The third volume in a fascinating compilation of interviews with some of the world's leading authors, poets, novelists, playwrights, and memoirists features candid, insightful dialogues with Norman Mailer, Joyce Carol Oates, Raymond Carver, Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie, Ralph Ellison, Martin Amis, and other notables. Original. 25,000 first printing.
Presents excerpts from the early writings of the author, with reflections on her meetings with influential writers and intellectuals, her literary ambitions, and her criticisms of other writers.
Recounts the story of Joseph Priestley—scientist and theologian, protege of Benjamin Franklin—an 18th-century radical thinker who played pivotal roles in the invention of ecosystem science, the founding of the Unitarian Church, and the intellectual development of the U.S.
A revered musical icon offers a firsthand look at the early days of the hip hop revolution and documents his own musical journey, detailing his rise to stardom, financial disaster and cocaine addiction, and redemption with the love of family and friends.
Follows the author, who was originally just a curious reporter and now a Scrabble fiend, as he becomes an expert Scrabble player and delves into the realm of Scrabble culture, where he encounters a vitamin-popping standup comic and the three-time champion who plays by Zen principles, and realizes that Scrabble is more than just a game on many different levels. Reprint.
A London journalist recounts her visit to the village in Eritrea where her biological mother had died giving birth to her, a journey that brought the author into a realization of her impoverished but culturally rich heritage.
In a poignant memoir of love and war, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist presents the journal of her fiancé, a dedicated career soldier killed in Iraq, in which he records the events of the war, his grief over losing men in battle, and advice to his infant son on every aspect of life. 200,000 first printing.
The author traces her marriage and relocation to France at the height of her writing career, her devastation over her stillborn son in her ninth month of pregnancy, and her heart-wrenching grieving process.