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Repair Revolution: How Fixers Are Transforming Our Throwaway Culture

John Wackman · New World Library
Pages: 312
Format: Paperback

Every year, millions of people throw away clothes, furniture, computers, appliances, and countless other items that get broken through natural wear and tear, simply because they lack the know-how to fix them. It's just more convenient to buy new stuff. This throwaway lifestyle depletes...
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Ex Libris: 100 Books to Read and Reread

Michiko Kakutani · Clarkson Potter
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

"Books can connect people across time zones and zip codes, across cultures, national boundaries, and historical eras," Kakutani writes in her introduction to Ex Libris. Here readers will discover novels and memoirs by some of the most gifted writers working today; favorite classics...
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The Butterfly Effect: How Kendrick Lamar Ignited the Soul of Black America

Marcus J. Moore · Atria Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

This first cultural biography of rap superstar and "master of storytelling" (The New Yorker) Kendrick Lamar explores his meteoric rise to fame and his profound impact on a racially fraught America--perfect for fans of Zack O'Malley Greenburg's Empire State of Mind.Kendrick...
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Expect a Miracle: Quotations to Live and Love By

Danielle Steel · Clarkson Potter
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

When Danielle Steel was a young girl, her grandmother gave her a beautiful antique book with blank pages inside. She wasn't quite sure what to do with it. Draw? Write? Soon, she began to discover quotes she liked - words from other people that she wanted to keep and hold on to. She started...
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The Leader's Guide to Unconscious Bias: How To Reframe Bias, Cultivate Connection, and Create High-Performing Teams

Pamela Fuller · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Unconscious bias affects everyone. It can look like the disappointment of an HR professional when a candidate for a new position asks about maternity leave. It can look like preferring the application of an Ivy League graduate over one from a state school. It can look like assuming a man is more...
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The Gift: 12 Lessons to Save Your Life

Edith Eva Eger · Scribner
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

Edith Eger's powerful first book The Choice told the story of her survival in the concentration camps, her escape, healing, and journey to freedom. Oprah Winfrey says, "I will be forever changed by Dr. Eger's story." Thousands of people around the world have written to Eger...
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Eleanor

David Michaelis · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 704
Format: Hardcover

Prizewinning bestselling author David Michaelis presents a breakthrough portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt, America's longest-serving First Lady, an avatar of democracy whose ever-expanding agency as diplomat, activist, and humanitarian made her one of the world's most widely admired...
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Perilous Bounty: The Preventable Collapse of American Farming

Tom Philpott · BLOOMSBURY
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

More than a decade after Michael Pollan's game-changing The Omnivore's Dilemma transformed the conversation about what we eat, a combination of global diet trends and corporate interests have put American agriculture into a state of "quiet emergency," from dangerous drought...
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Jump the Clock: New & Selected Poems

Erica Hunt
Format: Paperback

Erica Hunt writes at the intersection of poetry and emancipatory politics -- racial and gender justice, feminist ethics, and participatory democracy -- showing us that altering our reading strategies frames our experiences. Ultimately, she finds that words matter, savoring the small ones:...
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More Than a Woman

Caitlin Moran · Harper
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

The author of the international bestseller How to Be a Woman returns with another "hilarious neo-feminist manifesto" (NPR) in which she reflects on parenting, middle-age, marriage, existential crises - and, of course, feminism.A decade ago, Caitlin Moran burst onto the scene...
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Kids Off the Block: The Inspiring True Story of One Woman's Quest to Protect Chicago's Most Vulnerable Youth

Diane Latiker
Format: Paperback

"What can I do?"That was the question Diane Latiker asked of herself as she watched the teens in her Chicago neighborhood succumb at an alarming rate to gangs and gun violence. Her answer started small, inviting ten kids into her living room to talk about their struggles and dreams....
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Grounded: A Senator's Lessons on Winning Back Rural America

Jon Tester · Ecco
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

An inspiring and eye-opening memoir showing how Democrats can reconnect with rural and red-state voters, from Montana's three-term democratic senatorSenator Jon Tester is a rare voice in Congress. He is the only United States senator who manages a full-time job outside of the Senate...
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Every Breath You Take: Exploring the Science of Our Changing Atmosphere

Broomfield, Mark · PEGASUS BOOKS
Format: Book

With seven million early deaths a year linked to air pollution, air quality is headline news around the world. But even though we breathe in and out every few seconds, few of us really know what's in the air all around us. In Every Breath You Take, air quality specialist--and full-time...

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Can't Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation

Anne Helen Petersen · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Do you feel like your life is an endless to-do list? Do you find yourself mindlessly scrolling through Instagram because you're too exhausted to pick up a book? Are you mired in debt, or feel like you work all the time, or feel pressure to take whatever gives you joy and turn it into...
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The American Crisis: What Went Wrong. How We Recover.

Writers of The Atlantic · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 576
Format: Hardcover

The past four years in the United States have been among the most turbulent in our history - and would have been so even without a global pandemic and waves of protest nationwide against police violence. Drawn from the recent work of The Atlantic staff writers and contributors, The American...
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Redbone: The True Story of a Native American Rock Band

Christian Staebler · IDW Publishing
Pages: 160
Format: Paperback

You've heard the hit song "Come and Get Your Love" in the movie Guardians of the Galaxy, but the story of the band behind it is one of cultural, political, and social importance.Brothers Pat and Lolly Vegas were talented Native American rock musicians that took the 1960s Sunset...
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How to Carry Water: Selected Poems of Lucille Clifton

Lucille Clifton · BOA Editions Ltd.
Pages: 278
Format: Hardcover

How to Carry Water: Selected Poems of Lucille Clifton celebrates both familiar and lesser-known works by one of America's most beloved poets, including 10 newly discovered poems that have never been collected. These poems celebrating black womanhood and resilience shimmer with intellect,...
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The Essential Scalia: On the Constitution, the Courts, and the Rule of Law

Antonin Scalia · Crown Forum
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

A justice on the United States Supreme Court for three decades, Antonin Scalia transformed the way that judges, lawyers, and citizens think about the law. The Essential Scalia presents Justice Scalia on his own terms, allowing readers to understand the reasoning and insights that made him one of the most...
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Funny, You Don't Look Like a Rabbi: A Memoir of Unorthodox Transformation

Rabbi Lynnda Targan · White River Press
Pages: 338
Format: Paperback

At the age of fifty, Lynnda Targan was an accomplished public relations professional, journalist and happily married mother of two. But deep down, she felt called to a different path. The child of secular, divorced parents, she had grown up in the nurturing enclave of her grandparents'...
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And We Came Outside and Saw the Stars Again: Writers from Around the World on the COVID-19 Pandemic

Ilan Stavans · Restless Books
Pages: 400
Format: Paperback

As our world is transformed by the coronavirus pandemic, writers offer a powerful antidote to the fearful confines of isolation: a window onto lives and corners of the world beyond our own. In Mauritius, a journalist contends with denialism and mourns the last days of summer, lost to the lockdown....
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The Best American Essays 2020

André Aciman · Mariner Books
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback

André Aciman "quite simply, one of the finest essayists of the last hundred years" (Los Angeles Review of Books) and one of the most poignant stylists of his generation, selects the best essays of the year from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites.
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Creativity: A Short and Cheerful Guide

John Cleese · Crown
Pages: 112
Format: Hardcover

"Many people have written about creativity, but although they were very, very clever, they weren't actually creative. I like to think I'm writing about it from the inside." --John CleeseCreativity is usually regarded as a mysterious, rare gift that only a few possess....
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18 Miles: The Epic Drama of Our Atmosphere and Its Weather

Christopher Dewdney
Format: Paperback

From the bestselling author of Acquainted with the Night comes a brilliant and witty look at our favourite topic - weather We live at the bottom of an ocean of air - 5, 200 million million tons, to be exact. It sounds like a lot, but Earth's atmosphere is smeared onto its surface...
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The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2020

Michio Kaku · Mariner Books
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback

Dr. Michio Kaku, one of the most influential living scientists and a New York Times best-selling author, selects the year's top science and nature writing from writers who balance research with humanity and, in the process, uncover riveting stories of discovery across the disciplines.
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Cary Grant: A Brilliant Disguise

Scott Eyman · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 576
Format: Hardcover

Born Archibald Leach in 1904, he came to America as a teenaged acrobat to find fame and fortune, but he was always haunted by his past. His father was a feckless alcoholic, and his mother was committed to an asylum when Archie was eleven years old. He believed her to be dead until he was informed...
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The Best American Sports Writing 2020

Jackie MacMullan · Mariner Books
Pages: 368
Format: Paperback

For over twenty-five years, The Best American Sports Writing has built a solid reputation by showcasing the greatest sports journalism of the previous year, culled from hundreds of national, regional, and specialty print and digital publications. Each year, the series editor and guest...

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The Best American Travel Writing 2020

Jason Wilson · Mariner Books
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback

An eclectic compendium of the best travel writing essays published in 2019, collected by esteemed guest editor Robert Macfarlane, author of Mountains of the Mind and Underland. The Best American Travel Writing gathers together a satisfyingly varied medley of perspectives, all exploring...
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The Best of Me

David Sedaris · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

For more than twenty-five years, David Sedaris has been carving out a unique literary space, virtually creating his own genre. A Sedaris story may seem confessional, but is also highly attuned to the world outside. It opens our eyes to what is at absurd and moving about our daily existence....
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