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Gilliamesque: A Pre-posthumous Memoir

by Terry Gilliam

From his no-frills childhood in the icy wastes of Minnesota, to some of the hottest water Hollywood had to offer, via the cutting edge of '60s and '70s counter-culture in New York, LA and London, Terry Gilliam's...

Lady Byron and Her Daughters

by Julia Markus

A startling reevaluation of Lady Byron’s marriage and the untold story of her complex life as single mother and progressive force.

The center of public attention after her tumultuous marriage to Lord Byron,...

Killing a King: The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the Remaking of Israel

by Dan Ephron

A riveting story about the murder that changed a nation: the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.

The assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin remains the single most consequential...

Richard Pryor: American Id

by Jason Bailey

One of the most powerful yet idiosyncratic voices of American culture, Richard Pryor often remains an enigma despite the strikingly personal quality of his best work. This series of essays attempts tracks the...

Don't Suck, Don't Die: Giving Up Vic Chesnutt

by Kristin Hersh & Amanda Petrusich

"Friend, asshole, angel, mutant," singer-songwriter Vic Chesnutt "came along and made us gross and broken people seem . . . I dunno, cooler, I guess." A quadriplegic who could play only simple chords on his...

Desert Deacon: Pioneer Anglican Priest Journey

by Pam Halbert

Climb every mountain…

Find out how a fun-loving young girl was motivated to turn early life tragedy

and challenges into a life of freedom and ‘mountain top’ experience. Discover

how a strong faith, courage...

Henry Clay: America's Greatest Statesman

by Harlow Giles Unger

A compelling new biography of America's most powerful Speaker of the House, who held the divided nation together for three decades and who was Lincoln's guiding light

Kissinger: 1923-1968: The Idealist

by Niall Ferguson

The definitive biography of Henry Kissinger, based on unprecedented access to his private papers

No American statesman has been as revered or as reviled as Henry Kissinger. Once hailed as “Super K”—the...

My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes That Saved My Life

by Ruth Reichl

In the fall of 2009, the food world was rocked when Gourmet magazine was abruptly shuttered by its parent company. No one was more stunned by this unexpected turn of events than its beloved editor in chief,...

J. M. Coetzee and the Life of Writing: Face-to-face with Time

by David Attwell

A moving, insightful biography of the Nobel Laureate and a study of J. M. Coetzee’s work, illuminating the creation of his exceptional novels


J. M. Coetzee is one of the world’s most intriguing authors....

In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom

by Yeonmi Park

Yeonmi Park has told the harrowing story of her escape from North Korea as a child many times, but never before has she revealed the most intimate and devastating details of the repressive society she was raised...

Where Are They Buried?: How Did They Die?  Fitting Ends and Final Resting Places of the Famous, Infamous, and Noteworthy (Revised & Updated)

by Tod Benoit

This enlightening and browsable guide features more than 500 profiles of the lives, deaths, and final resting places of our most influential figures from sports, music, film, television, literature, and politics....

Jack Kemp: The Bleeding-Heart Conservative Who Changed America

by Morton Kondracke & Fred Barnes


The late 1970s were miserable for America. It was the...

Better: How I Let Go of Control, Held On to Hope, and Found Joy in My Darkest Hour

by Amy Robach

“I have breast cancer.” When Good Morning America anchor Amy Robach revealed her shocking diagnosis on live television in November 2013, the seasoned news reporter embarked on the most difficult and illuminating...

The New Tsar: The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin

by Steven Lee Myers

The epic tale of the rise to power of Russia's current president—the only complete biography in English – that fully captures his emergence from shrouded obscurity and deprivation to become one of the most...

I'll Never Write My Memoirs

by Grace Jones & Paul Morley

Iconic music and film legend Grace Jones gives an in-depth account of her stellar career, professional and personal life, and the signature look that catapulted her into the stardom stratosphere.

Grace Jones,...

New Old World

by Pallavi Aiyar

After several years documenting the rise of China, award-winning Indian journalist Pallavi Aiyar moved to Brussels, the headquarters of the European Union, to discover a Europe plagued by a financial crisis,...

Killing the Black Dog

by Les Murray

In 1988, shortly after moving from Sydney back to his birthplace in the rural New South Wales hamlet of Bunyah, Les Murray was struck with depression. In the months that followed, the "Black Dog" (as he calls...

In This Together

by Ann Romney

When Mitt and Ann Romney met in their late teens, a great American love story began. And their life together would be blessed: five healthy sons, financial security, and a home filled with joy. Despite the typical...

The Girl With Nine Wigs

by Sophie van der Stap

'It's Saturday and everything is different. No, I didn't go to the market this morning and I didn't have my usual coffee on Westerstraat. And no, I wasn't getting ready for a new semester at college. Next Monday,...