The accomplished actress describes her rise to fame and the subsequent destruction of her career after being added to the Hollywood blacklist and how she eventually rebuilt her life and career after being exonerated.
The author recounts his years working as a reporter for The Washington Post at the height of the crack epidemic, where he covered the drug-fueled crimes of the street even as he tried to hide his own crack addiction.
An account of the dramatic writing of and fight to publish James Joyce's Ulysses reveals how the now-classic book was the subject of a landmark federal obscenity trial in 1933 that overturned key censorship laws.
When Saroo Brierley used Google Earth to find his long-lost birthplace half a world away, his story made global headlines. Brierley describes how he was accidentally separated from his family in the mid-1980s, his survival on the streets of Calcutta, his adoption by an Australian family and his headline-making search.
A Gastronomica writer meditates on the rural Pennsylvania organic farm of his childhood, relaying his Vietnam veteran father's decision to pursue farming, the shadow of a neighbor's murder and his reflections on the cyclical nature of farming.
A Mexican-American writer and children's mentor traces her effort to confront her father's turbulent and often violent legacy, describing how after a 14-year estrangement he shared stories about his own father and his extradition from the U.S. for murder. 35,000 first printing.
Brendan Koerner documents the 1972 story behind the longest-distance hijacking in U.S. history, tracing the events of the hijacking against a backdrop of civil unrest and the skyjacking wave of the early 1970s.
Journalist Benjamin Law lives in Australia, where he can hold his boyfriend's hand in public. But he was curious about what his life might have been if he'd grown up in countries like India, Myanmar and China — so he set out to explore gay life throughout Asia.
Offers a firsthand account of the 2001 odyssey of former schoolteachers Ann Bancroft and Liv Arnesen across the continent of Antarctica on foot, reflecting on their difficult journey walking, skiing, and ice sailing towing 250-pound supply sledges across 1,700 miles of harsh, dangerous terrain in below freezing temperatures.