Take a peek inside the theme-park empire Walt Disney created in 1955, with interviews featuring actors like Tom Hanks, cast members such as Snow White, and the Imagineers who brought Walt's vision to life. Based on the “American Icons” series from Public Radio International’s Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen.
Books populate our aloneness, transport us to other areas and other places, and give us face time with characters (Scout Finch! Jay Gatsby! Isabel Archer!) who seem more real than a lot of the people we know.
Twenty-one-year-old Kristi Johnson had seen stardom in action working on a Sandra Bullock movie. So when a smooth-talking con artist said he could launch her acting career, she jumped at the chance. It was a fatal decision.
The bestselling humor writer and prolific tech blogger describes how he conquered his drinking problem—and explains how Twitter, Facebook, and the Internet can be more useful than AA when it comes to remaining clean and sober.
THE NO. 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, NOW WITH A NEW AFTERWORD. When the Titanic started sinking, who would make it off alive? To tell the little-known story of one of the first lifeboats to leave the ship, Elizabeth Kaye vividly re-creates the disaster and describes what it was like to survive that cold and deceptively calm night a century ago.
Discovered among 24,000 pages of Sarah Palin e-mails was the heart of a poet. These fifty hilarious, previously unpublished verses place the Belle of Wasilla in the pantheon with Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, and Dr. Seuss.
Rodney Harvey seemed to have escaped the streets of South Philly for a charmed life among Hollywood’s young and talented. He was, for a time, the Next Big Thing—until a love affair with heroin pulled him back to the streets.