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1 New York Times Bestseller A touching and intimate correspondence between Anderson Cooper and his mother Gloria Vanderbilt offering timeless wisdom and a revealing glimpse into their livesThough Anderson Cooper has always considered himself close to his mother his intensely busy career as a journalist for CNN and CBS affords him little time to spend with her After she suffers a brief but serious illness at the age of ninety-one they resolve to change their relationship by beginning a year-long conversation unlike any they had ever had before The result is a correspondence of surprising honesty and depth in which they discuss their lives the things that matter to them and what they still want to learn about each other Both a son s love letter to his mother and an unconventional mom s life lessons for her grown son The Rainbow Comes and Goes offers a rare window into their close relationship and fascinating life stories including their tragedies and triumphs In these often humorous and moving exchanges they share their most private thoughts and the hard-earned truths they ve learned along the way In their words their distinctive personalities shine through Anderson s journalistic outlook on the world is a sharp contrast to his... mother s idealism and unwavering optimism An appealing memoir with inspirational advice The Rainbow Comes and Goes is a beautiful and affectionate celebration of the universal bond between a parent and a child and a thoughtful reflection on life reminding us of the precious insight that remains to be shared no matter our age more
1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER For readers of Atul Gawande Andrew Solomon and Anne Lamott a profoundly moving exquisitely observed memoir by a young neurosurgeon faced with a terminal cancer diagnosis who attempts to answer the question What makes a life worth living At the age of thirty-six on the verge of completing a decade s worth of training as a neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer One day he was a doctor treating the dying and the next he was a patient struggling to live And just like that the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi s transformation from a na ve medical student possessed as he wrote by the question of what given that all organisms die makes a virtuous and meaningful life into a neurosurgeon at Stanford working in the brain the most critical place for human identity and finally into a patient and new father confronting his own mortality What makes life worth living in the face of death What do you do when the future no longer a ladder toward your goals in life flattens out into a perpetual present What does it mean to have a child to nurture a new life as another fades away These are some of the questions Kalanithi wrestles... with in this profoundly moving exquisitely observed memoir Paul Kalanithi died in March 2015 while working on this book yet his words live on as a guide and a gift to us all I began to realize that coming face to face with my own mortality in a sense had changed nothing and everything he wrote Seven words from Samuel Beckett began to repeat in my head I can t go on I ll go on When Breath Becomes Air is an unforgettable life-affirming reflection on the challenge of facing death and on the relationship between doctor and patient from a brilliant writer who became both Praise for When Breath Becomes Air I guarantee that finishing this book and then forgetting about it is simply not an option Part of this book s tremendous impact comes from the obvious fact that its author was such a brilliant polymath And part comes from the way he conveys what happened to him passionately working and striving deferring gratification waiting to live learning to die so well None of it is maudlin Nothing is exaggerated As he wrote to a friend It s just tragic enough and just imaginable enough And just important enough to be unmissable Janet Maslin The New York Times An emotional investment well worth making a moving and thoughtful memoir of family medicine and literature It is despite its grim undertone accidentally inspiring The Washington Post Possesses the gravity and wisdom of an ancient Greek tragedy Kalanithi delivers his chronicle in austere beautiful prose The book brims with insightful reflections on mortality that are especially poignant coming from a trained physician familiar with what lies ahead The Boston Globe Devastating and spectacular Kalanithi is so likeable so relatable and so humble that you become immersed in his world and forget where it s all heading USA Today It s Kalanithi s unsentimental approach that makes When Breath Becomes Air so original and so devastating Its only fault is that the book like his life ends much too early Entertainment Weekly When Breath Becomes Air split my head open with its beauty Cheryl Strayedmore
Simple ideas lasting loveFalling in love is easy Staying in love that s the challenge How can you keep your relationship fresh and growing amid the demands conflicts and just plain boredom of everyday life In the 1 New York Times bestseller The 5 Love Languages you ll discover the secret that has transformed millions of relationships worldwide Whether your relationship is flourishing or failing Dr Gary Chapman s proven approach to showing and receiving love will help you experience deeper and richer levels of intimacy with your partner starting today The 5 Love Languages is as practical as it is insightful Updated to reflect the complexities of relationships today this new edition reveals intrinsic truths and applies relevant actionable wisdom in ways that work Includes the Couple s Personal Profile assessment so you can discover your love language and that of your loved one
From one of the country s most recognizable journalists How becoming a grandmother transforms a woman s life After four decades as a reporter Lesley Stahl s most vivid and transformative experience of her life was not covering the White House interviewing heads of state or researching stories at 60 Minutes It was becoming a grandmother She was hit with a jolt of joy so intense and unexpected she wanted to investigate it as though it were a news flash And so using her 60 Minutes skills she explored how grandmothering changes a woman s life interviewing friends like Whoopi Goldberg colleagues like Diane Sawyer and grandfathers including Tom Brokaw as well as the proverbial woman next door Along with these personal accounts Stahl speaks with scientists and doctors about physiological changes that occur in women when they have grandchildren anthropologists about why there are grandmothers in evolutionary terms and psychiatrists about the therapeutic effects of grandchildren on both grandmothers and grandfathers Throughout Becoming Grandma Stahl shares stories about her own life with granddaughters Jordan and Chloe about how her relationship with her daughter Taylor has changed and about how being a grandfather has affected her... husband Aaron In an era when baby boomers are becoming grandparents in droves and when young parents need all the help they can get raising their children Stahl s book is a timely and affecting read that redefines a cherished relationship more
A touching funny heart-wrenching and triumphant memoir from one of the biggest names in radio the host of The Bobby Bones Show one of the most listened-to drive time morning radio shows in the nation Growing up poor in Mountain Pine Arkansas with a young addicted mom Bobby Estell fell in love with country music Abandoned by his father at the age of five Bobby saw the radio as his way out a dream that came true in college when he went on air at the Henderson State University campus station broadcasting as Bobby Bones while simultaneously starting The Bobby Bones Show at 105 9 KLAZ Bobby s passions were pop country music and comedy and he blended the three to become a tastemaker in the country music industry heard by millions daily Bobby broke the format of standard country radio mixing country and pop with entertainment news and information and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the business including Luke Bryan Taylor Swift Blake Shelton Tim McGraw Lady Antebellum and Jason Aldean Yet despite the glamour fame and money Bobby has never forgotten his roots the mom and grandmother who raised him the work ethic he embraced which saved him and encouraged him to explore the world and the good values that shaped him In this... funny poignant memoir told in Bobby s distinctive patter he takes fans on a tour of his road to radio Bobby doesn t shy away from the curves he continues to navigate including his obsessive-compulsive disorder on his journey to find the happiness of a healthy family Funny and tender raw and honest Bare Bones is pure Bobby Bones surprising entertaining inspiring and authentic more
A New York Times Bestseller and the inspiration for the hit Broadway musical Hamilton Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Chernow presents a landmark biography of Alexander Hamilton the Founding Father who galvanized inspired scandalized and shaped the newborn nation In the first full-length biography of Alexander Hamilton in decades Ron Chernow tells the riveting story of a man who overcame all odds to shape inspire and scandalize the newborn America According to historian Joseph Ellis Alexander Hamilton is a robust full-length portrait in my view the best ever written of the most brilliant charismatic and dangerous founder of them all Few figures in American history have been more hotly debated or more grossly misunderstood than Alexander Hamilton Chernow s biography gives Hamilton his due and sets the record straight deftly illustrating that the political and economic greatness of today s America is the result of Hamilton s countless sacrifices to champion ideas that were often wildly disputed during his time To repudiate his legacy Chernow writes is in many ways to repudiate the modern world Chernow here recounts Hamilton s turbulent life an illegitimate largely self-taught orphan from the Caribbean he came out of nowhere to... take America by storm rising to become George Washington s aide-de-camp in the Continental Army coauthoring The Federalist Papers founding the Bank of New York leading the Federalist Party and becoming the first Treasury Secretary of the United States Historians have long told the story of America s birth as the triumph of Jefferson s democratic ideals over the aristocratic intentions of Hamilton Chernow presents an entirely different man whose legendary ambitions were motivated not merely by self-interest but by passionate patriotism and a stubborn will to build the foundations of American prosperity and power His is a Hamilton far more human than we ve encountered before from his shame about his birth to his fiery aspirations from his intimate relationships with childhood friends to his titanic feuds with Jefferson Madison Adams Monroe and Burr and from his highly public affair with Maria Reynolds to his loving marriage to his loyal wife Eliza And never before has there been a more vivid account of Hamilton s famous and mysterious death in a duel with Aaron Burr in July of 1804 Chernow s biography is not just a portrait of Hamilton but the story of America s birth seen through its most central figure At a critical time to look back to our roots Alexander Hamilton will remind readers of the purpose of our institutions and our heritage as Americans Nobody has captured Hamilton better than Chernow The New York Times Book Review more
In this candid and riveting memoir for the first time ever Nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company s early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world s most iconic game-changing and profitable brands Young searching fresh out of business school Phil Knight borrowed fifty dollars from his father and launched a company with one simple mission import high-quality low-cost running shoes from Japan Selling the shoes from the trunk of his Plymouth Valiant Knight grossed eight thousand dollars that first year 1963 Today Nike s annual sales top 30 billion In this age of start-ups Knight s Nike is the gold standard and its swoosh is more than a logo A symbol of grace and greatness it s one of the few icons instantly recognized in every corner of the world But Knight the man behind the swoosh has always been a mystery Now in a memoir that s surprising humble unfiltered funny and beautifully crafted he tells his story at last It all begins with a classic crossroads moment Twenty-four years old backpacking through Asia and Europe and Africa wrestling with life s Great Questions Knight decides the unconventional path is the only one for him Rather than work for a big... corporation he will create something all his own something new dynamic different Knight details the many terrifying risks he encountered along the way the crushing setbacks the ruthless competitors the countless doubters and haters and hostile bankers as well as his many thrilling triumphs and narrow escapes Above all he recalls the foundational relationships that formed the heart and soul of Nike with his former track coach the irascible and charismatic Bill Bowerman and with his first employees a ragtag group of misfits and savants who quickly became a band of swoosh-crazed brothers Together harnessing the electrifying power of a bold vision and a shared belief in the redemptive transformative power of sports they created a brand and a culture that changed everything more
National Best SellerNamed One of TIME magazine s 100 Most Influential People An illuminating debut memoir of a woman in science a moving portrait of a longtime friendship and a stunningly fresh look at plants that will forever change how you see the natural world Acclaimed scientist Hope Jahren has built three laboratories in which she s studied trees flowers seeds and soil Her first book is a revelatory treatise on plant life but it is also so much more Lab Girl is a book about work love and the mountains that can be moved when those two things come together It is told through Jahren s remarkable stories about her childhood in rural Minnesota with an uncompromising mother and a father who encouraged hours of play in his classroom s labs about how she found a sanctuary in science and learned to perform lab work done with both the heart and the hands and about the inevitable disappointments but also the triumphs and exhilarating discoveries of scientific work Yet at the core of this book is the story of a relationship Jahren forged with a brilliant wounded man named Bill who becomes her lab partner and best friend Their sometimes rogue adventures in science take them from the Midwest across the United States and back again over... the Atlantic to the ever-light skies of the North Pole and to tropical Hawaii where she and her lab currently make their home Jahren s probing look at plants her astonishing tenacity of spirit and her acute insights on nature enliven every page of this extraordinary book Lab Girl opens your eyes to the beautiful sophisticated mechanisms within every leaf blade of grass and flower petal Here is an eloquent demonstration of what can happen when you find the stamina passion and sense of sacrifice needed to make a life out of what you truly love as you discover along the way the person you were meant to be more
1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review O The Oprah Magazine The Washington Post People Entertainment Weekly Vogue Los Angeles Times San Francisco Chronicle Chicago Tribune New York Newsday Library Journal Publishers WeeklyHailed by Toni Morrison as required reading a bold and personal literary exploration of America s racial history by the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States The New York Observer This is your country this is your world this is your body and you must find some way to live within the all of it In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation s history and current crisis Americans have built an empire on the idea of race a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men bodies exploited through slavery and segregation and today threatened locked up and murdered out of all proportion What is... it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates s attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son Coates shares with his son and readers the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences from Howard University to Civil War battlefields from the South Side of Chicago to Paris from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose children s lives were taken as American plunder Beautifully woven from personal narrative reimagined history and fresh emotionally charged reportage Between the World and Me clearly illuminates the past bracingly confronts our present and offers a transcendent vision for a way forward Praise for Between the World and Me I ve been wondering who might fill the intellectual void that plagued me after James Baldwin died Clearly it is Ta-Nehisi Coates The language of Between the World and Me like Coates s journey is visceral eloquent and beautifully redemptive And its examination of the hazards and hopes of black male life is as profound as it is revelatory Toni Morrison Powerful and passionate profoundly moving a searing meditation on what it means to be black in America today Michiko Kakutani The New York Times Really powerful and emotional John Legend The Wall Street Journal Extraordinary David Remnick The New Yorker Brilliant a mature writer entirely consumed by a momentous subject and working at the extreme of his considerable powers The Washington Post An eloquent blend of history reportage and memoir The Boston Globe Coates speaks resolutely and vividly to all of black America Los Angeles Times A work that s both titanic and timely the latest essential reading in America s social canon Entertainment Weeklymore
In a career that spanned nearly four decades Prince captivated generations of audiences with not only his talent for songwriting and lyricism but his outr style and electrifying performances His albums a category-defying blend of rock R B soul funk jazz hip-hop disco and pop have inspired countless artists and influenced the sound and trajectory of music for years to come His hits have been the soundtrack for so many touchpoints across the lives of millions of fans including I Wanna Be Your Lover Kiss Little Red Corvette Let s Go Crazy Raspberry Beret 1999 and the landmark song Purple Rain from the soundtrack of his semi-autobiographical movie Now in a tribute to the late Grammy- and Oscar-winning legend TIME presents a lavishly illustrated special edition tracing Prince s life story and career This commemorative edition combines classic and rarely seen photographs and text from the Time Inc archives as well as the story behind the movie Purple Rain a look inside Prince s famed home and studio Paisley Park his unprecedented approach to the business of Prince exclusive tributes from Sheila E Seal and Lenny Kravitz and a rundown of 25 essential Prince songs plus a handful of lesser-known gems Comprehensive and visually compelling... Prince An Artist s Life honors the life legend and musical legacy of a creative icon and performer more
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