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 Amazon Book Review Podcast: The Best Books of March

Nevermind the dubious ventilation. Let's get in a room and talk about our favorite books. 

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Best Books of the Month: Biographies & Memoirs

March is stuffed with great biographies and memoirs. Here are 10 of our favorites.

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Rude & Crude: Beau & Bryan Abbott, the Baseball Card Vandals

These brothers work through their childhood disappointments as industrious kids do, even if they're now legal adults: Puerile vandalism.

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The Best Books of the Month: Nonfiction

Don't let the apparent darkness of these titles deter you. 

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Winners of the 2019 Audie Awards

Need something good for your commute or the treadmill? Last night in New York City, the Audio Publishers Association revealed their judges' selections "recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment."

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Amazon Book Review Podcast: Truth in Advertising - Or at Least Publishing? And The Barefoot Contessa!

Did Dan Mallory hurt our feelings? We attempt to unravel our thoughts about the real person behind "A.J. Finn" and The Woman in the Window, plus an interview with Ina Garten about her latest book, Cook Like a Pro


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Happy (Belated) Birthday to Grand Canyon National Park

This week marked the 100th anniversary of the designation of Grand Canyon National Park. (The canyon itself is actually much older.) Here are seven books to celebrate the centennial. 

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Six Celebrity Memoirs to Raise the Tell-all Bar

Sally Field, Trevor Noah, and others offer eye-opening views into their private lives.

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Weekend Reading

WWII horse rustlers, an academic bro-fight of egghead proportions, self-reckoning for the device age, and a romance featuring cupcakes and man-buns (the hairstyle, people).

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From Barney to Gnarly: Books for Getting Stoked, Amped, and Psyched

"Barneys" can't surf. These books will make you an amazing surfer, just by reading them.

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Best Books of the Month: Biographies & Memoirs

In this month's collection: We catch up with a book we should have never lost track of in the first place; a wise and moving memoir about living life while facing an end coming all too soon; a strange-but-true tale of musical fakery; and the hunt for the deadliest man-eating tiger in history.

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Amazon Book Review Podcast: Our Interview with Sally Field

The two-time Academy Award-winner visited our offices to talk about her moving memoir, In Pieces. We recorded it!

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Wilco's Jeff Tweedy on "Let's Go (So We Can Get Back)"

The Wilco frontman talks to us about his new memoir, the creative process, and the dark twins of "dad rock" and "dad bods." And I talk about all the things we have in common.

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Best Books of the Month: Nonfiction

An exploration of the worlds hidden beneath our streets and sidewalks; an investigation into the wrongful arrest of three black teenagers and the impact to a major American city; a blow-by-blow account of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster; behind the scenes of an iconic (and hyper-violent) American cinematic classic; and the weird world of liquids. And more!

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Amazon Book Review Podcast: The Best Books of February, and an Interview with Stephanie Land

In which we embarrass ourselves mispronouncing author names, and a conversation with the author of  Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive.

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