The title is a bit of a misnomer. The subtitle is more accurate.
Taking a one-year sabbatical off from a high-flying advertising career to explore the potential of a range of minimum-wage jobs might not be a possibility, or even a vaguely conceived idea for ever
Through at least the first third of the 20th century, segregation prevented many talented African American performers from working in high-paying white-owned nightclubs and similar lucrative venues
Biographer Michael Feeney Callan gives a strong indication of what we may expect from his new work, an exhaustively researched volume on the career of actor, filmmaker, and champion of independent
Tiny Terror: Why Truman Capote (Almost) Wrote Answered Prayers is a victim of what might be called “the curse of a beautiful face.” Or, more precisely, the curse of a beautiful title.
Nowadays it’s hard to escape it: politicians slinging mud throughout campaigns; drivers cutting off other vehicles during the morning commute; loud cell phone conversations in restaurants; coworker
Ideas are profoundly important, yet many are innocent of the phenomenal power of ideas. Renowned economist John Maynard Keyes proclaimed:
What do you do with the news that your wife’s brain tumor is terminal and she has nine months to live?
This is one nurse’s story, but should be required reading for any nurse, nursing student, or individual who is spiritually seeking after a time of loss.
French cuisine, or at least the cooking of it, intimidates a lot of people.
There are wine books written by former English and history majors, about the poetry and mystery of wine. There are wine books written by former Ph.D.
Making real people come alive to readers must be the Holy Grail of those who write historical fiction.
Sandra Steingraber is an internationally known ecologist and environmental educator.
Writer Kevin Desinger found a great setup for his debut novel: A good citizen and wine steward, Jim Sandusky, is home one evening with his wife in a fine, quiet neighborhood when their peace is dis
Grace Balogh is almost 30 years old before she found out her birthday was April 6th and not the 16th.
“If you’ve traveled enough to encounter dishes like the deep fried chicken anus, or simply want that Congolese Monkey Stew recipe, you’re going to want a copy of this book.”
In S’Mother: The Story of a Man, His Mom and the Thousands of Altogether Insane Letters She’s Mailed Him, Adam Chester recounts a lifetime of humiliating circumstances suffered at the hand
The publication of this physically small book puts Canadian poet and songwriter Leonard Cohen in the company of the most beloved poets in the English language.
The April release of this colorful and interesting guide to renewable energy and broader environmental concerns coincides with Earth celebrations around the world, the annual international focus on
A Bosnian woman once asked author Eric Greitens “Why don’t you do anything?” At the moment, the question led to a frustrating conversation; Mr.
It’s risky to write a book about a season spent with a sports team.
I first met Czeslaw Milosz’s work as an undergraduate, majoring in history with an emphasis on Russia and Eastern Europe.
This collection of short nonfiction accounts is linked by a common thread of veracity and sincerity that has one reading through the whole gamut of emotions from humor to pathos.
Here, at the beginning of the 21st century, Noah Webster is an often overlooked fixture of American culture to a modern audience.
In the introduction to his new collection of selected essays, Otherwise Known as the Human Condition, novelist and author Geoff Dyer writes, “When writers have achieved a certain reputatio