Week of 15 Apr 2018
This Is Me: Loving the Person You Are Today

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This Is Me

by Chrissy Metz

Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin's War on America and the Election of Donald Trump
If you’re puzzled why the sitting president isn’t going after the Russians for election tampering and other bad behavior, this is just the book to explain.

Russian Roulette

by Michael Isikoff

Tiger Woods
Who is Tiger Woods? The authors don’t get to the bottom of that question, but does anyone really expect that they could? Woods himself doesn’t appear to have a clue.
NY Times

Tiger Woods

by Jeff Benedict

Educated: A Memoir
We learn about a third of the way through the book that she kept journals, but she is a bit vague about a few things...An astonishing account of deprivation, confusion, survival, and success.


by Tara Westover

I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer
Her dogged reporting makes “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark” both hard to read and hard to put down. The accounts from survivors are nightmarish and the crime scenes of the homicide victims are disturbing.
Star Tribune

I'll Be Gone in the Dark

by Michelle McNamara

Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I've Loved

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Everything Happens for a Reason

by Kate Bowler

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
In short order, you’ll be conversant in mind-bending trivia about “star stuff” that may fundamentally shift your perspective of our place in the universe—and convince you to pursue some of the many fine longer-form books on the subject.

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Killing the Deep State: The Fight to Save President Trump

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Killing the Deep State

by Jerome R. Corsi Ph.D.

A Brief History of Time
Hawking's discovery that black holes emit particles caused great excitement among astronomers...The merit of this book is Hawking's ability to make these ideas graspable by the lay reader.
Publishers Weekly

A Brief History of Time

by Stephen Hawking

Dear Madam President: An Open Letter to the Women Who Will Run the World
In this slim volume, Palmieri neatly weaves her heartbreaking personal story of losing her sister to Alzheimer’s weeks after losing the election with lessons learned from her long career in Democratic politics and Mitch Albom-style wisdom...
NY Times

Dear Madam President

by Jennifer Palmieri

Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends

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Secret Empires

by Peter Schweizer

On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century
Throughout, Snyder carefully weighs his rules for radicals against historical benchmarks...Timely and essential, if, one hopes, a bit more than the present situation requires.

On Tyranny

by Timothy Snyder

All-American Murder: The Rise and Fall of Aaron Hernandez, the Superstar Whose Life Ended on Murderers' Row
A blend of gore, fame, and voyeurism is a compelling mixture in our violent, fame-obsessed society. There is also a reason why the genre has a reputation for gratuitousness. A middling true-crime saga that fails to answer a significant question: Why?

All-American Murder

by James Patterson

Faith: A Journey For All

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by Jimmy Carter

Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House
In short, even discounting for hearsay and exaggeration, the Trump in Fire and Fury seems utterly plausible save for those who have chosen not to believe their own lying eyes.
National Review Online

Fire and Fury

by Michael Wolff