Recounts the Web personality's painful adolescence as an overweight girl who was constantly teased by peers, describing her unsuccessful diet attempts, her frustrating sessions with a weight-loss doctor, and the life lessons she learned during a summer at a weight-reduction camp. By the author of Straight Up and Dirty. 75,000 first printing.
Offers a glimpse of the Lincolns' passionate, sometimes troubled marriage, from their early years in Illinois and their joys and sorrows as parents, to the White House years and Mrs. Lincoln's life following her husband's death.
One of America's most powerful political leaders describes her personal odyssey to the heights of American political power in a memoir that recalls growing up the daughter of Baltimore mayor Tommy D'Alesandro, her marriage and family life, role in the California Democratic Party, congressional career, and election as the first female Speaker of the House. 200,000 first printing.
The author recounts his efforts to become a placekicker for the Denver Broncos, describing how he gained rare access to top NFL players, coaches, and facilities while enduring the grueling process of professional-level athletics training.
The award-winning author of the Benny Cooperman mystery series recounts the loss of his ability to comprehend the written language after suffering a stroke, a devastating setback after which he learned to read again and renewed his commitment to his writing career. 15,000 first printing.
The mother of Grammy Award-winning rap producer Dr. Dre describes the losses of three of her five children under tragic circumstances, her own turbulent childhood, and her efforts to protect her offspring from violent factions in their Los Angeles neighborhood.
Follows a restaurant critic probing the larger issues behind the globalization of eating out, in a culinary study of topics ranging from the commercialization of culinary artisans to the consequences of esoteric menus.
A compendium of true American life stories, drawn from an ambitious oral history project, features pieces representing every walk of life from all fifty states, in a nation-wide and thematically arranged celebration of the nation's shared humanity. 75,000 first printing.
An award-winning writer describes how she avoided becoming pregnant for some fifteen years due to a variety of circumstances and the transforming journey that ensued when she eventually elected to become a mother.
A revisionist portrait of the late-nineteenth-century social reformer draws on previously unexamined diaries and letters to trace his immigration to America, work as a police reporter for the New York Tribune, and pivotal contributions as a muckraker and progressive.
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.
The Probably Insane Idea That I Could Swim My Way Through a Midlife Crisis--and Qualify for the Olympics
A lifelong swimming enthusiast who had always dreamed of Olympic glory describes how, despite his failure to qualify for the Olympic trials from 1976 through 2004, he took up his quest at the age of forty-two by preparing for the Masters Championships.