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Bestselling Nonfiction from a variety of sources including the New York Times.


Jamin B. Raskin
Description: The Maryland congressman tells the story of the forty-five days at the start of 2021 that permanently changed his life--and his family's--as he confronted the painful loss of his son to suicide, lived through the violent insurrection in the Capitol, and led the impeachment effort to hold President Trump accountable for inciting the political violence.
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 18, 2022
Nikole Hannah-Jones, Caitlin Roper, Ilena (Editor) Silverman, Jake Silverstein, New York Times Company
Description: The idea of The 1619 Project is that our national narrative is more accurately told if we begin not on July 4, 1776, but in late August of 1619, when a ship arrived in Jamestown bearing a cargo of twenty to thirty enslaved people from Africa. Their arrival inaugurated a barbaric and unprecedented system of chattel slavery that would last for the next 250 years. The 1619 Project tells this new origin story, placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans at the center of the story we tell ourselves about who we are as a country. Orchestrated by the editors of The New York Times Magazine, this collection of essays and historical vignettes includes journalists, thinkers, and scholars of American history and culture. Their work shows how the tendrils of 1619--of slavery and resistance to slavery--reach into every part of our contemporary culutre, from voting, housing and healthcare, to the way we sing and dance, the way we tell stories, and the way we worship. The 1619 Project sends a very strong message: We must have a clear vision of this history if we are to understand our present dilemmas. Only by reckoning with this difficult history and trying as hard as we can to undersand its powerful influence on our present, can we prepare ourselves for a more just future.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 973 Nin
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 29, 2021
Matthew McConaughey
Description: Drawing on his journals and diaries from the last 40 years, this book presents a uniquely McConaughey approach to achieving success and satisfaction.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: B McC
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 2, 2020
Will Smith, Mark Manson
Description: A product of a profound journey of self-knowledge, and a reckoning with all that your will can get you and all that it can leave behind, in this memoir, one of the most dynamic and globally recognized entertainment forces of our time opens up fully about his life.
Call Number: B Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 22, 2021
Michelle Zauner
Description: A memoir about growing up Korean-American, losing her mother, and forging her own identity. In this story of family, food, grief, and endurance, Michelle Zauner proves herself far more than a dazzling singer, songwriter, and guitarist. With humor and heart, she tells of growing up the only Asian-American kid at her school in Eugene, Oregon; of struggling with her mother's particular, high expectations of her; of a painful adolescence; of treasured months spent in her grandmother's tiny apartment in Seoul, where she and her mother would bond, late at night, over heaping plates of food. As she grew up, moving to the east coast for college, finding work in the restaurant industry, performing gigs with her fledgling band--and meeting the man who would become her husband--her Koreanness began to feel ever more distant, even as she found the life she wanted to live. It was her mother's diagnosis of terminal pancreatic cancer, when Michelle was twenty-five, that forced a reckoning with her identity and brought her to reclaim the gifts of taste, language, and history her mother had given her.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP B Zau
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2021
Barbara F. Walter
Description: Barbara Walter, political scientist, examines the dramatic rise in violent extremism around the globe and sounds the alarm on the increasing likelihood of a second civil war in the United States. Political violence in southwest Texas, the far-right militia in Michigan, an armed mob and conspiracy theorists storm the U.S. Capitol. Over the last two decades, the number of active civil wars around the world has almost doubled. Walter reveals the warning signs and identifies the crucial risk factors, from democratic backsliding to factionalization and the politics of resentment. A civil war today won't look like America in the 1860s, Russia in the 1920s, or Spain in the 1930s. It will begin with sporadic acts of violence and terror, accelerated by social media. Walter redefines civil war for a new age, providing the framework we need to confront the danger we now face--and the knowledge to stop it before it's too late.-- From statement povided by publisher.
Call Number: 303.64 Wal
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 24, 2022
David Grohl
Description: The legendary American musician, singer, songwriter and documentary filmmaker offers a collection of stories, written by his own hand, that focus on the memories of his life, from his childhood to today.
Call Number: B Gro
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 25, 2021
Carl Bernstein
Description: Bernstein's decades of reporting and incisive commentary have explored the use and abuse of power at the highest levels and fundamentally reshaped the reporting of news. But in 1960, inquisitive, self-taught, and truant, Bernstein landed a job as a copyboy at the Evening Star. Here he establishes the origins of his journalistic career as he chronicles the Kennedy era, hones his street smarts, and creates his expansive belief in what real reporting should be. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: B Ber
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 24, 2022
Ginger Zee
Description: When Ginger Zee opened her life to readers in Natural Disaster, she put a very relatable if surprising face on depression and has helped lessen the stigma surrounding mental health issues. In this follow-up, Ginger shares her truest self. She spent most of her life shielding her vulnerabilities from the world all while being a professional people pleaser. Her stormy childhood, her ongoing struggles with crippling depression, her suicide attempts, and many other life experiences will resonate with readers who are likely to see themselves along the way.
Call Number: 551.5092 Zee
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 24, 2022
Glennon Doyle
Description: There is a voice of longing inside every woman. We strive so mightily to be good: good mothers, daughters, partners, employees, citizens, and friends. We believe all this striving will make us feel alive. Instead, it leaves us feeling weary, stuck, overwhelmed, and underwhelmed. We hide our simmering discontent--even from ourselves. Four years ago, Glennon Doyle was speaking at a conference when a woman entered the room. Glennon looked at her and fell instantly in love. Glennon was finally hearing her own voice--the voice that had been silenced by decades of cultural conditioning, numbing addictions, and institutional allegiances. This was the voice of the girl Glennon had been before the world told her who to be. She decided to build a life of her own--one based on her individual desire, intuition, and imagination, reclaiming her true, untamed self. She offers here an examination of the restrictive expectations women are issued from birth; shows how hustling to meet those expectations leaves women feeling dissatisfied and lost; and reveals that when we quit abandoning ourselves and instead abandon the world's expectations of us, we become women who can finally look at our lives and recognize what we are to see.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 306.89 Doy
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 3, 2022
Stanley Tucci
Description: Tucci shared the magic of his Italian American family's meals in The Tucci Cookbook and The Tucci Table, and now he takes us beyond the savory recipes and into the compelling stories behind them.
Call Number: 641.5092 Tuc
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 25, 2021
Glenn Beck, Justin Haskins, Donald Kendal
Description: "An international conspiracy between powerful bankers, business leaders, and government officials; closed-door meetings in the Swiss Alps; and calls for a radical transformation of every society on earth--the Great Reset sounds like it is one henchman-with-an-eyepatch away from being the plot for the next James Bond movie. But the Great Reset is not a work of fiction. It is a highly influential movement among the world's elite to "reset" the global economy using banks, government programs, and environmental, social, and governance metrics. If they are successful and the Great Reset is finalized, it would put substantially more economic and social power in the hands of large corporations, international institutions, banks, and government officials, including Joe Biden, the United Nations, and many of the members of the World Economic Forum"-- Provided by publisher.
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 24, 2022
Robert Francis Kennedy
Description: "The Real Anthony Fauci details how Fauci, Gates, and their cohorts use their control of media outlets, scientific journals, key government and quasi-governmental agencies, global intelligence agencies, and influential scientists and physicians to flood the public with fearful propaganda about COVID-19 virulence and pathogenesis, and to muzzle debate and ruthlessly censor dissent"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 362.19 Ken
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 29, 2021
Mark R. (Mark Reed) Levin
Description: Mark R. Levin explains how the core elements of Marxist ideology are now pervasive in American society and culture.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 320.973 Lev
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 3, 2022
Bruce Duncan Perry, Oprah Winfrey
Description: Oprah Winfrey, sharing stories from her own past, and a renowned brain development and trauma expert discuss the impact of trauma and adversity and how healing must begin with a shift to asking, "What happened to you?" rather than "What's wrong with you?"
Call Number: 616.8521 Per
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 24, 2022
Mel Brooks
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 3, 2022
Daniel Levy, Eugene Levy
Description: Capturing the essence and alchemy of all six seasons of the comedy television series Schitt$ Creek.Included are character profiles from the cast of Johnny, Moira, David, and Alexis, and all of the characters that populate the town, major moments from Moira's endorsement of Herb Ertlinger Winery, to Patrick and David's first kiss, to Cabaret and the Rose Family Christmas episode. Special features include the complete, illustrated catalogs of David's knits and Moira's wigs, Moira's vocabulary, Alexis's adventures, and behind-the-scenes moments from Dan and Eugene Levy and the cast of Schitt's Creek.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 791.4572 Lev
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 10, 2022
Bob Woodward, Robert Costa
Description: Bob Woodward and Robert Costa cover the end of the Trump presidency and the early months of the Biden presidency.
Call Number: 973.933 Woo
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 18, 2022
Bruce Springsteen, Barack Obama
Description: Bruce Springsteen and Barack Obama, two longtime friends, share an intimate and urgent conversation about life, music, and their enduring love of America, with all its challenges and contradictions, in this expansion of their Higher Ground podcast, featuring more than 350 photographs, exclusive bonus content, and never-before-seen archival material.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 973.932 Spr
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2021
Peter (FRW)/ Kureishi Beatles/ Jackson, Ethan A. Russell, Linda McCartney, John Harris
Description: Drawing on over 120 hours of sound recordings, this official account of the creation of the Beatles' final album, "Let It Be," told in their own words, comes to life with hundreds of previously unpublished images.
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 1, 2021
Jane Goodall, Douglas Abrams
Description: The naturalist explores an element of human nature during a time of multiple crises in areas of health, climate and politics.
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2021
David Graeber, D. Wengrow
Description: A trailblazing account of human history, challenging our most fundamental assumptions about social evolution-from the development of agriculture and cities to the emergence of "the state," political violence, and social inequality-and revealing new possibilities for human emancipation.
Call Number: 901 Gra
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2021
Paul McCartney, Paul Muldoon
Description: The first volume, A through K in this Lyrics celebration of the creative life and the musical genius of Paul McCartney through his most meaningful songs. From his early Liverpool days, through the historic decade of The Beatles, to Wings and his long solo career, these two volumes pair the definitive texts of 154 Paul McCartney songs with first-person commentaries on his life and music. Spanning two alphabetically arranged volumes, these commentaries reveal how the songs came to be and the people who inspired them. With images from McCartney's personal archives--handwritten texts, paintings, and photographs--these books, spanning sixty-four years, become the definitive literary and visual record of this great songwriter.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 781.66 McC v. 01
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2021
Brian Kilmeade
Description: Upon his election as President of the troubled United States, Abraham Lincoln knew it was time for slavery to go, but how fast could the country change without being torn apart? Many abolitionists wanted Lincoln to move quickly, overturning the founding documents along the way. But Lincoln believed there was a way to extend equality to all while keeping and living up to the Constitution that he loved so much--if only he could buy enough time. Fortunately for Lincoln, Frederick Douglass eventually agreed with him. Brian Kilmeade tells the story of how the two men moved from strong disagreement to friendship, uniting over their love for the Constitution and over their surprising commonalities. Both came from destitution. Both were self-educated and self-made men. Both had fought hard for what they believed in. And though Douglass had the harder fight, one for his very freedom, the two men shared a belief that the American dream was for everyone.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 973.7 Kil
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2021
Ann Patchett
Description: "The beloved New York Times bestselling author reflects on home, family, friendships and writing in this deeply personal collection of essays"-- Provided by publisher.Ann Patchett reflects on home, family, friendships and writing in this deeply personal collection of essays.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 814 Pat
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 6, 2021
Adam. Grant
Description: Adam Grant examines the critical art of rethinking: learning to question your beliefs and to know what you don't know, which can position you for success at work and happiness at home. Our ways of thinking become habits that we don't bother to question, and mental laziness leads us to prefer the ease of old routines to the difficulty of new ones. We fail to update the beliefs we formed in the past for the challenges we face in the present. But in a rapidly changing world, we need to spend as much time rethinking as we do thinking. This book is about the benefit of doubt, and about how we can get better at embracing the unknown and the joy of being wrong. Evidence has shown that creative geniuses are not attached to one identity but constantly willing to rethink their stances, that leaders who admit they don't know something and seek critical feedback lead more productive and innovative teams, and that our greatest presidents have been open to updating their views. As a mindset and a skillset, rethinking can be taught, and Grant explains how to develop the necessary qualities.It's intellectual humility that makes it possible for us to stop denying our weaknesses so that we can start improving ourselves.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 153.42 Gra
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 18, 2022
Anderson Cooper, Katherine Howe
Description: Anderson Cooper chronicles the rise and fall of a legendary American dynasty--his mother's family--the Vanderbilts.
Call Number: 920 Coo
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 10, 2022
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Unthinkable : Trauma, Truth, And The Trials Of American Democracy
Jamin B. Raskin
What Happened To You? : Conversations On Trauma, Resilience, And Healing
Bruce Duncan Perry, Oprah Winfrey
616.8521 Per
The 1619 Project : A New Origin Story
Nikole Hannah-Jones, Caitlin Roper, Ilena (Editor) Silverman, Jake Silverstein, New York Times Company
973 Nin
All About Me! : My Remarkable Life In Show Business
Mel Brooks
Greenlights
Matthew McConaughey
B McC
Best Wishes, Warmest Regards : The Story Of Schitt's Creek
Daniel Levy, Eugene Levy
791.4572 Lev
Will
Will Smith, Mark Manson
B Smi
Peril
Bob Woodward, Robert Costa
973.933 Woo
Crying In H Mart : A Memoir
Michelle Zauner
LP B Zau
Renegades : Born In The Usa : Dreams, Myths, Music
Bruce Springsteen, Barack Obama
973.932 Spr
How Civil Wars Start : And How To Stop Them
Barbara F. Walter
303.64 Wal
The Beatles : Get Back
Peter (FRW)/ Kureishi Beatles/ Jackson, Ethan A. Russell, Linda McCartney, John Harris
The Storyteller : Tales Of Life And Music
David Grohl
B Gro
The Book Of Hope : A Survival Guide For Trying Times
Jane Goodall, Douglas Abrams
Chasing History : A Kid In The Newsroom
Carl Bernstein
B Ber
The Dawn Of Everything : A New History Of Humanity
David Graeber, D. Wengrow
901 Gra
A Little Closer To Home : How I Found The Calm After The Storm
Ginger Zee
551.5092 Zee
The Lyrics, 1956 To The Present. Volume 1, A-k
Paul McCartney, Paul Muldoon
781.66 McC v. 01
Untamed
Glennon Doyle
306.89 Doy
The President And The Freedom Fighter : Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, And Their Battle To Save America's Soul
Brian Kilmeade
973.7 Kil
Taste : My Life Through Food
Stanley Tucci
641.5092 Tuc
These Precious Days : Essays
Ann Patchett
814 Pat
The Great Reset : Joe Biden And The Rise Of 21st Century Fascism
Glenn Beck, Justin Haskins, Donald Kendal
Think Again : The Power Of Knowing What You Don't Know
Adam. Grant
153.42 Gra
The Real Anthony Fauci : Bill Gates, Big Pharma, And The Global War On Democracy And Public Health
Robert Francis Kennedy
362.19 Ken
Vanderbilt : The Rise And Fall Of An American Dynasty
Anderson Cooper, Katherine Howe
920 Coo
American Marxism
Mark R. (Mark Reed) Levin
320.973 Lev