All Boys Aren't Blue

All Boys Aren't BlueIn a series of personal essays, prominent journalist and LGBTQIA activist George M Johnson explores his childhood, adolescence, and college years in New Jersey and Virginia From the memories of getting his teeth kicked out by bullies at age five, to flea marketing with his loving grandmother, to

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Funny Weather: Art in an Emergency

Funny Weather: Art in an EmergencyOne of the finest writers of the new non fiction Harper s Bazaar explores the role of art in the tumultuous twenty first century n nIn the age of Trump and Brexit, every crisis is instantly overridden by the next The turbulent political weather of the twenty first century generates anxiety and m

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Recollections of My Nonexistence: A Memoir

Recollections of My Nonexistence: A MemoirAn electric portrait of the artist as a young woman that asks how a writer finds her voice in a society that prefers women to be silent n nIn Recollections of My Nonexistence, Rebecca Solnit describes her formation as a writer and as a feminist in 1980s San Francisco, in an atmosphere of gender violen

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Thin Places: Essays from In Between

Thin Places: Essays from In BetweenIn this perceptive and provocative essay collection, an award winning writer shares her personal and reportorial investigation into America s search for meaningWhen Jordan Kisner was a child, she was saved by Jesus Christ at summer camp, much to the confusion of her nonreligious family She was, she

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House Lessons: Renovating a Life

House Lessons: Renovating a LifeFROM NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR ERICA BAUERMEISTER COMES A MEMOIR ABOUT THE POWER OF HOME AND THE TRANSFORMATIVE ACT OF RESTORING ONE HOUSE IN PARTICULAR I think anyone who saves an old house has to be a caretaker at heart, a believer in underdogs, someone whose imagination is inspired by l

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Had I Known

Had I KnownA new selection of the most provocative, incendiary, and career making pieces by bestselling author, essayist, political activist, and veteran muckraker The New Yorker Barbara Ehrenreich n nA self proclaimed myth buster by trade, Barbara Ehrenreich has covered an extensive range of topics as a

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Lives of Houses

Lives of HousesA group of notable writers including UK poet laureate Simon Armitage, Julian Barnes, Margaret MacMillan, and Jenny Uglow celebrate our fascination with the houses of famous literary figures, artists, composers, and politicians of the past n nWhat can a house tell us about the person who lives there

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Stay: Threads, Conversations, Collaborations

Stay: Threads, Conversations, CollaborationsWith Stay, acclaimed poet, artist, and bestselling memoirist Nick Flynn presents a self portrait via a constellation of topics that have circled his work Ranging from the impact of suicide and homelessness to addiction, political engagement, and the vital power of artistic friendships, Stay is a mi

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Untamed

UntamedIn her most revealing and powerful book yet, the beloved activist, speaker, and author of the bestselling sensations Love Warrior and Carry On, Warrior explores the joy and peace we discover when we stop striving to meet the expectations of the world, and start trusting the voice deep within us Thi

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Themes and Variations

Themes and VariationsIn this Kindle exclusive essay, international bestselling humor writer David Sedaris shares the rewards of a book tour and his devoted readers worst kept secrets.Dismissed by a bored author at a book signing, a betrayed young man named David Sedaris made a vow Someday, when it was his turn at the

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