A nostalgic ramble through classic children's literature by a Vanity Fair contributing editor explores the stories of forefront authors and illustrators while revealing the wisdom that can be found in masterpieces ranging from The Cat in the Hat and Charlotte's Web to Goodnight Moon and The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
The critic and correspondent for NPR Music explores the history of American popular music as an erotic art form, from 19th-century New Orleans and the Jazz Age in New York, to the screaming teens that welcomed The Beatles and modern day web-based performers. 75,000 first printing.
A raucous follow-up to If Chins Could Kill shares all-new confessions by the actor best known from the Evil Dead film series and the Ash vs. Evil Dead and Burn Notice TV series, covering the past decade of his experiences in acting and on the Wizard World convention circuit.
The true story of a man who was wrongly convicted of rape and sent to prison for life, who worked tirelessly for 24 years to prove his innocence and finally founded North Carolina's Innocence Inquiry Commission to help others in similar predicaments.
Describes the life of L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt, who is the world's richest women, and the scandal surrounding her and her fortune that involves an accused con man, artist, and photographer, as well as supposed political payoffs and World War II secrets.
"An ICU and Palliative Care specialist featured in the Netflix documentary Extremis offers a framework for a better way to exit life that will change our medical culture at the deepest level In medical school, no one teaches you how to let a patient die. Jessica Zitter became a doctor because she wanted to be a hero. She elected to specialize in critical care—to become an ICU physician—and imagined herself swooping in to rescue patients from the brink of death. But then during her first code she found herself cracking the ribs of a patient so old and frail it was unimaginable he would ever come back to life. She began to question her choice. Extreme Measures charts Zitter's journey from wanting to be one kind of hero to becoming another—a doctor who prioritizes the patient's values and preferences in an environment where the default choice is the extreme use of technology. In our current medical culture, the old and the ill are put on what she terms the End-of-Life Conveyor belt. They are intubated, catheterized, and even shelved away in care facilities to suffer their final days alone, confused, and often in pain. In her work Zitter has learned what patients fear more than death itself : the prospect of dying badly. She builds bridges between patients and caregivers, formulates plans to allay patients' pain and anxiety, and enlists the support of loved ones so that life can end well, even beautifully. Filled with rich patient stories that make a compelling medical narrative, Extreme Measures enlarges the national conversation as it thoughtfully and compassionately examines an experience that defines being human."—
The author of An Anatomy of Addiction traces the story of brothers Harvey and Will Kellogg, one of whom became a revered doctor and founder of the famous Battle Creek Sanitarium, the other of whom founded the Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Company, which eventually became General Mills.
Documents the story of Lincoln's controversial secretary of war, Edwin Stanton, detailing his role in raising the Union army, directing military movements, imposing penalties on Confederates, and organizing the search for assassin John Wilkes Booth.
The best-selling author of The Evolution of God philosophically explains how the human mind evolved to channel anxiety, depression, anger and greed and how a healthy practice of Buddhist meditation can promote clarity and alleviate suffering.
A California girl with wanderlust whose opposites-attract relationship with a homebody writer was significantly compromised by an unplanned pregnancy describes how their baby's serious health disorder prompted the couple to reevaluate their views of family and what they were willing to risk for their child's health.
Inside the Tailgating, Ticket-Scalping, Mascot-Racing, Dubiously Funded, and Possibly Haunted Monuments of American Sport
An exploration of the modern American sports stadium traces the stories of iconic stadiums and fields as well as the rowdy customs that have become related traditions, from scalper turf wars and tailgate parties to fighter-jet flyovers and death-defying halftime shows.
A language expert explains how the use of emoji in our daily communications isn't taking mankind back to the dark ages of illiteracy, but rather helps fulfill an important function by adding emotional voice, tone and nuance to text and emails.
A sports journalist relates the story of Ivy League freshman and track star Maddy Holleran, who seemingly had it all and succeeded at everything she tried, but who secretly grappled with mental illness before taking her own life during the spring semester.
A "New Yorker" staff writer shares a hopeful memoir of her own experiences with devastating loss to council fellow survivors about the healing aspects of accepting difficult life challenges that are beyond one's control.