In an illuminating Alpine trek though the Swiss peaks, the author, drawing on two separate journeys—one when he was 19 and one 17 years later —channels the spirit of Freidrich Nietzche as he searches for meaning. By the author of American Philosophy: A Love Story.
Lorraine Hansberry, who died at 34, was a force of nature. Although known for her work A Raisin in the Sun, her short life was full of extraordinary experiences and achievements, this book is a revealing portrait of one of the most gifted and charismatic, yet least understood, Black intellectuals of the twentieth century. Booklist (starred) says "...brings light, warmth, scope, and enlightening complexity to the spine-straightening story of a brilliant, courageous, seminal, and essential American writer."
An insider's assessment of the devastating effects of evangelical Christianity on a generation of young woman describes the extreme, shame-oriented tactics of the religious "purity" cultures of the 1990s and her own subsequent journey of investigation and healing.
An Academy award-winning actress, producer and entrepreneur invites readers into her world, where she infuses the southern style, parties and traditions she loves with contemporary flair and charm.
A journalist born into a Kansas farming family relates her experience growing up among the working poor, discussing the impact of intergenerational poverty on individuals, families, and communities.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, filmmaker and immigration-rights activist presents a debut memoir about how he unknowingly entered the United States with false documents as a child. 150,000 first printing.
The biographer reflects upon her own life, from discovering books as a form of escapism during her parents' divorce to mingling in the London literary scene of the 1960s and 1970s.
The actress shares insights into her difficult childhood, the artistic pursuits that helped her find her voice, and the powerful emotional legacy that shaped her journey as a daughter and mother.