The three-time Olympic gold medalist, three-time MVP of the WNBA, and two-time world champion with the Los Angeles Sparks shares how she triumphed over adversity to become a world-famous athlete known for her poise, beauty, and tough play.
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.
A journey inside an offbeat American subculture offers a study of the rock 'n' roll underworld of tribute bands, traveling with two Rolling Stones tribute bands as they crisscross the country in the wake of the Rolling Stones' 2005-06 tour.
An intimate portrait of gifted violinist Nathaniel Ayers traces his promising education at Juilliard, his struggles with schizophrenia, and the factors that led to his homelessness in Los Angeles, circumstances that prompted their friendship and the author's efforts to improve the musician's life in spite of numerous setbacks.
Drawn from the National Archives, a compelling assortment of correspondence collects letters, appearing as full-size facsimiles, written over the centuries to America's first ladies by both ordinary citizens and famous figures, accompanied by information providing a biographical, historical, and cultural context for the writers' concerns and ideas. 17,500 first printing.
An unstinting assessment of the first six years of the Bush administration by a Republican senator traces his own rise from small-town mayor to one of his party's most liberal members and makes candid predictions about the near-future directions of both political sides. 75,000 first printing.
The television journalist provides a firsthand account of the world of television news during the glory days of CBS News, chronicling his nearly twenty years with the bureau from 1961 and his coverage of important events and personalities during the period.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian sheds new light on America's second president, chronicling the life and times of Adams's youth, his career as a Massachusetts farmer and lawyer, his marriage to Abigail, his rivalry with Thomas Jefferson, and his remarkable influence on the birth of the United States of America. 350,000 first printing.
A narrative memoir of the author's life in the wake of her daughter's tragic death describes the idiosyncratic network of friends she has gathered around herself and the realizations she has formed about such topics as love, parenthood, and addiction. 150,000 first printing.
In a whimsical and witty memoir, the author describes her odyssey into the heart of America's cooking competitions as she describes her participation in the Pillsbury Bake-Off contest, her amazement when she won the million-dollar prize, and the fame and hype that followed. By the author of The Linden Tree.