A lively travelogue investigation into the five Nordic countries explores popular misconceptions about their idyllic educational systems, wealth and overall happiness to consider if they actually provide successful models for living.
The Pro Football Hall of Famer and Super Bowl-winning coach traces his five decades in football, discussing such topics as his controversial methods, work with NFL teams, and relationships with such players as Lawrence Taylor and Curtis Martin.
Presents Laura Ingalls Wilder's unedited, and unpublished, draft of her autobiography that was written for an adult audience and eventually served as the foundation for her popular Little House on the Prairie series.
Demystifies the teen brain by presenting new findings, dispelling widespread myths and providing practical advice for negotiating this difficult and dynamic life stage for both adults and teens.
In a collection of essays, the author describes how she started her literary career while living in a dirty communal house in San Francisco, partied with drugs and alcohol, dated men and women simultaneously and worked a series of dead-end jobs. Original.
The author describes her journey visiting Zen priests and performing rituals after the death of her Japanese grandfather and her American father and her inability to bury them at her family's Buddhist temple near the Fukushima disaster site.
The rap musician and poet presents an honest and inspirational memoir in which he draws on his painful past of being abandoned by his father and growing up on Chicago's South Side to show what it takes to deal with one's emotions.
Journalist Jill Leovy explores the hundreds of murders that occur in Los Angeles every year through the story of a group of detectives who pursued justice at any cost in the killing of Bryant Tennelle.
An acclaimed cultural historian — drawing on previously untapped archival sources and a vast array of interviews with such voices as Randy Newman, Jimmy Webb, Linda Ronstadt and Herb Alpert — presents a fascinating social history of the Great American Songwriting Era.
Shares recipes for preparing homemade versions of such classic snack foods as Lorna Doone shortbread cookies, Fig Newtons, Cheetos, Cracker Jacks, and orange creamsicles.
Citing the high percentage of classroom time dedicated to costly and ineffective standardized test preparation, a guide for parents outlines specific strategies for preserving times for self-directed learning and adaptive, individualized development. Simultaneous.