The Secret Therapy of Trees by Marco Mencagli and Marco Nieri

Synopsis "Our connection to nature is deeply rooted in the history of our evolution. And yet, we have less contact with green space now than ever, and our stress and anxiety levels are at an all-time high. The Secret Therapy of Trees helps us rediscover the restorative value of our natural environment and presents the … Continue reading The Secret Therapy of Trees by Marco Mencagli and Marco Nieri

Survival Lessons by Alice Hoffman

Synopsis "Survival Lessons provides a road map of how to reclaim your life from this day forward, with ways to reenvision everything - from relationships with friends and family to the way you see yourself. As Alice Hoffman says, "In many ways I wrote Survival Lessons to remind myself of the beauty of life, something … Continue reading Survival Lessons by Alice Hoffman

Forever Young: A Memoir by Hayley Mills

Synopsis "The daughter of acclaimed British actor Sir John Mills was still a preteen when she began her acting career and was quickly thrust into the spotlight. Under the wing of Walt Disney himself, Hayley Mills was transformed into one of the biggest child stars of the 1960s. Her teenage decade in Hollywood produced some … Continue reading Forever Young: A Memoir by Hayley Mills

The Origin of Others by Toni Morrison, Ta-Nehisi Coates

Synopsis "America's foremost novelist reflects on the themes that preoccupy her work and increasingly dominate national and world politics: race, fear, borders, the mass movement of peoples, the desire for belonging. What is race and why does it matter? What motivates the human tendency to construct Others? Why does the presence of Others make us … Continue reading The Origin of Others by Toni Morrison, Ta-Nehisi Coates

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

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