girl.

Andrews McMeel

A Labor of Love: An Autobiography (Nov., $50) by Anne Geddes. The acclaimed photographer looks back on her 25-year career.


Roman's Journey: A Memoir of Survival(Oct. $26) by Roman Halter details the author's six-year journey through Nazi Poland.

Arsenal pulp Press

Flights of Angels(Oct., $24.95) by Adrian Brooks. The author recalls his days as a member of the Angels of Light, a San Francisco theater troupe of the 1970s.


Sage-ing While Age-ing(Nov., $26) by Shirley MacLaine reflects on her spiritual journey. Ad/promo. 8-city author tour.

Young, Rich, and Dangerous: The Making of a Music Mogul(Oct., $24.95) by Jermaine Dupri with Samantha Marshall recounts the success story of the young producer/songwriter.

B&H Books

Grace Is Enough(Nov., $19.99) by Willie Aames et al. considers the struggles of the TV actor and his wife and how they found peace.


The Wolf of Wall Street(Sept., $25) by Jordan Belfort examines the author's rise and fall as a corrupt investment guru. Ad/promo. 75,000 first printing.

Basic Books

A Lion in the White House: The Life of Theodore Roosevelt(Nov., $26) by Aida D. Donald examines the life of the forward-thinking 26th president.

John Blake

(dist. by Trafalgar Square)

Angelina Jolie: The Biography (Sept., $24.95) by Rhona Mercer looks at the life of the actress.

Broadway Books

Clapton: The Autobiography(Oct., $26) by Eric Clapton delves into the legendary rock guitarist's painful past.

Cambridge Univ. Press

Every Day Lasts a Year: A Jewish Family's Correspondence from Poland(Nov., $30), editedby Christopher Browning et al., looks at a family's lost letters during the Holocaust.


Prince: A Thief in the Temple(Oct., $24) by Brian Morton chronicles the prominent musician's life and artistic growth.

Carlton/Andre Deutsch

(dist. by Trafalgar Square)

I Never Said Goodbye: A Mother's Memoir of Love and Brutal Loss Inside Saddam's Regime (Sept., $29.95) by Pauline Knowles-Samarraie recounts family life under the shadow of the dictator.

Chelsea Green

The Man Who Hated Work and Loved Labor: The Life and Times of Tony Mazzocchi(Nov.; $40, paper $24.95) by Les Leopold captures the life of the late union leader who fought to remove toxins in the workplace.


As our fall preview goes to press, it's hot; and the temper of the autumn offerings is no cooler. With the conflicts in Iraq and elsewhere blazing away, new titles are examining wartime issues from a variety of approaches. An October title from Casemate, War on Two Fronts: An Infantry Commander's War in Iraq and the Pentagon , sums up the war's duality; other titles discuss Iraq's reconstruction, recount atrocities and laud the American military. Earlier wars are the focus of books by two esteemed chroniclers—Ken Burns (WWII) and David Halberstam (Korea). Bush-bashing continues to be hot as well: John Dean takes a patrician torch to things in Broken Government while Madeleine Albright delivers a somewhat cooler Memo to the President Elect. Anniversary fever seems to have gripped the publishing community, too: Sputnik and NASA turn 50; Ralph Lauren's been at it for 40; George Lucas's Star Warssaga debuted 30 years ago; and Princess Grace perished a quarter century back. The big literary centenary is Richard Wright—all of these addressed by prominent fall books. On the fiction front, there are big books from the bestseller ranks (including two Grishams) and an abundance of literary names, some of whom haven't been heard from in some time—David Leavitt, Ha Jin and Sebastian Faulks. Finally, for those who cannot find a title or two from the following 90+ pages, there's the DIY approach—Clarkson Potter's How to Make Books: Fold, Cut & Stitch Your Way to a One-of-a-Kind Book.

Chelsea Green

The Man Who Hated Work and Loved Labor: The Life and Times of Tony Mazzocchi(Nov.; $40, paper $24.95) by Les Leopold captures the life of the late union leader who fought to remove toxins in the workplace.


Diana Ross: A Biography(Sept., $26.95) by J. Randy Taraborrelli. The author of Call Her Miss Ross updates the superstar's life.

Mountain Madness: Scott Fischer, Mount Everest, and a Life Lived on High(Feb., $24.95) by Robert Birkby tells the story of the mountain climber who led one of the expeditions featured in the film Into Thin Air.

Collins Business

Money for Nothing: One Man's Journey Through the Dark Side of Lottery Millions(Sept., $24.95) by Edward Ugel explores the outcome of ordinary people winning the lottery. 50,000 first printing. Ad/promo.

King of the Club: Richard Grasso and the Survival of the New York Stock Exchange(Nov., $27.95) by Charles Gasparino addresses the rise and fall of the notorious New York Stock Exchange chairman.


Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's(Sept., $25.95) by John Elder Robison, foreword by Augusten Burroughs, describes the author's struggle with this high-functioning form of autism. 250,000 first printing. Ad/promo. 5-city author tour.

Switching Time: A Doctor's Harrowing Story of Treating a Woman with 17 Personalities(Oct., $24.95) by Richard Baer discusses the challenges faced in a case of multiple personality disorder. 75,000 first printing. Ad/promo.

A Journal for Jordan: A Fallen Soldier's Hopes, Prayers, and Life Lessons for the Son He Would Never Know(Jan., $25.95) by Dana Canedy passes on the meaning of one soldier's life to his son through his writings. 250,000 first printing.

Charlatan: America's Most Dangerous Huckster, the Man Who Pursued Him, and the Age of Flimflam(Feb., $24.95) by Pope Brock draws on the inventive schemes of famed quack doctor John Brinkley. 75,000 first printing.

Cumberland House

Timmy's in the Well: The Jon Provost Story(Nov., $22.95) by Jon Provost and Laurie Jacobson narrates Provost's experiences as TV's first child star playing Timmy in Lassie.

Da Capo Press

Finding Iris Chang: Friendship, Ambition, and the Loss of an Extraordinary Mind(Nov., $24) by Paula Kamen articulates the psychological decline of this esteemed historian.

Doubleday/Flying Dolphin

Mosaic: Pieces of My Life So Far (Oct., $24.95) by Amy Grant reveals personal and inspirational aspects of the pop music artist's personal life. 125,000 first printing. Author tour.


InsideInside(Oct., $27.95) by James Lipton recalls the legends who have appeared on the author's popular TV show Inside the Actors Studio. Ad/promo.

ECW Press

The Doctor Who Was Followed by Ghosts: The Family Saga of a Chinese Woman Doctor(Oct., $24.95) by Li Qunying and Louis Luping Han traces the author's struggles living in turbulent 20th-century China.

Farrar, Straus & Giroux

Intern: A Doctor's Initiation(Jan., $25) bySandeep Jauhar, M.D., recalls the author's challenging days as a first-year resident.


Secrets of the Monarch: What the Dead Can Teach Us About Living a Better Life(Oct., $24) by Allison DuBois studies how lessons learned from the dead can positively influence our own lives.


How Starbucks Saved My Life: A Son of Privilege Learns to Live Like Everyone Else(Sept., $23) by Michael Gates Gill demonstrates how a privileged life can easily unravel.

Valley Boy: The Education of Tom Perkins(Oct., $27.50) by Tom Perkins centers on the author's career as a biotechnology pioneer.

Grand Central Publishing

Celebrity Detox(Sept., $23.95) by Rosie O'Donnell focuses on her withdrawal from the celebrity lifestyle. Ad/promo.

The Vixen Diaries(Sept., $24.99) by Karrine Steffans dishes more dirt in this sequel to Confessions of a Video Vixen. Ad/promo. 5-city author tour.

Grove Press

Sick Girl(Oct., $24) by Amy Silverstein charts the author's mercurial journey as a young heart transplant patient.

Hampton Roads

The House That Love Built: The Untold Story of Millard and Linda Fuller, Founders of Habitat for Humanity and the Fuller Center for Housing(Oct., $25.95) by Bettie B. Youngs focuses on the couple who started the international powerhouse ministry.


A Slave No More: Two Men Who Escaped to Freedom, Including Their Own Narratives of Emancipation(Nov., $25) by David W. Blight pairs the texts of two newly discovered slave narratives with the biographies of the men who wrote them. 100,000 first printing.Ad/promo.

Harmony Books

Last Night I Dreamed of Peace: The Diary of Dang Thuy Tram(Sept., $19.95) by Dang Thuy Tram presents excerpts from the diary of a Vietnamese doctor who was killed in 1970 while working in a Vietcong hospital. 100,000 first printing. Ad/promo.

The Day Donny Herbert Woke Up: A True Story(Sept., $23) by Rich Blake. A Buffalo, N.Y., firefighter emerges from a 10-year coma. Ad/promo.


My Grandfather's Son(Oct., $26.95) by Clarence Thomas reveals the firsthand life story of the controversial Supreme Court justice.

Harper Entertainment

Slash (Oct., $27.95) by Slash/Saul Hudson is a memoir from the Guns N' Roses guitarist. 150,000 first printing.

Indiana Univ. Press

In Service of Emergent India: A Call to Honor(Sept., $25.95) by Jaswant Singh provides an insider's view of India during the tumultuous conflicts with Pakistan.

Island Press

Life in the Valley of Death: The Fight to Save Tigers in a Land of Guns, Gold, and Greed (Nov., $25.95) by Alan Rabinowitz. The author chronicles his attempt to establish a tiger reserve in the Hukaung Valley while fighting an incurable disease.


Brother, I'm Dying(Sept., $23.95) by Edwidge Danticat chronicles Danticat's relationship with Joseph, her “second father,” and of his tragic death—and that of his brother—in 2004. 75,000 first printing. Ad/promo. 8-city author tour.

Frances Lincoln

(dist. by Antique Collectors' Club)

Norah Lindsay: The Life and Art of a Garden Designer (Oct., $65) by Allyson Hayward recounts the career of Lindsay, whose clients and friends included Nancy Astor and the Prince of Wales.

Little Books

(dist. by Trafalgar Square)

Watching (Sept., $35) by Desmond Morris. The autobiography of the renowned zoologist and ethologist.

Lyons Press

Undertaker's Son (Oct., $24.95) by Richard “Digger” Phelps provides lessons for life from Notre Dame's legendary basketball coach. 75,000 first printing.


Service Included: Four-Star Secrets of an Eavesdropping Waiter (Oct., $24.95) by Phoebe Damrosch tells all about the author's travails—and amorous encounter—at New York City's ultra-tony Per Se eatery.

National Geographic

Song Without Words: The Photographs and Diaries of Countess Sophia Tolstoy(Sept., $35) by Leah Bendavid-Val portrays the glamorous world of the countess and her famous author husband.

New Press

Touch and Go(Nov., $24.95) by Studs Terkel describes the author's life and times as a Pulitzer Prize—winning oral historian. 75,000 first printing.

North Point Press

Trespass: Living at the Edge of the Promised Land(Feb., $25) by Amy Irvine probes the fear of wilderness and spiritual disconnections.

Northern illinois Univ. Press

Forging Game: The Strange Career of Scharmel Iris(Sept., $34) by Craig Abbott studies the life of a minor 20th-century poet who pushed his way to literary success.

W.W. Norton

A Vineyard in Tuscany: Shooting for the Moon(Oct., $24.95) by Ferenc Máté describes the author's experiences as a vintner in Tuscany living in a restored 13th-century friary.

Let Me Stand Alone: The Journals of Rachel Corrie (Jan., $23.95) introduced and annotated by the Corrie family. The observations of the American activist killed in a Gaza Strip incident illuminate the pressing issues of her time.

Omnibus Press

Born in a Small Town: The John Mellencamp Story(Sept., $22.95) by Heather Johnson features interviews with those connected to the rock superstar.

Penguin Press

The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World(Sept., $35) by Alan Greenspan. The author returns to his childhood years to reflect on his remarkable life journey.

Journals(Nov., $80) by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. This two-volume set compiles the historian's never-before-seen journals.


Blue Skies, No Fences(Nov., $26) by Lynne Cheney uncovers her and her husband's parallel family histories to show common themes of optimism and courage.

Public Affairs

Peter Jennings: A Reporter's Life(Oct., $25.95), introduction by Lynn Sherr, celebrates the life of the respected broadcast journalist.

Random House

Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself(Sept., $25.95) by Alan Alda zeroes in on the performer's search for a life of meaning. Ad/promo. 10-city author tour.


Biografia de Coelho(Oct., $22.95)by Fernando Morais probes, in Spanish, the spiritual life of noted author Paulo Coelho.


The Bond: Three Young Men Learn to Forgive and Reconnect with Their Fathers (Oct., $24.95) by Sampson Davis, George Jenkins and Rameck Hunt. The trio who discussed growing up and becoming doctors in 2002's The Pact examine their paternal relationships. 100,000 first printing. Author tour.

Rowman & Littlefield

The Climb of My Life: Scaling Mountains with a Borrowed Heart(Nov., $22.95) by Kelly Perkins depicts the author's achievements as the first heart transplant patient to reach the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Rutgers Univ. Press

An Island Called Home: Returning to Jewish Cuba(Nov., $29.95) by Ruth Behar captures the 1920s era of the “Hotel Cuba,” a home for immigrant Jews en route to the U.S.

Sasquatch Books

It's Not About the Hair: And Other Certainties of Life & Cancer(Sept., $23.95) by Debra Jarvis relates the author's experiences with cancer, both as a chaplain in a clinic and as a patient.

Scala Publishers

(dist. by Antiquqe Collectors' Club)

Beatific Souls: Jack Kerouac'sOn the Road (Sept., $45) by Isaac Gewirtz examines Kerouac's achievements as a literary and cultural figure on the 50th anniversary of his most famous work.


Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life(Dec., $22) by Steve Martin details his tenacity in becoming one of standup comedy's biggest stars. Ad/promo. 3-city author tour.

Simon & Schuster

Beyond the White House: Waging Peace, Fighting Disease, Building Hope(Oct., $26) by Jimmy Carter chronicles his recent years. 400,000 first printing.

Fair Game:My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House(Oct., $26) by Valerie Plame Wilson tells her story. 400,000 first printing.

The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible(Oct., $25) by A.J. Jacobs sets forth the author's attempts to adhere to the Bible's precepts. 175,000 first printing.

Simon Spotlight Entertainment

Tiki: My Life in the Game and Beyond(Sept., $25) by Tiki Barber details the author's life as a New York Giants superstar.

Remembering Steve(Nov., $25.95) by Terri Irwin shares the story of her life with the famed crocodile hunter, Steve Irwin.


(dist. by Sterling)

The Emergency Teacher: The Inspirational Story of a New Teacher in an Inner City School (Sept., $24.95) by Christina Asquith presents a firsthand account of her year teaching in one of Philadelphia's worst schools.


Live from Cape Canaveral: Covering the Space Race, from Sputnik to Today (Sept., $26.95) by Jay Barbree provides a behind-the-scenes account of America's 50 years in space.

Springboard Press

If I Only Knew Then... Learning from Our Mistakes(Nov., $25.99) by Charles Grodin and Friends and Friends of Friends collects stories from famous friends about lessons learned. Ad/promo.

Steerforth Press

Hugo: The Hugo Chávez Story from Mud Hut to Perpetual Revolution(Oct., $25.95) by Bart Jones examines the life of the Venezuelan president.

St. Martin's

Ronnie Wood: The Autobiography(Oct., $25.95) by Ron Wood with Jeffrey Robinson describes the 30-year career of the Rolling Stones guitarist. Ad/promo. Author tour.

St. Martin's/Thomas Dunne

Diaries (Sept., $29.95) by Michael Palin recounts the actor's prime years as a member of the Monty Python comedy group.

Breaking News (Feb., $24.95) by Martin Fletcher is a memoir by NBC News Tel Aviv bureau chief.

Texas A&M Univ. Press

Claytie: The Roller-Coaster Life of a Texas Wildcatter(Oct., $24.95) by Mike Cochran charts the life of controversial Texan Clayton W. Williams Jr.

Triumph Books

Sayers: My Life and Times(Oct., $24.95) by Gale Sayers with Fred Mitchell uncovers the personal story of the Chicago Bears star.

Univ. of Georgia Press

Dough(Sept., $24.95) by Mort Zachter tells of the author's life-changing discovery—his unexpected multimillion-dollar inheritance.

Univ. of Illinois Press

Rachel in the World(Oct., $26.95) by Jane Bernstein centers on the difficulties of finding independence for a disabled daughter.

Univ. of Missouri Press

The Power of Two: A Twin Triumph over Cystic Fibrosis(Oct., $29.95) by Isabel Stenzel Byrnes and Anabel Stenzel. Twins suffering from the disease search for normal lives.

Univ. of North Texas Press

William & Rosalie: A Holocaust Testimony(Sept., $19.95) by William and Rosalie Schiff and Craig Hanley examines one couple's survival of the Holocaust.

Univ. of Oklahoma Press

Muhammad: Islam's First Great General(Sept., $24.95) by Richard A. Gabriel portrays the youngest prophet as a military revolutionary.

Univ. of Ppittsburgh Press

Helen C. Frick: Bittersweet Heiress(Oct., $40) by Martha Frick Symington Sanger presents the life story of the prominent 20th-century philanthropist.

Univ. of Texas Press

Roger Tory Peterson(Oct., $24.95) by Douglas Carlson studies the life of one of the pre-eminent 20th-century ornithologists.

Univ. of Wisconsin Press

Bagels and Grits: A Jew on the Bayou(Oct., $26.95) by Jennifer Anne Moses describes the author's spiritual transformation through working in an AIDS hospice.

Raising Hell for Justice: The Washington Battles of a Wisconsin Progressive(Sept., $24.95) by David R. Obey traces his career as a Democratic congressman.

Univ. Press of Mississippi

Anne McCaffrey: A Life with Dragons(Sept., $28) by Robin Roberts portrays one of the first women to become successful writing science fiction.


A Life Decoded: My Genome, My Life(Oct., $25.95) by J. Craig Venter recounts the author's work as the scientist who mapped the human genome. Ad/promo. 12-city author tour.

Watson-Guptill/billboard Books

Gilded Lili: Lili St. Cyr and the Striptease Mystique(Sept., $24.95) by Kelly DiNardo studies the life and loves of the burlesque queen.

Yale Univ. Press

Two Lives: Gertrude and Alice(Sept., $25) by Janet Malcolm seeks out the truth surrounding the lives of Gertrude Stein and Alice B.Toklas.