The author, a professional anthropologist, compares the behavior of the wealthy mothers of the Upper East Side in New York City that she lived among to primate social behavior, with its rules and rituals about dominance, display, hierarchy, mating practices, physical adornment, and anxiety.
In his memoir, Joseph Kim recounts his story of survival in North Korea, of his escape and rescue by activists and Christian missionaries, and the life he builds in the United States.
The star of Parks and Recreation pays tribute to inspiring mischief makers, from George Washington to Willie Nelson, and shares his views on religion, handcrafting and meat.
A discussion of America's ongoing pursuit of thin body types analyzes the negative consequences of critical messages targeting plus-sized young people, collecting autobiographical narratives by individuals whose lives have been compromised by unhealthy recommendations and discrimination.
Sam Quinones' account of addiction, marketing and the making of an epidemic weaves together the story of Purdue Pharma's campaign to market OxyContin while a massive influx of black tar heroin took the county by storm.
Presents a narrative history of President Andrew Jackson and Cherokee Chief John Ross — two heroic, yet tragically opposed men whose actions decided the fate of states and Indian nations in America at a moment of transition.
Examining the history behind the infamous War of the Worlds radio drama, the author draws upon the hundreds of letters sent directly to Orson Welles after the broadcast, revealing its true aftermath.
An account of the 2011 massacre in Norway delves into the killer's troubled childhood to trace his descent from a privileged and gifted youth to a terrorist, offering insights into his radical beliefs against a backdrop of the country's famously peaceful politics. Translated from the Norwegian by Sarah Death.