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New Arrivals - Biography
Filled with sketches and specially commissioned photographs of her large-scale tattoos, and drawing on stories from her own life and the lives of her clients, the renowned artist writes candidly about her greatest desires, fears, successes, and failures.
The daughter of the late host of "The Twilight Zone" shares personal photos, revealing letters, and scenes of his childhood, war years, and their family's time together, celebrating her relationship with this visionary storyteller and humanist.
The true story of Theodore Roosevelt's harrowing 1914 exploration of one of the most dangerous rivers on earth, a black, uncharted tributary of the Amazon that snakes through one of the most treacherous jungles in the world. Indians armed with poison-tipped arrows haunt its shadows; piranhas glide through its waters; boulder-strewn rapids turn the river into a roiling cauldron. After his humiliating election defeat in 1912, Roosevelt set his sights on the most punishing physical challenge he could find, the first descent of an unmapped tributary of the Amazon. He and his men faced an unbelievable series of hardships, losing their canoes and supplies to punishing whitewater rapids, and enduring starvation, Indian attack, disease, drowning, and a murder within their own ranks. Three men died, and Roosevelt was brought to the brink of suicide. Yet he accomplished a feat so great that many at the time refused to believe it.--From publisher description.
Traces the author's harrowing fourteen-month existence as a Jewish-Polish survivor who found refuge in the sewers of Lvov and was helped by Leopold Socha, who risked his life to bring food and supplies to her family.
Presents a narrative exploration of the health-care crisis in inner-city communities as drawn from the author's experiences as an emergency room resident in the Newark community where he grew up, in an account that illuminates the complicated human realities behind the statistics.
"Shot" is an intimate portrait of a young woman's sudden transition to type one diabetes and a life of insulin dependence. Treatment for a routine infection one Monday morning yielded, with stunning speed, to a glucose monitor, test strips, and a life-altering diagnosis. In "Shot", Amy Ryan shows what it really takes to live with and manage an incurable disease. She charts the essential duties that keep her stable while revealing the daily concerns, the simple rewards and victories, the fears of highs and lows, and the psychological strain of depending on herself, a drug, and a network of health care providers to stay alive with diabetes. She also tells of managing her high-risk pregancy. People who manage life-threatening diseases will recognize their own struggles in Amy's compelling story. The millions who care for and support family, friends, or patients with diabetes will have their eyes opened to the human side of living with a chronic condition..."--Jacket.
The author shares ninety years of reminiscences from his private life as a son, husband and father, and from his public life as a comedian, actor, director, TV writer and author.
Through his journeys around the world, Jeff Evans has learned the secrets of effective leadership and teamwork. Inside this book, you'll get a first-hand account of a life of adventure, along with the lessons learned on the way.
In her autobiography, Ping Fu tells her story as she lived it--from child soldier and political prisoner to a CEO and "Inc." magazine's Entrepreneur of the Year.
Buechner's memoir of faith, family, and friendship that candidly discusses a wide range of personal subjects, including his father's suicide and the recent death of his only brother
"Shy Keenan was not meant to survive her childhood. Her mother beat her so severely that she was deaf and nearly blind by her first day in school. Her stepsister thought nothing of pouring boiling water over her, and virtually every day she was raped by her stepfather. At age 10 she was sold to a gang of dockworkers, viciously attacked, and left for dead in a field with a fractured skull. Today, Shy is an internationally respected advocate in the fight for justice for victims of child sexual abuse. Six years ago, her testimony secured the imprisonment of her stepfather and his associates for a catalogue of crimes against children. This success was achieved only after a journey through extensive psychiatric care, prison, and near-suicide. Shy's experiences expose the extreme wickedness of which some are capable, but also tell a story of hope, strength, and courage"--From publisher description.
The bassist for the band Joy Division, the godfathers of alternative rock who reinvented music in the post-punk era, recounts how four young men from Manchester rose from the punk scene to create music that would define a generation.
Presented in the style of a tabloid exposé, a self-deprecating assessment of the comedian's life offers insight into the darker aspects of his personality while arguing that the genius attributed to his career has been mostly illusory.
An expansion of the author's controversial column in Vogue magazine describes her family's efforts to help her clinically obese, seven-year-old daughter to lose weight, recounting how their progress was challenged by judgmental and conflicting detractors.
Draws on exclusive interviews as well as previously unavailable archives to illuminate the writer's life outside of her relationship with Ted Hughes, offering insight into her poetry and prose while revealing the origins of her unique style.
A memoir of the friendship between the author and a much older Holocaust survior.
A powerful executive in the music industry recounts how a street kid from the Bronx became music's most creative and successful CEO, sharing details about his marriage to Mariah Carey and dealings with the biggest icons in music.
Documents the life and work of the photographer Royal W. (Roland) Reed, who in the early years of the 20th century photographed the Ojibwe in Minnesota; the Blackfeet, Piegan, Flathead, Cheyenne, and Blood in northern Montana and southern Canada; and the Navajo and Hopi in Arizona.
A history of the legendary Old West outlaw duo traces their numerous daring robberies before new technologies and advancing civilization rendered their methods ineffective, sharing insight into their flight to South America and reports about their mysterious deaths.
A singer and songwriter recounts his life and career, beginning from his teenage performances in dive bars and playing to provide for his family, through selling more than fifty-three million albums and singles worldwide.
"A memoir of making these essential relationships work in the face of challenges as natural as weather and as unnatural as corporate politics, her book is a firsthand history of getting in at the "ground level" of organic farming. One of the first certified organic produce farms in the Midwest, the Diffleys' Gardens of Eagan helped to usher in a new kind of green revolution in the heart of America's farmland, supplying their roadside stand and a growing number of local food co-ops. This is a story of a world transformed--and reclaimed--one square acre at a time" - Publisher description.