Early May 2018 New Non-fiction

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A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership
by Comey, James B.

Former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like, and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of power, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.

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Fascism: A Warning
by Albright, Madeleine

The former U.S. secretary of state presents a timely, considered, and personal look at the history and current resurgence of fascism and the virulent threat it poses to international freedom, prosperity, and peace.

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Educated: A Memoir
by Westover, Tara

With the acute insight that distinguishes all great writers, Tara Westover has crafted a universal coming-of-age story that gets to the heart of what an education offers: the perspective to see one’s life through new eyes, and the will to change it.

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Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and Killing Ourselves to Live Longer
by Ehrenreich, Barbara

Offers insight into healthcare practices, identifying the cellular sources of aging and illness and revealing that aggressive treatments provide an illusion of control and survivability at the cost of life quality.

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Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump
by Isikoff, Michael

Explains how Vladimir Putin and Russia hacked an American election as part of a covert operation to subvert the United States’ democracy and help Donald Trump win the presidency.

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Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead
by Richards, Cecile

From the president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, a memoir about learning to lead and make change, based on a lifetime of fighting for women’s rights and social justice.

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I’ve Been Thinking…: Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for A Meaningful Life
by Shriver, Maria

As a prominent woman juggling many roles, Maria Shriver knows just how surprising, unpredictable, and stressful everyday life can be. Here she shares inspiring quotes, prayers, and reflections designed to get readers thinking, get them feeling, get them laughing, and help them in their journey to what she calls The Open Field — a place of acceptance, purpose, passion, and joy.

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I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer
by McNamara, Michelle

A masterful true crime account of the Golden State Killer– the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California for over a decade– from Michelle McNamara, the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case. For more than ten years, a mysterious and violent predator committed fifty sexual assaults in Northern California before moving south, where he perpetrated ten sadistic murders. Then he disappeared, eluding capture by multiple police forces and some of the best detectives in the area…

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The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath
by Jamison, Leslie

Presents an exploration of addiction that blends memoir, cultural history, literary criticism, and journalistic reportage to analyze the role of stories in conveying the addiction experience, sharing insights based on the lives of artists whose achievements were shaped by addiction.

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The Last Black Unicorn
by Haddish, Tiffany

Tiffany Haddish grew up in one of the poorest parts of South Central Los Angeles. Her mother wound up with a debilitating brain injury after surviving a car accident. Tiffany never fit in anywhere: not in the households she rotated through in the foster care system, and certainly not the nearly all white high school she had to ride the bus an hour to attend. As an illiterate ninth grader, Tiffany did everything she could to survive. After a multitude of jobs, she finally realized that she had talent in an area she never would have suspected: comedy.