The Pakistani immigrant turned U.S. citizen, Gold Star parent and popular DNC speaker documents the story of his family's pursuit of the American dream, urging readers to respond to today's tumultuous challenges by stepping forward and advocating on behalf of what they find most important.
Presents the story of a father and son's transformative shared journey in reading in the wake of the father's late-in-life enrollment in his son's undergraduate seminar, where the two engaged in debates over how to interpret Homer's classic masterpiece.
A revelatory assessment of America's pre-kindergarten system draws on cutting-edge research in early childhood education to argue that quality pre-K programs have proven long-term benefits, citing examples of the most effective programs while sharing the stories of schools and families who have struggled to find a system that works well.
A collection of advice on everything from infidelity and grief to marital boredom and financial hardships from Cheryl Strayed's popular "Dear Sugar" column in the online magazine The Rumpus.
Minna Zallman Proctor's Landslide is a captivating collection of interconnected personal essays. These "true stories" explore the author's complicated relationship with her mother — who was diagnosed with cancer at age 57 and died fifteen years later — and the ways in which their connection was long the "prime mover" in Proctor's life.
An evocative memoir on the impact of addiction on a family traces the author's experiences as the sibling of Hans K. Rausing, whose wife died of a drug overdose in 2012 amid tabloid speculation and difficult questions about responsibility and control in the face of a destructive disease.
A memoir of loss, friendship, and literature explores how the author and her husband, devastated by the deaths of family members and the loss of their home in Hurricane Katrina, established a reading group with friends who also endured difficult life setbacks.
This book sifts through today's misinformation to counsel parents on how to understand the actual risks and benefits of the human body's microbiome system, explaining its role in disease and health so that caregivers can make informed choices for their children.
A look at fatherhood from the director, writer, and actor from "The Boss" and "Tammy" combines stories about his own larger-than-life dad and how his experiences raising two daughters with wife Melissa McCarthy have been shaped by his childhood.
Citing the misguided parenting and government programs that over-protect today's youth, leaving them ill-equipped to handle the demands of the real world, a guide to raising self-reliant young adults explains how to reinstate formative experiences from first jobs and delayed gratification to eating correctly and leaving home.
Presents the stories of seven different families whose illnesses pushed the limits of known medical science, including a child who beat his severe food allergies with unconventional therapy and a child with ADHD who improved his life through diet.
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.