A rollicking memoir by the legendary Monty Python comic traces his ascent in the entertainment world, from his humble origins and early collaborations with Graham Chapman through his uproarious achievements in multiple venues.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Tattooed Soldier presents a firsthand, official account of the 2010 survival story involving 33 miners who were trapped for a record 69 days in a Chilean mine.
A graphic memoir by a long-time New Yorker cartoonist celebrates the final years of her aging parents' lives through cartoons, family photos and documents that reflect the artist's struggles with caregiver challenges.
The author of Fordlandia documents an extraordinary early 19th-century event that inspired Herman Melville's Benito Cereno, tracing the cultural, economic and religious clashes that occurred aboard a distressed Spanish ship of West African pirates.
The author recounts in graphic novel format her experiences with hearing loss at a young age, including using a bulky hearing aid, learning how to lip read, and determining her "superpower."
Draws upon interviews with family and friends, court transcripts, unpublished journals and screenplay drafts to trace Richard Pryor's journey from his rough childhood to his ascent in the "New Hollywood" of the 1970s — and his struggles with drugs and fame.
A veteran Iranian journalist explains how the 1979 revolution inadvertently created a booming middle class that yearns for more personal freedom than ever before, and also more contact with the outside world.
In vivid poems that reflect the joy of finding her voice through writing stories, an award-winning author shares what it was like to grow up in the 1960s and 1970s in both the North and the South.
Molly Guptill Manning chronicles the U.S. government, the publishing industry and librarians' efforts to boost troop morale during World War II by shipping more than 100 million books to the front lines for soldiers to read during what little downtime they had.
One hundred sweet and savory French-inspired recipes culled from the ethnic neighborhoods of Paris are complemented by lighthearted stories about the quirks, trials, and joys of cooking in modern France.
Provides recipes that utilize different mushrooms to create dishes that compliment the flavor of each mushroom, including hedgehog and cashew chili, squid ink pasta with lobster mushrooms and squid, aromatic matsutake broth, and oysters Rockefeller.
In a "cookbook confessional," the editor-in-chief of Food & Wine magazine reveals that she has actually struggled with cooking most of her life and uses advice from more than 60 top chefs and 100 recipes to teach herself — and the reader — key skills for mastering the kitchen.
Details fifty essential ingredients that every cook should have in the pantry, including barley, chocolate, maple syrup, pasta, pecans, vegetable stock, and yeast, and provides recipes incorporating each.
An introduction to the popular Vietnamese sandwich shares dozens of recipes for classic through innovative modern varieties, including peppery grilled chicken, lemongrass pork, and coconut curry tofu.
Presents a collection of seventy-five recipes which incorporate spices from around the world, with information about each spice and options for soups, stews, meat and seafood dishes, bread, desserts, and condiments.
Presents over 150 recipes from around the world to help cooks of any level prepare a variety of international and ethnic meals, including Mexican chile rellenos, homemade Italian pasta, Thai sticky rice, and Egyptian koshari.
The author of Around My French Table presents a collection of 180 desserts from French home cooks and pastry chefs.
The James Beard Award-winning author of A Geography of Oysters presents a recipe-complemented celebration of America's apple renaissance that explores 123 of the fruit's considerable varieties, including the Black Oxford, the Knobbed Russet and the D'Arcy Spice.
Strong Inside is the dramatic, untold story of Perry Wallace, a brilliant student and talented athlete who became the first African-American basketball player in the SEC at Vanderbilt University during the tumultuous late 1960s. The fast-paced, richly detailed biography places Wallace's struggles and ultimate success into the larger contexts of civil rights and race relations in the South.