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Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It by Charlamagne Tha God
The co-host of 105.1's "The Breakfast Club" shares his unlikely success story as a troubled youth-turned influential radio personality, outlining unstinting views about how embracing one's truths is an essential part of achieving success and happiness.
The Cake and the Rain: An Autobiography by Jimmy Webb
The Grammy Award-winning songwriter, author of Tunesmith and youngest inductee into the National Songwriters' Hall of Fame traces his religious upbringing in Oklahoma, struggles with addiction and meteoric successes with artists ranging from The Supremes and The Fifth Dimension to Johnny Cash and Art Garfunkel.
Cartel Wives: A True Story of Deadly Decisions, Steadfast Love, and Bringing Down El Chapo by Mia Flores, et al.
A redemptive memoir from two anonymous women who escaped the international drug trade share never-before-revealed details about El Chapo, the Sinaloa Cartel and the dangerous world of illicit drugs.
Change of Seasons: A Memoir by John Oates, with Chris Epting
A memoir by the co-founder of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame duo Hall & Oates explores the childhood music exposures in his humble Pennsylvania hometown that shaped his early music perspectives, the unlikely artistic pursuits that led to the band's first hit, the changing music landscape that marked their successes and his personal struggles with fame.
Dig If You Will the Picture: Funk, Sex, God and Genius in the Music of Prince by Ben Greenman. Foreword by Questlove.
Presents a unique and kaleidoscopic look into the life, legacy and electricity of the pop legend Prince and his wide-ranging impact on our culture.
The Gift of Anger: And Other Lessons from My Grandfather Mahatma Gandhi by Arun Gandhi
The grandson of Mahatma Gandhi shares 10 vital and extraordinary life lessons imparted by the iconic philosopher and peace advocate, sharing Gandhi's particular insights into how emotions like anger can be guiltless motivational tools if properly used for good purposes.
Golden: The Miraculous Rise of Steph Curry by Marcus Thompson
A longtime Warriors insider traces the inspirational story of the NBA star shooter to offer insight into his personal life and achievements as both an athletic leader and role model for kids. A first book.
Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage by Dani Shapiro
An intimate and life-affirming memoir by the best-selling author of Still Writing explores themes of marriage, memory, the frailty of bonds and the time accretion of sorrow and love.
Infinite Tuesday: An Autobiographical Riff by Michael Nesmith
An idiosyncratic memoir by the Monkees icon, songwriter and music video innovator traces his experiences as a wild youth and celebrity before finding peace and creative wholeness through the teachings of Christian Science and his collaborations with like-minded fellow artists.
Jackie's Girl: My Life with the Kennedy Family by Kathy McKeon
A coming-of-age memoir by a young woman who was Jackie Kennedy's personal assistant and sometime nanny for 13 years describes her witness to several historical events and the lessons about life and love she learned from the beloved First Lady.
Leading Lady: Sherry Lansing and the Making of a Hollywood Groundbreaker by Stephen Galloway
The president of 20th Century Fox and CEO of Paramount Pictures traces her journey to become the first female head of a major motion picture studio, sharing behind-the-scenes tales from sets and boardrooms while explaining what inspired her to walk away to start the Sherry Lansing Foundation.
Lessons from the Prairie: The Surprising Secrets to Happiness, Success, and (Sometimes Just) Survival I Learned on America's Favorite Show by Melissa Francis
A self-help primer for fans of the beloved show Little House on the Prairie, written by the former child star best known as Cassandra, shares behind-the-scenes stories from the set and the lessons the author learned from her work with Michael Landon. By the best-selling author of Diary of a Stage Mother's Daughter.
Life's Work: From the Trenches, a Moral Argument for Choice by Willie Parker, with Lisa Miller.
An outspoken Christian reproductive-justice advocate draws on his experiences as a physician and abortion provider to trace his fundamentalist upbringing in the American South while explaining why he believes that helping women in need without judgment is in accordance with Christian values.
Manderley Forever: A Biography of Daphne du Maurier by Tatiana de Rosnay. Trans by Sam Taylor.
A nonfiction debut by the best-selling author of Sarah's Key traces the life and achievements of classic novelist Daphne du Maurier, sharing creative insights into the master writer's life at different ages and her enduring influence in literature.
The Most Beautiful: My Life with Prince by Mayte Garcia
Published to commemorate the first anniversary of the iconic musician's death, a candid assessment of his personal and professional life by his first wife traces their long-distance courtship, marriage and creative partnership as well as the challenges that compromised their romance.
Nevertheless by Alec Baldwin
In a candid memoir, a noted, outspoken actor chronicles the highs and lows of his life and career.
Notes on a Banana: A Memoir of Food, Love, and Manic Depression by David Leite
The founder of the James Beard Award-winning website Leite’s Culinaria presents a candid, humorous story of family, food, mental illness and sexual identity.
Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg & Adam Grant
From the Facebook COO and #1 New York Times best-selling author of Lean In, and the #1 New York Times best-selling author of Originals comes a book about finding resilience and moving forward after life’s inevitable setbacks.
Out of Line: A Life of Playing with Fire by Barbara Lynch
A memoir by the James Beard Award-winning Top Chef judge traces her rise from a hard-knocks south Boston childhood to culinary stardom, reflecting on her experiences with petty crime, drugs and trauma before finding healing and purpose in the kitchens of her Irish Catholic heritage.
The Outrun: A Memoir by Amy Liptrot
After a life of heavy drinking in London, the author returns home to Orkney at the age of 30, and finds that the unbridled nature of the Outrun has the natural healing she needs to put her on the path to recovery.
Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life by Sally Bedell Smith
The best-selling author of Elizabeth the Queen presents a revelatory portrait of the crown royal that offers new insights into his lonely childhood, intellectual quests, entrepreneurial pursuits and marriages.
The Secrets of My Life: A History by Caitlyn Jenner
The author chronicles the first part of her life as Bruce Jenner and rise to fame as a gold-medal-winning Olympic decathlete; her marriages and her relationships with her children; her transition; and her experience as the world's most famous transgender woman.
Shattered : Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign by Jonathan Allen & Amie Parnes
A dramatic analysis of the bitter 2016 election, told from the viewpoints of Hilary Clinton campaign insiders, reconstructs key decisions and missed opportunities that are being cited as the cause of the election upset. By the authors of HRC.
There Is No F*cking Secret: Letters from a Badass Bitch by Kelly Osbourne
The TV personality and fashion designer reflects on lessons learned throughout her unconventional life as the middle child of music legend Ozzy Osbourne, describing her transformation from a perceived unattractive misfit to her signature "lavender swan" identity.
The Tincture of Time: A Memoir of Medical Uncertainty by Elizabeth L. Silver
A poignant account of the author's family experiences in the wake of her newborn daughter's baffling stroke traces the ensuing year of testing, treatments and stress that challenged the author's faith in medicine and compelled her investigation into historical and alternate practices.
Will's Red Coat: The Story of One Old Dog Who Chose to Live Again by Tom Ryan
The best-selling author of Following Atticus traces the author's adoption of a traumatized, hearing-impaired elderly dog who throughout his remaining years transformed from a hostile and violent canine to a happy, puppy-like companion.
Young and Damned and Fair: The Life of Catherine Howard, Fifth Wife of King Henry VIII by Gareth Russell
An interpretation of the tragic life of Henry VIII's doomed fifth wife places her brief reign against a backdrop of unprecedented social and political tensions to offer insight into her ambitious family and the errors in judgment that led to her execution.
Business & Economics
An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back by Elisabeth Rosenthal
An award-winning New York Times reporter reveals expensive dysfunctions in America's healthcare system, outlining practical guidelines for recognizing misleading information and obtaining the care and pharmaceuticals needed to safeguard family health interests.
Beyond the Label: Women, Leadership, and Success on Our Own Terms by Maureen Chiquet
A former global CEO of Chanel traces her unlikely journey to a business leader, counseling readers on how to move beyond the confines of staid expectations while discovering personal goals, strengths and leadership values that can enable a career on one's own terms.
Extreme You: Step Up. Stand Out. Kick Ass. Repeat. by Sarah Robb O'Hagan
The former president of Gatorade and Equinox shares professional lessons from highly accomplished overachievers in a range of disciplines to explain how to transform a mediocre career and overcome missteps in order to make the most of one's distinctive talents.
The Financial Diaries: How American Families Cope in a World of Uncertainty by Jonathan Morduch & Rachel Schneider
Combining hard facts with the personal stories of 235 low- and middle-income families as they navigate through a year, the authors examine the economic stresses of today's families and offer fresh ideas for solving them.
A Fine Mess: A Global Quest for a Simpler, Fairer, and More Efficient Tax System by T. R. Reid
The Washington Post correspondent and best-selling author of The Healing of America presents an international investigation into America's failing tax code to share plainspoken assessments of current problems and what the author believes can be learned from other democratic nations.
The Fuzzy and the Techie: Why the Liberal Arts Will Rule the Digital World by Scott Hartley
A forefront venture capitalist offers surprising predictions about the future of innovation, posing a counterintuitive opinion that college graduates in the humanities and social sciences are more likely than tech students to be true drivers of innovation.
The New Rules of Work: The Modern Playbook for Navigating Your Career by Alexandra Cavoulacos & Kathryn Minshew
The founders of TheMuse.com present a guide to navigating the dynamic modern workplace and its vast range of career options, counseling today's professionals on how to use cutting-edge tools to choose an ideal career path and employers that motivate a fulfilling working life.
You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth by Jen Sincero
A sequel to the best-selling You Are a Badass shares step-by-step guidelines for overcoming blocks, moving past fear and making real-world money, revealing how personal perceptions and bank accounts reflect obstructive beliefs that can be rendered lucrative through strategic concept changes.
Bad Choices: How Algorithms Can Help You Think Smarter and Live Happier by Ali Almossawi. Illus by Alejandro Giraldo.
A lighthearted introduction to algorithms and their problem-solving potential in the everyday world outlines alternative methods for managing 12 different scenarios using the same systems that underline a word processor, a Google search engine or a Facebook ad.
Born Anxious: The Lifelong Impact of Early Life Adversity and How to Break the Cycle by Daniel P. Keating
A cutting-edge psychologist explains what parents and society need to understand about the lifelong consequences of early exposure to stress and adversity, explaining how stress exposures in utero and the first year of life can predispose the body to excessive levels of cortisol, triggering significant health problems.
The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America by Frances FitzGerald
A dramatic history of the Evangelical movement in America traces the revivals of the 18th and 19th centuries that rendered evangelism a dominant religious force, describing the rise and fall of denominations and how they influenced American agendas ranging from civil rights and gender equality to climate change and immigration reform.
The Fifth Trimester: The Working Mom's Guide to Style, Sanity, and Big Success After Baby by Lauren Smith Brody
An award-winning Glamour executive editor presents a tell-it-like-it-is guide for new moms coping with the demands of the real world after childbirth, offering advice on everything from returning to work and maintaining a work/life balance to breastfeeding and obtaining childcare.
Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism by Fumio Sasaki
A U.S. release of a best-seller from Japan explores how the author revitalized his enthusiasm for life and sense of well-being by embracing a minimalist existence, sharing tips on how to get rid of unneeded possessions and achieve a better appreciation for present-day circumstances.
Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy by Anne Lamott
An impassioned exploration of mercy, its elusive presence and why people ignore or embrace it shares advice for forging deeper self-understanding and how to pursue an honest, meaningful life that involves kindness to others. By the best-selling author of Stitches.
Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Night by Jason Zinoman
A definitive account of the life and career of comedic talk show host David Letterman evaluates how his ironic style transcended traditional television and how his remote and reclusive personality contrasts with his widely misunderstood achievements.
Letters to a Young Writer: Some Practical and Philosophical Advice by Colum McCann
A best-selling author and lecturer of creative writing at Hunter College in New York City presents a collection of essays featuring advice to writers just beginning to practice their craft.
Oh, the Meetings You'll Go To!: A Parody by Dr. Suits.
A parody of the graduation classic offers tongue-in-cheek inspiration to today's jaded millennials facing the daunting task of entering and navigating entry-level workforce arenas, celebrating the foibles of everything from endless meetings and handling tough bosses to opening a 401(k) and paying off student loans.
The Seasons Alter: How to Save Our Planet in Six Acts by Philip Kitcher & Evelyn Fox Keller
Two forefront intellectuals examine the science, politics and debates surrounding climate change in today's world, addressing topics ranging from whether or not climate change is real to the responsibility of today's world in protecting future needs.
Sometimes Amazing Things Happen: Life on the Bellevue Prison Ward by Elizabeth Ford
The chief of psychiatry for Correctional Health Services in New York City presents a revelatory and compassionate memoir of her work inside Bellevue Hospital's forensic psychiatry unit to share insights into the cases, colleagues and system that have shaped her views about survival and humanity.
Star Wars Visual Encyclopedia by Adam Bray; Cole Horton & Tricia Barr
Presents an illustrated guide to everything Star Wars that incorporates curated photography for hundreds of topics ranging from fashions and food to vehicles and characters.
Wherever You Go, There They Are: Stories About My Family You Might Relate To by Annabelle Gurwitch
The best-selling author of I See You Made an Effort presents a new collection of uproarious essays about her family of scam artists, sharing additional insights into the sisterhoods, temporary tribes, communities and cults that have shaped her life.
Health & Fitness
Blast the Sugar Out!: Lower Blood Sugar, Lose Weight, Live Better by Ian K. Smith
The best-selling author of the SHRED diet guides shares nutritious recipes and more than two dozen satisfying food substitutes that minimize dietary sugars, counseling beginners on the essential steps of promoting health through sugar reduction, exercise and lifestyle changes.
The Cut: Lose Up to 10 Pounds in 10 Days and Sculpt Your Best Body by Morris Chestnut & Obi Obadike
A Hollywood star and a celebrity fitness expert outline a groundbreaking heath and wellness plan for rapid, sustainable weight loss based on cutting-edge nutritious science and a trademark fat-burning exercise program.
Mind over Meds: Know When Drugs Are Necessary, When Alternatives Are Better—and When to Let Your Body Heal on Its Own by Andrew Weil
The Harvard graduate, public health professor and best-selling author of Spontaneous Happiness explores the dangers of overmedication while outlining lifestyle changes and alternative treatments for common ailments.
The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in Healthy Foods that Cause Disease and Weight Gain by Steven R. Gundry
The renowned cardiac surgeon and author of Dr. Gundry's Diet Evolution identifies hidden lectin compounds in otherwise healthy plant foods that are behind weight gain and chronic disease, outlining simple steps for removing or minimizing harmful lectins to safeguard health.
The Whole Foods Diet: Discover Your Hidden Potential for Health, Beauty, Vitality & Longevity by John Mackey; Alona Pulde & Matthew Lederman
The co-CEO of Whole Foods Market and the co-authors of The Forks Over Knives Plan outline a strategic plan for blending nutrition, exercise and strategic lifestyle practices to enable maximum health and wellness.
Fear City: New York's Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics by Kimberly Phillips-Fein
The author of Invisible Hands presents a history of an imperiled New York City while analyzing what the author terms the politics of austerity and how they are continuing to shape the world today.
Four Princes: Henry VIII, Francis I, Charles V, Suleiman the Magnificent and the Obsessions that Forged Modern Europe by John Julius Norwich
A rich portrait of four dynamic rulers born in the last decade of the 15th century examines how they collectively shaped modern Europe and the Middle East in cultural, religious and political arenas. By the best-selling author of Absolute Monarchs.
Incendiary: The Psychiatrist, the Mad Bomber and the Invention of Criminal Profiling by Michael Cannell
Documents the nearly two-decade manhunt for a serial bomber in mid-20th-century New York, citing the contributions of police captain Howard Finney and psychiatrist James Brussel in developing investigative techniques that would shape new approaches in American law enforcement.
The Islamic Enlightenment: The Struggle Between Faith and Reason, 1798 to Modern Times by Christopher de Bellaigue
A history of the 19th and 20th centuries challenges current understandings about the Middle East and Islam, focusing on the stories of Istanbul, Cairo and Tehran to reveal the intellectual, cultural and political sophistication of their populations.
K-9 Korea: The Untold Story of America's War Dogs in the Korean War by J. Rachel Reed
A heartrending account of the contributions of American service dogs in the Korean War traces the experiences of the 8125th Sentry Dog Detatchment and how their mission in Incheon bonded human and canine brothers-in-arms before culminating in a terrible sacrifice.
Last Hope Island: Britain, Occupied Europe, and the Brotherhood that Helped Turn the Tide of War by Lynne Olson
The best-selling author of Citizens of London chronicles how Britain became an island of refuge for Europeans who escaped the Nazi juggernaut—exploring how royals, soldiers, government leaders and resistance fighters found comparative safety and established bases of operations to reclaim their homelands.
Lincoln's Lieutenants: The High Command of the Army of the Potomac by Stephen W. Sears
The award-winning author of Landscape Turned Red presents a multilayered group portrait of the commanders who led the Army of the Potomac to explore how interpersonal tensions and their disagreements with Washington politics rendered them pawns to a vindictive Congress.
My Fellow Soldiers: General John Pershing and the Americans Who Helped Win the Great War by Andrew Carroll
The best-selling author of War Letters presents a 100th anniversary account of the American experience during World War I, centering on an intimate portrait of General Pershing while drawing on a rich trove of newly uncovered letters to convey the grassroots realities of everyday workers, soldiers, medics and families.
Thunder in the Mountains: Chief Joseph, Oliver Otis Howard, and the Nez Perce War by Daniel J. Sharfstein
Chronicles the epic clash of two American legends—their brutal war and a battle of ideas that defined America after Reconstruction.
The Zoo: The Wild and Wonderful Tale of the Founding of London Zoo: 1826-1851 by Isobel Charman
In a book set in the heart of swirling, Dickensian London, the author presents a history of a unique institution and the incredible characters—both human and animal—that populated it.
The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency by Chris Whipple
A behind-the-scenes account of how the American presidency has hinged on the effectiveness of the White House chiefs of staff draws on interviews with all 20 currently living chiefs of staff and two former Presidents to reveal how their decisions have influenced the nation. By the award-winning executive producers of The Spymasters.
Rotten to the Core: How Washington Corruption Is Worse Than You Think by Ken Buck
The Republican Congressman from Colorado who serves on multiple judiciary oversight committees reveals how both political parties work together to overtax Americans and force the nation into deeper debt, demonstrating how elected officials are voting contrary their promises and retaliating against whistleblowers.
Turning Point: Reclaiming an America We Can Believe in by K. T. McFarland
The FOX News contributor and White House veteran outlines why she believes the next administration will have an important and unique opportunity to recapture American exceptionalism and reassert the nation's position as a global leader.
Climate of Hope: How Cooler Heads Can Cool the World by Michael R. Bloomberg & Carl Pope
The former New York City Mayor and the former Sierra Club head present a manifesto on how the benefits of taking action on climate change can be real, immediate and significant, sharing disparate perspectives on related issues while explaining how cities, businesses and everyday people can make positive changes regardless of Washington politics.
Deviate: The Science of Seeing Differently by Beau Lotto
The world-renowned neuroscientist, entrepreneur and two-time TED speaker explores how understandings about how the world is perceived can expand humanity's ability to create and innovate.
DNA Is Not Destiny: The Remarkable, Completely Misunderstood Relationship Between You and Your Genes by Steven J. Heine
A leading cultural psychologist challenges current understandings about the role of DNA in health, drawing on his own genome sequencing results to explain what genes can actually tell us and why psychological biases can render people vulnerable to media hype.
Flavor: The Science of Our Most Neglected Sense by Bob Holmes
A journey into the surprising science of the sense of flavor by a veteran New Scientist correspondent outlines narrative principles in neurobiology and modern food production to reveal the broad range of factors that can affect one's appreciation of what we consume.
Head Strong: The Bulletproof Plan to Activate Untapped Brain Energy to Work Smarter and Think Faster—In Just Two Weeks by Dave Asprey
The Silicon Valley professional biohacker and best-selling author of The Bulletproof Diet outlines a revolutionary plan for improving brain resilience, sharing strategic practices in nutrition, inflammation reduction and promoting neuron growth.
Your Brain Is a Time Machine: The Neuroscience and Physics of Time by Dean Buonomano
A leading neuroscientist presents a groundbreaking exploration of how time works inside the mind, arguing that the human brain's complex system constructs our sense of chronological flow in ways that are essential to evolution and everyday survival. By the author of Brain Bugs.
A Colorful Way of Living: How to Be More, Create More, Do More the Vera Bradley Way by Barbara Bradley Baekgaard
The founder of the Vera Bradley empire shares practical and inspirational advice for women on how to reinvent their lives and awaken creative potential at any age, offering complementary tips on establishing a healthy work-life balance, launching a career after graduation and pursuing new interests.
The Empath's Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People by Judith Orloff
Explaining the difference between empathy that enables compassion and being an empath who actually experiences the emotions and pain of others, a UCLA psychiatrist and best-selling author of Emotional Freedom offers counsel to highly sensitive individuals on how to develop coping mechanisms in today's high-stimulus world.
Make Trouble by John Waters. Illus by Eric Hanson.
The pop culture artist best known for such films as Pink Flamingos and Hairspray shares inspirational, counterintuitive advice for artists, graduates and anyone seeking creative fulfillment, citing his own academic failures while making recommendations for developing ideas on one's own terms.
Double Bind: Women on Ambition by Robin Romm, ed.
The author of The Mother Garden presents an urgent exploration of why today's feminists still dissociate themselves from healthy ambition, sharing the views of such contributors as Ayana Mathis, Molly Ringwald and Roxane Gay to illuminate why ambition remains a taboo in gender equality.
Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America by James Forman, Jr.
A consequential argument about race, crime and law in today's America by a Yale legal scholar and former public defender examines the urgent debates surrounding the criminal justice system and its activities involving mass incarceration, aggressive police tactics and their impact on at-risk people of color and beleaguered law-enforcement officers.
The New Urban Crisis: How Our Cities Are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation, and Failing the Middle Class - and What We Can Do About It by Richard Florida
The Atlantic senior editor presents a follow-up to The Rise of the Creative Class to explore how today's creative economy is affecting gentrification, inequality and segregation in the world's major cities.
Sports & Recreation
Arnie: The Life of Arnold Palmer by Tom Callahan
A veteran sportswriter a author of His Father’s Son: Earl and Tiger Woods shines a spotlight on one of the greatest golfers ever to play the game, Arnold Palmer.
Ballplayer by Chipper Jones, with Rogers Carroll Walton. Foreword by Bobby Cox.
The eight-time All-Star switch-hitter for the Atlanta Braves shares the story of his remarkable career against a backdrop of meteoric free agency years, offering additional insights into the larger stories of the Braves and the MLB.
Return of the King: Lebron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Greatest Comback in NBA History by Brian Windhorst & Dave McMenamin
An insider's account of LeBron James's past 15 years documents his return to and ultimate championship triumph in Cleveland.
The Black Hand: The Epic War Between a Brilliant Detective and the Deadliest Secret Society in American History by Stephan Talty
Chronicles the dramatic story about the origins of the mafia in early 20th-century America and the achievements of Italian-born detective, Joseph Petrosino, who gave his life to fight it. By the best-selling author of Empire of Blue Water.
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
The best-selling author of The Lost City of Z presents a true account of the early 20th-century murders of dozens of wealthy Osage and law-enforcement officials, citing the contributions and missteps of a fledgling FBI that eventually uncovered one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.
The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple by Jeff Guinn
A portrait of the influential cult leader behind the Jonestown Massacre examines his personal life, from his extramarital affairs and drug use to his fraudulent faith healing practices and his decision to move his followers to Guyana, sharing astonishing new details about the events leading to the 1978 tragedy. By the award-winning author of Go Down Together.