A woman from an oppressive Pakistani tribal region, where women playing sports is forbidden, discusses how she passed as a boy in order to play the sports she loved, thus becoming a lightning rod of freedom in her country's fierce battle over women's rights, as well as the subject of a forthcoming 2016 documentary. Reading-group guide available. 40,000 first printing.
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.
"New York Times White House correspondent Mark Landler goes behind the speeches and press conferences, to the Situation Room debates and picnic-table lunches, where Obama and Clinton honed their two competing worldviews: his, cautious, inward-looking, suffused with a sense of limits; hers, muscular, optimistic, unabashedly old-fashioned. Alter Egos is about two ambitious political archrivals from very different backgrounds who became partners for a time, trailblazers who share a common sense of their historical destiny but who hold fundamentally different beliefs about how to project American power. With all the sweep of a grand history—and enlivened by an insider's access and plenty of news—Landler digs deep into the complex relationship between thesetwo leaders and gives us a different way to think about Obama's legacy and Clinton's promise"—
A follow-up to the best-selling Look Me in the Eye continues the story of the author's struggles with autism, recounting how after undergoing an experimental brain therapy he began to experience empathy in ways that challenged his perceptions about his relationships, memories and sense of identity.
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.
A restored edition of the posthumously published book eliminates changes that were made to the manuscript before its original 1964 release, in a volume that draws on Hemingway's personal papers, features sketches of his experiences in Paris with his son and first wife, and includes irreverent portraits of such contemporaries as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ford Maddox Ford.
Nathalia Holt traces the achievements of the elite female science recruits at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where in the mid-20 century they transformed rocket design and enabled the creation of the first American satellites.
An uproarious memoir of life inside the tech bubble by the Silicon Valley writer and co-producer describes how after being downsized he took a wacky job selling email spam with a tech company rife with cultish millennials, absent bosses and venture capital amenities. 75,000 first printing.
A pop music critic relates how his love for soul music was fostered by records his father left behind when his parents divorced, and he explores how he tried to make sense of living in Arkansas during the 1980s and 1990s.
An account of the British prime minister's struggles with finances discusses his chronic money shortages, extravagant spending and recurring losses from gambling and trading before his celebrity enabled him to build a personal fortune.
An NBA sports star and cultural icon discusses his catastrophic spinal collapse in 2007, the excruciating pain he suffered and his slow recovery, as well as his childhood, sports career, and the political and cultural upheaval of the 1960s.
The popular comedian, in a candid and humorous memoir, reexamines his life as a middle-aged guy and confronts his genetic legacy as he enters his 40s.