The Man Who Would Stop at Nothing

This is no yoga memoir.  Melissa Holbrook Pierson's aerodynamic new book is the story of the author's quest for personal renewal through what may seem like the most unlikely of pursuits: long-distance motorcycling. Inspired by legendary rider John Ryan  -- and the members of the "Iron Butt Association" -- Pierson heads out in search of the point where passion becomes mania, and blows past both to encounter a new understanding of self.  

July 28: Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin eloped on this day in 1814.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.