A Harvard classics professor and expert on Bob Dylan expands on his popular seminar in a full-length, meditative examination of the Nobel Prize-winning lyricist's enduring influence, sharing insights into Dylan's formative experiences against a backdrop of western and classical literature. 100,000 first printing.
Explores the life and times of the literary master against a backdrop of turbulent globalization, detailing his experiences as a sailor, the role of new imperialism on his views, and the inspirations for his four greatest works.
A chronicle of the vice president's experiences in the most momentous and challenging year of his life describes how in 2015 he struggled to balance the requirements of his job with the realities of his eldest son's failing health, a challenge marked by international crises, his growing friendship with Barack Obama and his deepening perspectives on his family ties.
A Jesuit priest and founder of Homeboy Industries traces his experiences of working with gangs in Los Angeles for three decades, sharing what his efforts have taught him about faith, compassion, and the enduring power of radical kinship.
A portrait of the thirty-second president focuses on his career as a politician and dealmaker whose unusual skills served to unite divided factions, initiate essential reforms, and transform America into an international superpower.
A portrait of the lead singer and songwriter for the Velvet Underground cites his foundational role in the alternative rock genre while examining the contradictions, reinventions and extremes that marked his personal and professional endeavors. 75,000 first printing.
A visual biography of Barack Obama's presidency, captured in detail by his White House photographer, includes images documenting the most consequential hours of the Obama administration as well as the 44th president's encounters with world leaders, cultural figures and family members.
Shares tales of the authors' childhood and rise to fame, from their years modeling and acting to their first house purchase at the age of eighteen and their rise to become the hosts of "Property Brothers" and other popular HGTV shows.
An author and essayist delves into her relationship with her father, a wine lover, by tracing his infatuation with the potent potable—from a glass he drank in Paris in 1927 to the one he had on his 80th birthday.
The Guardian columnist and This American Life social commentator presents a series of essays about the qualities of a comedic feminist and her experiences of coming of age in a popular culture that is hostile to plus-sized women who speak their minds.
"From the great historian of the American Revolution, NYT-bestselling and Pulitzer-winning Gordon Wood, comes a majestic dual biography of two of America's most enduringly fascinating figures, whose partnership helped birth a nation, and whose subsequentfalling out did much to fix its course. Thomas Jefferson and John Adams could scarcely have come from more different worlds, or been more different in temperament. Jefferson, the optimist with enough faith in the innate goodness of his fellow man to be democracy's champion, was an aristocratic Southern slaveowner, while Adams, the overachiever from New England's rising middling classes, painfully aware he was no aristocrat, was a skeptic about popular rule and a defender of a more elitist view of government. They worked closely in the crucible of revolution, crafting the Declaration of Independence and leading, with Franklin, the diplomatic effort that brought France into the fight. But ultimately, their profound differences would lead to a fundamental crisis, in their friendship and in the nation writ large, as they became the figureheads of two entirely new forces, the first American political parties. It was a bitter breach, lasting through the presidential administrations of both men, and beyond"—
An actor, podcaster and sports personality uses his signature smack-talk style to assess what is wrong in professional athletics today, sharing irreverent observations on everything from Tiger Woods' need to stay virile for the sake of his game to the author's unrequited crush on Mary Lou Retton.
For more than thirty years, Patience Gray — author of the celebrated cookbook Honey from a Weed — lived in a remote area of Puglia in southernmost Italy. She lived without electricity, modern plumbing, or a telephone, grew much of her own food, and gathered and ate wild plants alongside her neighbors in this economically impoverished region. In Fasting and Feasting, biographer Adam Federman tells her story.
The best-selling author of That Is All presents a memoir of his cursed travels through the woods of Massachusetts and coastal Maine, describing his midlife transformation from an idealistic youth to an eccentric family man and his observations on such subjects as the horror of freshwater clams and the evolutionary purpose of the mustache.
An official White House photographer presents a collection of photographs of Michelle Obama—many never before seen—paired with personal reflections and behind-the-scenes stories.
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.
A powerful collection of essays on gender, sexuality, race, beauty, Hollywood and the realities of modern women also includes the author's wrenching experiences as a survivor of sexual assault, in a volume that seeks to raise awareness about the needs of victims of sexual violence.
The best-selling author of such novels as The Joy Luck Club presents an intimate memoir on her life as a writer that explores formative experiences from her childhood and her evolving perspectives on the symbiotic relationship between fiction and emotional memory. 200,000 first printing.