Now a major motion picture from Universal Pictures.
Will Freeman may have discovered the key to dating success. If
the simple fact that they were single mothers meant that gorgeous
women—women who would not ordinarily look twice at
Will—might not only be willing, but enthusiastic about dating
him, then he was really onto something.
The guru to the gurus at last shares his knowledge with the rest of
us. Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman's seminal studies in behavioral
psychology, behavioral economics, and happiness studies have
influenced numerous other authors, including Steven Pinker and
This haunting, harrowing, gloriously moving recollection of a life
on the American margin is the story of Rick Bragg, who grew up
dirt-poor in northeastern Alabama, seemingly destined for either
the cotton mills or the penitentiary, and instead became a Pulitzer
Prize-winning reporter for The New York Times.
In this haunting, bracing new collection, Dan Chaon shares stories
of men, women, and children who live far outside the American
Dream, while wondering which decision, which path, or which
accident brought them to this place. Chaon mines the psychological
landscape of his characters to dazzling effect.
Capturing a crucial moment in the history of exploration, the
mid-nineteenth century romance with the Arctic, Andrea Barrett
focuses on a particular expedition and its accompanying
scholar-naturalist, Erasmus Darwin Wells. Through his
eyes, we meet the Narwhal's crew and its commander--obsessed
with the search for an open polar sea--and encounter the far north
culture of the Esquimaux.