A deeply researched portrait of the famed author of Sex and the Single Girl examines her role in advancing civil-rights feminism, tracing her rags-to-riches story, transformation of Cosmopolitan and relationships with such figures as Liz Smith, Gloria Vanderbilt and Barbara Walters.
Brooke Hauser chronicles the rise of a Cosmopolitan magazine editor during the mid-1960s and how she championed our modern image of the independent and ambitious single woman with sexual freedom.
A U.S. release of an award-winning nature memoir from Stockholm chronicles the author's meditative, obsessive pursuit of hoverflies on a remote island in Sweden and how his findings have reflected the history of entomology.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling author of Backlash presents an astonishing confrontation with the enigma of her father and the larger riddle of identity consuming our age.
The wife of a Navy fighter pilot describes the life of a military wife, including the emotional journey of her family's uncertain future, abrupt moves across the country, and sustaining love and romance during frequent absences.
Uproarious and poignant stories from the Inside Amy Schumer head writer's awkward youth include entries on her tomboy pursuits of femininity, her emulation of Oprah and the dangers of wedding websites. 100,000 first printing.
The award-winning author of Anatomy of a Disappearance describes his journey home to Libya after a 30-year absence due to his family's political exile and his father's kidnapping in Cairo, and his inextinguishable hopes that his father will be found alive.
Draws on unpublished memoirs, unreleased government files, private papers, and interviews with Kennedy's close family and colleagues to chronicle his transformation from 1950s cold warrior to a liberal champion of the working class, the poor, and minorities.
Traces the author's experiences as an English teacher to the sons of North Korea's elite during the last six months of Kim Jong Il's reign, an effort complicated by oppressive regime enforcers, propaganda, and evangelical missionaries.
The Kennedy Center Honoree and Tony Award-winning Broadway star traces her remarkable but turbulent life during the glory days of Broadway and the American musical, describing how her acclaimed stage performances were overshadowed by depression and alcoholism before her reinvention as a cabaret artist. 50,000 first printing.
Recounts the author's experiences as one of the 60,000 children abducted by the Lord's Resistance Army, discussing her forced marriage, her part in a peace delegation, and her work as a human rights advocate.
Lucie Amundsen describes how she and her husband quit their primary source of income to launch a commercial-scale, pasture-raised egg farm in spite of no agricultural experience.
A journalist describes her experiences as a jaded, skeptical teenager growing up in a secluded utopia in Iowa, Maharishi's National Headquarters for Heaven on Earth, which promoted Transcendental Meditation as a path to peace and enlightenment. 30,000 first printing.
The founder of Feministing.com examines the toll everyday sexism takes on women, and shares funny, embarrassing, painful, and sometimes illegal moments from her own life that illuminate what it's like to be a woman today.
The DJ and musician chronicles his life and career through the New York City club scene of the late 1980s and early 1990s, where his white, Christian, vegan and teetotaling ways were a sharp contrast to the vice-fueled hedonism of the time.
This book is the response of a practicing physician who explains how population-based reforms have diminished the relationship between doctors and patients, to the detriment of both. Using a variety of stories from his own and others' experiences, the author develops a series of metaphors to explore a doctor's role in different healthcare reform scenarios.
The author recalls her life as an activist, speaker, mother of five biological and adopted children, and rabbi, focusing on how she found faith and meaning in the world.