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Young Benjamin Franklin: The Birth of Ingenuity – Nick Bunker

In this new account of Franklin’s early life, Pulitzer finalist Nick Bunker portrays him as a complex, driven young man who elbows his way to success. From his early career as a printer and journalist, to his scientific work and his role as a founder of a new republic, Benjamin Franklin has always seemed the inevitable embodiment of American ingenuity. But in his youth he had to make his way through a harsh colonial world where he fought many battles: with his rivals, but also ...



Beastie Boys Book – Michael Diamond

A panoramic experience that tells the story of Beastie Boys, a book as unique as the band itself—by band members ADROCK and Mike D, with contributions from Amy Poehler, Colson Whitehead, Spike Jonze, Wes Anderson, Luc Sante, and more. Named one of the Best Books of the Year by Rolling Stone • The Guardian • Paste   Formed as a New York City hardcore band in 1981, Beastie Boys struck an unlikely path to global hip hop superstardom. Here is their story, told for the first time in the words of the ...



I’m Fine…And Other Lies – Whitney Cummings

“Whitney Cummings has written a book about being, well, not fine—and what to do when you find yourself with brutal anxiety and a co-dependency disorder; all in her trademark wit, humor, and honesty. This book, however, is fine as hell.”—Sophia Amoruso, author of #Girlboss “The funniest cry for help you’ll read this year.”—BJ Novak Well, well, well. Look at you, ogling my book page….I presume if you’re reading this it means you either need more encouragement to buy it or we used to date and you’re ...

European Politics on Drugs: A True Story of How Shameless Political Corruption Destroyed a Brilliant Product – Christoph Klein

Winston Churchill was one of the first to call for a “United States of Europe” after the Second World War. He envisioned a multinational project based on a common market, one that would create prosperity for all Europeans and prevent future wars. However, the English Brexit and a looming trade war between the United States and the European Union indicate that the EU is currently facing an existential crisis. 2019 is an election year in the EU and may prove pivotal to the fate of ...



My Mother Was Nuts – Penny Marshall

Penny Marshall, 1943-2018. Most people know Penny Marshall as the director of Big and A League of Their Own. What they don’t know is her trailblazing career was a happy accident. In this funny and intimate memoir, Penny takes us from the stage of The Jackie Gleason Show in 1955 to Hollywood’s star-studded sets, offering up some hilarious detours along the way. My Mother Was Nuts is an intimate backstage pass to Penny’s personal life, her breakout role on The Odd Couple, her exploits with Cindy Williams and John Belushi, and her ...



Leadership: In Turbulent Times – Doris Kearns Goodwin

“After five decades of magisterial output, Doris Kearns Goodwin leads the league of presidential historians. Insight is her imprint.”—USA TODAY “A book like Leadership should help us raise our expectations of our national leaders, our country and ourselves.”—The Washington Post “We can only hope that a few of Goodwin’s many readers will find in her subjects’ examples a margin of inspiration and a resolve to steer the country to a better place.”—The New York Times Book Review In this culmination of five decades of acclaimed studies in ...



Hindsight: & All the Things I Can’t See in Front of Me – Justin Timberlake

“I can’t help that my music shows who I am in this moment, what I’m drawn to, what I’m wondering about. I don’t want to help it. What you hear in the words, what you feel in those songs—that’s what I was feeling when I wrote them. I want you to see me, just like I want to see you.” — Justin Timberlake In his first book, Justin Timberlake has created a characteristically dynamic experience, one that combines an intimate, remarkable collection of anecdotes, reflections, ...



All the Best, George Bush – George H.W. Bush

Former President George H.W. Bush, revealed through his letters and writings from 1941 to 2010, is “worth its weight in gold…a valuable update of the life of an honorable American leader” (The Washington Post). “Who knew that beneath George Bush’s buttoned-up propriety pulsed the warm heart of a prolific and occasionally poetic writer with a wacky sense of humor?” (People) Though reticent in public, George Bush openly shared his private thoughts in correspondence throughout his life. This collection of letters, diary entries, and memos is ...