• Allow Me to Retort: A Black Guy's Guide to the Constitution

    Allow Me to Retort: A Black Guy's Guide to the Constitution

    Mystal, Elie

    "According to commentator and lawyer Elie Mystal, Republicans are wrong when they tell you the First Amendment allows religious fundamentalists to discriminate against gay people who like cake. They're wrong when they tell you the Second Amendment protects the right to own a private arsenal. They're wrong when they say the death penalty isn't cruel or unusual punishment, and they're wrong when they tell you we have no legal remedies for the scourge of police violence against people of color. In fact, Mystal argues, Republicans are wrong about the law almost all of the time, and now, instead of talking about this on cable news, Mystal explains why in his first book"--

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  • Mean Baby: A Memoir of Growing up

    Mean Baby: A Memoir of Growing up

    Blair, Selma

    "Over the course of this ... memoir, Selma lays bare her addiction to alcohol, her devotion to her brilliant and complicated mother, and the moments she flirted with death. There is brutal violence, passionate love, true friendship, the gift of motherhood, and, finally, the surprising salvation of a multiple sclerosis diagnosis"--Dust jacket flap.

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  • PlantYou: 140+ Ridiculously Easy, Amazingly Delicious Plant-based Oil-free Recipes

    PlantYou: 140+ Ridiculously Easy, Amazingly Delicious Plant-based Oil-free Recipes

    Bodrug, Carleigh

    Tacos, pizza, wings, pasta, hearty soups, and crave-worthy greens-for some folks looking for a healthier way of eating, these dishes might all seem, well, off the table. Carleigh Bodrug has shown hundreds of thousands of people that that just isn't true. Like so many of us, Carleigh thought that eating healthy meant preparing the same chicken breast and broccoli dinner every night. Her skin and belly never felt great, but she thought she was eating well--until a family health scare forced her to take a hard look at her diet and start cooking and sharing recipes. Fast forward, and her @plantyou brand continues to grow and grow, reaching +470k followers in just a few short years. Her secret? Easy, accessible recipes that don't require any special ingredients, tools, or know-how; what really makes her recipes stand out are the helpful infographics that accompany them, which made it easy for readers to measure ingredients, determine portion size, and become comfortable enough to personalize recipes to their tastes. Now in her debut cookbook, Carleigh redefines what it means to enjoy a plant-based lifestyle with delicious, everyday recipes that anyone can make and enjoy. With mouthwatering dishes like Bewitchin' Breakfast Cookies, Rainbow Summer Rolls, Irish Stew, and Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies, this cookbook fits all tastes and budgets. PlantYou is perfect for beginner cooks, those wishing to experiment with a plant-based lifestyle, and the legions of "flexitarians" who just want to be healthy and enjoy their meals"--

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  • The Nineties

    The Nineties

    Klosterman, Chuck

    "Essays about 1990s popular culture, politics, sports, literature, music"--

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  • We Don't Know Ourselves: A Personal History of Modern Ireland

    We Don't Know Ourselves: A Personal History of Modern Ireland

    O'Toole, Fintan

    "A celebrated Irish writer's magisterial, brilliantly insightful chronicle of the wrenching transformations that dragged his homeland into the modern world. Fintan O'Toole was born in the year the revolution began. It was 1958, and the Irish government--in despair, because all the young people were leaving--opened the country to foreign investment and popular culture. So began a decades-long, ongoing experiment with Irish national identity. In We Don't Know Ourselves, O'Toole, one of the Anglophone world's most consummate stylists, weaves his own experiences into Irish social, cultural, and economic change, showing how Ireland, in just one lifetime, has gone from a reactionary "backwater" to an almost totally open society--perhaps the most astonishing national transformation in modern history. Born to a working-class family in the Dublin suburbs, O'Toole served as an altar boy and attended a Christian Brothers school, much as his forebears did. He was enthralled by American Westerns suddenly appearing on Irish television, which were not that far from his own experience, given that Ireland's main export was beef and it was still not unknown for herds of cattle to clatter down Dublin's streets. Yet the Westerns were a sign of what was to come. O'Toole narrates the once unthinkable collapse of the all-powerful Catholic Church, brought down by scandal and by the activism of ordinary Irish, women in particular. He relates the horrific violence of the Troubles in Northern Ireland, which led most Irish to reject violent nationalism. In O'Toole's telling, America became a lodestar, from John F. Kennedy's 1963 visit, when the soon-to-be martyred American president was welcomed as a native son, to the emergence of the Irish technology sector in the late 1990s, driven by American corporations, which set Ireland on the path toward particular disaster during the 2008 financial crisis. A remarkably compassionate yet exacting observer, O'Toole in coruscating prose captures the peculiar Irish habit of "deliberate unknowing," which allowed myths of national greatness to persist even as the foundations were crumbling. Forty years in the making, We Don't Know Ourselves is a landmark work, a memoir and a national history that ultimately reveals how the two modes are entwined for all of us"--

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  • Lessons From the Edge: A Memoir

    Lessons From the Edge: A Memoir

    Yovanovitch, Marie L.

    An inspiring and urgent memoir by the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine. Marie Yovanovitch was at the height of her diplomatic career when it all came crashing down. In the middle of her third ambassadorship -- a rarity in the world of diplomacy -- she was targeted by a smear campaign and abruptly recalled from her post in Kyiv, Ukraine. In the months that followed, she endured personal tragedy while simultaneously being pulled into the blinding lights of the first impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump. It was a time of chaos and pain, for her and for the nation. Yet Yovanovitch was no stranger to instability and injustice. Born into a family that had survived Soviet and Nazi terror, she first saw the corrosive effect of corruption in Somalia while cutting her teeth as a diplomat in the male-dominated world of the 1980s State Department. She was an eyewitness to the 1993 constitutional crisis in Russia and the street fighting in Moscow. And she rose to the top of her profession in the crucible of the former USSR, where she saw how President Vladimir Putin adeptly exploited corrupt leaders in neighboring countries and undermined their developing democracies. Nowhere was Putin's aggression clearer than in Ukraine, where Russia meddled in elections, launched cyberattacks, peddled misinformation, illegally annexed Crimea, invaded the Donbas, and attacked Ukrainian ships in the Black Sea. But when Yovanovitch was abruptly recalled from her post and Ukraine's democratically elected president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, found himself set upon by Trump, it became clear just how dangerously close to the edge America itself had strayed. Through it all, Yovanovitch tirelessly advocated for the Ukrainian people, while advancing U.S. interests and staying true to herself. When she made the courageous decision to participate in the impeachment inquiry -- over the objections of the Trump administration -- she earned the nation's respect, and her dignified response to the president's attacks won our hearts. She has reclaimed her own narrative, first with her lauded congressional testimony, and now with this powerful memoir: the dramatic saga of one woman's role at the vanguard of American foreign policy during a time of upheaval, for herself and for our country.

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  • Principles for Dealing With the Changing World Order

    Principles for Dealing With the Changing World Order

    Dalio, Ray

    Examines history's most turbulent economic and political periods to reveal why the times ahead will likely be radically different from those in recent memory.

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  • That Sounds So Good: 100 Real-life Recipes for Every Day of the Week

    That Sounds So Good: 100 Real-life Recipes for Every Day of the Week

    Music, Carla Lalli

    "100 recipes to match every real-life occasion from the beloved Bon Appetit food editor at large and James Beard Award-winning author of Where Cooking Begins. Everyone deserves to have recipes up their sleeves that they turn to again and again, and Carla Lalli Music believes that these recipes should not only match what's in your pantry, but also should fit every mood and scenario that life throws at you. Since Carla knows that we only cook what we have time for and choose recipes based on what's going to be realistic on a given day, the recipes in That Sounds So Good are organized by situations that we all find ourselves in: quick stovetop suppers and one-pot/one-pan meals for weeknights, nourishing salads and grain bowls if you want to be a little cleaner, and lazy lunches and all-day stews for the weekend. Readers can find recipes based on their own needs at any given moment, knowing that whatever they choose to cook, the food will be Carla to the core--bold, unique flavors with a straightforward method and swap-friendly ingredients. Through it all, Carla shares strategies that keep cooking effortless and quick, like using the time it takes for water to boil to pick the herbs or toast the nuts you'll use later"--

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  • The Gates of Europe: A History of Ukraine

    The Gates of Europe: A History of Ukraine

    Plokhy, Serhii

    "As Ukraine is embroiled in an ongoing struggle with Russia to preserve its territorial integrity and political independence, celebrated historian Serhii Plokhy explains that today's crisis is a case of history repeating itself: the Ukrainian conflict is only the latest in a long history of turmoil over Ukraine's sovereignty. ... This revised edition contains new material that brings this definitive history up to the present, from the election of Volodymyr Zelensky to the role of Ukraine in Trump's impeachment. As Ukraine once again finds itself at the center of global attention, Plokhy brings its history to vivid life as he connects the nation's past with its present and future."--

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  • The Hurting Kind: Poems

    The Hurting Kind: Poems

    Limón, Ada

    "An astonishing collection about interconnectedness-between the human and nonhuman, ancestors and ourselves-from National Book Critics Circle Award winner and National Book Award finalist Ada Limu00f3n"--

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