Relates the author's unlikely journey to the big leagues after his athletic dream was nearly destroyed and how he was sustained by his Christian faith and the love of his family before emerging as one of the National League's premier pitchers.
The Top Chef: Masters winner and James Beard Award-winning proprietor of Harlem's Red Rooster traces his Ethiopian birth, upbringing by an adoptive family in Sweden and rise to a famous New York chef, sharing personal insights into his challenges as a black man in a deeply prejudiced industry.
Two Rings documents the co-author's survival story as a Jewish-Polish youth who faced death multiple times as an armament factory slave laborer and Auschwitz survivor, tracing her brief and beautiful marriage to a first husband who did not survive the war.
The author of Jarhead describes how he found redemption from a life of drugs, alcohol, fast cars and bad relationships by taking a series of RV trips with his ailing, Vietnam veteran father.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of They Marched Into Sunlight draws on hundreds of interviews and written sources to present a richly textured account of the 44th president and the forces that shaped his character and beliefs, tracing the experiences of family members before his birth through his entry into politics.
The father of young actor Damon Weber describes the congenital heart defect that required his son to have surgery as a baby and continued to threaten his health. Weber recounts his son's theatrical achievements and the family's effort to find life-saving medical answers.
The California surfer author of Caught Inside recounts how he assumed his family's culinary duties upon becoming a father, describing how he learned to prepare classic dishes by working his way through the cookbooks of Alice Waters and other famous chefs.
The co-star of Web Therapy recounts many of the parenting adventures he has shared with his partner, discussing such topics as the loss of his own father, potty-training antics and the ways in which becoming a parent has impacted every aspect of his life.
A stay-at-home father describes the whirlwind that took over his life after his marriage, profiling his daily experiences with his working wife, interfering mom, exuberant young children, under-motivated dog, and prescription for anti-anxiety medications.
In an intimate portrait of an extraordinary father-son relationship, the author discovers the moral principles that guided his legendary father — the man who founded the Peace Corps and designed President Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty — and applies them to his own life.
An account of the lesser-known story of early sports hero Jon Gans centers on his epic 1906 boxing match against Oscar "Battling" Nelson, discussing how the competition reflected period racial tensions and the realities endured by African-American athletes.
The Nobel Peace Prize-winning former director of the International Atomic Energy Agency discusses his tenure in that position, including his dealings with an aggressive America, negotiations with Iran and attempts to engage North Korea, in a book where the author also discusses the possibility of a nuclear-free future.
An entertaining self-portrait by one of today's most acclaimed actors details his privileged Canadian upbringing, his early acting days, his roles with the Royal Shakespeare Company, his film career, the legendary performers with whom he has worked and his colorful personal life.
A narrative report by a woman who grew up near the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons facility describes the secrets that dominated her childhood, the strange cancers that afflicted her neighbors, her brief employment at Rocky Flats, and the efforts of residents to achieve legal justice.