An NPR correspondent took a job as a cab driver in China and offered free rides to those willing to engage in honest conversation in order to paint a more accurate picture of this rapidly changing country. 25,000 first printing.
In an illuminating Alpine trek though the Swiss peaks, the author, drawing on two separate journeys—one when he was 19 and one 17 years later —channels the spirit of Freidrich Nietzche as he searches for meaning. By the author of American Philosophy: A Love 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.
The best-selling author of Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? presents an uproarious graphic-novel tribute to Manhattan that reflects on the culture clash between her rural-raised children and herself, sharing zany and occasionally practical advice on subjects ranging from sidewalk gum wads to navigating honeycombed grids.
A former New Yorker editor chronicles her quest to overcome the convergence of the sudden loss of her brother, being dumped by her fiance, and being evicted from her apartment by cooking her way across the country while staying with friends and family.
Explores the world of the Chãateau de l'Horizon on the French Riviera from the 1920s to 1960, relating the activities of both the aristocracy and Hollywood celebrities who lived and partied there.
The author of The Conundrum presents a revelatory account of where our water comes from and where it goes, examining the complicated human-made ecosystem of waterways, reservoirs, power plants, fracking sites and farms that contribute to shortage issues in the western United States.