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Anyone Who's Anyone: The Astonishing Celebrity Interviews, 1987-2017 by George Wayne. Foreword by Graydon Carter.
The Vanity Fair journalist collects interviews with some of today's icons as published in his offbeat question-and-answer column, in a curated volume that reflects on his conversations with such personalities as Ivanka Trump, Joan Rivers and Farrah Fawcett.
Charles Darwin: Victorian Mythmaker by A. N. Wilson
A radical reappraisal of Darwin by the best-selling author of Victoria: A Life argues that the evolution pioneer was less of an original scientific intellect than a ruthless self-promoter who did not give credit to the actual sages whose ideas he advanced in his history-shaping book.
Goddess of Anarchy: The Life and Times of Lucy Parsons, American Radical by Jacqueline Jones
A portrait of 19th-century activist Lucy Parsons discusses her birth to a slave, her Texas upbringing, her marriage to Haymarket "martyr" Albert Parsons, her self-reinvention, the contradictions that riddled her life and her fearless advocacy of First Amendment rights and the working classes.
The Last 100 Days: FDR at War and at Peace by David B. Woolner
A revealing portrait of the end of the 32nd President's life shares new insights into how FDR made his momentous final policy decisions, drawing on new evidence to demonstrate how his final 100 days marked the establishment of the United Nations, a reinvigoration of the New Deal and the possibility of a Jewish homeland in Palestine.
The Last Man Who Knew Everything: The Life and Times of Enrico Fermi, Father of the Nuclear Age by David N. Schwartz
A portrait of physicist and innovator Enrico Fermi assesses his pivotal role in achieving a nuclear chain reaction, drawing on new archival material and exclusive interviews to share insights into his complex personality, family ties and relationships with the Italian Fascist Party and the Manhattan Project.
The Lyrics of Leonard Cohen: All the Answers Are Here by Leonard Cohen. Intro & interview by Malka Marom.
Presents the classic lyrics of more than 100 Leonard Cohen songs and what inspired them, as told through interviews by Cohen's close friend and fellow musician.
Madison Park: A Place of Hope by Eric L. Motley. Foreword by Walter Isaacson.
A special assistant to George W. Bush and executive vice president of The Aspen Institute think tank chronicles his vibrant coming of age in a small Alabama community founded by freed slaves, where he learned valuable lessons about helping others, embracing faith and fighting racial injustice.
Natural Disaster: I Cover Them. I am One. by Ginger Zee
An ABC News chief meteorologist pulls back the curtain on her life, including her lifelong battle with crippling depression, her romances that range from misguided to dangerous and her tumultuous professional path.
The Only Girl in the World by Maude Julien. Trans by Adriana Hunter.
A memoir by a therapy specialist in manipulation and psychological control describes her harrowing upbringing by fanatic parents, who raised her in isolation through traumatic disciplinary exercises designed to "eliminate weakness," and recounts how she eventually escaped with the help of an outsider.
Parental Discretion Is Advised: The Rise of N.W.A and the Dawn of Gangsta Rap by Gerrick D. Kennedy
An authoritative chronicle of the meteoric rise, fall and legacy of the N.W.A., one of America's most popular and enduring music groups, examines their influence on pop culture, black identity and hip-hop music.
An Uncommon Reader: A Life of Edward Garnett, Mentor and Editor of Literary Genius by Helen Smith
A portrait of the influential 20th-century publisher, critic, editor and literary mentor examines his indelible role in the careers of such leading writers as Joseph Conrad, D. H. Lawrence and Edward Thomas, as well as his efforts to establish Russian, American and Australian literature in British readership.
Anesthesia: The Gift of Oblivion and the Mystery of Consciousness by Kate Cole-Adams
The author of Walking to the Moon examines what happens to the unconscious mind while under the effects of anesthesia, tracing her own experiences with surgery and the accounts of people who have reported waking mid-surgery, trauma, dreams, hallucinations and submerged memories while under anesthesia.
The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi by Phi Szostak. Foreword by Rian Johnson.
In a book featuring concept art and costume sketches, storyboards and blueprints, fans will take a deep dive into the development of the fantastic worlds, characters and creatures—both old and new—of The Last Jedi, in a book that includes exclusive interviews with the filmmakers.
The Clarity Cleanse: 12 Steps to Finding Emotional Healing, Spiritual Fulfillment, and Renewed Energy by Habib Sadeghi. Foreword by Gwyneth Paltrow.
The co-founder of Los Angeles' Be Hive of Healing, FOX News on-air health expert and celebrity spiritual advisor outlines a 90-day dietary and psychological pathway to setting aside the challenges of daily life to create a calm space for processing stressful emotions, relationships and events.
Danger Within Us: America's Untested, Unregulated Medical Device Industry and One Man's Battle to Survive It by Jeanne Lenzer
An award-winning medical investigative journalist presents an unsettling exposé of the under-regulated medical device industry, revealing the corruption, greed and deceit that have combined to render medical interventions a leading cause of death in America.
Exact Thinking in Demented Times: The Vienna Circle and the Epic Quest for the Foundations of Science by Karl Sigmund. Foreword by Douglas Hofstadter.
A group portrait of the early 20th-century intellectuals who transformed the way the world regarded math and science examines the collective stories of such forefront minds as Kurt Gödel, Rudolph Carnap, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Karl Popper.
Happiness in This Life: A Passionate Meditation on Earthly Existence by Pope Francis. Trans by Oonagh Stransky.
Presents a collection of homilies, speeches and “messages of the day” that brings together Pope Francis’ wisdom on finding happiness in the here and now.
Improv Nation: How We Made a Great American Art by Sam Wasson
From the best-selling author of Fosse comes a sweeping history of the uniquely American art form of improv, which has never been more popular, from its beginnings during the McCarthy Era through the rise of such institutions as Second City, the Groundlings and the Upright Citizens Brigade and such performers as Tine Fey, Steve Carell and Bill Murray.
Jane on the Brain: Exploring the Science of Social Intelligence With Jane Austen by Wendy Jones
An Austen scholar and therapist reveals Jane Austen's intuitive ability to imbue her characters with hallmarks of social intelligence—and how these beloved works of literature can further illuminate the mind-brain connection.
The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish
The stand-up comedienne and co-star of The Carmichael Show presents an uproarious and poignant collection of autobiographical essays that reflect her disadvantaged youth as a foster child in South Central Los Angeles; her discovery of her talent for comedy; and her struggles with gender, race and class boundaries in the entertainment industry.
No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters by Ursula K. Le Guin. Intro by Karen Joy Fowler.
Drawing on her blog, the award-winning author shares a collection of thoughts on aging, belief, the state of literature and the state of the nation.
Should the Tent Be Burning Like That?: A Professional Amateur’s Guide to the Outdoors by Bill Heavey
A new collection by the editor of Field & Stream and the author of If You Didn't Bring Jerky, What Did I Just Eat? gathers some of his top-selected writings on the joys and pitfalls of hunting, fishing, family and outdoor adventure.
Timekeepers: How the World Became Obsessed with Time by Simon Garfield
An authoritative, upbeat exploration of how and why time has become a dominating force in a world that not long ago was measured by the movement of the sun shares stories that reflect humanity's growing obsession with time and its management throughout the past 250 years. By the award-winning author of The End of Innocence.
A Uterus Is a Feature, Not a Bug: The Working Woman's Guide to Overthrowing the Patriarchy by Sarah Lacy
A call to action for today's working moms seeks to reverse negative stereotypes about how female employees with families are weak, emotional or distracted, counseling women to rethink their identities after giving birth while arguing in favor of fairer wages, equal opportunities and more flexible maternity leave.
Why Comics? From Underground to Everywhere by Hillary Chute
An analysis of comics culture includes coverage of such topics as the transition of comics from back-page newspaper funnies to a diverse, influential and wildly popular art form, the evolution of underground comics and the ways that comics uniquely reflect history, suburban life and the punk movement.
Why You Eat What You Eat: The Science Behind Our Relationship With Food by Rachel Herz
Explores the psychology, neurology and physiology of eating in today’s North American culture of abundance and excess.
You Need a Budget: The Proven System for Breaking the Paycheck-to-paycheck Cycle, Getting Out of Debt, and Living the Life You Want by Jesse Mecham
A guide based on the tenets of the award-winning financial platform, "You Need a Budget," argues that a well-planned budget does not involve deprivation and counsels readers on how to prioritize financial goals, reduce stress through strategic cash flow allocations and meet the challenges of unplanned expenses.
You're Not That Great (but neither is anyone else) by Elan Gale
A tongue-in-cheek guide to recognizing the ridiculous in everyday approaches to happiness and staying positive reveals how to harness negativity to make actual improvements, explaining how everyday feelings of poor self-esteem, regret and shame can become tools for a life on one's own terms. By the author of Unspirational Texts from Your Ex.
Health & Fitness
Atkins: Your Guidebook for Living a Low-Carb and Low-Sugar Lifestyle by Colette Heimowitz
A sumptuously photographed collection of 100 Atkins whole-food recipes and approaches to enjoying favorite foods in healthier ways explains how to lose weight while eating correctly, not less, by identifying what levels of carbs can be sustained on an individual level.
The Craving Cure: Identify Your Craving Type to Activate Your Natural Appetite Control by Julia Ross
The best-selling author of The Mood Cure exposes the particularly addictive qualities of today's combinations of processed carbs, explaining how to quickly reset the body's appetite-regulating neurotransmitters through strategic dietary approaches built on five key amino acid supplements that target food addiction.
The Dr. Sears T5 Wellness Plan: Transform Your Mind and Body, Five Changes in Five Weeks by William Sears & Erin Sears Basile
The acclaimed author of The Baby Book and his daughter outline a five-week nutrition and lifestyle guide for overcoming chronic poor health, sharing recommendations specifically designed to decrease inflammation, protect the brain and heart, strengthen the gut, balance hormones and improve biochemistry.
Even the Stiffest People Can Do the Splits: A 4-Week Stretching Plan to Achieve Amazing Health by Eiko
A best-selling guide by a renowned yoga instructor from Japan explains how to use targeted stretching for a range of health benefits, in a program for increased flexibility, improved circulation, reduced joint pain and toned muscles that is complemented by instructive photographs.
The Evolved Eater: A Quest to Eat Better, Live Better, and Change the World by Nick Taranto
The co-founder of the Plated home delivery food service presents an investigation into the industrial American food complex, tracing his own experiences as a depressed and overweight former Marine who resolved to make more responsible food choices that also create less waste in a world where millions face malnutrition.
The Four-Pack Revolution: How You Can Aim Lower, Cheat on Your Diet, and Still Lose Weight & Keep It Off by Chael Sonnen & Ryan Parsons
A total-life program for sustainable weight loss and fitness, written by an MMA star and a veteran MMA sports performance expert, debunks popular misconceptions about weight loss while explaining how to take beneficial breaks from a diet and perform intense, 10-minute workouts that can be more effective than longer cardio routines.
The How Not to Die Cookbook: 100+ Recipes to Help Prevent and Reverse Disease by Michael Greger with Gene Stone
The author of the best-selling How Not to Die presents a fully illustrated companion cookbook of health-bolstering, plant-based recipes based on the latest nutrition science, from Superfood Breakfast Bites and Spaghetti Squash Puttanesca to Two-Berry Pie with Pecan-Sunflower Crust.
The Longevity Code: The New Science of Aging by Kris Verburgh
Thoroughly explains why and how we age—and the four most crucial areas we have control over, to slow down, and even reverse, the aging process—in a book that discusses new types of vaccines, and the use of mitochondrial DNA, CRISPR proteins, stem cells and more. Includes recipes.
The Personalized Diet: Why One-Size-Fits-All Diets Don't Work by Eran Elinav & Eran Segal with Eve Adamson
A full-length guide based on the authors' research into personalized nutrition and the ways that different people respond to the same foods challenges the philosophies of universal diet programs and outlines tools for creating a healthy diet and lifestyle based on how a given person's body reacts.
Pretty Intense: The 90-Day Mind, Body and Food Plan that Will Absolutely Change Your Life by Danica Patrick with Stephen Perrine
The popular NASCAR star outlines a 90-day, high-intensity program for sculpting the body and calming the mind, complementing a customized, energy-centric eating plan with full-body training and stretching exercises to promote strength, endurance and flexibility.
The Super Carb Diet by Bob Harper with Danny Pellegrino
The host of The Biggest Loser and best-selling author of The Skinny Rules transitions away from elimination diets to outline time-tested strategies for overcoming cravings and enabling sustainable weight loss by consuming nutrient-dense foods and carefully timed carbs.
Target 100: The World's Simplest Weight-Loss Program in 6 Easy Steps by Liz Josefsberg. Foreword by Jennifer Hudson.
A 15-year veteran of the weight-loss industry—who has both lost a significant amount of weight and helped celebrity clients—challenges the approaches of impractical and contradictory diets to outline holistic and manageable weight loss practices that involve drinking water, exercising, sleeping more and reducing stress.
An American Quilt: Unfolding a Story of Family and Slavery by Rachel May
After the discovery of an unfinished 1830s quilt in a box of family correspondence, the author investigates the history of the women who made it and uncovers the overlooked history of Northern slavery and the women's role in the growth of mercantile America.
Becoming Hitler: The Making of a Nazi by Thomas Weber
An award-winning historian charts Hitler's radical transformation after World War I from a directionless loner into an influential National Socialist leader.
Caesar's Footprints: A Cultural Excursion to Ancient France: Journeys Through Roman Gaul by Bijan Omrani
Takes readers on an intellectual adventure through ancient France, revealing how Julius Caesar’s conquest of Gaul changed the course of French culture, forever transforming modern Europe.
Enemies and Neighbors: Arabs and Jews in Palestine and Israel, 1917-2017 by Ian Black
An authoritative account of more than a century of violent confrontation, war and occupation in Palestine and Israel, published on the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration and the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War, draws on a wide range of sources to offer new insights into major events and present-day challenges.
Fortress America: How We Embraced Fear and Abandoned Democracy by Elaine Tyler May
The award-winning social historian and author of America and the Pill untangles the roots of America's culture of national and personal security, arguing that the nation's collective obsession with defense and danger is placing us at risk for the loss of democratic traditions.
Grass Roots: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Marijuana in America by Emily Dufton
A chronicle of marijuana's journey toward and away from legalization examines how grassroots activists from the 1970s nearly secured its decriminalization before conservative parents and the Reagan administration transformed cannabis into a focus for the War on Drugs.
London's Triumph: Merchants, Adventurers, and Money in Shakespeare's City by Stephen Alford
An account of the dramatic growth of 16th-century London evaluates the influence of the discoveries of the New World and direct sea routes to Asia, examining how an ambitious surge in shipping and trade placed the country and its capital at the center of the world stage. By the author of The Watchers.
The Mayflower: The Families, the Voyage, and the Founding of America by Rebecca Fraser
With the aid of contemporary documents, the author brings to life an ordinary family, the Winslows, made less ordinary by their responses to the challenges of the New World after their passage on the Mayflower, in a book that looks at the First Thanksgiving and the Winslows conflicted relationship with the Wampanoag Indians.
Moral Combat: How Sex Divided American Christians and Fractured American Politics by R. Marie Griffith
A respected scholar of American religion and sexuality presents a sweeping chronicle of the century of religious conflict behind many of today's most contentious issues, exploring how the Christian consensus about gender roles and sexual morality has changed throughout recent decades.
The Saboteur: The Aristocrat Who Became France's Most Daring Anti-Nazi Commando by Paul Kix
The senior editor of ESPN the Magazine presents a first book in which he illuminates the life and exploits of British Special Operations Executive and French Resistance hero Robert de la Rochefoucald, tracing his privileged upbringing, his elite military training and the missions he conducted as an Allied spy.
Following Fifi: My Adventures Among Wild Chimpanzees: Lessons From our Closest Relatives by John Crocker. Foreword by Jane Goodall.
In a book with 24 pages of full-color photos, an author who worked with Jane Goodall as a student brings readers into a remote African forest to examine chimpanzees and understand the roots of human behavior.
Kiss the Ground: How the Food You Eat Can Reverse Climate Change, Heal Your Body & Ultimately Save Our World by Josh Tickell
The influential journalist and award-winning director of Good Fortune explores the potential of soil to reverse climate change and how a regenerative farming diet can support wellness and important environmental needs.
Leaving the Wild: The Unnatural History of Dogs, Cats, Cows, and Horses by Gavin Ehringer
Presents a thought-provoking and surprising exploration of the ever-evolving relationship between humans and domesticated animals.
Bannon: Always the Rebel by Keith Koffler
A White House reporter traces Steve Bannon's wild path to Breitbart, the White House and back to Breitbart, where Bannon has pledged to follow through on his promise to create a better future for working class Americans—even if it means going to war with members of the Trump administration.
Blood Profits: How American Consumers Unwittingly Fund Terrorists by Vanessa Neumann
Revealing how the multibillion-dollar illegal trade of everyday counterfeit products is actually funding the world's terrorist organizations, a sobering report by an expert on countering illicit trade explains the dangerous consequences of purchasing contraband, from cheap cigarettes and prostitute services to fake designer bags and bootleg DVDs.
The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner by Daniel Ellsberg
The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation Senior Fellow and iconic whistleblower who leaked the Pentagon Papers presents an eyewitness exposé of the dangers of America's secret, long-standing nuclear policy.
Let Trump Be Trump: The Inside Story of His Rise to the Presidency by Corey Lewandowski
A former campaign manager for Donald Trump's successful 2016 presidential run offers an insider's look at the ups and downs on the campaign trail.
Radical Origins: Why We Are Losing the Battle Against Islamic Extremism—And How to Turn the Tide by Azeem Ibrahim
An international expert traces the menacing rise of the extreme ideology of Wahhabism—the puritanical, reactionary, isolationist, xenophobic and bigoted sect of Sunni Islam that has been the ideological bedrock of the state of Saudi Arabia since its original rise in the 18th Century—and argues that it is this ideology that is fueling ISIS and terror cells worldwide.
Secrets of the Secret Service: The History and Uncertain Future of the U.S. Secret Service by Gary J. Byrne
A behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of the U.S. Secret Service shares insights into the reactionary approaches of the agency's increasingly politicized management and how the author, a former Secret Service officer and the author of Crisis of Character, believes that new strategies are placing presidential security at risk.
The Little Book of Lykke: Secrets of the World's Happiest People by Meik Wiking
The author of the New York Times best-selling The Little Book of Hygge shares a new collection of inspirational writings and suggestions for achieving happiness by practicing the art of seeking out the good that exists in today's world.
Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A 10% Happier How-To Book by Dan Harris, Carlye Adler & Jeffrey Warren
The co-anchor of Nightline and author of the best-selling 10% Happier presents a lighthearted, practical guide to meditation that debunks the myths, misconceptions and self-deceptions that make everyday people reluctant to participate.
Waking Up in Winter: In Search of What Really Matters at Midlife by Cheryl Richardson
The New York Times best-selling author of Take Time for Your Life explores the obstacles and opportunities particular to midlife, sharing her journal reflections on staying motivated in the face of lower energy, living a life of purpose and committing to growth.