For 2,000 years, cadavers—some willingly, some unwittingly—have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. In this fascinating, ennobling account, Mary Roach visits the good deeds of cadavers over the centuries and, in so doing, tells the engrossing story of our bodies when we are no longer with them.
From Grammy-winning musical icon and legendary bassist Victor L. Wooten comes The Music Lesson, an inspiring parable of music, life, and the difference between playing all the right notes and feeling them. Included throughout is new, original music written by Wooten and a bonus performance by the original Bela Fleck and the Flecktones.
The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt's Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer
Anne-Marie O'Connor Coleen Marlo
The spellbinding story, part fairy tale, part suspense, of Gustav Klimt's Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer,
one of the most emblematic portraits of its time; of the beautiful,
seductive Viennese Jewish salon hostess who sat for it; the notorious
artist who painted it; the now vanished turn-of-the-century Vienna that
shaped it; and the strange twisted fate that befell it.
Luigi Francis "Shorty" Rossi, star of the popular Animal Planet show Pit Boss, shares the story of his improbable path from the gangs of South Central Los Angeles to his successful career as a reality-television star and pit bull advocate.
A Continuing Tale from Behind the Hollywood Curtain
Clare Naylor, Mimi Hare Shelly Frasier
In The First Assistant, Clare Naylor and Mimi Hare have again joined forces to take a wry and hilarious look at the wheeling, dealing, schmoozing, and snubbing that make Hollywood the cutthroat capital of the world. Readers are hungry for more-and The First Assistant is just the romp into the red-carpet world that they crave.