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

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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Are You Ready for the Big Game?

Get ready for a Super time with these gridiron essentials, plus one non-essential.

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If You Believe They Put a Man on the Moon....

A collection of 36 books for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landings, with footnotes!

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The Starting Eleven: The Rogues and Revolutionaries Who Built an Empire

Joshua Robinson and Jonathan Clegg—authors of  The Club: How the English Premier League Became the Wildest, Richest, Most Disruptive Force in Sports—present 11 of the movers and shakers who raised the English soccer from the ashes of hooliganism, tragedy, and malfunctioning toilets.

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Amazon Book Review Podcast: Celebrity Biographies That Are Actually Good, Marie Kondo, and an Interview with Jeff Tweedy

Stars! Episode VIII (Eight) is a veritable galaxy of them.

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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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