New Nonfiction


World Travel: An Irreverent Guide

Author: Anthony Bourdain

ISBN: 9780062802798

A guide to some of the world's most fascinating places, as seen and experienced by writer, television host, and relentlessly curious traveler Anthony BourdainAnthony Bourdain saw more of the world than nearly anyone. His travels took him from the hidden pockets of his hometown of New York to a tribal...

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Bring Back Our Girls: The Untold Story of the Global Search for Nigeria's Missing Schoolgirls

Author: Joe Parkinson

ISBN: 9780062933928

What happens after you click Tweet? The heart-stopping definitive account of the rescue mission to free hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls after their kidnapping ignited a global social media campaign that prompted a dramatic worldwide intervention In the spring of 2014, millions of Twitter users, including some of the world's most...

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Notes From the Bathroom Line: Humor, Art, and Low-grade Panic from 150 of the Funniest Women in Comedy

Author: Amy Solomon

ISBN: 9780062973641

A collection of never-before-seen humor pieces - essays, satire, short stories, poetry, cartoons, artwork, and more - from more than 150 of the biggest female comedians today, curated by Amy Solomon, a producer of the hit HBO shows Silicon Valley and Barry. With contributions from:Lolly Adefope * Maria Bamford *...

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Permission to Dream

Author: Chris Gardner

ISBN: 9780063031562

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Festival Days

Author: Jo Ann Beard

ISBN: 9780316497237

When "The Fourth State of Matter," her now famous piece about a workplace massacre at the University of Iowa was published in The New Yorker, Jo Ann Beard immediately became one of the most influential writers in America, forging a path for a new generation of young authors willing to...

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The Whiteness of Wealth: How the Tax System Impoverishes Black Americans--and How We Can Fix It

Author: Dorothy A. Brown

ISBN: 9780525577324

Dorothy A. Brown became a tax lawyer to get away from race. As a young black girl growing up in the South Bronx, she'd seen how racism limited the lives of her family and neighbors. Her law school classes offered a refreshing contrast: Tax law was about numbers, and the...

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Humor, Seriously: Why Humor Is a Secret Weapon in Business and Life

Author: Jennifer Aaker

ISBN: 9780593135280

Working professionals have fallen off a humor cliff. In fact, around the time we enter the workforce, the number of times we laugh and smile on an average day statistically starts to plummet. And yet, research shows that humor is one of the most powerful tools we have for accomplishing...

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I Want to Thank You: How a Year of Gratitude Can Bring Joy and Meaning in a Disconnected World

Author: Gina Hamadey

ISBN: 9780593189627

We all know that gratitude is good for us--but the real magic comes when we express it. Writer Gina Hamadey learned this life-changing lesson firsthand when a case of burnout and too many hours on social media left her feeling depleted and disconnected. In this engaging book, she chronicles how...

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One Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race

Author: Yaba Blay

ISBN: 9780807073360

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Broken

Author: Jenny Lawson

ISBN: 9781250077035

As Jenny Lawson's hundreds of thousands of fans know, she suffers from depression. In Broken, she explores her experimental treatment of transcranial magnetic stimulation with brutal honesty. But also with brutal humor. Jenny discusses the frustration of dealing with her insurance company in "An Open Letter to My Insurance Company,"...

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When Harry Met Minnie: A True Story of Love and Friendship

Author: Martha Teichner

ISBN: 9781250212535

There are true fairy tales. Stories that exist because impossible-to-explain coincidences change everything. Except in real life, not all of them have conventional, happily-ever-after endings. When Harry Met Minnie is that kind of fairy tale, with the vibrant, romantic New York City backdrop of its namesake, the movie When Harry...

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Last Call: A True Story of Love, Lust, and Murder in Queer New York

Author: Elon Green

ISBN: 9781250224354

"In this astonishing and powerful work of nonfiction, Green meticulously reports on a series of baffling and brutal crimes targeting gay men. It is an investigation filled with twists and turns, but this is much more than a compelling true crime story. Green has shed light on those whose lives...

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Beloved Beasts: Fighting for Life in an Age of Extinction

Author: Michelle Nijhuis

ISBN: 9781324001683

A vibrant history of the modern conservation movement -- told through the lives and ideas of the people who built it.In the late nineteenth century, as humans came to realize that our rapidly industrializing and globalizing societies were driving other animal species to extinction, a movement to protect and conserve...

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Limitless: The Power of Hope and Resilience to Overcome Circumstance

Author: Mallory Weggemann

ISBN: 9781400223466

The Paralympic gold-medalist, world champion swimmer, ESPY winner, and NBC Sports commentator uses her extraordinary story to equip others to meet whatever challenges they face in life.On January 21, 2008, a routine medical procedure left Mallory Weggemann paralyzed from her waist down. Less than two years later, Mallory had broken...

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Always a Song: Singers, Songwriters, Sinners, and Saints - My Story of the Folk Music Revival

Author: Ellen Harper

ISBN: 9781452184241

* Harper takes readers on an intimate journey through the folk music revival.* The book spans a transformational time in music, history, and American culture.* Covers historical events from the love-ins, women's rights protests, and the assassination of John F. Kennedy to the popularization of the sitar and the ukulele.*...

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Eleanor in the Village: Eleanor Roosevelt's Search for Freedom and Identity in New York's Greenwich Village

Author: Jan Jarboe Russell

ISBN: 9781501198151

Hundreds of books have been written about FDR and Eleanor, both together and separately, but yet she remains a compelling and elusive figure. And, not much is known about why in 1920, Eleanor suddenly abandoned her duties as a mother of five and moved to Greenwich Village, then the symbol...

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You'll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey: Crazy Stories about Racism

Author: Amber Ruffin

ISBN: 9781538719367

Now a writer and performer on Late Night with Seth Meyers and host of The Amber Ruffin Show, Amber Ruffin lives in New York, where she is no one's First Black Friend and everyone is, as she puts it, "stark raving normal." But Amber's sister Lacey? She's still living in...

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Ripped from the Headlines!: The Shocking True Stories Behind the Movies' Most Memorable Crimes

Author: Harold Schechter

ISBN: 9781542041805

Bestselling true-crime master Harold Schechter explores the real-life headline-making psychos, serial murderers, thrill-hungry couples, and lady-killers who inspired a century of classic films.The necktie murders in Alfred Hitchcock's Frenzy; Chicago's Jazz Age crime of passion; the fatal hookup in Looking for Mr. Goodbar; the high school horrors committed by the...

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In Search of Wisdom: Life-Changing Truths in the Book of Proverbs

Author: Joyce Meyer

ISBN: 9781546017646

The book of Proverbs is a treasure trove of both spiritual and practical wisdom that gives us what we need to guide our steps each and every day. Knowledge is important, but if it isn't turned into action, it fails to help us on an earthly level. Because of this...

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Nerve: Adventures in the Science of Fear

Author: Eva Holland

ISBN: 9781615196005

Frozen in terror during a mountain descent, award-winning journalist Eva Holland reaches her breaking point. Since childhood, she’s been gripped by two debilitating phobias: fear of losing her mother, and fear of heights. The worst has already happened: Eva’s mother died suddenly and unexpectedly in 2015. But now—after an arduous...

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Who Will Pay Reparations on My Soul?: Essays

Author: Jesse McCarthy

ISBN: 9781631496486

A supremely talented young critic's essays on race and culture, from Toni Morrison to trap, herald the arrival of a major new voice in American letters.Ranging from Ta-Nehisi Coates's case for reparations to D'Angelo's simmering blend of R&B and racial justice, Jesse McCarthy's dazzling essays capture debates at the intersection...

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When More Is Not Better: Overcoming America's Obsession with Economic Efficiency

Author: Roger L. Martin

ISBN: 9781647820060

For its first 200 years, the American economy exhibited truly impressive performance. The combination of democratically elected governments and a capitalist system worked, with ever-increasing levels of efficiency, spurred by division of labor, international trade, and scientific management of companies. By the nation's bicentenary in 1976, the American economy was...

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The Lost Adventures of James Bond

Author: Mark Edlitz

ISBN: 9781735461625

The James Bond universe is greater than you might think. Even if you have seen all the movies and devoured Ian Fleming's books, there is much more to discover about 007. There is a fascinating galaxy of Bond adventures that have been "lost" or unmade, out-of-print, or forgotten by even...

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The Barbizon: The Hotel That Set Women Free

Author: Paulina Bren

ISBN: 9781982123895

The Barbizon tells the story of New York's most glamorous women-only hotel, and the women - both famous and ordinary - who passed through its doors. World War I had liberated women from home and hearth, setting them on the path to political enfranchisement and gainful employment. Arriving in New...

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A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance

Author: Hanif Abdurraqib

ISBN: 9781984801197

From breakout writer and peerless new voice Hanif Abdurraqib, the New York Times bestselling author of Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest, comes a personal and introspective examination of black performance in America, in which race, history, culture, and entertainment collide.

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