The world-renowned composer traces the story of his life and career and his professional collaborations with such peers as Allen Ginsberg and Martin Scorsese while sharing evocative insights into his creative process.
From her years as a presidential press secretary to her debates with colleagues on Fox News' The Five, the author reveals the lessons she's learned that have guided her through life, including stories from behind the scenes at the White House with President George W. Bush that the cameras never captured.
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.
The acclaimed poet reflects with gratitude on her life after the sudden death of her husband, discussing her personal quest for meaning and understanding, her renewed devotion to her teenage sons, and meditating on the blessings of love and family.
A celebration of the pleasures and possibilities of unmarried womanhood celebrates the examples of such figures as Edna St. Vincent Millay, Edith Wharton and Ganna Walska while charting the slowly changing society attitudes toward women and marriage.
Recounting his move to Vietnam, a journalist takes travelers along for the ride as he searches for authentic Vietnamese food, which leads him all over the country and introduces him to a remarkable populace, including his wife.
A personal account by the sight-impaired Chinese activist who defected to America in 2012 describes his disadvantaged childhood, the illness that cost him his sight and his advocacy of the poor.
Traces the lives of the two immigrant brothers responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing, describing the tension between assimilation and alienation that resulted in a split in identity and gave them a deadly sense of mission.
Johnny Dwyer tells the story of Chucky Taylor, the American son of infamous African dictator Charles Taylor, who led a murderous militia at the age of 17 and became the only American ever convicted of torture.