The author describes her experience searching for purpose and meaning in life after losing her mother to breast cancer and despite a fear of change, buys an apartment in Paris and discovers her life taking on a new, wonderful and completely unexpected shape.
Describes the 1930s Hollywood scandal between actress Mary Astor and her husband, Dr. Franklyn Thorpe, as he battled her for custody of their daughter by leaking the contents of her very personal, very detailed diaries that recounted her affairs with industry names.
An American journalist and biographer discusses what it was like to come of age during the repressive 1950s and how her family’s move to New York landed her inside the Actor’s Studio with Marilyn Monroe and Paul Newman.
Previously published as A Long Way Home, the story of the author's 25-year separation from his family describes how he was lost on a train at the age of five and endured years on the streets of Calcutta before becoming an upper-middle-class resident of Tasmania and resolving to find his way back home. (Reprint. Movie tie-in.)
The youngest grandchild of controversial Catholic and social activist Dorothy Day shares personal insights into her life and work that describe Day's experiences before and after conversion, her prolific writings and her sometimes radical perspectives.
The author of The Story of Charlotte's Web explores the rich events behind the creation of young Arthur Conan Doyle's iconic detective, revealing the impact of his early poverty and medical experience on the development of his characters and stories.
The best-selling author of Postcards From the Edge and Hollywood icon best known for her Star Wars role shares interconnected essays exploring her life as the child of Tinseltown royalty, adventures on the sets of Star Wars and struggles with bipolar disorder.
The last surviving member of David Bowie’s band The Spiders From Mars, which helped launch his Ziggy Stardust persona and made him a star, shares never-before-told stories and photographs; offers details of the album sessions; and recalls the wild tours, eccentric characters and the rock ‘n roll excess that drove the band apart.