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1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NAMED BY THE TIMES AS ONE OF 6 BOOKS TO HELP UNDERSTAND TRUMP S WIN You will not read a more important book about America this year The Economist A riveting book The Wall Street Journal Essential reading David Brooks New York TimesFrom a former marine and Yale Law School graduate a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader probing look at the struggles of America s white working classHillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis that of white working-class Americans The decline of this group a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside J D Vance tells the true story of what a social regional and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck The Vance family story begins hopefully in postwar America J D s grandparents were dirt poor and in love and moved north from Kentucky s Appalachia region to Ohio in the hopes of escaping the dreadful poverty around them They raised a middle-class family and eventually their grandchild the author would graduate... from Yale Law School a conventional marker of their success in achieving generational upward mobility But as the family saga of Hillbilly Elegy plays out we learn that this is only the short superficial version Vance s grandparents aunt uncle sister and most of all his mother struggled profoundly with the demands of their new middle-class life and were never able to fully escape the legacy of abuse alcoholism poverty and trauma so characteristic of their part of America Vance piercingly shows how he himself still carries around the demons of their chaotic family history A deeply moving memoir with its share of humor and vividly colorful figures Hillbilly Elegy is the story of how upward mobility really feels And it is an urgent and troubling meditation on the loss of the American dream for a large segment of this country more
- Over 11 million copies sold- 1 New York Times Bestseller for 8 years running- Now celebrating its 25th anniversary Simple ideas lasting loveFalling in love is easy Staying in love that s the challenge How can you keep your relationship fresh and growing amid the demands conflicts and just plain boredom of everyday life In the 1 New York Times bestseller The 5 Love Languages you ll discover the secret that has transformed millions of relationships worldwide Whether your relationship is flourishing or failing Dr Gary Chapman s proven approach to showing and receiving love will help you experience deeper and richer levels of intimacy with your partner starting today The 5 Love Languages is as practical as it is insightful Updated to reflect the complexities of relationships today this new edition reveals intrinsic truths and applies relevant actionable wisdom in ways that work Includes the Couple s Personal Profile assessment so you can discover your love language and that of your loved one
The 1 New York Times bestsellerThe phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America s greatest achievements in space Soon to be a major motion picture starring Taraji P Henson Octavia Spencer Janelle Monae Kirsten Dunst and Kevin Costner Before John Glenn orbited the earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as human computers used pencils rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets and astronauts into space Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women some of the brightest minds of their generation Originally relegated to teaching math in the South s segregated public schools they were called into service during the labor shortages of World War II when America s aeronautics industry was in dire need of anyone who had the right stuff Suddenly these overlooked math whizzes had a shot at jobs worthy of their skills and they answered Uncle Sam s call moving to Hampton Virginia and the fascinating high-energy world of the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory Even as Virginia s Jim Crow laws required them to be segregated from their white... counterparts the women of Langley s all-black West Computing group helped America achieve one of the things it desired most a decisive victory over the Soviet Union in the Cold War and complete domination of the heavens Starting in World War II and moving through to the Cold War the Civil Rights Movement and the Space Race Hidden Figures follows the interwoven accounts of Dorothy Vaughan Mary Jackson Katherine Johnson and Christine Darden four African American women who participated in some of NASA s greatest successes It chronicles their careers over nearly three decades they faced challenges forged alliances and used their intellect to change their own lives and their country s future more
Are you ready to see your fixer upper These famous words are now synonymous with the dynamic husband-and-wife team Chip and Joanna Gaines stars of HGTV s Fixer Upper As this question fills the airwaves with anticipation their legions of fans continue to multiply and ask a different series of questions like Who are these people What s the secret to their success And is Chip actually that funny in real life By renovating homes in Waco Texas and changing lives in such a winsome and engaging way Chip and Joanna have become more than just the stars of Fixer Upper they have become America s new best friends The Magnolia Story is the first book from Chip and Joanna offering their fans a detailed look at their life together From the very first renovation project they ever tackled together to the project that nearly cost them everything from the childhood memories that shaped them to the twists and turns that led them to the life they share on the farm today They both attended Baylor University in Waco However their paths did not cross until Chip checked his car into the local Firestone tire shop where Joanna worked behind the counter Even back then Chip was a serial entrepreneur who among other things ran a lawn care company sold... fireworks and flipped houses Soon they were married and living in their first fixer upper Four children and countless renovations later Joanna garners the attention of a television producer who notices her work on a blog one day In The Magnolia Story fans will finally get to join the Gaines behind the scenes and discover The time Chip ran to the grocery store and forgot to take their new sleeping baby Joanna s agonizing decision to close her dream business to focus on raising their children When Chip buys a houseboat sight-unseen and it turns out to be a leaky wreck Joanna s breakthrough moment of discovering the secret to creating a beautiful home Harrowing stories of the financial ups and downs as an entrepreneurial couple Memories and photos from Chip and Jo s wedding The significance of the word magnolia and why it permeates everything they do The way the couple pays the popularity of Fixer Upper forward sharing the success with others and bolstering the city of Waco along the way And yet there is still one lingering question for fans of the show Is Chip really that funny Oh yeah says Joanna He was and still is my first fixer upper more
The story she said he was born to write Her story His story The love story of Joey and Rory By inviting so many into the final months of Joey s life as she battled cancer Joey and Rory Feek captured hearts around the world with how they handled the diagnosis the inspiring simple way they chose to live and how they loved each other every step of the way But there is far more to the story My life is very ordinary says Rory On the surface it is not very special If you looked at it day to day it wouldn t seem like much But when you look at it in a bigger context as part of a larger story you start to see the magic that is on the pages of the book that is my life And the more you look the more you see Or at least I do In this vulnerable book he takes us for the first time into his own challenging life story and what it was like growing up in rural America with little money and even less family stability This is the story of a man searching for meaning and security in a world that offered neither And it s the story of a man who finally gives it all to a power higher than himself and soon meets a young woman who will change his heart forever In This Life I Live Rory Feek helps us not only to connect more fully to his and Joey s story... but also to our own journeys He shows what can happen when we are fully open in life s key moments whether when meeting our life companion or tackling an unexpected tragedy He also gives never-before-revealed details on their life together and what he calls the long goodbye the blessing of being able to know that life is going to end and taking advantage of it Rory shows how we are all actually there already and how we can learn to live that way every day A gifted man from nowhere and everywhere in search of something to believe in A young woman from the Midwest with an angelic voice and deep roots that just needed a place to be planted This is their story Two hearts that found each other and touched millions of other hearts along the way more
1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER For readers of Atul Gawande Andrew Solomon and Anne Lamott this inspiring exquisitely observed memoir finds hope and beauty in the face of insurmountable odds as an idealistic young neurosurgeon attempts to answer the question What makes a life worth living NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST THE NEW YORK TIMES NPRBOOKS FOR A BETTER LIFE AWARD FINALISTAt the age of thirty-six on the verge of completing a decade s worth of training as a neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer One day he was a doctor treating the dying and the next he was a patient struggling to live And just like that the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi s transformation from a na ve medical student possessed as he wrote by the question of what given that all organisms die makes a virtuous and meaningful life into a neurosurgeon at Stanford working in the brain the most critical place for human identity and finally into a patient and new father confronting his own mortality What makes life worth living in the face of death What do you do when the future no longer a ladder toward your goals in life flattens out into a... perpetual present What does it mean to have a child to nurture a new life as another fades away These are some of the questions Kalanithi wrestles with in this profoundly moving exquisitely observed memoir Paul Kalanithi died in March 2015 while working on this book yet his words live on as a guide and a gift to us all I began to realize that coming face to face with my own mortality in a sense had changed nothing and everything he wrote Seven words from Samuel Beckett began to repeat in my head I can t go on I ll go on When Breath Becomes Air is an unforgettable life-affirming reflection on the challenge of facing death and on the relationship between doctor and patient from a brilliant writer who became both Praise for When Breath Becomes Air I guarantee that finishing this book and then forgetting about it is simply not an option Part of this book s tremendous impact comes from the obvious fact that its author was such a brilliant polymath And part comes from the way he conveys what happened to him passionately working and striving deferring gratification waiting to live learning to die so well Janet Maslin The New York Times An emotional investment well worth making a moving and thoughtful memoir of family medicine and literature It is despite its grim undertone accidentally inspiring The Washington Post Possesses the gravity and wisdom of an ancient Greek tragedy Kalanithi delivers his chronicle in austere beautiful prose The book brims with insightful reflections on mortality that are especially poignant coming from a trained physician familiar with what lies ahead The Boston Globe Devastating and spectacular Kalanithi is so likeable so relatable and so humble that you become immersed in his world and forget where it s all heading USA Today It s Kalanithi s unsentimental approach that makes When Breath Becomes Air so original and so devastating Its only fault is that the book like his life ends much too early Entertainment Weekly Split my head open with its beauty Cheryl Strayedmore
How a Nobel Prize winning theory of the mind altered our perception of reality Forty years ago Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original studies undoing our assumptions about the decision-making process Their papers showed the ways in which the human mind erred systematically when forced to make judgments in uncertain situations Their work created the field of behavioral economics revolutionized Big Data studies advanced evidence-based medicine led to a new approach to government regulation and made much of Michael Lewis s own work possible Kahneman and Tversky are more responsible than anybody for the powerful trend to mistrust human intuition and defer to algorithms The Undoing Project is about a compelling collaboration between two men who have the dimensions of great literary figures They became heroes in the university and on the battlefield both had important careers in the Israeli military and their research was deeply linked to their extraordinary life experiences Amos Tversky was a brilliant self-confident warrior and extrovert the center of rapt attention in any room Kahneman a fugitive from the Nazis in his childhood was an introvert whose questing self-doubt was... the seedbed of his ideas They became one of the greatest partnerships in the history of science working together so closely that they couldn t remember whose brain originated which ideas or who should claim credit They flipped a coin to decide the lead authorship on the first paper they wrote and simply alternated thereafter This story about the workings of the human mind is explored through the personalities of two fascinating individuals so fundamentally different from each other that they seem unlikely friends or colleagues In the process they may well have changed for good mankind s view of its own mind more
1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The compelling inspiring and comically sublime story of one man s coming-of-age set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followedNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Michiko Kakutani New York Times Newsday Esquire NPR Booklist Trevor Noah s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act his birth Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison Living proof of his parents indiscretion Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could at any moment steal him away Finally liberated by the end of South Africa s tyrannical white rule Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist It is also the story of that young man s relationship with his fearless... rebellious and fervently religious mother his teammate a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty violence and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life The stories collected here are by turns hilarious dramatic and deeply affecting Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time armed only with a keen sense of humor and a mother s unconventional unconditional love Praise for Born a Crime A compelling new memoir By turns alarming sad and funny Trevor Noah s book provides a harrowing look through the prism of Mr Noah s family at life in South Africa under apartheid Born a Crime is not just an unnerving account of growing up in South Africa under apartheid but a love letter to the author s remarkable mother Michiko Kakutani The New York Times An unforgettable memoir Parade What makes Born a Crime such a soul-nourishing pleasure even with all its darker edges and perilous turns is reading Noah recount in brisk warmly conversational prose how he learned to negotiate his way through the bullying and ostracism What also helped was having a mother like Patricia Nombuyiselo Noah Consider Born a Crime another such gift to her and an enormous gift to the rest of us USA Today Noah thrives with the help of his astonishingly fearless mother Their fierce bond makes this story soar People Noah s electrifying memoir sparkles with funny stories and his candid and compassionate essays deepen our perception of the complexities of race gender and class Booklist starred review A gritty memoir studded with insight and provocative social criticism with flashes of brilliant storytelling and acute observations Kirkus Reviewsmore
A New York Times Bestseller and the inspiration for the hit Broadway musical Hamilton Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Chernow presents a landmark biography of Alexander Hamilton the Founding Father who galvanized inspired scandalized and shaped the newborn nation In the first full-length biography of Alexander Hamilton in decades Ron Chernow tells the riveting story of a man who overcame all odds to shape inspire and scandalize the newborn America According to historian Joseph Ellis Alexander Hamilton is a robust full-length portrait in my view the best ever written of the most brilliant charismatic and dangerous founder of them all Few figures in American history have been more hotly debated or more grossly misunderstood than Alexander Hamilton Chernow s biography gives Hamilton his due and sets the record straight deftly illustrating that the political and economic greatness of today s America is the result of Hamilton s countless sacrifices to champion ideas that were often wildly disputed during his time To repudiate his legacy Chernow writes is in many ways to repudiate the modern world Chernow here recounts Hamilton s turbulent life an illegitimate largely self-taught orphan from the Caribbean he came out of nowhere to... take America by storm rising to become George Washington s aide-de-camp in the Continental Army coauthoring The Federalist Papers founding the Bank of New York leading the Federalist Party and becoming the first Treasury Secretary of the United States Historians have long told the story of America s birth as the triumph of Jefferson s democratic ideals over the aristocratic intentions of Hamilton Chernow presents an entirely different man whose legendary ambitions were motivated not merely by self-interest but by passionate patriotism and a stubborn will to build the foundations of American prosperity and power His is a Hamilton far more human than we ve encountered before from his shame about his birth to his fiery aspirations from his intimate relationships with childhood friends to his titanic feuds with Jefferson Madison Adams Monroe and Burr and from his highly public affair with Maria Reynolds to his loving marriage to his loyal wife Eliza And never before has there been a more vivid account of Hamilton s famous and mysterious death in a duel with Aaron Burr in July of 1804 Chernow s biography is not just a portrait of Hamilton but the story of America s birth seen through its most central figure At a critical time to look back to our roots Alexander Hamilton will remind readers of the purpose of our institutions and our heritage as Americans Nobody has captured Hamilton better than Chernow The New York Times Book Review more
President Donald J Trump lays out his professional and personal worldview in this classic work a firsthand account of the rise of America s foremost deal-maker I like thinking big I always have To me it s very simple If you re going to be thinking anyway you might as well think big Donald J TrumpHere is Trump in action how he runs his organization and how he runs his life as he meets the people he needs to meet chats with family and friends clashes with enemies and challenges conventional thinking But even a maverick plays by rules and Trump has formulated time-tested guidelines for success He isolates the common elements in his greatest accomplishments he shatters myths he names names spells out the zeros and fully reveals the deal-maker s art And throughout Trump talks really talks about how he does it Trump The Art of the Deal is an unguarded look at the mind of a brilliant entrepreneur the ultimate read for anyone interested in the man behind the spotlight Praise for Trump The Art of the Deal Trump makes one believe for a moment in the American dream again The New York Times Donald Trump is a deal maker He is a deal maker the way lions are carnivores and water is wet Chicago Tribune Fascinating wholly absorbing conveys Trump... s larger-than-life demeanor so vibrantly that the reader s attention is instantly and fully claimed Boston Herald A chatty generous chutzpa-filled autobiography New York Postmore
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