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Year of the Monkey

From the National Book Award winning author of Just Kids and M Train, a profound, beautifully realized memoir in which dreams and reality are vividly woven into a tapestry of one transformative year Following a run of New Year s concerts at San Francisco s legendary Fill, Patti Smith finds hers

Monster, She Wrote: The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction

Meet the women writers who defied convention to craft some of literature s strangest tales, from Frankenstein to The Haunting of Hill House and beyond Frankenstein was just the beginning horror stories and other weird fiction wouldn t exist without the women who created it From Gothic ghost stori

Renia's Diary: A Holocaust Journal

The long hidden diary of a young Polish woman s last days during the Holocaust, translated for the first time into English, with a foreword from American Holocaust historian Deborah Lipstadt Renia Spiegel was a young girl from an upper middle class Jewish family living on an estate in Stawki, Polan

The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company

A grand vision defined The CEO of Disney, one of Time s most influential people of 2019, shares the ideas and values he embraced to reinvent one of the most beloved companies in the world and inspire the people who bring the magic to life Robert Iger became CEO of The Walt Disney Company in 2005,

Yale Needs Women

If Yale was going to keep its standing as one of the top two or three colleges in the nation, the availability of women was an amenity it could no longer do without In the summer of 1969, from big cities to small towns, young women across the country sent in applications to Yale University for th

Motherhood So White: A Memoir of Race, Gender, and Parenting in America

In America, Mother White That s what Nefertiti, a single African American woman, discovered when she decided she wanted to adopt a Black baby boy out of the foster care system Eager to finally join the motherhood ranks, Nefertiti was shocked when people started asking her why she wanted to adopt

How to Be a Family: The Year I Dragged My Kids Around the World to Find a New Way to Be Together

In this refreshingly relatable Outside memoir, Slate editor Dan Kois sets out with his family on a journey around the world to change their lives together What happens when one frustrated dad turns his kids lives upside down in search of a new way to be a family Dan Kois and his wife always d

Poisoner in Chief: Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA Search for Mind Control

The bestselling author of All the Shah s Men and The Brothers tells the astonishing story of the man who oversaw the CIA s secret drug and mind control experiments of the 1950s and 60s.The visionary chemist Sidney Gottlieb was the CIA s master magician and gentlehearted torturer the agency s poiso

A Guest of the Reich

Thrilling An intimate spy story, as though a dear friend is taking us along on her misadventure behind Nazi lines Bill Dedman, author of the 1 New York Times bestseller Empty Mansions From the co author of The Zhivago Affair, a finalist for the National Books Critics Circle Award, comes the dr

My Time Among the Whites: Notes from an Unfinished Education

From the author of Make Your Home Among Strangers, essays on being an accidental American an incisive look at the edges of identity for a woman of color in a society centered on whiteness In this sharp and candid collection of essays, critically acclaimed writer and first generation American Jenni

Diamond Doris: The True Story of the World's Most Notorious Jewel Thief

Soon to be a Major Motion Picture In the ebullient spirit of Ocean s 8, The Heist, and Thelma Louise, a sensational and entertaining memoir of the world s most notorious jewel thief a woman who defied society s prejudices and norms to carve her own path, stealing from elite jewelers to live her dr

Sontag: Her Life and Work

One of the New York Times 17 New Books to Watch For in September One of the Washington Post s Ten Books to Read this September One of O magazine s 18 Must Read Books of Fall 2019 The definitive portrait of one of the American Century s most towering intellectuals her writing and her radical though