An examination of the pervasive fears and myths surrounding vaccine research, from a mother's perspective to the historical and cultural factors that cause people to doubt government regulations and the medical establishment.
The creator and star of HBO's Girls documents her coming-of-age in and out of the spotlight, recounting her experiences with everything from dieting and embarrassing sex to dirty old men and performing in less-than-ideal conditions.
A memoir from the first Latino and openly gay inaugural poet, which explores his coming-of-age as the child of Cuban immigrants and his attempts to understand his place in America while grappling with his burgeoning artistic and sexual identities.
Traces the career of the star player for the New York Rangers, from his childhood in Saskatchewan to his professional career, and reveals how a series of concussions led to his accidental death and subsequent investigations into systematic violence in contact sports.
A respected journalist describes the abuse he suffered at the hands of a close relative, the effect this had on his formative years, and how he overcame the anger and self-doubt it left behind.
An Iraq War veteran searches for meaning and parallels with family members who served in different wars, including his grandfather in World War I and his uncle in Vietnam.
Traces a young man's effort to escape the dangers of the streets and his own nature after graduating from Yale, describing his youth in violent 1980s Newark, efforts to navigate two fiercely insular worlds and life-ending drug deals.
The author offers an account of how, after his father, the last remaining member of his immediate family, died, he discovered while settling the estate in Wisconsin that the man he thought he knew actually had had a secret family in England prior to the one he brought to America, a revelation that prompted the author to seek out this new-found family. 20,000 first printing.
A revelatory personal account by the Golden Globe-winning star of the hit show Sons of Anarchy describes his coming-of-age in New York's tough Washington Heights neighborhood, his early achievements in the East Village off-Broadway scene and his work with numerous fellow artists.
A beautiful model describes her connection to the Mafia, which began during her childhood in Rochester, New York, and the years of abuse and fear as the bride of mobster Joe Lamendola before she was able to escape from the darkness.
Relating the story of her unconventional life, the author of the self-help classic "Passages" recounts her challenges and victories as a groundbreaking female journalist in the 1960s, reflects on ambition, and shares her own major life passages.
The blogger behind the popular Web series Ask a Mortician describes her experiences working at a crematory, including how she sometimes got ashes on her clothes and how she cared for bodies of all shapes and sizes. 40,000 first printing.
A memoir by the 2014 Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate traces her upbringing by a single mother, her early divorce, her Harvard Law School education and the political achievements that led to her successful 2008 election to the Texas State Senate.
The singer, drummer and percussionist traces her career through four decades of Latin and pop music, sharing details from her tours with fellow artists and her solo career while revealing how her faith has helped her heal from sexual abuse.
A man who is both a computer programmer and a published fiction author searches for the connections between the worlds of art and technology, by exploring the similarities between coding and creative writing. Original.