An illuminating account of the Dalai Lama furnishes an eye-opening study of his diverse roles as a politician, scientist, philosopher, and religious leader; discusses his ideas about religion, Tibet, peace, and world events; and examines his hidden life, often pragmatic messages, and the daily challenges he confronts. 50,000 first printing.
An illustrated first-person account of the life and career of the esteemed actress most recently honored for her Academy Award-winning title role in The Queen traces her Russian ancestry and early life through her numerous achievements in a variety of performance venues. 50,000 first printing.
A compendium of true American life stories, drawn from an ambitious oral history project, features pieces representing every walk of life from all fifty states, in a nation-wide and thematically arranged celebration of the nation's shared humanity. 75,000 first printing.
Recounts the life of hip-hop artist M.F. Grimm, including his early years as a performer and drug dealer, the loss of the use of his legs from a gunshot wound, his incarceration in prison, and his eventual release and self-reinvention.
The True Story of the First African American on the White House Secret Service Detail and His Quest for Justice After the Assassination of JFK
The first African-American agent to serve on the White House Secret Service detail describes the racism he confronted, his efforts to expose the Secret Service's negligence in JFK's assassination, and the destruction of his career due to a false bribery charge.
Describes the author's childhood growing up with a suicidal mother, cult member stepfather, and crippled millionaire father, his short marriage, his diverse careers as an artist and male escort, and his heroin addiction and desperate struggle to get clean.
An American Book Award-winning novelist and screenwriter shares his experience of returning to the dating scene while raising two young children, an effort marked by his relationships with a series of women and his confrontation with the less-than-glamorous but rewarding realities of parenting.
Presents the life of the Iraqi exile, mathematician, and convicted felon, arguing that it was Chalabi's desire to oust Hussein, and the lies he told to the Bush administration to further that aim, that led to the war in Iraq.
The author chronicles the ups and downs of his career at a major record label, documenting his misadventures dealing with egomaniacs, incompetents, wackos, and know-it-all executive assistants while directing a gangsta rapper's commercial, battling his punk roots, and creating an ad for the love songs of Phil Collins.
The coach of the Rutgers University women's basketball team describes how perseverance and acceptance has helped her deal with the challenges of life to become one of the most successful coaches in women's basketball history.