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.

Recent posts by Jon

The Longlist: 2019 National Book Award for Nonfiction

And then there were 10.

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Sound & fishin': Music and memoir with Dean Kuipers

With a moving, wilderness-tinged autobiography and a stunning retrospective of an iconic music magazine, it's been a busy year for Dean Kuipers.

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Weekend reading

What are the Amazon Books editors taking home this weekend? Let's just say we're an eclectic lot.

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Reality bites: Addle your brain with five conspiracy-soaked novels

Are Templars hoarding the Holy Grail while broadcasting their secrets in coded messages on dollar bills? The answer might be in these books.

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The best nonfiction of September

Mike Isaac's Super Pumped — a riveting tale of ride-sharing pioneer Uber, packed with highs, lows, and bad behavior — leads our list of the best nonfiction of the month. But there's also something for everyone.

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Make it snappy: The street photography of Daido Moriyama

In How I Take Photographs, the influential shutterbug shares his approach to work, gear, and travels. And we share a few images from the book.

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The best biographies and memoirs of September

Clandestine experiments, high school hijinks, lessons in life and leadership, and more.

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Digs... in... space!

Adam Savage — the erstwhile Mythbuster and author of Every Tool's a Hammer — talks to Sarah Parcak about Archaeology from Space and the 3,000,000-foot view of human history.

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And the winner is....

From the Edgar Award for best mystery to the Pulitzer Prize, these awards highlight the latest must-read books.

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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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Amazon Book Review Podcast: The best books of August, and interview with George Takei

The Amazon Books Editors talk about a few of our favorite books of this month, and the Star Trek icon discusses one of our favorites of last month: his graphic-memoir, They Called Us Enemy.

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