The acclaimed poet reflects with gratitude on her life after the sudden death of her husband, discussing her personal quest for meaning and understanding, her renewed devotion to her teenage sons, and meditating on the blessings of love and family.
A celebration of the pleasures and possibilities of unmarried womanhood celebrates the examples of such figures as Edna St. Vincent Millay, Edith Wharton and Ganna Walska while charting the slowly changing society attitudes toward women and marriage.
A stark, meticulously reported narrative about a series of sexual assaults at the University of Montana — stories that illuminate the human drama behind the national plague of campus rape.
The author of Born to Run describes his investigation into ancestral training techniques that have enabled Mediterranean athletes to achieve extraordinary levels of strength and fitness.
A former U.S. Treasury secretary and CEO of Goldman Sachs takes the reader behind closed doors to witness the creation and evolution of China's state-controlled capitalism.
The New York Times columnist and author of The Social Animal evaluates America's transition to a culture that values self-promotion over humility, explaining the importance of an engaged inner life in personal fulfillment.
Part master class, part exceptional analysis, one of the country's foremost experts on Shakespeare explores the women of his plays, illuminating the playwright's changing understanding of the feminine and revealing some of his deepest insights.
Recounting his move to Vietnam, a journalist takes travelers along for the ride as he searches for authentic Vietnamese food, which leads him all over the country and introduces him to a remarkable populace, including his wife.
This collection of essays depicts misfits, loners and troubled young men who seek a more intense lifestyle including a man who immunizes himself against venomous snake bites, a mogul who lives on a crocodile-infested island off Australia and Amish baseball players.