Educated

Educated Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home canned peaches and sleeping with her head for the hills bag In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and

The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle A tender, moving tale of unconditional love in a family that, despite its profound flaws, gave the author the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation.

Eat, Pray, Love

Eat, Pray, Love A celebrated writer s irresistible, candid, and eloquent account of her pursuit of worldly pleasure, spiritual devotion, and what she really wanted out of life Around the time Elizabeth Gilbert turned thirty, she went through an early onslaught midlife crisis She had everything an educated,

Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood

Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime New York Times bestseller about one man s coming of age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed Trevor Noah s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal

Becoming

Becoming In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era As First Lady of the United States of America the first African American to serve in that role she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in

Bossypants

Bossypants Before Liz Lemon, before Weekend Update, before Sarah Palin, Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle school gym teacher She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV She has seen

Night (The Night Trilogy, #1)

Night (The Night Trilogy, #1) Born in the town of Sighet, Transylvania, Elie Wiesel was a teenager when he and his family were taken from their home in 1944 to Auschwitz concentration camp, and then to Buchenwald Night is the terrifying record of Elie Wiesel s memories of the death of his family, the death of his own innocence,

Me Talk Pretty One Day

Me Talk Pretty One Day David Sedaris move to Paris from New York inspired these hilarious pieces, including the title essay, about his attempts to learn French from a sadistic teacher who declares that every day spent with you is like having a caesarean section His family is another inspiration You Can t Kill the

Lab Girl

Lab Girl Acclaimed scientist Hope Jahren has built three laboratories in which she s studied trees, flowers, seeds, and soil Her first book is a revelatory treatise on plant life but it is also so much Lab Girl is a book about work, love, and the mountains that can be moved when those two things come

When Breath Becomes Air

When Breath Becomes Air For readers of Atul Gawande, Andrew Solomon, and Anne Lamott, a profoundly moving, exquisitely observed memoir by a young neurosurgeon faced with a terminal cancer diagnosis who attempts to answer the question What makes a life worth living At the age of thirty six, on the verge of completing a