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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 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 3, 2015

Media Triumph: Michael Wolff on TV's Modern Evolution

Author and columnist Michael Wolff details the factors of the digital landscape - social media and internet news -- that have led to unprecedented innovation in traditional media like television.

June 24, 2015

A Moviegoing Lifetime: Keepers by Richard Schickel

Richard Schickel is an American film critic who estimates that he has seen over 22,000 films throughout his life. His newest book offers real insight into some of what he's learned via his filmic fascination.

June 17, 2015

What's the Big Deal with Rejection, Anyway? Ask Jia Jiang

Jia Jiang's book, Rejection Proof, grew out of a project called the 100 Days of Rejection Project -- and became so much more.

June 16, 2015

Digital Dating: Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari

'Parks and Recreation' star Aziz Ansari uses his comedic talents to seek serious answers about love in the age of technology.

June 12, 2015

On the Origins of 'Juicy Couture'

Get a sneak peek into the origins of the name 'Juicy Couture' and the ladies behind it all.

June 5, 2015

On Unexpected Inspiration: Get Into the Surrender Experiment

Michael A. Singer’s new book, The Surrender Experiment, chronicles the story of his move to let life call the shots. Here’s a look inside that story.

May 22, 2015

Become a Better You: Triggers by Marshall Goldsmith

Change is hard. Change is even harder when you are trying to modify your behavior. Get a little help during the process with Triggers by Marshall Goldsmith.

May 1, 2015

Burned at the Keyboard: So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson

Jon Ronson has created an interesting subgenre of nonfiction that I can best describe as satirical Malcolm Gladwell. He immerses himself in his subject matter and goes on to write an accessible, fun read. His newest, So You've Been Publicly Shamed, is no different.

April 24, 2015

Is Toxicity Affecting You? Suzanne Somers Has the Answer

In her newest book, Tox-Sick: From Toxic to Not Sick, the pioneering health and wellness advocate delivers a powerful answer in this expose on the immediate and long-term dangers of living in a world that has become increasingly toxic to our health. Read on for an excerpt.

April 15, 2015

An American Travel Memoir to Polish Off

Simon Majumdar’s Fed, White, and Blue is a new take on the classic tale of immigrating to America, incorporating food travel from all fifty states.

April 10, 2015

Why Is Surprise Important?

Surprise: Embrace the Unpredictable and Engineer the Unexpected by Tania Luna and LeeAnn Renninger, PhD, is a fascinating look at how we can handle and harness surprise in our work, relationships, and everyday lives. Take a peek inside the book for a pop quiz and more.

March 27, 2015

How to Be Artfully Mindful: On Awareness and Attention

Enjoy this excerpt from the new book by Christophe André, Looking at Mindfulness, in which he addresses the correlation between awareness and attention.

March 20, 2015

Henry David Thoreau, the Hound, and the Turtle Dove

‘A fidelity to the ungraspable can be found at the root of both biological existence and what we experience as beauty; the steepest pitches of the heart and mind make their own shade.’