Jon Foro
Jon Foro
Jon has spent over 25 years in the book business--and over 16 years at—buying, selling, and writing about books. He enjoys narrative nonfiction, literary fiction, and adventure and nature writing, especially books about bears.

Recent posts by Jon

Best Books of the Year: Humor & Entertainment

Because humor is universal, am I right?

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Celebrity Picks: Tiffani Thiessen's Favorite Reads of 2018

The star of Saved by the Bell, Beverly Hills 90210, and  Dinner at Tiffani's—and author of Pull Up a Chair—shares the books that inspire her to create homes and parties that are both warm and welcoming.

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Celebrity Picks: Marlon James's Favorite Reads of 2018

Find out what the Man Booker Prize-winner and author of the forthcoming Black Leopard, Red Wolf reads for enjoyment and inspiration.

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Celebrity Picks: Janet Evanovich's Favorite Reads of 2018

What does the author of the bestselling Stephanie Plum series—including the latest, Look Alive Twenty-Five—read for fun? The answers may surprise you.

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Celebrity Picks: Dorie Greenspan's Favorite Reads of 2018

When we asked the bestselling and beloved cookbook author about her favorite books of the year, she had a hard time limiting herself to just three. 

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Celebrity Picks: Megan Mullally's Favorite Reads of 2018

The co-author of The Greatest Love Story Ever Told: An Oral History—and one half of an all-time Hollywood Power Love-Duo with Nick Offerman—shares her favorite books of the year.

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The Best Nonfiction of 2018

The best true tales of the year not otherwise classified (by us) as history, biography, business, cooking, or any number of other categories that are not fiction. What does that leave? Plenty!

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The Best Biographies and Memoirs of 2018

The trouble with picking the best biographies of the year? Too many deserving books. We did our best.

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The Best Books of the Year: Art & Photography

If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, how could anyone expect to put together a list of the "best" art and photography books? We gave it a shot, anyway.

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Best Books of the Month: Biographies & Memoirs

The Amazon Books Editors' selections for the best new biographies include: an amiable book by a widely respected, amiable rock star (who almost certainly wouldn't call himself a rock star); the life and tragic death of an iconoclastic war correspondent; a rowdy love letter from the Beastie Boys to their fans; and the struggles of an Antarctic adventurer following in the footsteps of that continent’s most famous explorer.

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Weekend Reading

Halloween might be in the rear-view mirror, but judging by our choices in reading this weekend, the Amazon Books editors aren't quite ready to move on.

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City of Glass: Chris Stein on "Point of View"

Blondie's guitarist and co-founder talks to us about his new collection of photographs chronicling New York's influential music scene and the city's ever changing personality.

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"I Am Antarctica": A Tale of Obsession, Endurance, and "The White Darkness"

We talk to author David Grann about adventurer and Ernest Shackleton-acolyte Henry Worsley, and his a fascinating account of struggle and determination against the grimmest of odds.

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These Books Are Your Total BFFs

Re-enroll at Sweet Valley High, catch up with The Baby-Sitters Club, and move back to Fear Street with Gabrielle Moss's Paperback Crush: The Totally Radical History of '80s and '90s Teen Fiction.

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The New Masters of War

Were you looking for more reasons to worry about the future, or the present? LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media will fuel your nightmares. Authors P.W. Singer and Emerson T. Brooking share the events that led to the book, as well as the challenges of writing a topic that mutates by the hour.

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