An autobiographical portrait of marriage and motherhood details the critical illness of her daughter, Quintana Roo, followed by the fatal coronary of her husband, John Gregory Dunne. The Year of Magical Thinking is Didion's meditation on life, death, illness, sanity, personal upheaval and grief.
An inspirational account of the author's first year with ALS describes her life prior to the onset of the disease and the choices she made after diagnosis, a period during which she left her job, planned her funeral, moved in with her true love, purchased a home, and gave birth to her first child.
Rendered with sensitivity and deep insight into the nature of war, a series of paintings made by the author in four trips to war-torn Iraq depicts scenes of American soldiers at play, resting, interacting with Iraqis, and fighting.
An eye-opening profile of the greatest historian of the nineteenth century assesses the seminal role and influence of Henry Adams on the study of history, discussing his use of archival sources, firsthand reportage, eyewitness accounts, and other techniques that transformed historical study and created a paradoxical view of American history that still informs modern-day policy. 60,000 first printing.
An unstinting account of the experiences of women soldiers in today's army relates the author's decision to enlist, her relationship with a Palestinian boyfriend, her witness to the events of September 11 as portrayed on Arabic television, and her deployment to Iraq. Reprint.
In a memoir of growing up with a single mother, the author describes how he received valuable life lessons and friendship from an assortment of characters at the neighborhood bar, who provided him with a kind of fatherhood by committee.
An anthropology professor in her mid-fifties conceals her identity, registers as a freshman, moves into a dorm, and uses her expertise in ethnographic fieldwork to research college life and today's college students.
A portrait of the author of The Vindication of the Rights of Women traces her pivotal contributions to the founding of feminism, exploring her relationships with three different men and the influence of her ideas on subsequent generations. 20,000 first printing.
One Man's Battle Against Fate, Fame, Love, Death, Scandal, and a Few Other Rivals on the Road to the Tour de France
Recounts Armstrong's efforts to win his sixth Tour de France, describing his renewed training efforts after a near loss in 2003, his efforts to rebuild after a divorce, and the competitive factors that particularly challenged his 2004 season.