The former Director of National Intelligence and senior advisor to Barack Obama traces his five-decade career, detailing his relationships with multiple presidents, the truth about Russia's alleged role in the election of Donald Trump and more.
What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence
Presents an investigation into the medical and scientific revolution currently taking place in the field of psychedelic drugs, tracing the criminalization of such substances as LSD and psychedelic mushrooms and how they may offer treatment options for difficult health challenges.
Presents a compelling portrait of Robin Williams that illuminates his comic brilliance and often misunderstood character, sharing insights into his gift for improvisation, his struggles with addiction and depression, and his relationships with friends and family members.
The sports journalist author of What's My Name, Fool? presents a portrait of the football legend, Hollywood star and controversial activist that includes coverage of Brown's work with Black Power and the allegations of sexual violence that overshadowed his career.
An exploration of the works of Doris Lessing and how their themes have been reflected in the writer's own life describes how a rereading of The Golden Notebook offered unique insights into the writing process, womanhood and motherhood while raising questions about commonly accepted cultural restraints imposed on women.
Presents a never-before-published work from the author of the American classic Their Eyes Were Watching God that illuminates the horror and injustices of slavery as it tells the true story of one of the last known survivors of the Atlantic slave trade—abducted from Africa on the last "Black Cargo" ship to arrive in the United States. 150,000 first printing.
The critically acclaimed writers, directors, producers, and actors share the secrets behind their creative partnership, offering insight into their balance between innovation and commercial viability, and the challenges of collaborating professionally with a loved one.
The Emmy Award-winning host of Lidia's Kitchen and best-selling author of Lidia's Celebrate Like an Italian shares a heartwarming, revelatory memoir that traces her impoverished but loving upbringing under Tito's communist regime, her years as a refugee while trying to enter the United States and her early start as a restaurant worker. TV tie-in.
A new political memoir by the former Republican presidential nominee and author of Faith of My Fathers chronicles the election of Barack Obama through the divisive 2016 election of Donald Trump, offering opinions of the current developments coming out of Washington as well as his recommendations for ongoing international challenges, from Russia and NATO to ISIS and the wars in the Middle East.
The co-founder of The Roots draws on the philosophies and examples of the creative people in his life to counsel readers on how to change their perspectives about creativity to live a life of inspiration and originality.
An Atlantic senior editor and former host of NOW with Alex Wagner documents her international travels in search of answers to the mystery of her ancestry and broader questions about the American experience of race and immigration, evaluating the cost of today's obsession with race and identity and whether or not it is possible for society to forge an all-inclusive future.
"From the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, his first work of prose: a deeply felt memoir of a family's bonds and a meditation on race, addiction, fatherhood, ambition, and American culture The Pardlos were an average, middle-class African American family living in a New Jersey Levittown: charismatic Gregory Sr., an air traffic controller, his wife, and their two sons, bookish Greg Jr. and musical-talent Robbie. But when "Big Greg" loses his job after participating in the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Strike of 1981, he becomes a disillusioned, toxic, looming presence in the household—and a powerful rival for young Greg. While Big Greg succumbs to addiction and exhausts the family's money, Greg Jr. rebels—he joins a boot camp for prospective Marines,follows a woman to Denmark, drops out of college again and again, and yields to alcoholism. Years later, he falls for a beautiful, no-nonsense woman named Ginger and becomes a parent himself. Then, he finally grapples with the irresistible yet ruinous legacy of masculinity he inherited from his father. In chronicling his path to recovery and adulthood—Gregory Pardlo gives us a compassionate, loving ode to his father, to fatherhood, and to the frustrating-yet-redemptive ties of family, as well as a scrupulous, searing examination of how African American manhood is shaped by contemporary American life"—
A detailed, thoughtful journey into the necessity of daydreaming and leisure in our continually overbooked lives by making pilgrimages to places of repose and seclusion, including a Benedictine monastery and a trip floating down the Mississippi River in an old cabin cruiser.
Explores the history, culture, and politics of Texas while challenging popular stereotypes, offering insight into how the state boasts some of the highest rates of diversity, technology exports, and growth as well as the lowest tax models and government regulations.
The former FBI director shares previously undisclosed experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career, including Mafia prosecutions, the Martha Stewart scandal, the Bush administration's electronic surveillance and the Clinton email investigation.
Using dark humor, honesty and frankness, a woman recounts her experience with an unplanned pregnancy in her 20s and explores what it felt like to become a mother before she even felt like a grown-up. 35,000 first printing.