A deeply researched portrait of the famed author of Sex and the Single Girl examines her role in advancing civil-rights feminism, tracing her rags-to-riches story, transformation of Cosmopolitan and relationships with such figures as Liz Smith, Gloria Vanderbilt and Barbara Walters.
Brooke Hauser chronicles the rise of a Cosmopolitan magazine editor during the mid-1960s and how she championed our modern image of the independent and ambitious single woman with sexual freedom.
The author of Thy Neighbor's Wife presents an exposé 35 years in the making, in which a man from Colorado reveals a secret so shocking that the author traveled across the country to verify it himself— and now, the man has finally decided to go public.
A U.S. release of an award-winning nature memoir from Stockholm chronicles the author's meditative, obsessive pursuit of hoverflies on a remote island in Sweden and how his findings have reflected the history of entomology.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling author of Backlash presents an astonishing confrontation with the enigma of her father and the larger riddle of identity consuming our age.
A former American diplomat assesses what she identifies as a disconnect between Washington policymakers and representatives in U.S. embassies, exploring the day-to-day work of U.S. diplomats and how American foreign policy plays out in countries around the world.
The London restaurateur and best-selling author of Plenty offers a tribute to the vibrant cuisine of Jerusalem that explores its cross-cultural influences and includes such options as Charred Baby Okra with Tomato and Preserved Lemon, Clementine and Almond Cake, and Braised Lamb Meatballs with Sour Cherries.
A complexity scientist describes how our computer and technological systems have become too complex and interconnected for humans to fully understand or predict how they will function anymore and argues for a new framework that will make them simpler.
The wife of a Navy fighter pilot describes the life of a military wife, including the emotional journey of her family's uncertain future, abrupt moves across the country, and sustaining love and romance during frequent absences.
Uproarious and poignant stories from the Inside Amy Schumer head writer's awkward youth include entries on her tomboy pursuits of femininity, her emulation of Oprah and the dangers of wedding websites. 100,000 first printing.
Looks at the current state of the scientific understanding of addiction, and offers a new way of understanding addiction as a kind of learning disorder, and goes over how treatments and policies can be adjusted according to this way of understanding.
Draws on the tandem sciences of child psychology and physical health to counsel parents on how to help their kids engage calmly when approaching social and educational challenges, exploring how to tap the potential of the body's stress responses and the power of the parent-child bond to promote well-being in family life. 5 diagrams. Illustrations. Tour.
The award-winning author of Anatomy of a Disappearance describes his journey home to Libya after a 30-year absence due to his family's political exile and his father's kidnapping in Cairo, and his inextinguishable hopes that his father will be found alive.
Sheds new light on the era of the Supreme Court led by Chief Justice Warren Burger, arguing that the court made monumental decisions on affirmative action, presidential power, and money in politics.
Draws on unpublished memoirs, unreleased government files, private papers, and interviews with Kennedy's close family and colleagues to chronicle his transformation from 1950s cold warrior to a liberal champion of the working class, the poor, and minorities.