An award-winning journalist who spent 44 years in Louisiana prisons tells his story in which he killed a woman in a moment of panic during a bank robbery, worked to redeem himself, exposed a profoundly corrupt penal system and fought to reform it.
The star of "The Sarah Silverman Program" on Comedy Central offers a memoir that includes humorous essays, embarrassing photos, mortifying childhood diary entries, and humiliating e-mails to and from her comedian friends.
Pulitzer Prize-winner Kai Bird's vivid memoir of an American childhood spent in the midst of the Arab-Israeli conflict in Jerusalem and Saudia Arabia.
Describes how the author was inspired to volunteer by the brave contributions of Oklahoma City bombing search-and-rescue dog teams, her relationship with exuberant canine Puzzle, and their efforts during numerous search-and-rescue operations.
The NFL quarterback and broadcaster writes about autism from a father's point of view, providing inspiration and advice for parents while relating his personal experience with his autistic son, detailing the challenges he overcame.
Examines the experiences of Barack Obama's life and explores the ambition behind his rise to the presidency, from his relationship with his parents to how social and racial tensions influenced his philosophy.
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.
Recounts the author's youth as a violent skinhead, leading a notorious white supremacist gang in Philadelphia before he reconciled his racism in prison and, once released, fought to spread tolerance with the Anti-Defamation League.
Piper Kerman's memoir explores her time at a women's prison in Connecticut, where she was incarcerated for drug trafficking.