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Acceptance: A Memoir by Emi Nietfeld
The writer and software engineer looks back her dysfunctional childhood, years as a homeless teenager and eventual graduation from Harvard and how society’s fixation on resilience comes with a terrible cost.
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Breaking History: A White House Memoir by Jared Kushner
In this true historical thriller, the White House advisor to President Trump, for the first time, tells his stary of how an earnest businessman with no political ambitions found himself pulled into a presidency that no one saw coming.
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California Soul: An American Epic of Cooking and Survival by Keith Corbin & Kevin Alexander
A memoir about gangs, drugs, cooking, and living life on the line—both in the kitchen and on the street.
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Diana, William & Harry by James Patterson & Chris Mooney
The world’s best-selling author examines the heartbreaking story of Princess Diana, taken from her sons William and Harry at a painfully young age, and how they carried on her name and spirit into adulthood.
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Diary of a Misfit: A Memoir and a Mystery by Casey Parks
Part memoir, part investigative reporting, a sweeping journalistic saga explores sexuality and gender, family trauma and the redemptive force of love.
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Fruit Punch: A Memoir by Kendra Allen
This unique memoir looks at what it feels like to grow up as Black girl in the south navigating a complex interplay of race, class and gender while trying to find a singular voice as a writer.
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I'm Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy
The iCarly and Sam & Cat star, after her controlling mother dies, gets the help she needs to overcome eating disorders, addiction and unhealthy relationships—and finally decides what she really wants for the first time in her life.
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Listening Well: Bringing Stories of Hope to Life by Heather Morris
The best-selling author of Cilka’s Journey shares the story behind her inspirational writing journey and the defining experiences of her life, exploring how she learned to really listen to the stories people told—a skill she believes we can all learn.
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Path Lit by Lightning: The Life of Jim Thorpe by David Maraniss
A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist presents this riveting new biography of America’s greatest all-around athlete and gold medal winner who survived racism, alcohol addiction, broken marriages and financial distress to become a myth and a legend.
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A Place in the World: Finding the Meaning of Home by Frances Mayes
The #1 New York Times best-selling author of Under the Tuscan Sun turns her focus to the comforts of home and the things that inhabit them in this collection of personal stories.
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The Road Taken: A Memoir by Patrick Leahy
Beautifully written and filled with wonderful stories, both political and personal, this landmark memoir from the U.S. Senator who is currently the Senate’s most senior member introduces the major players who would shape the course of American politics, including every President from Ford onward.
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Scenes from My Life: A Memoir by Michael K. Williams & Jon Sternfeld
Written by the late, iconic actor before his death, this candid and moving memoir of hard-won success, struggles with addiction and a lifelong mission to give back tells the story of his whole life in his own voice, in his own words, as only he could.
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A Woman's Battles and Transformations by Édouard Louis. Trans by Tash Aw.
Edouard Louis’ bracing and honest memoir of his mother's liberation.
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The Art of Teaching Children: All I Learned from a Lifetime in the Classroom by Phillip Done
An essential guide for teachers and parents that’s destined to become a classic, The Art of Teaching Children is one of those rare and masterful books that not only defines a craft but offers a magical reading experience.
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The Crane Wife: A Memoir in Essays by C. J. Hauser
Expanding on her viral sensation “The Crane Wife,” the author presents this deeply personal, candid and humorous memoir-in-essays that ponders what more expansive definitions of love might offer us all.
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Deer Creek Drive: A Reckoning of Memory and Murder in the Mississippi Delta by Beverly Lowry
Describes the 1948 murder of Southern society matron Idella Thompson, who was stabbed 150 times while home alone with her daughter, who was convicted of the murder and later freed in a tale of white privilege that still resonates today.
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Fatherhood by Papa B: A Game-changing Guide for Parents, Father Figures and Fathers-to-be by Bode Aboderin
A motivational speaker and influencer is on a mission to show the world that fatherhood is lit.
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Imagine a City: A Pilot's Journey Across the Urban World by Mark Vanhoenacker
A commercial airline pilot and writer shares and expansive travelogue of his two decades crossing the skies of our planet and touching down in dozens of the storied cities he imagined as a child. Illustrations.
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Raising Lazarus: Hope, Justice, and the Future of America’s Overdose Crisis by Beth Macy
In this complex story of public health, big pharma, dark money, politics, race and class, the New York Times best-selling author of Dopesick takes us to the forefront of the opioid crisis where we meet the everyday heroes fighting to stem the tide of drug overdose.
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Slenderman: Online Obsession, Mental Illness, and the Violent Crime of Two Midwestern Girls by Kathleen Hale
Using court transcripts, police reports, individual reporting and exclusive interviews, this page-turning true crime story recounts the attempted murder of 12-year-old Bella Leutner at the hands of two girls who believed they needed a sacrifice to keep Slenderman—a figure born on the internet—at bay.
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Swerve or Die: Life at My Speed in the First Family of Nascar Racing by Kyle Petty & Ellis Henican
A third generations racer, current NASCAR commentator and one of the most beloved figures in the sport, through deeply personal stories from his racing career, talks about the biggest stars, the most exciting races, the tough, defining issues the sport has had to face and his vision for NASCAR’s future.
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Asian American Histories of the United States by Catherine Ceniza Choy
An inclusive and landmark history emphasizes how essential Asian American experiences are to any understanding of U.S. history. Revising History series
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A Continent Erupts: Decolonization, Civil War, and Massacre in Postwar Asia, 1945-1955 by Ronald H. Spector
This history of the conflicts that swept Asia during the decade following World War II focuses on the civil wars, communal clashes and insurgencies that engulfed China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Korea, and Malaya.
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The Fifth Act: America's End in Afghanistan by Elliot Ackerman
Using the dramatic rescue efforts in Kabul as his framework, a New York Times best-selling author presents this powerful and dramatic eyewitness account in which he weaves a personal history of the war’s long progression, beginning with the initial invasion in the months after 9/11.
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Lethal Tides: Mary Sears and the Marine Scientists Who Helped Win World War II by Catherine Musemeche
Weaving together science, biography and military history, this story of the virtually unknown woman known as “the first oceanographer of the Navy” recounts how her groundbreaking research turned the tide of World War II.
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Operation Pineapple Express by Scott Mann & James Gordon Meek
This tense real-life thriller follows a group of retired Green Berets as they, called for one last mission, worked together to save a former comrade, along with 500 Afghans, right before the ISIS-K suicide bombing and amidst the chaos of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.
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Race and Reckoning: From Founding Fathers to Today's Disruptors by Ellis Cose
Through meticulous research and with astute detail, and spanning from the nation’s earliest years to the COVID pandemic, this thought-provoking book dissects how America’s overall narrative breeds racial resentment rooted in conjecture over fact.
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The Sewing Girl's Tale: A Story of Crime and Consequences in Revolutionary America by John Wood Sweet
In 1793 New York, a seventeen-year-old seamstress, who was raped in the back room of a brothel, charged a gentleman with the crime, resulting in a raw courtroom drama that threatened both her and her assailant’s lives—and shaped the development of American law.
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Sinkable: Obsession, the Deep Sea, and the Shipwreck of the Titanic by Daniel Stone
In this fascinating work of personal journalism, the author discusses the Titanic as a shipwreck, exploring generations of eccentrics who attempted to raise it, and then turns inward to his own obsession with the Titanic and shipwrecks in general.
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The Destructionists: The Twenty-five Year Crack-up of the Republican Party by Dana Milbank
Following the questionable careers of Newt Gingrich, Karl Rove, Mitch McConnell and Rudy Giuliani, a Washington Post political columnist recounts the shocking lengths the Republican Party has gone to in its attempt to maintain a grip on the American people.
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Electable: Why America Hasn't Put a Woman in the White House ... Yet by Ali Vitali
The Capitol Hill Correspondent for NBC News explores the reasons why despite having more women run for President than ever before in our history, they have yet to finally break that final glass ceiling.
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Political Prisoner: Persecuted, Prosecuted, but Not Silenced by Paul Manafort
Argues that a hoax sent a presidential campaign chairman to solitary confinement because he wouldn’t turn against the president of the United States.
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The Return: Trump's Big 2024 Comeback by Dick Morris
Arugues that the political revolution that Donald Trump cannot continue without him running for president again in 2024.
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We've Got to Try: How the Fight for Voting Rights Makes Everything Else Possible by Beto O'Rourke
A noted politician shines a spotlight on the heroic life and work of voting-rights advocate Dr. Lawrence Aaron Nixon and the west Texas town where he made his stand.
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Dancing Cockatoos and the Dead Man Test: How Behavior Evolves and Why It Matters by Marlene Zuk
Looks at the complicated evolution of animal behavior animal behavior, including intelligence, mating patterns an ability to fight disease and how it can be remarkably similar to that of humans.
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The Neuroscience of You: How Every Brain Is Different and How to Understand Yours by Chantel Prat
Featuring real-world examples, tests and quizzes, this revelatory book, through unique and surprising research, shows how each brain is actually very different, both in structure and function, exactly why these variations are important and what it means for all of us.
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Nomad Century: How Climate Migration Will Reshape Our World by Gaia Vince
An urgent investigation of the most underreported, seismic consequence of climate change: how it will force us to change where—and how—we live.
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The 12-hour Walk: Invest One Day, Conquer Your Mind, and Unlock Your Best Life by Colin O'Brady
Sharing the hard-earned life lessons he has learned, the author, a ten-time world record-breaking explorer, through adventure stories set to the most extreme places on Earth, shows us how a investing one day in ourselves will unlock our best lives and help us embrace our full potential.
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The Light We Give: How Sikh Wisdom Can Transform Your Life by Simran Jeet Singh
A human rights activist shares a powerful approach to living a purposeful and rewarding life that is drawn from Sikh teachings, which show readers how to seek out the good in every situation and find positive ways to direct their energy and embrace this deeper form of living.
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Mindreader: The New Science of Deciphering What People Really Think, What They Really Want, and Who They Really Are by David J. Lieberman
A New York Times best-selling author and longtime consultant to the FBI, CIA and NSA takes “people reading” to a whole new level, showing readers how to apply cutting-edge methods to countless everyday situations.
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After the Ivory Tower Falls: How College Broke the American Dream and Divided the Nation, and How to Fix It by Will Bunch
The Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist presents a deeply researched look at the broken state of higher education in America and how we can work towards a new model that works for all Americans.
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All the Living and the Dead: From Embalmers to Executioners, an Exploration of the People Who Have Made Death Their Life's Work by Hayley Campbell
A journalist explores the work and psychology of the vast death industry and the people, including morticians, detectives, crime scene cleaners, embalmers and executioners who have made it their career.
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Bootstrapped: Liberating Ourselves from the American Dream by Alissa Quart
An acclaimed journalist examines the American obsession with self-reliance, and how it has led to inequality, self-blame and shifted the responsibility for survival onto the backs of ordinary people.
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On Critical Race Theory: Why It Matters & Why You Should Care by Victor Ray
Drawing on the radical thinking of Dr. Martin Luther King, Hr., Ida B. Wells and W.E.B. Du Bois, among others, a renowned scholar, through thoughtful essays, traces the foundations of Critical Race Theory, showing why it matters and why we all should car.
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The Viral Underclass: The Human Toll When Inequality and Disease Collide by Steven W. Thrasher
Drawing from heart-rending stories of friends, activists and teachers navigating COVID, HIV and other viruses, a preeminent LGBTQ scholar and journalist presents, for the first time, his unified theory of one of the most pressing social justice issues of our time—how viruses expose the fault lines of society.
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