A successful cartoonist who was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of forty-three presents the story of her life and illness in an unconventional cartoon memoir that recalls every emotional and physical stage of her disease, from diagnosis to the recovery process and everything in between. Original. 30,000 first printing.
Analyzes the third president's politics and contributions in light of the development of the United States, including the impact of the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, and Jefferson's versatility as a public speaker and writer.
The author of Letters to a Young Contrarian and The Trial of Henry Kissinger evaluates the life of George Orwell, taking a candid look at his revolutionary work and perspectives on fascism, empire, feminism, and England. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
A memoir by the noted boxing trainer detailing his odyssey from juvenile delinquent to boxer, his work with boxers Mike Tyson and Michael Moorer, his relationship with Sammy Gravano, and his encounters with the high-stakes world of sports.
The author presents a new glimpse of life inside the African American community in an oral history comprised of personal narratives, quotes, commentary, and opinion from black barber shops around the country.
An award-winning sports journalist traces the origins of her love of sports in her relationship with her supportive father while describing her efforts to break barriers and stereotypes in a male-dominated industry and her reportage of such events as the Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan scandal and the 1999 Women's World Cup Soccer victory. 40,000 first printing.
The Life And Mystery of Dean Reed, the All-american Boy Who Brought Rock 'n' Roll to the Soviet Union
Profiles international music phenomenon Dean Reed, an American who became the biggest rock star in the history of the Soviet Union, only to be found dead under mysterious circumstances in 1986 in East Berlin. Original. 50,000 first printing.
The daughter and personal aide of Dick Cheney shares her account of the 2004 election, discussing her relationship with her family, her role in assisting her father's campaign, and the ways in which her sexuality was rendered a political issue.
Writer Buford's memoir of his headlong plunge into the life of a professional cook. Expanding on his award-winning New Yorker article, Buford gives us a chronicle of his experience as "slave" to Mario Batali in the kitchen of Batali's three-star New York restaurant, Babbo. He describes three frenetic years of trials and errors, disappointments and triumphs, as he worked his way up the Babbo ladder from "kitchen bitch" to line cook, his relationship with the larger-than-life Batali, whose story he learns as their friendship grows through (and sometimes despite) kitchen encounters and after-work all-nighters, and his immersion in the arts of butchery in Northern Italy, of preparing game in London, and making handmade pasta at an Italian hillside trattoria.—From publisher description.The author offers an account of his entry into the world of a professional cook-in-training, documenting his experiences in the kitchen of Mario Batali's restaurant Babbo and his apprenticeships in Italy with Batali's former teachers.
Describes how a simple act of faith and the relationship between two families—one Israeli, one Palestinian—represents a personal microcosm of decades of Israeli-Palestinian history and symbolizes the hope for peace in the Middle East.
On New Year's Eve, 1972, following eighteen magnificent seasons in the major leagues, Roberto Clemente died a hero's death, killed in a plane crash as he attempted to deliver supplies to Nicaragua after an earthquake. Journalist Maraniss now brings the great baseball player back to life. Anyone who saw Clemente play will never forget him—he was a work of art in a game too often defined by statistics. But Clemente was that rare athlete who rose above sports to become a symbol of larger themes. Born in rural Puerto Rico, at a time when there were no blacks or Puerto Ricans playing organized ball in the United States, Clemente went on to become the greatest Latino player in the major leagues, a ballplayer of determination, grace, and dignity who paved the way and set the highest standard for waves of Latino players who followed in later generations.—From publisher description.A narrative account of the life of the Puerto Rican baseball star traces his impoverished childhood, victories during the 1960 and 1970 World Series games, humanitarian contributions, and ongoing legacy for Latino major league players.