Explores a human's true need for silence and chronicles the author's journey to find, hear, and understand silence, culminating in his trip to a nickel mine, where he spends forty-five minutes in the quietest place on earth, a place so silent it threatens to drive people mad.
A U.S. Captain, and blogger on The Sandbox, draws on his personal experiences to describe the challenges of war and a multifaceted view of Afghan culture and the daily life of American soldiers stationed in that region.
Presents essays that stray from the author's intention of describing his experience as a juror to instead scrutinize his behavior at Gerald Ford's funeral, preference for the Dorito, and America's fascination with memoirs.
Describes the accident that turned the author into a quadriplegic and his struggle to find independence, love, and a life on his own terms.
While there have been plenty of hatchet jobs on Rush Limbaugh, this is the first serious examination of his career and persona. Expanded from Zev Chafets's much-discussed cover story for The New York Times Magazine, this is a penetrating biography of a leading conservative power player. For more than twenty years, Limbaugh has used his microphone to entertain and enrage the largest audience in American broadcasting, and has set the agenda for the American Right. While Limbaugh's public persona is instantly recognizable, his background and private life are often misunderstood. This book provides a personal look at the self-proclaimed "most dangerous man in America," who gave Chafets extensive interviews and unprecedented access to his inner circle. Chafets has talked at length to everyone in Rush's life: family, staff, friends, even his psychologist. What emerges is a portrait of a master entertainer, a public intellectual, a political force, and a fascinating man.—From publisher description.
The activist and best-selling author of Infidel describes her experiences after moving to America to pursue a safer life, from her renewed contact with her family after her father's death to her struggles to embrace new principles in the face of Islamic attempts to prohibit her work.
The next installment in the Dangerous Book for Boys series includes great stories of courage and adventure, including pieces on George Washington, Daniel Boone, Martin Luther King Jr., Sitting Bull, the Siege of the Alamo, The Battle of Iwo Jima, Apollo 11, Harry Houdini and more. 40,000 first printing.
Chronicles the author's obsession with finding the perfect house, which culminated in her depleting her life savings to purchase a 900-square-foot bungalow with ancient plumbing and a junk-filled garage.
Written by two sisters involved in an international incident, a harrowing account alternates between Lisa Ling's efforts to have her sister released from a North Korean prison and Laura Ling's experiences deep within the prison system of the world's most reclusive nation. 200,000 first printing.
Describes how the author lost her job as editor-in-chief of "House & Garden" magazine and discovered pleasures and surprises she hadn't realized she was missing in the sudden and unexpected absence of a purpose-driven life.
In a candid memoir, the former first lady discusses the frantic and fearful months after 9/11, her trip to Afghanistan, her advocacy on behalf of women in oppressed countries, her love of libraries, what really happens in the White House and much more, in a book with 24 pages of full-color photos. Reprint. A #1 best-seller. 500,000 first printing.
A leading NBA star presents the story of his inner-city Ohio youth basketball team on which players overcame challenging hardships to qualify for a national championship while learning key lessons about teamwork.