A Very Punchable Face

A Very Punchable FaceFrom growing up in a family of firefighters on Staten Island to commuting three hours a day to high school and seeing the sights like watching a Russian woman throw a stroller off the back of a ferry , to attending Harvard while Facebook was created, Jost shares how he has navigated the world lik

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The Answer Is…: Reflections on My Life

The Answer Is…: Reflections on My LifeAn alternate cover edition of this book, with ISBN 978198215799, can be found here n nLongtime Jeopardy host and television icon Alex Trebek reflects on his life and career n nSince debuting as the host of Jeopardy in 1984, Alex Trebek has been something like a family member to millions of televisio

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Intimations

IntimationsDeeply personal and powerfully moving, a short and timely series of essays on the experience of lock down, by one of the most clear sighted and essential writers of our time n n There will be many books written about the year 2020 historical, analytic, political and comprehensive accounts This is no

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Becoming Duchess Goldblatt: A Memoir

Becoming Duchess Goldblatt: A MemoirOne of the New York Times 20 Books to Read in 2020 UnforgettableBehind her brilliantly witty and uplifting message is a remarkable vulnerability and candor that reminds us that we are not alone in our struggles and that we can, against all odds, get through them Lori Gottlieb, New York Times

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Eat the Buddha: Life and Death in a Tibetan Town

Eat the Buddha: Life and Death in a Tibetan TownJust as she did with North Korea, award winning journalist Barbara Demick explores one of the most hidden corners of the world She tells the story of a Tibetan town perched eleven thousand feet above sea level that is one of the most difficult places in all of China for foreigners to visit Ngaba w

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Remain in Love: Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club, Tina

Remain in Love: Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club, TinaTwo iconic bands An unforgettable life n nOne of the most dynamic groups of the 70s and 80s, Talking Heads, founded by drummer Chris Frantz, his girlfriend Tina Weymouth, and lead singer David Byrne, burst onto the music scene, playing at CBGBs, touring Europe with the Ramones, and creating hits

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Desert Notebooks: A Road Map for the End of Time

Desert Notebooks: A Road Map for the End of TimeFor fans of Robert Macfarlane or Elizabeth Rush, National Magazine Award winner and The Nation columnist Ben Ehrenreich layers climate science, mythologies, nature writing, and personal experiences into a stunning reckoning of our current moment and our all too human urge to grapple with apocalypse.

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Miracle Country

Miracle CountryKendra Atleework grew up in Swall Meadows, in the Owens Valley of the Eastern Sierra Nevada, where annual rainfall averages five inches and in drought years measures closer to zero Kendra s family raised their children to thrive in this harsh landscape, forever at the mercy of wildfires, blizzard

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Riding with the Ghost

Riding with the GhostAn unflinching memoir about a writer reckoning with his relationship with his troubled father and the complicated legacy that each generation hands down to the next n n Justin Taylor s relentless, peripatetic, and tender search for reconciliation with his late troubled father blooms into a full throat

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Let's Never Talk About This Again: A Memoir

Let's Never Talk About This Again: A MemoirSamantha Irby meets Bettyville in this darkly funny and poignant memoir about love, loss, Alzheimer s, and reviving her father s pornographic writing career from Mortified writer and producer Sara Faith Alterman 12 year old Sara enjoyed an G rated existence in suburban New England, filled with over

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Educated

EducatedLibrarian s note An alternate cover edition can be found here n nTara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home canned peaches and sleeping with her head for the hills bag In

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Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood

Born a Crime: Stories From a South African ChildhoodThe memoir of one man s coming of age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed n nTrevor Noah s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act his birth Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a bl

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Between the World and Me

Between the World and MeThis is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta Nehisi Coates offers a powerfu

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