New Nonfiction

Surrender, White People!: Our Unconditional Terms for Peace

Author: D. L. Hughley

ISBN: 9780062953704

In this follow-up to his "hilarious yet soul-shaking" (Black Enterprise) New York Times bestseller How Not to Get Shot, comedy legend D. L. Hughley offers satirical terms for a peace treaty between white America and the rest of humanity.For more than four hundred years, white America has been safely a...

Check the Catalog

Dare to Speak: Defending Free Speech for All

Author: Suzanne Nossel

ISBN: 9780062966032

A vital, necessary playbook for navigating and defending free speech today by the CEO of PEN America, Dare To Speak provides a pathway for promoting free expression while also cultivating a more inclusive public culture.Online trolls and fascist chat groups. Controversies over campus lectures. Cancel culture versus censorship. The daily...

Check the Catalog

Stranger Planet

Author: Nathan W. Pyle

ISBN: 9780063022607

The sequel to the #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon Strange Planet, featuring more hilarious and poignant adventures from the fascinating inhabitants of Nathan W. Pyle's colorful world.In this eagerly awaited sequel, Nathan takes us back to his charming and instantly recognizable planet colored in bright pinks, blues, greens, and...

Check the Catalog

Becoming Duchess Goldblatt

Author: Anonymous

ISBN: 9780358216773

Part memoir and part joyful romp through the fields of imagination, the story behind a beloved pseudonymous Twitter account reveals how a writer deep in grief rebuilt a life worth living.

Check the Catalog

Survival of the Friendliest: Understanding Our Origins and Rediscovering Our Common Humanity

Author: Brian Hare

ISBN: 9780399590665

A powerful new theory of human nature suggests that our unique friendliness is the secret to our success as a species. For most of the approximately 300,000 years that Homo sapiens have existed, we have shared the planet with at least four other types of humans. All of these were...

Check the Catalog

The Unidentified: Mythical Monsters, Alien Encounters, and Our Obsession with the Unexplained

Author: Colin Dickey

ISBN: 9780525557562

America's favorite cultural historian and author of Ghostland takes a tour of the country's most persistent "unexplained" phenomenaIn a world where rational, scientific explanations are more available than ever, belief in the unprovable and irrational--in fringe--is on the rise: from Atlantis to aliens, from Flat Earth to the Loch Ness...

Check the Catalog

After the Last Border

Author: Goudeau, Jessica

ISBN: 9780525559139

The story of two refugee families and their hope and resilience as they fight to survive and belong in America The welcoming and acceptance of immigrants and refugees has been central to America's identity for centuries--yet America has also periodically resisted this position in the world at times of great...

Check the Catalog

Iron Empires: Robber Barons, Railroads, and the Making of Modern America

Author: Michael Hiltzik

ISBN: 9780544770317

In 1869, when the final spike was driven into the Transcontinental Railroad, few were prepared for its seismic aftershocks. Once a hodgepodge of short, squabbling lines, America's railways soon exploded into a titanic industry helmed by a pageant of speculators, crooks, and visionaries. The vicious competition between empire builders such...

Check the Catalog

How You Say It: Why You Talk the Way You Do--And What It Says about You

Author: Kinzler, Katherine D.

ISBN: 9780544986558

From "one of the most brilliant young psychologists of her generation" (Paul Bloom) , a groundbreaking examination of how speech causes some of our deepest social divides--and how it can help us overcome them. We gravitate toward people like us; it's human nature. Race, class, and gender affect this social...

Check the Catalog

The Sober Lush: A Hedonist's Guide to Living a Decadent, Adventurous, Soulful Life--Alcohol Free

Author: Amanda Eyre Ward

ISBN: 9780593084823

A sober hedonist's guide to living a decadent, wild, and soulful life--alcohol-free.In a culture where sipping "rosé all day" is seen as the epitome of relaxation, "grabbing a drink" the only way to network; and meeting at a bar the quintessential "first date," many of us are left wondering if...

Check the Catalog

Baseless: My Search for Secrets in the Ruins of the Freedom of Information Act

Author: Nicholson Baker

ISBN: 9780735215757

A major new work, a hybrid of history, journalism, and memoir, about the modern Freedom of Information Act - FOIA - and the horrifying, decades-old government misdeeds that it is unable to demystify, from one of America's most celebrated writersTen years into researching a book about the possibility that the...

Check the Catalog

The Case of the Vanishing Blonde: And Other True Crime Stories

Author: Mark Bowden

ISBN: 9780802128447

Six captivating true-crime stories, spanning Mark Bowden's long and illustrious career, cover a variety of crimes complicated by extraordinary circumstances. Winner of a lifetime achievement award from International Thriller Writers, Bowden revisits in The Case of the Vanishing Blonde some of his most riveting stories and examines the effects of...

Check the Catalog

Genetics For Dummies

Author: Lisa Spock

ISBN: 9781119633037

Your no-nonsense guide to genetics With rapid advances in genomic technologies, genetic testing has become a key part of both clinical practice and research. Scientists are constantly discovering more about how genetics plays a role in health and disease, and healthcare providers are using this information to more accurately identify...

Check the Catalog

Paying For College For Dummies

Author: Eric Tyson

ISBN: 9781119651475

Discover a concrete financial plan to finance a college education Financing a college education is a daunting task no matter what your circumstances. Bestselling author and personal finance expert, Eric Tyson offers tried and true strategic advice on how to understand loans, know your options, and how to improve your...

Check the Catalog

Intentional Integrity: How Smart Companies Can Lead an Ethical Revolution

Author: Robert Chesnut

ISBN: 9781250239709

Silicon Valley expert Robert Chesnut shows that companies that do not think seriously about a crucial element of corporate culture -- integrity -- are destined to fail."Show of hands -- who in this group has integrity?"It's with this direct and often uncomfortable question that Robert Chesnut, General Counsel of Airbnb...

Check the Catalog

Is Rape a Crime?: A Memoir, an Investigation, and a Manifesto

Author: Michelle Bowdler

ISBN: 9781250255631

She Said meets Lucky in Michelle Bowdler's provocative debut, telling the story of her rape and recovery while interrogating why one of society's most serious crimes goes largely univestigated.The crime of rape sizzles like a lightning strike. It pounces, flattens, destroys. A person stands whole, and in a moment of...

Check the Catalog

The Brothers York: A Royal Tragedy

Author: Thomas Penn

ISBN: 9781451694178

Vicious battles, powerful monarchs, and royal intrigue abound in this "gripping, complex, and sensational" (Hilary Mantel) true story of the War of the Roses - a struggle among three brothers, two of whom became kings, and the inspiration for Shakespeare's renowned play, Richard III. In 15th-century England, two royal families...

Check the Catalog

The Islam Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

Author: DK

ISBN: 9781465491480

This comprehensive, accessible, and authenticated guide to Islam is essential to understanding the world's fastest-growing religion. This essential guide to Islam covers every aspect of the Muslim faith and its history - from the life of the Prophet Muhammad and the teachings of the Koran to Islam in the 21st...

Check the Catalog

Butch Cassidy: The True Story of an American Outlaw

Author: Charles Leerhsen

ISBN: 9781501117480

Charles Leerhsen brings the notorious Butch Cassidy to vivid life in this surprising and entertaining biography that goes beyond the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid to reveal a more fascinating and complicated man than legend provides.For more than a century the life and death of Butch Cassidy have...

Check the Catalog

The Divine Miss Marble: A Life of Tennis, Fame, and Mystery

Author: Robert Weintraub

ISBN: 9781524745363

The story of 1930s tennis icon Alice Marble, and her life of sports, celebrity, and incredible mystery. Who was Alice Marble? In her public life, she was the biggest tennis star of the pre-war era, a household name like Joe DiMaggio and Joe Louis. She was famous for overcoming serious...

Check the Catalog

Smithsonian Handbook of Interesting Insects

Author: Gavin Broad

ISBN: 9781588346865

Stunning photographic guide to bugs, from the beautiful to the bizarre and every bug in betweenSmithsonian Handbook of Interesting Insects presents striking photographic profiles of insects, each one specially selected from the 34 million specimens found in one of the oldest and most important entomology collection in the world, held...

Check the Catalog

Awestruck: How Embracing Wonder Can Make You Happier, Healthier, and More Connected

Author: Jonah Paquette

ISBN: 9781611807745

How the moments that make us go "Wow!" can make lasting and positive improvements to our health, relationships, and everyday lives.What do you feel when you gaze up at the Milky Way, see a beautiful rainbow, or stand before a mountain that seems impossibly high? Often it's a profound sense...

Check the Catalog

A Decade of Disruption: America in the New Millennium

Author: Garrett Peck

ISBN: 9781643134444

An eye-opening history evoking the disruptive first decade of the twenty-first century in America.Dubya. The 9/11 terrorist attacks. Enron and WorldCom. The Iraq War. Hurricane Katrina. The disruptive nature of the internet. An anxious aging population redefining retirement. The gay community demanding full civil rights. A society becoming ever more...

Check the Catalog

Pride: The Story of the LGBTQ Equality Movement

Author: Matthew Todd

ISBN: 9781681885230

For 50 years, people have flocked to San Francisco for the annual Pride Parade, a beloved event that serves as a celebration and demonstration for legal rights such as same-sex marriage. Pride explores the history of the LGBTQ movement including events such as Stonewall and the global explosion in Pride...

Check the Catalog

How to Connect

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

ISBN: 9781946764546

The simple, refreshing meditations of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh give us the tools to restore our inherent connection to nature, each other, our ancestors, and ourselves.The Mindfulness Essentials series is a back-to-basics collection from world-renowned Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh that introduces everyone to the essentials of mindfulness practice...

Check the Catalog

Craigslist Confessional: A Collection of Secrets from Anonymous Strangers

Author: Helena Dea Bala

ISBN: 9781982114961

For fans of Humans of New York and PostSecret, a collection of raw, urgent, and heartfelt stories, shared anonymously.What would you confess if you knew it would never get back to your spouse, your colleagues, or your family? What story would you tell about your life if a stranger was...

Check the Catalog

The Buddhist on Death Row: How One Man Found Light in the Darkest Place

Author: David Sheff

ISBN: 9781982128456

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Boy explores the transformation of Jarvis Jay Masters who has become one of America's most inspiring Buddhist practitioners while locked in a cell on death row. Jarvis Jay Masters's early life was a horror story whose outline we know too well...

Check the Catalog

Your Second Act: Inspiring Stories of Reinvention

Author: Patricia Heaton

ISBN: 9781982141608

An entertaining, inspirational book about second acts in life and reinventing yourself from beloved television actress Patricia Heaton - Emmy Award-winning star of Everybody Loves Raymond, The Middle, and most recently, Carol's Second Act.Patricia Heaton is one of TV's most recognizable and beloved moms. She's won two Emmys for her...

Check the Catalog