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Going Somewhere: A Bicycle Journey Across America

Brian Benson · Plume

Brian has a million vague life plans but zero sense of direction. So when he meets Rachel, a self-possessed woman who daydreams of bicycling across the States, he decides to follow her wherever she'll take him. Brian and Rachel soon embark on a ride from northern Wisconsin to Somewhere...
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Wild Things: The Joy of Reading Children's Literature as an Adult

BRUCE HANDY · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

An irresistible, nostalgic, insightful - and totally original - ramble through classic children's literature from Vanity Fair contributing editor (and father) Bruce Handy. "Consistently intelligent and funny ... The book succeeds wonderfully." - The New York Times Book Review...
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Presidents: Washington to Bush

Sam J. Patrick · Greenwich House
Pages: 91
Format: Book

1989, extra-large, oversize hardcover volume (of a title first published in 1969) , Greenwich House / Crown, NY. 10 3/4" x 14 1/4", 91 pages. The full-color portraits, Washington through George Bush, are by a talented man named Sam J. Patrick. 41 Presidents are covered in detail,...
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32 Yolks: From My Mother's Table to Working the Line

Eric Ripert · Random House
Pages: 247
Format: Print book

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Hailed by Anthony Bourdain as "heartbreaking, horrifying, poignant, and inspiring," 32 Yolks is the brave and affecting coming-of-age story about the making of a French chef, from the culinary icon behind the renowned New York City restaurant Le Bernardin....
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The Spider and the Fly: A Reporter, a Serial Killer, and the Meaning of Murder

Claudia Rowe · Dey Street Books
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

In this superb work of literary true crime - a spellbinding combination of memoir and psychological suspense - a female journalist chronicles her unusual connection with a convicted serial killer and her search to understand the darkness inside us."Well, well, Claudia. Can I call you Claudia?...
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The Kite and the String: How to Write with Spontaneity and Control--and Live to Tell the Tale

Alice Mattison · Viking
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

A targeted and insightful guide to the stages of writing fiction and memoir without falling into common traps, while wisely navigating the writing life, from an award-winning author and longtime teacherWriting well does not result from following rules and instructions, but from a blend...
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When in French: Love in a Second Language

Lauren Collins · Penguin Books
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

A language barrier is no match for love. Lauren Collins discovered this firsthand when, in her early thirties, she moved to London and fell for a Frenchman named Olivier - a surprising turn of events for someone who didn't have a passport until she was in college. But what does it mean...
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Born a Crime

Trevor Noah · Spiegel & Grau
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man's coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followedNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Michiko Kakutani, New York Times * Newsday...
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Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries

Kory Stamper · Pantheon Books
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Brimming with intelligence and personality, a vastly entertaining account of how dictionaries are made - a must read for word mavens. While most of us might take dictionaries for granted, the process of writing them is in fact as lively and dynamic as language itself. With sharp wit and irreverence,...
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The Unsettlers: In Search of the Good Life in Today's America

Mark Sundeen · Riverhead Books
Pages: 324
Format: Print book

The radical search for the simple life in today's America. On a frigid April night, a classically trained opera singer, five months pregnant, and her husband, a former marine biologist, disembark an Amtrak train in La Plata, Missouri, assemble two bikes, and pedal off into the night, bound...
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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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They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us

HANIF WILLIS-ABDURRAQIB · Two Dollar Radio
Pages: 236
Format: Paperback

In an age of confusion, fear, and loss, Hanif Abdurraqib's is a voice that matters. Whether he's attending a Bruce Springsteen concert the day after visiting Michael Brown's grave, or discussing public displays of affection at a Carly Rae Jepsen show, he writes with a poignancy and magnetism...
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Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret

Craig Brown · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

A witty and profound portrait of the most talked-about English royalShe made John Lennon blush and Marlon Brando tongue-tied. She iced out Princess Diana and humiliated Elizabeth Taylor. Andy Warhol photographed her. Jack Nicholson offered her cocaine. Gore Vidal revered her. Francis Bacon...
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Doctored: The Disillusionment of an American Physician

Sandeep Jauhar · Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

In his acclaimed memoir Intern, Sandeep Jauhar chronicled the formative years of his residency at a prestigious New York City hospital. Doctored, his harrowing follow-up, observes the crisis of American medicine through the eyes of an attending cardiologist. Hoping for the stability...
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Strange History Bonnie Clyde

J. E. Treherne · Stein & Day; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Here is the true story of Bonnie Parker (1910-1934) and Clyde Barrow (1909-1934), a young sociopathic Southern couple gunned down by authorities after a two-year crime spree that left twelve people dead. This history cuts through hype and mythology and examines the outlaws' liberal...
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