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Devoured: From Chicken Wings to Kale Smoothies - How What We Eat Defines Who We Are

4

Whether you are a snacker, a bruncher or are into "chefing," this book will help explain why Americans eat as we do. Read more...

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Joe Gould's Teeth

4

Joe Gould may have written the most complete and comprehensive oral history of his time. Then again, maybe he didn't. Read more...

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In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette

5

A harsh and haunting tale of heroism and ultimate sacrifice in the race to reach the North Pole. Read more...

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The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck

4

I'm supposed to write an engaging teaser here so you'll reserve this book. Whatever. Read more...

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Salad Love

4

You can, in fact, win friends with salad! Read more...

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Chu's First Day of School

4

This book pulled on my heartstrings and had me remembering my first day of first grade. Man, was I a mess. Read more...

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No-Bake Treats: Incredible Unbaked Cheesecakes, Icebox Cakes, Pies and More

5

No need to skip dessert just because it's too hot to bake! Read more...

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The Not-A-Pig

4

After reading this book, you are going to want a tapir. It might also be handy to have some banana pancakes at the ready. Read more...

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The Year We Turned Forty

4

What would you change if you had a magical do-over for one year of your life? Read more...

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The Happiness Track: How to Apply the Science of Happiness to Accelerate Your Success

4

Want to hear a business secret? It's not the people who work the hardest who are most successful, it's those who are happiest. Read more...