Biography & Autobiography - Sociologists

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Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociol...

Sudhir Venkatesh

In this "riveting"(The New York Times) work of nonfiction, a sociologist infiltrates the world of Chicago's crack-dealing gangs First presented in Freakonomics, the story of a young sociologist who embedded himself in Chicag...

Published: Jan 2009

The Happy Hooker: My Own Story

Xaviera Hollander

How did you first learn about sex? If you grew up in the 1970s, it may have been from a gleefully lusty tour guide named Xaviera HollanderIn the late 1960s -- that era of sexual chaos, when Playboy Clubs and love-ins were competing fo...

Published: Jun 2002

Tales of the Lavender Menace: A Memoi...

Karla Jay

Karla Jay, a direct participant in the dramatic history of the women's and gay liberation movements, brings on stage a dazzling cast of unforgettable characters and gives voice to the sweeping tale of the activists who struggled for t...

Published: Mar 2000

Manson in His Own Words

Charles Manson

Distilled from hundreds of hours of interviews, Manson's story reveals an enormous amount of new information about his life and how it led to the 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders, and provides grim insight into the making of a criminal mind...

Published: Jan 1994

When Did You Last See Your Father?: A...

Blake Morrison

Morrison's memoir of the life and death of his father was one of the best-reviewed book of 1995, and promises to be an enduring classic of family literature--a book that explores the deepest emotions of being a father and a son. 'Mr. ...

Published: May 2008

Turning Stones: My Days and Nights wi...

Marc Parent

Why does an infant die of malnutrition? Why does an eight-year-old hold a knife to his brother's throat? Or a mother push her cherished daughter twenty-three floors to her death? Marc Parent, a city caseworker, searched the streets--a...

Published: Jan 1998
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