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  • Susan Rice Book

    Susan Rice

    In Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For, the National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama and US Ambassador to the United Nations recalls pivotal moments from her dynamic career on the front lines of American diplomacy and foreign policy and reveals her surprising story with unflinching candor.

  • Adam Rippon Book

    Adam Rippon

    In Beautiful on the Outside: A Memoir, former Olympic figure skater and self-professed America’s Sweetheart Adam Rippon showcases his funny and inspiring personality in this entertaining memoir in the vein of Andy Cohen.

  • Andy Greenberg Book

    Andy Greenberg

    Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin’s Most Dangerous Hackers is the true story of the desperate hunt to identify and track an elite team of Russian agents bent on digital sabotage from Wired senior writer Andy Greenberg.

  • Janelle Shane Book

    Janelle Shane

    Meet your robot overlords: a hilarious introduction to the weird and wonderful world of artificial intelligence. In You Look Like a Thing and I Love You: How Artificial Intelligence Works and Why It’s Making the World a Weirder Place, one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business and is a 2019 TED Talks speaker, shows how AI programs learn, fail, and adapt – and how they reflect the best and worst of humanity.

  • Adam Brackett Book

    Marc Brackett

    In Permission to Feel: Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Our Kids, Ourselves, and Our Society Thrive, professor in Yale University’s Child Study Center and founding director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, develops a remarkably effective plan to improve the lives of children and adults – a blueprint for understanding our emotions and using them wisely so that they help, rather than hinder, our success and well-being.

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    Julie Andrews

    Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years is the follow-up to Julie Andrews’ critically acclaimed memoir, Home, where she shares reflections on her astonishing career, including such classics as Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, and Victor/Victoria.

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    Janice Kaplan

    What is genius? How is it defined, why is it important — and why do ninety percent of Americans still, in 2019, think that geniuses are more likely to be men? New York Times bestselling journalist Janice Kaplan dives in, both to explore why and figure out how to make change happen, in her new book The Genius of Women: From Overlooked to Changing the World.

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    George Friedman

    In The Storm Before the Calm: America’s Discord, The Coming Crisis of the 2020s, and the Triumph Beyond, the master geopolitical forecaster and New York Times bestselling author of The Next 100 Years focuses on the United States, predicting how the 2020s will bring dramatic upheaval and reshaping of American government, foreign policy, economics, and culture.

  • Ed Gordon Book Image

    Ed Gordon

    Hard-hitting, thought-provoking, and inspiring, Conversations in Black: On Power, Politics, and Leadership offers sage wisdom for navigating race in a radically divisive America, and, with help from his mighty team of black intelligentsia, veteran journalist Ed Gordon creates hope and a timeless new narrative on what the future of black leadership should look like and how we can get there. 

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    Toby Ord

    From an Oxford philosopher and one of the world’s leading moral voices, comes The Precipice: Existential Risk and the Future of Humanity, an urgent and eye-opening book drawing on over a decade of research, exploring the cutting-edge science behind the risks we face, and making the case that protecting humanity’s future is the central challenge of our time. 

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    Adrian Gostick

    In Leading with Gratitude: Eight Leadership Practices for Extraordinary Business Results, the influential New York Times bestselling authors — the apostles of appreciation”Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton — provide managers and executives with easy ways to add more gratitude to the everyday work environment to help bolster morale, efficiency, and profitability.

  • Pelosi Book Image

    Molly Ball, virtual author talk

    Award winning political journalist Molly Ball delivers an intimate, fresh perspective on one of the most powerful women in American political history, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Ever since the Democrats took back the House in the 2018 midterm elections, Nancy Pelosi has led the opposition with strategic mastery and inimitable élan. It’s a remarkable comeback for the veteran politician who for years was demonized by the right and taken for granted by many in her own party — even though, as speaker under President Barack Obama, she deserves much of the credit for epochal liberal accomplishments from universal health care to gays in the military. How did a 79-year-old Italian grandmother in four-inch heels become the greatest legislator since LBJ? Ball’s nuanced, page-turning portrait takes readers inside the life and times of this historic and underappreciated figure. Based on exclusive interviews with the Speaker and deep background reporting, Ball shows Pelosi through a thoroughly modern lens to explain how this extraordinary woman has met her moment.

  • Daniel Immerwahr Book Image

    Daniel Immerwahr, virtual author talk

    How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States tells the fascinating story of the U.S. outside the United States, revealing forgotten episodes that cast American history in a new light. It leads us to the Guano Islands, where prospectors collected one of the nineteenth century’s most valuable commodities, and the Philippines, site of the most destructive event on U.S. soil. In Puerto Rico, Northwestern Professor Immerwahr shows how U.S. doctors conducted grisly experiments they would never have conducted on the mainland and charts the emergence of independence fighters who would eventually shoot up the U.S. Congress.

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    Stuart Ritchie, virtual author talk

    Science is how we understand the world. Yet critical flaws in peer review, statistical methods, and publication procedures have rendered a shocking number of scientific studies useless — or worse, badly misleading. Drawing on surprising new data from meta-science” (the science of how science works), Science Fictions: How Fraud, Bias, Negligence, and Hype Undermine the Search for Truth documents the errors that have distorted our knowledge on issues as varied as cancer biology, nutrition, genetics, immigration, education, and extraterrestrial life. Ritchie is a lecturer in the Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre at King’s College London.