Recounts the Web personality's painful adolescence as an overweight girl who was constantly teased by peers, describing her unsuccessful diet attempts, her frustrating sessions with a weight-loss doctor, and the life lessons she learned during a summer at a weight-reduction camp. By the author of Straight Up and Dirty. 75,000 first printing.
Explores the general disillusionment and discontent that pervades Americans' lives, arguing that the turmoil that followed the 1960s collided with the media and technology revolution at the end of the twentieth century to create a cultural and ethical overload.
Analyzes the complex social, physical, psychological, and technical factors that dictate how traffic works, why we drive the way we do, and what our driving reveals about us, discussing the unintended consequences of attempts to engineer safety.
One of the world's leading neuroscientists explores how best to understand the human condition by examining the biological, psychological, and highly social nature of our species within the social context of our lives.
An assessment of how the endangered statuses of predatory animals reflect the planet's ecological health draws direct links between dwindling numbers of great cats, flying raptors, and giant fish and threatening increases in wild herd populations, insects, and disease.
An anthology of seminal American environmental writing from the past two centuries considers their influence on the ways in which people view the natural world and includes pieces by such figures as Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, and John James Audubon.
Two Washington, D.C., defense reporters document their findings during a tour of nuclear weapons facilities throughout the country, in an account that addresses such topics as whether or not nuclear weapons are still on alert in America, Iran's actual nuclear pursuits, and Dick Cheney's personal "undisclosed location" of choice. 30,000 first printing.
A lighthearted encyclopedic volume of modern sex terms features essays, anecdotes, and cultural definitions for approximately one hundred entries, in an alphabetically organized resource that includes writing excerpts by such figures as Steve Almond, Patricia Marx, and Phillip Lopate. 30,000 first printing.
"Examines the unholy alliance between a new breed of corrupt televangelists and the Republican Party, which is eagerly courting 'values voters' in the nation's largest megachurches."—Publisher's description
A World Bank and WHO advisor and epidemiologist presents an assessment of the factors influencing international AIDS prevention, in a report that makes recommendations about how to more appropriately allocate tax funds and draws on interviews with a wide range of contributors, from Indonesian transsexuals to Chinese prostitutes.
Reveals the secrets of diet, behavior, fitness, and attitude collected from long-lived communities around the world, revealing the critical everyday lifestyle choices and behavior that correspond to a longer, healthier life.