The acclaimed author of A Replacement Life shifts between heartbreak and humor in this gorgeously told, recipe-filled memoir. A family story, an immigrant story, a love story, and an epic meal, Savage Feast explores the challenges of navigating two cultures from an unusual angle.
A memoir by the multifaceted pop culture icon includes coverage of his experiences as a gay youth in a Syrian Jewish Orthodox family, his education at LaGuardia High School for Performing Arts and the making of his documentary, Unzipped.
The former deputy director of the FBI details how law enforcement battles terror threats, Russian crime and attacks by the White House itself on the U.S. Constitution.
Graphic biography of American radical, labor leader, and socialist Eugene Victor Debs, who led the Socialist Party to federal and state office across the United States by the 1920s. Imprisoned for speaking out against World War I, Debs ran for president from prison on the Socialist Party ticket, receiving over one million votes.
A leading behavioral scientist and recovered addict presents an authoritative guide to understanding drug addiction that offers clear explanations of brain science and illustrative personal stories to reveal how addiction happens and what can be done about it.
"Vivid, surprising, and utterly timely, Akiko Busch's How to disappear explores the idea of invisibility in nature, art, and science, in search of a more joyful and peaceful way of living in today's increasingly surveilled and publicity-obsessed world Inour increasingly networked and image-saturated lives, the notion of disappearing has never been both more enchanting and yet fanciful. Today, we are relentlessly encouraged, even conditioned, to reveal, share, and self-promote. The pressure to be public comes not just from our peers, but vast and pervasive technology companies, which want to profit from patterns in our behavior. A lifelong student and observer of the natural world, Busch sets out to explore her own uneasiness with this arrangement, and what she senses is a widespread desire for a less scrutinized way of life—for invisibility. Writing in rich painterly detail about her own life, her family, and some of the world's most exotic and remote places—from the Cayman Islands to Iceland—she savors the pleasures of being unseen. Discovering and dramatizing a wonderful range of ways of disappearing, from virtual reality goggles that trick the wearer into believing her body has disappeared and to the way Virginia Woolf's fictional Mrs. Dalloway feels a flickering of personhood as an older woman, Busch deliberates on subjects new and old with equal sensitivity and incisiveness. A unique and exhilarating accomplishment, How to disappear is a shimmering collage of poetry, cinema, memoir, myth, and much more, which overturns the dangerous modern assumption that somehow fame and visibility equate to success and happiness"—
Chronicles the events behind the unexpected resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the election of Pope Francis, tracing the lives of both men and discussing the consequences of having two living popes in residence at the Vatican.
A collection of personal essays explores the complexities and paradoxes of growing up black in the South with a white surname as well as the author's experiences with interracial marriage, international adoption, and teaching at a Northern white college.
Coinciding with a new director's cut with previously lost scenes and audio, the daughter of Judy Garland describes her mother's greatest role and her resulting Oscar upset while revealing the dark side of her tumultuous life. 10,000 first printing.
A rich mosaic of diary entries and letters by famous residents and visitors draws on three centuries of writing and includes pieces by such notables as Marilyn Monroe, Cesar Chavez, Susan Sontag and Albert Einstein.
An homage to the author's mother relates how she cleverly played Detroit's illegal lottery in the 1970s to support the family while creating a loving, joyful home and mothering her children to the highest standards.
An Afghanistan veteran and two-term mayor of South Bend, Indiana, traces the inspirational story of how the city, once an industrial wasteland, became a shining model of urban reinvention and anti-gun violence.