A comprehensive biography of the 2016 Republican candidate for president examines Trump's family roots, his privileged upbringing, the evolution of his political beliefs, and his identity as billionaire businessman, celebrity, global brand, and television star.
An uproarious collection of no-holds-barred personal essays by the Emmy Award-winning comedian reflects on her raucous childhood antics, her hard-won rise in the entertainment industry and her struggles to maintain the courage to approach the world in unstintingly honest ways.
The award-winning author recounts his boyhood in war-torn Jerusalem of the 1940s and 1950s, his mother's tragic suicide when he was 12, his decision to join a kibbutz and change his name, and his participation in Israel's political upheavals. Translated by Nicholas De Lange.
Shares the story of the author's family and upbringing, describing how they moved from poverty to an upwardly mobile clan that included the author, a Yale Law School graduate, while navigating the demands of middle class life and the collective demons ofthe past.
Describes how the then-unknown DJ author's 2001 creation of the one-hour mix Gold Teeth Thief launched him into international fame and established him as a figure in the new millennium's fledgling globalized digital art world at the side of such industry pioneers as M.I.A. and Pirate Bay.
The award-winning author of Open City and Every Day Is for the Thief presents a collection of more than 50 essays on politics, photography, travel, history and literature that provide a fresh new interpretation of art, people and historical moments.
This first-hand account of a woman pioneer trying to make a life for herself in the untamed American South of the late 19th century describes how she cared for her children while surviving floods, tornadoes, fires and wild animals. 30,000 first printing.
Explores the scientific, ethical, and human dimensions of the 1953 brain operation by William Beecher Scoville on an epileptic patient that transformed understandings of memory science and triggered profound legal and medical debates.
A fourth volume of the popular comic chronicles the emergence of the Beastie Boys and Salt-n-Pepa, along with some one-hit wonders.
Elizabeth Greenwood explores whether it is still possible to fake your own death in the 21st century. She probes the world of death fraud, visiting message boards for people plotting pseudocide and buying her own death certificate in the Philippines.
A nonlinear memoir from the best-selling author of Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life features her relatable and intimate memories, moments and insights from her own life, divided into classic study subjects like Social Studies, Music and Language Arts.
The Seven Good Years is a humorous memoir that traces the seven years between the birth of the author's son, Lev, during a terrorist attack and his father's battle with cancer that brought the family back together even as the threat of war permeated daily life.
The daughter of Maus creator Art Spiegelman and New Yorker art director Francoise Mouly describes the coming-of-age discovery of her mother's complicated childhood, her investigation into four generations of family women and her own efforts to reinvent herself in New York.
An account of the sensational 1974 kidnapping and trial of Patty Hearst describes the efforts of her family to secure her release, Hearst's baffling participation in a bank robbery, and the psychological insights that prompted modern understandings aboutStockholm syndrome.
In a critically acclaimed memoir, a correspondent for The New York Times recounts growing up in the Alabama hill country, the son of a violent veteran and a mother who tried to insulate her children from the poverty and ignorance of life.
A memoir by an award-winning paleobiologist traces her childhood in her father's laboratory, her longtime relationship with a brilliant but wounded colleague and the remarkable discoveries they have made both in the lab and during extensive field research assignments.
Explores the evolution of the Los Angeles punk rock movement that occured between 1977-1982, through personal essays, photographs, flyers, and the voices of the people who were there.
Traces how the author acted on a tip from a family member and embarked on a cultural journey in search of the man behind the legend of James Brown, discovering his rich musical legacy and the ongoing disputes surrounding his will as well as the complicated race, music and cultural factors that shaped his story.
The award-winning author of Cold New World describes his experiences as a lifelong surfer, from his early years in Honolulu through his pursuits of perfect waves in some of the world's most exotic locales.
Published to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the Montreal Games and the 2016 Games in Rio, a testament to the resiliency of the human spirit and the transformative power of sport follows the father of American distance running and founder of the United States Anti-Doping Agency as he discusses the horrific abuse he suffered at the hands of his father.
Traces the life and work of the pioneering seventeenth-century woman naturalist, discussing her unprecedented solo expedition to study insect metamorphosis in the New World and her role in the establishment of a new branch of biology.
A portrait of the lesser-known German naturalist reveals his ongoing influence on humanity's relationship with the natural world today, discussing such topics as his views on climate change, conservation and nature as a resource for all life.
The actress shares the story of her disadvantaged childhood and her successes in and out of the Hollywood limelight, tracing her relationship with the schizophrenic mother who relinquished her to a Catholic orphanage and the fierce sense of independence that inspired her career.
I Am Malala describes the life of the young Pakistani student who advocated for women's rights and education in the Taliban-controlled Swat Valley, survived an assassination attempt and became the youngest nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize.
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.