The Pulitzer Prize-winning authors of Half the Sky present a narrative road map about making a difference in the world, explaining how to identify effective local and global aid initiatives and participate in successful fundraisers and charities.
The blogger behind the popular Web series Ask a Mortician describes her experiences working at a crematory, including how she sometimes got ashes on her clothes and how she cared for bodies of all shapes and sizes. 40,000 first printing.
A memoir by the 2014 Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate traces her upbringing by a single mother, her early divorce, her Harvard Law School education and the political achievements that led to her successful 2008 election to the Texas State Senate.
The creator of the popular webcomic "xkcd" presents his heavily researched answers to his fans' oddest questions, including "What if I took a swim in a spent-nuclear-fuel pool?" and "Could you build a jetpack using downward-firing machine guns?"
The singer, drummer and percussionist traces her career through four decades of Latin and pop music, sharing details from her tours with fellow artists and her solo career while revealing how her faith has helped her heal from sexual abuse.
A provocative look at what our online lives reveal about who we really are — and how this deluge of data will transform the science of human behavior. Big Data is used to spy on us, hire and fire us, and sell us things we don't need. In Dataclysm, Christian Rudder puts this flood of information to an entirely different use: understanding human nature.
A man who is both a computer programmer and a published fiction author searches for the connections between the worlds of art and technology, by exploring the similarities between coding and creative writing. Original.
The bread at San Francisco's legendary Tartine Bakery was developed by renowned baker Chad Robertson over a decade of working with the finest artisan bakers in the United States and France, followed by another decade baking solo in a small wood-fired oven on the coast of Northern California. The following for this singular bread far exceeds the bakery's daily production. Now, clear instructions and hundreds of step-by-step photos show you how to make this elemental bread. Also included are more than 30 sweet and savory recipes using the day-old bread to make sandwiches, soups, puddings, French toast and kale Caesar.—From publisher description.
A collection of essays by the New Yorker former staff writer and author of Dreaming of Hitler examines celebrity in today's hyper-connected world to consider the vulnerabilities of the star façade and today's obsessive culture of sex, money and physical beauty.