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Business & Economics
How Innovation Works: And Why It Flourishes in Freedom by Matt Ridley
The award-winning, best-selling author of The Rational Optimist describes the history of innovation and how it differs from invention through lively stories about steam engines, jet engines, search engines, airships, coffee, potatoes, vaping, antibiotics and mosquito nets.
Lights Out: Pride, Delusion, and the Fall of General Electric by Thomas Gryta & Ted Mann
Explains how General Electric—perhaps America’s most iconic corporation—suffered such a swift and sudden fall from grace.
Reprogramming the American Dream: From Rural America to Silicon Valley—Making AI Serve Us All by Kevin Scott & Greg Shaw. Foreword by J. D. Vance.
Microsoft’s chief technology officer tackles one of the most critical issues facing society today: the future of artificial intelligence and how it can be realistically used to promote growth, even in a shifting employment landscape.
Family & Relationships
And Then They Stopped Talking to Me: Making Sense of Middle School by Judith Warner
Citing the convergence of developmental changes that often render the middle-school years difficult, a compassionate guide draws on student testimonies and professional insights to counsel parents on how to help middle-school children thrive.
The MacArthur Grant recipient and author of The Stages of Age outlines radical approaches to drug-free elder care that uses theater, improv and other medically supported therapies to promote engagement and better life quality.
Grand: A Grandparent's Wisdom for a Happy Life by Charles Johnson
A National Book Award winner and MacArthur Genius Fellow reflects on the joys of being a grandparent in a collection of wisdom and life lessons.
What Makes a Marriage Last: 42 Celebrated Couples Share the Secrets to a Happy Life Together by Marlo Thomas & Phil Donahue
The Presidential Medal of Freedom-winning actress and activist and the Emmy Award-winning Donahue host share intimate, engaging conversations with celebrity couples, from Sting and Trudy Styler to Billy and Janice Crystal, that illuminate the secrets of a healthy marriage.
The Hilarious World of Depression by John Moe
The host of the podcast The Hilarious World of Depression offers a moving portrait of what it means to be depressed.
The Kindness of Strangers: How a Selfish Ape Invented a New Moral Code by Michael E. McCullough
A professor of psychology at the University of California, San Diego, offers a sweeping psychological history of human goodness.
The 19th surgeon general of the United States identifies the growing public health issue of loneliness, offering connection-based solutions for combating the forces driving current epidemics in anxiety, violence and addiction.
Dare to Fly by Martha McSally
The first American woman combat jet pilot and Arizona Senator presents a motivational life guide that explains how she overcame formidable boundaries by following a set of key principles based on making courage a choice.
How We Change: And Ten Reasons Why We Don't by Ross Ellenhorn
A pioneering expert in substance abuse and psychiatric trauma challenges assumptions about change by encouraging readers to embrace their resistance to it, explaining how to better understand primal instincts that lead to self-destructive behavior.
The Emmy Award-winning cohost of Fox's The Real and SiriusXM's Café Mocha presents a laugh-out-loud memoir about learning to resist the pressures of conformity while unlocking personal potential through self-acceptance.
Life Is in the Transitions: Mastering Change in a Nonlinear Age by Bruce Feiler
The best-selling author of Council of Dads presents a pioneering study of the disruptions that are upending contemporary life, outlining bold recommendations for how to manage today's incremental transitions with more meaning, balance and satisfaction.
Your Second Act: Inspiring Stories of Reinvention by Patricia Heaton
Patricia Heaton—Emmy Award-winning star of Everybody Loves Raymond; The Middle; and, most recently, Carol’s Second Act—offers a book about second acts in life and reinventing oneself.
Afropessimism by Frank Wilderson
The award-winning author of Incognegro offers an account of the non-analogous experience of being black by theorizing the black experiences through a lens of perpetual and incomparable slavery that flourishes in today’s world.
Biography of Resistance: The Epic Battle Between People and Pathogens by Muhammad H. Zaman
An award-winning Boston University educator and researcher provides a chilling look at the rise of antibiotic-resistant superbugs, explaining how we got here and what we must do to address this growing global health crisis.
Describes how hardworking mother of five Giselle Burgess rose from poverty and homelessness to establish Girl Scout troops in 15 New York City shelters to bring pride, life-skill training and community to disadvantaged urban girls.