- A Good Talk: The Story and Skill of Conversation
Interview tactics and prepared remarks are covered, along with e-mail embarrassments, dating stratagems, sarcastic barbs, compliments, and interruptions.
- Queen of Vaudeville: The Story of Eva Tanguay
Every knowable aspect of her biography is covered in impressively researched detail, from her performances as a child star in Holyoke, Mass., to her success as the "I Don't Care" Girl on the vaudeville stage.
- Paradise Now: The Story of American Utopianism
He smartly organizes the book into five sections, each covering a major movement in the “Edenic void” of America: Shakers, New Harmony Owenists, Fourierists, Icarians, and the Perfectionists of the Oneida Community.
- The Southernization of America: A Story of Democracy in the Balance
Covering the 1970s to the present, the authors track the intertwining of Southern and Republican values and profile key players including Georgia congressman Newt Gingrich, whose “scorched-earth tactics” against Democrats set the tone for animosity between the parties for decades.
- Fools, Martyrs, Traitors: The Story of Martyrdom in the Western World
When is martyrdom a cover for suicide?
- The First Love Story: Adam, Eve, and Us
Taking the oldest story of romance and giving it a new gloss, this book may be Feiler’s best work yet.
- Pitchers Do Get Lonely, and Other Sports Stories
This collection of Berkow's New York Times columns and feature stories covering the '80s runs the gamut from a moving account of a retarded boy's adventure at a baseball camp to a hilarious story that demonstrates ex-Knick Bill Bradley's wonderful sense of humor.
- My Little Town: Stories from Lake Wobegon
If there’s something worth talking about in the fictional town of Lake Wobegon, Garrison Keillor has probably covered it on his radio show, A Prairie Home Companion.
- Foster Care Odyssey: A Black Girl's Story
Her ability to clearheadedly evaluate the morass of negative feelings without lapsing into sentimentality is one of the most affecting aspects of this memoir, which covers 19 years in foster care.
- Rose's Journal: The Story of a Girl in the Great Depression
The latest installment of the Young American Voices series, Rose's Journal: The Story of a Girl in the Great Depression, by Marissa Moss, covers the "Dirty Thirties."
- Unlisted Lives: A True Story of Seven Women
Yet despite their factual base, these stories have little to offer as role models for others in distress at becoming suddenly man-less.
- Really, Really, Really, Really Weird Stories
Considering that the first entry, I Want to Get Married, Says the Worlds Smallest Man, concerns a 28"-tall midget who weds a full-size, crack-smoking whore, to brutal effect, readers may rest assured that an unforgettable trip awaits them from cover to cover.
- The Pilgrim Book of Bible Stories: The Great Stories of the Bible Retold in a Fresh and Lively Way for Today's Children
The institutional-looking cover on the paper-over-board Pilgrim Book of Bible Stories by Mark Water, illus. by Diana Shimon, belies the often stimulating discussions within.
- Mile 81: Includes Bonus Story 'The Dune'
In King’s short story, just off the highway in Maine a mud-covered car sits quietly at an abandoned rest stop where a young boy named Pete Simmons is exploring a boarded-up burger joint.
- The Deadly Dinner Party & Other Medical Detective Stories
Other chapters cover typhoid fever in restaurant orange juice, gastrointestinal infestation via fish tank water, and illnesses caused by excess vitamins A and D.