Written by a novelist who lived with Susan Sontag's son, this memoir of the writer responsible for the avant-garde Against Interpretation depicts her as a magnetic, outsized personality and a polarizing presence who made being an intellectual a glamorous occupation.
Was Elizabeth Taylor the greatest product of the Hollywood star machine or its greatest victim? Mann's smart, engaging, clear-eyed case study . . . locates the real person somewhere between her private life and her public image
The authors draw on access to Elizabeth Taylor herself, the family of Richard Burton and Taylor's personal correspondence to chronicle the 25-year relationship between the two stars, a tumultuous union that set Hollywood afire. 100,000 first printing. Cowritten by the author of When I Was Cool.
The comedic actress discusses her friendships with such stars as Jimmy Stewart, Lucille Ball, Cary Grant, and Julie Andrews, her successful television show which ran for eleven years, and the sorrows that she overcame with her humor.
The chef of New York's East Village Prune restaurant presents an unflinching account of her search for meaning and purpose in the food-central rural New Jersey home of her youth, marked by a first chicken kill, an international backpacking tour and the opening of a first restaurant.
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.
Chronicles the National Book Award-nominated author's 1950s early adulthood during which she was compelled to set aside her career goals to support her playwright husband and make painful sacrifices in service to a circle of male artists, including George Plimpton, Norman Mailer and William Styron.
An analysis of the business behind the rap artist's hip-hop empire draws on the insights of close friends and associates to cover such topics as his drug-marked youth, musical achievements, and urban-informed business savvy.
The incredible true account of Kamila Sidiqi who, when her father and brother were forced to flee Kabul, became the sole breadwinner for her five siblings. Armed only with grit and determination, she picked up a needle and thread and created a thriving business of her own and held her family together.
The author discusses her marriage to a man from Beirut, the bond she forged with her Lebanese in-laws, and how she found love, good food, and a meaningful life, despite dividing her time between wartorn Iraq and Lebanon.
The NFL athlete made famous by the book and movie "The Blind Side" reflects on the disparity between his youth and his present-day circumstances, sharing perspectives on his inner-city childhood, relationship with his adoptive family, and views on role models.