Nobody Needs To Know by Pidgeon Pagonis (Amazon Books/pub date: Aug. 15, 2023)

From intersex activist Pidgeon Pagonis comes a candid and life-affirming true story of identity, lies, family secrets, and the healing power of truth.

Pidgeon Pagonis always felt like their life was a constant attempt to fit in with other girls—a feeling that was only exacerbated when puberty failed to hit. They never understood why…until they uncovered the secret that had haunted their childhood.

Pidgeon’s inspiring memoir is for everyone whose body and spirit defy expectations, a fierce challenge to a system hell-bent on enforcing binary definitions. Ultimately, it’s a celebration of the freedom and empowerment that come from learning the truth about who you are—and living it.

The Disposable Hero: A Memoir of the Mafia and Life Undercover by Steven Bathory (Skyhorse Publishing/pub date: September 19, 2023)

The only memoir to tell the story of life as both a mob soldier and as an FBI informant—and live to tell the score. 

The Disposable Hero is the searing true story of the author’s experiences as both a soldier for the Calabrese family and an undercover informant for the US Department of Justice. An unprecedented memoir that details life on both sides, The Disposable Hero takes the reader behind the scenes with a sharp and bloody firsthand account of what really happened—told by the man who lived it, barely survived it, and only found his true purpose when he lost his American dream.