A reformed gang member who became a community activist describes his experiences working with young men in South Los Angeles, helping them to become better fathers despite their struggles and lacking of their own father figures.
The author, a professional anthropologist, compares the behavior of the wealthy mothers of the Upper East Side in New York City that she lived among to primate social behavior, with its rules and rituals about dominance, display, hierarchy, mating practices, physical adornment, and anxiety.
The actress and activist presents a full-length account of her high-profile New York Times "Coming Out as a Modern Family" essay to challenge popular myths about partnerships while examining the role of relationships in a woman's life.
Using interviews with family and friends and journal pages, the author recreates the life of his charismatic stepbrother, Josh Mann, who died of a heroin overdose and examines the role and limitations of memory in trying to recall the past.
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 moving meditation on the NPR host's relationship with his mother, inspired by the popular tweets he shared during her final days, traces their shared love of family while profiling his mother's heroic work as a dedicated single parent.
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.
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.
A man who was viciously bullied at an English boarding school when he was 10 describes his grown-up quest for revenge when he discovers that his tormentor was recently released from prison for his role in an illegal scheme. By the best-selling author of A Case of Curiosities. 40,000 first printing.