Cindy Navarre

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Deep into the mercenary world of take-no-prisoners political talk radio<p><i>About this story: Readers of the April 2005</i> Atlantic <i>were treated to a cover story unlike anything the magazine had published before—David Foster Wallace’s profile of John Ziegler, who was then a talk radio host in Los Angeles.</i> …

The books you never read in high school, but should now

As kids, we don’t always read the books we’re assigned, especially in high school. Maybe you skipped over “Wuthering Heights,” “Of Mice and Men” or …

Fran Lebowitz: By the Book

<i>The humorist and social commentator says her ideal literary dinner party is one that nobody is invited to: “My idea of a great literary dinner party is Fran, eating alone, reading a book.”</i><p><b>What books are on your night stand now?</b><p>There are no books on my night stand, because I’m a lifelong insomniac, …

A Beautiful, Terrible Thing

• <b>Author:</b> Jen Waite<p><b>**An International Bestseller**</b><p><b>“Be forewarned: You won't sleep until you finish the last page. " -Caroline Leavitt, author of Cruel Beautiful World</b><p><b>One night. One email. Two realities.</b><p>It all started with an email...<p>Before: Jen Waite has met the partner of her dreams. A handsome, …

17 Genius Cooking Tricks That Professional Chefs Want You To Know

Steal their secrets and everything you make will get a little bit more delicious.

Eggs

The 15 Best Books of 2015

Rewarding reflections on time, love, loss, courage, creativity, and other transformations of the heart.<p>In the spirit of treating my annual best-of reading lists as a sort of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse, reflecting not aspirational priorities for the new year but what proved most worth …

The scientists whose garden unlocked the secret to good health

When Anne Biklé and David Montgomery fed their failing soil with organic matter, they were astonished by the results. Stimulating the microbes that live beneath the surface led the garden to flourish. Then, when Biklé was diagnosed with cancer, the couple had an idea…<p>Juicy is the best word to …

Diets

Bettyville

• <b>Author:</b> George Hodgman<p><b>NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</b><p><b>FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD</b><p><b>“A beautifully crafted memoir, rich with humor and wisdom.” —Will Schwalbe, author of The End of Your Life Book Club</b><p><b>“The idea of a cultured gay man leaving New York City to care for his aging mother in</b> …

The Wild Truth

• <b>Author:</b> Carine McCandless<p>A New York Times Bestseller<p>"The Wild Truth is an important book on two fronts: It sets the record straight about a story that has touched thousands of readers, and it opens up a conversation about hideous domestic violence hidden behind a mask of prosperity and …

Elephant Company

• <b>Author:</b> Vicki Croke<p><b>NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK</b><p><b>The remarkable story of James Howard “Billy” Williams, whose uncanny rapport with the world’s largest land animals transformed him from a carefree young man into the charismatic war hero known as Elephant Bill</b> <br>Billy …

The Reason I Jump

• <b>Author:</b> Naoki Higashida and Others<p><b>“One of the most remarkable books I’ve ever read. It’s truly moving, eye-opening, incredibly vivid.”—Jon Stewart, The Daily Show</b><p><b>NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY</b><b><br>NPR • The Wall Street Journal • Bloomberg Business • Bookish</b><p><b>FINALIST FOR THE BOOKS FOR A BETTER</b> …

This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage

• <b>Author:</b> Ann Patchett<p>Blending literature and memoir, Ann Patchett, author of State of Wonder, Run, and Bel Canto, examines her deepest commitments—to writing, family, friends, dogs, books, and her husband—creating a resonant portrait of a life in This is the Story of a Happy Marriage.<p>This Is the …

People Who Eat Darkness

• <b>Author:</b> Richard Lloyd Parry<p>Lucie Blackman—tall, blond, twenty-one years old—stepped out into the vastness of Tokyo in the summer of 2000, and disappeared forever. The following winter, her dismembered remains were found buried in a seaside cave.<p>Richard Lloyd Parry, an award-winning foreign …

Carry On, Warrior

• <b>Author:</b> Glennon Doyle Melton<p><b>Winner of a Books for a Better Life Award</b><br>The inspiring and hilarious instant <i>New York Times</i> bestseller from the beloved writer, speaker, activist, and founder of Momastery.com whose new memoir <i>Love Warrior</i> is an Oprah’s Book Club selection.<p>Glennon Doyle Melton’s hilarious …

The Other Wes Moore

• <b>Author:</b> Wes Moore<p>BONUS: This edition contains a new afterword and a <i>The Other Wes Moore</i> discussion guide.<p><b>The chilling truth is that his story could have been mine. The tragedy is that my story could have been his.</b><p>Two kids named Wes Moore were born blocks apart within a year of each other. Both grew …

Freeing Your Child from Anxiety, Revised and Updated Edition

• <b>Author:</b> Tamar Chansky, Ph.D.<p><b>Childhood should be a happy, carefree time.</b><p>Too many children are stressed-out and exhibiting symptoms of anxiety. In <i>Freeing Your Child from Anxiety</i>, childhood anxiety expert Dr. Tamar Chansky shares a proven approach for helping children build emotional resilience for a …

How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It

• <b>Author:</b> Patricia Love Ed.D. & Steven Stosny PH.D<p><b>Men are right. The “relationship talk” does not help. Dr. Patricia Love’s and<br>Dr. Steven Stosny’s How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It<br>reveals the stunning truth about marital happiness:</b><br>Love is <i>not</i> about better communication.<br>It's about …

The Psychopath Test

• <b>Author:</b> Jon Ronson<p><b>In this madcap journey, a bestselling journalist investigates psychopaths and the industry of doctors, scientists, and everyone else who studies them.</b><p><i>The Psychopath Test</i> is a fascinating journey through the minds of madness. Jon Ronson's exploration of a potential hoax being …

Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga

• <b>Author:</b> Hunter S. Thompson<p><b>Gonzo journalist and literary roustabout Hunter S. Thompson flies with the angels—Hell’s Angels, that is—in this short work of nonfiction.</b> <i><br>“California, Labor Day weekend . . . early, with ocean fog still in the streets, outlaw motorcyclists wearing chains, shades and greasy</i> …

Letter to a Christian Nation

• <b>Author:</b> Sam Harris<p>From the new afterword by the author:<p>Humanity has had a long fascination with blood sacrifice. In fact, it has been by no means uncommon for a child to be born into this world only to be patiently and lovingly reared by religious maniacs, who believe that the best way to keep the …

A Dentist Confronts The Gaping Maw Of Life In 'To Rise Again'

"Pessimism, skepticism, complaint, and outrage," New York dentist Paul O'Rourke explains to his devoutly religious hygienist. "That's why we were put on earth."<p>You won't find that on a motivational poster, of course, but to be fair, O'Rourke — the world-weary protagonist of Joshua Ferris' third …

The Goldfinch

• <b>Author:</b> Donna Tartt<p>WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE<p>"<i>The Goldfinch</i> is a rarity that comes along perhaps half a dozen times per decade, a smartly written literary novel that connects with the heart as well as the mind....Donna Tartt has delivered an extraordinary work of fiction."--Stephen King, <i>The New</i> …

Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade

• <b>Author:</b> Walter Kirn<p>A USA Today Top 10 Best Book of Winter 2014<p>"Equals Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood as a nonfiction novel of crime.”—Gerald Bartell, San Francisco Chronicle<br>In the summer of 1998, Walter Kirn—then an aspiring novelist struggling with impending fatherhood and a dissolving marriage—set …

Far From the Tree

• <b>Author:</b> Andrew Solomon<p><b>From the National Book Award–winning author of The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression comes a monumental new work, a decade in the writing, about family. In Far from the Tree, Andrew Solomon tells the stories of parents who not only learn to deal with their exceptional</b> …

Top of the Morning

• <b>Author:</b> Brian Stelter<p><b>NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</b><b><br>CNN correspondent Brian Stelter reveals the dark side of morning television with exclusive material about current and past morning stars, from Matt Lauer to Katie Couric</b><p>When America wakes up with personable and charming hosts like Robin Roberts and …

Manson

• <b>Author:</b> Jeff Guinn<p>The <i>New York Times</i> bestselling, authoritative account of the life of Charles Manson, filled with surprising new information and previously unpublished photographs: “A riveting, almost Dickensian narrative…four stars” (<i>People</i>).<p>More than forty years ago Charles Manson and his mostly …