An anthology of personal favorite diary entries by the best-selling author of Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls features excerpts that have inspired his famed autobiographical essays and shares insights into the intimate arenas of his life.
The Harvard-educated comedian and talk-show host chronicles the story of his unlikely senatorial campaign, detailing the ensuing months-long recount and what his service has taught him about America's deeply polarized political culture. 325,000 first printing.
An anthology of personal and historical anecdotes collected by the popular actor explores the remarkable impact of horses on human culture while reflecting on the work of his annual Hollywood Charity Horse Show.
A writer gives in to her obsession with the lurid tales about her great-great-grandmother, and travels to Italy to uncover the events surrounding a tragic tale of murder that was also a case of mistaken identity in 1870s Basilicata. 50,000 first printing.
"Imagine keeping a record of every book you ever read. What would those titles say about you? With humor and warmth, the editor of The New York Times Book Review shares the stories that have shaped her life. For twenty-eight years, Pamela Paul has been keeping a diary that records the books she reads, rather than the life she leads. Or does it? Over time, it's become clear that this Book of Books, or Bob, as she calls him, tells a much bigger story. For Paul, as for many readers, books reflect her inner life— her fantasies and hopes, her dreams and ideas. And her life, in turn, influences which books she chooses, whether for solace or escape, diversion or self-reflection, information or entertainment. My Life with Bob isn't about what's in those books; it's about the relationship between books and readers. Bob was with her when she struggled to get through the Norton Anthology of English Literature in college and when she read Anna Karenina while living abroad alone. He was there when she fell in love and much needed when she sought solace in self-help and memoirs like Autobiography of a Face. Through marriage and divorce, remarriage (The Master and Margarita) and parenthood (The Hunger Games), professional setbacks and successes, Bob recorded what she read while all that happened. The diary—now coffee-stained and frayed—is the record of a lifelong love affair with books, and has come to mean more to her than any other material possession. My Life with Bob is a testament to the power of books to provide the perspective, courage, companionship, and ultimately self-knowledge to forge our own path"—
A Surgeon in the Village tells the inspiring story of doctors who, through a "train-forward" philosophy, changed the health care of an African nation. The story exposes a major and largely neglected global-health issue—the shortage of surgeons. "A lyrical, inspirational and altogether rewarding account of first- and third-world surgeons working together to perform neurosurgery miracles in the heart of Africa." —Tom Brokaw.
A South Los Angeles woman who self-medicated with drugs after her son's death and was in and out of prison for 15 years describes her struggle to get clean and how she became an advocate and supporter of women facing similar situations. 40,000 first printing.
Presents a comprehensive portrait of the singer's background, his upbringing, and his professional career, while placing the narrative within the social history of the 1960s.
The author of Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals presents a darkly comic memoir about her relationship with her unconventional married Catholic priest father, describing emblematic moments from her youth and the crisis that led the author and her non-religious husband to briefly live in her parents' rectory.
The star of Precious shares details about her childhood with a polygamous father in Harlem, her gifted mother who supported them by singing in the subway and her own unconventional rise to fame.