Frontier Follies: Adventures in Marriage & Motherhood in the Middle of Nowhere by Ree Drummond

Synopsis "From her beginnings as an early blogger, Ree Drummond has become a household name with a passionate following of devoted fans. On her blog, in her magazine, and on her cooking show, Ree shares recipes, tales of her adventures in the country, and stories of everyday life with her four children and cowboy/rancher husband. … Continue reading Frontier Follies: Adventures in Marriage & Motherhood in the Middle of Nowhere by Ree Drummond

The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester

Synopsis "The Professor and the Madman, masterfully researched and eloquently written, is an extraordinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of two remarkable men that led to the making of the Oxford English Dictionary -- and literary history. The compilation of the OED, begun in 1857, was one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. As … Continue reading The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester

Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

Synopsis "Trevor Noah's unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents' indiscretion, Trevor … Continue reading Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years by Julie Andrews

Synopsis "Home Work is the second installment of Julie Andrews's memoirs, beginning with her arrival in Hollywood to make her screen debut in Walt Disney's Mary Poppins, followed closely by The Sound of Music. The result is an astonishing rise to fame as those now-classic films brought Andrews almost overnight success. It was the beginning … Continue reading Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years by Julie Andrews

Hatemonger by Jean Guerrero

Synopsis "Stephen Miller is one of the most influential advisors in the White House. He has crafted Donald Trump’s speeches, designed immigration policies that ban Muslims and separate families, and outlasted such Trump stalwarts as Steve Bannon and Jeff Sessions. But he’s remained an enigma. Until now. Emmy- and PEN-winning investigative journalist and author Jean … Continue reading Hatemonger by Jean Guerrero

Karamo: My Story of Embracing Purpose, Healing, and Hope by Karamo Brown

Synopsis "When Karamo Brown first auditioned for the casting directors of Netflix’s Queer Eye, he knew he wouldn’t win the role of culture expert by discussing art and theater. Instead he decided to redefine what ‘culture’ could — and should — mean for the show. He took a risk and declared, ‘I am culture.’  Karamo believes that … Continue reading Karamo: My Story of Embracing Purpose, Healing, and Hope by Karamo Brown

My Vanishing Country: A Memoir by Bakari Sellers

Synopsis "Part memoir, part historical and cultural analysis, My Vanishing Country is an eye-opening journey through the South's past, present, and future. Anchored in in Bakari Sellers' hometown of Denmark, South Carolina, Country illuminates the pride and pain that continues to fertilize the soil of one of the poorest states in the nation. He traces … Continue reading My Vanishing Country: A Memoir by Bakari Sellers

Crux: A Cross-Border Memoir by Jean Guerrero

Synopsis "In the tradition of parent-child memoirs, Enrique's Journey meets The Glass Castle, here is the haunting story of a daughter's quest to understand her father, to save him from his own demons and to save herself from following his self-destructive path. Marco Antonio was born in Mexico but as a teenager migrated with his … Continue reading Crux: A Cross-Border Memoir by Jean Guerrero

Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self Love by Jonathan Van Ness

Synopsis "Who gave Jonathan Van Ness permission to be the radiant human he is today? No one, honey. The truth is, it hasn’t always been gorgeous for this beacon of positivity and joy. Before he stole our hearts as the grooming and self-care expert on Netflix’s hit show Queer Eye, Jonathan was growing up in a small … Continue reading Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self Love by Jonathan Van Ness

Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach

Synopsis "The best-selling author of Stiff and Bonk explores the irresistibly strange universe of space travel and life without gravity. From the Space Shuttle training toilet to a crash test of NASA’s new space capsule, Mary Roach takes us on the surreally entertaining trip into the science of life in space and space on Earth." … Continue reading Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach