The English television personality reveals his struggles to become a successful comedian, discussing his troubled childhood, his addiction to drugs, sex, and alcohol, his mental illness, and his recovery aided by the support of his family and friends.
From the author of the critically acclaimed "In Black and White" comes another illuminating narrative in which Haygood explores one of the 20th-century's most iconic figures of the fight game, Sugar Ray Robinson.
A comprehensive profile of the enigmatic jazz pianist and composer offers insight into his origins, his early musical career, and the mid-twentieth-century cultural upheavals that shaped his personal and creative life.
The Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author of Mountains Beyond Mountains presents the story of Burundi civil war survivor Deo, who endures homelessness before pursuing an education at Columbia and eventually returning to his native land to help people in both countries.
A profile of the conservative Supreme Court justice offers insight into his absolute belief system and considerable body of work, evaluating Scalia as an "apex of power" whose opinions may have far-reaching consequences in the social counterrevolution. 30,000 first printing.
An analysis of the memoir as a literary art form considers the hallmark stories written by some of the western world's most famous contributors while examining the controversial nature of the fraudulent memoir and its role in shaping collective memories. By the author of The Sound on the Page.
The actress describes her life after she moved with her husband, Josiah, and her two young sons from New York City to Oberlin, Ohio, where her husband got a teaching job, and how he left her and the children a few months later.
The stunning portrait of the first female cabinet member and one of the most influential women of the twentieth century who, over the twelve years beginning in 1933, spearheaded the fight to improve the lives of America's working people with ideas that became some of the most important employment laws in the nation's history.
The Pulitzer Prize and Oscar Award-winning author of Lonesome Dove and Rhino Ranch reflects on the writing life, in book that includes anecdotes, gossip and memorable observations about writing, writers and the author himself.
Chronicles the adventures of a woman who turned a vacant lot in downtown Oakland into a thriving urban farm, complete with chickens, turkey, bees, and pigs.