A Very Punchable Face

A Very Punchable FaceFrom growing up in a family of firefighters on Staten Island to commuting three hours a day to high school and seeing the sights like watching a Russian woman throw a stroller off the back of a ferry , to attending Harvard while Facebook was created, Jost shares how he has navigated the world lik

The Answer Is…: Reflections on My Life

The Answer Is…: Reflections on My LifeAn alternate cover edition of this book, with ISBN 978198215799, can be found here n nLongtime Jeopardy host and television icon Alex Trebek reflects on his life and career n nSince debuting as the host of Jeopardy in 1984, Alex Trebek has been something like a family member to millions of televisio


IntimationsDeeply personal and powerfully moving, a short and timely series of essays on the experience of lock down, by one of the most clear sighted and essential writers of our time n n There will be many books written about the year 2020 historical, analytic, political and comprehensive accounts This is no

Eat the Buddha: Life and Death in a Tibetan Town

Eat the Buddha: Life and Death in a Tibetan TownJust as she did with North Korea, award winning journalist Barbara Demick explores one of the most hidden corners of the world She tells the story of a Tibetan town perched eleven thousand feet above sea level that is one of the most difficult places in all of China for foreigners to visit Ngaba w

Becoming Duchess Goldblatt: A Memoir

Becoming Duchess Goldblatt: A MemoirOne of the New York Times 20 Books to Read in 2020 UnforgettableBehind her brilliantly witty and uplifting message is a remarkable vulnerability and candor that reminds us that we are not alone in our struggles and that we can, against all odds, get through them Lori Gottlieb, New York Times

Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism

Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of AuthoritarianismThe Pulitzer Prize winning author, professor, and historian offers an expert guide to understanding the appeal of the strongman as a leader and an explanation for why authoritarianism is back with a menacing twenty first century twist n nAcross the world today, from the Americas to Europe and beyond,

Remain in Love: Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club, Tina

Remain in Love: Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club, TinaTwo iconic bands An unforgettable life n nOne of the most dynamic groups of the 70s and 80s, Talking Heads, founded by drummer Chris Frantz, his girlfriend Tina Weymouth, and lead singer David Byrne, burst onto the music scene, playing at CBGBs, touring Europe with the Ramones, and creating hits

Desert Notebooks: A Road Map for the End of Time

Desert Notebooks: A Road Map for the End of TimeFor fans of Robert Macfarlane or Elizabeth Rush, National Magazine Award winner and The Nation columnist Ben Ehrenreich layers climate science, mythologies, nature writing, and personal experiences into a stunning reckoning of our current moment and our all too human urge to grapple with apocalypse.

Miracle Country

Miracle CountryKendra Atleework grew up in Swall Meadows, in the Owens Valley of the Eastern Sierra Nevada, where annual rainfall averages five inches and in drought years measures closer to zero Kendra s family raised their children to thrive in this harsh landscape, forever at the mercy of wildfires, blizzard