A glimpse into the likely mental illnesses of high-profile historical figures reveals that Albert Einstein had autism, Frank Lloyd Wright was a narcissist, Marilyn Monroe had borderline personality disorder and Charles Darwin suffered from anxiety.
An unconventional coming-of-age memoir reveals the author's relationship with her father — a wise guy who relied on charm, wit, and an unyielding belief that he was above the law — and describes how she set herself on a path away from the cycle of violence around her.
The NPR radio host recounts her late husband's long battle with Parkinson's and her efforts to reconstruct a life without him, describing how she found inspiration in the examples of widowed colleagues and her advocacy of the Right to Die movement.
A collection of letters written by the prolific Russian literature great to his wife describe their 50-year love story and open a vivid and fascinating window into their lives and into the mind and the heart of one of history's greatest writers.
An insider to Chris Christie's anticipated 2016 presidential campaign presents an anecdotal account of the New Jersey Governor's controversy-marked political career to include coverage of his surprise election and the truth behind the "Bridgegate" lane-closure scandal.
The cultural and psychological roots of Groucho Marx's genius are explored, uncovering the source of the performer's outrageous intellectual acuity and hilarious insolence toward convention and authority in his early upbringing and Marx family dynamics.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author reflects on his life and times from the vantage point of 100 years of age, including his work on Fred Allen's radio shows, his World War II military service, his long-time marriage and the surprising inspirations of his written works.
The author of Somewhere Towards the End reflects on 98 years of living. She makes unsentimental and candid observations about the remarkable experiences, memories and decisions that have sustained her into old age.
A successful offensive lineman who secretly hates football and its politics shares riotous behind-the-scenes observations about life in the NFL to expose its bizarre realities, customs and prejudices.
A former paramedic's poignant and mordantly whimsical account of a decade spent as an EMT in the urban regions of Atlanta describes his post-9/11 resolve to make a difference and his nightly encounters with violence and personal tragedy. By the author of Sleeping Dogs.
The extreme climber famed for his solo ascents without ropes, partners, or gear describes his seven most significant achievements, including a free-solo climb up Mexico's Sendero Luminoso and the Fitz Traverse ascent in Patagonia.
Follows an extraordinary princess who, at the age of 31, secretly went to India and returned as a revolutionary to fight for Indian independence, the welfare of Indian soldiers in World War I and women's suffrage.