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  • The End of Your Life Book Club

    The End of Your Life Book Club

    The End of Your Life Book Club

    Will Schwalbe
    Biography & Autobiography
    3.78 (54,817)

    The inspiring story of a son and his dying mother, who form a "book club" that brings them together as her life comes to a close. mary anne schwalbe is waiting for her chemotherapy treatments when will casually asks her what she's reading. the conversation they have grows into tradition: soon they are reading the same books so they can have something to talk about in the hospital waiting room. the ones they choose range from classic to popular, from fantastic to spiritual, and we hear their passion for reading

    Anderson Cooper

    Poignant, moving, inspiring book. I recommend it!

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  • Wheelmen

    Wheelmen

    Wheelmen

    Reed Albergotti,Vanessa O'Connell
    4.04 (3,232)

    Lance armstrong won a record-smashing seven tours de france after staring down cancer, and in the process became an international symbol of resilience and courage. in a sport constantly dogged by blood-doping scandals, he seemed above the fray. then, in january 2013, the legend imploded. he admitted doping during the tours and, in an interview with oprah, described his "mythic, perfect story" as "one big lie." but his admission raised more questions than it answered—because he didn’t say who had helped him dope or how he skillfully avoided getting caught.the

    Anderson Cooper

    Am reading a really good book about Lance Armstrong and doping...I recommend it

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  • Fire Shut Up in My Bones

    Fire Shut Up in My Bones

    Fire Shut Up in My Bones

    Charles M. Blow
    Biography & Autobiography
    3.99 (4,138)

    New york times columnist charles m. blow mines the compelling poetry of the out-of-time african-american louisiana town where he grew up -- a place where slavery's legacy felt astonishingly close, reverberating in the elders' stories and in the near-constant wash of violence.blow's attachment to his mother -- a fiercely driven woman with five sons, brass knuckles in her glove box, a job plucking poultry at a nearby factory, a soon-to-be-ex husband, and a love of newspapers and learning -- cannot protect him from secret abuse at the hands of an

    Anderson Cooper

    So well-written!

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  • The Only Plane in the Sky

    The Only Plane in the Sky

    The Only Plane in the Sky

    Garrett M. Graff
    History
    4.73 (23,489)

    15 hours, 54 minutesread by a 45-person cast, with holter graham and the authorover the past eighteen years, monumental literature has been published about 9/11, from lawrence wright’s the looming tower to the 9/11 commission report. but one perspective has been missing up to this point—a 360-degree account of the day told through firsthand.now, in the only plane in the sky, garrett graff tells the story of the day as it was lived—in the words of those who lived it. drawing on never-before-published transcripts, declassified documents, original interviews, and oral

    Anderson Cooper

    This new book by Garrett Graff is stunning...I highly recommend this book.

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  • American Heiress

    American Heiress

    American Heiress

    Jeffrey Toobin
    Biography & Autobiography
    3.87 (10,545)

    On february 4, 1974, patty hearst, a sophomore in college and heiress to the hearst family fortune, was kidnapped by a ragtag group of self-styled revolutionaries calling itself the symbonese liberation army. the weird turns that followed in this already sensational take are truly astonishing--the hearst family tried to secure patty's release by feeding the people of oakland and san francisco for free; bank security cameras captured "tania" wielding a machine gun during a roberry; the lapd engaged in the largest police shoot-out in american history; the first breaking news

    Anderson Cooper

    fascinating!

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  • Books for Living

    Books for Living

    Books for Living

    Will Schwalbe
    Biography & Autobiography
    3.86 (4,612)

    From the author of the best-selling and beloved the end of your life book club - a wonderfully engaging new book: both a celebration of reading in general and an impassioned recommendation of specific books that can help guide us through our daily lives."i've always believed that everything you need to know you can find in a book," writes will schwalbe in his introduction to this thought-provoking, heartfelt, and inspiring new book about books. in each chapter he makes clear the ways in which a particular book has helped to

    Anderson Cooper

    It's all about the power, importance, and magic of books. check it out!

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  • Scores

    Scores

    Scores

    Michael D. Blutrich
    True Crime
    4.03 (716)

    Meet michael d. blutrich, founder of scores, the hottest strip club in new york history. a resourceful lawyer at one of the city’s most respected firms, blutrich fell into the skin trade almost by accident, but it was his legal savvy that made scores the first club in manhattan to feature lap dances and enabled him to neatly sidestep a law requiring dancers to wear pasties by instead covering their nipples with latex paint. soon scores, the club howard stern called “like being in a candy shop,” was a home

    Anderson Cooper

    the mob, and how he became an #fbi informant. crazy story!

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  • Most Talkative

    Most Talkative

    Most Talkative

    Andy Cohen
    Biography & Autobiography
    3.8 (14,563)

    The man behind the "real housewives" writes about his lifelong love affair with pop culture that brought him from the suburbs of st. louis to his own television show from a young age, andy cohen knew one thing: he loved television. not in the way that most kids do, but in an irrepressible, all-consuming, i-want-to-climb-inside-the-tube kind of way. and climb inside he did. now presiding over bravo's reality tv empire, he started out as an overly talkative pop culture obsessive, devoted to "charlie's angels" and "all my children "and to

    Anderson Cooper

    My favorite things this summer: Book - Bravo Andy's Most Talkative.

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  • Iron &  Silk

    Iron & Silk

    Iron & Silk

    Mark Salzman
    3.96 (3,339)

    Salzman captures post-cultural revolution china through his adventures as a young american english teacher in china and his shifu-tudi (master-student) relationship with china's foremost martial arts teacher.in 1982, salzman flew off to teach english in changsha, china. he writes of bureaucrats, students and cultural revolution survivors, stripping none of their complexity and humanity. he's gentle with their idiocies, saving his sharpest barbs for himself (it's his pants that split from zipper to waist whilst demonstrating martial arts in canton). though dribs of history and drabs of classical lore seep through,

    Anderson Cooper

    I loved that book. If you haven't read Iron And Silk you should.

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  • In Defense of a Liberal Education

    In Defense of a Liberal Education

    In Defense of a Liberal Education

    Fareed Zakaria
    Education
    3.84 (2,663)

    The liberal arts are under attack. the governors of florida, texas, and north carolina have all pledged that they will not spend taxpayer money subsidizing the liberal arts, and they seem to have an unlikely ally in president obama. while at a general electric plant in early 2014, obama remarked, "i promise you, folks can make a lot more, potentially, with skilled manufacturing or the trades than they might with an art history degree." these messages are hitting home: majors like english and history, once very popular and highly respected,

    Anderson Cooper

    smart, new book, In Defense of a Liberal Education. An important look at education today.

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  • Beautiful Ruins

    Beautiful Ruins

    Beautiful Ruins

    Jess Walter
    Fiction
    3.68 (167,835)

    The story begins in 1962. on a rocky patch of the sun-drenched italian coastline, a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the ligurian sea and spies an apparition: a tall, thin woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. she is an actress, he soon learns, an american starlet, and she is dying.and the story begins again today, half a world away, when an elderly italian man shows up on a movie studio's back lot—searching for the mysterious woman he last saw

    Anderson Cooper

    Just finished another very good book #BeautifulRuins. I recommend it

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  • How to Survive a Plague

    How to Survive a Plague

    How to Survive a Plague

    David France
    Health & Fitness
    4.43 (3,066)

    A riveting, powerful telling of the story of the grassroots movement of activists, many of them in a life-or-death struggle, who seized upon scientific research to help develop the drugs that turned hiv from a mostly fatal infection to a manageable disease. ignored by public officials, religious leaders, and the nation at large, and confronted with shame and hatred, this small group of men and women chose to fight for their right to live by educating themselves and demanding to become full partners in the race for effective treatments. around

    Anderson Cooper

    amazing new book...about heroes who stood up in the early days of hiv/aids. So inspiring!!

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