The actress and daughter of comedian Danny Thomas shares her stories of growing up surrounded by funny people and laughter, and includes conversations with contemporary comedians sharing childhood memories of what made them laugh.
In a book that is a dual biography, as well as a military history of the era, the author dispels the myths surrounding two of history's most famous lovers, and provides a well-researched, historically accurate account of their exciting lives, putting them into historical context.
A longtime FBI Lead Hostage Negotiator offers a behind-the-scenes account of the many high-profile cases he worked on—from hijackings and prison riots to religious-cult and right-wing-militia standoffs—and explains how such failures as Ruby Ridge and Waco could have been averted.
The Colombian presidential candidate and six-year hostage of the FARC terrorist guerrilla organization shares the story of her captivity in the jungle, describing the conditions of her imprisonment, her near-escapes before her 2008 rescue and her views on resilience, resistance, and faith.
A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist describes his gifted but troubled youth and career while unknowingly affected by Asperger's syndrome, in a full-length account based on his popular New Yorker essay that discusses the disparity between his aptitude and grades and his high-functioning career in spite of persistent social challenges. Reprint.
In the first English-language biography on Sarah Bernhardt in decades, the author chronicles the life of the illegitimate daughter of a high-class prostitute who worked her way up to become one of the most famous actresses of all time.
The multiple award-winning actress traces the story of her career from her junior high-school performance of the title character in Gypsy to her 2008 opening on Broadway as Louise's mother, Rose, in a candid account that also describes her personal and professional relationships.
An award-winning host of NPR's All Things Considered traces her ancestry in America's south and how it reflects the nation's turbulent efforts toward racial equality, a heritage that has influenced her awareness about character, silence and integration. 100,000 first printing.
The Caldecott-winning author of Imogene's Antlers presents a graphic account of his troubled childhood under a radiologist father who subjected him to repeated X rays and a withholding and tormented mother, an environment he fled at the age of 16 in the hopes of becoming an artist. Reprint. A National Book Award finalist and #1 New York Times graphic best-seller.
The author offers an emotional account of her amazing journey from a 15-year-old living on the streets and eating garbage to her acceptance into Harvard, a feat that prompted a Lifetime movie and a successful motivational-speaking career.