In an illuminating Alpine trek though the Swiss peaks, the author, drawing on two separate journeys—one when he was 19 and one 17 years later —channels the spirit of Freidrich Nietzche as he searches for meaning. By the author of American Philosophy: A Love Story.
Lorraine Hansberry, who died at 34, was a force of nature. Although known for her work A Raisin in the Sun, her short life was full of extraordinary experiences and achievements, this book is a revealing portrait of one of the most gifted and charismatic, yet least understood, Black intellectuals of the twentieth century. Booklist (starred) says "...brings light, warmth, scope, and enlightening complexity to the spine-straightening story of a brilliant, courageous, seminal, and essential American writer."
An insider's assessment of the devastating effects of evangelical Christianity on a generation of young woman describes the extreme, shame-oriented tactics of the religious "purity" cultures of the 1990s and her own subsequent journey of investigation and healing.
An Academy award-winning actress, producer and entrepreneur invites readers into her world, where she infuses the southern style, parties and traditions she loves with contemporary flair and charm.
A journalist born into a Kansas farming family relates her experience growing up among the working poor, discussing the impact of intergenerational poverty on individuals, families, and communities.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, filmmaker and immigration-rights activist presents a debut memoir about how he unknowingly entered the United States with false documents as a child. 150,000 first printing.
The star of such productions as Waiting for Guffman shares insider perspectives on a life in entertainment, discussing the art of acting, her relationships with revered directors, and the therapeutic activities that enrich her life.
The biographer reflects upon her own life, from discovering books as a form of escapism during her parents' divorce to mingling in the London literary scene of the nineteen sixties and nineteen seventies.
A gripping true-crime investigation of the 1948 abduction of Sally Horner details the crime itself and how it inspired Vladimir Nabokov's classic novel, Lolita. 150,000 first printing.
The founder of World Central Kitchen describes how his culinary network challenged broken government systems while feeding tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans who lost their homes and livelihoods to Hurricane Maria. 200,000 first printing.
Draws on interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, and other documents to depict life in the Trump White House, focusing on Trump's decision-making process for foreign and domestic policies.
A rollicking assessment of life on the Big Slab by a decades-experienced long-haul trucker reflects on the changing realities of the working class as witnessed during journeys ranging from the I-95 Powerland and the Florida Everglades to the truck stops of the Midwest and the Rocky Mountains.
A former U.S. ambassador describes the prior occupants of his residence in Prague, including a Jewish financial baron and a Nazi general who carved swastikas into the furniture, and in the process creates a detailed history of Central Europe in the 20th century.
"John Kerry tells the story of his extraordinary life of public service, from decorated Vietnam veteran to five-term United States senator, 2004 Democratic presidential candidate, and Secretary of State for four years: a personal and candid memoir by a witness to some of the most important events of our recent history, including the Iran nuclear deal and the Paris climate accords."—Provided by publisher.