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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
Whether it s asking tough questions during a presidential debate or pressing for answers to today s most important issues Megyn Kelly has demonstrated the intelligence strength common sense and courage that have made her one of today s best-known journalists respected by women and men young and old Republicans and Democrats In Settle for More the anchor of The Kelly File reflects on the enduring values and experiences that have shaped her from growing up in a family that rejected the trophies for everyone mentality to her father s sudden tragic death while she was in high school She goes behind-the-scenes of her career sharing the stories and struggles that landed her in the anchor chair of cable s 1 news show Speaking candidly about her decision to settle for more a motto she credits as having dramatically transformed her life at home and at work Megyn discusses how she abandoned a thriving legal career to follow her journalism dreams Admired for her hard work humor and authenticity Megyn sheds light on the news business her time at Fox News the challenges of being a professional woman and working mother and her most talked about television moments She also speaks openly about Donald Trump s feud with her revealing... never-before-heard details about the first Republican debate its difficult aftermath and how she persevered through it all Deeply personal and surprising Settle for More offers unparalleled insight into this charismatic and intriguing journalist and inspires us all to embrace the principles determination honesty and fortitude in the face of fear that have won her fans across the political divide more
The New York Times Best Seller When Bernie Sanders began his race for the presidency it was considered by the political establishment and the media to be a fringe campaign something not to be taken seriously After all he was just an Independent senator from a small state with little name recognition His campaign had no money no political organization and it was taking on the entire Democratic Party establishment By the time Sanders s campaign came to a close however it was clear that the pundits had gotten it wrong Bernie had run one of the most consequential campaigns in the modern history of the country He had received more than 13 million votes in primaries and caucuses throughout the country won twenty-two states and more than 1 4 million people had attended his public meetings Most important he showed that the American people were prepared to take on the greed and irresponsibility of corporate America and the 1 percent In Our Revolution Sanders shares his personal experiences from the campaign trail recounting the details of his historic primary fight and the people who made it possible And for the millions looking to continue the political revolution he outlines a progressive economic environmental racial and social justice... agenda that will create jobs raise wages protect the environment and provide health care for all and ultimately transform our country and our world for the better For him the political revolution has just started The campaign may be over but the struggle goes on more
A New York Times Bestseller A field guide to the twenty-first century written by one of its most celebrated observersWe all sense it something big is going on You feel it in your workplace You feel it when you talk to your kids You can t miss it when you read the newspapers or watch the news Our lives are being transformed in so many realms all at once and it is dizzying In Thank You for Being Late a work unlike anything he has attempted before Thomas L Friedman exposes the tectonic movements that are reshaping the world today and explains how to get the most out of them and cushion their worst impacts You will never look at the world the same way again after you read this book how you understand the news the work you do the education your kids need the investments your employer has to make and the moral and geopolitical choices our country has to navigate will all be refashioned by Friedman s original analysis Friedman begins by taking us into his own way of looking at the world how he writes a column After a quick tutorial he proceeds to write what could only be called a giant column about the twenty-first century His thesis to understand the twenty-first century you need to understand that the planet s three largest forces... Moore s law technology the Market globalization and Mother Nature climate change and biodiversity loss are accelerating all at once These accelerations are transforming five key realms the workplace politics geopolitics ethics and community Why is this happening As Friedman shows the exponential increase in computing power defined by Moore s law has a lot to do with it The year 2007 was a major inflection point the release of the iPhone together with advances in silicon chips software storage sensors and networking created a new technology platform Friedman calls this platform the supernova for it is an extraordinary release of energy that is reshaping everything from how we hail a taxi to the fate of nations to our most intimate relationships It is creating vast new opportunities for individuals and small groups to save the world or to destroy it Thank You for Being Late is a work of contemporary history that serves as a field manual for how to write and think about this era of accelerations It s also an argument for being late for pausing to appreciate this amazing historical epoch we re passing through and to reflect on its possibilities and dangers To amplify this point Friedman revisits his Minnesota hometown in his moving concluding chapters there he explores how communities can create a topsoil of trust to anchor their increasingly diverse and digital populations With his trademark vitality wit and optimism Friedman shows that we can overcome the multiple stresses of an age of accelerations if we slow down if we dare to be late and use the time to reimagine work politics and community Thank You for Being Late is Friedman s most ambitious book and an essential guide to the present and the future more
Now a 1 New York Times Bestseller In the summer of 2010 photographer Brandon Stanton began an ambitious project -to single-handedly create a photographic census of New York City The photos he took and the accompanying interviews became the blog Humans of New York His audience steadily grew from a few hundred followers to at present count over eighteen million In 2013 his book Humans of New York based on that blog was published and immediately catapulted to the top of the NY Times Bestseller List where it has appeared for over forty-five weeks Now Brandon is back with the Humans of New York book that his loyal followers have been waiting for Humans of New York Stories Ever since Brandon began interviewing people on the streets of New York the dialogue he s had with them has increasingly become as in-depth intriguing and moving as the photos themselves Humans of New York Stories presents a whole new group of people in stunning photographs with a rich design and most importantly longer stories that delve deeper and surprise with greater candor Let Brandon Stanton and the Humans of New York he s photographed astonish you all over again
Featured on Oprah s Favorite Things list for 2016 An instant New York Times bestsellerTwo spiritual giants Five days One timeless question Nobel Peace Prize Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have survived more than fifty years of exile and the soul-crushing violence of oppression Despite their hardships or as they would say because of them they are two of the most joyful people on the planet In April 2015 Archbishop Tutu traveled to the Dalai Lama s home in Dharamsala India to celebrate His Holiness s eightieth birthday and to create what they hoped would be a gift for others They looked back on their long lives to answer a single burning question How do we find joy in the fact of life s inevitable suffering They traded intimate stories teased each other continually and shared their spiritual practices By the end of a week filled with laughter and punctuated with tears these two global heroes had stared into the abyss and despair of our time and revealed how to live a life brimming with joy This book offers us a rare opportunity to experience their astonishing and unprecendented week together from the first embrace to the final good-bye We get to listen as they explore the Nature of True Joy and... confront each of the Obstacles of Joy from fear stress and anger to grief illness and death They then offer us the Eight Pillars of Joy which provide the foundation for lasting happiness Throughout they include stories wisdom and science Finally they share their daily Joy Practices that anchor their own emotional and spiritual lives The Archbishop has never claimed sainthood and the Dalai Lama considers himself a simple monk In this unique collaboration they offer us the reflection of real lives filled with pain and turmoil in the midst of which they have been able to discover a level of peace of courage and of joy to which we can all aspire in our own lives more
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
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 POSTAt 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 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 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A New York Times Notable Book A Washington Post and Seattle Times Best Book of the Year From the Pulitzer Prize-winning bestselling author of The Emperor of All Maladies a magnificent history of the gene and a response to the defining question of the future What becomes of being human when we learn to read and write our own genetic information Siddhartha Mukherjee has a written a biography of the gene as deft brilliant and illuminating as his extraordinarily successful biography of cancer Weaving science social history and personal narrative to tell us the story of one of the most important conceptual breakthroughs of modern times Mukherjee animates the quest to understand human heredity and its surprising influence on our lives personalities identities fates and choices Throughout the narrative the story of Mukherjee s own family with its tragic and bewildering history of mental illness cuts like a bright red line reminding us of the many questions that hang over our ability to translate the science of genetics from the laboratory to the real world In superb prose and with an instinct for the dramatic scene he describes the centuries of research and experimentation from Aristotle and Pythagoras to... Mendel and Darwin from Boveri and Morgan to Crick Watson and Franklin all the way through the revolutionary twenty-first century innovators who mapped the human genome As The New Yorker said of The Emperor of All Maladies It s hard to think of many books for a general audience that have rendered any area of modern science and technology with such intelligence accessibility and compassion An extraordinary achievement Riveting revelatory and magisterial history of a scientific idea coming to life and an essential preparation for the moral complexity introduced by our ability to create or write the human genome The Gene is a must-read for everyone concerned about the definition and future of humanity This is the most crucial science of our time intimately explained by a master 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
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