From growing up in a family of firefighters on Staten Island to commuting three hours a day to high school and seeing the sights like watching a Russian woman throw a stroller off the back of a ferry , to attending Harvard while Facebook was created, Jost shares how he has navigated the world lik
Longtime Jeopardy host and television icon Alex Trebek reflects on his life and career n nSince debuting as the host of Jeopardy in 1984, Alex Trebek has been something like a family member to millions of television viewers, bringing entertainment and education into their homes five nights a week.
Deeply personal and powerfully moving, a short and timely series of essays on the experience of lock down, by one of the most clear sighted and essential writers of our time n n There will be many books written about the year 2020 historical, analytic, political and comprehensive accounts This is no
Just as she did with North Korea, award winning journalist Barbara Demick explores one of the most hidden corners of the world She tells the story of a Tibetan town perched eleven thousand feet above sea level that is one of the most difficult places in all of China for foreigners to visit Ngaba w
One of the New York Times 20 Books to Read in 2020 UnforgettableBehind her brilliantly witty and uplifting message is a remarkable vulnerability and candor that reminds us that we are not alone in our struggles and that we can, against all odds, get through them Lori Gottlieb, New York Times
Two iconic bands An unforgettable life n nOne of the most dynamic groups of the 70s and 80s, Talking Heads, founded by drummer Chris Frantz, his girlfriend Tina Weymouth, and lead singer David Byrne, burst onto the music scene, playing at CBGBs, touring Europe with the Ramones, and creating hits
For fans of Robert Macfarlane or Elizabeth Rush, National Magazine Award winner and The Nation columnist Ben Ehrenreich layers climate science, mythologies, nature writing, and personal experiences into a stunning reckoning of our current moment and our all too human urge to grapple with apocalypse.
Kendra Atleework grew up in Swall Meadows, in the Owens Valley of the Eastern Sierra Nevada, where annual rainfall averages five inches and in drought years measures closer to zero Kendra s family raised their children to thrive in this harsh landscape, forever at the mercy of wildfires, blizzard
A crucial indictment of widely embraced alternatives to incarceration that exposes how many of these new approaches actually widen the net of punishment and surveillance n n But what does it mean really to celebrate reforms that convert your home into your prison Michelle Alexander, from the for
Whoever listens to a witness, becomes a witness Elie Wiesel n nWhen Nazi occupiers arrived in Greece in 1941, it was the beginning of a horror that would reverberate through generations In the city of Salonica Thessaloniki , almost 50,000 Jews were sent to Nazi concentration camps during the wa
An unflinching memoir about a writer reckoning with his relationship with his troubled father and the complicated legacy that each generation hands down to the next n n Justin Taylor s relentless, peripatetic, and tender search for reconciliation with his late troubled father blooms into a full throat
A Common Sense Guide to Living Rich.Instead of Dying Rich Imagine if by the time you died, you did everything you were told to You worked hard, saved your money, and looked forward to financial freedom when you retired The only thing you wasted along the way was your life Die with Zero presen
Samantha Irby meets Bettyville in this darkly funny and poignant memoir about love, loss, Alzheimer s, and reviving her father s pornographic writing career from Mortified writer and producer Sara Faith Alterman 12 year old Sara enjoyed an G rated existence in suburban New England, filled with over