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Educated: A Memoir

Tara Westover · Random House
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

An unforgettable memoir in the tradition of The Glass Castle about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge UniversityTara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains...
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Waiting for the Punch: Words to Live by from the WTF Podcast

MARC MARON · Flatiron Books
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

"I'm British, so I'm medically dead inside, but even I can't help but open up whenever I talk to Marc. He uses his honesty like a scalpel, cutting himself open in front of anyone he's talking to, and in doing so, invites you to do the same. " -- John Oliver Each week over a million...
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The Lost Art of Good Conversation: A Mindful Way to Connect with Others and Enrich Everyday Life

SAKYONG MIPHAM · Harmony
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

Cutting through all the white noise, chatter, and superficiality our cell phones and social media cause, one of Tibet's highest and most respected spiritual leaders offers simple and practical advice to help us increase our attentions spans, become better listeners, and strive to appreciate...
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We Were Eight Years in Power: A Journey Through the Obama Era

TA-NEHISI COATES · One World
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

In these "urgently relevant essays,"* the National Book Award-winning author of Between the World and Me "reflects on race, Barack Obama's presidency and its jarring aftermath"* - including the election of Donald Trump."We were eight years in power" was the lament...
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Bible Nation: The United States of Hobby Lobby

Candida R. Moss · Princeton University Press
Pages: 223
Format: Hardcover

How the billionaire owners of Hobby Lobby are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to make America a "Bible nation"Like many evangelical Christians, the Green family of Oklahoma City believes that America was founded on a "biblical worldview as a Christian nation."...
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The Last Black Unicorn

TIFFANY HADDISH · Gallery Books
Pages: 288
Format: Book

From stand-up comedian, actress, and breakout star of Girls Trip, Tiffany Haddish, comes The Last Black Unicorn, a sidesplitting, hysterical, edgy, and unflinching collection of (extremely) personal essays, as fearless as the author herself. Growing up in one of the poorest neighborhoods...
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Faces of Promise: Looking Beyond Autism

Richard Ehrlich · Graphic Arts Books
Pages: 104
Format: Hardcover

Faces of Promise: Looking Beyond Autism is a collaboration between Dr. Richard Ehrlich, fine art photographer and physician, and Dr. Barbara Firestone, President, CEO & Founder of The Help Group, one of the nation's leading nonprofits serving children with autism and other special...
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Ranger Games: A Story of Soldiers, Family and an Inexplicable Crime

Ben Blum · Doubleday
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

"A gloriously good writer...Ranger Games is both surprising and moving...A memorable, novelistic account." - Jennifer Senior, New York Times Intricate, heartrending, and morally urgent, Ranger Games is a crime story like no other Alex Blum was a good kid, a popular high school...
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Miss D and Me: Life with the Invincible Bette Davis

Kathryn Sermak · Hachette Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

For ten years Kathryn Sermak was at Bette Davis's side--first as an employee, and then as her closest friend--and in Miss D and Me she tells the story of the great star's harrowing but inspiring final years, a story fans have been waiting decades to hear. Miss D and Me is a story of two powerful...
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We Wear the Mask: 15 True Stories of Passing in America

Brando Skyhorse · Beacon Press
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

Fifteen writers reveal their diverse experiences with passing - including racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, gender, and economic forms of passing.American history is filled with innumerable examples of "passing." Why do people pass? The reasons are manifold: opportunity, access,...
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God and Donald Trump

STEPHEN E STRANG · Frontline
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

With pundits asking, "How did he win?" this book explores whether there was a supernatural element involved. Christian leaders prophesied before the election that God had raised up Donald Trump to lead the nation through a time of crisis. But could this billionaire reality-TV...
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A Target on my Back: A Prosecutor's Terrifying Tale of Life on a Hit List

Erleigh Wiley · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

The success of documentaries like Making a Murderer and The Jinx bodes well for true crime Continued interest in these documentaries keeps true crime in the public eye; a sequel is planned for Making a Murderer and there is constant chatter about it online Interest in courtrooms and lawyers...
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If All the Seas Were Ink: A Memoir

ILANA KURSHAN · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

At the age of 27, alone in Jerusalem in the wake of a painful divorce, Ilana Kurshan joined the world's largest book club, learning daf yomi, Hebrew for "daily page" of the Talmud, a book of rabbinic teachings spanning about 600 years and the basis for all codes of Jewish...
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The Newcomers: Learning a New Language and Making a New Home in a Place Called America

HELEN THORPE · Scribner
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

From an award-winning, "meticulously observant" (The New Yorker) writer comes a powerful and moving account of how refugee teenagers at a Denver public high school learn English and become Americans.The Newcomers follows the lives of twenty-two immigrant teenagers throughout...
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Ali: A Life

JONATHAN EIG · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 640
Format: Hardcover

The definitive biography of an American icon, from a New York Times best-selling author with unique access to Ali's inner circle He was the wittiest, the prettiest, the strongest, the bravest, and, of course, the greatest (as he told us himself) . Muhammad Ali was one of the twentieth...
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Supernormal: The Untold Story of Adversity and Resilience

Meg Jay · Twelve
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Clinical psychologist and author of The Defining Decade, Dr. Meg Jay reveals the world of the "supernormal": those who soar to unexpected heights after childhood adversity.Whether it is bullying, the loss of a parent to divorce or death, an alcoholic or mentally ill family member,...
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Draft No. 4: On the Writing Process

JOHN MCPHEE · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

The long-awaited guide to writing long-form nonfiction by the legendary author and teacherDraft No. 4 is an elucidation of the writer's craft by a master practitioner. In a series of playful but expertly wrought essays, John McPhee shares insights he's gathered over his career and refined...
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Member of the Family: My Story of Charles Manson, Life Inside His Cult, and the Darkness That Ended the Sixties

DIANNE LAKE · William Morrow
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

In this poignant and disturbing memoir of lost innocence, coercion, survival, and healing, Dianne Lake chronicles her years with Charles Manson, revealing for the first time how she became the youngest member of his Family and offering new insights into one of the twentieth century's most...
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The Blue Zones of Happiness: Lessons From the World's Happiest People

DAN BUETTNER · National Geographic
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

New York Times best-selling author Dan Buettner reveals the surprising secrets of the world's happiest places - and shows how we can all apply the lessons of true happiness to our lives. In this inspiring book, Buettner offers game-changing tools for setting up your life to be the happiest...
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Why Bob Dylan Matters

Richard F. Thomas · Dey Street Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

"The coolest class on campus" - The New York TimesWhen the Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded to Bob Dylan in 2016, a debate raged. Some celebrated, while many others questioned the choice. How could the world's most prestigious book prize be awarded to a famously cantankerous...
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