This is the book for the artist (anyone who wants to create) struggling with the pressure to create, be successful, do it all on their own. It’s who she wrote it for. Half of the book is stories from Amanda Palmer’s life, of friendships, relationships, discoveries, told with trademark candor. Half is meditations on what it means to make things, and be a person, in a world filled with people. All is art, and asking.  —Jocelyn 

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The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help Cover Image
By Amanda Palmer, Brene Brown (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781455581092
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 20th, 2015

A wholly original, rich science fiction folktale steeped in the language and legends of the Caribbean. Tan-tan is a little girl lost, looking for the way home. Also, it so happens, she is the Robber Queen with a heart of gold, saving two lives for each one she takes. Her story will take you through new worlds delightful in speculative invention, yet familiar in the people and prejudices inhabiting them. —Jocelyn
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ISBN: 9780446675604
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - March 2000

Kingdom of Strangers takes us into the secretive world of women in Saudi Arabia. Katya, one of the few policewomen in Jeddah, finds herself on the hunt for both a missing woman and a serial killer, while hiding a secret of her own. Katya is a great heroine, and Ferraris’s writing is so vividly detailed, you can feel the heat burning off the sands. If you want something a little different, give this a try! —Flannery

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ISBN: 9780316074254
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Published: Back Bay Books - June 4th, 2013

It took women a long time to win the right to vote, and an even longer time to hold positions in the government. This great middle-grade book tells the story behind the fight for voting rights, the journey into Congress, and the history of all the women who blazed the way for others. It introduced me to amazing women I’d never heard of, and will give any girl new heroines to look up to.  –Flannery

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A Woman in the House (and Senate): How Women Came to the United States Congress, Broke Down Barriers, and Changed the Country Cover Image
By Ilene Cooper, Elizabeth Baddeley (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781419710360
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Published: ABRAMS - March 11th, 2014

Plane crash! Flashbacks! Coincidence versus fate! No, no, I’m not talking Lost, but in much the same way as Lost did, Before the Fall had me hooked right from the get-go. Noah Hawley does a fantastic job of weaving together the lives before take-off of the 11 passengers with the tales of the two survivors as they adjust back to the real world. But what about the 16 minutes between take-off and the plane going down? I guess you’ll have to read the book and find out….  —Andrés

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ISBN: 9781455561780
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - May 31st, 2016

A book about the cultural tidal wave that is the musical Hamilton is here! There are photos galore, behind–the–scenes details, and more importantly, Miranda voicing his passion for Alexander Hamilton, a complex man who still speaks so deeply to our idea of America. If that’s not enough, Hamilton just won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama!  —Jax

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ISBN: 9781455539741
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 12th, 2016

This book is like sitting in the corner of a bar, so lost in conversation that you don’t notice it’s almost last call. Music critic Steve Hyden is out to explore the deeper meaning of humanity, but also he just really effing loves talking about music. Full of facts and context, philosophical about the meanings of music and rivalries to both fans and musicians, and rich with the passion Hyden brings as a true fan.  —Jocelyn


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Your Favorite Band Is Killing Me: What Pop Music Rivalries Reveal about the Meaning of Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316259156
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 17th, 2016

Lindy West is a woman who doesn’t back down. Whether something is uncomfortable, embarrassing, or painful, she doesn’t shy away from it. A blunt, insightful feminist, she discusses the many battles women face today head-on, speaking freely about everything from her weight to Internet trolls to sexism in stand-up comedy. She covers serious stuff, but her wit, openness, and self-deprecation make it both accessible and funny.  —Flannery


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ISBN: 9780316348409
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Published: Hachette Books - May 17th, 2016

I have loved Catherine Newman’s writing since the first time I read it, and I kind of think of her as my parenting spirit animal. She captures the elation, beauty, messiness, mistakes, and anxiety of raising children like no one else—and is absolutely hilarious, too. In her new book she takes on the toddler-to-teenager years, or what she calls “[the time] your children will remember as childhood.” In this book that is by turns gut-wrenching and gorgeous, Newman writes about moments big and small that will leave you laughing, crying, and so very grateful for family.  —S.B.

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Catastrophic Happiness: Finding Joy in Childhood's Messy Years Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316337502
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Published: Little Brown and Company - April 5th, 2016

No Better Friend is the story of a kick-ass canine who saved countless lives, boosted morale across the globe, and walked away from World War II with medals, accolades, and a best friend for life. She accepted everything life threw at her with a smile and wag of her tail, and her story is perfect for military buffs and dog lovers alike. Judy may have started out as a mascot, but her bravery propelled her upward through the ranks.



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No Better Friend: One Man, One Dog, and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage and Survival in WWII Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316337069
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Published: Little Brown and Company - May 5th, 2015



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