The daughter of Steve Jobs offers a firsthand account of the difficult relationship she had with her father and the story of a childhood spent between two imperfect but extraordinary homes.
Traces the iconic Senator's rise from her hardscrabble origins in the American Midwest to a leader in progressive politics, sharing stories from her career as well as her insights into the economic realities of today. By a New York Times best-selling author.
The best-selling author of Hello Goodbye Hello shares a portrait of the sister of Elizabeth II that draws on eclectic sources to explore her controversial relationships, the contradictory aspects attributed to her character and the tragedies that overshadowed her life.
A full-length memoir based on the author's viral essay recounts a harrowing family event and how it reflected changes in beliefs and heightened fears that have transformed parenting in the course of a single generation.
Draws upon interviews with Pollard, his friends, family, and bandmates, to trace the story of the founder of the indie rock band Guided by Voices from growing up in blue-collar Dayton, Ohio through the band's success.
Leonard Bernstein's oldest daughter presents a deeply intimate memoir of life with her father that shares insights into his complex personality, sense of humor, artistic influence and erratic creative process.
A 150th anniversary tribute describes the cultural significance of Louisa May Alcott's classic, exploring how its relatable themes and depictions of family resilience, community, and female resourcefulness have inspired generations of writers.
Published to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the song "Kick out the Jams," a memoir by MC5's legendary guitarist traces the band's brief but significant role in redefining rock n' roll, while reflecting on his personal struggles with addiction and creativity.
"A poignant, surreal, and fearlessly honest look at growing up on one of the most secretive weapons installations on earth, by a young woman who came of age with missiles. The China Lake missile range is located in a huge stretch of the Mojave Desert, about the size of the state of Delaware. It was created during the Second World War, and has always been shrouded in secrecy. But people who make missiles and other weapons are regular working people, with domestic routines and everyday dilemmas, and four of them were Karen Piper's parents, her sister, and—when she needed summer jobs—herself. Her dad designed the Sidewinder, which was ultimately used catastrophically in Vietnam. When her mom got tired of being a stay-at-home mom, she went to work on the Tomahawk. Once, when a missile nose needed to be taken offsite for final testing, her mother loaded it into the trunk of the family car, and set off down a Los Angeles freeway. Traffic was heavy, and so she stopped off at the mall, leaving the missile in the parking lot. Piper sketches in the belief systems—from Amway's get-rich schemes to propaganda in The Rocketeer to evangelism, along with fears of a Lemurian takeover and Charles Manson—that governed their lives. Her memoir is also a search for the truth of the past and what really brought her parents to China Lake with two young daughters, a story that reaches back to her father's World War II flights with contraband across Europe. Finally, it recounts the crossroads moment in a young woman's life when she finally found a way out of a culture of secrets and fear, and out of the desert."—Provided by publisher.
The founder of Sire records recounts his career in music, detailing how he has discovered such influential artists as Madonna, The Ramones, Lou Reed, the Talking Heads, The Smiths, and Ice-T.
The diary of a still-imprisoned Guantanamo detainee traces the events that led to his imprisonment, his firsthand experiences and his ongoing incarceration in spite of a federal judge's order for his release.
The author of Bleaker House traces the impossible romance between mid-19th-century Brontë biographer Elizabeth Gaskell and much-younger American critic Charles Eliot Norton, exploring how the PhD-candidate author drew literary and personal inspiration from their relationship.