Blake Pierce
“EIN MEISTERWERK DES THRILLER UND KRIMI-GENRES. Blake Pierce gelingt es hervorragend, Charaktere mit so gut beschriebenen psychologischen Facetten zu entwickeln, dass wir das Gefühl habe, in ihren Gedanken zu sein, ihre Ängste zu spüren und ihre Erfolge zu bejubeln. Dieses Buch voller Wendungen wird Sie bis zur letzten Seite wachhalten.“<p> --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (über Verschwunden) <p><p>GESICHT DES MORDES ist das zweite Buch einer neuen FBI Thrillerserie des USA Today Bestsellerautors Blake Price, dessen Nummer 1 Bestseller VERSCHWUNDEN (Buch 1) (kostenloser Download) über 1.000 Fünfsternebewertungen erhalten hat. <p><p>FBI Special Agent Zoe Price leidet an einer seltsamen Störung, die ihr aber auch ein einzigartiges Talent verleiht – sie betrachtet die Welt durch einen Filter aus Zahlen. Die Zahlen quälen sie, machen es ihr unmöglich, Zugang zu andern Menschen zu finden, verhindern ein erfolgreiches Beziehungsleben – sie ermöglichen ihr aber auch, Muster zu sehen, die kein anderer FBI Agent sehen kann. Zoe verheimlicht ihr Leiden aus Scham, hat Angst, dass ihre Kollegen es herausfinden könnten. <p><p>Als Frauen außerhalb von Washington D.C. ermordet aufgefunden werden, ihre Körper mit seltsamen Zahlen gebrandmarkt, ruft das ratlose FBI Special Agent Zoe Prime zur Hilfe, um das mathematische Rätsel zu lösen und den Serienmörder zu finden. <p><p>Die Zahlen aber ergeben keinen Sinn. Bilden sie ein Muster? Eine Formel?<p><p>Oder haben sie gar keine Bedeutung?<p><p>Zoe, die mit ihren eigenen privaten Problemen zu kämpfen hat, läuft die Zeit davon, während immer mehr Leichen auftauchen und alle Hoffnungen auf ihr liegen, eine Gleichung zu lösen, die vielleicht gar nicht gelöst werden kann. Wird sie den Mörder rechtzeitig schnappen?<p><p>Gesicht des Mordes, Buch 2 einer fesselnden neuen Serie, ist ein actionreicher Thriller voller mitreißender Spannung, der Sie bis spät in die Nacht an den Seiten kleben lassen wird. <p><p>Buch 3 der Serie – GESICHT DER ANGST – ist ebenfalls vorbestellbar.
Blake Pierce
Charles Soule
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Long before the First Order, before the Empire, before even The Phantom Menace . . . Jedi lit the way for the galaxy in The High Republic

It is a golden age. Intrepid hyperspace scouts expand the reach of the Republic to the furthest stars, worlds flourish under the benevolent leadership of the Senate, and peace reigns, enforced by the wisdom and strength of the renowned order of Force users known as the Jedi. With the Jedi at the height of their power, the free citizens of the galaxy are confident in their ability to weather any storm But the even brightest light can cast a shadow, and some storms defy any preparation.

When a shocking catastrophe in hyperspace tears a ship to pieces, the flurry of shrapnel emerging from the disaster threatens an entire system. No sooner does the call for help go out than the Jedi race to the scene. The scope of the emergence, however, is enough to push even Jedi to their limit. As the sky breaks open and destruction rains down upon the peaceful alliance they helped to build, the Jedi must trust in the Force to see them through a day in which a single mistake could cost billions of lives.

Even as the Jedi battle valiantly against calamity, something truly deadly grows beyond the boundary of the Republic. The hyperspace disaster is far more sinister than the Jedi could ever suspect. A threat hides in the darkness, far from the light of the age, and harbors a secret that could strike fear into even a Jedi’s heart.
Barack Obama
A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making—from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • Jennifer Szalai, The New York Times • NPR • The GuardianMarie Claire

 
In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency—a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil.

Obama takes readers on a compelling journey from his earliest political aspirations to the pivotal Iowa caucus victory that demonstrated the power of grassroots activism to the watershed night of November 4, 2008, when he was elected 44th president of the United States, becoming the first African American to hold the nation’s highest office.

Reflecting on the presidency, he offers a unique and thoughtful exploration of both the awesome reach and the limits of presidential power, as well as singular insights into the dynamics of U.S. partisan politics and international diplomacy. Obama brings readers inside the Oval Office and the White House Situation Room, and to Moscow, Cairo, Beijing, and points beyond. We are privy to his thoughts as he assembles his cabinet, wrestles with a global financial crisis, takes the measure of Vladimir Putin, overcomes seemingly insurmountable odds to secure passage of the Affordable Care Act, clashes with generals about U.S. strategy in Afghanistan, tackles Wall Street reform, responds to the devastating Deepwater Horizon blowout, and authorizes Operation Neptune’s Spear, which leads to the death of Osama bin Laden.

A Promised Land is extraordinarily intimate and introspective—the story of one man’s bet with history, the faith of a community organizer tested on the world stage. Obama is candid about the balancing act of running for office as a Black American, bearing the expectations of a generation buoyed by messages of “hope and change,” and meeting the moral challenges of high-stakes decision-making. He is frank about the forces that opposed him at home and abroad, open about how living in the White House affected his wife and daughters, and unafraid to reveal self-doubt and disappointment. Yet he never wavers from his belief that inside the great, ongoing American experiment, progress is always possible.

This beautifully written and powerful book captures Barack Obama’s conviction that democracy is not a gift from on high but something founded on empathy and common understanding and built together, day by day.
Matthew McConaughey
From the Academy Award®–winning actor, an unconventional memoir filled with raucous stories, outlaw wisdom, and lessons learned the hard way about living with greater satisfaction
 
“Unflinchingly honest and remarkably candid, Matthew McConaughey’s book invites us to grapple with the lessons of his life as he did—and to see that the point was never to win, but to understand.”—Mark Manson, author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

I’ve been in this life for fifty years, been trying to work out its riddle for forty-two, and been keeping diaries of clues to that riddle for the last thirty-five. Notes about successes and failures, joys and sorrows, things that made me marvel, and things that made me laugh out loud. How to be fair. How to have less stress. How to have fun. How to hurt people less. How to get hurt less. How to be a good man. How to have meaning in life. How to be more me.
 
Recently, I worked up the courage to sit down with those diaries. I found stories I experienced, lessons I learned and forgot, poems, prayers, prescriptions, beliefs about what matters, some great photographs, and a whole bunch of bumper stickers. I found a reliable theme, an approach to living that gave me more satisfaction, at the time, and still: If you know how, and when, to deal with life’s challenges—how to get relative with the inevitable—you can enjoy a state of success I call “catching greenlights.”
 
So I took a one-way ticket to the desert and wrote this book: an album, a record, a story of my life so far. This is fifty years of my sights and seens, felts and figured-outs, cools and shamefuls. Graces, truths, and beauties of brutality. Getting away withs, getting caughts, and getting wets while trying to dance between the raindrops.
 
Hopefully, it’s medicine that tastes good, a couple of aspirin instead of the infirmary, a spaceship to Mars without needing your pilot’s license, going to church without having to be born again, and laughing through the tears.
 
It’s a love letter. To life.
 
It’s also a guide to catching more greenlights—and to realizing that the yellows and reds eventually turn green too.
 
Good luck.
James Clear
The #1 New York Times bestseller. Over 1 million copies sold!

Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results


No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving--every day. James Clear, one of the world's leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results.

If you're having trouble changing your habits, the problem isn't you. The problem is your system. Bad habits repeat themselves again and again not because you don't want to change, but because you have the wrong system for change. You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems. Here, you'll get a proven system that can take you to new heights.

Clear is known for his ability to distill complex topics into simple behaviors that can be easily applied to daily life and work. Here, he draws on the most proven ideas from biology, psychology, and neuroscience to create an easy-to-understand guide for making good habits inevitable and bad habits impossible. Along the way, readers will be inspired and entertained with true stories from Olympic gold medalists, award-winning artists, business leaders, life-saving physicians, and star comedians who have used the science of small habits to master their craft and vault to the top of their field.

Learn how to:
make time for new habits (even when life gets crazy);
overcome a lack of motivation and willpower;
design your environment to make success easier;
get back on track when you fall off course;
...and much more.

Atomic Habits will reshape the way you think about progress and success, and give you the tools and strategies you need to transform your habits--whether you are a team looking to win a championship, an organization hoping to redefine an industry, or simply an individual who wishes to quit smoking, lose weight, reduce stress, or achieve any other goal.
Michelle Obama
Die intime, kraftvolle und inspirierende Autobiografie der ehemaligen First Lady der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika

Mit ihrem bedeutsamen und erfüllten Leben wurde Michelle Obama zu einer der überzeugendsten und beeindruckendsten Frauen der Gegenwart. Als First Lady der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika war sie die erste Afro-Amerikanerin in dieser Position und trug in dieser Rolle maßgeblich dazu bei, das wohl gastfreundlichste und offenste Weiße Haus in der Geschichte des Landes zu schaffen. Gleichzeitig wurde sie zu einer mächtigen Fürsprecherin für Frauen und Mädchen in den USA und in der ganzen Welt, trieb in der Familienpolitik den dringend notwendigen gesellschaftlichen Wandel hin zu einem gesünderen und aktiveren Leben voran, und stärkte ihrem Ehemann den Rücken, während dieser Amerika durch einige der schmerzlichsten Momente des Landes führte. Ganz nebenbei zeigte sie uns auch ein paar Moves für die Tanzfläche, glänzte beim „Carpool Karaoke“ und schaffte es außerdem, zwei bodenständige Töchter zu erziehen – mitten im gnadenlosen Blitzlichtgewitter der Medien.

Ihre Autobiografie ist nachdenklich und gleichzeitig voller fesselnder Geschichten. Michelle Obama nimmt uns mit in ihre Welt und berichtet von all den Erfahrungen, die sie zu der Person gemacht haben, die sie heute ist – von ihrer Kindheit an der South Side von Chicago über ihre Jahre als Anwältin und leitende Angestellte, in denen sie das Muttersein mit dem Beruf vereinbaren musste, bis hin zu ihrer Zeit in der berühmtesten Adresse der Welt. Gnadenlos ehrlich und mit flottem Witz schreibt sie sowohl über ihre großen Erfolge als auch über ihre Enttäuschungen, privat wie öffentlich. Sie erzählt ihre ureigene Lebensgeschichte – in ihren eigenen Worten und auf ihre ganz eigene Art. Warmherzig, weise und unverblümt, sind BECOMING die ungewöhnlich intimen Erinnerungen einer Frau mit Herz und Substanz, einer Frau, die den Erwartungen, die an sie gestellt wurden, beharrlich getrotzt hat – und deren Geschichte uns dazu ermutigt, es ihr nachzutun.

(2 mp3-CDs, Laufzeit: ca. 18h 42)

Barack Obama
Eine fesselnder und zutiefst persönlicher Bericht darüber, wie Geschichte geschrieben wird – von dem US-Präsidenten, der uns inspirierte, an die Kraft der Demokratie zu glauben

In diesem mit Spannung erwarteten ersten Band seiner Präsidentschaftserinnerungen, erzählt Barack Obama die Geschichte seiner unwahrscheinlichen Odyssee vom jungen Mann auf der Suche nach seiner Identität bis hin zum führenden Politiker der freien Welt. In erstaunlich persönlichen Worten beschreibt er seinen politischen Werdegang wie auch die wegweisenden Momente der ersten Amtszeit seiner historischen Präsidentschaft – einer Zeit dramatischer Veränderungen und Turbulenzen.

Obama nimmt die Leser und Leserinnen mit auf eine faszinierende Reise von seinem frühesten politischen Erwachen über den ausschlaggebenden Sieg in den Vorwahlen von Iowa, der die Kraft basisdemokratischer Bewegungen verdeutlichte, hin zur entscheidenden Nacht des 4. Novembers 2008, als er zum 44. Präsidenten der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika gewählt wurde und als erster Afroamerikaner das höchste Staatsamt antreten sollte.

Sein Rückblick auf seine Präsidentschaft bietet eine einzigartige Reflexion über Ausmaß und Grenzen präsidialer Macht und liefert zugleich außergewöhnliche Einblicke in die Dynamik US-amerikanischer Politik und internationaler Diplomatie. Wir begleiten Obama ins Oval Office und in den Situation Room des Weißen Hauses sowie nach Moskau, Kairo, Peking und viele Orte mehr. Er teilt seine Gedanken über seine Regierungsbildung, das Ringen mit der globalen Finanzkrise, seine Bemühungen, Wladimir Putin einzuschätzen, die Bewältigung scheinbar unüberwindlichen Hindernissen, um das Gesetz für eine allgemeine Gesundheitsversorgung zu verabschieden. Er beschreibt, wie er mit US-Generälen über die amerikanische Strategie in Afghanistan aneinandergerät, die Wall Street reformiert, wie er auf das verheerende Leck der Bohrplattform Deepwater Horizon reagiert und die Operation „Neptune’s Spear“ autorisiert, die zum Tode Osama bin Ladens führt.

»Ein verheißenes Land« ist ungewöhnlich intim und introspektiv – die Geschichte eines einzelnen Mannes, der eine Wette mit der Geschichte eingeht, eines community organizer, dessen Ideale auf der Weltbühne auf die Probe gestellt werden. Obama berichtet offen vom Balanceakt, den es bedeutet, als Schwarzer Amerikaner für das Amt zu kandidieren und damit die Erwartungen einer Generation zu schultern, die Mut aus der Botschaft von „Hoffnung und Wandel“ gewinnt, sowie den moralischen Herausforderungen von Entscheidungen auf höchster Ebene zu begegnen. Er spricht freimütig über die Kräfte, die sich ihm in In- und Ausland entgegenstellten, gibt ehrlich Auskunft darüber, wie das Leben im Weißen Haus seine Frau und seine Töchter prägte, und schreckt nicht davor zurück, Selbstzweifel und Enttäuschungen offenzulegen. Und doch verliert er nie den Glauben daran, dass innerhalb des großen, andauernden amerikanischen Experiments Fortschritt stets möglich ist.

In diesem wunderbar geschriebenen und eindrücklichen Buch bringt Barack Obama seine Überzeugung zum Ausdruck, dass Demokratie kein Geschenk des Himmels ist, sondern auf Empathie und gegenseitigem Verständnis gründet und Tag für Tag gemeinsam geschaffen werden muss.

Ungekürzte Lesung mit Andreas Fröhlich
38h 16min

Various Authors

Come Join Us by the Fire Season 2 is the second installment of Nightfire's audio-only horror anthology, featuring a wide collection of short stories from emerging voices in the horror genre as well as longtime fan favorites.


The collection showcases the breadth of talent writing in the horror genre today, with contributions from a wide range of genre luminaries including Laird Barron, Indrapramit Das, Shaun Hamill, Daniel M. Lavery, Matthew Lyons, T. Kingfisher, Seanan McGuire, Nibedita Sen, and Nightfire’s own Cassandra Khaw and Silvia Moreno-Garcia.


The full Table of Contents is as follows:

Cassandra Khaw- "Some Breakable Things"

Sarah Langan- "The Changeling"

Shaun Hamill- "Music of the Abyss"

Caitlín R. Kiernan- "Standing Water"

Tade Thompson- "Bone"

T. Kingfisher- "Origin Story"

Silvia Moreno-Garcia- "The Sound of Footsteps"

Laird Barron- "Jōren Falls"

Damien Angelica Walters- "Tooth, Tongue, and Claw"

Sunny Moraine- "If Living is Seeing I'm Holding My Breath"

Matthew Lyons- "Blood Daughter"

Jessica Guess- "Mama Tulu"

Daniel M. Lavery- "Prodigal Son"

Seanan McGuire- "Emergency Landing"

Indrapramit Das - "You Will Survive This Night"

‘Pemi Aguda- "Things Boys Do"

Kelly Link"The Specialist's Hat"

Clay McLeod Chapman- "The Fireplace"

Nibedita Sen- "Pigeons"

Camilla Grudova- "Ghost Bread"

Catherynne M. Valente- "The Days of Flaming Motorcycles"

Brian Evenson- "The Cabin"

Maria Dahvana Headley- "The Krakatoan"

Craig Laurance Gidney- "Spyder Threads"

Mariana Enriquez- "Things We Lost in the Fire"

Gabino Iglesias- "The Song of the Lady Rose"

Nick Antosca- "The Quiet Boy"

David Sedaris
“Genius… It is miraculous to read these pieces… You must read The Best of Me.” —Andrew Sean Greer, New York Times Book Review

David Sedaris’s best stories and essays, spanning his remarkable career—as selected and read by the author himself. Featuring fresh and classic recordings, including a new essay and an interview exclusive to the audiobook.

New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice
A CNN and Christian Science Monitor Best Book of the Month​

For more than twenty-five years, David Sedaris has been carving out a unique literary space, virtually creating his own genre. A Sedaris story may seem confessional, but is also highly attuned to the world outside. It opens our eyes to what is at absurd and moving about our daily existence. And it is almost impossible to listen without laughing.
 
Now, for the first time collected in one volume, the author brings us his funniest and most memorable work. In these stories, Sedaris shops for rare taxidermy, hitchhikes with a lady quadriplegic, and spits a lozenge into a fellow traveler’s lap. He drowns a mouse in a bucket, struggles to say “give it to me” in five languages, and hand-feeds a carnivorous bird.
 
But if all you expect to find in Sedaris’s work is the deft and sharply observed comedy for which he became renowned, you may be surprised to discover that his words bring more warmth than mockery, more fellow-feeling than derision. Nowhere is this clearer than in his writing about his loved ones. In these essays, Sedaris explores falling in love and staying together, recognizing his own aging not in the mirror but in the faces of his siblings, losing one parent and coming to terms—at long last—with the other.
 
Taken together, the performances in TheBest of Me reveal the wonder and delight Sedaris takes in the surprises life brings him. No experience, he sees, is quite as he expected—it’s often harder, more fraught, and certainly weirder—but sometimes it is also much richer and more wonderful.
 
Full of joy, generosity, and the incisive humor that has led David Sedaris to be called “the funniest man alive” (Time Out New York), The Best of Me spans a career spent watching and learning and laughing—quite often at himself—and invites listeners deep into the world of one of the most brilliant and original writers of our time.

The Best of Me AUDIOBOOK TRACK LISTING
Introduction (new recording)
 
From Barrel Fever 1994         
Glen’s Homophobia Newsletter Vol. 3, No. 2. 
 
From Holidays on Ice 1994      
Front Row Center with Thaddeus Bristol  (new recording)
Christmas Means Giving  (new recording)
 

From Naked 1997
the incomplete quad  (new recording)
 
From the New Yorker 
Girl Crazy  (new recording)
Card Wired  (new recording)
How to Spend the Budget Surplus  (new recording)
 
From Me Talk Pretty One Day 2000
You Can’t Kill the Rooster (new recording)
Me Talk Pretty One Day  (new recording)
Jesus Shaves  (new recording)
 
From the New Yorker
Dog Days    (new recording)

From Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Demin 2004           
Us and Them 
Let It Snow 
The Ship Shape 
The Girl Next Door 
Repeat After Me  
Colin Jost
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In these hilarious essays, the Saturday Night Live head writer and Weekend Update co-anchor learns how to take a beating.

“I always wanted to punch his face before I read this book. Now I just want to kick him in the balls.”—Larry David


NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Cosmopolitan Vulture Parade

If there’s one trait that makes someone well suited to comedy, it’s being able to take a punch—metaphorically and, occasionally, physically. 

From growing up in a family of firefighters on Staten Island to commuting three hours a day to high school and “seeing the sights” (like watching a Russian woman throw a stroller off the back of a ferry), to attending Harvard while Facebook was created, Jost shares how he has navigated the world like a slightly smarter Forrest Gump.

You’ll also discover things about Jost that will surprise and confuse you, like how Jimmy Buffett saved his life, how Czech teenagers attacked him with potato salad, how an insect laid eggs inside his legs, and how he competed in a twenty-five-man match at WrestleMania (and almost won). You'll go behind the scenes at SNL and Weekend Update (where he's written some of the most memorable sketches and jokes of the past fifteen years). And you’ll experience the life of a touring stand-up comedian—from performing in rural college cafeterias at noon to opening for Dave Chappelle at Radio City Music Hall.

For every accomplishment (hosting the Emmys), there is a setback (hosting the Emmys). And for every absurd moment (watching paramedics give CPR to a raccoon), there is an honest, emotional one (recounting his mother’s experience on the scene of the Twin Towers’ collapse on 9/11). Told with a healthy dose of self-deprecation, A Very Punchable Face reveals the brilliant mind behind some of the dumbest sketches on television, and lays bare the heart and humor of a hardworking guy—with a face you can’t help but want to punch.
Russell Brand

This program is read by the author

A guide to all kinds of addiction from a star who has struggled with heroin, alcohol, sex, fame, food and eBay, that will help addicts and their loved ones make the first steps into recovery

“This manual for self-realization comes not from a mountain but from the mud...My qualification is not that I am better than you but I am worse.” Russell Brand

With a rare mix of honesty, humor, and compassion, comedian and movie star Russell Brand mines his own wild story and shares the advice and wisdom he has gained through his fourteen years of recovery. Brand speaks to those suffering along the full spectrum of addiction—from drugs, alcohol, caffeine, and sugar addictions to addictions to work, stress, bad relationships, digital media, and fame. Brand understands that addiction can take many shapes and sizes and how the process of staying clean, sane, and unhooked is a daily activity. He believes that the question is not “Why are you addicted?” but "What pain is your addiction masking? Why are you running—into the wrong job, the wrong life, the wrong person’s arms?"

Russell has been in all the twelve-step fellowships going, he’s started his own men’s group, he’s a therapy regular and a practiced yogi—and while he’s worked on this material as part of his comedy and previous bestsellers, he’s never before shared the tools that really took him out of it, that keep him clean and clear. Here he provides not only a recovery plan, but an attempt to make sense of the ailing world.

Issa Rae
Matthew McConaughey
From the Academy Award®–winning actor, an unconventional memoir filled with raucous stories, outlaw wisdom, and lessons learned the hard way about living with greater satisfaction
 
“Unflinchingly honest and remarkably candid, Matthew McConaughey’s book invites us to grapple with the lessons of his life as he did—and to see that the point was never to win, but to understand.”—Mark Manson, author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

I’ve been in this life for fifty years, been trying to work out its riddle for forty-two, and been keeping diaries of clues to that riddle for the last thirty-five. Notes about successes and failures, joys and sorrows, things that made me marvel, and things that made me laugh out loud. How to be fair. How to have less stress. How to have fun. How to hurt people less. How to get hurt less. How to be a good man. How to have meaning in life. How to be more me.
 
Recently, I worked up the courage to sit down with those diaries. I found stories I experienced, lessons I learned and forgot, poems, prayers, prescriptions, beliefs about what matters, some great photographs, and a whole bunch of bumper stickers. I found a reliable theme, an approach to living that gave me more satisfaction, at the time, and still: If you know how, and when, to deal with life’s challenges—how to get relative with the inevitable—you can enjoy a state of success I call “catching greenlights.”
 
So I took a one-way ticket to the desert and wrote this book: an album, a record, a story of my life so far. This is fifty years of my sights and seens, felts and figured-outs, cools and shamefuls. Graces, truths, and beauties of brutality. Getting away withs, getting caughts, and getting wets while trying to dance between the raindrops.
 
Hopefully, it’s medicine that tastes good, a couple of aspirin instead of the infirmary, a spaceship to Mars without needing your pilot’s license, going to church without having to be born again, and laughing through the tears.
 
It’s a love letter. To life.
 
It’s also a guide to catching more greenlights—and to realizing that the yellows and reds eventually turn green too.
 
Good luck.
Isabel Wilkerson
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD • “An instant American classic and almost certainly the keynote nonfiction book of the American century thus far.”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times

The Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions.

NAMED THE #1 NONFICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR BY TIME MAGAZINE AND ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY People The Washington Post Publishers Weekly AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review O: The Oprah Magazine • NPR • Bloomberg • Christian Science MonitorNew York Post • The New York Public Library • Fortune • Smithsonian Magazine • Marie Claire Town & Country Slate • Library Journal Kirkus Reviews LibraryReads PopMatters

LONGLISTED FOR THE PEN/JEAN STEIN BOOK AWARD AND THE PEN/JOHN KENNETH GALBRAITH AWARD FOR NONFICTION

“As we go about our daily lives, caste is the wordless usher in a darkened theater, flashlight cast down in the aisles, guiding us to our assigned seats for a performance. The hierarchy of caste is not about feelings or morality. It is about power—which groups have it and which do not.”
 
In this brilliant book, Isabel Wilkerson gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through an immersive, deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings.
 
Beyond race, class, or other factors, there is a powerful caste system that influences people’s lives and behavior and the nation’s fate. Linking the caste systems of America, India, and Nazi Germany, Wilkerson explores eight pillars that underlie caste systems across civilizations, including divine will, bloodlines, stigma, and more. Using riveting stories about people—including Martin Luther King, Jr., baseball’s Satchel Paige, a single father and his toddler son, Wilkerson herself, and many others—she shows the ways that the insidious undertow of caste is experienced every day. She documents how the Nazis studied the racial systems in America to plan their out-cast of the Jews; she discusses why the cruel logic of caste requires that there be a bottom rung for those in the middle to measure themselves against; she writes about the surprising health costs of caste, in depression and life expectancy, and the effects of this hierarchy on our culture and politics. Finally, she points forward to ways America can move beyond the artificial and destructive separations of human divisions, toward hope in our common humanity.

Beautifully written, original, and revealing, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents is an eye-opening story of people and history, and a reexamination of what lies under the surface of ordinary lives and of American life today.
Glennon Doyle
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Over one million copies sold! “Packed with incredible insight about what it means to be a woman today.”—Reese Witherspoon (Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine Book Pick)

In her most revealing and powerful memoir yet, the activist, speaker, bestselling author, and “patron saint of female empowerment” (People) explores the joy and peace we discover when we stop striving to meet others’ expectations and start trusting the voice deep within us.

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY O: The Oprah Magazine • The Washington Post Cosmopolitan • Marie Claire Bloomberg Parade • “Untamed will liberate women—emotionally, spiritually, and physically. It is phenomenal.”—Elizabeth Gilbert, author of City of Girls and Eat Pray Love


This is how you find yourself.

There is a voice of longing inside each woman. We strive so mightily to be good: good partners, daughters, mothers, employees, and friends. We hope all this striving will make us feel alive. Instead, it leaves us feeling weary, stuck, overwhelmed, and underwhelmed. We look at our lives and wonder: Wasn’t it all supposed to be more beautiful than this? We quickly silence that question, telling ourselves to be grateful, hiding our discontent—even from ourselves.

For many years, Glennon Doyle denied her own discontent. Then, while speaking at a conference, she looked at a woman across the room and fell instantly in love. Three words flooded her mind: There She Is. At first, Glennon assumed these words came to her from on high. But she soon realized they had come to her from within. This was her own voice—the one she had buried beneath decades of numbing addictions, cultural conditioning, and institutional allegiances. This was the voice of the girl she had been before the world told her who to be. Glennon decided to quit abandoning herself and to instead abandon the world’s expectations of her. She quit being good so she could be free. She quit pleasing and started living.

Soulful and uproarious, forceful and tender, Untamed is both an intimate memoir and a galvanizing wake-up call. It is the story of how one woman learned that a responsible mother is not one who slowly dies for her children, but one who shows them how to fully live. It is the story of navigating divorce, forming a new blended family, and discovering that the brokenness or wholeness of a family depends not on its structure but on each member’s ability to bring her full self to the table. And it is the story of how each of us can begin to trust ourselves enough to set boundaries, make peace with our bodies, honor our anger and heartbreak, and unleash our truest, wildest instincts so that we become women who can finally look at ourselves and say: There She Is.

Untamed shows us how to be brave. As Glennon insists: The braver we are, the luckier we get.
Nicholas Sparks
Jocko Willink

"These guys are intense. And they bring that same fire to their narration in the audiobook. Listen to these insanely competent SEAL officers tell you exactly how to make a team successful through their firsthand experiences in business and combat." - The Hustle

An updated edition of the blockbuster bestselling leadership audiobook that took America and the world by storm, two U.S. Navy SEAL officers who led the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War demonstrate how to apply powerful leadership principles from the battlefield to business and life.

Combat, the most intense and dynamic environment imaginable, teaches the toughest leadership lessons, with absolutely everything at stake. Jocko Willink and Leif Babin learned this reality first-hand on the most violent and dangerous battlefield in Iraq. As leaders of SEAL Team Three’s Task Unit Bruiser, their mission was one many thought impossible: help U.S. forces secure Ramadi, a violent, insurgent-held city deemed “all but lost.” In gripping, firsthand accounts of heroism, tragic loss, and hard-won victories, they learned that leadership—at every level—is the most important factor in whether a team succeeds or fails.

Willink and Babin returned home from deployment and instituted SEAL leadership training to pass on their harsh lessons learned in combat to help forge the next generation of SEAL leaders. After leaving the SEAL Teams, they launched a company, Echelon Front, to teach those same leadership principles to leaders in businesses, companies, and organizations across the civilian sector. Since that time, they have trained countless leaders and worked with hundreds of companies in virtually every industry across the U.S. and internationally, teaching them how to develop their own high-performance teams and most effectively lead those teams to dominate their battlefields.

Since it’s release in October 2015, Extreme Ownership has revolutionized leadership development and set a new standard for literature on the subject. Required listening for many of the most successful organizations, it has become an integral part of the official leadership training programs for scores of business teams, military units, and first responders. Detailing the mindset and principles that enable SEAL units to accomplish the most difficult combat missions, Extreme Ownership demonstrates how to apply them to any team or organization, in any leadership environment. A compelling narrative with powerful instruction and direct application, Extreme Ownership challenges leaders everywhere to fulfill their ultimate purpose: lead and win.

Candace Owens
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

It’s time for a black exit.

Political activist and social media star Candace Owens addresses the many ways that Democrat Party policies hurt, rather than help, the African American community, and why she and many others are turning right.

Black Americans have long been shackled to the Democrats. Seeing no viable alternative, they have watched liberal politicians take the black vote for granted without pledging anything in return. In Blackout, Owens argues that this automatic allegiance is both illogical and unearned.

She contends that the Democrat Party has a long history of racism and exposes the ideals that hinder the black community’s ability to rise above poverty, live independent and successful lives, and be an active part of the American Dream. Instead, Owens offers up a different ideology by issuing a challenge: It’s time for a major black exodus. From dependency, from victimhood, from miseducation—and the Democrat Party, which perpetuates all three.

Owens explains that government assistance is a double-edged sword, that the Left dismisses the faith so important to the black community, that Democrat permissiveness toward abortion disproportionately affects black babies, that the #MeToo movement hurts black men, and much more. Weaving in her personal story, which ushered her from a roach-infested low-income apartment to1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, she demonstrates how she overcame her setbacks and challenges despite the cultural expectation that she should embrace a victim mentality.

Well-researched and intelligently argued, Blackout lays bare the myth that all black people should vote Democrat—and shows why turning to the right will leave them happier, more successful, and more self-sufficient.
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