Tony Dokoupil traces the story of the his father's rise and fall as a marijuana smuggler against a backdrop of Reagan politics and the heated debates about the drug that continue today.
Drawing on interviews with more than 100 close associates, a revelatory account of the late music artist's career traces his fame as a teen rock star in the 1960s and descent to humble jobs before his comeback as a solo artist, producer and innovator in the indie-rock genre.
Combining his story of growing up during Hollywood's golden age with tales of pursuing great food around the world, the author reveals how he has watched the changing history and culture of food in America and Western Europe.
An executive sous chef who has worked alongside cooks from some of the nation's leading restaurants documents an intense twenty-four-hour period that illuminates the allures and adversities of a professional culinary life.
Introducing readers to Midwestern life and culture, an award-winning author and journalist explores the meaning of identity and place, hamburgers, hard work and basketball in a region where pride was born of economic failure and hardship. Original.
A memoir in cartoons by a longtime editor of The New Yorker collects his most popular illustrations in a tribute to the form, tracing his youth and career while assessing the psychology of cartooning.
This gripping true story will keep readers on the edge of their seats as they follow two journalists—both middle-class working mothers—as they form an unlikely bond with a convicted street dealer to expose the dirty cops who are just as corrupt as the criminals they target. 30,000 first printing.
An account of the personal life and professional achievements of the troubled 1970s basketball star, from his relationship with his obsessive father and unbroken college scoring record to the personal demons that challenged his life and his evangelical Christian faith.
The award-winning author of Moon Tiger reflects on the influences that have shaped her literary life, from her early childhood in Cairo and boarding-school education in England to her love for archaeology and the sweeping changes in 20th-century Great Britain.
A humorous memoir of the foibles of midlife features essays on such topics as the period's joys and challenges, the lessons learned by the author in literature and from the people he encountered, and the outcomes of his life choices.
This darkly humorous account of growing up in a prosperous, eccentric family with an older brother whose erratic and increasingly dangerous behavior threatens them all was awarded the National Book Critics Circle Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.
The award-winning sportswriter and author of Baja Oklahoma traces the story of his life and career from his Depression-era childhood in Texas and early journalism days to his decades with Sports Illustrated and induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame.