A candid memoir by the tennis champion includes coverage of his Grand Slam wins, establishment of a charitable foundation for underprivileged children and marriage to Stefanie Graf. Reprint. A #1 best-seller and New York Times Notable Book.
A biography of cinematic hero Charlie Chan, based on the real-life Chinese immigrant detective, Chang Apana, whose bravado inspired mystery writer Earl Derr Biggers to depict his fictional sleuth as a wisecracking and wise investigator rather than a stereotype.
Humorous essays from the most senior correspondent on "The Daily Show" discuss her past life in Canada, her unusual career history, and her point of view on a variety of subjects.
The author of "Kitchen Confidential" explores how his life and the cooking world have changed since his last book, offering up candid assessments of such figures as David Chang, Alice Waters, and the "Top Chef" winners and losers.
Examines how traditional religions are observed in present-day India through the experiences of such individuals as a Tantric practicing middle-class woman from Calcutta, a prison warder from Kerala who is worshipped as an incarnate deity, and a Jain nunwho watched a friend ritually starve.
Based on interviews with surviving climbers, sherpas, porters, and family and friends, a reporter from the New York Times recreates the tragic 2008 K2 ascent that killed eleven climbers, severely injured two more, and made headlines around the world.
Speaker of the House, senator, secretary of state, five-time presidential candidate, and idol to the young Abraham Lincoln, Henry Clay is captured in full in this rich and sweeping biography that vividly portrays all the drama of his times.
Traces the criminal investigation of the notorious mobster, documenting his rise during the Prohibition era, the legal strategy that enabled his prosecution, and the possibility that he was innocent of the St. Valentine's Day massacre.
Traces the author's close friendship with the late fellow writer Caroline Knapp, describing their shared experiences with sobriety, a love of dogs and Caroline's battle with cancer.
Documents the career of an influential Cuban sugar magnate whose life mirrored the turbulent course of post-independence Cuba's republic, providing coverage of such topics as his celebrity affairs, brushes with death and strained relationship with Che Guevara.
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.