The Accidental Life
An Editor's Notes on Writing and Writers
Paperback ISBN: 1101970510
A celebration of the writing and editing life, as well as a look behind the scenes at some of the most influential magazines in America (and the writers who made them what they are). You might not know Terry McDonell, but you certainly know his work. Among the magazines he has top-edited: Outside, Rolling Stone, Esquire, and Sports Illustrated. In this revealing memoir, McDonell talks about what really happens when editors and writers work with deadlines ticking (or drinks on the bar). His stories about the people and personalities he’s known are both heartbreaking and bitingly funny—playing “acid golf
All at Sea
Paperback ISBN: 1101912332
On a hot, still morning on a beautiful beach in Jamaica, Decca Aitkenhead’s life changed forever. Her four-year-old son was paddling peacefully at the water’s edge when a wave pulled him out to sea. Her partner, Tony, swam out and saved their son’s life—then drowned before her eyes. When Decca and Tony first met, a decade earlier, she was a renowned journalist profiling leading politicians; he was a dreadlocked criminal with a history of drug dealing and violence. No one thought their romance would last, but it did—until the tide swept Tony away, plunging Decca into the dark chasm of random tragedy. Exploring race and redemption, privilege and prejudice, All at Sea is a remarkable story of love and loss, of how two people changed each other, and of what a sudden death can do to those who survive.
All I Did Was Ask
Conversations With Writers, Actors, Musicians, And Artists
Paperback ISBN: 0786888202
The award-winning host of National Public Radio's Fresh Air presents a selection of some of her entertaining and revealing interviews with some of the most celebrated actors, musicians, writers, artists, and comics of the day, including Conan O'Brien, Mario Puzo, John Updike, Jodie Foster, Dustin Hoffman, and others. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.
All This in 60 Minutes
Paperback ISBN: 1760631175
For more than thirty years Nicholas Lee was a cameraman on 60 Minutes, Australia's most respected and watched current affairs program, alongside Ray Martin, George Negus, Ian Leslie, Richard Carleton, Mike Munro, Jennifer Byrne, Liz Hayes and Tara Brown, among others. All This in 60 Minutes is the revealing and often hilarious memoir of his time with the show - of the crazy days of unlimited expense accounts, of late nights and bleary mornings, the fun and fear on the road, and in the refugee camps and war zones. It goes inside the IRA, Idi Amin's torture cells, and into palaces and mud huts. It recounts unforgettable trips on B-52s, ultra-lights and the Orient Express. And it takes you behind the interviews with the famous and infamous - from presidents, rock stars, despots and kings, to pygmies and manic, charismatic gurus.The result is a book that is compelling, funny and utterly eye-opening. As Ellen Fanning describes it, All This in 60 Minutes "Perfectly captures the controlled chaos, the seat-of-the-pants improvisation, the behind the scenes exhilaration of 60 Minutes. All of which goes to prove that often the best bits never make it to the screen."
All Tomorrow's Parties
Hardcover ISBN: 0802124836
A memoir from the award-winning, cofounding editor of Tin House magazine describes his childhood in West Berlin, his entrance into the literary world of New York and his return to Germany after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
All You Can Ever Know
Hardcover ISBN: 1936787970
"This book moved me to my very core. As in all her writing, Nicole Chung speaks eloquently and honestly about her own personal story, then widens her aperture to illuminate all of us. All You Can Ever Know is full of insights on race, motherhood, and family of all kinds, but what sets it apart is the compassion Chung brings to every facet of her search for identity and every person portrayed in these pages. This book should be required reading for anyone who has ever had, wanted, or found a family