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.
A New Yorker staff writer and Harvard historian chronicles the discovery of Joe Gould's long-lost manuscript, ���The Oral History of Our Time,��� and the violence, betrayals and madness that led to its concealment. By the author of The Secret History of Wonder Woman.
A retired NYPD lieutenant shares the most entertaining and engrossing true stories from his two decades on the beat, including when he mistook a dentist as an armed robbery suspect and a strange request made by the mother of a suspected criminal.
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.