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Help, Thanks, Wow

Confronting questions of faith, suffering, family, and creativity, Anne Lamott delivers insight laced with sly humor. Her new book, Help, Thanks, Wow, distills  a lifetime of trial and error into a consideration of three essential prayers: for assistance, in appreciation, and of awe.

 

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Tiny Beautiful Things

Before the publication of her bestselling memoir Wild, Cheryl Strayed's advice column "Dear Sugar" had become an Internet phenomenon bringing breathtaking insight, humor, and honesty to the problems emailed her way. Here she collects the best of her columns and adds never-before-seen material.

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The Chairs Are Where the People Go

This funny and surprisingly fascinating collection gathers artist Misha Glouberman's thoughts on just about everything. Dictated to his friend, author Sheila Heti, the project quickly grew from mundane musings on subjects like chair placement and computer obsolescence, to a broader discussion of modern, urban life. How to make friends. How to behave at a party. How often to call your parents. Broken up into 72 chapters, the advice is head-slappingly obvious and yet remarkably charming.

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How to Avoid Being Killed in a War Zone

"What's the worst that could happen?" Famous last words, spoken by the perpetually unprepared. Don't let yourself get caught flat-footed when hostilities boil over into armed conflict. Read these tips from experienced war correspondent Rosie Garthwaite, which tell you how to keep your head when others are losing theirs (whether to panic or decapitation).

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July 28: Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin eloped on this day in 1814.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.

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