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Hunger: A Memoir of

Roxane Gay · Harpercollins
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

From the New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist: a searingly honest memoir of food, weight, self-image, and learning how to feed your hunger while taking care of yourself."I ate and ate and ate in the hopes that if I made myself big, my body would be safe. I buried the girl...
Hundreds of Interlaced Fingers: A Kidney Doctor's Search for the Perfect Match

Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A young, hopeful doctor's memoir - an unforgettable love story and an informative journey into the world of medicine and kidney transplantation that ultimately asks: What does it mean to let go of something that you love, even if it is life itself?When Vanesa fell in love with Robert,...
Away with Words: An Irreverent Tour Through the World of Pun Competitions

Joe Berkowitz · Harper Perennial
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

Fast Company reporter Joe Berkowitz investigates the bizarre and hilarious world of pun competitions from the Punderdome 3000 in Brooklyn to the World competition in Austin.When Joe Berkowitz witnessed his first Punderdome competition, it felt wrong in the best way. Something impossible...
Making Sense: The Glamorous Story of English Grammar

David Crystal · Oxford University Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

In Making Sense, David Crystal confronts the foe of many: grammar. Once taught relentlessly to all students in the English-speaking world, grammar disappeared from most school curricula, so that terms such as "preposition" and "conjunction" now often confound children...
Baking Powder Wars: The Cutthroat Food Fight that Revolutionized Cooking

Linda Civitello · University of Illinois Press
Pages: 264
Format: Paperback

First patented in 1856, baking powder sparked a classic American struggle for business supremacy. For nearly a century, brands battled to win loyal consumers for the new leavening miracle, transforming American commerce and advertising even as they touched off a chemical revolution in the world's...
This Is What a Librarian Looks Like: A Celebration of Libraries, Communities, and Access to Information

Kyle Cassidy · Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

In 2014, author and photographer Kyle Cassidy published a photo essay on called "This is What A Librarian Looks Like," a montage of portraits and a tribute to librarians. Since then, Cassidy has made it his mission to remind us of how essential librarians and libraries...
Popular: The Power of Likability in a Status-Obsessed World

Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A leading psychologist examines how our popularity affects our success, our relationships, and our happiness - and why we don't always want to be the most popularNo matter how old you are, there's a good chance that the word "popular" immediately transports you back to your...
If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?: Relating to and Communicating with Others

Alan Alda · Random House
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

From iconic actor and bestselling author Alan Alda, an indispensable guide to communicating better - based on his experience with acting, improv, science, and storytellingThe acclaimed actor shares fascinating and powerful lessons from the art and science of communication, and teaches readers...
I'll Push You: A Journey of 500 Miles, Two Best Friends, and One Wheelchair

PATRICK GRAY · Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Pages: 312
Format: Paperback

Two best friends, 500 miles, one wheelchair, and the challenge of a lifetime.Friendship takes on new meaning in this true story of Justin and Patrick, born less than two days apart in the same hospital. Best friends their whole lives, they grew up together, went to school together, and were...
Rants from the Hill: On Packrats, Bobcats, Wildfires, Curmudgeons, a Drunken Mary Kay Lady, and Other Encounters with the Wild in the High Desert

Pages: 232
Format: Paperback

"If Thoreau drank more whiskey and lived in the desert, he'd write like this." - High Country News Welcome to the land of wildfire, hypothermia, desiccation, and rattlers. The stark and inhospitable high-elevation landscape of Nevada's Great Basin Desert may not be an obvious...