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Let Your Appetite Lead: Driving Hungry by Layne Mosler

In her memoir, Driving Hungry, Layne Mosler recounts a time when her wanderlust, love of adventure, and appetite led the way. Check out an excerpt here.

September 18, 2015

A Legacy Restored: The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf

In The Invention of Nature, Andrea Wulf introduces us to one of the most seminal adventurers of all time, yet one very few people in the Western world have heard of.

September 16, 2015

The Mindy You Ought to Know: Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling has just published her second book. It is everything you would have hoped for and more.

September 9, 2015

An Important New Memoir: Negroland by Margo Jefferson

The title of Margo Jefferson’s memoir, Negroland, may send up a few eyebrows – but keep on reading.

September 4, 2015

Live from The New Yorker: Between You and Me by Mary Norris

From budding etymologists, to Oxford-comma enthusiasts, to anyone fascinated by the inner workings of magazines, Mary Norris's new memoir covering her nearly forty years at The New Yorker has something for everyone.

August 26, 2015

A House on Fire: Excerpt from The Autobiography of Malcolm X

In The Autobiography of Malcolm X, the Muslim leader, firebrand, and anti-integrationist tells the story of his life and the growth of the Black Muslim movement to writer and journalist Alex Haley.

August 19, 2015

Life Less Ordinary: On the Move by Oliver Sacks

Dr. Oliver Sacks is without a doubt one of the most brilliant minds of our lifetime, and now he has gifted us his most personal story.

July 31, 2015

Graphic Breakthrough: Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

When Alison Bechdel started her online comic strip, Dykes to Watch Out For, in 1987, it's safe to assume no one, not even Bechdel herself, could have conceived of the impact her work would eventually have.

July 29, 2015

Or Die Trying: 7 Books on the Triumph of Surviving

There are few things more inspiring than a story of survival. With that in mind, we've assembled a list of tales of unbeatable human courage from across the spectrum, emphasizing unbelievable true stories and including just a dash of adventure and horror fiction to round things out.

July 24, 2015

To Everything, There Is a Season: 6 Books on Living and Dying Well

It's cliché but true: Death is an unavoidable part of life. Check out these books, whose writers deftly and unflinchingly tackle the taboos and trauma associated with dying and grief. Each of these books, in their own way, shed a some much-needed light on this under-addressed topic.

July 22, 2015

Perfect Summer Reading: Barbarian Days by William Finnegan

In Barbarian Days, New Yorker writer William Finnegan recounts a surfing life in exquisite prose and beautifully writ storytelling.

July 17, 2015

Essential Reading: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

There’s a lot to be said about racial progress. Much can be packed into a few words, like so: Okay, good. But still not great, nor right, nor enough. It became clear to this reader very early on in Ta-Nehisi Coates’s new book, Between the World and Me, that this is a big part of what the author aims to convey.

July 15, 2015

Jonathan Kozol Brings His Crusade Home: The Theft of Memory

In his new memoir, The Theft of Memory, Jonathan Kozol finds outrage in the midst of the struggle of losing his father to Alzheimer’s.

July 10, 2015

Even This I Get to Experience: Behind the Scenes with Norman Lear

In his memoir, Norman Lear recounts some standout experiences on the set of 'All in the Family' and the ways the seemingly light show tackled deeper social issues.

July 1, 2015

How to Say 'Housewife': The Good Shufu by Tracy Slater

When Tracy arrives in Japan, she must learn the challenges of communicating in her host country - not just the language, but the differences in communication and roles of women.