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Book Cover: Comedy Sex God

Comedy Sex God

Author: Pete Holmes

ISBN: 9780062803979

Part autobiography, part philosophical inquiry, and part spiritual quest, Comedy Sex God is a hilarious, profound, and enlightening romp around the fertile mind of stand-up stand-out, podcast king, and HBO superstar Pete Holmes.Pete Holmes is the host of the hugely successful podcast, You Made It Weird; a sold-out-every-night stand-up comedian...

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Book Cover: How to Forget: A Daughter's Memoir

How to Forget: A Daughter's Memoir

Author: Kate Mulgrew

ISBN: 9780062846815

In this profoundly honest and examined memoir about returning to Iowa to care for her ailing parents, the star of Orange Is the New Black and bestselling author of Born with Teeth takes us on an unexpected journey of loss, betrayal, and the transcendent nature of a daughter's love for...

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Book Cover: Surprise, Kill, Vanish: The Secret History of CIA Paramilitary Armies, Operators, and Assassins

Surprise, Kill, Vanish: The Secret History of CIA Paramilitary Armies, Operators, and Assassins

Author: Annie Jacobsen

ISBN: 9780316441438

Surprise... your target.Kill... your enemy.Vanish... without a trace.The untold story of the CIA's secret paramilitary units. When diplomacy fails, and war is unwise, the president calls on the CIA's Special Activities Division, a highly-classified branch of the CIA and the most effective, black operations force in the world. Originally known...

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Book Cover: Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland

Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland

Author: Patrick Radden Keefe

ISBN: 9780385521314

"Meticulously reported, exquisitely written, and grippingly told, Say Nothing is a work of revelation."- David Grann, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon"[This] gripping account of the Troubles is equal parts true-crime, history, and tragedy . . . A must read." - Gillian Flynn, #...

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Book Cover: Riding the Elephant: A Memoir of Altercations, Humiliations, Hallucinations, and Observations

Riding the Elephant: A Memoir of Altercations, Humiliations, Hallucinations, and Observations

Author: Craig Ferguson

ISBN: 9780525533917

From the comedian, actor, and former host of The Late Late Show comes an irreverent, lyrical memoir in essays featuring his signature wit. Craig Ferguson has defied the odds his entire life. He has failed when he should have succeeded and succeeded when he should have failed. The fact that...

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Book Cover: Cities: The First 6,000 Years

Cities: The First 6,000 Years

Author: Monica L. Smith

ISBN: 9780735223677

A sweeping history of cities through the millennia--from Mesopotamia to Manhattan--and how they have propelled Homo sapiens to dominance.Six thousand years ago, there were no cities on the planet. Today, more than half of the world's population lives in urban areas, and that number is growing. Weaving together archeology, history...

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Book Cover: No Walls and the Recurring Dream: A Memoir

No Walls and the Recurring Dream: A Memoir

Author: Ani DiFranco

ISBN: 9780735225176

A memoir by the celebrated singer-songwriter and social activist Ani DiFrancoIn her new memoir, No Walls and the Recurring Dream, Ani DiFranco recounts her early life from a place of hard-won wisdom, combining personal expression, the power of music, feminism, political activism, storytelling, philanthropy, entrepreneurship, and much more into an...

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Book Cover: Transformed: A Navy SEAL's Unlikely Journey from the Throne of Africa, to the Streets of the Bronx, to Defying All Odds

Transformed: A Navy SEAL's Unlikely Journey from the Throne of Africa, to the Streets of the Bronx, to Defying All Odds

Author: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9780785219767

What are the odds? Statistics tell us that African American males who grow up in a single-parent household are nine times more likely to drop out of high school and twenty times more likely to end up in prison than any other demographic. But what would it take for one...

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Book Cover: Ramp Hollow: The Ordeal of Appalachia

Ramp Hollow: The Ordeal of Appalachia

Author: STEVEN STOLL

ISBN: 9780809095056

Short-listed for the Phi Beta Kappa Ralph Waldo Emerson Book AwardIn Ramp Hollow, Steven Stoll offers a fresh, provocative account of Appalachia, and why it matters. He begins with the earliest European settlers, whose desire for vast forests to hunt in was frustrated by absentee owners -- including George Washington...

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Book Cover: Spying on the South: An Odyssey Across the American Divide

Spying on the South: An Odyssey Across the American Divide

Author: Tony Horwitz

ISBN: 9781101980286

Beloved best-selling author Tony Horwitz retraces Frederick Law Olmsted's epic journey across the American South in the 1850s, as he too searches for common ground in a dangerously riven nation.On the eve of the Civil War, an up-and-coming newspaper, the New York Times, sent a young travel writer to explore...

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Book Cover: A Dog Named Beautiful: A Marine, a Dog, and a Long Road Trip Home

A Dog Named Beautiful: A Marine, a Dog, and a Long Road Trip Home

Author: Rob Kugler

ISBN: 9781250164254

An uplifting and unforgettable story of a US Marine, his extraordinary dog, and the road trip of a lifetime.When US Marine Rob Kugler returns from war he had given up not only a year of his life in service to his country, but he had also lost a brother in...

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Book Cover: Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide

Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide

Author: Karen Kilgariff

ISBN: 9781250178954

The highly anticipated first book by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, the voices behind the #1 hit podcast My Favorite Murder!Sharing never-before-heard stories ranging from their struggles with depression, eating disorders, and addiction, Karen and Georgia irreverently recount their biggest mistakes and deepest fears, reflecting on the formative life events...

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Book Cover: Grace: Based on the Jeff Buckley Story

Grace: Based on the Jeff Buckley Story

Author: Tiffanie DeBartolo

ISBN: 9781250196927

A moving graphic biography for music lovers, Grace: The Jeff Buckley Story is painstakingly researched and created in collaboration with Jeff Buckley's estate.California, 1991. All his life, people have told Jeff Buckley how much he looks like his father, the famous '60s folksinger he barely knew. But Jeff believes he...

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Book Cover: The Farmer's Son: Calving Season on a Family Farm

The Farmer's Son: Calving Season on a Family Farm

Author: John Connell

ISBN: 9781328577993

For fans of The Shepherd's Life, a poignant memoir - and #1 Irish bestseller - about a wayward son's return home to his family's farm, and how he found a new beginning in an age-old worldFarming has been in John Connell's family for generations, but he never intended to follow...

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Book Cover: Ghosts of Gold Mountain: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad

Ghosts of Gold Mountain: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad

Author: Gordon H. Chang

ISBN: 9781328618573

A groundbreaking, breathtaking history of the Chinese workers who built the Transcontinental Railroad, helping to forge modern America only to disappear into the shadows of history until now.From across the sea, they came by the thousands, escaping war and poverty in southern China to seek their fortunes in America. Converging...

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Book Cover: Theodore Roosevelt for the Defense: The Courtroom Battle to Save His Legacy

Theodore Roosevelt for the Defense: The Courtroom Battle to Save His Legacy

Author: Dan Abrams

ISBN: 9781335016447

Coming soon! Theodore Roosevelt for the Defense: The Courtroom Battle to Save His Legacy by Dan Abrams and David Fisher will be available May 21, 2019.

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Book Cover: Forever and Ever, Amen: A Memoir of Music, Faith, and Braving the Storms of Life

Forever and Ever, Amen: A Memoir of Music, Faith, and Braving the Storms of Life

Author: Randy Travis

ISBN: 9781400207985

The long-awaited, deeply personal story of one of American music's greatest icons, a remarkable tale of the utmost heights of fame and success, the deepest lows of life's sorrows, and a miraculous return from the brink of death - told as only Randy Travis can.Beloved around the world, Randy Travis...

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Book Cover: Woman of Color

Woman of Color

Author: LaTonya Yvette

ISBN: 9781419732942

A powerful and inspired collection of essays and real-world advice on style, beauty, and motherhood from the popular blogger LaTonya Yvette LaTonya Yvette, the blogger and stylist behind the eponymous site, is unapologetically candid about life's trials, including motherhood, love, death, and racism. Her first book, Woman of Color, is...

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Book Cover: The Guarded Gate: Bigotry, Eugenics and the Law That Kept Two Generations of Jews, Italians, and Other European Immigrants Out of America

The Guarded Gate: Bigotry, Eugenics and the Law That Kept Two Generations of Jews, Italians, and Other European Immigrants Out of America

Author: Daniel Okrent

ISBN: 9781476798035

By the widely celebrated New York Times bestselling author of Last Call - the powerful, definitive, and timely account of how the rise of eugenics helped America close the immigration door to "inferiors" in the 1920s.A forgotten, dark chapter of American history with implications for the current day, The Guarded...

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Book Cover: Howard Stern Comes Again

Howard Stern Comes Again

Author: Howard Stern

ISBN: 9781501194290

Rock stars and rap gods. Comedy legends and A-list actors. Supermodels and centerfolds. Moguls and mobsters. A president. Over his unrivaled four-decade career in radio, Howard Stern has interviewed thousands of personalities - discussing sex, relationships, money, fame, spirituality, and success with the boldest of bold-faced names. But which interviews...

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Book Cover: Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations

Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations

Author: William H. McRaven

ISBN: 9781538729748

Following the success of his #1 New York Times bestseller Make Your Bed, which has sold over one million copies, Admiral William H. McRaven is back with amazing stories of adventure during his career as a Navy SEAL and commander of America's Special Operations Forces.Admiral William H. McRaven is a...

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Book Cover: Lake of the Ozarks: My Surreal Summers in a Vanishing America

Lake of the Ozarks: My Surreal Summers in a Vanishing America

Author: Bill Geist

ISBN: 9781538729809

Before there was "tourism" and souvenir ashtrays became "kitsch," the Lake of the Ozarks was a Shangri-La for middle-class Midwestern families on vacation, complete with man-made beaches, Hillbilly Mini Golf, and feathered rubber tomahawks. It was there that author Bill Geist spent summers in the Sixties during his school and...

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Book Cover: This America: The Case for the Nation

This America: The Case for the Nation

Author: Jill Lepore

ISBN: 9781631496417

From the best-selling author of These Truths, a work that examines the dilemma of nationalism and the erosion of liberalism in the twenty-first century. At a time of much despair over the future of liberal democracy, Harvard historian Jill Lepore makes a stirring case for the nation in This America...

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