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  • Details about Look Alive Out There: Essays

    Look Alive Out There: Essays

    Sloane Crosley

    Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2018 by Entertainment Weekly , Glamour, Buzzfeed, Elle, Cosmopolitan, The Millions, InStyle, Bustle, BookRiot, and Southern Living Sloane Crosley returns to the form that made her a household name in really quite a lot of households: Essays! From the New York Times -bestselling author Sloane Crosley comes Look Alive Out There --a brand-new collection of essays filled with her trademark hilarity, wit, and charm. The characteristic heart and punch-packing observ……more

  • Details about Navel Gazing: True Tales of Bodies, Mostly Mine (but Also My Mom's, Which I Know Sounds Weird)

    Navel Gazing: True Tales of Bodies, Mostly Mine (but Also My Mom's, Which I Know Sounds Weird)

    Michael Ian Black

    New York Times bestselling author and stand-up comedian Michael Ian Black (author of A Child's First Book of Trump ) delivers a "memorable and funny" ( Kirkus Reviews ) memoir about confronting his genetic legacy as he hits his forties. Black pulls no punches in this hilariously honest memoir, a follow-up to the acclaimed You're Not Doing It Right . When Michael's mother receives a harrowing medical diagnosis, Michael begins a laugh-out-loud examination of health, happiness, and the human body ……more

  • Details about It Ended Badly: Thirteen of the Worst Breakups in History

    It Ended Badly: Thirteen of the Worst Breakups in History

    Jennifer Wright

    If you are lying in bed right now, a pint of ice cream in one hand, a bottle of scotch in the other, and this book clenched between your teeth (one tooth is missing from last night's bar fight), with tears streaming down your face over how much you loved, loved, loved your ex, let me commend you on how well you are coping. You could be doing so much worse. So much worse. You could be beheading your ex, or castrating strangers, or starting an exciting new life with a sex doll. YOU ARE A HERO. In ……more

  • Details about Figures in a Landscape: People and Places

    Figures in a Landscape: People and Places

    Paul Theroux

    A delectable collection of Theroux's recent writing on great places, people, and prose In the spirit of his much-loved Sunrise with Seamonsters and Fresh Air Fiend, Paul Theroux's latest collection of essays leads the reader through a dazzling array of sights, characters, and experiences, as Theroux applies his signature searching curiosity to a life lived as much in reading as on the road. This writerly tour-de-force features a satisfyingly varied selection of topics that showcase Theroux's s……more

  • Details about The Time of Our Lives

    The Time of Our Lives

    Peggy Noonan

    Peggy Noonan is one of the most brilliant and influential political thinkers and writers of our time. The author of five bestselling books ( What I Saw at the Revolution is now a classic), her column in The Wall Street Journal is a must-read for millions of Americans. Witty, incisive and always original, Peggy Noonan is a conservative intellectual with wide reaching appeal across the political spectrum. Now, for the first time, the best of Noonan's writing will be collected in one indispensible ……more

  • Details about They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us: Essays

    They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us: Essays

    Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib

    In an age of confusion, fear, and loss, Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib's is a voice that matters. Whether he's attending a Bruce Springsteen concert the day after visiting Michael Brown's grave, or discussing public displays of affection at a Carly Rae Jepsen show, he writes with a poignancy and magnetism that resonates profoundly. In the wake of the nightclub attacks in Paris, he recalls how he sought refuge as a teenager in music, at shows, and wonders whether the next generation of young Muslims wi……more

  • Details about I Need a Lifeguard Everywhere but the Pool

    I Need a Lifeguard Everywhere but the Pool

    Lisa Scottoline; Francesca Serritella

    "Lisa and Francesca, mother and daughter, bring you the laughter of their lives." --Delia Ephron, bestselling author The bestselling and "perennially hilarious" mother-daughter team is back with a new collection of stories from their real lives, guaranteed to make you laugh out loud. Join Lisa and Francesca as they regret drunk-shopping online, try smell-dating, and explore the freedom of a hiatus from men - a Guyatus. They offer a fresh and funny take on the triumphs and facepalm moments of mo……more

  • Details about Morningstar: Growing up with Books

    Morningstar: Growing up with Books

    Ann Hood

    In her admired works of fiction, including the recent The Book That Matters Most, Ann Hood explores the transformative power of literature. Now, with warmth and honesty, Hood reveals the personal story behind these beloved novels.Growing up in a mill town in Rhode Island, in a household that didn't foster a love of literature, Hood discovered nonetheless the transformative power of books. She learned to channel her imagination, ambitions, and curiosity by devouring ever-growing stacks. In Mornin……more

  • Details about It Gets Worse: A Collection of Essays

    It Gets Worse: A Collection of Essays

    Shane Dawson

    THE INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER New York Times bestselling author Shane Dawson returns with another highly entertaining and uproariously funny essay collection, chronicling a mix of real life moments both extraordinary and mortifying, yet always full of heart. Shane Dawson shared some of his best and worst experiences in I Hate Myselfie, the critically acclaimed book that secured his place as a gifted humorist and keen observer of millennial culture. Fans felt as though they knew him……more

  • Details about Feel Free: Essays (sound recording)

    Feel Free: Essays (sound recording)

    Zadie Smith; Nikki Aumka-Bird (Read by)

    From Zadie Smith, one of the most beloved authors of her generation, a new collection of essays Since she burst spectacularly into view with her debut novel almost two decades ago, Zadie Smith has established herself not just as one of the world's preeminent fiction writers, but also a brilliant and singular essayist. She contributes regularly to The New Yorker and the New York Review of Books on a range of subjects, and each piece of hers is a literary event in its own right. Arranged into fo……more