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Perfect Strangers: Friendship, Strength, and Recovery After Boston's Worst Day

Roseann Sdoia · PublicAffairs
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

A moving portrait of four lives that came together in a moment, proving that being in the wrong place at the worst time can lead to unexpectedly beautiful thingsAs Roseann Sdoia waited to watch her friend cross the finish line of the Boston Marathon in 2013, she had no idea her life was about...
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Model Woman: Eileen Ford and the Business of Beauty

Robert Lacey · Harper
Format: Hardcover

A revealing, no-holds-barred portrait of the legendary Eileen Ford - the entrepreneur who transformed the business of modeling and helped invent the celebrity supermodel.Working with her husband, Jerry, Eileen Ford created the twentieth century's largest and most successful modeling...
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Captive Audience: On Love and Reality TV

Lucas Mann · Vintage
Pages: 272
Format: Paperback

An intimate portrait of a marriage intertwined with a meditation on reality TV that reveals surprising connections and the meaning of an authentic life. A VINTAGE ORIGINAL.In Lucas Mann's trademark vein--fiercely intelligent, self-deprecating, brilliantly observed, idiosyncratic, personal,...
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Mr. Smith Goes to Prison: What My Year Behind Bars Taught Me About America's Prison Crisis

Jeff Smith · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

The fall from politico to prisoner isn't necessarily long, but the landing, as Missouri State Senator Jeff Smith learned, is a hard one.In 2009, Smith lied to the Feds about seemingly minor campaign malfeasance and earned himself a year and a day in Kentucky's FCI Manchester. Mr. Smith...
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Lassoing the Sun: A Year in America's National Parks

Mark Woods · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Many childhood summers, Mark Woods piled into a station wagon with his parents and two sisters and headed to America's national parks. Mark's most vivid childhood memories are set against a backdrop of mountains, woods, and fireflies in places like Redwood, Yosemite, and Grand Canyon national...
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Spinster: Making a Life of One's Own

Kate Bolick · Crown
Format: Hardcover

"A single woman considers her life, the life of the bold single ladies who have gone before her, and the long arc of slowly changing attitudes towards women"--
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Trying to Float: Coming of Age in the Chelsea Hotel

Nicolaia Rips · Scribner
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

"Hysterically droll, touching, elegant, and wise - a coming-of-age story from someone who possibly came of age before her parents" (Patricia Marx, New Yorker writer and bestselling author) , Trying to Float is a seventeen-year-old's darkly funny, big-hearted memoir about growing...
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SELF-ish: A Transgender Awakening

Chloe Schwenke · Red Hen Press
Pages: 260
Format: Paperback

SELF-ish is a narrative drawn from an international life, beginning with some early glimpses out at the world by a girl in a boy's body. Chloe Schwenke was raised as Stephen in a Marine Corps family, and was sent off at age fourteen to "man-up" at a military academy. Later -- and still...
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Born Trump: Inside America's First Family

EMILY JANE FOX · Harper
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

As a writer at Vanity Fair covering the Trump family, Emily Jane Fox has spent the last year doing a deep dive into the lives of the President's children. She's developed a personal relationship with Ivanka and has cultivated sources close to Eric, Donald Jr., and Tiffany. She has scoured...
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Bruce Lee: A Life

Matthew Polly · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 672
Format: Hardcover

The first authoritative biography - featuring dozens of rarely seen photographs - of film legend Bruce Lee, who made martial arts a global phenomenon, bridged the divide between Eastern and Western cultures, and smashed long-held stereotypes of Asians and Asian-Americans.Forty-five years...
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Good Chinese Wife: A Love Affair with China Gone Wrong

Susan Blumberg-Kason · Sourcebooks
Format: Paperback

A stunning memoir of an intercultural marriage gone wrongWhen Susan, a shy Midwesterner in love with Chinese culture, started graduate school in Hong Kong, she quickly fell for Cai, the Chinese man of her dreams. As they exchanged vows, Susan thought she'd stumbled into an exotic fairy...
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Stalking God: My Unorthodox Search for Something to Believe In

Anjali Kumar · Seal Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Anjali Kumar, a pragmatic lawyer for Google, was part of a rapidly growing population in America: highly spiritual but religiously uncommitted. But when her daughter was born, she became compelled to find God--or at least some kind of enlightenment.Convinced that traditional religions were...
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Sometimes Brilliant: The Impossible Adventure of a Spiritual Seeker and Visionary Physician Who Helped Conquer the Worst Disease in History

Larry Brilliant · Harper One
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

The unforgettable, entertaining, and inspiring memoir of the activist, teacher, entrepreneur, and spiritual leader that illuminates some of the most revolutionary events of a generation, many of the legendary people who defined it, and a towering figure at the center of it.Larry Brilliant's...
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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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A Twenty Minute Silence Followed by Applause

Shawn Wen · Sarabande Books
Pages: 136
Format: Paperback

An Indie Next Pick for July 2017 "A unique, poetic critical appreciation of Marcel Marceau... . A fascinating book... . Readers will marvel not only at Marceau, but at the book itself, which displays such command of the material and such perfect pitch. " --Kirkus Reviews, starred...
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