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Marlene Dietrich: The Life by Maria Riva

A New York Times bestseller: Marlene Dietrich’s glamorous rise to stardom, famous efforts during World War II, exciting love affairs, and more come to life in this “gossipy, elaborately detailed, and greatly entertaining” biography (The New York Times) written by her daughter.

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United by Cory Booker

A New York Times bestseller: Looking back on his life in politics, a US Senator delivers his vision of a future built on hope, compassion, and love. “Highly readable and engaging” (Library Journal).

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Dropped Names by Frank Langella

In this eloquent New York Times bestseller, legendary actor Frank Langella dishes on his eventful life and eminent colleagues — from Elizabeth Taylor to Sir Laurence Olivier. “Engaging… a heartfelt love letter to the theater and to the days when stars were stars, not merely celebrities” (Kirkus Reviews).

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Cronkite by Douglas Brinkley

Hailed as “sweeping and masterful” (Newsweek), this New York Times bestseller chronicles the life of famed newsman Walter Cronkite, from his humble beginnings to his monumental career. “A fascinating and valuable tale” (Walter Isaacson).

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Touch the Top of the World by Erik Weihenmayer

“Moving and adventure-packed” (Publishers Weekly): A blind athlete defied all odds in his quest to climb the world’s Seven Summits. This “exciting, one-of-a-kind memoir” (Booklist) is “an inspiration” (New York Times bestselling author Jon Krakauer).

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Confessions of a Sociopath by M.E. Thomas

In an illuminating memoir, a diagnosed sociopath shares the challenges and advantages of living without conventional emotions. This “gripping and important book” (The New York Times) challenges stigmas and provides “a critical addition to narratives of mental illness” (Publishers Weekly).

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Tisha by Robert Specht

In 1927, young schoolteacher Anne Hobbs braved the unforgiving Alaskan wilderness — and bridged a long-standing cultural gap with respect, perseverance, and courage. A moving true story with over 1,600 five-star ratings on Goodreads.

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A Three Dog Life by Abigail Thomas

“Haunting” (People): This New York Times bestseller follows a woman who had to rebuild her life after her husband was in a tragic hit-and-run. “The best memoir I have ever read… This book is a punch to the heart” (Stephen King).

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How to Murder Your Life by Cat Marnell

“Fantastically entertaining” (Glamour): With wit and sincerity, this New York Times bestseller describes a young woman’s spiral into darkness under the glittering lights of the fashion industry. “Vivid… devastating” (Publishers Weekly), with over 1,300 five-star ratings on Goodreads.

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Trespassing on Einstein’s Lawn by Amanda Gefter

“Wow” (Scientific American): In this highly acclaimed mix of memoir and cosmology, an eccentric dad’s question to his teenage daughter sparks a shared, decades-long odyssey that’s both “a coming-of-age chronicle and a father-daughter road trip to the far reaches of this universe” (The Philadelphia Inquirer).

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Becoming Nicole by Amy Ellis Nutt

In this “enlightening” New York Times bestseller (Cheryl Strayed), a Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter chronicles the transformation of Wyatt into strong and determined Nicole. “A profoundly moving true story” (People) of identity, love, and acceptance with over 2,100 five-star ratings on Goodreads.

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The Romanovs by Ian Grey

A New York Times bestseller: The Romanov family ruled Russia for over 300 years, towering over their country and fascinating those outside it. This brilliant account chronicles their tumultuous reign and examines the brutality, luxury, and intrigue of the empire.

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