This definitive political biography of Rosa Parks examines her six decades of activism, challenging perceptions of her as an accidental actor in the civil rights movement. "In the first sweeping history of Parks's life, Theoharis shows us that Parks not only sat down on the bus, but stood on the right side of justice for her entire life." —Julian Bond, chairman emeritus, NAACP.
Draws on interviews and firsthand personal observations extending throughout a twenty-five-year period with both Phillips and legendary Sun Records artists to explain the label's unique and influential integration of new music styles.
The award-winning actress tells her life story through the letters she's written to the men in her life, both real and hypothetical, including the grandfather she never knew, a priest from childhood, past boyfriends and the uncle of the baby girl she adopted.
A collection of 20 original, unstinting essays by the young YouTube vlogger and creator of Not Cool shares intimate insights into his personal life, highlighting moments from his childhood, his rise on YouTube and his experiences as a filmmaker.
The comic book author and creator of such famous comic-book characters as Spider-Man and the Incredible Hulk describes his early struggles in the comic book industry of the 1940s and 1950s and his emergence as a world famous cartoonist.
The creator of Grey's Anatomy and Scandal details the one-year experiment that transformed her life, revealing how accepting unexpected invitations she would have otherwise declined enabled powerful benefits.
The author recounts his nomadic childhood growing up in rural France, Gaddafi's Libya, and Assad's Syria, under the roof of his father, a Syrian Pan-Arabist, who drags his family along in his pursuit of grandiose dreams for the Arab nation.
The guitarist and vocalist of feminist punk trio Sleater-Kinney presents a candid and deeply personal assessment of life in the rock-and-roll industry that reveals her struggles with rock's double standards and her codevelopment of the comedy Portlandia. 75,000 first printing.
The award-winning actress describes how her parents changed the course of their, and her, life after seeing Easy Rider and trading in a normal middle-class existence for one full of hippies, goats, free spirits and free love.