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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 Lamar is at the top of his game.
The thirteen-time Grammy Aw
The New York Times bestselling author of Plenty teams up with Ottolenghi Test Kitchen’s Ixta Belfrage to reveal how flavor is created and amplified through 100+ super-delicious, plant-based recipes.
“Bold, innovative recipes . . . make this book truly thrilling.”—The New York Times
The National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author of Heartland focuses her laser-sharp insights on a working-class icon and one of the most unifying figures in American culture: Dolly Parton.
Growing up amid Kansas wheat fields and airplane factories, Sarah Smarsh witnessed firsthand the particular vulnerabilities—and strengths—of women
“The Knowledge Machine is the most stunningly illuminating book of the last several decades regarding the all-important scientific enterprise.” —Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, author of Plato at the Googleplex
A paradigm-shifting work, The Knowledge Machine revolutionizes our understanding of the origins and structure of science.
Grandmothers from eight eastern African countries welcome you into their kitchens to share flavorful recipes and stories of family, love, and tradition in this transporting cookbook-meets-travelogue.
The pie-making genius behind the popular Instagram account @lokokitchen reveals the secrets of her mind-blowing creations in this gorgeous full-color cookbook featuring 50 incredible sweet and savory pie and tart designs
In a few short years, Lauren Ko made all hell bake loose, going from novice pie baker to internet star and creator of today’s most surprising an
There are few creative acts more mysterious and magical than writing a song. But what if the goal wasn't so mysterious and was actually achievable for anyone who wants to experience more magic and creativity in their life? That's something that anyone will be inspired to do after reading Jeff Tweedy's How to Write One Song.
In this all-new collection of beloved quotes, This Just Speaks to Me, #1 New York Times bestselling author Hoda Kotb offers inspiration, wisdom, and hope 365 days a year.
Tracking an underground language and the outcasts who depended on it for their survival.
A distinctive portrait of the Fab Four by one of the sharpest and wittiest writers of our time
"If you want to know what it was like to live those extraordinary Beatles years in real time, read this book." —Alan Johnson, The Spectator
A glimpse into a beloved novelist’s inner world, shaped by family, art, and literature.
A deeply personal and candid remembrance of the late Senator John McCain from one of his closest and most trusted confidants, friends, and political advisors.
The fight against child mortality that transformed parenting, doctoring, and the way we live.
A resonant biography of America’s most celebrated novelist of the Great Depression.
For fans of My Ideal Bookshelf and Bibliophile, The Call Me Ishmael Phone Book is the perfect gift for book lovers everywhere: a quirky and entertaining interactive guide to reading, featuring voicemails, literary Easter eggs, checklists, and more, from the creators of the popular multimedia project.
One night in 2014, two readers named Logan Smalley and Stephani
COVID-19 is speeding up history, but how? What is the shape of the world to come?
A New York Times New & Noteworthy Book
One of the Daily Beast’s 5 Essential Books to Read Before the Election
“A meditation on kindness and hope, and how to move forward through grief.” —NPR
“A shining reminder to learn all we can from this moment, rebuilding ourselves in the darkness so that we may come out wiser, kinder, and stronger on the other side.” —The Boston Globe
“It’s in these essays that Smith exerts
The Washington Post’s Pulitzer Prize–winning book critic uses the books of the Trump era to argue that our response to this presidency reflects the same failures of imagination that made it possible.
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 and influential women.
The definitive biography of America’s best-known and least-understood food personality, and the modern culinary landscape he shaped.
"Just when we need it, Humans reminds us what it means to be human . . . one of the most influential art projects of the decade.” —Washington Post
Brandon Stanton’s new book, Humans—his most moving and compelling book to date—shows us the world.
The first book in twenty-five years from Jerry Seinfeld features his best work across five decades in comedy.
Since his first performance at the legendary New York nightclub “Catch a Rising Star” as a twenty-one-year-old college student in fall of 1975, Jerry Seinfeld has written his own material and saved everything.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
“Deborah Stone’s mind-altering insight is that the numbers we use to capture the human experience are themselves a form of creative story-telling. They shouldn’t end the conversation, but spark a deeper and richer one. Counting deserves five stars for showing why five stars can never tell the whole story.” —Jacob S.
From one of America’s most-respected journalists and modern historians comes the first full-length biography of Jimmy Carter, the thirty-ninth president of the United States and Nobel Prize–winning humanitarian.
Jonathan Alter tells the epic story of an enigmatic man of faith and his improbable journey from barefoot boy to global icon
A concise, accessible, and engaging guide to the crime of treason, written by the nation’s foremost expert on the subject
Combatting fatphobia and racism to reclaim a space for womxn at the intersection of fat and Black
The Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller
The global icon, award-winning singer, songwriter, producer, actress, mother, daughter, sister, storyteller, and artist finally tells the unfiltered story of her life in The Meaning of Mariah Carey
"Taub explicitly and persuasively places the breakdown of enforcement and accountability in the context of money and class."--The New York Times
How ordinary Americans suffer when the rich and powerful use tax dodges or break the law to get richer and more powerful--and how we can stop it.
"This man is a gift from God to the world. This book is a gift from Al Sharpton to us. Let's appreciate them both."--Michael Eric Dyson
ESSENTIAL ANTIRACIST READING
“We can no longer see ourselves as minor spectators or weary watchers of history after finishing this astonishing work of nonfiction.” —Kiese Laymon, author of Heavy
In Down Along with That Devil’s Bones, journalist Connor Towne O’Neill takes a deep dive into American history, exp
The untold story of the three intelligent and glamorous young women who accompanied their famous fathers to the Yalta Conference in February 1945, and of the conference’s fateful reverberations in the waning days of World War II.
Tensions during the Yalta Conference in February 1945 threatened to tear apart the wartime alliance among Franklin Roosevelt, Winston$45.00ISBN: 9781594206047Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Penguin Press - September 29th, 2020
"A marvelous cultural biography that captures Lincoln in all his historical fullness. . . . using popular culture in this way, to fill out the context surrounding Lincoln, is what makes Mr. Reynolds's biography so different and so compelling . . . Where did the sympathy and compassion expressed in [Lincoln's] Second Inaugural--'With malice toward none; with charity for all'--come from?$35.00ISBN: 9780385540551Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Doubleday - September 29th, 2020
From two of America's most revered political journalists comes the definitive biography of legendary White House chief of staff and secretary of state James A. Baker III: the man who ran Washington when Washington ran the world.$30.00ISBN: 9781644450215Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Graywolf Press - September 8th, 2020
Claudia Rankine’s Citizen changed the conversation—Just Us urges all of us into it$30.00ISBN: 9781984855022Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Random House - August 25th, 2020
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An intimate and revealing portrait of civil rights icon and longtime U.S. congressman John Lewis, linking his life to the painful quest for justice in America from the 1950s to the present—from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Soul of America
$32.00ISBN: 9780593230251Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Random House - August 4th, 2020
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD • “An instant American classic and almost certainly the keynote nonfiction book of the American century thus far.”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times$30.00ISBN: 9781982134105Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - September 1st, 2020
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of Tiger Woods comes the definitive inside story of the New England Patriots—the greatest sports dynasty of the 21st century.
It’s easy to forget that the New England Patriots were once the laughingstock of the NFL, a nearly bankrupt team that had never won a cham$30.00ISBN: 9781982131739Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Simon & Schuster - September 15th, 2020
Bob Woodward’s new book, Rage, is an unprecedented and intimate tour de force of new reporting on the Trump presidency facing a global pandemic, economic disaster and racial unrest.
Woodward, the #1 international bestselling author of Fear: Trump in the White House, has uncovered the precise moment the president was warned that the Covid-19 epidemic would be the b