Draws on more than four decades of professional cooking and world traveling, as well as the author's more recent experiences as a father, to present a collection of personal home-cooking favorites that deconstructs the structural aspects of satisfying meals.
Truevine is the true story of George and Willie Muse, two albino African American brothers who were kidnapped and displayed as circus freaks, and whose mother endured a 28-year struggle to get them back.
Collects the most interesting Bill Murray anecdotes from the past forty years, many of which have never been made public, and pairs them with whimsical illustrations of the film star in various situations.
An autobiographical portrait of marriage and motherhood details the critical illness of her daughter, Quintana Roo, followed by the fatal coronary of her husband, John Gregory Dunne. The Year of Magical Thinking is Didion's meditation on life, death, illness, sanity, personal upheaval and grief.
The son of Czechoslovakian parents who were smuggled out of their country to escape the Nazis, only to endure postwar Communist purges, traces the experiences of the war's refugees and the author's own efforts to reconnect with his mother through a labyrinth of trauma, displacement, and denial.
The Academy Award nominee, Golden Globe winner and star of the hit show Empire recalls her beloved screen characters while tracing the story of her life and career, sharing coverage of such topics as her father's Vietnam service, her rise from the violence of the streets of Washington, D.C., and her experiences as a single mother.
When he stumbles upon a treasure trove of rare books that once belonged to the Harvard philosopher William Ernst Hocking, the author, a disillusioned philosopher at sea in his marriage and career, begins to catalog and preserve this collection and rediscovers the very tenets of American philosophy, seeing them within a 21st-century context.
Traces the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's life from his childhood in a Catholic New Jersey family and the musical experiences that prompted his career to the rise of the E Street Band and the stories behind some of his most famous songs.
Offers a collection of engaging, serious, and playful writings and speeches from the Supreme Court justice on topics ranging from gender equality and the workings of the Court to Judaism and the value of looking beyond U.S. shores when interpreting the Constitution.
The stand-up comedian and WNYC podcaster offers humorous, poignant essays describing her experience as a black woman in modern America on topics such as how she's been questioned on her love of Billy Joel and U2 and why you can't touch her hair.