The Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author of Mountains Beyond Mountains presents the story of Burundi civil war survivor Deo, who endures homelessness before pursuing an education at Columbia and eventually returning to his native land to help people in both countries.
The author recounts how she escaped the doldrums of an unpromising career by mastering every recipe in Julia Child's 1961 classic, "Mastering the Art of French Cooking," a year-long endeavor that transformed her life.
Capturing the turbulent world of the psychedelic 1960s, a cofounder of The Doors describes the origins of the legendary rock group and their music, details their nihilistic lifestyle, and offers insight into the life and times of rock icon Jim Morrison. 85,000 first printing.
Bringing together both the journalist's eye and the addict's mind, "Pill Head" explores Lyon's own addiction and the cultural phenomena that made pill-popping so popular, especially among the twenty-somethings of Generation Rx.
Documents the story of a long-time New Orleans resident who was forced to stay behind during Hurricane Katrina while the rest of his family evacuated, describing how he spent days after the storm traveling by canoe to feed abandoned animals before he was inexplicably arrested.
Traces the story of the record-making swimmer's successful 1926 crossing of the English Channel, offering insight into the significance of her accomplishment, the personal price she paid for her achievement, and her abrupt subsequent departure from the public eye. By the award-winning author of Red Sox Century.
Chronicles the adventures of a woman who turned a vacant lot in downtown Oakland into a thriving urban farm, complete with chickens, turkey, bees, and pigs.
Looks at the life of Joey Gallo as he and his brothers, Kid Blast and Larry Gallo, became a group of low-level gangsters who defied the mafia in New York City, resulting in Crazy Joe being gunned down in Little Italy.
Relates the story behind the founding of Facebook by a small group of Harvard University undergraduates and describes how conflicting ideas for the future of the site destroyed the friendship of co-founders Mark Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin.
An analysis of the untraditional fast-food hamburger chain traces the history of the Snyder family, the company's refusal to franchise or sell, and the ways in which the chain endeavors to preserve car culture and traditional business values.
A restored edition of the posthumously published book eliminates changes that were made to the manuscript before its original 1964 release, in a volume that draws on Hemingway's personal papers, features sketches of his experiences in Paris with his son and first wife, and includes irreverent portraits of such contemporaries as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ford Maddox Ford.