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Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice

by Joan Biskupic Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 07, 2014)

"I knew she'd be trouble."

So quipped Antonin Scalia about Sonia Sotomayor at the Supreme Court's annual end-of-term party in 2010. It's usually the sort of event one would expect from such a grand institution,...


Father and Son

by Marcos Giralt Torrente & Natasha Wimmer Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 09, 2014)

"This is a story about two people, but I'm the only one telling it."

Many authors have wrestled with the death of a father in their writing, but few have grappled with the subject as fiercely, or as powerfully,...


Timeless

by Lucinda Franks Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 19, 2014)

"Words by the millions have been printed about you, but none have revealed your real life, your secret life--which is that you belong to me."

In this beautifully rendered literary memoir, Lucinda Franks, a Pulitzer...


Good Hunting

by Jack Devine & Vernon Loeb Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 03, 2014)

"A sophisticated, deeply informed account of real life in the real CIA that adds immeasurably to the public understanding of the espionage culture—the good and the bad." —Bob Woodward

Jack Devine ran Charlie...


Dogfight: How Apple and Google Went to War and Started a Revolution

by Fred Vogelstein Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 12, 2013)

Behind the bitter rivalry between Apple and Google—and how it's reshaping the way we think about technology

The rise of smartphones and tablets has altered the industry of making computers. At the center of...


Shouting Won't Help

by Katherine Bouton Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 19, 2013)

For twenty-two years, Katherine Bouton had a secret that grew harder to keep every day. An editor at The New York Times, at daily editorial meetings she couldn't hear what her colleagues were saying. She had...


The Old Way

by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 30, 2007)

One of our most influential anthropologists reevaluates her long and illustrious career by returning to her roots—and the roots of life as we know it

When Elizabeth Marshall Thomas first arrived in Africa to...


American Original

by Joan Biskupic Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 10, 2009)

The first full-scale biography of the Supreme Court's most provocative—and influential—justice

If the U.S. Supreme Court teaches us anything, it is that almost everything is open to interpretation. Almost....


Fifty Miles from Tomorrow

by William L. Iggiagruk Hensley Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 02, 2010)

Nunavut tigummiun!

Hold on to the land!

It was just fifty years ago that the territory of Alaska officially became the state of Alaska. But no matter who has staked their claim to the land, it has always had a...


A Long Way Gone

by Ishmael Beah Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 01, 2007)

My new friends have begun to suspect I haven't told them the full story of my life.

"Why did you leave Sierra Leone?"

"Because there is a war."

"You mean, you saw people running around with guns and shooting each...


The End of My Addiction

by Olivier Ameisen, M.D. & Jeffrey S. Borer, MD Farrar, Straus and Giroux (December 23, 2008)

"After years of battling uncontrollable addiction, I have achieved the supposedly impossible: complete freedom from craving."

Dr. Olivier Ameisen was a brilliant cardiologist on the staff at one of America's...


Heal Thyself

by Olivier Ameisen, M.D. Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 22, 2010)

Heal Thyself is the paperback edition of The End of My Addiction—a memoir of Ameisen's struggle and a call to action.

"[This book is] the story of the dazzling discovery of a cure that could soon be within...


Reckless Daughter

by David Yaffe Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 17, 2017)

"She was like a storm." —Leonard Cohen

Joni Mitchell may be the most influential female recording artist and composer of the late twentieth century. In Reckless Daughter, the music critic David Yaffe tells...


Hirschfeld

by Ellen Stern Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 10, 2018)

Al Hirschfeld knew everybody and drew everybody. He occupied the twentieth century, and illustrated it. Hirschfeld: The Biography is the first portrait of his life—as spirited as his distinctive pen-and-ink...


Unstoppable

by Maria Sharapova Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 12, 2017)

From Maria Sharapova, one of our fiercest female athletes, the captivating—and candid—story of her rise from nowhere to tennis stardom, and the unending fight to stay on top.

In 2004, in a stunning upset...


Witches of America

by Alex Mar Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 20, 2015)

"Witches are gathering."

When most people hear the word "witches," they think of horror films and Halloween, but to the nearly one million Americans who practice Paganism today, witchcraft is a nature-worshipping,...


Not Pretty Enough

by Gerri Hirshey Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 12, 2016)

When Helen Gurley Brown’s Sex and the Single Girl first appeared in 1962, it whistled into buttoned-down America like a bombshell: Brown declared that it was okay— even imperative—for unmarried women to...


The Wild Oats Project

by Robin Rinaldi Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 17, 2015)

What if for just one year you let desire call the shots?

The project was simple: Robin Rinaldi, a successful magazine journalist, would move into a San Francisco apartment, join a dating site, and get laid. Never...


The Man Who Couldn't Stop

by David Adam Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 20, 2015)

An intimate look at the power of intrusive thoughts, how our brains can turn against us, and living with obsessive compulsive disorder

Have you ever had a strange urge to jump from a tall building or steer your...