Offers clear principles and practical advice on how to support your child throughout their education, describing what parents should look for in a curriculum, how to tell if a school is right for them, and what to do if it's not.
The sister of a comedic writer who worked on Parks and Recreation discusses her brother's struggle with heroin addiction, which ultimately led to his tragic, untimely death, and her struggle to deal with the emotional devastation.
A clinical psychologist and a test-prep expert combine cutting-edge brain science with insights from their work with families to outline a case for giving children more freedom to unleash their full potential.
Examines the evolution of female friendship in pop culture and modern society, celebrating how the bonds between women have evolved to have as much significance as relationships with romantic partners and family members.
A deeply reported examination of love, marriage and the state of modern India traces the experiences of three very different Mumbai couples whose realities are shaped by disparate views regarding independence, parenthood, gender roles and religion.
Blends scholarly evidence with the experiences of numerous families in a thoroughly researched guide to raising children in today's technology-driven world, challenging popular extremist myths while counseling readers on moderate approaches. 15,000 first printing.
The award-winning New York Times reporter and author of Hip: The History presents a full-length account of his encounters with six of New York's eldest inhabitants and the wisdom they imparted about aging, life quality and the art of living with resilience and joy.
Explores the relationship between adverse childhood experiences and adult health problems, drawing on scientific insights and personal stories to outline beneficial health interventions.
A couples therapist and best-selling author describes her findings after spending a decade working with couples whose lives were shattered by infidelity and discusses how individuals can grow and heal after a betrayal, either together or apart. 50,000 first printing.
The Pakistani immigrant turned U.S. citizen, Gold Star parent and popular DNC speaker documents the story of his family's pursuit of the American dream, urging readers to respond to today's tumultuous challenges by stepping forward and advocating on behalf of what they find most important.
Presents the story of a father and son's transformative shared journey in reading in the wake of the father's late-in-life enrollment in his son's undergraduate seminar, where the two engaged in debates over how to interpret Homer's classic masterpiece.
A revelatory assessment of America's pre-kindergarten system draws on cutting-edge research in early childhood education to argue that quality pre-K programs have proven long-term benefits, citing examples of the most effective programs while sharing the stories of schools and families who have struggled to find a system that works well.
A collection of advice on everything from infidelity and grief to marital boredom and financial hardships from Cheryl Strayed's popular "Dear Sugar" column in the online magazine The Rumpus.
Minna Zallman Proctor's Landslide is a captivating collection of interconnected personal essays. These "true stories" explore the author's complicated relationship with her mother — who was diagnosed with cancer at age 57 and died fifteen years later — and the ways in which their connection was long the "prime mover" in Proctor's life.
An evocative memoir on the impact of addiction on a family traces the author's experiences as the sibling of Hans K. Rausing, whose wife died of a drug overdose in 2012 amid tabloid speculation and difficult questions about responsibility and control in the face of a destructive disease.
A memoir of loss, friendship, and literature explores how the author and her husband, devastated by the deaths of family members and the loss of their home in Hurricane Katrina, established a reading group with friends who also endured difficult life setbacks.
This book sifts through today's misinformation to counsel parents on how to understand the actual risks and benefits of the human body's microbiome system, explaining its role in disease and health so that caregivers can make informed choices for their children.
A look at fatherhood from the director, writer, and actor from "The Boss" and "Tammy" combines stories about his own larger-than-life dad and how his experiences raising two daughters with wife Melissa McCarthy have been shaped by his childhood.
A former literature professor describes her life with dementia and what it is like to be an intellectual person who is aware of her irreversible cognitive decline.