From her marriage at the age of 20, until her divorce, this snapshot of Colette's life focuses on her formative years. Incredibly complex, powerfully determined, truly gifted, Colette challenged herself to reinvent her life and assert herself as a free woman.
Chronicles the author's three years of captivity by Somali pirates, offering an exploration of foreign policy, religious extremism, and the costs of survival in the process.
The author chronicles her quest to find and save her charismatic, troubled and elusive father, a self-mythologizing Mexican immigrant who travels across continents—and across the borders between imagination and reality—fleeing real and invented persecutors. A PEN America Literary Award winner.
The star of such productions as Waiting for Guffman shares insider perspectives on a life in entertainment, discussing the art of acting, her relationships with revered directors, and the therapeutic activities that enrich her life.
Recounts the author's experiences growing up as a creative, sensitive gay black man in a world that constantly tries to deride and diminish his humanity.
More than 200 of the anti-apartheid champion's letters, written during his 27-year incarceration, convey his perspectives on such subjects as his wife's imprisonment, the death of his son, and human rights. Edited by Sahm Venter.
A follow-up to the National Book Award-shortlisted Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys relates the death of the counterculture musician's mother during her first memoir's launch party, her discovery of a mysterious bag of personal items her mother intended to discard and her explorations of sex, aging and feminism in the early 21st century.
Drawing on her own experience of attempting to live with pleasure, value and meaning, the two-time Booker Prize finalist, in a "living autobiography," critiques the roles that society assigns to us and reflects on the politics of breaking with the usual gendered rituals.
The author recalls his life as a controversial leading evangelical minister, with a focus on three turning points in his life: his conversion to Christianity, his turn to a politicized faith, and his later return to the purity of the Gospel.
The author of An Anatomy of Addiction traces the story of brothers Harvey and Will Kellogg, one of whom became a revered doctor and founder of the famous Battle Creek Sanitarium, the other of whom founded the Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Company, which eventually became General Mills.
Presents a never-before-published work from the author of the American classic Their Eyes Were Watching God that illuminates the horror and injustices of slavery as it tells the true story of one of the last known survivors of the Atlantic slave trade — abducted from Africa on the last "Black Cargo" ship to arrive in the United States.