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

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Weekend Reading

In this edition: The hunt for the "deadliest animal in history"; a favorite science fiction author turns her pen to a "mystery within a mystery within a fantasy"; a deeply affecting story of loss, grief, and family; and a criminal mastermind who ran a drug cartel from the comfort of his laptop computer.

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Best Books of the Month: Nonfiction

This month: A 20th anniversary celebration of The Sopranos and everyone's favorite waste management consultant; a master of the dark arts of hacking; an epic guitar war; privacy in the age of convenience; and grammar!

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Celebrity Picks: Curious George's Favorite Reads of 2018

Monkeys read, especially the curious ones.

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The Best Books of 2018: Science & Nature

20 books, chosen using only the most empirical methods available....

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Celebrity Picks: Jacqueline Woodson's Favorite Reads of 2018

Jacqueline Woodson won the 2014 National Book Award and was finalist in 2016, so when she recommends a book, you should pay attention. You know it's going to be good.

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Amazon Book Review Podcast: Looking Ahead to 2019, and an Interview with Chef Magnus Nilsson

The Amazon Books editors look forward to a new year of reading and Seira Wilson talks to chef Magnus Nilsson about his latest kitchen opus, The Nordic Baking Book.

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Celebrity Picks: Simon Sinek's Favorite Reads of 2018

We couldn't wait till to ask the thought-leader and self-described optimist about the books inform his influential opinions—and influential bestsellers.

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Celebrity Picks: DeRay Mckesson's Favorite Reads of 2018

The activist, speaker, podcast host, and author of  On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope shares the books that have made the biggest impact on him in the last year.

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Celebrity Picks: Michael Ovitz's Favorite Reads of 2018

Who is Michael Ovitz? Only one of the most influential people in Hollywood, and now the author of the tell-all autobiography, Who Is Michael Ovitz? Learn more about him, and find out about the books that he liked best in 2018.

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Celebrity Picks: Dessa's Favorite Reads of 2018

What does the musician and author of the stunning memoir, My Own Devices: True Stories from the Road on Music, Science, and Senseless Love, read on the way to the next gig? 

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Celebrity Picks: Gisele Bundchen's Favorite Reads of 2018

The supermodel, philanthropist, and author of Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life shares the books that have inspired her the most this year.

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Celebrity Picks: Jeff Tweedy's Favorite Reads of 2018

The Wilco frontman and author of Let's Go (So We Can Get Back)—a genuinely disarming, personal, and entertaining memoir spanning a lifetime of music—shares his favorite books of the year.

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Celebrity Picks: Anne Lamott's Favorite Reads of 2018

The bestselling author of Almost Everything: Notes on Hope shares the books that have given her hope (or at least a diversion) over the last year.

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Celebrity Picks: Tana French's Favorite Reads of 2018

The award-winning author of the bestselling thrillers  In the Woods, Broken Harbor, and The Witch Elm shares the books that have thrilled her this year. 

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The Amazon Book Review Podcast: Our Favorite Mysteries of 2018 and an Interview with Markus Zusak

The Amazon Books editors recap a thrilling year for thrillers, and Seira Wilson talks to Markus Zusak about Bridge of Clay, his long-awaited follow-up to The Book Thief.

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