A noted essayist delves into our culture's most dangerous illusions, blind spots and sentimentalities while retaining her own happiness and positivity.
The beloved sister of Chris McCandless shares illuminating insights into their shared family life and the experiences that drove her brother to live a life in the wild, a talk which inspired Jon Krakauer's best-seller and the acclaimed Sean Penn film.
A leading expert on adolescence cites new research and describes how to raise happy, successful kids by helping parents navigate this challenging, but developmentally crucial, time through strategies that instill self-control during the teenage years.
When Saroo Brierley used Google Earth to find his long-lost birthplace half a world away, his story made global headlines. Brierley describes how he was accidentally separated from his family in the mid-1980s, his survival on the streets of Calcutta, his adoption by an Australian family and his headline-making search.
The author of The Madonnas of Echo Park traces his turbulent childhood under the shadow of his dynamic mother and five stepfathers, describing how his mother reinvented their pasts in ways that challenged the author's efforts to reconnect with his biological father.
A Simple Guide to Supercharged Fertility, a Radiant Pregnancy, a Sweeter Birth, and a Healthier, More Beautiful Beginning
The acclaimed actress and best-selling author of The Kind Diet outlines natural solutions for healthier and fulfilling approaches to motherhood that challenge modern-world perceptions and offer advice on fertility, pregnancy and the first six months of an infant's life.
In a thought-provoking, empowering and revolutionary study, a clinical psychologist explores the timeless debate between mothers who choose to work and mothers who choose to rear their children full-time, shedding new light on the conflict between work pressures and home values.
Tony Dokoupil traces the story of the his father's rise and fall as a marijuana smuggler against a backdrop of Reagan politics and the heated debates about the drug that continue today.
Outlines an engaged approach to child-rearing that is based on strategies for fostering child creativity and confidence, describing the author's experiences with such methods as bribing, conditioning psychology and placebo medications.
A humorous memoir of the foibles of midlife features essays on such topics as the period's joys and challenges, the lessons learned by the author in literature and from the people he encountered, and the outcomes of his life choices.
Surveys the online social habits of American teens and analyzes the role technology and social media plays in their lives, examining common misconceptions about such topics as identity, privacy, danger, and bullying.
Drawing on a vast array of sources in history, sociology, economics, psychology, philosophy and anthropology, journalist Jennifer Senior challenges our culture's most basic beliefs about parenthood, while revealing the profound ways children deepen and add purpose to our lives.
Twenty-two writers, who are American Muslim men, speak openly about their romantic lives, offering a rare glimpse into their hearts, culture and religion, and sharing candid, humorous and revealing stories about loyalty, betrayal, intimacy and insecurity.
The professor of a popular class on the stages of dying, death and bereavement shows her students how to truly heal and live their lives through contemplating the end in this investigative report from an award-winning journalist.
Bruce Feiler and his wife have twin daughters, and every morning was a madcap rush to get everybody out the door on time. Feiler kept wondering if things could be better — easier, smoother, happier. So he set out on a mission to gather advice for how to build a stronger, happier and healthier family. The result is The Secrets of Happy Families, a collection of more than 200 strategies culled from conversations with, among others, business branding experts, sports coaches and even the team behind Modern Family.
The author shares the lessons about womanhood and personal style she learned from both her mother, an upper-middle-class New Yorker who was the polished hostess at her family's garment district restaurant, and Elsa Schiaparelli, the outrageous, iconoclastic Italian fashion designer.