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8 challenging books about motherhood

Here are eight challenging books, including novels and memoirs, that get just how difficult and complicated motherhood—and having a mother—can be. 

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Stephanie Foo on writing and healing from trauma

Award-winning podcaster Stephanie Foo joined us to talk about her moving and informative book, What My Bones Know: A Memoir of Healing from Complex Trauma.

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More books on combating climate change

Books that make some ambitious calls for what needs to be done about climate change: from infrastructure and investment to ideology and ethics.

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8 essential books for earning a living as a writer

Millie Dinsdale of ProWritingAid.com recommends books for improving your writing and getting it into shape for paid publication.

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Books for understanding the climate crisis now

Books for understanding the climate crisis now, including perspectives on climate justice and the neuroscience of climate anxiety (and its absence).

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The best books about bad business

Narrative nonfiction stories of billion dollar businesses gone bad (or born bad!) including Theranos, WeWork, and many more.

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12 of the best books on becoming a great leader in business

Whether you're a new manager learning ropes or a veteran stepping up your game, these audiobooks offer some of the best business leadership wisdom around.

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Tanya Lee on making room for girls to read

Tanya Lee is the boundary-smashing founder of A Room of Your Own, a book club for at-risk teenage girls and non-binary teens.

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Books for understanding 21st century geopolitics

For armchair historians, political junkies, and readers looking to broaden their knowledge of global affairs, we offer this list of 10 books.

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