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How We Fight for Our Lives by Saeed Jones

Saeed Jones has written a memorable, powerful coming-of-age memoir, with his keen awareness of the intersection of multiple identities: to be black, to be gay, to know that being both of these can be deadly in this world. It is as much a testament to surviving the world as it is to surviving one’s own self, as Jones demonstrates with his compelling writing. Even more, it is an ode to single motherhood, an account of the determination it takes to change one’s life, and what one’s life can look like after being changed. - Billy

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ISBN: 9781501132735
Published: Simon & Schuster - October 8th, 2019

On Fire by Naomi Klein

From the bestselling author of The Shock Doctrine comes a detailed blueprint for a Green New Deal. Inspired by the millions of children protesting their governments, the book’s title emerged from a quote by young activist Greta Thunberg: “I want you to act as if your house is on fire—because it is.” Naomi Klein wrote this book to help us put the fire out. - Jason

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On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal By Naomi Klein Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982129910
Published: Simon & Schuster - September 17th, 2019

Civilized to Death by Christopher Ryan

In this engaging analysis by Christopher Ryan, one of the coauthors of the bestselling book Sex at Dawn and the host of the podcast Tangentially Speaking, Ryan poses the question: With all of the health problems inherent in modern society, was the lifestyle of prehistoric humans worse than that of today or was it in a way more suited to the human race? In these imperiled times, Ryan impels readers to examine the myth of the savage, the positive effects of psychedelics, and the real price of progress. - Aric

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ISBN: 9781451659108
Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - October 1st, 2019

We Are Indivisible by Leah Greenberg & Ezra Levin

If you are a progressive looking toward 2020, pick this up. Congressional staffers Leah Greenberg and Ezra Levin posted the Indivisible Guide in 2016, starting the grassroots Indivisible movement. We Are Indivisible is part memoir, celebrating victories and taking lessons from failures since, and part road map, analyzing how we got to “Trump’s America” and what steps must be taken to save U.S. democracy. Inspiring, educational, and galvanizing, this will give you actionable efforts and hope. - Jocelyn

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We Are Indivisible: A Blueprint for Democracy After Trump By Leah Greenberg, Ezra Levin Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982129972
Published: Atria/One Signal Publishers - November 5th, 2019

The Zookeepers' War by J.W. Mohnhaupt

An unconventional angle to a familiar history of the Cold War, The Zookeepers’ War chronicles the quirky and often comical strategies of two dueling zoos: one in West Berlin and one in East Berlin. The story of Berlin’s zoos, whose exotic animal stockpiling rivaled the pace of the nuclear arms race, exposes untold complexities through humorous anecdotes and intricate plays of political power. Originally published in German, The Zookeepers’ War quickly became an international bestseller and has now been translated into English. - Charlotte

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The Zookeepers' War: An Incredible True Story from the Cold War By J.W. Mohnhaupt, Shelley Frisch (Translated by) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501188497
Published: Simon & Schuster - November 12th, 2019

Embrace Your Weird by Felicia Day

Felicia Day, geek goddess extraordinaire, is on a mission of creativity, specifically to help each of us unlock our imagination and finally work on that project we’ve been putting off. Personally, I am a professional procrastinator. I tend to think up great, crazy ideas and then do absolutely nothing with them. This book gave me permission and the tools I needed to start making them a reality. Take this book and get to work (but, like, in a fun way). - Ivy

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Embrace Your Weird: Face Your Fears and Unleash Creativity By Felicia Day Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982113223
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Published: Gallery Books - October 1st, 2019

Our Dogs, Ourselves by Alexandra Horowitz

Dogs permeate every aspect of our lives, whether in the form of our own perfect companion or the neighbor’s pup who won’t stop barking. (We all know ours would never do such a thing!) Horowitz looks at the relationship between humans and dogs, from the language we use about canines to the ways we have them in our lives, their living conditions, breeding, and the act of keeping them at all. It’s a raw, honest look at what we’ve done to dogs since the beginning of their domestication and will give any dog owner, caretaker, or pet parent much to consider. - Rachel

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Our Dogs, Ourselves: The Story of a Singular Bond By Alexandra Horowitz Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501175008
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Published: Scribner - September 3rd, 2019

The Day It Finally Happens by Mike Pearl

Of all the doomsday books I’ve read recently, this one is my favorite and Mike Pearl is my new favorite doom interpreter. Taking somewhat ridiculous concepts and humanizing them, he approaches those examples with the frank realism of the millennial generation: We’ve gotten through worse before and we’re still breathing. Ranging from Jurassic Park–type scenarios and gun bans to alien contact and a lifeless ocean, he conveys our options in intelligent, easy-to-understand science writing. - Rachel

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The Day It Finally Happens: Alien Contact, Dinosaur Parks, Immortal Humans—and Other Possible Phenomena By Mike Pearl Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501194139
Published: Scribner - September 17th, 2019

Joy of Cooking: 2019 Edition Fully Revised and Updated

Joy of Cooking, a kitchen bible since 1931, has been thoroughly updated and revised by Irma Rombauer’s great-grandson and his wife, who also developed 600 new recipes for this edition. “Generation after generation, Joy has been a warm, encouraging presence in American kitchens, teaching us to cook with grace and humor. This luminous new edition continues on that important tradition while seamlessly weaving in modern touches, making it all the more indispensable for generations to come.” —Samin Nosrat, author of Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat

Joy of Cooking: 2019 Edition Fully Revised and Updated By Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker, Ethan Becker, John Becker, Megan Scott Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501169717
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Published: Scribner - November 12th, 2019

On Writing by Stephen King

Told with the signature, self-deprecating wit of the old master, Stephen King's On Writing is required reading for anyone who considers (or wants to consider) themselves a writer. In these pages, King reviews all the writing tools he's developed over the years and stresses the importance of reading, rewriting, and devoting to one's self to a life of rejection. But it's not all hopeless, he also stresses that the road to literary success is paved with perseverance. - Aric

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ISBN: 9781439156810
Published: Scribner - July 6th, 2010

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