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Presto!: How I Made Over 100 Pounds Disappear and Other Magical Tales

PENN JILLETTE · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 368
Format: Paperback

Penn Jillette's New York Times bestselling account of his "extremely funny and somewhat profane journey to discovering a healthy lifestyle ... that will motivate others to seek weight-loss solutions" (The Washington Post) .More than three hundred and thirty pounds and saddled...
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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...
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Finding Gobi: A Little Dog with a Very Big Heart

DION LEONARD · Thomas Nelson
Pages: 272
Format: Paperback

A man, a dog, and the lengths to which love will go to sacrifice for its companion. Finding Gobi is the miraculous tale of Dion Leonard, a seasoned ultramarathon runner who crosses paths with a stray dog while competing in a 155-mile race through the Gobi Desert in China. The lovable pup,...
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Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death and Jazz Chickens

Eddie Izzard · Blue Rider Press
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Critically acclaimed, award-winning British comedian and actor Eddie Izzard details his childhood, his first performances on the streets of London, his ascent to worldwide success on stage and screen, and his comedy shows which have won over audiences around the world. Over the course of a thirty-year...
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You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir

Sherman Alexie · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

One of the most anticipated books of 2017--Entertainment Weekly and Bustle A searing, deeply moving memoir about family, love, and loss from the critically acclaimed, bestselling National Book Award winner.When his mother passed away at the age of 78, Sherman Alexie responded the only...
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A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution

Jennifer A Doudna · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A trailblazing biologist grapples with her role in the biggest scientific discovery of our era: a cheap, easy way of rewriting genetic code, with nearly limitless promise and peril. Not since the atomic bomb has a technology so alarmed its inventors that they warned the world about its use....
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Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman's Awakening

Manal Sharif · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A ferociously intimate memoir by a devout woman from a modest family in Saudi Arabia who became the unexpected leader of a courageous movement to support women's right to drive.Manal al-Sharif grew up in Mecca the second daughter of a taxi driver, born the year fundamentalism took hold....
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The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness

Paula Poundstone · Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

"The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness is a remarkable journey. I laughed. I cried. I got another cat." - Lily Tomlin Is there a secret to happiness? Beloved comedian Paula Poundstone conducts a series of "thoroughly scientific" experiments...
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Through a Glass, Darkly: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the Quest to Solve the Greatest Mystery of All

STEFAN BECHTEL · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

After the American Civil War, while bodies still littered battlefields, the movement known as Spiritualism began to sweep across America as thousands of people, mostly from shock and grief, tried to make contact with the recently departed. The movement captivated Europe as well, especially...
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Memory's Last Breath: Field Notes on My Dementia

Gerda Saunders · Hachette Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

"[A] courageous and singular book."---Andrew Solomon In the tradition of Brain on Fire and When Breath Becomes Air, Gerda Saunders' Memory's Last Breath is an unsparing, beautifully written memoir--a true-life Still Alice that captures Saunders' experience as a fiercely...
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