Late March 2018 New Non-fiction

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Brave: Cult Member, Runaway, Captive, Starlet, Victim, Sex Symbol, Justice Seeker
by McGowan, Rose

In Hollywood McGowan was continually on display, and stardom soon became a personal nightmare of constant exposure and sexualization. She was supposed to be silent and cooperative and to stay the path. Instead, she rebelled and asserted her true identity and voice. This is her raw, honest, and poignant memoir/manifesto: an exposé about an entertainment industry built on systemic misogyny.

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Fair Shot: Rethinking Inequality and How We Earn
by Hughes, Chris

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes makes the case that one percenters like him should pay their fortune forward in a radically simple way: a guaranteed income for working people. This book, grounded in Hughes’ personal experience, will start a frank conversation about how we earn in modern America, how we can combat income inequality, and ultimately, how we can give everyone a fair shot.

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When They Call You A Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir
by Khan-Cullors, Patrisse

A memoir by the co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement explains the movement’s position of love, humanity, and justice, challenging perspectives that have negatively labeled the movement’s activists while calling for essential political changes.

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Why Liberalism Failed
by Deneen, Patrick J.

As Patrick Deneen argues in this provocative book, liberalism is built on a foundation of contradictions: it trumpets equal rights while fostering incomparable material inequality; its legitimacy rests on consent, yet it discourages civic commitments in favor of privatism; and in its pursuit of individual autonomy, it has given rise to the most far-reaching, comprehensive state system in human history.

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The Square and the Tower: Networks and Power, from the Freemasons to Facebook
by Ferguson, Niall

A brilliant recasting of the turning points in world history, including the one we’re living through, as a struggle between old power hierarchies and new social networks. Those who prophesize a global community of interconnected netizens are in for a shock, Ferguson warns. For the conflicts of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries already have unnerving parallels today in the time of Facebook, the Islamic State and Trump.

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Home Sweet Murder: True-crime Thrillers
by Patterson, James

HOME SWEET MURDER. Lawyer Leo Fisher and his wife Sue are a sixty-one-year-old couple enjoying a quiet Sunday dinner at home. Until a man in a suit rings their front door claiming to be an SEC agent. By the end of the evening, two people will be shot, stabbed, and tortured. And two others will fare worse…

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Murder, Interrupted: True-crime Thrillers
by Patterson, James

MURDER, INTERRUPTED. Rich, cheating financier Frank Howard wants his wife dead, and he’s willing to pay Billie Earl Johnson whatever it takes, to the tune of $750,000. When his bullet misses the mark, Billie Earl and Frank will turn on each other in a fight for their lives . . .

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Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence — and How You Can, Too
by Vaynerchuk, Gary

In this lively, practical, and inspiring book, Gary dissects every current major social media platform so that anyone, from a plumber to a professional ice skater, will know exactly how to amplify his or her personal brand on each. Crushing It! is a state-of-the-art guide to building your own path to professional and financial success, but it’s not about getting rich. It’s a blueprint to living life on your own terms.

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How to Break Up with Your Phone: The 30-Day Plan to Take Back Your Life
by Price, Catherine

Is your phone the first thing you reach for in the morning and the last thing you touch before bed? Do you frequently pick it up “just to check,” only to look up forty-five minutes later wondering where the time has gone? Do you say you want to spend less time on your phone—but have no idea how to do so without giving it up completely? If so, this book is your solution.

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Encyclopedia of Black Comics
by Howard, Sheena C.

The Encyclopedia of Black Comics focuses on people of African descent who have published significant works in the United States or have worked across various aspects of the comics industry. The book focuses on creators in the field of comics: inkers, illustrators, artists, writers, editors, Black comic historians, Black comic convention creators, website creators, archivists and academics — as well as individuals who may not fit into any category but have made notable achievements within and/or across Black comic culture.