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

Just Don't Call It a Retrospective

"I'm a working photographer and I'm still going." Annie Leibovitz on her new collection, Portraits: 2005-2016.

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Best Books of the Month: Nonfiction

What are the 12 hardest things to say? Should you schedule that surgery in the morning or the afternoon? Is it bad to let your children play with knives? All this and more in the best nonfiction of January.

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Celebrity Picks: John Hodgman's Favorite Reads of 2017

The self-described "weird dad with terrible facial hair" and author of the new memoir, Vacationland, shares his Maine-centric reading list. It's eclectic.

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Celebrity Picks: Scott Adams's Favorite Reads of 2017

Not many foresaw the rise of Donald Trump as clearly as Scott Adams. Find out what the Dilbert creator and author of Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don't Matter knows, and how he knows it.

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Celebrity Picks: John le Carré's Favorite Reads of 2017

John le Carré is an undisputed master of the espionage thriller, and based on his reading list, he's got things on his mind.

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Sticky Fingers: Jann Wenner and the Birth of the Modern Celebrity

Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner called Joe Hagan's biography of him "tawdry." He might be right, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. We talked to Hagan about Wenner, the magazine, and the industrialization of rock and roll.

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An Interview with Ed Asner, The Grouchy Historian

"Wipe away little of the idolatry connected with the Constitution." The avuncular actor talks about Founding Fathers and the the supreme law of the land with grouchy co-author Ed. Weinberger. Opinions ensue.

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Celebrity Picks: Reza Farazmand's Favorite Reads of 2017

What do you read when everything you see seems absurd? The author of C omics for a Strange World lists his most influential books of the year.

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Celebrity Picks: Ron Chernow's Favorite Reads of 2017

The once and future award-winning author of Grant shares his favorite books of the year. 

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Celebrity Picks: Anna Faris's Favorite Reads of 2017

Anna Faris isn't afraid to take chances, and neither is her new memoir, Unqualified. Find out which books inspired this fearless, funny actor this year.

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Best Books of the Year: Science and Nature

A few of our selections for the best science and nature titles of 2017, including the thrilling tale of the first manned mission to the Moon, an examination of the brave new world of family engineering, and the dark secrets behind that drumstick on your plate.

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Celebrity Picks: Ken Follett's Favorite Reads of 2017

What does a master of thrilling historical fiction like to read for fun and inspiration?

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Best Books of the Year: Humor & Entertainment

The Devil's music, evil northeastern beaches, and paperbacks from Hell, all in our best humor and entertainment of 2017. Also basketball.

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Celebrity Picks: Lawrence O'Donnell's Favorite Reads of 2017

The host of "The Last Word" and author of "Playing with Fire" (an analysis of perhaps our nation's most contentious election, but not the one you think) shares the highlights from his year in reading.

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Quest for Megafire

"Firestorm" author Edward Struzik takes us on a tour of North America's most devastating - and impactful - wildfires. 

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