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Faster, Higher, Farther: The Volkswagen Scandal
Faster Higher Farther

Publisher WW Norton, May 23, 2017 A shocking exposé of Volkswagen’s fraud by the New York Times reporter who covered the scandal. In mid-2015, Volkswagen proudly reached its goal of surpassing Toyota as the world’s largest automaker. A few months later, the EPA disclosed that Volkswagen had installed software in …

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No Filter: The Good, The Bad, And The Beautiful

Publisher The Open Field/Viking, November 15, 2022 Some readers may remember author Porizkova as a supermodel in the 1980s, when she graced the cover of Sports Illustrated. Others may be familiar with her more recent performances on Dancing with the Stars and America’s Top Model. Recently, tabloids latched onto stories …

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First Darling of the Morning: Selected Memories of an Indian Childhood

Publisher Harper Collins, November 2008 From the best selling author of The Space Between Us comes a sensitive, beautifully written memoir of Thrity Umrigar’s youth in India In this incredibly poignant memoir, Thrity Umrigar traces the arc of her Bombay childhood and adolescence—from her earliest memories growing up in a …

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The Florist’s Daughter

Publisher Harcourt, November 2007 One of our most masterful memoirists has written her most personal, yet most universal book to date. During the long farewell of her mother’s dying, Patricia Hampl revisits her Midwestern girlhood. Daughter of a debonair Czech father whose floral work gave him entrée to St. Paul …

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Four Years in the Mountains of Kurdistan

Publisher Maiden Lane Press, March 26, 2015 FOUR YEARS IN THE MOUNTAINS OF KURDISTAN is a remarkable first-hand account by Aram Haigaz, an Armenian author and youthful survivor of the Armenian genocide of 1915. This memoir has been made available in English in time for national publicity surrounding the 100th …

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Freud’s Requiem

Publisher Riverhead/Putnam, July 2005 Freudian Matthew von Unwerth’s FREUD REQUIEM places Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis, on the couch and reinterprets psychoanalysis as “a science of mourning,” while he explores the redemptive possibilities of storytelling, memory, and the creative process. Unwerth recounts details of Freud’s life as he deconstructs …

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Fumbling

Publisher Doubleday, September 2004 I was a pilgrim the summer I was twenty-five. It was a year after my father died, and I was halfway through Harvard Divinity School. As I walked through the forests and fields of northern Spain on the Camino de Santiago, with Alex, my self-proclaimed protector …

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The Gift Of Valor

A War Story Publisher Broadway Books, June 2005 Based on a front page Wall Street Journal article that readers called “extraordinary,” “profound,” and “gripping,” this is a powerfully affecting chronicle of a young Marine who sacrificed his life for his comrades-and became the first American nominated for the Congressional Medal …

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Give A Little: How Your Small Donations Can Transform Our World

Publisher Hyperion, September 2009 This book will unveil a little known but critical truth: small donations from everyday Americans can create tremendous positive change throughout the world. Philanthropy is everywhere in American media today. Unfortunately, most of it focuses on the biggest donations by the wealthiest individuals such as Oprah …

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The Good, The Bad, And Me

Publisher Harcourt Brace, May 2005 The sparkling memoir of a movie icon’s life in the footlights and on camera, THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND ME tells the extraordinary story of Eli Wallach’s many years dedicated to his craft. Beginning with his early days in Brooklyn and his college years in …

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The Good Caregiver

Publisher Avery/Putnam, March 1, 2011 A One-of-a-Kind Compassionate Resource for Anyone Caring for an Aging Loved One Caregiving is hard work. Few are prepared to take it on. The Good Caregiver is a survival guide with an insider’s perspective, for the millions of people who find themselves in a role …

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Human Errors: A Panorama of Our Glitches, From Pointless Bones to Broken Genes
Human Errors

Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt – May 1, 2018 An illuminating, entertaining tour of the physical imperfections—from faulty knees to junk DNA—that make us human We humans like to think of ourselves as highly evolved creatures. But if we are supposedly evolution’s greatest creation, why do we have such bad knees? …

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The International Bank of Bob

Publisher Walker/McMillan, March 1, 2013 The inspiring memoir of an ordinary American who turned his brief brush with opulence into a joyful adventure of investing in the world’s working poor. Hired by ForbesTraveler.com to review some of the most luxurious accommodations on earth, and then inspired by a chance encounter …

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The Interpreter

Publisher Free Press, September 2005 Award-winning and critically acclaimed author Alice Kaplan tells a war story unlike any other-a riveting look at American’s tragically failed attempt to uphold justice in liberated France at the end of World War II As American forces liberated towns in Normandy and Brittany after four …

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The Italian Summer

Publisher Touchstone/Simon and Schuster, April 2009 Fore, bella! From the author of the critically acclaimed Golfing with God comes a charming narrative of hole-in-one trip through Italy—a glorious summer of golfing, eating, and learning how to slow down and enjoy life. The best-selling author of Golfing with God and the …

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