The Unwinding Of The Miracle: A Memoir Of Life, Death, And Everything That Comes After
by Julie Yip-Williams
About Julie Yip-Williams
“An unforgettable memoir from a woman who refuses to let death derail her life.
As an infant in Vietnam, Julie Yip-Williams’s grandmother thought that Julie’s blindness would be a burden on the family and conspired to kill her.
After she came to the United States, got eye surgery, graduated from Harvard, and created a family, she thought she was living a miracle of a life, and the worst was behind her.
Then she was given a terminal medical diagnosis when she was in her 30s.
“There is hope, anger, fear, reflection, immersion in the everyday, and joy reflected in this book,” says Amazon Books editor Chris Schluep.”
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The Andy Warhol Diaries
edited by Pat Hackett
The Andy Warhol Museum
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About Editor Pat Hackett
Pat Hackett was one of Andy Warhol's closest confidantes. Together with him, she co-authored POPism: The Warhol Sixties and Andy Warhol's Party Book, as well as the screenplay for Bad, his cult movie classic.
“The Amazon Books editors recently sat down to discuss some of their favorite celebrity memoirs, starting with the personal journals of the king of Pop Art himself.
Beginning in 1977, Andy Warhol called his friend Pat Hackett every day to dictate the events of his very public and unusual life. “The Andy Warhol Diaries” is a monument to pop culture, a collection of more than 20 years of hobnobbing and high society, where no detail is too picayune to share, and no name is too small to drop.
Always a trend-setter, Andy Warhol might have presaged our era of over-sharing, and celebrity by association.”
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Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan For Embracing And Achieving Your Goals
by Rachel Hollis
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“‘Girl,’ conquer Charts by Erin Kodicek
Rachel Hollis’ Girl, Wash Your Face rocked 2018, consistently ranking high on the weekly Most Read and Most Sold lists for nonfiction and ultimately claiming the No. 2 spot on Amazon Charts’s list of the Top 10 Most Sold nonfiction books of the year. Her hotly anticipated follow-up, Girl, Stop Apologizing, is threatening to do the same in 2019. Hollis’s next sits this week at No. 20 Most Sold for nonfiction - even though its March 12 release date is months away. Once again, the lifestyle expert employs her self-deprecating, straight-talking style in this practical guide for women who want to shed the shame that gets in the way of realizing their dreams. Need permission to prioritize your own happiness? Girl, this book is for you.”
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Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind And Defy The Odds
by David Goggins
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“Tapping Into toughness at No. 2 by Adrian Liang
David Goggins believes most of us reach only 40% of our capabilities - and that we can do so much more. At No. 2 this week on both the Most Sold and Most Read lists for nonfiction, Goggins’s memoir, Can't Hurt Me, flips the script on traditional positive approaches to self-improvement by emphasizing how tough situations brought out his greatest accomplishments, and how they can do the same for you. Abuse, prejudice, depression, and weight issues battered Goggins when he was a child. After joining the military, he completed both Navy SEAL and Army Ranger training, going on to then become one of the world's most elite athletes. Holding a 4.9 average star rating from more than 800 Amazon customer reviews at this time, readers give this tough-love motivational book two thumbs-up.”
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The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art Of Decluttering And Organizing
by Marie Kondō
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“Kondo Tidies Up At No. 8 by Jon Wahlgren.
Suffering from a clutter crisis? (Who isn’t?) Marie Kondo is here to help your home shred poundage by getting you to focus on the things you love. Kondo’s smash-hit organizational book (and now TV show), The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, returns to Amazon Charts this week at No. 8 Most Sold for nonfiction. Her “KonMari” method advocates keeping the things that spark joy in you, and bidding a grateful farewell to the rest. You might find it a little odd to whisper “thank you” to an old pair of socks before junking them, but a quaint sense of closure might just be what you need to conquer Stuff Mountain in 2019.”
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The MeatEater: Fish And Game Cookbook - Recipes And Techniques For Every Hunter And Angler
by Steven Rinella
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“When Steven Rinella hears from fans of his MeatEater show and podcast, it’s often requests for more recipes. One of the most respected and beloved hunters in America, Rinella is also an accomplished wild game cook, and he offers recipes here that range from his takes on favorite staples to more surprising and exotic meals.
Big Game: Techniques and strategies for butchering and cooking all big game, from whitetail deer to moose, wild hogs, and black bear, and recipes for everything from shanks to tongue.
Small Game: How to prepare appetizers and main courses using common small game species such as squirrels and rabbits as well as lesser-known culinary treats like muskrat and beaver.
Waterfowl: How to make the most of available waterfowl, ranging from favorites like mallards and wood ducks to more challenging birds, such as wild geese and diving ducks.
Upland Birds: A wide variety of butchering methods for all upland birds, plus recipes, including Thanksgiving wild turkey, grilled grouse, and a fresh take on jalapeño poppers made with mourning dove.
Freshwater Fish: Best practices for cleaning and cooking virtually all varieties of freshwater fish, including trout, bass, catfish, walleye, suckers, northern pike, eels, carp, and salmon.
Saltwater Fish: Handling methods and recipes for common and not-so-common species of saltwater fish encountered by anglers everywhere, from Maine to the Bahamas, and from Southern California to northern British Columbia.
Everything else: How to prepare great meals from wild clams, crabs, crayfish, mussels, snapping turtles, bullfrogs, and even sea cucumbers and alligators.
Whether you’re cooking outdoors or in the kitchen, at the campfire or on the grill, this cookbook will be an indispensable guide for both novices and expert chefs.
From the host of the television series and podcast MeatEater, the long-awaited definitive guide to cooking wild game, including fish and fowl, featuring more than 100 new recipes, the perfect holiday gift for the hunter in your life. ”
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Educated: A Memoir
by Tara Westover
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Tara Westover’s Educated has been named the “Best Of The Year” by the Amazon Books editors. This extraordinary memoir chronicles how she survived her survivalist upbringing, eventually earning a Ph.D from Cambridge University, but rather than a story about the making of a scholar, Educated is about the making of a person. “I couldn't be more pleased that Educated was chosen Best Of The Year,” Ms Westover said. “It's kind of unbelievable, actually. But unbelievable in the very best way.”
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by Michelle Obama
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Michelle Obama, the former First Lady of the United States, fittingly finds herself at No. 1 on this week's Most Sold list for nonfiction.
Mrs. Obama's memoir, Becoming, is drawing early critical praise for the honesty and authenticity that she brings to reflecting on some of the toughest moments of her life.
The book has already found a big fan in Mrs. Obama's friend, Oprah Winfrey, who announced this week the title's selection for Oprah's Book Club. “This book is everything you wanted to know and so much you didn't even know you wanted to know,” Ms Winfrey said. “I loved it so much I've already read it twice.”
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The Broken Circle: A Memoir Of Escaping Afghanistan
by Enjeela Ahmadi-Miller
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“Before the Soviet invasion of 1980, Enjeela Ahmadi remembers her home - Kabul, Afghanistan - as peaceful, prosperous, and filled with people from all walks of life, but after her mother, unsettled by growing political unrest, leaves for medical treatment in India, the civil war intensifies, changing young Enjeela’s life forever. Amid the rumble of invading Soviet tanks, Enjeela and her family are thrust into chaos and fear when it becomes clear that her mother will not be coming home.
Thus begins an epic, reckless, and terrifying five-year journey of escape for Enjeela, her siblings, and their father to reconnect with her mother. In navigating the dangers ahead of them, and in looking back at the wilderness of her homeland, Enjeela discovers the spiritual and physical strength to find hope in the most desperate of circumstances.”
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Rock Needs River: A Memoir About A Very Open Adoption
by Vanessa McGrady
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“After two years of waiting to adopt, slogging through paperwork and bouncing between hope and despair, a miracle finally happened for Vanessa McGrady. Her sweet baby, Grace, was a dream come true. Then Vanessa made a highly uncommon gesture: when Grace’s biological parents became homeless, Vanessa invited them to stay.
Without a blueprint for navigating the practical basics of an open adoption, or any discussion of expectations, or boundaries, the unusual living arrangement became a bottomless well of conflicting emotions and increasingly difficult decisions, complicated by missed opportunities, regret, social chaos, and broken hearts.
Written with wit, candor, and compassion, Rock Needs River is, ultimately, Vanessa’s love letter to her daughter, one that illuminates the universal need for connection, and the heroine’s journey to find her tribe.
From a story first told in the popular New York Times parenting blog comes a funny, touching memoir about a mother who welcomes more than a new daughter into her home.”
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Dirty Laundry: From The Streets To An Executive One Man's Forty Year Journey
by Ivan Von Baublitz
(A True Story, Kindle Edition)
About Ivan Von Baublitz
This story recounts in vivid detail the anger, and depression of growing up in poverty, and the will to overcome even the worst of circumstances. The author's voice is expressed through a masterful use of syntax that reveals a soul that, while battered, is never broken. Humor often shines through the dark and sometimes tragic circumstances he has to endure.There's also a interesting motif that follows the author through the story of presidential proportion! This creates a creative narrative autobiography unlike any other in the genre.
You will feel as if you are standing in the shadows watching the author's life unfold before your eyes. Readers experience an array of emotions while they travel in time next to a young boy all the way into adulthood. Follow him in some of the most unimaginable situations, leading up to a meeting with a certain angel that will change his life for the better...well almost. Find out how a word as simple as "FAVOR" can make all the difference in the world.
A must read that sheds light on an often overlooked portion of Americans. Uncensored, raw, and real, this is truly a tale that will leave you never looking at your own Dirty Laundry the same.
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The Dark Heart: A True Story Of Greed, Murder, And An Unlikely Investigator
by Joakim Palmkvist
(Translated by Agnes Broomé, Kindle Edition)
About Joakim Palmkvist
In late summer of 2012, millionaire landowner Göran Lundblad went missing from his farm in Sweden. When a search yielded nothing, and all physical evidence had seemingly disappeared, authorities had little to go on - except a disturbing phone call five weeks later from Göran’s daughter Maria. She was sure that her sister, Sara, was somehow involved. At the heart of the alleged crime: Sara’s greed, her father’s land holdings, and his bitter feud with Sara’s idler boyfriend.
With no body, there was no crime - and the case went as cold and dark as the forests of southern Sweden. But not for Therese Tang. For two years, this case was her obsession.
A hard-working ex-model, mother of three, and Missing People investigator, Therese was willing to put her own safety at risk in order to uncover the truth. What she found was a nest of depraved secrets, lies, and betrayal. All she had to do now, in her relentless and dangerous pursuit of justice, was prove that it led to murder.
A chilling true crime story of poisonous family secrets, love gone wrong, and a cold case that refused to stay buried.
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