The author describes how, after she divorced her cheating husband, tango lessons taught her about love and loss; how to follow and how to lead; and how to live with style and flair, take risks and sort out what you really want, in a book that also explores the culture, history, music, moves and beauty of the Argentine tango. Original.
A tribute to the award-winning author's marriage to her internationally renowned playwright husband chronicles their initial meeting while married to previous spouses through Pinter's final illness, in an account based on the author's extensive diaries that also offers insight into their literary relationship.
The award-winning author of The Whale Warriors documents his year-long surfing journey from Southern California down the coast of Mexico, where he witnessed the beauty and power of the natural world associated with surfing sub-culture. Original.
The Whitbread Book of the Year-winning author of Matisse the Master presents a tribute to the life and work of the Pulitzer-winning author known for such works as The Good Earth, covering such topics as her fundamentalist upbringing, witness to the Boxer Revolution and two marriages. Reprint. A best-selling book.
A descendant of Cornelius Vanderbilt presents an insider's tour of America's old-money wealthy class, profiling the members of her dysfunctional family while identifying toxic factors and behaviors that have influenced their downfall.
A poet describes how, after her husband left her for a relationship with a man and she subsequently was seriously injured in a car crash, she returned home to her close-knit Mennonite family and came to terms with her failed marriage and her choices in life.
An in-depth profile of the founder of Lipton Tea describes his post-Civil War journey across America to establish a first chain of grocery stores, his novel use of mass media to create a winning public persona and his legendary pursuit of the America's Cup trophy. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Hershey.
A revisionist assessment of the nineteenth-century literary figure's private life reveals how Dickinson lived life on her own terms, in an account that also chronicles the feud-inciting affair between her brother Austin and a young Amherst faculty wife.
The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks documents the story of how scientists took cells from an unsuspecting descendant of freed slaves and created a human cell line that has been kept alive indefinitely, enabling numerous medical and scientific discoveries.
The author chronicles the dark secret life he led when, despite building for himself a respectable career as a literary agent, he embraced crack cocaine; went on a two-month binge; and lost his job, his home, and all his money.