Chronicles the life of a noted activist who wrote seven groundbreaking books, including her most famous, The Death and Life of Great American Cities; saved neighborhoods; stopped expressways; was arrested twice; and engaged at home and on the streets in thousands of debatesùall of which she won.
A chronicle of a young black man's journey from violence to the world's elite opera circles describes Ryan Speedo Green's abuse-marked upbringing and struggles with racism and imprisonment before winning a New York Metropolitan Opera competition. By the author of the award-winning In the Land of Magic Soldiers. 100,000 first printing.
Argentine journalist Sebastián Fest dives into one of the great sports rivalries of our time — Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, who helped define modern tennis.
The U.S. Women's national team captain—winner of the 2015 World Cup and the highest international goal scorer of all time—shares her story, her struggles, and her worldview in a memoir that is also a call to dream big and fight for a better world.
Describing how, after moving to Geneva, the author decided to learn French in order to become closer to her husband and his family, a laugh-out-loud effort marked by the complexities of the language, the nature of French identity and her growing appreciation for French-specific communication nuances.
A comprehensive biography of the 2016 Republican candidate for president examines Trump's family roots, his privileged upbringing, the evolution of his political beliefs, and his identity as billionaire businessman, celebrity, global brand, and television star.
An uproarious collection of no-holds-barred personal essays by the Emmy Award-winning comedian reflects on her raucous childhood antics, her hard-won rise in the entertainment industry and her struggles to maintain the courage to approach the world in unstintingly honest ways.
The award-winning author recounts his boyhood in war-torn Jerusalem of the 1940s and 1950s, his mother's tragic suicide when he was 12, his decision to join a kibbutz and change his name, and his participation in Israel's political upheavals. Translated by Nicholas De Lange.
Shares the story of the author's family and upbringing, describing how they moved from poverty to an upwardly mobile clan that included the author, a Yale Law School graduate, while navigating the demands of middle class life and the collective demons ofthe past.
Describes how the then-unknown DJ author's 2001 creation of the one-hour mix Gold Teeth Thief launched him into international fame and established him as a figure in the new millennium's fledgling globalized digital art world at the side of such industry pioneers as M.I.A. and Pirate Bay.
The award-winning author of Open City and Every Day Is for the Thief presents a collection of more than 50 essays on politics, photography, travel, history and literature that provide a fresh new interpretation of art, people and historical moments.
This first-hand account of a woman pioneer trying to make a life for herself in the untamed American South of the late 19th century describes how she cared for her children while surviving floods, tornadoes, fires and wild animals. 30,000 first printing.
Explores the scientific, ethical, and human dimensions of the 1953 brain operation by William Beecher Scoville on an epileptic patient that transformed understandings of memory science and triggered profound legal and medical debates.
A fourth volume of the popular comic chronicles the emergence of the Beastie Boys and Salt-n-Pepa, along with some one-hit wonders.
Elizabeth Greenwood explores whether it is still possible to fake your own death in the 21st century. She probes the world of death fraud, visiting message boards for people plotting pseudocide and buying her own death certificate in the Philippines.
A nonlinear memoir from the best-selling author of Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life features her relatable and intimate memories, moments and insights from her own life, divided into classic study subjects like Social Studies, Music and Language Arts.
The Seven Good Years is a humorous memoir that traces the seven years between the birth of the author's son, Lev, during a terrorist attack and his father's battle with cancer that brought the family back together even as the threat of war permeated daily life.
The daughter of Maus creator Art Spiegelman and New Yorker art director Francoise Mouly describes the coming-of-age discovery of her mother's complicated childhood, her investigation into four generations of family women and her own efforts to reinvent herself in New York.