A history of hypochondria as reflected by nine historical figures explores the relationship between the mind and body as it is mediated by the fear of illness, providing insight into the mental states of such individuals as Charlotte Brontèe, Charles Darwin and Andy Warhol.
Reveals a complex and troubled man who, despite being a ground-breaking father of modern surgery, battled with cocaine and morphine addition, exhibited eccentric behavior and lived an unusual lifestyle.
The American Gladiators star known as Nitro shares a no-holds-barred account of his twenty-year abuse of steroids, documenting his first use of steroids in high school in order to overcome an injury, the consuming addiction that left him physically and emotionally scarred, and his observations about the destructive ways in which steroids affect their users. 150,000 first printing.
A best-selling author and blogger at The Daily Beast chronicles her struggle to cope with being cheated out of her life savings by Bernie Madoff, and traces her journey back to sanity and security. 100,000 first printing.
An intimate account of the author's youth in a strict Orthodox community describes his dysfunctional family's vengeful personification of God, his exile to reform school after a childhood misdemeanor, and his efforts to make sense of his religious beliefs while connecting with the outside world.
In a biography authorized by the baseball great himself, the best-selling author of Hurricane: The Miraculous Journey of Rubin Carter offers a gripping account of Willie Mays's life, drawn from interviews with the icon, as well as friends, family members and teammates. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.
When his daughter, Amy, collapses and dies from an asymptomatic heart condition, Rosenblatt and his wife leave their home on Long Island to move in with their son-in-law and their three young grandchildren. He peels back the layers on this most personal of losses to create a testament to familial love.
The wife of the South Carolina governor whose political career was halted by the revelation of his adultery recounts their marriage, her work on his campaigns, and her efforts to raise her four sons and remain faithful to her own principles.
Presents the life and struggles of Gayle Haggard, wife of the senior pastor of a large Evangelical congregation who confessed to drug abuse and a homosexual affair, and details her personal battle as well as the national public backlash.
A sequel to Not Quite What I Was Planning contains 1,000 six-word memoirs from all kinds of writers, including Wally Lamb, Isabel Allende, James Frey, Ann Coulter, Tommy Chong, Chelsea Handler and many more. Original. 60,000 first printing.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks documents the story of how scientists took cells from an unsuspecting descendant of freed slaves and created a human cell line that has been kept alive indefinitely, enabling numerous medical and scientific discoveries.