Books by Daniel Bergner

SING FOR YOUR LIFE: A STORY OF RACE, MUSIC, AND FAMILY

In Sing for Your Life, Daniel Bergner chronicles Ryan Speedo Green's journey from solitary confinement to opera stardom, introducing us to a cast of memorable characters—including the two teachers from Ryan's childhood who redirect his rage into music, and his long-lost father who finally reappears to hear Ryan sing. Bergner illuminates all that it takes—technically, creatively—to find and foster the beauty of the human voice, and sheds unique light on the enduring and complex realities of race in America.

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What Do Women Want? Adventures in the Science of Female Desire

When it comes to sex, common wisdom holds that men roam and women crave closeness and commitment. But in this provocative, headline-making book, Daniel Bergner turns everything we thought we knew about women’s arousal and desire inside out.

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The Other Side of Desire: Four Journeys into the Far Realms of Lust and Longing

How do we come to be who we are sexually? How do we cope with the forces of desire? How can we understand the relationship between the transcendent and the physical, between the wish for love and the anarchy of the erotic? Daniel Bergner looks for answers in the stories of four people whose longings may be very different from our own.

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In the Land of Magic Soldiers: A Story of White and Black in West Africa

In this chilling, unflinching, and beautifully written narrative, Daniel Bergner journeys into the heart of the world's most war-ravaged country: Sierra Leone. An African land of spectacular beauty, of vine bridges across jungle rivers and white lilies in radiant swamps, Sierra Leone has been torn apart by a decade of civil war.

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God of the Rodeo: The Search for Hope, Faith, and a Six-Second Ride in Louisiana’s Angola Prison

God of the Rodeo is an exploration of the human spirit, yielding in the process a searing portrait of a place that will be impossible to forget and a group of men, guilty of unimaginable crimes, desperately seeking a moment of grace.

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