Draws on previously untapped sources to illuminate the secret friendship and disastrous estrangement between Cassius Clay and Malcolm X, sharing insights into Malcolm's alleged role in shaping Clay's double life as a patriotic athlete and Islamic reformer.
Leaving behind a 20-year career as a nonprofit executive to teach in a tough New York City public high school, the author shares the disturbing reality of his students' lives and a broken education system unable to help them, in a searing indictment of reform-minded schools that claim to be progressive but still fail their students. 30,000 first printing.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Unaccustomed Earth traces her enduring love affair with the Italian language that prompted her family's move to Rome, where her efforts to master the language as a writer shaped her feelings of belonging and exile. Translated by Ann Goldstein.
The prolific musician, songwriter, producer and member of the Eurythmics discusses the parties, collaborations, relationships and creativity that spanned his blockbuster career, from Tom Pettys "Don't Come Around Here No More" to Celine Dions "Taking Chances."
A Ivy League-trained, award-winning young neurosurgeon describes his how after receiving a terminal diagnosis with lung cancer he explored the dynamics of his roles as a patient and care provider, the philosophical conundrums about a meaningful life and how he wanted to spend his final days.
The Broadway star and Academy Award-winning performer best known for his iconic role as the irascible emcee in Cabaret traces his remarkable life story, documenting his Jewish-American upbringing in 1930s Cleveland, childhood roles, rise to fame and challenging losses.
A collection of interrelated essays by the Arab-Israeli satirical columnist captures the nuances of everyday family life in modern Jerusalem, detailing his experiences with racism, marriage, parenthood, Jewish-Arab conflicts, professional ambition and world traveling.
A glimpse into the likely mental illnesses of high-profile historical figures reveals that Albert Einstein had autism, Frank Lloyd Wright was a narcissist, Marilyn Monroe had borderline personality disorder and Charles Darwin suffered from anxiety.
An unconventional coming-of-age memoir reveals the author's relationship with her father — a wise guy who relied on charm, wit, and an unyielding belief that he was above the law — and describes how she set herself on a path away from the cycle of violence around her.
The NPR radio host recounts her late husband's long battle with Parkinson's and her efforts to reconstruct a life without him, describing how she found inspiration in the examples of widowed colleagues and her advocacy of the Right to Die movement.
A collection of letters written by the prolific Russian literature great to his wife describe their 50-year love story and open a vivid and fascinating window into their lives and into the mind and the heart of one of history's greatest writers.
An insider to Chris Christie's anticipated 2016 presidential campaign presents an anecdotal account of the New Jersey Governor's controversy-marked political career to include coverage of his surprise election and the truth behind the "Bridgegate" lane-closure scandal.