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NONFICTION TITLES PUBLISHED IN FEBRUARY 2017
Always a Bridesmaid (for Hire): Stories on Growing Up, Looking for Love, and Walking Down the Aisle for Complete Strangers by Jen Glantz
An uproarious memoir of a New York City millennial's journey to discover herself, pursue a literary career and find true love while juggling a unique job as a professional bridesmaid describes how her tipsy Craigslist ad went viral overnight, triggering her adventure of a lifetime at strangers' weddings.
Arthur and Sherlock: Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmes by Michael Sims
The author of The Story of Charlotte's Web explores the rich events behind the creation of young Arthur Conan Doyle's iconic detective, revealing the impact of his early poverty and medical experience on the development of his characters and stories.
Attending: Medicine, Mindfulness, and Humanity by Ronald Epstein
A general-public guide to mindfulness as part of a safe, patient-centered health-care and medical practice describes the renowned author's perspective-changing experiences as a Harvard Medical student at the sides of doctors who practiced in very different ways.
Blue on Blue: An Insider's Story of Good Cops Catching Bad Cops by Charles Campisi with Gordon Dillow
The longest-serving chief of the NYPD's Internal Affairs Bureau shares real-world insights into how corrupt and lawbreaking police officers are investigated and stopped, reflecting on stories of memorable cases and the contributions of such leaders as Rudy Giuliani, Mike Bloomberg and Bill de Blasio.
Cravings: How I Conquered Food by Judy Collins
The platinum-selling folk music artist reveals her lifelong struggle with compulsive eating, describing how after decades of suffering she discovered her addiction to unhealthy ingredients and how embracing a strict diet of careful portions and unprocessed foods has restored her health and sense of wellness.
Dear Friend, From My Life I Write to You in Your Life by Yiyun Li
A first nonfiction book by the award-winning author of Kinder Than Solitude presents a searing response to George Orwell's question, "Why write?" while exploring the influence of such writers as William Trevor, Katherine Mansfield and Marianne Moore on her literary career.
How to Murder Your Life: A Memoir by Cat Marnell
A former beauty editor at Lucky describes her secret life as a prescription-drug addict and bulimic who manipulated doctors into supporting her destructive lifestyle, recounting the early experiences that shaped her addictions and her struggles to balance her literary ambition with her disease.
I Hate Everyone, Except You by Clinton Kelly
A snarky collection of essays by the Emmy Award-winning moderator of The Chew charts his journey from a misfit youth to an awkward adult, exploring his haphazard experiences with 1980s porn, Jersey's premiere water parks, his sister's cheerleading endeavors, a life-threatening mud bath and more.
I'll Be Damned: How My Young and Restless Life Led Me to America's #1 Daytime Drama by Eric Braeden
A poignant memoir by the Emmy Award-winning star of The Young and the Restless describes his childhood in postwar Germany and how the atrocities of the war compelled him to dedicate himself to humanitarian causes.
Jonathan Swift: The Reluctant Rebel by John Stubbs
A detailed portrait of the man behind Gulliver's Travels traces his early loss of a parent, the contradictions that marked his character and his achievements as a political writer and dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin.
Miracle Mindset: A Mother, Her Son, and Life’s Hardest Lessons by J. J. Virgin
The celebrity health expert and New York Times best-selling author of The Virgin Diet describes the mindsets that helped her family in the wake of a devastating hit-and-run accident that nearly ended her son's life, sharing advice on how to transform negative beliefs and habits to become positive and empowered.
My Life, My Love, My Legacy by Coretta Scott King
The wife of Martin Luther King Jr., founder of the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change and singular 20th-century American civil rights activist presents her full life story, as told before her death to one of her closest confidants.
Never Caught: Ona Judge, the Washingtons, and the Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave by Erica Armstrong Dunbar
A revelatory account of the actions taken by the first president to retain his slaves in spite of Northern laws profiles one of the slaves, Ona Judge, describing the intense manhunt that ensued when she ran away. By the author of Manhunt.
Pontius Pilate: Deciphering a Memory by Aldo Schiavonne. Trans by Jeremy Carden
The renowned classicist and author of Spartacus: Revealing Antiquity presents a revisionist portrait of the controversial biblical figure that reconstructs the social, religious and political climates behind his fateful encounters with Jesus.
Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief's Tribute to America's Warriors by George W. Bush. Forewords by Laura Bush & Peter Pace
A vibrant collection of military oil paintings and stories by the 43rd President, published to benefit the Military Service Initiative at the George W. Bush Presidential Center, stands as an official tie-in to the exhibition scheduled for March 2017 at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.
Robert Lowell, Setting the River on Fire: A Study of Genius, Mania, and Character by Kay Redfield Jamison
The best-selling author of An Unquiet Mind presents an account of the life of the major American poet while sharing psychological insights into the relationship between bipolar illness and creative genius.
Six Encounters With Lincoln: A President Confronts Democracy and Its Demons by Elizabeth Brown Pryor
A Lincoln Prize-winning historian and author of Reading the Man explores the psychology, characters and leadership of the 16th President as evidenced by six lesser-known encounters with his constituents, from an awkward meeting with Army officers on the eve of the Civil War to a White House conversation with a fierce abolitionist.
The Targeter: My Life in the CIA, on the Hunt for the Godfather of ISIS by Nada Bakos with Davin Coburn
A high-profile CIA agent featured in the Emmy Award-winning documentary, Manhunt, shares the story of her career in intelligence, describing her role on the frontlines of America's war on terror and the hunt to find and stop ISIS mastermind Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
This Close to Happy: A Reckoning With Depression by Daphne Merkin
A former New Yorker staff writer and award-winning author of Dreaming of Hitler draws on her journalistic essays on depression to trace her lifelong battle with the disease, marked by her wealthy but inconsistent family and her numerous pursuits in therapy and hospitalization.
Business and Economics
Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street by Sheelah Kolhatkar
Traces the rise and fall of stock trader Steven Cohen and his hedge fund, SAC Capital, to offer insight into personalities behind the largest insider-trading investigation in Wall Street history while revealing how Cohen continues to make billions as a free man.
Drop the Ball: Achieving More by Doing Less by Tiffany Dufu. Foreword by Gloria Steinem.
An inspiring memoir by a leading figure in the women's leadership movement counsels women on how to cultivate the essential skills of reevaluating expectations, setting realistic goals and meaningfully engaging with others in order to thrive in personal and professional arenas.
Fed Up: An Insider's Take on Why the Federal Reserve Is Bad for America by Danielle DiMartino Booth
An insider exposé of the Federal Reserve's toxic culture describes the author's unexpected job offer as a financial analyst and advisor and her witness to leadership's indifference to taxpayer hardships in favor of Wall Street interests.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution by Klaus Schwab
The founder and executive chairman of the World Economics Forum reveals an imminent, unprecedented technological revolution in all venues of the physical, digital and biological worlds that is fundamentally changing how everyday people live and work.
The Kingdom of Happiness: Inside Tony Hsieh’s Zapponian Utopia by Aimee Groth
Provides an inside look at the CEO of Zappos, Tony Hsieh, one of the most enigmatic and successful entrepreneurs of our time, and his quest to create his own version of utopia in the center of Las Vegas.
Lincoln on Leadership for Today: Abraham Lincoln's Approach to Twenty-first Century Issues by Donald T. Phillips
The author of the best-selling Lincoln on Leadership draws on historical examples, writings and speeches to consider how the 16th President would address such modern-day challenges as race relations, terrorism, gun control and special-interest influence.
Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You're Not): A Parents’ Playbook for Kids 3 to 23 by Beth Kobliner
The New York Times best-selling author of Get a Financial Life counsels parents on how to teach their children about smart money management, sharing jargon-free advice on subjects ranging from delayed gratification and living within one's means to getting a solid education and using credit cards responsibly.
The Ruler's Guide: China’s Greatest Emperor and His Timeless Secrets of Success by Chinghua Tang
An English-language translation of core principles by the seventh-century emperor popularly credited as China's greatest historical leader is comprised of his dialogues with his wisest advisors and critics and covers strategies in the arenas of government, business, the military, athletics, philanthropy and parenting.
The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley Are Changing the World by Brad Stone
The New York Times best-selling author of The Everything Store takes readers deep inside the new Silicon Valley.
Valley of the Gods: A Silicon Valley Story by Alexandra Wolfe
A Wall Street Journal columnist for "Weekend Confidential" explores the hubris and ambition of Silicon Valley innovators who are changing the world, tracing the stories of three upstarts who left promising college educations in favor of developing billion-dollar ideas.
Worth It: Your Life, Your Money, Your Terms by Amanda Steinberg
The founder of the DailyWorth.com financial site explains how today's women can reevaluate money as a source of personal power in order to live life on their own terms, explaining how to move through misinformation and guilt while implementing strategies for security, confidence and management.
The Alps: A Human History From Hannibal to Heidi and Beyond by Stephen O'Shea
Blends contemporary travelogue and historical narrative in a history of the Alps that traces the real and imagined journeys of travelers ranging from Hannibal and Hitler to Sherlock Holmes and Napoleon to reveal the profound influence of the Alps on human culture. By the author of Sea of Faith.
The Art of Invisibility: The World's Most Famous Hacker Teaches You How to Be Safe in the Age of Big Brother and Big Data by Kevin D. Mitnick with Robert Vamosi
A world-famous hacker reveals unsettling truths about information vulnerability while outlining affordable online and offline strategies for maximizing privacy and computer security. By the author of the national best-seller Ghost in the Wires.
Attitude: Develop a Winning Mindset on and off the Court by Jay Wright with Michael Sheridan & Mark Dagostino. Foreword by Charles Barkley
The head basketball coach at Villanova University outlines the leadership strategies he attributes to the successes of his NCAA championship team and how they can be adapted to enable personal and professional excellence.
Big Miracles: The 11 Spiritual Rules for Ultimate Success by Joanna Garzilli
The celebrity psychic and intuitive reader outlines 11 spiritual rules for manifesting everyday miracles and living a life of purpose, outlining meditations, journaling exercises and other strategies for building confidence, forgiving mistakes and more.
Can't Just Stop: An Investigation of Compulsions by Sharon Begley
Examines the science behind both mild and extreme compulsive behavior—using fascinating case studies to understand its deeper meaning and reveal the truth about human compulsion.
Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to the End of Life by Jessica Nutik Zitter
An ICU and Palliative Care specialist reveals medical school training gaps in caring for dying patients, describing the professional experiences that compelled her to become a caregiver for the dying and counselor to patients and caregivers about enabling a positive end of life.
F*ck Love: One Shrink’s Sensible Advice for Finding a Lasting Relationship by Michael I. Bennett & Sarah Bennett
The New York Times best-selling authors of F*ck Feelings reveal the essentials to look for when readers finally give up on seeking "true love" and want help seeking a real, lasting relationship.
From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds by Daniel C. Dennett
A leading philosopher and author of Breaking the Spell offers a major new account of the origins of the conscious mind that explores the deep interactions of evolution, brains and human culture, demonstrating the role of culture in installing memes, including language, in the mind.
Hit Makers: Why Things Become Popular by Derek Thompson
An Atlantic senior editor presents an investigation into the lucrative quality of popularity in the 21st century to share economic insights into what makes ideas, productions and products successful.
I Don't Belong to You: Quiet the Noise and Find Your Voice by Keke Palmer
The social media humanitarian actress best known for her performances in Scream Queens and Grease Live reveals the secrets, struggles and practices that have inspired her ambitions, encouraging young women to change negative mindsets to live with greater freedom, confidence and love.
Illusion of Justice: Inside Making a Murderer and America's Broken System by Jerome F. Buting
Interweaving an insider’s account of the true crime saga driving Netflix sensation Making a Murderer with other controversial cases from his career, Steven Avery’s defense attorney reveals the flaws in America's criminal justice system and puts forth a provocative, persuasive call for reform.
The Inkblots: Hermann Rorschach, His Iconic Test, and the Power of Seeing by Damion Searls
Documents the lesser-known story of the creator of the psychological test developed to reveal key aspects of human personality, sharing insights into how his inkblots were carefully designed and rose to prominence after his early death.
The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts by Nintendo
Contains over 400 pages of full-color illustrations from the entire 30-year history of The Legend of Zelda™ series of video games, including artwork from the upcoming The Legend of Zelda™: Breath of the Wild.
The New Odyssey: The Story of the Twenty-First Century Refugee Crisis by Patrick Kingsley
An award-winning Guardian journalist and migration correspondent presents a searing account of the international refugee crisis to illuminate the realities of today's mass-scale forced migrations, describing the ongoing safety challenges imposed on refugees in 17 countries.
My Life As Eva: The Struggle Is Real by Eva Gutowski
The famed young YouTube beauty guru and vlogger best known as MyLifeAsEva traces the story of her difficult early life and successes as an online entertainer and bisexual while sharing original tips for personal grooming and style.
The Not-quite States of America: Dispatches From the Territories and Other Far-Flung Outposts of the USA by Doug Mack
Traces the author's explorations of lesser-known U.S. territories including American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands to juxtapose their blends of culture against the expansionist views of the Founding Fathers, sharing insights into ongoing debates about why each territory has not pursued statehood.
Strangers in a Strange Land: Living the Catholic Faith in a Post-Christian World by Charles J. Chaput
The archbishop of Philadelphia presents a hopeful treatise for Catholics on how to live the faith with confidence in today's post-Christian culture while evaluating the reasons behind declining Catholic numbers. By the best-selling author of Render Unto Caesar.
The Way of the Strangers: Encounters With the Islamic State by Graeme Wood
The writer of The Atlantic's cover story, "What ISIS Really Wants," presents an intimate and unsettling examination of the motivations that drive the men and women of the Islamic State, sharing the stories of individual followers against a backdrop of the violent events of today. Includes two charts.
We'll Always Have Casablanca: The Life, Legend, and Afterlife of Hollywoods Most Beloved Movie by Noah Isenberg
The award-winning film historian and author of Edgar G. Ulmer: A Filmmaker at the Margins presents a 75th anniversary tribute to the iconic Hollywood film that draws on extensive research and interviews to explore its myths, realities, controversies and enduring legacy.
Health & FITNESS
The Cheese Trap: How Breaking a Surprising Addiction Will Help You Lose Weight, Gain Energy, and Get Healthy by Neal D. Barnard. Recipes by Dreena Burton.
Cites the health-compromising qualities of cheese and its immoderate consumption, outlining a radical program for losing weight, improving overall health and managing cheese cravings.
The Hungry Brain: Outsmarting the Instincts That Make Us Overeat by Stephan Guyenet
Explores how the brain’s dual thinking processes regulate when, what and how much we eat.
The Mayo Clinic Diet. Second Edition by Donald D. Hensrud
Presents a weight loss and diet plan engineered to help readers lose up to 10 pounds in two weeks through a reevaluation of nutrition and daily exercise, in a book that includes meal planners and healthy recipes. Original. A #1 New York Times best-seller.
The Metabolism Plan: Discover the Foods and Exercises that Work for Your Body to Reduce Inflammation and Drop Pounds Fast by Lyn-Genet Recitas
A follow-up to The Plan outlines a customizable 30-day program for jump-starting the metabolism for weight loss and improved energy, sharing insights into the counterintuitive properties of various foods to explain their potential role in health.
The One-minute Workout: Science Shows a Way to Get Fit That's Smarter, Faster, Shorter by Martin Gibala with Christopher Shulgan
Draws on the author's work in exercise physiology and high-intensity interval training to reveal the scientific plausibility of short burst workouts that can promote fitness in spite of busy schedules, outlining a range of basic interval workouts and microworkouts that can be customized for individual needs.
Primal Fat Burner: Live Longer, Slow Aging, Super-Power Your Brain, and Save Your Life with a High-Fat, Low-Carb Paleo Diet by Nora Gedgaudas
The author of Primal Body, Primal Mind outlines a comprehensive, scientifically based high-fat diet for maintaining health, losing weight and reversing certain chronic diseases, in a guide that explains how to use a ketogenic fat-burning diet to minimize the metabolism's dependence on sugar.
The Telomere Effect: The New Science of Living Younger by Elizabeth Blackburn & Elissa Epel
The Nobel Prize-winning scientist whose team discovered telomeres, telomerase and their role in aging and a psychologist who researched specific lifestyle habits tied to health and longevity share strategic information about sleep, exercise, diet and stress.
American Sanctuary: Mutiny, Martyrdom, and National Identity in the Age of Revolution by A. Roger Ekirch
Traces the story and legacy of the 1797 mutiny aboard the frigate HMS Hermione, describing the execution of martyr Jonathan Robbins and the subsequent decades of constitutional crisis in America that shaped a major election.
Caught in the Revolution: Petrograd, Russia, 1917—A World on the Edge by Helen Rappaport
The New York Times best-selling author of The Romanov Sisters presents a gripping portrait of Petrograd at the outbreak of the Russian Revolution, drawing on foreign-national eyewitness accounts to trace key events as recorded in letters and journals.
The Chosen Few : One US Army Company's Heroic Struggle to Survive in the Mountains of Afghanistan by Gregg Zoroya
Traces the lesser-known experiences of a 2007 U.S. paratrooper company that was dispatched to assist a remote valley community only to find themselves outnumbered by Taliban forces for 15 months, describing the heroic acts of courage that led to two of them receiving the Medal of Honor.
Dodge City: Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the Wickedest Town in the American West by Tom Clavin
An account of the taming of the Wild West as it unfolded in violent Dodge City cites the roles of lawmen Bat Masterson and Wyatt Earp, tracing their notable friendships and devastating losses while interacting with the likes of Wild Bill Hickock, Jesse James and Doc Holliday. By the co-author of the #1 New York Times best-seller The Heart of Everything That Is.
Get Well Soon: History's Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them by Jennifer Wright
An irreverent tour of history's worst plagues and the people who battled them includes coverage of the Antonine Plague, leprosy and polio while surveying the lesser-known, bizarre and grotesque details that marked each disease. By the author of It Ended Badly.
High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic by Glenn Frankel
The story behind the classic movie High Noon shares insights into the toxic political climate in which it was created, recounting how, during the film shoot, screenwriter Carl Foreman was interrogated and blacklisted by the House Un-American Activities Committee. By the New York Times best-selling author of The Searchers.
The Sensational Past: How the Enlightenment Changed the Way We Use Our Senses by Carolyn Purnell
A lively exploration of the eccentric ways that human senses were perceived throughout the Enlightenment era reveals how the way we think about the senses has dramatically changed throughout history and how today's sensory experiences are representative of the beliefs of earlier times.
The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire by Stephen Kinzer
The author of All the Shah's Men and The Brothers brings to life the forgotten political debate that set America’s interventionist course in the world for the 20th century and beyond.
Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History by Bill Schutt. Illus by Patricia J. Wynne.
A research associate at the American Museum of Natural History presents a tour of cannibalism in the human and animal worlds to explore its evolutionary roles and how it has manifested culturally as a survival mechanism, burial ritual and warfare tactic.
Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari
The New York Times best-selling author of Sapiens examines the civilized world's phenomenal achievements in the areas of famine, disease and war while making provocative predictions about the evolutionary goals of the 21st century.
The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative by Florence Williams
An investigation into the restorative benefits of nature draws on cutting-edge research and the author's explorations with international nature therapy programs to examine the relationship between nature and human cognition, mood and creativity. By the award-winning author of Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History.
You Are the Universe: Discovering Your Cosmic Self and Why It Matters by Deepak Chopra & Menas Kafatos
The integrative-medicine pioneer and a leading physicist explore nine of the biggest and most challenging questions about science and the nature of reality to outline new understandings about who we are and how we can reach our greatest potential.