The author, a professional anthropologist, compares the behavior of the wealthy mothers of the Upper East Side in New York City that she lived among to primate social behavior, with its rules and rituals about dominance, display, hierarchy, mating practices, physical adornment, and anxiety.
The son of the Nobel Prize-winning author of Humboldt's Gift describes the early, lighthearted years of his father's life, before his hardened social views created a rift that lead to a difficult relationship between them.
In his memoir, Joseph Kim recounts his story of survival in North Korea, of his escape and rescue by activists and Christian missionaries, and the life he builds in the United States.
The actress and activist presents a full-length account of her high-profile New York Times "Coming Out as a Modern Family" essay to challenge popular myths about partnerships while examining the role of relationships in a woman's life.
Offering a rare glimpse into the life and work of a modern neurosurgeon, an international best-seller provides unforgettable insight into the countless human dramas that take place in a busy modern hospital and the agonizing decisions that must be made, often in the face of great urgency and uncertainty.
Presents a narrative history of President Andrew Jackson and Cherokee Chief John Ross — two heroic, yet tragically opposed men whose actions decided the fate of states and Indian nations in America at a moment of transition.
Andrea Mays chronicles Henry Folger's efforts to collect as many of William Shakespeare's first folios as he could.
Using interviews with family and friends and journal pages, the author recreates the life of his charismatic stepbrother, Josh Mann, who died of a heroin overdose and examines the role and limitations of memory in trying to recall the past.
After sorting through a box of old papers that revealed scandals, alcohol and domestic abuse, affairs, family land ownership, and racial complications, the author tells her family's history in photographs and words.
The founder of Restaurant Nora, the first certified organic restaurant in the United States, explains how she became a natural foods pioneer who made it her mission to bring organic foods to the American table.