Reveals the deeply complicated, gregarious and eccentric man whose darkly hilarious and whimsically morbid art filled over a hundred books and illustrated the works of Samuel Beckett, T.S. Eliot, Edward Lear, John Updike and Bram Stoker.
An award-winning memoirist describes her experience with insomnia and the lows and highs brought about by sleeplessness and illuminates the condition with material from literature, art, philosophy, psychology, pop culture and more.
Collects recipes from an acclaimed chef that yield just a single serving, including such dishes as smoky eggplant and scallion frittata, chicken tagine with couscous, duck ragáu, chicken pho and salmon with mushrooms in dashi.
The You Must Remember This podcaster and author of Hollywood Frame by Frame draws on the stories of iconic actresses to reveal how Howard Hughes' obsessions with sex, power and publicity made and destroyed Hollywood careers. 60,000 first printing.
Delves into the 1922 case of the Ilford murder, which resulted in the hanging death of the perpetrator, Freddy Bywaters, as well as the victim's wife, who was guilty only of having a romantic relationship with the suspect.
A distinguished biologist presents a natural history of the wilderness in everyday homes, revealing the presence of some 200,000 species, from shower microbes to cupboard moths, including many who benefit human health. 25,000 first printing.
The founder of the popular online book club curates a collection of original essays from today's best black female voices, including Jesmyn Ward, Lynn Nottage, Jacqueline Woodson, Gabourey Sidibe, Morgan Jerkins, Tayari Jones and Rebecca Walker.
An intimate and uplifting memoir by the former First Lady chronicles the experiences that have shaped her remarkable life, from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago through her setbacks and achievements in the White House.
The author of The Maximum Security Book Club presents an investigation into the suspicious death of Rey Rivera at the once-grand Belvedere hotel, sharing insights into the victim's probable murder and the unsettling roles of fellow patrons.
The author of The Gnostic Gospels draws on personal experiences and the perspectives of neurologists, anthropologists and historians to illuminate the enduring capacity of faith in explaining and meeting the challenges of the 21st century. 200,000 first printing.
Argues that issues surrounding fugitive slaves is what truly drove the North and South to Civil War and explains the history behind how this happened.
An acclaimed poet and critic, through luminous essays, considers how poets start out, how they learn to hear themselves and how they create lasting work, tracing the poetic development of the works of Sylvia Plath, John Ashbery and Louise Gluck, among others. Original.
The co-creator and co-star of Broad City presents an uproarious collection of anecdotes and reflections on her career, her relationships and her decision to undertake a solo cross-country driving tour. 250,000 first printing.
Describes the life and tragic death of the accomplished war correspondent, who lost an eye reporting in Sri Lanka during its civil war; interviewed Gaddafi twice; and covered conflicts in Chechnya, Kosovo and Zimbabwe in her fearless and iconoclastic style.
A new volume of unpublished and uncollected stories, essays, lectures, letters, and other writings by the renowned author of "The Lottery" and "The Haunting of Hill House" includes pieces reflecting on the literary process and family life.
The veteran journalist and author of the best-selling The Silicon Boys presents a cautionary behind-the-scenes portrait of the Supreme Court and the secret world of its Justices, arguing that their decisions in landmark cases are subverting democracy.
"Everyone knows the story of the murder of young Emmett Till. In August 1955, the fourteen-year-old Chicago boy was murdered in Mississippi for having—supposedly—flirted with a white woman named Carolyn Bryant, who was working behind the counter of a store. Emmett was taken from the home of a relative later that night by white men; three days later, his naked body was recovered in the Tallahatchie River, weighed down by a cotton-gin fan. Till's killers were acquitted, but details of what had happened to him became public; the story gripped the country and sparked outrage.It continues to turn. The murder has been the subject of books and documentaries, rising and falling in number with anniversaries and tie-ins, and shows no sign of letting up. The Tillmurder continues to haunt the American conscience. Fifty years later, in 2005, the FBI reopened the case. New papers and testimony have come to light, and several participants, including Till's mother, Mamie Till Mobley, have published autobiographies. Using this new evidence and a broadened historical context, Elliott Gorn delves into facets of the case never before studied and considers how and why the story of Emmett Till still resonates, and likely always will. Even as it marked a turning point, Gornshows, hauntingly, it reveals how old patterns of thought and behavior linger in new faces, and how deeply embedded racism in America remains. Gorn does full justice to both Emmett and the Till Case—the boy and the symbol—and shows how and why their intersection illuminates a number of crossroads: of north and south, black and white, city and country, industrialization and agriculture, rich and poor, childhood and adulthood."—Provided by publisher.