A hilarious study of bygone humor from America's golden age revisits such comic staples as bigamy, boarding houses, chamber pots, hillbillies, drunks and shotgun weddings, while revealing the prejudices, preoccupations and peculiarities of the time. By the author of The Cardboard Universe. 30,000 first printing.
The James Beard Award-winning author of A Geography of Oysters presents a recipe-complemented celebration of America's apple renaissance that explores 123 of the fruit's considerable varieties, including the Black Oxford, the Knobbed Russet and the D'Arcy Spice.
What do coffee, IPA beer, dark chocolate, and radicchio all have in common? They're bitter. In this exploration of bitter through science, culture, history, and 120 deliciously idiosyncratic recipes, Jennifer McLagan makes a case for this misunderstood flavor.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 presents a day-by-day account of the 1978 Camp David conference, when President Jimmy Carter convinced Israel and Egypt to sign a peace treaty — the first treaty in the modern Middle East, and one which endures to this day.
A linguist delves into the world of food, describing the true meanings of descriptive words like "rich" and "crispy" when they appear on a menu and tracing how traditional and favorite dishes spread and changed through colonial shipping routes.
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.