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- Scribner 1999; US$ 27.00
When Madeleine Korbel Albright was sworn in as secretary of state in January 1997, she made headlines around the world. She was the first woman to rise to the top tier of American government and had a reputation for defining foreign policy in blunt one-liners that voters could understand. When her Jewish heritage was disclosed, people were intrigued... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2002; US$ 16.00
1. Fuller compares the smell of Africa to "black tea, cut tobacco, fresh fire, old sweat, young grass." She describes "an explosion of day birds . . . a crashing of wings" and "the sound of heat. The grasshoppers and crickets sing and whine. Drying grass crackles. Dogs pant." How effective is the author in drawing the reader into her world with the... more...
- HarperCollins 2005; US$ 10.99
You are six years old. Every day after school your father takes you to a sprawling castle filled with exotic animals, bowls of candy, and half-naked women catering to your every need. Welcome to the world of Playground , the true story of a young girl who grew up inside the Playboy Mansion. By the time she was fourteen, she'd done countless drugs,... more...
- Scribner 2006; US$ 18.99
When she arrived in Iraq in May 2004 as the most junior member of the Washington Post bureau staff, Jackie Spinner entered a war zone where traditional reporting had become impossible. Bombs were a daily occurrence and kidnapping an ever-present threat for American journalists. Yet "the longer I stayed, the more Iraq felt like my home," she writes.... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.00
?I had always thought about driving a cab, just thought it?d be interesting and different, a good way to make money. But it always seemed like a fleeting whim, a funny idea, something I would never actually do.? In her late twenties and after a series of unsatisfying office jobs, Melissa Plaut decided she was going to stop worrying about what to do... more...
- HarperCollins 2007; US$ 12.99
According to her colorful Mami Dearest, the life of young Gigi Anders will be simple if she can remember three maxims?be pretty, get married, and always drink TaB. Thus begins her instruction in the art of being a lady and the side effects of falling in love. As the granddaughter of Eastern European and Russian shtetl-reared grandparents who immigrated... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 12.95
?Tell anyone who asks that you?re half-black and half-white, just like David Hasselhoff from Knight Rider.??Angela?s mother ?Love has no color,? insist Angela Nissel?s parents, but does it have a clue? In this candid, funny, and poignant memoir, Angela recounts growing up biracial in Philadelphia?moving back and forth between black inner-city schools... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95
Diana Abu-Jaber?s vibrant, humorous memoir weaves together stories of being raised by a food-obsessed Jordanian father with tales of Lake Ontario shish kabob cookouts and goat stew feasts under Bedouin tents in the desert. These sensuously evoked repasts, complete with recipes, in turn illuminate the two cultures of Diana's childhood?American and Jordanian?while... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 19.00
When Salon.com published Faulkner Fox?s article on motherhood, ?What I Learned from Losing My Mind,? the response was so overwhelming that Salon reran the piece twice. The experience made Faulkner realize that she was not alone?that the country is full of women who are anxious and conflicted about their roles as mothers and wives. In Dispatches from... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.95
For many years, heartache prevented Nahid Rachlin from turning her sharp novelist's eye inward: to tell the story of how her own life diverged from that of her closest confidante and beloved sister, Pari. Growing up in Iran, both refused to accept traditional Muslim mores, and dreamed of careers in literature and on the stage. Their lives changed abruptly... more...