American Values: Lessons I Learned from My Family by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
The son and namesake of Robert Fitzgerald Kennedy shares poignant memories from his turbulent childhood and the lessons he has learned from family mentors, including JFK and his father, that shaped his firm democratic belief system.
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Beauty in the Broken Places: A Memoir of Love, Faith, and Resilience by Allison Pataki. Foreword by Lee Woodruff.
The best-selling author of The Accidental Empress describes how, while on a vacation during her pregnancy, her healthy 35-year-old surgical resident husband suffered a rare and life-threatening stroke that placed everything they had worked for in jeopardy, a struggle she navigated by writing daily letters to her husband that helped her make sense of challenges and fall in love with him all over again.
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Butterfly: From Refugee to Olympian, My Story of Rescue, Hope, and Triumph by Yusra Mardini
Traces the author's life-changing rescue of a boatload of fellow refugees and how it inspired her to compete on the 2016 Refugee Olympic Team in Rio de Janeiro, tracing her subsequent work with the UN as a Goodwill Ambassador and her advocacy on behalf of people who have been forced from their homes by war.
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Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, and One Intact Glass Ceiling by Amy Chozick
Trailing Hillary Clinton through all of the highs and lows of the most noxious and wildly dramatic presidential election in American history, the author came to understand what drove Clinton, how she accomplished what no woman had before and why she ultimately failed.
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Crash Test Girl: An Unlikely Experiment in Using the Scientific Method to Answer Life's Toughest Questions by Kari Byron
A former co-host of MythBusters demonstrates how to use the scientific method—the logical process she employed while testing urban legends: question, hypothesize, experiment, analyze and conclude—for solving everyday problems, from unhappy relationships to depression and debt.
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Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence by James R. Clapper with Trey Brown.
The former director of National Intelligence and senior advisor to Barack Obama traces his five-decade career, detailing his relationships with multiple presidents, the truth about Russia's alleged role in the election of Donald Trump, his efforts to make intelligence more transparent and his decision to step down in January 2017.
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A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership by James Comey
The former FBI director shares previously undisclosed experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career throughout the past two decades, from Mafia prosecutions and the Martha Stewart scandal to the Bush administration's electronic surveillance and the Clinton e-mail investigation, exploring the qualities of ethical leadership and how it drives sound decisions.
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House of Nutter: The Rebel Tailor of Savile Row by Lance Richardson
Describes the life and career of the Savile Row tailor and his photographer brother who influenced the fashion of the swinging cultural revolution that took place in the late 60s and early 70s, influencing everyone from Bianca Jagger to the Beatles.
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I'm Just Happy to Be Here: A Memoir of Renegade Mothering by Janelle Hanchett
From the creator of the blog "Renegade Mothering" comes a forthright, darkly funny and ultimately empowering memoir chronicling her tumultuous journey from young motherhood to abysmal addiction and a recovery she never imagined possible.
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I'm Keith Hernandez: A Memoir by Keith Hernandez
The legendary first baseman best known for his World Series win with the New York Mets tells all.
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Kickflip Boys: A Memoir of Freedom, Rebellion, and the Chaos of Fatherhood by Neal Thompson
The critically acclaimed author of Driving with the Devil presents a lighthearted memoir about the challenges and concerns he navigated as the father of two strong-willed skateboarder and counterculture sons.
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Life After Darkness: Finding Healing and Happiness After the Cleveland Kidnappings by Michelle Knight
Published on the fifth anniversary of the author's escape, an uplifting memoir about healing and resilience shares insights into the decade she and two other women were held captive by Ariel Castro as well as the resolve that has led her to become a volunteer and advocate for changes to prevent her experiences from happening to others.
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Like Brothers by Mark Duplass & Jay Duplass. Foreword by Mindy Kaling.
The critically acclaimed writers, directors, producers and stars of such hit projects as The League, Transparent and The Mindy Project share the secrets behind their creative partnership, offering insight into their balance between innovation and commercial viability, the dynamics of the Hollywood machine and the challenges of collaborating professionally with a loved one.
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The Lost Pilots: The Spectacular Rise and Scandalous Fall of Aviation's Golden Couple by Corey Mead
Describes the affair between pilots Jessie Miller and William Lancaster, who few from London to Melbourne in 1927 setting the long distance flying record and falling in love despite both being married to other people.
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Madame Claude: Her Secret World of Pleasure, Privilege, and Power by William Stadiem
Traces the remarkable life of the head of post-World War II Paris' most exclusive finishing school, tracing her origins as an impoverished Jewish girl from the city of Angers, her concentration-camp survival, the controversies that rendered her one of the world's most wanted women and her celebrated role in famous marriages. By the author of Mr. S.
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Meghan: A Hollywood Princess by Andrew Morton
From the New York Times best-selling author of Diana: Her True Story comes a biography of Meghan Markle, the American actress who won Prince Harry's heart.
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My Country, My Life: Fighting for Israel, Searching for Peace by Ehud Barak
A definitive memoir by one of Israel's most influential soldier-statesmen and former prime minister traces the history of Israel's first seven decades, his landmark decisions while negotiating with Palestine in 2000 and his insights into what will be required to forge peace in the Middle East.
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Paul Simon: The Life by Robert Hilburn
An intimate, candid portrait of the two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member and first songwriter recipient of the Gershwin Prize, written with rare input by Simon himself, discusses his creative process, his marriages, his decision to leave Simon and Garfunkel and the challenges and sacrifices of living life at an ultimate level of music artistry.
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The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations by John McCain & Mark Salter
A candid new political memoir by the former Republican presidential nominee and author of Faith of My Fathers chronicles the election of Barack Obama through the divisive 2016 election of Donald Trump, offering no-holds-barred opinions of the current developments coming out of Washington as well as his recommendations for ongoing international challenges, from Russia and NATO to ISIS and the wars in the Middle East.
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Robert F. Kennedy: Ripples of Hope: Kerry Kennedy Interviews World Leaders, Activists, and Celebrities About Her Father's Influence in Their Lives by Kerry Kennedy
The daughter of Robert F. Kennedy shares personal remembrances of her father and—through interviews with politicians, media personalities, celebrities and leaders—explores the influence that he continues to have on the issues at the heart of America's identity.
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Robin by Dave Itzkoff
The New York Times culture reporter and author of Mad as Hell presents a compelling portrait of Robin Williams that illuminates his comic brilliance, conflicting emotions and often misunderstood character, sharing insights into the gift for improvisation that shaped his wide range of characters, his struggles with addiction and depression and his relationships with friends and family members.
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The Seasons of My Mother: A Memoir of Love, Family, and Flowers by Marcia Gay Harden
A lyrical, uplifting memoir by the Academy- and Tony Award-winning actress traces the story of her childhood and career while using the imagery of flowers and the art of Ikebana as metaphors to represent the unique creative bond she shares with her mother, who has been succumbing in recent years to Alzheimer's.
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The Shadow Emperor: A Biography of Napoleon III by Alan Strauss-Schom
Written by an American, this biography of the French emperor details the impact of his achievements in politics, commerce, social change, infrastructure, education, finance, cultural change and the military that ultimately led to the creation of modern France.
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So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y’all Don’t Even Know by Retta
The Hollywood star of such hit series as Parks and Recreation and Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce presents an uproarious collection of essays that trace her upbringing by hardworking Liberian parents, the events that shifted her career focus from medicine to comedy and the ways that her successes have been shaped by fear and circumstance.
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Spring by Karl Ove Knausgaard
A Swedish father describes life with his newborn daughter, discussing the lightness and joy of the beginning of a new life, but also the creeping darkness and struggles in this new work from the author of Out of the World.
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There Are No Grown-Ups: And Other Things It Took Me 40 Years to Learn by Pamela Druckerman
The best-selling author of Bringing Up Bébé charts the largely unexplored realities of being a 40-something in today's world, in a latest collection of laugh-out-loud essays that examines the decade as a milestone less associated with midlife than by the disconnects of social media, the French perspectives about libido and the challenges of raising kids while caring for aging parents.
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The Wind in My Hair: My Fight for Freedom in Modern Iran by Masih Alinejad
An Iranian journalist in exile discusses leaving her country, challenging tradition and sparking an online movement against compulsory hijab.
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Young Washington: How Wilderness and War Forged America's Founding Father by Peter Stark
A portrait of the first U.S. president's early years shares insights into how his service in the British military and his stationing in the brutal wilderness of the Ohio Valley shaped his nascent leadership and indirectly fed the conflict that led to the French and Indian War.
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