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Silver Screen Fiend: Learning about Life from an Addiction to Film
Silver Screen Fiend: Learning about Life from an Addiction to Film
by Patton Oswalt
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"Comedian and performer Oswalt (Zombie Spaceship Wasteland) has come up with another delightful, easy-to-read, and entertaining book, focusing on his years as an obsessive film buff when he was first starting out in Los Angeles....Oswalt's humorous take... (read more)

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Leaving Before the Rains Come
Leaving Before the Rains Come
by Alexandra Fuller
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“Powerful, raw, and painful, Fullers writing is so immediate, so vivid that whether shes describing the beauty of Zambia or the harrowing hours following a devastating accident, she leaves the reader breathless. Another not-to-be-missed entry from... (read more)

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Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye: A Journey
Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye: A Journey
by Marie Mutsuki Mockett
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How does one cope with overwhelming grief? Marie Mutsuki Mockett's family owns a Buddhist temple 25 miles from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. In March 2011, after the earthquake and tsunami, radiation levels prohibited the burial of her... (read more)

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How to Grow Up Signed Edition
How to Grow Up Signed Edition
by Michelle Tea
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“Wild, wickedly funny, and refreshingly relevant.” Elle... (read more)

Available March 8, 2015
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The Evil Hours: A Biography of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
The Evil Hours: A Biography of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
by David J. Morris
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In the tradition of The Emperor of All Maladies and The Noonday Demon, a moving, eye-opening exploration of PTSD   Just as polio loomed over the 1950s, and AIDS stalked the 1980s and 90s, posttraumatic stress disorder haunts us in the early years of... (read more)

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The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal Behind the World's Favorite Board Game
The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal Behind the World's Favorite Board Game
by Mary Pilon
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With its origins rooted in one of the Wall Street Journals most-emailed articles ever (written by Mary Pilon), THE MONOPOLISTS is the inside story of how the game of Monopoly came into existence, how the story of its provenance was fabricated, how Parker... (read more)

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James Baldwin: A Biography
James Baldwin: A Biography
by David Leeming
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James Baldwin was one of the great writers of the last century. In works that have become part of the American canon—Go Tell It on a Mountain, Giovannis Room, Another Country, The Fire Next Time, and The Evidence of Things Not Seen—he explored... (read more)

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The Work: My Search for a Life That Matters
The Work: My Search for a Life That Matters
by Wes Moore
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“Wes Moore proves once again that he is one of the most effective storytellers and leaders of his generation. His gripping personal story, set against the dramatic events of the past decade, goes straight to the heart of an ancient question that is... (read more)

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Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone
Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone
by Marky Ramone
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The inside story behind one of the most revered bands in music history during the early days of punk rock in New York, from legendary drummer Marky Ramone.andlt;brandgt;andlt;brandgt;andlt;Iandgt;Rolling Stoneandlt;/Iandgt; ranked the Ramones at #26 on... (read more)

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Smallwood: The Unlikely Revolutionary
Smallwood: The Unlikely Revolutionary
by Richard Gwyn
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The extraordinary life of Joey Smallwood is the stuff of fiction—literally: Wayne Johnstons acclaimed novel, The Colony of Unrequited Dreams, draws heavily on this definitive biography. And no wonder! Set against a colorful background in stirring... (read more)

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The Life of George Washington
The Life of George Washington
by John Marshall
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Americas first president has captivated our interest for more than two centuries, but no biographer of George Washington knew him with the authenticity, intimacy, and depth of understanding as John Marshall exhibited in his book The Life of George... (read more)

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"Mr. President": George Washington and the Making of the Nation's Highest Office
"Mr. President": George Washington and the Making of the Nation's Highest Office
by Harlow Giles Unger
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In this startling, action-filled drama, award-winning author Harlow Giles Unger reveals one of the most significant yet least known chapters in American history: how George Washington converted his ceremonial post as president into the most powerful... (read more)

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The Bird Market of Paris: A Memoir
The Bird Market of Paris: A Memoir
by Nikki Moustaki
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An avian expert and poet shares a true story of beloved birds, a remarkable grandfather, a bad-girl youth—and an astonishing redemption Nikki Moustaki, author of The Bird Market of Paris, grew up in 1980s Miami, the only child of parents who... (read more)

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Following in His Steps: A Biography of Charles M. Sheldon
Following in His Steps: A Biography of Charles M. Sheldon
by Timothy Miller
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In the first comprehensive biography of this religious writer, social crusader, and pastor of the Central Congregational Church in Topeka, Kansas, Timothy Miller focuses on Sheldon's life and ideas as a social reformer as well as the circumstances... (read more)

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Savage Park: A Meditation on Play, Space, and Risk for Americans Who Are Nervous, Distracted, and Afraid to Die
Savage Park: A Meditation on Play, Space, and Risk for Americans Who Are Nervous, Distracted, and Afraid to Die
by Amy Fusselman
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Part memoir, part manifesto, this exploration of the underside of Americas obsession with safety is prompted by the authors visit to a thrillingly alarming adventure playground in Tokyo "How fully can the world be explored," asks Amy Fusselman... (read more)

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Revolution Is My Name: An Egyptian Woman's Diary from Eighteen Days in Tahrir
Revolution Is My Name: An Egyptian Woman's Diary from Eighteen Days in Tahrir
by Mona Prince
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A writer, a university professor, a woman: this is the insightful and humorous description of one hesitant revolutionary's experiences through the eighteen days of the Egyptian uprising that led to the fall of President Hosni Mubarak in January/February... (read more)

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The Adventures of Big-Foot Wallace: The Texas Ranger and Hunter
The Adventures of Big-Foot Wallace: The Texas Ranger and Hunter
by John C. Duval
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The thrilling adventures of traveler, rancher, and fighter Big-Foot Wallace in a bygone era of the American frontier. Amid the embroiling conflicts of frontiersmen, Mexicans, and war in Texas, 1837, William “Big-Foot” Wallace left his hometown... (read more)

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Hot Dogs & Croissants: The Culinary Misadventures of Two French Women Who Moved to America, Got Fat, Got Skinny (Again), and Mastered Eating
Hot Dogs & Croissants: The Culinary Misadventures of Two French Women Who Moved to America, Got Fat, Got Skinny (Again), and Mastered Eating
by Natasha Saulnier
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When the Saulnier sisters suffer one disappointment too many in their native France, they decide to pack up and try their luck in America. As journalists they have the run of the country, following stories that take them to places where most Americans... (read more)

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The Peter Lawford Story: Life with the Kennedys, Monroe, and the Rat Pack
The Peter Lawford Story: Life with the Kennedys, Monroe, and the Rat Pack
by Patricia Lawford Stewart
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As the brother in law to JFK and a member of the Rat Pack, Peter Lawford was one of America's most acclaimed movie stars. Lawford led an extraordinary life. His story, as told by the woman who knew him best, is the always candid, sometimes shocking... (read more)

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The Strategist: Brent Scowcroft and the Call of National Security
The Strategist: Brent Scowcroft and the Call of National Security
by Bartholomew Sparrow
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Based on the full cooperation of the subject—with no restraining conditions—The Strategist provides an in-depth portrait of a man whose career has been intimately linked to the great transformations in U.S. foreign policy, from the last third... (read more)

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