An NBA sports star and cultural icon discusses his catastrophic spinal collapse in 2007, the excruciating pain he suffered and his slow recovery, as well as his childhood, sports career, and the political and cultural upheaval of the 1960s.
The popular comedian, in a candid and humorous memoir, reexamines his life as a middle-aged guy and confronts his genetic legacy as he enters his 40s.
David Kushner documents the story of his brother's murder at the hands of two drifters and his family's efforts to survive and seek justice against a backdrop of 1970s parenting dynamics and media hype.
Describes the life of the woman who wrote The Battle Hymn of the Republic, who worked tirelessly as an outspoken abolitionist and women's rights activist while she wrote and published poems and raised six children.
A former prisoner, TED mentor, and criminal justice reform advocate traces his coming of age at the height of Detroit's crack epidemic and his nineteen years in prison before he was motivated to help at-risk youth and raise awareness about America's system of mass incarceration.
An authoritative reference for people facing a genetic predisposition to cancer draws on the author's experiences as both an oncologist and genetic melanoma survivor to explain how to identify risk patterns, obtain testing and make informed decisions without fear.
In the pages of this memoir, we catch rare glimpses of Black professionals in an earlier New Orleans, when races, though socially isolated, lived side by side; when social connections helped to circumvent Jim Crow; when African-American culture forged New Orleans—and American—identity.
The host of the Emmy Award-winning Top Chef presents a memoir about her immigrant childhood and complicated life in front of the camera, tracing her formative experiences in her grandmother's South India kitchen and her relationships with people who influenced her culinary skills and career.
A work of reportage, memoir, and biography on the subject of loneliness is told through the lives of iconic artists including Andy Warhol, David Wojnarowicz, Edward Hopper, Henry Darger, and Klaus Nomi.