Books About Books Are the Best Kind of Books

And  Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany is all about books. Take a peek inside with samples from this "Illustrated Miscellany" by artist Jane Mount.

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A Crash Course in This Brave New World

Yuval Noah Harari's  21 Lessons for the 21st Century addresses urgent, shape-shifting topics that will impact our present and near future—in other words, everything you're not supposed to talk about at Thanksgiving. Here are brief descriptions for five of his theses, and they're not reassuring. 

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The Flight That Led to "Fly Girls"

Keith O'Brien's remarkable work of narrative nonfiction tells the story of five trailblazing women who made aviation history. In this exclusive piece for Amazon Book Review readers, O'Brien tells us how a flight of his own led to the story...

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Get Your Kicks... Your Strange, Strange Kicks

From infamous gangsters and ghostly hitchhikers to something called  Giganticus Headicus, Michael Karl Witzel's Strange 66: Myth, Mystery, Mayhem, and Other Weirdness on Route 66 collects the weird, fun, and occasionally spooky tales and attractions spread across 2,448 miles of iconic American blacktop.

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"Dopesick": Beth Macy on the Opioid Crisis in America

We talked to the author of our spotlight pick for the Best Books of August about her timely and important new book.

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Sonic Boom: Author Sam Anderson on OKC's Wild & Weird Movers & Shakers

If Oklahoma City didn’t strike me as a place that would make a particularly interesting subject of a 400-page “biography,” I probably wouldn’t be alone. Apologies to every Oklahoman: We’d all be wrong.

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Books. Cats. Life Is Good.

Behind every great writer there's a great cat—Willis, Crazy Alice, Tobimaru, Smucky, and Fred the Black Cat are just a few.  Writers and Their Cats presents 45 celebrated authors, their mewling muses, and the inspirational roles they play in the world of arts and letters—even if that means just being cute.

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"Do it all the way, because then possibilities are endless."

In The Hard Stuff, Wayne Kramer—guitarist and the leader of the legendary Detroit band, the MC5—offers his frank reflections on his mistakes, his misdeeds, his regrets, and the path out of the darkness.

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The Best Biographies and Memoirs of August

Before the fall behemoths hit the shelves, enjoy these lesser known—though no less rewarding—stories of underdog airplane racers, an unheralded Founding Father, an unlikely fight doctor, and more. And did you know your favorite gelatinous dessert came with a curse? Read on.

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The Best Nonfiction of the Month: Haiku Edition

In which we present
The best true tales of August
With bad poetry 

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Save the Whales. No, Really Save Them.

Some books about whales (and dolphins and porpoises), who could use a break.

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"Alexa, Make Me Cook Like a Celebrity Chef"

Need to liven up your dinner prep? Put yourself into the headspace of a celebrity chef with all the unfettered profanity, tattooed forearms, and uncompromising quest for culinary excellence. And you can do it hands-free!

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The Profound Mystery: Kristine McKenna on David Lynch and "Room to Dream"

The co-author of Lynch's fascinating blend of biography and memoir talks to us about the book, working the the unconventional director, and other Lynchian things.

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The Best Business Books of the Year So Far

Six months, twenty books, endless wisdom.

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The Truth about the Poisoning of Flint, Michigan

Author Anna Clark talks with us about the perfect storm that created the Flint water crisis - and how our communities likely face the same infrastructure problems that are buried beneath Flint.

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