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The French Chef in America: Julia Child's Second ACT Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385351751
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - October 4th, 2016

Alex Prud’homme assisted his great-aunt Julia Child in writing her memoir My Life in France. The French Chef in America picks up where My Life... ended, chronicling Julia Child’s famous life up until her death. Fans of Ms. Child will want to pick this biography up.--Cressida

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The Tao of Bill Murray: Real-Life Stories of Joy, Enlightenment, and Party Crashing Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812998702
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Published: Random House - September 20th, 2016

“No one will ever believe you…” The Tao of Bill Murray provides a multitude of uproarious and bizarre stories of America’s favorite golf-playing comedian as reported by those who experienced the odd occurrences--ultimately reminding us that goofing off is good for the soul. --Lane

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Joe Gould's Teeth Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101947586
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - May 17th, 2016

In this consuming investigation of an infamous bohemian "madman" who always claimed to be writing the largest oral history ever attempted, Jill Lepore expertly attempts to recover the messy, complicated, breathing truth of Joe Gould, providing examinations of race, class, sex, and privilege in the early twentieth century New York art scene along the way.--Ron

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Set the Boy Free: The Autobiography Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062438690
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Published: Dey Street Books - November 15th, 2016

The Smiths have brought sanity and solace to many a sensitive soul--present company included--and every fan gushes at the mere mention of incomparable guitar genius Johnny Marr. Here, Marr gives us the rundown from his Smiths career to guitar journeyman to solo artist, and it's delicious fun.--Todd

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In Such Good Company: Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun in the Sandbox Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101904657
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Published: Crown Archetype - September 13th, 2016

Comedy legend Carol Burnett pulls back the curtain on eleven years of television, sharing the little-known stories and antics from her favorite sketches and costars. Written with great wit and charm, this is too much fun to miss!--Amanda

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My Own Words Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501145247
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 4th, 2016

Ginsburg’s first book since becoming a Justice collects her writings and speeches on topics ranging from gender equity to her relationships with fellow Justices. This intimate window into the life and mind of a remarkable woman also sheds light on the inner workings of the Supreme Court.--Brynn

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The White Donkey: Terminal Lance Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316362832
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Published: Little Brown and Company - April 19th, 2016

Drawing from his own experiences as an Iraq veteran, Maximilian Uriarte’s graphic novel offers a poignant tribute to those who choose to serve in the military and also provides an existential study of the experience of war. Told across beautifully illustrated panels, Uriarte’s story is nuanced, heart-breaking, and urgently real. --Molly

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Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594205408
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Published: Penguin Press - September 27th, 2016

A wonderful history title about the relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and campaign reporter Lorena Hickok. Through letters and anecdotes we follow their relationship as lovers, advisors, and friends. Incredibly engrossing and a wonderful pick for any Roosevelt fan or history buff.--Caitlin