Al Woodworth
Al Woodworth
Al has spent more than ten years in the book industry, championing authors and their work — and can’t get enough of it. She made her publishing debut at the age of six, before self-publishing was a thing. She’s never without a book or four in her bag and is happiest reading literary fiction, especially sprawling stories that cross generations and countries. She lives in Brooklyn.

Recent posts by Al

Audie Award finalists: your next great listen

The finalists for the Audie Awards have been announced. In other words, great recommendations for your next audiobook.

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5 memoirs and biographies we can't wait to read this Spring

From bestselling authors like James Patterson, Erik Larson, Glennon Doyle, and more.

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Celebrity memoirs: coming soon

Diane Keaton, Val Kilmer, Alicia Keys, Jessica Simpson, and Colin Jost spill their life stories.

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Stories that stick: the short ones

A collection of story collections that wrestle with notions of home and how it changes once you leave it.

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A rush of adrenaline: memoirs of adventure

The grit of determination, the test of endurance, and the rush of adventure await in these memoirs of exploration.

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Amazon First Reads January

A look at the Amazon First Read selections for January - and this month Prime members can select two free books!

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The best biographies and memoirs of January

A look at the Best Memoirs and Biographies of the month.

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Celebrity picks: Carly Simon's favorite reads of 2019

Carly Simon shares the thought-provoking books she read and loved this year.

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Weekend Reading

Looks like all of the book editors are looking ahead this weekend...

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Books to devour in a day

Curl up with these novels, true stories, and poetry collections for a day of cover-to-cover reading. 

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Celebrity picks: John Waters' favorite reads of 2019

The inimitable John Waters shares some of his favorite reads of the year. As usual, prepare to laugh out loud.

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Amazon First Reads December

From gripping thrillers, feel-good rom-coms, a kids book, and the harrowing true story of a college basketball team who lost it all, Amazon First Reads has a great selection of books to read this month.

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Celebrity picks: Mark Bittman's favorite reads of 2019

The cookbook author and New York Times columnist shares his favorite books of the year.

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Celebrity picks: Eva Chen's favorite reads of 2019

Eva Chen, children's book author and Instagram's head of fashion partnerships, shares her favorite reads of 2019 - from food memoirs and fashion photography to a novel of dark magic.

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Chatting with Calvin Hennick about his memoir, and our debut spotlight for December, 'Once More to the Rodeo'

Calvin Hennick on his memoir and what it means to be a man and a parent in today's world.

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