A collection of essays by the humorist traces his offbeat travel experiences, which involve surreal encounters with everything from French dentistry and Australian kookaburras to Beijing squat toilets and a wilderness Costco in North Carolina.
Michael Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen. There, he discovers the enduring power of the four classical elements — fire, water, air and earth — to transform the stuff of nature into delicious things to eat and drink.
The author of Mayflower presents a history of the Boston battle that ignited the American Revolution, tracing the experiences of rebel leader Joseph Warren, a newly recruited George Washington and British Gen. William Howe.
The author of Stiff, about corpses, and Spook, about the afterlife, now explores the living human body. Gulp follows the digestive system from the mouth to the ... south, discussing food flavors, rectum uses, flatulence and the functions of saliva, among many other alimentary topics.
The Irish novelist, poet and playwrightpresents a lyrical narrative of her life that describes her convent school education in Ireland, the scandal that ensued upon the publication of her first novel and the wild 1960s parties that introduced her to people from all walks of life.
From beer to bourbon, and martinis to Manhattans, all the world's alcoholic drinks come from plants. Garden writer Amy Stewart explores the plants behind our favorite cocktails: the fruits and grains that become alcohol; the herbs that add flavor; and the garnishes and mixers that add the finishing touches.
The New York Times columnist builds on the theories of his earlier book Food Matters to outline a menu plan that eliminates meat and animal products throughout the day to promote weight loss and overall good health.
The first Hispanic-American on the U.S. Supreme Court shares the story of her life before becoming a judge, describing such experiences as her youth in a Bronx housing project, her relationship with a passionately spiritual grandparent, the ambition that fueled her Ivy League education and the individuals who helped shape her career.
The celebrated author shares the intimate story of her relationship with her mother, including the events that prompted her mother to send young Angelou to Arkansas to live with her grandmother, and the complicated fallout that shaped their family life.
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