The journalist and former U.S. State Department official explores the decline of American diplomacy and traditional statecraft, the abdication of global leadership, and how the work of peacemaking has been taken over by the military-industrial complex.
An empowering, feminist assessment of the science and culture of pregnancy and early motherhood challenges popular assumptions while offering upbeat recommendations for navigating contradictions and organizing a healthy, personalized journey based on informed decisions. 30,000 first printing.
The former Director of National Intelligence and senior advisor to Barack Obama traces his five-decade career, detailing his relationships with multiple presidents, the truth about Russia's alleged role in the election of Donald Trump and more.
Leaping at a fellow movie geek's offer to direct a submission for an upcoming summer film festival, Twinkle Mehra begins receiving anonymous romantic emails and finds herself torn between her longtime crush and her film-buff new friend. By the best-selling author of When Dimple Met Rishi. Simultaneous eBook.
In a follow-up to the 2012 best-selling graphic memoir, Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me, the author presents a survival guide for people with bipolar disorder that is filled with tips, tricks and tools. Original.
"From Mike Pesca, host of the popular Slate podcast The Gist, comes the greatest sports minds imagining how the world would change if a play, trade, injury, or referee's call had just gone the other way. No announcer ever proclaimed: "Up Rises Frazier!""Havlicek commits the foul, trying to steal the ball!" or "The Giants Lose the Pennant, The Giants Lose The Pennant!" Such moments are indelibly etched upon the mind of every sports fan. Or rather, they would be, had they happened. Sports are notoriouslygames of inches, and when we conjure the thought of certain athletes - like Bill Buckner or Scott Norwood - we can't help but apply a mental tape measure to the highlight reels of our minds. Players, coaches, and of course fans, obsess on the play when they ask, "What if?" Upon Further Review is the first book to answer that question. Upon Further Review is a book of counterfactual sporting scenarios. In its pages the reader will find expertly reported histories, where one small event is flipped on its head, and the resulting ripples are carefully documented, the likes of... What if the U.S. Boycotted Hitler's Olympics? What if Bobby Riggs beat Billie Jean King? What if Bucky Dent popped out at the foot of the Green Monster? What if Drew Bledsoe never got hurt? Upon Further Review takes classic arguments conducted over pints in a pub and places them in the hands of dozens of writers, athletes, and historians. From turning points that every sports fan rues or celebrates, to the forgotten would-be inflection points that defined sports, Upon Further Review answers age old questions, and settles the score, even if the score bounced off the crossbar"—
What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence
Presents an investigation into the medical and scientific revolution currently taking place in the field of psychedelic drugs, tracing the criminalization of such substances as LSD and psychedelic mushrooms and how they may offer treatment options for difficult health challenges.
The moments of grandeur and weakness, the aspirations, and the problems of America's test pilots and first astronauts are revealed in an exploration of the dimensions of their inner lives in space and on the earth.
An award-winning neuroscientist describes the transformations that take place in the human brain during adolescence, especially in the prefrontal cortex, which is the part of the brain governing decision-making, planning, inhibiting inappropriate behavior, evaluating risk, and understanding others. 15,000 first printing.
Presents a compelling portrait of Robin Williams that illuminates his comic brilliance and often misunderstood character, sharing insights into his gift for improvisation, his struggles with addiction and depression, and his relationships with friends and family members.
The sports journalist author of What's My Name, Fool? presents a portrait of the football legend, Hollywood star and controversial activist that includes coverage of Brown's work with Black Power and the allegations of sexual violence that overshadowed his career.
A world-renowned Shakespeare scholar from Harvard explores the Bard's insight into history's controversial, often mentally unstable, rulers, illuminating how Shakespeare's plays reflected his investigations into the social causes, psychological roots and twisted consequences of tyranny.
An exploration of the works of Doris Lessing and how their themes have been reflected in the writer's own life describes how a rereading of The Golden Notebook offered unique insights into the writing process, womanhood and motherhood while raising questions about commonly accepted cultural restraints imposed on women.