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

The best biographies and memoirs of August

From a life lived in the orbit of a loved (and loathed) burger joint to the submarine adventures of a preeminent cave diver, this month's collection has a little bit of everything. 

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Amazon Book Review Podcast: A small fall preview, and Eve Ensler on "The Apology"

A few of the Amazon Books editors dip their toes into the pool of fall reading, and the author of The Apology stops by to talk about the book.

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The best nonfiction of August

Pirates, bootleggers, bloodsuckers and more in the best nonfiction of the month.

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Weekend reading

A handful of titles that will power the Amazon Books editors through the dog days of summer.

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It's getting pretty Squatchy 'round these parts

John Zada adventured into British Columbia's remote Great Bear Rainforest in search of... Sasquatch. What did he find? We talk to him about the investigation, Bigfoot culture, and his account, In The Valleys of the Noble Beyond. 

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Subterranean homesick blues: into the "Underland" with Robert Macfarlane

"This is a very, very old impulse. To go into the dark, to seek meaning, to tell stories, to leave marks. To keep what's precious safe, and to dispose of what's dangerous."

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The best nonfiction of July

Fast food. Tawdry details. Sasquatch. All that and more in the best nonfiction of the month.

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Amazon Book Review Podcast: Adam Savage on "MythBusters," weird science, and "Every Tool's a Hammer"

The MythBuster stopped by our offices to talk about the hit television series, becoming "a maker of things," and his new book. Nothing was blown up in the process.

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The best biographies & memoirs of July

Epic fashion, epic fishing, epic road-tripping, and more!

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Space: The fur-ball frontier

Before any human slipped the surly leash of gravity, there were the Soviet Space Dogs. Meet these unsung—and unwilling—pioneers in the quest to land on the Moon.

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The best nonfiction of 2019 so far

Just 20 slots for the year's best nonfiction? Impossible! We tried, anyway.

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Weekend Reading

Ah, summer. That means beaches, barbeque, and... beastly little bloodsuckers. Check out the Amazon Books editors' picks for the weekend, including Timothy Winegard's The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator.

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Monks and tigers and murders, oh my!

What if you had over a thousand books, magazines, and comics at your fingertips, ready to read — for free — at a moment’s notice? Here are nine current Prime Reading page-turners that will give your wrist a workout from flipping pages so quickly.

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The best biographies & memoirs of 2019 so far

We had 20 slots to fill, and it wasn't enough. 

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The Amazon Book Review Podcast: Can't-miss book club picks, and an interview with Robert Macfarlane

The Amazon Books editors sit down to talk about what makes a good book club book (and offer a few suggestions), plus a journey into the depths of the Earth with the author of Underland.

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