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The Electric Woman: A Memoir in Death-Defying Acts

Tessa Fontaine · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Tessa Fontaine's astonishing memoir of pushing past fear, The Electric Woman, follows the author on a life-affirming journey of loss and self-discovery-- through her time on the road with the last traveling American sideshow and her relationship with an adventurous, spirited mother....
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Well, That Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist

Franchesca Ramsey · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

In this sharp, funny, and timely collection of personal essays, veteran video blogger and star of MTV's Decoded Franchesca Ramsey explores race, identity, online activism, and the downfall of real communication in the age of social media rants, trolls, and call-out wars. Franchesca...
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Girl Logic: The Genius and the Absurdity

Iliza Shlesinger · Weinstein Books
Pages: 264
Format: Hardcover

From breakout stand-up comedian Iliza Shlesinger comes a subversively funny collection of essays and observations on a confident woman's approach to friendship, singlehood, and relationships."Girl Logic" is Iliza's term for the way women obsess over details and situations...
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There Are No Grown-ups: A Midlife Coming-of-Age Story

Pamela Druckerman · Penguin Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

The best-selling author of BRINGING UP BÉBÉ investigates life in her forties, and wonders whether her mind will ever catch up with her face.When Pamela Druckerman turns 40, waiters start calling her "Madame," and she detects a disturbing new message in mens' gazes: I would...
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Sociable: A Novel

Rebecca Harrington · Doubleday
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

The Assistants meets The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. in this exuberant comedy of manners set in the world of Internet media, a brilliantly irreverent novel about what it means to be young, broke, dumped, and scarily good at creating viral content.When Elinor Tomlinson moved to New York...
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The Optimistic Decade

Heather Abel · Algonquin Books
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

You say you want a revolution? This energetic and entertaining novel about a utopian summer camp and its charismatic leader asks smart questions about good intentions gone terribly wrong. Framed by the oil shale bust and the real estate boom, by protests against Reagan and against the Gulf...
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Probable Claws: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery

RITA MAE BROWN · Bantam
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

Rita Mae Brown and her feline co-author Sneaky Pie Brown return with a new tale in their bestselling Mrs. Murphy series, as mysteries past and present converge in Albemarle County, Virginia. Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen and her friends and animal companions pursue the threads...
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How to American: An Immigrant's Guide to Disappointing Your Parents

Jimmy O. Yang · Da Capo Press
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

Standup comic, actor and fan favorite from the popular HBO series Silicon Valley shares his memoir of growing up as a Chinese immigrant in California and making it in Hollywood."I turned down a job in finance to pursue a career in stand-up comedy. My dad thought I was crazy. But I figured...
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Here Is Real Magic: A Magician's Search for Wonder in the Modern World

NATE STANIFORTH · Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

An extraordinary memoir about finding wonder in everyday life, from magician Nate Staniforth.Nate Staniforth has spent most of his life and all of his professional career trying to understand wonder--what it is, where to find it, and how to share it with others. He became a magician because...
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So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y'all Don't Even Know

Retta · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

In her hilarious book of essays, Parks and Recreation star Retta shares the stories that led to her success in Hollywood.In So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y'all Don't Even Know, Parks and Recreation star Retta takes us on her not-so-meteoric rise from roaches to riches (well, rich...
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