Performer Grace Jones recounts her career and turbulent life — from her strict religious upbringing in Jamaica to sharing screen time with Arnold Schwarzenegger — charting the development of a persona that has made her one of the world's most recognizable artists.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee presents reflections on her inner life from the unique perspectives of the cafâes and cultural haunts she has visited and worked in around the world.
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.
Traces how the strain of militant Islam behind ISIS first arose under the leadership of terrorist mastermind Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and spread through the strategic mistakes of Presidents Bush and Obama.
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.
From Klingon to Dothraki, language creator David J. Peterson offers a creative overview of language construction for sci-fi and fantasy fans, writers, game creators and language lovers.
Sherry Turkle investigates how a flight from conversation undermines our relationships, creativity and productivity — and why reclaiming face-to-face conversation can help us regain lost ground.
Female friendships are the subject of song and story today, but that wasn't the case — The Social Sex traces the evolution of female friendship, all the way back to the era when conventional wisdom held that women were incapable of forming friendships.
A first-of-its-kind visual exploration of what is really inside our food profiles 75 of the most common food additives and 25 ordinary food products that contain them, demystifying the contents of processed food and revealing what each additive looks like, where it comes from and how and why it is used.