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1. The Glass Castle: A Memoir

Jeannette Walls · Scribner
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic,...
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2. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

Atul Gawande · Metropolitan Books
Pages: 282
Format: Hardcover

In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its endingMedicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable....
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3. The Lost City of the Monkey God : a true story

Douglas J Preston · Hachette Audio
Format: Audiobook

#1 New York Times bestselling author Douglas Preston takes listeners on an adventure deep into the Honduran jungle in this riveting, danger-filled true story about the discovery of an ancient lost civilization.
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4. The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from My Life

John Le Carr · Viking
Pages: 310
Format: Print book

"Recounted with the storytelling élan of a master raconteur - by turns dramatic and funny, charming, tart and melancholy." -Michiko Kakutani, The New York TimesThe New York Times bestselling memoir from John le Carré, the legendary author of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy;...
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5. Alexander Hamilton

Ron Chernow · Penguin Audiobooks
Format: Audiobook

A New York Times Bestseller, and the inspiration for the hit Broadway musical Hamilton!Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Chernow presents a landmark biography of Alexander Hamilton, the Founding Father who galvanized, inspired, scandalized, and shaped the newborn nation.In the first full-length...
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6. On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

TIMOTHY SNYDER · Tim Duggan Books
Pages: 126
Format: Paperback

#1 New York Times BestsellerThe Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism of the twentieth century. We are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy...
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7. No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump's Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need

NAOMI KLEIN · Haymarket Books
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

The election of Donald Trump is a dangerous escalation in a world of cascading crises. Trump's vision -- a radical deregulation of the US economy in the interest of corporations, an all-out war on "radical Islamic terrorism," and sweeping aside climate science to unleash a domestic...
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8. A Life in Parts

Bryan Cranston · Simon & Schuster Audio
Format: Audiobook

A poignant, intimate, funny, inspiring memoir - both a coming-of-age story and a meditation on creativity, devotion, and craft - from Bryan Cranston, beloved and acclaimed star of one of history's most successful TV shows, Breaking Bad.Bryan Cranston landed his first role at seven, when...
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9. You are a badass

Jen Sincero · Tantor Audio
Format: Audiobook

In this witty, refreshingly blunt guide, bestselling author Jen Sincero helps listeners to embrace their inner badass and achieve success in all areas of life.
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10. The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts

Gary D Chapman · Northfield
Pages: 202
Format: Paperback

Marriage should be based on love, right? But does it seem as though you and your spouse are speaking two different languages? New York Times bestselling author Dr. Gary Chapman guides couples in identifying, understanding, and speaking their spouse's primary love language - quality time,...
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11. Strong Is the New Pretty: A Celebration of Girls Being Themselves

Kate T. Parker · Workman Publishing
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Girls being fearless. Girls being silly. Girls being wild, stubborn, and proud. Girls whose faces are smeared with dirt and lit up with joy. So simple and yet so powerful, Strong Is the New Pretty celebrates, through more than 175 memorable photographs, the strength and spirit of girls...
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12. The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

Amy Schumer · Gallery Books
Pages: 323
Format: Print book

#1 New York Times Bestseller "Amy Schumer's book will make you love her even more. For a comedian of unbridled (and generally hilarious) causticity, Schumer has written a probing, confessional, unguarded, and, yes, majorly humanizing non-memoir, a book that trades less on sarcasm,...
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13. An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

Al Gore · Simon & Schuster Audio
Format: Audiobook

Fresh off the heels of a successful debut at the Sundance Film Festival, Al Gore's follow-up to his eye-opening blockbuster An Inconvenient Truth comes at a time when climate change is a daily headline and audiences are more eager than ever to act on behalf of the planet."We're going...
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14. Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Thomas Piketty · Belknap Press
Pages: 816
Format: Paperback

A New York Times #1 Best Seller An Amazon #1 Best Seller A Wall Street Journal #1 Best Seller A USA Today Best Seller A Sunday Times Best SellerWinner of the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year AwardWinner of the British Academy MedalFinalist, National Book Critics Circle...
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15. The New Jim Crow:

Michelle Alexander · New Press
Pages: 312
Format: Paperback

Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as "brave and bold," this book directly challenges the notion that the election...
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