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1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 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
1 New York Times BestsellerThe Newest Oprah s Bookclub 2016 SelectionThe highly anticipated new memoir by bestselling author Glennon Doyle Melton tells the story of her journey of self-discovery after the implosion of her marriage Just when Glennon Doyle Melton was beginning to feel she had it all figured out three happy children a doting spouse and a writing career so successful that her first book catapulted to the top of the New York Times bestseller list her husband revealed his infidelity and she was forced to realize that nothing was as it seemed A recovering alcoholic and bulimic Glennon found that rock bottom was a familiar place In the midst of crisis she knew to hold on to what she discovered in recovery that her deepest pain has always held within it an invitation to a richer life Love Warrior is the story of one marriage but it is also the story of the healing that is possible for any of us when we refuse to settle for good enough and begin to face pain and love head-on This astonishing memoir reveals how our ideals of masculinity and femininity can make it impossible for a man and a woman to truly know one another - and it captures the beauty that unfolds when one couple commits to unlearning everything they ve been... taught so that they can finally after thirteen years of marriage commit to living true true to themselves and to each other Love Warrior is a gorgeous and inspiring account of how we are born to be warriors strong powerful and brave able to confront the pain and claim the love that exists for us all This chronicle of a beautiful brutal journey speaks to anyone who yearns for deeper truer relationships and a more abundant authentic life more
In The Four Agreements bestselling author don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering Based on ancient Toltec wisdom The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom true happiness and love A New York Times bestseller for over 8 years Over 6 million copies sold in the U S Translated into 40 languages worldwide
This 1 New York Times best-selling guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying organizing and storing Despite constant efforts to declutter your home do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once you ll never have to do it again Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever The KonMari Method with its revolutionary category-by-category system leads to lasting results In fact none of Kondo s clients have lapsed and she still has a three-month waiting list With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house spark joy and which don t this international bestseller featuring Tokyo s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home and the calm motivated mindset it can inspire
An exciting new book from 1 New York Times bestselling author Edward Klein When FBI Director James Comey announced in July that Hillary Clinton would not be indicted for mishandling classified information America was stunned Had the scandal-happy Clintons escaped justice once again Not so fast says investigative reporter and bestselling author Ed Klein There is far more behind Comey s shocking press conference than meets the eye -- and a minefield of email evidence between Hillary and the White House In his astonishing new book Klein uncovers the real story behind Hillary s email scandals and the dirty political games that have kept her one step ahead of the law - for now Klein reveals what the FBI s team of 150 investigators really found on Clinton s server How Comey originally threatened to resign over White House attempts to intervene in the investigation and his secret plan to go around the Justice Department if needed How an unprecedented Congressional investigation during an election year is uncovering new shocking evidence of corruption on a level some would call treason And what Bill and Hillary still have left in their bag of tricks in their desperate quest to get back into the Oval Office
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 At 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 None of it is maudlin Nothing is exaggerated As he wrote to a friend It s just tragic enough and just imaginable enough And just important enough to be unmissable 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
The first book from Ruth Bader Ginsburg since becoming a Supreme Court Justice in 1993 a witty engaging serious and playful collection of writings and speeches from the woman who has had a powerful and enduring influence on law women s rights and popular culture My Own Words offers Justice Ginsburg on wide-ranging topics including gender equality the workways of the Supreme Court being Jewish law and lawyers in opera and the value of looking beyond US shores when interpreting the US Constitution Throughout her life Justice Ginsburg has been and continues to be a prolific writer and public speaker This book s sampling is selected by Justice Ginsburg and her authorized biographers Mary Hartnett and Wendy W Williams Justice Ginsburg has written an introduction to the book and Hartnett and Williams introduce each chapter giving biographical context and quotes gleaned from hundreds of interviews they have conducted This is a fascinating glimpse into the life of one of America s most influential women
An instant New York Times bestsellerTwo great spiritual masters share their own hard-won wisdom about living with joy even in the face of adversity The occasion was a big birthday And it inspired two close friends to get together in Dharamsala for a talk about something very important to them The friends were His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu The subject was joy Both winners of the Nobel Prize both great spiritual masters and moral leaders of our time they are also known for being among the most infectiously happy people on the planet From the beginning the book was envisioned as a three-layer birthday cake their own stories and teachings about joy the most recent findings in the science of deep happiness and the daily practices that anchor their own emotional and spiritual lives Both the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Tutu have been tested by great personal and national adversity and here they share their personal stories of struggle and renewal Now that they are both in their eighties they especially want to spread the core message that to have joy yourself you must bring joy to others Most of all during that landmark week in Dharamsala they demonstrated by their own exuberance compassion and humor how joy can... be transformed from a fleeting emotion into an enduring way of life more
Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement The New Jim Crow is such a book Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as brave and bold this book directly challenges the notion that the election of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness With dazzling candor legal scholar Michelle Alexander argues that we have not ended racial caste in America we have merely redesigned it By targeting black men through the War on Drugs and decimating communities of color the U S criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control relegating millions to a permanent second-class status even as it formally adheres to the principle of colorblindness In the words of Benjamin Todd Jealous president and CEO of the NAACP this book is a call to action Called stunning by Pulitzer Prize winning historian David Levering Lewis invaluable by the Daily Kos explosive by Kirkus and profoundly necessary by the Miami Herald this updated and revised paperback edition of The New Jim Crow now with a foreword by Cornel West is a must-read for all people of conscience
From the team that brought you The Obstacle is The Way and Ego is The Enemy a beautiful daily devotional of Stoic meditations Why have history s greatest minds from George Washington to Frederick the Great to Ralph Waldo Emerson along with today s top performers from Super Bowl-winning football coaches to CEOs and celebrities embraced the wisdom of the ancient Stoics Because they realize that the most valuable wisdom is timeless and that philosophy is for living a better life not a classroom exercise The Daily Stoic offers 366 days of Stoic insights and exercises featuring all-new translations from the Emperor Marcus Aurelius the playwright Seneca or slave-turned-philosopher Epictetus as well as lesser-known luminaries like Zeno Cleanthes and Musonius Rufus Every day of the year you ll find one of their pithy powerful quotations as well as historical anecdotes provocative commentary and a helpful glossary of Greek terms By following these teachings over the course of a year and indeed for years to come you ll find the serenity self-knowledge and resilience you need to live well