From Hollywood's Elite to Wall Street's Billionaire Boys Club, My High-Stakes Adventure in the World of Underground Poker
Reveals how the author ran an exclusive, high-stakes underground poker game in Hollywood where hundreds of millions of dollars were won and lost, until it came crashing down around her and she lost the glamourous life she had created for herself.
The Pen Center USA Literary Award for Research Nonfiction-winning authors of Dallas 1963 present an account of Timothy Leary's 1970 prison escape and run from the law, detailing the events that led to his incarceration, his support by the terrorist group Weather Underground and his targeting by Richard Nixon. 25,000 first printing.
A memoir by an award-winning paleobiologist traces her childhood in her father's laboratory, her longtime relationship with a brilliant but wounded colleague and the remarkable discoveries they have made both in the lab and during extensive field research assignments.
The stand-up comedian and co-star of The Carmichael Show presents a humorous collection of autobiographical essays that reflect her disadvantaged youth as a foster child in South Central Los Angeles, her discovery of her talent for comedy and her struggles with gender, race and class boundaries in the entertainment industry.
A culinary historian look at six famous women through the lens of food and cooking, exploring what these women ate and how their attitudes toward food offer surprising new insights into their lives.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the Bascombe novels presents a memoir in two parts on the lives of his parents in the Depression-era South that explores their motivations and dreams, his traveling salesman father's early death and the family's transient lives in a series of hotels. 200,000 first printing.
A memoir by a therapist specializing in manipulation and psychological control describes her harrowing upbringing by fanatic parents, who raised her in isolation through traumatic disciplinary exercises designed to "eliminate weakness," recounting how she eventually escaped with the help of an outsider.
In this memoir recounting every parent's worst nightmare, a literary stylist on par with powerhouses such as Raymond Chandler and Norman Maclean offers a balm for the many families who have suffered unthinkable loss.
Drawing on accounts by the people who visited Ezra Pound at St. Elizabeth's Hospital for the Insane—including T. S. Eliot, Elizabeth Bishop and William Carlos Williams—the author of Bomber Country chronicles the decade that Pound spent in the institution after being accused of treason.
A revelatory new portrait of Robert F. Kennedy by the anchor of MSNBC's Hardball depicts him as a perpetual family underdog, sharing insights into his decision to join the military as a common sailor, his ability to connect with voters from all walks of life and his assassination during his 1968 campaign.
The Microsoft interdisciplinary scientist credited with popularizing virtual reality reflects on his lifelong relationship with technology, showing VR's ability to illuminate and amplify how the brain and body connect to the world.
Chronicles the intertwined stories of Woodrow Wilson and Vladimir Lenin, revealing how their crucial decisions changed world politics and spread disruptive ideologies that continue to influence the modern world.
The photographer who was a trusted friend to and long-time collaborator with Prince presents 250 photos of the late artist, taken between 2001 and 2010, that provide never-before-seen glimpses into his personal and professional life.
A Harvard classics professor and expert on Bob Dylan expands on his popular seminar in a full-length, meditative examination of the Nobel Prize-winning lyricist's enduring influence, sharing insights into Dylan's formative experiences against a backdrop of western and classical literature. 100,000 first printing.