#1 Lauren Graham
Have I Told You This Already?: Stories I Don’t Want to Forget to Remember
Lauren Graham has graced countless television screens with her quick-witted characters and hilarious talk show appearances, earning a reputation as a pop culture icon who always has something to say.
In her latest book, Have I Told You This Already?, Graham combines her signature sense of humor with down-to-earth storytelling. Graham shares personal stories about her life and career—from her early days spent pounding the pavement while waitressing in New York City, to living on her aunt’s couch during her first Los Angeles pilot season, to thoughts on aging gracefully in Hollywood.
#2 Patrick Bringley
All the Beauty in the World: The Metropolitan Museum
of Art and Me
A fascinating, revelatory portrait of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and its treasures by a former New Yorker staffer who spent a decade as a museum guard.
Millions of people climb the grand marble staircase to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art every year. But only a select few have unrestricted access to every nook and cranny. They’re the guards who roam unobtrusively in dark blue suits, keeping a watchful eye on the two million square foot treasure house. Caught up in his glamorous fledgling career at The New Yorker, Patrick Bringley never thought he’d be one of them. Then his older brother was diagnosed with fatal cancer and he found himself needing to escape the mundane clamor of daily life. So he quit The New Yorker and sought solace in the most beautiful place he knew.
#3 Neil deGrasse Tyson
Starry Messenger: Cosmic Perspectives on Civilization
This program is read by the author, world-renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Bringing his cosmic perspective to civilization on Earth, Neil deGrasse Tyson shines new light on the crucial fault lines of our time—war, politics, religion, truth, beauty, gender, and race—in a way that stimulates a deeper sense of unity for us all.
In a time when our political and cultural views feel more polarized than ever, Tyson provides a much-needed antidote to so much of what divides us, while making a passionate case for the twin chariots of enlightenment—a cosmic perspective and the rationality of science.
#4 Jill Santopolo
Stars in an Italian Sky
In need of a bit of romance? Check out Jill Santopolo’s romance novel Stars in an Italian Sky. From the New York Times bestselling author of The Light We Lost comes a sweeping story of two star-crossed lovers in post-World War II Italy and a blossoming relationship generations later that will reveal a long-buried family secret.
Genoa, Italy, 1946. Vincenzo and Giovanna fall in love at twenty-one the moment they set eyes on each other. The son of a count and the daughter of a tailor, they belong to opposing worlds.
#5 Sol Rivera
Restrict: A Poetic Narrative
Do you want to get into poetry? Take a look at teenage author Sol Riveras Restrict: A Poetic Narrative. Restrict is the raw yet resonant story of a teenage girl’s coming of age in a world that cares more about her weight than her mental health. This poetry collection sheds light on self-discovery… something that too many have been denied.
Told from the perspective of a young woman who has abandoned her own name to distance herself from the emotional trauma of growing up, Little Girl’s story is a modern examination of eating disorders, body image, puberty, and self-worth. And as the pressure to diet starts to become too much, the question faced by Little Girl is this: how can she ever experience self-love in a world focused solely on her appearance?
#6 Judith Sleed
The Fight of the Crayons
Need a good book for your kids? Check out Judith Sleed’s interactive coloring book, The Fight of the Crayons. The Fight of the Crayons is a tender tale with a peaceful resolution. This timeless message is of love and acceptance for children of all different colors, sizes, and shapes.
Parents will love it too! The book also gives the reader an opportunity to be creative, but you don’t need to be an artist to enjoy this interactive coloring book!
#7 Allison Gilbert
Listen, World!: How the Intrepid Elsie Robinson Became America’s Most-Read Woman
If you’re interested in the history of America’s most influential women, read Allison Gilbert’s biography Listen, World!: How the Intrepid Elsie Robinson Became America’s Most-Read Woman. Listen, World! is the inspiring story of a timeless maverick, capturing what it means to gamble on self-fulfillment and find freedom along the way.
At thirty-five, Elsie Robinson feared she’d lost it all. Reeling from a scandalous divorce in 1917, she had no means to support herself and her chronically ill son. She dreamed of becoming a writer and was willing to sacrifice everything for this goal, even swinging a pickax in a gold mine to pay the bills.
#8 Sara DiVello
Broadway Butterfly: A Thriller
For True Crime fans like myself, check out Sara DiVello’s thriller, Broadway Butterfly: A Thriller. Taking place in New York during the Roaring Twenties―a riveting true-crime novel based on one of the most notorious unsolved murders of the era, where power, politics, and secrets conspire to bury the truth.
Manhattan, 1923. Scandalous flapper Dot King is found dead in her Midtown apartment, a bottle of chloroform beside her and a fortune in jewels missing. Dot’s headline-making murder grips the city. It also draws a clutch of lovers, parasites, and justice seekers into one of the city’s most mesmerizing mysteries.
#9 David Netto
Stephen Sills: A Vision For Design
Stephen Sills is a true icon and recognized as a unique artistic voice in the design world. He is renowned for his ability not only to design innovative and beautiful rooms but also to establish a pervasive atmosphere of luxury and calm.
This book is an in-depth look at several of Sills’s most recent projects, stunning homes located in New York City; the West Coast of Florida; the Hamptons; New Jersey, and Connecticut, as well as Sills’s own residences.
#10 Jim Popkin
Code Name Blue Wren: The True Story of America’s Most Dangerous Female Spy―and the Sister She Betrayed
For an engaging historical true story, check out Jim Popkin’s Code Name Blue Wren: The The True Story of America’s Most Dangerous Female Spy―and the Sister She Betrayed. The incredible true story of Ana Montes, the most damaging female spy in US history, drawing upon never-before-seen material and to be published upon her release from prison, for readers of Agent Sonya and A Woman of No Importance.
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