Documents the author's experiences as an Armenian-American who was raised in a close-knit community and her provocative decision to move to Istanbul to learn the realities of Turkish citizens she was taught to hate.
Shares true stories from Hollywood's history of celebrities under the influence, including Ava Gardner's habit of water skiing to the set of "Night of the Iguana" with a cocktail in hand, as well as quotations and cocktail recipes.
A rollicking memoir by the legendary Monty Python comic traces his ascent in the entertainment world, from his humble origins and early collaborations with Graham Chapman through his uproarious achievements in multiple venues.
A graphic memoir by a long-time New Yorker cartoonist celebrates the final years of her aging parents' lives through cartoons, family photos and documents that reflect the artist's struggles with caregiver challenges.
Draws upon interviews with family and friends, court transcripts, unpublished journals and screenplay drafts to trace Richard Pryor's journey from his rough childhood to his ascent in the "New Hollywood" of the 1970s — and his struggles with drugs and fame.
A veteran Iranian journalist explains how the 1979 revolution inadvertently created a booming middle class that yearns for more personal freedom than ever before, and also more contact with the outside world.
Strong Inside is the dramatic, untold story of Perry Wallace, a brilliant student and talented athlete who became the first African-American basketball player in the SEC at Vanderbilt University during the tumultuous late 1960s. The fast-paced, richly detailed biography places Wallace's struggles and ultimate success into the larger contexts of civil rights and race relations in the South.
Coinciding with the 30th anniversary of the release of Purple Rain, a former senior editor of Rolling Stone offers a complete history of the making of both the popular film and the best-selling soundtrack album of the same name.