The comic actor shares personal events that led to his understanding of love and the art of acting, discussing his relationships with such contemporaries as Mel Brooks, Richard Pryor, and Gilda Radner.
The author documents her upbringing in a fundamentalist elementary school in Florida during the nineteen eighties, discussing the strict religious indoctrination she was subjected to and her eventual disenchantment with this viewpoint.
"Memoir of the author's experiences working in the White House during the Roosevelt and Truman administrations, including inside accounts of his work on classified documents, U.S.-Soviet relations, and Truman's "Whistle-Stop Campaign," and his long association with the American Red Cross"—Provided by publisher.
A memoir of drug and alcohol abuse and the rehabilitation experience examines addiction and recovery through the eyes of a man who had taken his addictions to deadly extremes, describing the battle to confront the consequences of his life.
Presents a memoir of the author's time spent in a Mississippi convent, where, although intent on pursuing her desire to become a nun, she gradually becomes aware of the pleasures and emotional complexities of the world she has left behind.
An autobiographical portrait of marriage and motherhood details the critical illness of her daughter, Quintana Roo, followed by the fatal coronary of her husband, John Gregory Dunne. The Year of Magical Thinking is Didion's meditation on life, death, illness, sanity, personal upheaval and grief.
In a memoir of growing up with a single mother, the author describes how he received valuable life lessons and friendship from an assortment of characters at the neighborhood bar, who provided him with a kind of fatherhood by committee.
The author presents a new glimpse of life inside the African American community in an oral history comprised of personal narratives, quotes, commentary, and opinion from black barber shops around the country.
A descendent of Charles II and Nell Gwyn pens this fascinating account of the "people's princess"—a woman born into poverty who became a well-known actress and then mistress to King Charles II. 35,000 first printing. $40,000 ad/promo.
The biographer presents a portrait of her famous parents, describing their respective roles as a gifted artist and a sophisticated fashion icon, their flight from World War II Paris, their rise within New York society, and their relationships with famous and powerful people.
Spanning his entire life, this collection of private letters by the acclaimed author of In Cold Blood and other masterworks includes Capote's correspondence with David O. Selznick, Edith Sitwell, Cecil Beaton, Christopher Isherwood, Bennett Cerf, and Random House editor Robert Linscott, among many others. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
The author, an eminent African-American scholar, recalls a century of memories as a tireless advocate for civil rights, from his attempts to make the Roosevelt administration respond to the Cordie Creek lynching through his subsequent involvement in the Civil Rights movement. 150,000 first printing.
Uses interviews with hundreds of legal and political insiders and information from formerly-private papers of the justices, chronicles the life and career of the first female justice on the United States Supreme Court.
Chronicles the life and career of American author Herman Melville, uncovering autobiographical elements in his diverse works, discussing the historical and cultural implications of his writing, and assessing his accomplishments as a writer.