The award-winning New York Times bestselling author of "BRAIN ON FIRE: My Month of Madness" investigates the 50-year-old mystery behind a dramatic experiment that broke open the field of psychology, closing down institutions and changing mental health diagnosis forever.
Snaking through decades of Kuwaiti history well into a cataclysmic twenty-first century, Mama Hissa's Mice is a harrowing, emotional, and caustic novel of rebellion. It also speaks to the universal struggle of finding one's identity and a reason to go on, even after the sky has fallen.
From the author of Junkyard Planet comes a global exploration of the hidden market for used stuff and a travelogue that follows unwanted, obsolescent objects' journeys into a reusable future. Illustrations.
A New Yorker staff writer presents a deeply immersive chronicle of how well-intentioned entrepreneurs of Silicon Valley created a democratic internet where freedoms have been exploited by propagandists who have shifted extreme ideologies into the mainstream. Illustrations.
A debut collection of essays, multiple-choice questions, screenplays and imagined talk-show interviews is inspired by the author's search for personal and national identity in locales ranging from Washington, D.C. to Hong Kong. Original.
The best-selling author of Shrill presents a laugh-out-loud, incisive cultural critique of the #MeToo movement and how the deceptions at the heart of the white male mythos have led to today's open practices of misogyny and prejudice.
An authoritative history of the Hollywood musical profiles the innovations and talents of stars ranging from Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly to Doris Day and Ann-Margret, exploring the influence and enduring legacy of landmark productions. Illustrations.
Long heralded as a city treasure herself, expert "mudlarkr" Lara Maiklem is uniquely trained in the art of seeking. Tirelessly trekking across miles of the Thames' muddy shores, where others only see the detritus of city life, Maiklem unearths evidence of England's captivating, if sometimes murky, history — with some objects dating back to 43 AD, when London was but an outpost of the Roman Empire.
Documents the controversial story of the mid-20th-century Harlem City College Beavers, tracing how the merit-based team of Jewish and African-American players won major tournaments in the face of segregation before its starting five were arrested for a major gambling racket. Illustrations.
An award-winning Marvel Comics writer and author of Superman on the Couch shares an insider's portrait of the iconic co-creator of legendary superhero characters, discussing the collaborations and controversies that marked his successes. Media tie-in. Illustrations.
Citing the millions of Americans suffering from hearing loss and the stigmas and costs that challenge treatment, a New Yorker staff writer outlines the science of hearing while profiling the remarkable new technologies of today's medical community.
In the Dream House is Carmen Maria Machado's engrossing and wildly innovative account of a relationship gone bad, and a bold dissection of the mechanisms and cultural representations of psychological abuse. Tracing the full arc of a harrowing relationship with a charismatic but volatile woman, Machado struggles to make sense of how what happened to her shaped the person she was becoming.