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Peril

Peril

Bob Woodward & Robert CostaSeptember 21, 2021$14.99

The transition from President Donald J. Trump to President Joseph R. Biden Jr. stands as one of the most dangerous periods in American history. But as...

Memories of a Catholic Girlhood

Memories of a Catholic Girlhood

Mary McCarthyOctober 15, 2013$1.99

Tracing her moral struggles to the day she accidentally took a sip of water before her Communion—a mortal sin—Mary McCarthy gives us eight funny a...

Can't Hurt Me

Can't Hurt Me

David GogginsNovember 15, 2018$9.99

New York Times Bestseller Over 3 million copies sold For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare - poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his...

The Contrarian

The Contrarian

Max ChafkinSeptember 21, 2021$14.99

A biography of venture capitalist and entrepreneur Peter Thiel, the enigmatic, controversial, and hugely influential power broker who sits at the dyna...

Yours Cruelly, Elvira

Yours Cruelly, Elvira

Cassandra PetersonSeptember 21, 2021$14.99

The woman behind the icon known as Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, the undisputed Queen of Halloween, reveals her full story, filled with intimate bombs...

The Woodward Trilogy

The Woodward Trilogy

Bob Woodward & Robert CostaSeptember 21, 2021$42.99

Discover the inside story of life inside President Trump’s White House as only #1 internationally bestselling author Bob Woodward can tell it with t...

The Speckled Beauty

The Speckled Beauty

Rick BraggSeptember 21, 2021$12.99

From the best-selling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of All Over but the Shoutin' , the warm hearted and hilarious story of how his life was transform...

Greenlights

Greenlights

Matthew McConaugheyOctober 20, 2020$13.99

#1  NEW YORK TIMES  BESTSELLER • Over one million copies sold! From the Academy Award®–winning actor, an unconventional memoir fil...

The Professor and the Madman

The Professor and the Madman

Simon WinchesterOctober 13, 2009$1.99

A New York Times Notable Book   The Professor and the Madman is an extraordinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of t...

You Got Anything Stronger?

You Got Anything Stronger?

Gabrielle UnionSeptember 14, 2021$14.99

“Funny, tender, and so good.” —Mindy Kaling, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Why Not Me? Remember when we hit it off so w...

J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien

Humphrey CarpenterMarch 4, 2014$2.99

The authorized biography of the creator of Middle-earth. In the decades since his death in September 1973, millions have read THE HOBBIT, THE LORD OF ...

Rage

Rage

Bob WoodwardSeptember 15, 2020$11.99

Rage is an unprecedented and intimate tour de force of new reporting on the Trump presidency facing a global pandemic, economic disaster and racial un...

Untamed

Untamed

Glennon DoyleMarch 10, 2020$14.99

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Over two million copies sold! “Packed with incredible insight about what it means to be a woman today.”—Reese W...

Unlost

Unlost

Gail MullerSeptember 7, 2021$0.99

Gail Muller was told she’d be in a wheelchair by the age of forty. At forty-one she set out to hike one of the world’s toughest treks, The Appalac...

Where Tomorrows Aren't Promised

Where Tomorrows Aren't Promised

Carmelo AnthonySeptember 14, 2021$14.99

From iconic NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony comes a raw and inspirational memoir about growing up in the housing projects of Red Hook and Baltimore—a b...

Titan

Titan

Ron ChernowSeptember 7, 1999$12.99

National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist   From the acclaimed, award-winning author of Alexander Hamilton : here is the essential, endlessly e...

Educated

Educated

Tara WestoverFebruary 20, 2018$12.99

#1 NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, AND BOSTON GLOBE BESTSELLER • One of the most acclaimed books of our time: an unforgettable memoir abou...

Born a Crime

Born a Crime

Trevor NoahNovember 15, 2016$9.99

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • More than one million copies sold! A “brilliant” (Lupita Nyong’o, Time ), “poignant” ( Entertainment W...

To Selena, with Love

To Selena, with Love

Chris PerezMarch 6, 2012$9.99

Chris Perez tells the story of his relationship with music superstar Selena in this heartfelt tribute. One of the most compelling and adored superstar...

Beautiful Country

Beautiful Country

Qian Julie WangSeptember 7, 2021$14.99

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • A TODAY SHOW #READWITHJENNA BOOK CLUB PICK! An incandescent memoir from an astonishing new talent, Beautif...

The Storyteller

The Storyteller

Dave GrohlOctober 5, 2021$14.99

So, I've written a book. Having entertained the idea for years, and even offered a few questionable opportunities ("It's a piece of cake! Just do 4 ho...

Unbound

Unbound

Tarana BurkeSeptember 14, 2021$14.99

"Searing. Powerful. Needed." —Oprah “Sometimes a single story can change the world. Unbound is one of those stories. Tarana’s words are a testim...

El fiscal de hierro. Memorias

El fiscal de hierro. Memorias

Javier Coello TrejoSeptember 14, 2021$10.99

Fue el hombre que encarceló a secretarios de Estado, se encargó de la aprehensión de la Quina —el líder petrolero más poderoso de finales del s...

Becoming

Becoming

Michelle ObamaNovember 13, 2018$12.99

An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States   #1  NEW YORK TIMES  BESTSELLER • WATCH TH...

Into the Wild

Into the Wild

Jon KrakauerJanuary 13, 1996$12.99

Krakauer’s page-turning bestseller explores a famed missing person mystery while unraveling the larger riddles it holds: the profound pull of the Am...

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

Lori GottliebApril 2, 2019$12.99

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! Now being developed as a television series with Eva Longoria and ABC! “Rarely have I read a book that challenged ...

Crying in H Mart

Crying in H Mart

Michelle ZaunerApril 20, 2021$13.99

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • A Best Book of 2021: Entertainment Weekly, Good Morning America, Wall Street Journal, and more From the indie...

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Maya AngelouJanuary 12, 1970$6.99

Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely...

Alpha

Alpha

David PhilippsAugust 24, 2021$14.99

An epic account of the Navy SEALs of Alpha platoon, the startling accusations against their chief, Eddie Gallagher, and the courtroom battle that expo...

Smarter Not Harder

Smarter Not Harder

David SearsSeptember 21, 2021$9.99

From US Navy SEAL Commander (ret.) David Sears comes Smarter Not Harder , the ultimate guide to reframing thinking, navigating complexity, and excelli...

We're Going to Need More Wine

We're Going to Need More Wine

Gabrielle UnionOctober 17, 2017$8.99

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work Named a Best Book of the Year by The Root Chosen by Emma S...

The Reckoning

The Reckoning

Mary L. TrumpAugust 17, 2021$14.99

The instant New York Times and USA Today bestseller America is suffering from PTSD— The Reckoning diagnoses its core causes and helps us begin the h...

Take Back Your Time

Take Back Your Time

Christy WrightSeptember 14, 2021$9.99

It's not about doing more. IT'S ABOUT DOING  WHAT MATTERS. As a busy mom with three young kids and a career, #1 national bestselling author Chris...

The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle

Jeannette WallsDecember 15, 2006$12.99

MORE THAN EIGHT YEARS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST The extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, “nothing short of spectacular” ( Entertainment Weekl...

The Code Breaker

The Code Breaker

Walter IsaacsonMarch 9, 2021$16.99

The bestselling author of Leonardo da Vinci and Steve Jobs returns with a gripping account of how Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna and her colleague...

A Woman of No Importance

A Woman of No Importance

Sonia PurnellApril 9, 2019$12.99

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Chosen as a BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR by NPR , the New York Public Library, Amazon, the Seattle Times , the Washington Indepen...

Empire of Pain

Empire of Pain

Patrick Radden KeefeApril 13, 2021$15.99

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • A grand, devastating portrait of three generations of the Sackler family, famed for their philanthropy, whose fortune w...

Too Much and Never Enough

Too Much and Never Enough

Mary L. TrumpJuly 14, 2020$14.99

In this revelatory, authoritative portrait of Donald J. Trump and the toxic family that made him, Mary L. Trump, a trained clinical psychologist and D...

The Mission, The Men, and Me

The Mission, The Men, and Me

Pete BlaberDecember 2, 2008$1.99

“A book about the complexities of combat that's just as applicable for dealing with the complexities of business and our personal lives.”—Kevin ...

A Thousand Days in Venice

A Thousand Days in Venice

Marlena de BlasiJune 11, 2013$1.99

An American chef meets the love of her life among the beautiful canals and exquisite cuisine of Venice—“better than a romance novel, it’s the re...

Unbroken

Unbroken

Laura HillenbrandNovember 16, 2010$9.99

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE •  Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for au...

Wild Bill

Wild Bill

Tom ClavinFebruary 5, 2019$2.99

The definitive true story of Wild Bill, the first lawman of the Wild West, by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dodge City . In July 1865, "...

Grant's Final Victory

Grant's Final Victory

Charles Bracelen FloodOctober 11, 2011$1.99

“A moving and illuminating portrait of Ulysses Grant’s grace as the dying general faced possible ruin.”—Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize-winning au...

Bringing Down the House

Bringing Down the House

Ben MezrichDecember 2, 2002$1.99

The #1 national bestseller, now a major motion picture, 21 —the amazing inside story about a gambling ring of M.I.T. students who beat the system in...

Where Men Win Glory

Where Men Win Glory

Jon KrakauerSeptember 15, 2009$12.99

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A "gripping book about this extraordinary man who lived passionately and died unnecessarily" ( USA Today ) in post-9/11 Afghan...

Between Two Kingdoms

Between Two Kingdoms

Suleika JaouadFebruary 9, 2021$12.99

NEW YORK TIMES  BESTSELLER • A searing, deeply moving memoir of illness and recovery that traces one young woman’s journey from diagnosis to ...

The Rainbow Comes and Goes

The Rainbow Comes and Goes

Anderson Cooper & Gloria VanderbiltJanuary 31, 2017$10.99

#1 New York Times Bestseller A touching and intimate correspondence between Anderson Cooper and his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, offering time...

Free as a Jew: A Personal Memoir of National Self-Liberation

Free as a Jew: A Personal Memoir of National Self-Liberation

Ruth R. WisseSeptember 21, 2021$9.99

...only to recognize that it could be moving back in the opposite direction. First came parents with the good sense to flee Europe in 1940 and the goo...

E.R. Nurses

E.R. Nurses

James Patterson, Matt Eversmann & Chris MooneyOctober 11, 2021$14.99

James Patterson and Matt Eversmann, #1 bestselling coauthors of Walk in My Combat Boots, powerfully present the medical frontline heroes who work to s...

Out of the Pocket

Out of the Pocket

Kirk HerbstreitAugust 17, 2021$14.99

NATIONAL BESTSELLER A powerfully intimate, plain-spoken memoir about fathers and sons, fortitude, and football from the face and voice of college foot...

High Achiever

High Achiever

Tiffany JenkinsJune 18, 2019$3.99

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • An up-close portrait of the mind of an addict and a life unraveled by narcotics—a memoir of captivating urgency and surprisi...

Yearbook

Yearbook

Seth RogenMay 11, 2021$14.99

#2 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER* • “Rogen’s candid collection of sidesplitting essays . . . thrives at both explaining and encapsulating a generati...

Papi

Papi

David Ortiz & Michael HolleyMay 16, 2017$15.99

The Red Sox Hall of Famer and World Series MVP tells the story of his life and career in a sports memoir that “lives up to its ‘no-holds-barred’...

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

Walter IsaacsonOctober 24, 2011$16.99

Walter Isaacson’s “enthralling” ( The New Yorker ) worldwide bestselling biography of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs. Based on more than forty inter...

Minor Feelings

Minor Feelings

Cathy Park HongFebruary 25, 2020$13.99

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER • ONE OF TIME ’S 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEO...

Between the World and Me

Between the World and Me

Ta-Nehisi CoatesJuly 14, 2015$9.99

#1  NEW YORK TIMES  BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • NAMED ONE OF  TIME ’S TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE DECADE ...

Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson and the Opening of the American West

Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson and the Opening of the American West

Stephen E. AmbroseOctober 12, 2020$9.99

From the New York Times bestselling author of Band of Brothers and D-Day, the definitive book on Lewis and Clark’s exploration of the Louisiana Purc...

House of Darkness House of Light

House of Darkness House of Light

Andrea PerronMarch 8, 2011$3.99

Roger and Carolyn Perron purchased the home of their dreams and eventual nightmares in December of 1970. The Arnold Estate, located just beyond the vi...

Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter

Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter

50 CentApril 28, 2020$11.99

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER For the first time, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson opens up about his amazing comeback—from tragic personal loss to thriving...

Open Book

Open Book

Jessica SimpsonFebruary 4, 2020$11.99

The #1 New York Times Bestseller Jessica reveals for the first time her inner monologue and most intimate struggles. Guided by the journals she's kept...

A Stolen Life

A Stolen Life

Jaycee DugardJuly 12, 2011$12.99

In the summer of 1991 I was a normal kid. I did normal things. I had friends and a mother who loved me. I was just like you. Until the day my life was...

44 Chapters About 4 Men

44 Chapters About 4 Men

BB EastonNovember 19, 2019$7.99

One woman's secret journal completely changes her marriage in this hilarious and biting memoir — the inspiration for the Netflix Original Series SEX...

Night

Night

Elie Wiesel & Marion WieselFebruary 7, 2012$11.99

A New Translation From The French By Marion Wiesel Night is Elie Wiesel's masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical accoun...

Ordinary Heroes

Ordinary Heroes

Joseph PfeiferSeptember 7, 2021$14.99

New York Times Bestseller From the first FDNY chief to respond to the 9/11 attacks, an intimate memoir and a tribute to those who died that others mig...

Forever Young

Forever Young

Hayley MillsSeptember 7, 2021$14.99

Iconic actress Hayley Mills shares personal memories from her storied childhood, growing up in a famous acting family and becoming a Disney child star...

Tuesdays with Morrie

Tuesdays with Morrie

Mitch AlbomAugust 18, 1997$12.99

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A special 20th anniversary edition of the beloved book that changed millions of lives—with a new afterword by the a...

The Fifth Vital

The Fifth Vital

Mike Majlak & Riley J. FordMay 5, 2020$9.99

Mike Majlak was a seventeen-year-old from a loving, middle-class family in Milford, Connecticut, when he got caught up in the opioid epidemic that swe...

I Guarantee It

I Guarantee It

George ZimmerSeptember 21, 2021$12.99

America knew George Zimmer for one of the most famous slogans in television advertising history: “I guarantee it.” Zimmer rode his promise to lead...

Becoming Bulletproof

Becoming Bulletproof

Evy PoumpourasApril 21, 2020$12.99

Former Secret Service agent and star of Bravo’s Spy Games Evy Poumpouras shares lessons learned from protecting presidents, as well insights and ski...

The Isis Papers

The Isis Papers

Dr. Frances Cress WelsingNovember 19, 2019$6.99

During the course of the struggle of African people against European racism, brutality and domination, many innovative thinkers have risen from our ra...

Everything Happens for a Reason

Everything Happens for a Reason

Kate BowlerFebruary 6, 2018$12.99

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A meditation on sense-making when there’s no sense to be made, on letting go when we can’t hold on, and on b...

Decoded

Decoded

JAY-ZNovember 16, 2010$9.99

Decoded is a book like no other: a collection of lyrics and their meanings that together tell the story of a culture, an art form, a moment in history...

No Easy Day

No Easy Day

Mark Owen & Kevin MaurerSeptember 4, 2012$7.99

The #1 New York Times bestselling first-person account of the planning and execution of the Bin Laden raid from a Navy SEAL who confronted the terrori...

When Breath Becomes Air

When Breath Becomes Air

Paul KalanithiJanuary 12, 2016$9.99

#1  NEW YORK TIMES  BESTSELLER • PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • T his inspiring, exquisitely observed memoir finds hope and beauty in the fac...

The Diary of Anne Frank (The Definitive Edition)

The Diary of Anne Frank (The Definitive Edition)

Anne FrankFebruary 1, 2018$0.99

Among the most powerful accounts of the Nazi occupation, "The Diary of Anne Frank" chronicles the life of Anne Frank, a thirteen-year old girl fleeing...

Finding Freedom

Finding Freedom

Erin FrenchApril 6, 2021$14.99

** New York Times Bestseller** From Erin French, owner of the critically acclaimed The Lost Kitchen, a TIME world dining destination, a life-affirming...

Twisted Business

Twisted Business

Jay Jay FrenchSeptember 21, 2021$12.99

The founder, guitarist, and manager of the world-famous heavy metal band Twisted Sister—delivers his “bizoir”: part memoir and part business pri...

Shoe Dog

Shoe Dog

Phil KnightApril 26, 2016$14.99

In this instant and tenacious New York Times bestseller, Nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight “offers a rare and revealing look at the notori...

The Last Punisher

The Last Punisher

Kevin LaczJuly 12, 2016$13.99

“One of the very best books to come out of the war in Iraq,” (Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, bestselling author of On Killing ), The Last Punisher is a g...

Rich As F*ck

Rich As F*ck

Amanda FrancesDecember 18, 2020$6.99

READY FOR MORE MONEY THAN YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH? For too long, the subject of money has been shrouded in fear, secrecy, and anxiety. It's time to l...

The Red Bandanna

The Red Bandanna

Tom RinaldiSeptember 6, 2016$12.99

A New York Times bestseller What would you do in the last hour of your life?   The story of Welles Crowther, whose actions on ...

The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober

The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober

Catherine GrayDecember 28, 2017$6.99

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER ''Not remotely preachy'' - The Times ''Jaunty, shrewd and convincing'' - Sunday Telegraph ''Admirably honest, light, bubbl...

Pablo Escobar: My Father

Pablo Escobar: My Father

Juan Pablo Escobar & Andrea RosenbergAugust 30, 2016$1.99

THE POPULAR SERIES NARCOS CAPTURES ONLY HALF THE TRUTH. HERE, AT LAST, IS THE FULL STORY. THE INTERNATIONAL BEST SELLER! Until now, we believed that e...

My Ticket to Ride

My Ticket to Ride

Janice MitchellAugust 27, 2021$9.99

A true-adventure, coming-of-age tale set in the exhilarating first wave of Beatlemania … It’s 1964, and 16-year-old Janice is struggling in a grim...

Up All Night

Up All Night

Rhonda ShearNovember 7, 2017$6.99

Nothing screams sexy like sheer—well, Rhonda Shear, consummate late-night hostess of USA:Up All Night . But she's more than just a pretty voice on y...

Soulmates

Soulmates

Jess StearnSeptember 1, 1985$5.99

Unlimited, unconditional, unending love.  Is it fantasy or reality? In this extraordinary and fascinating book, bestselling author Jess Stearn re...

The Restless Wave

The Restless Wave

John McCain & Mark SalterMay 22, 2018$13.99

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “History matters to McCain, and for him America is and was about its promise. The book is his farewell address, a mixtu...

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

Walter IsaacsonOctober 28, 2011$8.99

La biografía definitiva de Steve Jobs, el fundador de Apple, escrita con su colaboración. La muerte de Steve Jobs ha conmocionado al mundo. Tras ent...

The Life of Andrew Jackson

The Life of Andrew Jackson

Robert V. ReminiSeptember 13, 2011$13.99

Robert V. Remini's prize-winning, three-volume biography Life of Andrew Jackson won the National Book Award on its completion in 1984 and is recognize...

Straight to Hell

Straight to Hell

John LeFevreJuly 14, 2015$10.99

The hilarious New York Times bestseller “sharply observes the lives of globe-trotting, overindulging investment bankers” ( Entertainment Weekly )....

CinderGirl

CinderGirl

Christina MeredithMarch 5, 2019$9.99

CinderGirl is the riveting story of one young woman's determination to overcome abuse and hardship in order to help others find hope in their own...

Escaping the Delta

Escaping the Delta

Elijah WaldApril 24, 2012$10.99

The life of blues legend Robert Johnson becomes the centerpiece for this innovative look at what many consider to be America's deepest and most influe...

Letters to a Young Therapist

Letters to a Young Therapist

Mary PipherFebruary 9, 2016$13.99

Mary Pipher's groundbreaking investigation of America's "girl-poisoning culture," Reviving Ophelia , has sold nearly two million copies and establishe...

Mistakes Were Made (Some in French)

Mistakes Were Made (Some in French)

Fiona LewisMay 2, 2017$12.99

Mistakes Were Made  is a revealing memoir and unexpected love story from model and actress Fiona Lewis about her journey to self-acceptance as sh...

My Queer War

My Queer War

James LordApril 27, 2010$11.99

A powerful story of sexual awakening during the Second World War from the noted memorist and critic. In My Queer War , James Lord tells the story of a...

Grant's Tomb

Grant's Tomb

Louis L. PiconeFebruary 16, 2021$16.99

The moving story of Ulysses S. Grant's final battle, and the definitive account of the national memorial honoring him as one of America's most endurin...

Contending for Our All

Contending for Our All

John PiperJanuary 31, 2006$9.99

Athanasius. John Owen. J. Gresham Machen. Each of these men stood for the truth of God’s Word in the face of opposition—all out of a deep love for...

Saddam's Secrets

Saddam's Secrets

Georges Hormuz SadaAugust 24, 2009$10.99

Georges Sada was one of Saddam's top generals and foremost military advisors. A truth-teller in a government that made the truth dangerous. A devout C...

Getting to Ellen

Getting to Ellen

Ellen KrugJanuary 31, 2013$9.99

What is the price of living an authentic life? Ellen Krug knows. "Getting to Ellen" details the "gender journey" taken by Ellen Krug, a woman born int...

There Is More To The Story

There Is More To The Story

Mistress TDecember 12, 2018$9.99

You think you’re worthy of reading this book? Don’t make me laugh. This book isn’t for your gratification. It’s not going to point out all the...