A tribute to the life and achievements of the "Godfather of Soul" draws on interviews with more than 100 people who knew him personally or played with him professionally, providing coverage of such topics as his unconventional youth in a segregated South, his complicated family life and his work as a Civil Rights advocate and entrepreneur.
A personal account by a member of The Disappointments sketch-comedy group describes his experiences of growing up with OCD — discussing such topics as his pop-culture obsessions, the roles of literature and Christianity in shaping his perspectives and his visit to the OCD Institute in Massachusetts.
Anne Lamott has entered a new and unexpected chapter in her life: grandmotherhood. Stunned to learn that her son, Sam, is about to become a father at 19, Lamott begins a journal about the first year of her grandson's life. Some Assembly Required is the true story of how the birth of a baby changes a family and redefines each member's role.
Relates how the author's discovery of a photograph of her mother wearing a wedding veil and with a man she had never seen before revealed her family's true origins in Iran, her mother's history of abuse and neglect, and a sister that the author never knew she had.
This incisive portrait of the notorious German dictatorreveals disturbingly normal personality traits behind his mythologized character. The bookdiscusses how he was an emotional, romantic individual whose manipulative talents enabled him to exploit the fears and desperation of his fellow countrymen.
Chronicles the life of the controversial striptease entertainer to reveal her intelligence, representation of American values, and achievements against a backdrop of the vaudeville and burlesque circuits.
Recounts the author's experiences on frontier Houston as the only child of an alcoholic father and epileptic fanatical mother, describing a coming-of-age marked by honky-tonk barroom brawls, apocalyptic hurricanes and wild improvisations in the face of unpaid bills.
After her mother's death and the end of her marriage, Cheryl Strayed impulsively decided to hike more than 1,000 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington state — alone.
Traces the falsified story about denounced Sept. 11 survivor Tania Head, describing her interviews with the co-author, and the discovery that she was not in America at the time of the attacks, in an account that offers insider analysis of human morality and need.
The CIA operative author of See No Evil and his CIA sharpshooter wife describe how they unexpectedly fell in love during a mission and the complicated challenges they faced in their shared effort to return to civilian life. 60,000 first printing.
The daughter of Sophie's Choice author William Styron discusses what it was like growing up in the same house as a moody literary giant, whose life spiraled out of control when he sank into a deep depression. By the author of All the Finest Girls. 100,000 first printing.
A first book by the chief editor of Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir's Les Temps Modernes traces his life in film and journalism, describing his early experiences as an underground soldier in occupied Paris, his affair with de Beauvoir and the making of his seminal documentary Shoah.
The author presents recipes for traditional Iranian dishes, describing her family's escape to the United States after the Islamic Revolution in Iran, the memories of her mother's cooking, and her experiences as a French-trained chef.