New York Times-bestselling author and senior reporter at Reuters David K. Randall shares The King and Queen of Malibu: The True Story of the Battle for Paradise. The story of Malibu ranges from the halls of Harvard to the Old West in New Mexico to the beginnings of San Francisco’s counter culture amid the Gilded Age, and culminates in the glamour of early Hollywood all during the brief sliver of history in which the advent of railroads and the automobile traversed a beckoning American frontier and anything seemed possible.
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Award-winning journalist Kara Platoni discusses her fascinating exploration of sensory science, We Have the Technology: How Biohackers, Foodies, Physicians, and Scientists Are Transforming Human Perception, One Sense at a Time. With a Starred Review from Publisher’s Weekly, We Have the Technology introduces us to researchers who are changing the way we experience the world, and offers essential insights into the nature and possibilities of human experience.
Internationally-bestselling author Helen MacDonald discusses her works H is For Hawk and Shaler's Fish: Poems.
Edgar Award-nominee Lyndsay Faye shares her latest work, Jane Steele. A reimagining of Jane Eyre as a gutsy, heroic serial killer, from the author whose work The New York Times described as riveting and The Wall Street Journal called thrilling.
Founding editor of The Baffler and a monthly columnist for Harper's, Thomas Frank discusses Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People?
It is a widespread belief among liberals that if only Democrats can continue to dominate national elections, if only those awful Republicans are beaten into submission, the country will be on the right course.
Critically acclaimed writer and poet Amy Gottlieb shares her stunning debut work of literary fiction, The Beautiful Possible. Spanning seventy years and several continents, this enthralling novel tells the braided love story of three unforgettable characters.
Becky Taylor and Dena Taylor share their collaborative memoir about a girl who has a quirky mind, an eccentric family, and cerebral palsy. The girl is Becky, and the book is called Tell Me the Number before Infinity. The title comes from the girl’s answer to her father’s question to her when she was four years old on whether infinity is an odd or an even number. This story of Becky’s life is written in two voices, from two perspectives: Becky’s and her mother’s.
Award-winning broadcast journalist and editor of the Buddhist journal Inquiring Mind, Wes Nisker shares You Are Not Your Fault and Other Revelations. Compiling for the first time, his best known essays as well as a selection of recent and never before published work, Wes takes readers on both a cultural journey (a tour through the sixties, through the modern environmental movement, the surge of Buddhism to the West) and a more personal one, exploring the motivation behind humanity s search for spiritual enlightenment.
Writer, director, actor, and performance artist Lisa Kotin shares her unabashed and hilarious memoir, My Confection: Odyssey of a Sugar Addict. Original and surprisingly affecting, this portrait of a sugar addict has nothing to do with losing weight or getting fit but rather with coming out of the (sugar) closet, finding allies who understand, and learning how to live healthfully, in spite of her compulsion.
Juan F. Thompson discusses his truly unique life story with Stories I Tell Myself: Growing Up with Hunter S. Thompson. Juan F. Thompson tells the story of his father and of their getting to know each other during their forty-one fraught years together. He writes of the many dark times, of how far they ricocheted away from each other, and of how they found their way back before it was too late.