The author of Around My French Table presents a collection of 180 desserts from French home cooks and pastry chefs.
Based on interviews and years of research, a journalist explores the cultural dominance of the Twee movement, an old-fashioned yet highly modern aesthetic that has been embraced in music, art, film, fashion, food and politics.
Shares true stories from Hollywood's history of celebrities under the influence, including Ava Gardner's habit of water skiing to the set of "Night of the Iguana" with a cocktail in hand, as well as quotations and cocktail recipes.
Describes the author's time working as a basecamp doctor at Antarctica's Halley research station and his fascination with the emperor penguin community that shared the icy continent with him.
A rollicking memoir by the legendary Monty Python comic traces his ascent in the entertainment world, from his humble origins and early collaborations with Graham Chapman through his uproarious achievements in multiple venues.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Tattooed Soldier presents a firsthand, official account of the 2010 survival story involving 33 miners who were trapped for a record 69 days in a Chilean mine.
A graphic memoir by a long-time New Yorker cartoonist celebrates the final years of her aging parents' lives through cartoons, family photos and documents that reflect the artist's struggles with caregiver challenges.
The author of Fordlandia documents an extraordinary early 19th-century event that inspired Herman Melville's Benito Cereno, tracing the cultural, economic and religious clashes that occurred aboard a distressed Spanish ship of West African pirates.
The author recounts in graphic novel format her experiences with hearing loss at a young age, including using a bulky hearing aid, learning how to lip read, and determining her "superpower."
Draws upon interviews with family and friends, court transcripts, unpublished journals and screenplay drafts to trace Richard Pryor's journey from his rough childhood to his ascent in the "New Hollywood" of the 1970s — and his struggles with drugs and fame.
A veteran Iranian journalist explains how the 1979 revolution inadvertently created a booming middle class that yearns for more personal freedom than ever before, and also more contact with the outside world.
In vivid poems that reflect the joy of finding her voice through writing stories, an award-winning author shares what it was like to grow up in the 1960s and 1970s in both the North and the South.