by Frances Mayes
The author who unforgettably captured the experience of starting a new life in Tuscany in bestselling travel memoirs expands her horizons to immerse herself -- and her readers -- in the sights, aromas, and treasures of twelve new special places.
Long ago, and not entirely consciously, Liz Perle made a quiet contract with cash: She would do what it took to get it -- work hard, marry right -- but she didn't want to have to think about it too much. Ever since she was a young girl, the subject of money had been quietly sidestepped, a shadowy factor whose importance was downplayed and deemed impolite to discuss. This deliberate denial eventually exacted its price, however, when a sudden reversal of fortunes left Perle with no home, no job, a four-year-old, and a box of toys. She realized she could no longer afford to leave her murky and fraught relationship with money unexamined.
A sexy, intimate, and fearless account of a shattering love affair between a charismatic Afghan man and a Jewish American woman infatuated with his culture, The Book of Trouble is also a provocative and original exploration of a so-called clash of civilizations.
The close professional relationship between Jack Klugman and Tony Randall has long been famous. However, the details of their close personal relationship has not been revealed until Tony and Me.
Born weighing less than two pounds, and with blindness and other physical and developmental challenges to contend with from the start, Tony DeBlois seemed destined for a life of quiet struggle. And yet, long before Tony was diagnosed as autistic at the age of five, his mother, Janice, had vowed to ignore conventional "wisdom" and instead help her son explore his own innate abilities.
Never Have Your Dog Stuffed, filled with wonder, good humor, and honesty, is the crowning achievement of an actor, author, and director. But surprisingly, it is the story of a life more filled with turbulence and laughter than any Alda has ever played on the stage or screen.
Whenever fans approach psychic Dougall Fraser, they will inevitably confess some burning secret and then say, "But you knew that already!" Dougall wants us to know that we, too, know much more than we think we know -- that we all have access to a whole range of psychic abilities -- and that he's the one to show us the tricks of the trade.
His own chemistry was his worst enemy, and it took John Falk from the wilds of Garden City to sniper-infested Sarajevo during one of the most savage conflicts in recent memory. But through it all, he kept reaching out for the life, love, and friendship that his illness had made impossible.