The blogger behind the popular Web series Ask a Mortician describes her experiences working at a crematory, including how she sometimes got ashes on her clothes and how she cared for bodies of all shapes and sizes. 40,000 first printing.
A memoir by the 2014 Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate traces her upbringing by a single mother, her early divorce, her Harvard Law School education and the political achievements that led to her successful 2008 election to the Texas State Senate.
The singer, drummer and percussionist traces her career through four decades of Latin and pop music, sharing details from her tours with fellow artists and her solo career while revealing how her faith has helped her heal from sexual abuse.
A man who is both a computer programmer and a published fiction author searches for the connections between the worlds of art and technology, by exploring the similarities between coding and creative writing. Original.
A compilation of brash, inventive and often comic explorations of the pleasures and paradoxes of masculinity is comprised of letters, essays, interviews and artwork that explore the author's transition into identifying as male before marrying and becoming a stepfather.
Assembles a unique anthology of clothing-inspired personal narratives from people of all stripes, including David Carr on his misprinted I Love NY T-shirt, Cynthia Rowley on her girl scout sash, Rosanne Cash on her father Johnny's (atypically) purple shirt that she keeps in her closet, and Jonathan Levine (director of 50/50 and The Wackness) on his once-lucky Latrell Sprewell Knicks Jersey. The stories offer heartfelt glimpses into someone else's life, and prompt readers to give a second thought to the way they consider clothing in their own lives.
A timely industry exposé and memoir by the cardiologist author of Intern calls for a reestablishment of moral practices in patient care while revealing how liability- and profit-driven practices in American healthcare are subjecting patients to unnecessary tests and high fees.
A New York City forensic pathologist describes her experiences working as a medical examiner during the events of September 11, the subsequent anthrax attack, and the plane crash of Flight 587.
Yamma Brown is one of James Brown's daughters. The struggles she went through, both as a child and as an adult, provide a profound examination of the nature of celebrity, violence, and survival.
The first wife of the eminent scientist traces the inside story of their marriage, from Hawking's renowned academic achievements at the same time he was succumbing to motor neurone disease, to the author's struggles to balance Hawking's care with the needs of their growing family.
The author examines the role of today's Chinese Americans, describing his family's search for identity in the traditions of both countries and reconciling the sometimes opposing views on success, virtue, power and purpose in life.
A meditation on education by the author of The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop examines his lifetime in schools and classrooms, sharing histories of key educational ideas while exploring his own experiences as a fortunate student of California's endangered public-school system.