Inveterate truth teller McCarthy provides a funny, often poignant, and no-holds-barred look at the essence of relationships: love and sex.
Ioan Grillo presents a sobering report on how Mexican drug gangs are threatening democracy. He evaluates key debates in Washington; traces the radical transformations of drug cartels throughout the past decade; and provides coverage of the cartels' massive production farms and formidable paramilitary death squads.
Tony Horwitz chronicles the 1859 raid by radical abolitionist John Brown, his children and a guerilla band on Harpers Ferry. Horwitz reveals how Brown's acts, deemed terrorism by the South, prompted a counterattack by Robert E. Lee and galvanized Northern supporters during Lincoln's election campaign.
Documents the stories of the women behind the famous multiple-personality-disorder case, contending that a large portion of the story was fabricated by a willing patient, her psychiatrist, and an ambitious journalist.
The first book to identify demographically proven "happiness hotspots" worldwide documents the happiest people on Earth and reveals how people can create their own happy zones.
A critical and comprehensive exploration of the influential Broadway musical analyzes West Side Story against a backdrop of its cultural period while considering its reflection of both classical Shakespeare conflicts and modern youth issues.
Analyzes the growing metropolis of Karachi, Pakistan, including the importance of regional stability to American security interests, the terrorist bombing of a Shia religious procession, and the challenging religious, ethnic and political divides.