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  • The Queens of Animation

    The Untold Story of the Women Who Transformed the World of Disney and Made Cinematic History

    by Nathalia Holt ...
    From the bestselling author of Rise of the Rocket Girls, the untold, "richly detailed" story of the women of Walt Disney Studios, who shaped the iconic films that have enthralled generations (Margot Lee Shetterly, New York Times bestselling author of Hidden Figures).From Snow White to Moana, from Pinocchio to Frozen, the animated films of Walt Disney Studios have moved and entertained millions. ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Blood

    The Science, Medicine, and Mythology of Menstruation

    The New York Times bestselling author, internationally known ob/gyn, and internet superstar who has become the go-to expert for women’s health issues now takes on a topic that affects more than 72 million Americans every month, bashing myths about menstruation and giving readers the knowledge they need to make the best decisions for their bodies.Most women can expect to have hundreds of periods in ... Read more

    $18.99 USD

  • One in a Millennial

    On Friendship, Feelings, Fangirls, and Fitting In

    by Kate Kennedy ...
    INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERNATIONAL BESTSELLERFrom pop culture podcaster and a voice of a generation, Kate Kennedy, a celebration of the millennial zeitgeistOne In a Millennial is an exploration of pop culture, nostalgia, the millennial zeitgeist, and the life lessons learned (for better and for worse) from coming of age as a member of a much-maligned generation.Kate is a pop culture c... ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Jolliest Bunch

    Unhinged Holiday Stories

    From the New York Times bestselling author of How Do I Un-Remember This? and host of the hit podcast Everything Iconic with Danny Pellegrino comes a collection of tragically hilarious holiday mishaps.For many families, the holiday season is—quite frankly—unhinged. Whether that involves inappropriately improvised monologues at the children's Christmas pageant, gifts that land someone in the ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Welcome to the O.C.

    The Oral History

    “A fascinating peek behind the making of a megahit, and a delightful bit of nostalgia for those of us who remember life before streaming TV.” —Town & CountryWelcome to the O.C., b*tch: it’s the definitive oral history of beloved TV show The O.C., from the show’s creators, featuring interviews with the cast and crew, providing a behind-the-scenes look into how the show was made, the ups and downs ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Poverty, by America

    **#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Evicted reimagines the debate on poverty, making a “provocative and compelling” (NPR) argument about why it persists in America: because the rest of us benefit from it.A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, NPR, Oprah Daily, Time, The Star Tribune, Vulture, The Christian Science Monitor, Chicago ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Ultra-Processed People: The Science Behind Food That Isn't Food

    **New York Times BestsellerInternational BestsellerAn Economist Best Book of 2023 • One of Smithsonian's Ten Best Books About Food of 2023 • A Financial Times Best Food and Drink Book of 2023 • A New Yorker Best Books of 2023 So Far • A Goodreads Choice Awards 2023 Nominee • An NPR 2023 "Books We Love" PickA manifesto to change how you eat and how you think about the human body.**It’s not you, it ... Read more

    $19.99 USD

  • Black Friend


    by Ziwe ...
    **NATIONAL BESTSELLERFrom the writer crowned one of the smartest, funniest voices in modern America, this hotly anticipated debut collection of essays offers “a precious glimpse into how Ziwe’s uniquely fearless mind functions” (New York Magazine)**Ziwe made a name for herself by asking guests like Alyssa Milano, Fran Lebowitz, and Chet Hanks direct questions. In Black Friend, she turns her ... Read more

    $14.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Body Keeps the Score

    Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

    **#1 New York Times bestseller“Essential reading for anyone interested in understanding and treating traumatic stress and the scope of its impact on society.” —Alexander McFarlane, Director of the Centre for Traumatic Stress StudiesA pioneering researcher transforms our understanding of trauma and offers a bold new paradigm for healing in this New York Times bestseller**Trauma is a fact of life. ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Doppelganger

    A Trip into the Mirror World

    by Naomi Klein ...
    A finalist for the 2023 National Book Critics Circle AwardNEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | National Indie BestsellerA New York Times notable book of 2023 | Vulture’s #1 book of 2023One of Slate’s ten best books of 2023 | A Guardian best ideas book of 2023 | One of Time’s ten best books of 2023 | **Winner of the Pacific Northwest Book A... ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Glossy

    Ambition, Beauty, and the Inside Story of Emily Weiss's Glossier

    INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Financial TimesBest Book of the YearThe “compulsively readable narrative of beauty, business, privilege, and mogul-dom” (The New York Times) that reveals—for the first time—exactly wat happened at Glossier, one of America’s hottest and most consequential startups, and dives deep into the enigmatic, visionary woman responsible for it all.<p... ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Four Thousand Weeks

    Time Management for Mortals

    AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER"Provocative and appealing . . . well worth your extremely limited time." —Barbara Spindel, The Wall Street JournalThe average human lifespan is absurdly, insultingly brief. Assuming you live to be eighty, you have just over four thousand weeks.Nobody needs telling there isn’t enough time. We’re obsessed with our lengthening to-do lists, our overfilled inboxes, ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Flawless

    Lessons in Looks and Culture from the K-Beauty Capital

    by Elise Hu ...
    **One of Porchlight's Business Books of the Year | One of Vox's Best Books of 2023 | An NPR Book of the Day | Required Reading from New York Post | One of Nylon's 13 May Books to Add to Your Reading List | One of PureWow's 14 Books to Read for AAPI Heritage Month | One of W Magazine's 14 Books to Dive Into This Summer | One of Betches' Best Summer Reads of 2023An audacious journalistic exploration ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Wager

    A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder

    by David Grann ...
    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of Killers of the Flower Moon, a page-turning story of shipwreck, survival, and savagery, culminating in a court martial that reveals a shocking truth. The powerful narrative reveals the deeper meaning of the events on The Wager, showing that it was not only the captain and crew who ended up on trial, but the very idea of empire.A Best Book of the ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Art Thief

    A True Story of Love, Crime, and a Dangerous Obsession

    **NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • One of the most remarkable true-crime narratives of the twenty-first century: the story of the world’s most prolific art thief, Stéphane Breitwieser. • “The Art Thief, like its title character, has confidence, élan, and a great sense of timing."—The New YorkerA BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: The Washington Post, The New Yorker, Lit Hub"Enthralling." —The Wall Street Journal* ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Truth Telling

    Seven Conversations about Indigenous Life in Canada

    by Michelle Good ...
    #1 NATIONAL BESTSELLERFINALIST for the Writers’ Trust Balsillie Prize for Public PolicyAbold, provocative collection of essays exploring the historical and contemporary Indigenous experience in Canada.With authority and insight, Truth Telling examines a wide range of Indigenous issues framed by Michelle Good’s personal experience and knowledge.From racism, broken treaties, and cultural pillaging, ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Emperor of All Maladies

    A Biography of Cancer

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, this New York Times bestseller is “an extraordinary achievement” (The New Yorker)—a magnificent, profoundly humane “biography” of cancer—from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.Now ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • Quietly Hostile


    by Samantha Irby ...
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A GLAMOUR BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR • A hilarious new essay collection from Samantha Irby "engages readers with her characteristic combination of laugh-out-loud moments, heartfelt passages and plenty of awkward experiences.... Quietly Hostile will delight established fans and newcomers alike (Parade).**“Brilliant and one of the funniest people I’ve ever read.” —Roxane Gay • ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Anticancer

    A New Way of Life

    The revolutionary, New York Times bestselling guide to the powerful lifestyle changes that fight and prevent cancer—an integrative approach based on the latest scientific research“A common-sense blueprint for healthy living.” —Chicago Tribune“Resonating with cancer support communities and recommended nationwide.” —Los Angeles Times“Life affirming . . . filled with practical advice.... ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Sick in the Head

    Conversations About Life and Comedy

    by Judd Apatow ...
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE A.V. CLUB • Includes new interviews!From the writer and director of Knocked Up and the producer of Freaks and Geeks comes a collection of intimate, hilarious conversations with the biggest names in comedy from the past thirty years—including Mel Brooks, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart, Sarah Silverman, Harold Ramis, Seth Rogen, ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $4.99 USD

  • Be Not Afraid of Love

    Lessons on Fear, Intimacy, and Connection

    by Mimi Zhu ...
    “Radical and revolutionary.” —Jonny Sun, New York Times bestselling author of Goodbye, AgainA collection of powerful interconnected essays and affirmations that follow Mimi Zhu’s journey toward embodying and re-learning love after a violent romantic relationship, a stunning and provocative book that will guide and inspire readers to lean into love with softnessIn their early twenties, Mimi Zhu was ... Read more

    $13.99 USD $11.99 USD

  • The Light We Carry

    Overcoming in Uncertain Times

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER • In an inspiring follow-up to her acclaimed memoir Becoming, former First Lady Michelle Obama shares practical wisdom and powerful strategies for staying hopeful and balanced in today’s highly uncertain world.There may be no tidy solutions or pithy answers to life’s big challenges, but Michelle Obama believes that we can all locate and lean on a set of ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $12.99 USD

  • Say Nothing

    A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland

    **NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Soon to be an FX limited series streaming on HULU • From the author of Empire of Pain—a stunning, intricate narrative about a notorious killing in Northern Ireland and its devastating repercussions."Masked intruders dragged Jean McConville, a 38-year-old widow and mother of 10, from her Belfast home in 1972. In this meticulously reported book—as finely paced as a ... Read more

    $13.99 USD $10.99 USD

  • Wisdom in Nonsense

    Invaluable Lessons from My Father

    Series series CLC Kreisel Lecture Series
    I broke all the rules that my dad gave me. It was he who had given me, in part, the confidence to think of my life as being worthy to mix with those of the geniuses. —Heather O’Neill With generosity and wry humour, novelist Heather O’Neill recalls several key lessons she learned in childhood from her father: memories and stories about how crime does pay, why one should never keep a diary, and that ... Read more

    $8.99 USD