An autobiography of growing up as an Iranian-American describes the author's family's 1971 move from Iran to Southern California, the members of her diverse family, and their struggle with culture shock.
The author of the best-selling memoir Funny in Farsi continues the story of her Iranian-American family and their experiences at home and abroad, from dealing with her French husband's Christmas traditions, to consuming a variety of international "delicacies," to taking fifty-one Iranian family members on a cruise to Alaska. 50,000 first printing.
A monumental memoir twenty years in the making begins with the Japanese cartoonist's experiences as a child growing up in Osaka, in a country burdened by the shadows of World War II, and spans fifteen years from August 1945 to June 1960, during which time his stand-in protagonist, Hiroshi, faces his father's financial burdens and his parents' failing marriage, his jealous brother's deteriorating health, and the pitfalls that await him in the competitive manga market of mid-twentieth-century Japan.
Follows the author, who was originally just a curious reporter and now a Scrabble fiend, as he becomes an expert Scrabble player and delves into the realm of Scrabble culture, where he encounters a vitamin-popping standup comic and the three-time champion who plays by Zen principles, and realizes that Scrabble is more than just a game on many different levels. Reprint.
This candid and intensely personal story details how the best-selling author coped with the passing of his parents, William F. Buckley, Jr., the father of the modern conservative movement, and Patricia Taylor Buckley, one of New York's most colorful socialites, between 2007 and 2008.
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.
Reflects on the author's mother, focusing on her early life as a bookstore owner and housewife and the diaries she kept which had been retrieved by her daughter after her death.
The youngest winner in French Open history, racking up eight Grand Slam titles, former tennis champion Monica Seles relates her struggles with binge-eating and depression and the peace and balance she had been searching for after an excruciating injury forced her on the sidelines.
The stunning portrait of the first female cabinet member and one of the most influential women of the twentieth century who, over the twelve years beginning in 1933, spearheaded the fight to improve the lives of America's working people with ideas that became some of the most important employment laws in the nation's history.
Traces the author's rise from a youth spent in Brooklyn's Brownsville housing project to a Grammy Award winner and two-time National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, in an account that describes his early family life, the pop culture that inspired his career, and his collaborations with such figures as Spike Lee and Chris Rock.