Follows the true story of a young Jewish woman who vanished into the city and lived under an assumed identity, relying on safe houses, foreign workers and communists in order to survive in World War II Berlin. Translated by Anthea Bell. Foreword and afterword by Hermann Simon.
In a meticulously researched biography, the life of the distinguished American author and journalist is explored, taking readers on a journey back through time, following a young woman in Sacramento, through to her adult life as a writer, interviewing those who know and knew her personally.
An unusual memoir done in the form of a graphic novel by a cult favorite comic artist offers a darkly funny family portrait that details her relationship with her father, a historic preservation expert dedicated to restoring the family's Victorian home, funeral home director, high-school English teacher, and closeted homosexual. Reprint.
The author recalls his two-year-long quest to sample and review every pizza sold by the slice in Manhattan, and how the routine of doing so helped him deal with his problem drinking and pull himself together.
The acclaimed poet reflects with gratitude on her life after the sudden death of her husband, discussing her personal quest for meaning and understanding, her renewed devotion to her teenage sons, and meditating on the blessings of love and family.
Describes the famous and previously unsolved 1978 Kennedy Airport heist that resulted in the world's largest unrecovered cash haul from the point of view of one of the crime's organizers who, along with this burglary, was memorialized in the film Goodfellas.
In an unflinchingly honest memoir, the author shares her journey to sobriety after her drinking — which she once believed gave her confidence, intimacy and creativity — led to blackouts that drained her spirit and destroyed her life.