In a collection of essays, the author describes how she started her literary career while living in a dirty communal house in San Francisco, partied with drugs and alcohol, dated men and women simultaneously and worked a series of dead-end jobs. Original.
The author describes her journey visiting Zen priests and performing rituals after the death of her Japanese grandfather and her American father and her inability to bury them at her family's Buddhist temple near the Fukushima disaster site.
Fatherland is Nina Bunjevac's graphic memoir of her father, a hard-line Serbian nationalist, who was forced to emigrate to Canada in the 1950s.
The rap musician and poet presents an honest and inspirational memoir in which he draws on his painful past of being abandoned by his father and growing up on Chicago's South Side to show what it takes to deal with one's emotions.
A man who was viciously bullied at an English boarding school when he was 10 describes his grown-up quest for revenge when he discovers that his tormentor was recently released from prison for his role in an illegal scheme. By the best-selling author of A Case of Curiosities. 40,000 first printing.
An expansive yet intimate memoir of modern Jewish identity, following the diaspora of the author's own family to assay the impact of memory, displacement and disquiet. His emotionally lucid prose relives the anomie of European Jews after the Holocaust, following their journey from Lithuania to South Africa, England, the United States and Israel. This tale of remembrance and repression, suicide, resilience, moral ambivalence and uneasily evolving loyalties (religious, ethnic, national) both tells an unflinching personal story and contributes an important chapter to the ongoing narrative of Jewish life.
The author of Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight traces her post-divorce confrontation of an upbringing in Africa that was overshadowed by the Rhodesian wars, her complicated parents and her courtship with her ex-husband.
Chronicles the life of the former high-ranking member of Hizb ut-Tahrir, a London-based Islamist group, who began a campaign to reverse extremism around the world after spending five years in an Egyptian prison.
Drawing on the latest research on the brain as well as historical accounts of patients and their treatments, an accomplished science writer shares his 20-year battle with obsessive-compulsive disorder and his unflinchingly honest attempt to understand the condition and his experiences.
A comedian discusses his addiction to film between 1995 and 1999, a time during which he absorbed classics and new releases three days a week and applied what he learned in these films to acting, writing, comedy and relationships.
The author describes her journey from a sheltered childhood to a cushy job as an NFL cheerleader to her rise to become a top primatologist, renowned for her discovery of a new species of lemur.
Documents the author's experiences as an Armenian-American who was raised in a close-knit community and her provocative decision to move to Istanbul to learn the realities of Turkish citizens she was taught to hate.
Shares true stories from Hollywood's history of celebrities under the influence, including Ava Gardner's habit of water skiing to the set of "Night of the Iguana" with a cocktail in hand, as well as quotations and cocktail recipes.