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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 20, 2015

Celebrate Your Inner Spinster with Kate Bolick

Spinster, the new memoir-history hybrid from Kate Bolick, is a nuanced exploration of women struggling to discover their identities independent of external factors like men, work, and family.

May 15, 2015

How to Comprehend Creation, Courtesy of Leonard Mlodinow

In The Upright Thinkers: The Human Journey from Living in Trees to Understanding the Cosmos by Leonard Mlodinow, the fascinating evolution and history of man’s insatiable curiosity and quest for knowledge is revealed.

May 13, 2015

The Book of Love (and So Much More)

With his most recent publications, Roger Rosenblatt has experimented with a form of memoir that aims to blend prose and poetry. He continues this Experiment with The Book of Love.

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 29, 2015

A Hero Among Heroes: Legend, by Eric Blehm

The warriors of America’s Special Forces are a close-knit group. Few outside of their ranks know the sacrifices they’ve made on behalf of their country, and even fewer know the names of their heroes: those whose extraordinary service has earned them the admiration of the nation’s best. Sgt. Roy Benavidez is one of them, and Eric Blehm’s new book, Legend, is his story.

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 23, 2015

The Only Steve Jobs Bio You Need to Read

When Steve Jobs passed away in October 2011, the world lost one of its most brilliant contemporary thinkers. Now's your chance to get to know the legacy he left behind.

April 22, 2015

Are Heroes Born or Made? A Q&A with Christopher McDougall

Author of Born to Run, Christopher McDougall, stops by to chat about his new book, his experience writing in the wake of bestsellerdom, and exploring the limits of human endurance.

April 20, 2015

Tiny Windows into Big Worlds: Short Stories to Transport You

If you're looking to travel far and wide inside of a weekend, you can't beat a short story. This list of collections will transport you to new worlds in a whirlwind of a few pages.

April 17, 2015

Your Primer to Women in Science: Rachel Swaby's Headstrong

Rachel Swaby’s short but fascinating new book, Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science and the World, shines a much-needed light on the forgotten legacy of women in science.

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.

April 8, 2015

Before They Were Doctors: Matt McCarthy's New Memoir

Matt McCarthy’s new memoir, The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly, brings the harried, terrifying experience of a medical intern to light.

April 3, 2015

In Honor of Opening Day: Moneyball by Michael Lewis

Baseball may be America’s pastime but when Moneyball was initially published in 2003, even the most diehard fans of the game didn’t quite understand the premise. How, then, do you explain the success of Moneyball or the subsequent film adaptation starring Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill that went on to receive six Academy Award nominations?

April 2, 2015

Poetry Primer: 6 Reads for Getting Acquainted with Verse

April is National Poetry month. Celebrate with these collections of accessible poetry that may open a whole new world of reading to you.