Filled with gossip, bitter rivalries and unlikely alliances, a candid account of the people, the money and the power that re-invented Times Square tells the stories of the Shubert Organization and the shows that rebuilt a city in grand style, revealing that the backstage drama often rivaled what transpired onstage.
Based on information contained in Rose Kennedy's diaries and correspondence, as well as exclusive family interviews, the author describes the plight of a woman forgotten to history, who was intellectually disabled and kept hidden by the family after she received a lobotomy at age 23.
A clinical nurse and New York Times opinion columnist chronicles a 12-hour shift on a busy teaching hospital's oncology ward, during which lives can be lost life-altering treatment decisions made and dreams fulfilled or irrevocably stolen. 20,000 first printing.
Musicians Kristin Hersh and Vic Chesnutt often toured together, leading to a complicated friendship that lasted years, until Chesnutt died of an overdose of muscle relaxants in 2009. Don't Suck, Don't Die is Hersh's haunting ode to her lost friend.
The high-profile restaurant critic and former editor-in-chief of Gourmet magazine shares dozens of favorite comfort-food recipes that helped her recover from depression and reconnect with a sense of purpose after the magazine was shut down.
The radio host traces her life as the only child of comedian, voice actor and social critic George Carlin, describing his early tours, drug use and renaissance in the years before his death, and her efforts to forge her own life beyond her father's shadow.
The star of The Mindy Project and author of Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? presents a second collection of uproarious essays, observations, fears and advice on everything from prisoner fan mail to celebrity interactions.
American writer Stephen Landrigan and Afghan writer Qais Akbar Omar recall their efforts to create an Afghan production of William Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost.
This memoir from a carpet designer in Kabul describes his childhood before the Mujahedin took over, being kidnapped, camping in caves and his employing neighborhood girls while teaching them literature and science in his secret shop under Taliban rule.
A first full-fledged critical biography of one of the most famous architects of our time presents and evaluates his work, considers his personal life, analyzes his "aw, shucks" persona and the intense ambition it masks, examines his anxieties about fame and discusses how he thinks about and uses technology.
A graduate of Duke Medical School shares his experiences grappling with racial identity, bias, and the unique health problems of black Americans, examining the complex ways in which both black doctors and patients must navigate the difficult terrain of race and medicine.
A highly personal meditation on race, sex and American culture by the Pulitzer Prize-winning critic traces her upbringing and education in upper-class African-American circles against a backdrop of the Civil Rights era and its contradictory aftermath.
Acclaimed actor and producer Wendell Pierce recounts how his home in New Orleans was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina and how his family dedicated themselves to helping rebuild an entire neighborhood.
An account of the intertwined lives of the first two women to be appointed to the Supreme Court examines their respective religious and political beliefs while sharing insights into how they have influenced interpretations of the Constitution to promote equal rights for women.
Follows the true story of a young Jewish woman who vanished into the city and lived under an assumed identity, relying on safe houses, foreign workers and communists in order to survive in World War II Berlin. Translated by Anthea Bell. Foreword and afterword by Hermann Simon.