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as published by The New York Times. Updated weekly: January 22, 2017
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HILLBILLY ELEGY
By Vance, J. D.
A Yale Law School graduate looks at the struggles of America's white working class through his own childhood in the Rust Belt.

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PRINCESS DIARIST
By Fisher, Carrie
Recollections of life on the set of the first Star Wars movie by the actress and writer, who died in December.

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KILLING THE RISING SUN
By O'Reilly, Bill and Dugard, Martin
The host of “The O’Reilly Factor” recounts the final years of World War II.

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THE MAGNOLIA STORY
By Gaines, Chip and Gaines, Joanna with Dagostino, Mark
The lives of the couple who star in the HGTV show “Fixer Upper.”

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THE UNDOING PROJECT
By Lewis, Michael
How the psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky upended assumptions about the decision-making process and invented the field of behavioral economics.

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THE LOST CITY OF THE MONKEY GOD
By Douglas, Preston J
A frightening search for a lost civilization in the Honduran rain forest.

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THE BOOK OF JOY
By Lama, Dalai and Tutu, Desmond
A discussion between two spiritual leaders about how to find joy in the face of suffering.

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WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR
By Kalanithi, Paul
A memoir by a physician who received a diagnosis of Stage IV lung cancer at the age of 36.

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SETTLE FOR MORE
By Kelly, Megyn
The anchor of Fox News’s “The Kelly File” discusses her upbringing, why she left a successful career as a lawyer, the value of hard work, and the personal and professional challenges she has faced.

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THE CASE AGAINST SUGAR
By Taubes, Gary
A science writer warns of sugar’s dangers.

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THANK YOU FOR BEING LATE
By Friedman, Thomas L.
How the accelerating pace of technology, globalization and climate change are reshaping the world, and what we can do about it.

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TALKING AS FAST AS I CAN
By Graham, Lauren
Essays by the star of “The Gilmore Girls” (both the original and the mini-series) and “Parenthood.”

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BORN A CRIME
By Noah, Trevor
A memoir about growing up in South Africa by the comedian, now the host of “The Daily Show,” whose birth was the result of an illegal (under apartheid) relationship between a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother.

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HAMILTON: THE REVOLUTION
By Miranda, Lin-Manuel and McCarter, Jeremy
The libretto of the Grammy- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, annotated by its creator, along with backstage photos, a production history and interviews with the cast.

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THE TELOMERE EFFECT
By Blackburn, Elizabeth
Protecting genetic structures called telomeres through diet and lifestyle changes in order to increase health and combat aging.

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THE GIRL WITH THE LOWER BACK TATTOO
By Schumer, Amy
Humorous personal essays by the comedian, actor and writer.

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BORN TO RUN
By Springsteen, Bruce
The singer-songwriter’s autobiography.

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