Free Press, $29.99
The world's leading evolutionary biologist explains a wide range of natural phenomena.
The Man Who Couldn't Eat
Gallery Books, $25
The author explores our complex and often-contradictory relationship with food as he tells the story of his agonizing battle with Crohn's disease.
A Novelist Imagines a Life
The novelist wonders what it was like to be married to a hugely ambitious and flawed man.
Harry Belafonte with Michael Shnayerson
Alfred A. Knopf, $30.50
A forthright memoir that traces the singer's career and his larger concerns with racial justice.
The New Deal
A Modern History
Free Press, $30
The Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter sheds light on the origins, legacy and genius of Roosevelt's plan to combat the Great Depression.
No Higher Honor
A Memoir of My Years in Washington
The former secretary of state tells the story of her time as President George W. Bush's most influential foreign policy advisors.
The Man Who Used Jazz for Justice
University of California Press, $34.95
A pioneering figure in the music business, Granz defied racial and social prejudice to bring jazz to audiences around the world.
A Life in the Dark
The first biography of the legendary film critic for the New Yorker.
Physics on the Fringe
Smoke Rings, Circlons, and Alternative Theories of Everything
Walker & Co., $26
Through the story of Jim Carter, a trailer park owner in Washington state, Wertheim examines a group of men without formal scientific training who have tried to change the face of physics.
How a Sea Captain's Chance Discovery Launched a Determined Quest to Save the Oceans
Capt. Charles Moore with Cassandra Phillips
The environmentalist and researcher details his discovery of a great garbage patch in the Pacific Ocean where plastic outweighs zooplankton.
The Puppy Diaries
Raising a Dog Named Scout
Times Books / Henry Holt, $22
Part owner's manual, part memoir, the recently appointed executive editor of the New York Times recounts her first year with her golden retriever Scout.
Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin
Forty Years of Funny Stuff
Random House, $26
The best of Trillin's humorous pieces arranged by themes, including "Life Among the Literati" and "English and Some Languages I Don't Speak."
Rin Tin Tin
The Life and the Legend
Simon & Schuster, $26.99
The story of a a dog who never died in the public consciousness. At one time, Rin Tin Tin was Hollywood's top-ranking box office star.
Searching for the Real Sarah Palin
The author presents a scathing chronicle of the former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate as an individual, politician and cultural phenomenon.
A Cultural, Visual and Personal Journey
Alfred A. Knopf, $35
Hughes finds God in the details as he traces the city's history through its art.
Simon & Schuster, $22
The actress explains that even though shock therapy may be wiping out her memory, she's becoming addicted to the treatments.
Seriously … I'm Kidding
Grand Central Publishing, $26.99
Another memoir from the comedian and new daytime queen of talk television.
Alfred A. Knopf, $39.95
A fully formed look at the stage and screen career of one of America's great acting legends.
Simon & Schuster, $35
The authorized biography of the co-founder of Apple who was one the most admired men in America.
Stories I Only Tell My Friends
Henry Holt, $26
A funny, moving account of a Hollywood life—from teen idol to TV and movie star—lived almost entirely in the public eye
Sweet Judy Blue Eyes
My Life in Music
Crown Archetype, $26
A broad recollection of the singer's life in music in the tumultuous '60s and the high cost it exacted in her personal life.
How the World Became Modern
W.W. Norton, $26.95
This year's National Book Award winner in nonfiction describes the world-changing rediscovery of a lost Latin classic.
10 Mindful Minutes
Giving Our Children and Ourselves the Social and Emotional Skills to Reduce Stress for Healthier, Happier Lives
The actress offers tips on teaching children how to cultivate an attitude of mindfulness in spite of countless daily distractions.
That Used to Be Us
How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back
Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $28
The authors look at the challenges facing America in globalization, energy consumption, information technology and chronic deficits, and offer a call to action.
Random House, $26