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1. On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

TIMOTHY SNYDER · TIM DUGGAN BOOKS
Pages: 128
Format: Print book

"The 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 yield to fascism,...
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2. 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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3. 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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4. The Genius of Birds

Jennifer Ackerman · Penguin Press
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Birds are astonishingly intelligent creatures. According to revolutionary new research, some birds rival primates and even humans in their remarkable forms of intelligence. In The Genius of Birds, acclaimed author Jennifer Ackerman explores the newly discovered brilliance of birds. As she travels...
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5. 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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6. Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life

William Finnegan · Penguin Press
Pages: 447
Format: Print book

**Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography**A deeply rendered self-portrait of a lifelong surfer by the acclaimed New Yorker writerBarbarian Days is William Finnegan's memoir of an obsession, a complex enchantment. Surfing only looks like a sport. To initiates, it is something...
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7. A Paris All Your Own: Bestselling Women Writers on the City of Light

Eleanor Brown · G.P. Putnam's Sons
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

A collection of all-new Paris-themed essays written by some of the biggest names in women's fiction, including Paula McLain, Therese Anne Fowler, Maggie Shipstead, and Lauren Willig, edited by Eleanor Brown, the New York Times bestselling author of The Weird Sisters and The Light of Paris....
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8. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, A Toltec Wisdom Book

Don Miguel Ruiz · Amber-Allen Publishing; Hard Cover / Gift Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Featured in the premiere issue of O: The Oprah Magazine and on Oprah's Favorite Things 2000 segment, The Four Agreements reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob people of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, the Four Agreements -- be impeccable...
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9. We Should All Be Feminists (Kindle Single) (A Vintage Short)

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie · Vintage Books
Pages: 32
Format: eBook

What does "feminism" mean today? That is the question at the heart of We Should All Be Feminists, a personal, eloquently-argued essay - adapted from her much-viewed Tedx talk of the same name - by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the award-winning author of Americanah and Half of a Yellow...
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10. The Devil in the White City

Erik Larson · Books on Tape; Unabridged edition
Format: Audio CD

Author Erik Larson imbues the incredible events surrounding the 1893 Chicago World's Fair with such drama that readers may find themselves checking the book's categorization to be sure that The Devil in the White City is not, in fact, a highly imaginative novel. Larson tells the stories...
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11. Into The Wild

Jon Krakauer · Turtleback Books
Pages: 207
Format: School & Library Binding

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. The story of Chris McCandless, a young man who embarked on a solo journey into the wilds of Alaska and whose body was discovered four months later, explores the allure of the wilderness.
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12. Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World

Adam Grant · Penguin Audio
Format: Audiobook

The #1 New York Times bestseller that examines how people can champion new ideas - and how leaders can fight groupthink, from the author of Give and Take"Reading Originals made me feel like I was seated across from Adam Grant at a dinner party, as one of my favorite thinkers thrilled...
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13. We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.: Essays

Samantha Irby · Vintage
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

Sometimes you just have to laugh, even when life is a dumpster fire. With We Are Never Meeting in Real Life., "bitches gotta eat" blogger and comedian Samantha Irby turns the serio-comic essay into an art form. Whether talking about how her difficult childhood has led to a problem...
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14. Modern Romance

Aziz Ansari · Penguin Press
Pages: 277
Format: Print book

Now a New York Times BestsellerA hilarious, thoughtful, and in-depth exploration of the pleasures and perils of modern romance from one of this generation's sharpest comedic voicesAt some point, every one of us embarks on a journey to find love. We meet people, date, get into and out of relationships,...
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15. The Zookeeper S Wife: A War Story

Diane ACKERMAN · Norton; First Edition edition
Format: Audio CD

A New York Times Bestseller Orion Book Award winner -- When Germany invaded Poland Stuka bombers devastated Warsaw -- and the citys zoo along with it With most of their animals dead zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski began smuggling Jews into empty cages Another dozen guests hid inside...
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