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Staff Picks in Nonfiction

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  • The Spy and the Traitor

    The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War

    by Ben Macintyre ...
    **NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The celebrated author of Double Cross and Rogue Heroes returns with a thrilling Americans-era tale of Oleg Gordievsky, the Russian whose secret work helped hasten the end of the Cold War.“The best true spy story I have ever read.”—JOHN LE CARRÉNamed a Best Book of the Year by The Economist • Shortlisted for the Bailie Giffords Prize in Nonfiction**If anyone could be ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Love That Story

    Observations from a Gorgeously Queer Life

    The Emmy-nominated host of Netflix’s Queer Eye follows up his New York Times-bestselling memoir, Over The Top, with this collection of thought-provoking essays on grief and healing, cannabis reform, LGBTQIA+ rights, imposter syndrome, personal style, the HIV safety net, and of, course, how to make your hairdresser love you.In his *New York Times-*bestselling memoir Over the Top, Jonathan van Ness ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Fun Home

    A Family Tragicomic

    CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, NATIONAL BESTSELLERTime Magazine #1 Book of the Year • National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist •Winner of the Stonewall Book Award • Double finalist for the Lambda Book Award •Nominated for the GLAAD Media AwardAlison Bechdel’s groundbreaking, bestselling graphic memoir that charts her fraught relationship with her late father.Dista... ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • How to Be Perfect

    The Correct Answer to Every Moral Question

    by Michael Schur ...
    From the creator of The Good Place and the cocreator of Parks and Recreation, a hilarious, thought-provoking guide to living an ethical life, drawing on 2,400 years of deep thinking from around the world.Most people think of themselves as “good,” but it’s not always easy to determine what’s “good” or “bad”—especially in a world filled with complicated choices and pitfalls and booby traps and bad ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Book of Hope

    A Survival Guide for Trying Times

    series Global Icons Series
    **THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**In a world that seems so troubled, how do we hold on to hope?Looking at the headlines—the worsening climate crisis, a global pandemic, loss of biodiversity, political upheaval—it can be hard to feel optimistic. And yet hope has never been more desperately needed.In this urgent book, Jane Goodall, the world's most famous living naturalist, and Douglas Abrams ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act

    Helping Canadians Make Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples a Reality

    by Bob Joseph ...
    Since its creation in 1876, the Indian Act has dictated and constrained the lives and opportunities of Indigenous Peoples, and is at the root of many enduring stereotypes. Bob Joseph’s book comes at a key time in the reconciliation process, when awareness from both Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities is at a crescendo. Joseph examines how Indigenous Peoples can return to self-government, ... Read more

    $7.97 USD

  • Cultish

    The Language of Fanaticism

    The author of the widely praised Wordslut analyzes the social science of cult influence: how cultish groups from Jonestown and Scientology to SoulCycle and social media gurus use language as the ultimate form of power.What makes “cults” so intriguing and frightening? What makes them powerful? The reason why so many of us binge Manson documentaries by the dozen and fall down rabbit holes ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Quit Like a Woman

    The Radical Choice to Not Drink in a Culture Obsessed with Alcohol

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “An unflinching examination of how our drinking culture hurts women and a gorgeous memoir of how one woman healed herself.”—Glennon Doyle, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Untamed“You don’t know how much you need this book, or maybe you do. Either way, it will save your life.”—Melissa Hartwig Urban, Whole30 co-founder and CEOThe founder o... ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Give Them Lala

    by Lala Kent ...
    USA TODAY BESTSELLERThe Vanderpump Rules breakout star and provocateur brings her signature sharp wit to the page with this collection of humorous and brutally honest essays exploring her rocky road to fame, sobriety, and beyond.What does “Give them Lala” mean? It means giving the truest, most honest version of yourself to the world. It means being authentic, bold, adventurous, and having an ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Yearbook

    by Seth Rogen ...
    #2 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER* **• “Rogen’s candid collection of sidesplitting essays . . . thrives at both explaining and encapsulating a generational comedic voice.”—The Washington PostA collection of funny personal essays from one of the writers of Superbad and Pineapple Express and one of the producers of The Disaster Artist, Neighbors, and The Boys. (All of these words have been added to hel.. ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Housewives

    The Real Story Behind the Real Housewives

    by Brian Moylan ...
    **INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERFrom Brian Moylan, the writer of Vulture’s legendary Real Housewives recaps, a table-flipping, finger-pointing, halter-topping VIP journey through reality TV’s greatest saga…**In the spring of 2006, a new kind of show premiered on Bravo: The Real Housewives of Orange County. Its stars were tanned, taut, and bedazzled; their homes were echoey California villas; ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • Things I Learned from Falling

    A Memoir

    by Claire Nelson ...
    The gripping first-person account of one woman's survival in Joshua Tree National Park against the odds."A vibrantly physical book"—The Guardian **• "**Uplifting and brave"—Stylist **• "**A riveting account of loneliness, anxiety and survival"—CosmopolitanIn 2018, writer Claire Nelson made international headlines when she fell over 25 feet after wandering off the ... ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Wreckage of My Presence

    Essays

    by Casey Wilson ...
    "Magnificent." —People MagazineThe instant New York Times bestseller: Laugh-out-loud, deeply insightful, and emotion-filled essays from multitalented actress, comedian, podcaster, and writer Casey Wilson.Casey Wilson has a lot on her mind and she isn’t afraid to share. In this dazzling collection, each essay skillfully constructed and brimming with emotion, she shares her thoughts on the joys and ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Broken (in the best possible way)

    by Jenny Lawson ...
    An Instant New York Times BestsellerFrom the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Furiously Happy and Let’s Pretend This Never Happened comes a deeply relatable book filled with humor and honesty about depression and anxiety.As Jenny Lawson’s hundreds of thousands of fans know, she suffers from depression. In Broken, Jenny brings readers along on her mental and physical health journey... ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • How to Be an Antiracist

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the National Book Award–winning author of Stamped from the Beginning comes a “groundbreaking” (Time) approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society—and in ourselves.“The most courageous book to date on the problem of race in the Western mind.”—The New York TimesONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR—The New York Times Book Review,</e... ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • American Wolf

    A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West

    A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The enthralling true story of the rise and reign of O-Six, the celebrated Yellowstone wolf, and the people who loved or feared her.Before men ruled the earth, there were wolves. Once abundant in North America, these majestic creatures were hunted to near extinction in the lower 48 states by the 1920s. But in recent decades, conservationists have brought wolves back to ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Shit, Actually

    The Definitive, 100% Objective Guide to Modern Cinema

    by Lindy West ...
    **One of the "Best Books of 2020" by NPR's Book Concierge**Your Favorite Movies, Re-Watched****New York Times opinion writer and bestselling author Lindy West was once the in-house movie critic for Seattle's alternative newsweekly The Stranger, where she covered film with brutal honesty and giddy irreverence. In Shit, Actually, Lindy returns to those roots, re-examining beloved and iconic movies ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Devil's Highway

    A True Story

    From a Pulitzer Prize finalist, "the single most compelling, lucid, and lyrical contemporary account of the absurdity of U.S. border policy" (The Atlantic).In May 2001, a group of men attempted to cross the Mexican border into the desert of southern Arizona, through the deadliest region of the continent, the "Devil's Highway." Three years later, Luis Alberto Urrea wrote about what happened to them ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • So You Want to Talk About Race

    by Ijeoma Oluo ...
    In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Ijeoma Oluo offers a revelatory examination of race in AmericaProtests against racial injustice and white supremacy have galvanized millions around the world. The stakes for transformative conversations about race could not be higher. Still, the task ahead seems daunting, and it’s hard to know where to start. How do you tell your boss ... ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • The Skin We're In

    A Year of Black Resistance and Power

    by Desmond Cole ...
    **NATIONAL BESTSELLERWINNER OF THE 2020 TORONTO BOOK AWARDA bracing, provocative, and perspective-shifting book from one of Canada's most celebrated and uncompromising writers, Desmond Cole. The Skin We're In will spark a national conversation, influence policy, and inspire activists.**In his 2015 cover story for Toronto Life magazine, Desmond Cole exposed the racist actions of the Toronto police ... Read more

    $13.99 USD $11.99 USD

  • Wow, No Thank You.

    Essays

    by Samantha Irby ...
    Winner of 2021 Lambda Literary Award for Bisexual Nonfiction • #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From Samantha Irby, beloved author of We Are Never Meeting in Real Life, a rip-roaring, edgy and unabashedly raunchy new collection of hilarious essays.“Stay-up-all-night, miss-your-subway-stop, spit-out-your-beverage funny.... irresistible as a snack tray, as intimately pleasurable as an Irish goodbye.” ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Not One of These Poems Is About You

    by Teva Harrison ...
    From Teva Harrison, the award-winning author and illustrator of In-Between Days, comes a powerful work of poetry and art in which she continues to explore what it means to live with metastatic breast cancer.In this remarkable, frank, and gut-wrenching mix of words and images, Teva continues on her journey, grappling with what it means to live with metastatic breast cancer. She plunges deep into ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Witches Are Coming

    by Lindy West ...
    In this wickedly funny cultural critique, the author of the critically acclaimed memoir and Hulu series Shrill exposes misogyny in the #MeToo era.This is a witch hunt. We're witches, and we're hunting you.From the moment powerful men started falling to the #MeToo movement, the lamentations began: this is feminism gone too far, this is injustice, this is a witch hunt. In The Witches Are Coming, ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Little Weirds

    by Jenny Slate ...
    **One of Vanity Fair's Great Quarantine Reads: Step into Jenny Slate's wild imagination in this "magical" (Mindy Kaling), "delicious" (Amy Sedaris), and "poignant" (John Mulaney) New York Times bestseller about love, heartbreak, and being alive -- "this book is something new and wonderful" (George Saunders).You may "know" Jenny Slate from her Netflix special, Stage Fright, as the creator of Marcel ... Read more

    $11.99 USD