Cal Fussman is an American journalist and author. He is a Writer at Large for Esquire magazine, known for the What I’ve Learned column, where he interviews leaders in various fields.

  • A Feast of Snakes

    From the acclaimed author of such novels as “Blood and Grits” and “Childhood” comes a wildly weird and breathtakingly original visit to the rural South that reveals the exotic subculture that erupts in all its glory at the Rattlesnake Roundup in Mystic, Georgia. “No number of adjectives in the thesaurus can do full justice to the dazzlingly bizarre nature of Crews’ creations”– “Washington Post Book World”

  • Between the World and Me

    In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation???s history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of ???race,??? a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men???bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden?,is Ta-Nehisi Coates???s attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son???and readers???the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences, from Howard University to Civil War battlefields, from the South Side of Chicago to Paris, from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose children???s lives were taken as American plunder. Beautifully woven from personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage, ,clearly illuminates the past, bracingly confronts our present, and offers a transcendent vision for a way forward.

  • Car

    A young man whose father owns Auto-Town advertises that he will eat a car from bumper to bumper.

  • One Hundred Years of Solitude

    One of the most influential literary works of our time, , remains a dazzling and original achievement by the masterful Gabriel Garcia Marquez, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature., tells the story of the rise and fall, birth and death of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendi?? family. Inventive, amusing, magnetic, sad and alive with unforgettable men and women???brimming with truth, compassion, and a lyrical magic that strikes the soul???this novel is a masterpiece in the art of fiction.

  • Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln

    Turn any presentation into a landmark occasion.,???I love this book. I???ve followed Humes’s lessons for years, and he combines them all into one compact, hard-hitting resource. Get this book on your desk now.??????Chris Matthews, Hardball,Ever wish you could captivate your boardroom with the opening line of your presentation, like Winston Churchill in his most memorable speeches? Or want to command attention by looming larger than life before your audience, much like Abraham Lincoln when, standing erect and wearing a top hat, he towered over seven feet? Now, you can master presentation skills, wow your audience, and shoot up the corporate ladder by unlocking the secrets of history???s greatest speakers.,Author, historian, and world-renowned speaker James C. Humes???who wrote speeches for five American presidents???shows you how great leaders through the ages used simple yet incredibly effective tricks to speak, persuade, and win throngs of fans and followers. Inside, you’ll discover how Napoleon Bonaparte mastered the use of the pregnant pause to grab attention, how Lady Margaret Thatcher punctuated her most serious speeches with the use of subtle props, how Ronald Reagan could win even the most hostile crowd with carefully timed wit, and much, much more.,Whether you’re addressing a small nation or a large staff meeting, you’ll want to master the tips and tricks in Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln.