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Courage Is Contagious: And Other Reasons To Be Grateful For Michelle Obama

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A collection of essays celebrating the influential former first lady, by an array of acclaimed contributors and with a foreword by Lena Dunham Michelle Obama’s legacy transcends categorization. Mrs. Obama was not only our first black first lady; she was…
Slouching Towards Bethlehem: Essays
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|October 28, 2008

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The first nonfiction work by one of the most distinctive prose stylists of our era, Joan Didion's Slouching Towards Bethlehem remains, decades after its first publication, the essential portrait of America-particularly California-in the sixties. It focuses on…
Hummingbird: Essays
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|September 29, 2017

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Dark, deviant, and deliriously funny, Jude Angelini writes in the colloquial vein of Charles Bukowski, using his unique, natural voice to tell stories from his life. He writes about his sexual encounters - both strange and intimate - alongside stories from his…
The White Album: Essays
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|November 10, 2009

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First published in 1979, The White Album records indelibly the upheavals and aftermaths of the 1960s. Examining key events, figures, and trends of the era-including Charles Manson, the Black Panthers, and the shopping mall-through the lens of her own spiritual…
We Tell Ourselves Stories In Order To Live: Collected Nonfiction
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|October 17, 2006

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Read the works discussed in the Netflix documentary Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold . Includes seven books in one volume: the full texts of Slouching Towards Bethlehem;  The White Album;  Salvador;  Miami;  After Henry;  Political…
Making It Up As I Go Along
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|November 22, 2016

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A hilarious collection of essays, perfect for fans of Caitlin Moran and Lena Dunham. A collection of hilarious, poignant and moving essays from the Number 1 Sunday Times bestselling novelist. Marian's tales of her eye-lash extension horrors, domestic Goddess…
Tales Of Two Americas: Stories Of Inequality In A Divided Nation
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|September 5, 2017

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Thirty-six major contemporary writers examine life in a deeply divided America—including Anthony Doerr, Ann Patchett, Roxane Gay, Rebecca Solnit, Hector Tobar, Joyce Carol Oates, Edwidge Danticat, Richard Russo, Eula Bliss, Karen Russell, and many more…
South And West: From A Notebook
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|March 7, 2017

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From the best-selling author of the National Book Award-winning The Year of Magical Thinking : two extended excerpts from her never-before-seen notebooks--writings that offer an illuminating glimpse into the mind and process of a legendary writer. Joan Didion has…
Bluets
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|October 11, 2009

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Suppose I were to begin by saying that I had fallen in love with a color . . . A lyrical, philosophical, and often explicit exploration of personal suffering and the limitations of vision and love, as refracted through the color blue. With Bluets , Maggie Nelson…
The Myth Of Sisyphus: And Other Essays
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|May 7, 1991

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One of the most influential works of this century, The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays is a crucial exposition of existentialist thought. Influenced by works such as Don Juan and the novels of Kafka, these essays begin with a meditation on suicide; the question…
Citizen: An American Lyric
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|October 7, 2014

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* Finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry * * Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry * Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism * Winner of the NAACP Image Award * Winner of the L.A. Times Book Prize * Winner of…
Letters to a Young Poet
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|October 12, 1986

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The ten letters collected here are arguably the most famous and beloved letters of our century. Written when Rainer Maria Rilke was himself still a young man with most of his greatest work before him, they are addressed to a student who had sent Rilke some of his…
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