Check out one of our New non-fiction books!
Adversity for sale : you gotta believe
Jeezy, 1977- author
To Jeezy's legion of fans, his name is synonymous with hustle, grit, and the integrity to go out there and achieve your dreams. In his first book, Jeezy shares never heard stories of what it took for him to beat the odds and get out of the streets, his mindset he carefully honed to get an edge, and the lessons that changed his life and business.
Amy Winehouse : in her words.
Winehouse, Amy, 1983-2011, author
"Much has been said about Amy Winehouse since her tragic death aged at age 27. But who was the real Amy? Amy Winehouse: In Her Words shines a spotlight on her incredible writing talent, her wit, her charm and lust for life. Bringing together Amy's own never-before-seen journals, handwritten lyrics and family photographs together for the first time, this intimate tribute traces her creative evolution from growing up in North London to global superstardom, and provides a rare insight into the girl who became a legend."-- Publisher's website.
Anderson, Wes, 1969- author.
The screenplay of a new film by Wes Anderson. Thousands of years ago an asteroid fell from the sky, creating a huge crater, in the centre of which a piece of asteroid rock remains. Once a year, a convention is held on the site, attracting astronomers, teachers, families with would-be teenage astronomers - as well as military personnel. As the stars begin to align, events occur which are startling, and completely unexpected.
Becoming a matriarch : a memoir
Knott, Helen, 1987- author
In 'Becoming a Matriarch', Helen Knott provides a chronicle of grief, love, and legacy. Having lost both her mom and grandmother in just over six months, forced to navigate between matriarchy, martyrdom, and codependency, Knott realizes she must let go, not just of them, but of who she thought she was.
Chinese prodigal : a memoir in eight arguments
Shih, David, 1970- author.
After his father's passing in 2019, David Shih sought to unravel the underlying tensions that defined the complex relationship between him and his parents - a question that ultimately forced a reckoning with the expectations he encountered as the only son of Chinese immigrants and the realities of what it means to be Asian in a segregated country. Structured as a memoir in essays, Shih examines the emergence of "Asian American" in a post-Civil Rights America. Present in the food we eat, the jobs we take, and the ways we parent, the process of becoming an American is defined by who and what you must sacrifice to survive and excel.
The coming wave
Suleyman, Mustafa, author
We are approaching a critical threshold in the history of our species. Soon we will live surrounded by AIs. They will carry out complex tasks - operating businesses, producing unlimited digital content, running core government services, and maintaining infrastructure. It represents nothing less than a step change in human capability. We are not prepared. Mustafa Suleyman shows how these forces threaten the grand bargain of the nation state, the foundation of global order. Suleyman establishes "the containment problem" - the task of maintaining control over powerful technologies as the essential challenge of our age.
The definition of beautiful : a memoir
Bellows, Charlotte, author
"A stunning memoir of coming of age and recovering from anorexia in the 2020s Charlotte Bellows wrote The Definition of Beautiful between the ages of fifteen and seventeen, in the wake of lockdown and in recovery from anorexia. In the tradition of Sylvia Plath in The Bell Jar and Françoise Sagan in Bonjour Tristesse, Bellows writes with deceptively straightforward urgency, pushing through society's constraints on the bodies and minds of girls and women to offer a story both achingly familiar and devastatingly new."-- Provided by publisher.
Excellent advice for living : wisdom I wish I'd known earlier
Kelly, Kevin, 1952-, author
On his 68th birthday, Kevin Kelly began to write down for his young adult children some things he had learned about life that he wished he had known earlier. Kelly's timeless advice covers an astonishing range, from right living to setting ambitious goals, optimizing generosity, and cultivating compassion. He has wisdom for career, relationships, parenting, and finances, and gives guidance for practical matters ranging from travel to troubleshooting. This is the ideal companion for anyone seeking to navigate life with grace and creativity.
Fearfully and wonderfully made : the astonishing new science of the senses
Seaberg, Maureen Ann, author
It turns out we can hear amplitudes smaller than an atom, smell a trillion scents, and can feel through the sense of touch the difference of a single molecule. This book takes readers through their own bodies, delving into the molecular and even the quantum, and tells the story of our magnificent sensorium and what it means for the next wave of human potential. From the laboratories to the ordinary homes where these breakthroughs are taking place, the book explores our current sensory Renaissance and shows readers how they, themselves, can heighten their own senses and experience the miraculous.
Flip thinking : the life-changing art of turning problems into opportunities
Gunster, Berthold, author
Now in English for the first time, this international bestseller introduces the power of flip thinking to transform stuck-in-the-mud, pessimistic thinking into an inventive, curious mindset, so you can stop saying "yes, but" to life, and start saying "yes, and." Berthold Gunster, the founder of the flip thinking-philosophy, presents fifteen strategies to transform your thinking away from limitations and negativities and towards possibilities and opportunities. Gunster's strategies and stories will have you approaching even the most challenging problems in a whole new way.
The girls who fought crime : the untold true story of the country's first female investigator and crime-fighting squads
Eder, Mari K., author
On one hip Mary "Mae" Foley held her makeup compact, on the other, her NYPD badge. When women were fighting for the vote, Mae was fighting crime in the heart of New York City - taking down rapists, boot-leggers, Nazis, and serial killers. One of the first women to be sworn into the police force, Mae not only fought crime in the city that never sleeps, but also did something much bigger - challenged the patriarchal systems that continually tried to shut her and other women down. The result of her efforts? A long career that helped over 2,000 women join her auxiliary police force.
Interstellar : the search for extraterrestrial life and our future in the stars
Loeb, Abraham, author
Dismantling our science-fiction fuelled visions of a human and alien life encounter, Avi Loeb provides a realistic and practical blueprint for how such an interaction might actually occur. Combining cutting edge science, physics, and philosophy, Loeb revolutionizes the approach to our search for extraterrestrial life and our preparation for its discovery - artfully and expertly raising some of the most important questions facing us as humans, and proves, once again, that scientific curiosity is the key to our survival.
Is this OK? : one woman's search for connection online
Gibsone, Harriet, author
Raw and painfully honest account of trying to find connection in the age of the internet, freelance journalist Harriet Gibsone shares growing up as a millennial woman in the era of the early internet - from bad MSN boyfriends, to the tyranny of Instagram mumfluencers. Staring down years of IVF, HRT, and other invasive medical treatments, her relationship with the internet takes a darker turn, as her online addictions are thrown into sharp relief by the corporeal realities of illness and motherhood.
It stops here : standing up for our lands, our waters, and our people
George, Rueben, author
This is the story of the spiritual, cultural, and political resurgence of a nation taking action to reclaim their lands, waters, law, and food systems in the face of colonization. The book recounts the intergenerational struggle of the Tsleil-Waututh to overcome the harms of colonization. Part memoir, part call to action, the book urges policy makers to prioritize sacred territory over oil profits and insists that colonial Canada change its perspective from bending natural resources to their will to respecting this territory and those who inhabit it.
Never give up : a prairie family's story
Brokaw, Tom, author
In 'Never Give Up', Tom Brokaw tells the inspiring, deeply personal story of his own family's greatest generation: his parents, who embodied the can-do spirit that enabled them to survive the Great Depression and WWII, and to help build the American century. Brokaw was the anchor of 'NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw' from 1983 to 2008. He has won every major broadcast journalism award, and in 2014, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Parenting beyond power : practical tools for connection, healing, and social justice
Lumanlan, Jen, author
Jen Lumanlan offers a simple yet revolutionary framework for rethinking our relationships with children - helping us to look beneath challenging behaviours to find and meet children's needs, and ours too. It involves empathetic listening, understanding feelings and underlying needs, and problem-solving with our children to find solutions to conflicts that work for everyone. In the long term, we'll raise children who confidently advocate for themselves and treat others with profound respect. Includes sample scripts, flowcharts, and resources to help parents learn and implement this new approach.
The performance paradox
Briceño, Eduardo, author
To succeed in a fast-changing world, individuals and companies know they must create a culture of growth, where experimentation and feedback are encouraged, and learning is integrated into the everyday. Many of us get trapped in the Performance Paradox: the counterintuitive phenomenon that if we focus only on performing, our performance suffers. Eduardo Brice©ło reveals how to avoid falling into the chronic performance trap that stagnates growth, identify when and how to unlock the power of mistakes, and lead teams that constantly improve and outperform their targets.
The quickening : creation and community at the ends of the Earth
Rush, Elizabeth A., author
In 2019, fifty-seven scientists and crew set out onboard the Nathaniel B. Palmer. Their destination: Thwaites Glacier. Their goal: to learn as much as possible about this mysterious place, never before visited by humans, and believed to be both rapidly deteriorating and capable of making a catastrophic impact on global sea-level rise. Elizabeth Rush documents their voyage, offering the sublime alongside the workaday moments of this groundbreaking expedition. What emerges is a new kind of Antarctica story, one preoccupied not with flag planting but with the collective and challenging work of imagining a better future.
Right kind of wrong : the science of failing well
Edmondson, Amy C., author
"Harvard Business School professor Amy Edmondson has influenced legion MBA grads as well as Big Think authors from Brené Brown to Adam Grant with her pioneering work on psychological safety. Now, Amy is bringing her work to the wider world, upending our entire cultural notion of failure with this guide to the science of failing well, which actualizes the potential of psychological safety for both individuals and organizations alike."-- Provided by publisher.
Tangled vines : power, privilege, and the Murdaugh family murders
Glatt, John, author
Among the lush, tree-lined waterways of South Carolina, a century-old, multimillion-dollar law practice has catapulted the Murdaugh family into incredible wealth and local celebrity - but it was an unimaginable tragedy that would thrust them into the national spotlight. On June 7th, 2021, prominent attorney Alex Murdaugh discovered the bodies of his wife, Maggie, and son, Paul. As authorities scrambled for clues, dark secrets about this Southern legal dynasty came to light. A desperate man on the brink of ruin who would do anything, even plan his own death, to save his family's reputation.
The truth about men : what men and women need to know
Franklin, DeVon, author
Uhtred's Feast Inside the World of The Last Kingdom.
When the game was war : the NBA's greatest season
Cohen, Rich, author
The 1980s were a transformative decade for the NBA. The 1987 season was the peak of that golden era, a year of incredible drama that featured a pantheon of superstars in their prime - the most Hall of Famers competing at one time in any given season - battling for the title, and for their respective legacies. Rich Cohen tells the story of this incredible season through the four teams, and the four players, who dominated it: Larry Bird and the Boston Celtics, Magic Johnson and the Los Angeles Lakers, Isiah Thomas and the Detroit Pistons, and a young Michael Jordan and his Chicago Bulls.
Wifedom : Mrs. Orwell's invisible life
Funder, Anna, 1966- author
Looking for wonder and some reprieve from the everyday, award-winning writer Anna Funder slips into the pages of her hero George Orwell. When she uncovers his forgotten wife, it's a revelation. Eileen O'Shaughnessy's literary brilliance shaped Orwell's work and her practical common sense saved his life. Using newly discovered letters, Funder recreates the Orwells' marriage, through the Spanish Civil War and the Second World War in London. As she rolls up the screen concealing Orwell's private life she is led to question what it takes to be a writer -and what it is to be a wife.
Your future self : how to make tomorrow better today
Hershfield, Hal, author
Discusses why people are disconnected from their future selves, frequently opting for immediate gratification and making decisions that fail to consider future health and well-being, and offers practical advice for balancing living for today with planning for tomorrow.