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Summary: "'Journeys' captures the quintessential idea of the American dream. The individuals in this book are only a part of the brilliant mosaic of people who came to this country and made it what it is today. Read about the governor's grandfathers who dug ditches and cleaned sewers, laying the groundwork for a budding nation; how a future cabinet secretary crossed the ocean at age eleven on a cargo...

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Publisher / Publication Date: RosettaBooks 2018

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Sedaris, David

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Summary: David Sedaris sets his formidable powers of observation toward middle age and mortality. This is beach reading for people who detest beaches, required reading for those who loathe small talk, and also Sedaris' darkest and warmest book yet.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Audio 2018

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Ikpi, Bassey

Summary: In I'm Telling the Truth, but I'm Lying Bassey Bassey Ikpi explores her life--as a Nigerian-American immigrant, a black woman, a slam poet, a mother, a daughter, an artist--through the lens of her mental health and diagnosis of bipolar II and anxiety. Her remarkable memoir in essays implodes our preconceptions of the mind and normalcy as Bassey bares her own truths and lies for us all to behold...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Perennial 2019

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B IKPI IKP

McPhee, John

Summary: "The Patch is the seventh collection of essays by the nonfiction master John McPhee, all of them published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. It is divided into two parts. The first, 'The Sporting Scene,' offers previously uncollected pieces on fishing, football, golf and lacrosse, among other topics. They range from fly-casting for chain pickerel in the fall in New Hampshire to walking the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 080 MCP

Han, Han

Summary: Han Han is the most influential (and provocative) young person in China, equally beloved and reviled for the satirical wit with which he takes on everyone from corrupt politicians to ludicrous protesters. In this collection of essays, he tackles everything from Internet culture in a country that censors the Internet to his own escapades driving around with fake police IDs and a megaphone, and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 890 HAN

Krakauer, Jon

Summary: "The gripping articles collected in Classic Krakauer--originally published in magazines such as The New Yorker, Outside, and Smithsonian--show why he is considered a standard-bearer of modern journalism. Spanning an extraordinary range of subjects and locations, these pieces take us from a horrifying avalanche on Mount Everest to a volcano poised to obliterate a big chunk of Seattle; from a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC 2019

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Boucher, Lisa

Summary: Presents a discussion of addiction as experienced by women, and the difficult road to recovery. Features essays from mothers, daughters, health professionals, and young women who share their stories of why they drank, how they stopped, and the joys and rewards of being present in their lives once they kicked alcohol to the curb.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: She Writes Press 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.2 BOU

Ehrenreich, Barbara

Summary: A collection of articles and excerpts from Barbara Ehrenreich's long-ranging career that highlight her social consciousness and wry wit.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Twelve, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing 2020

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1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

Franzen, Jonathan

Summary: In this collection of essays and speeches written mostly in the past five years, Franzen explores his complex relationship with his uncle, recounts his young adulthood in New York, and offers an illuminating look at the global seabird crisis. Taken together, these essays trace the progress of a unique and mature mind wrestling with itself, with literature, and with some of the most important...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 814 FRA

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 FRA

Hitchens, Christopher

Summary: "This collection of essays brings together some of the finest pieces Hitchens published over the last two decades for the first time in one book, addressing with characteristic wit and erudition the subjects he is best known for, including: the case against God, faith and religious observance; the case for intervention in Iraq; indictments of towering political figures like Bill and Hillary...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2015

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Le Guin, Ursula K.

Summary: "From acclaimed author Ursula K. Le Guin, a collection of thoughts--always adroit, often acerbic--on aging, belief, the state of literature, and the state of the nation"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2017

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 814.54 LEG

Cole, Teju

Summary: "With this collection of more than fifty pieces on politics, photography, travel, history, and literature, Teju Cole solidifies his place as one of today's most powerful and original voices. On page after page, deploying prose dense with beauty and ideas, he finds fresh and potent ways to interpret art, people, and historical moments, taking in subjects from Virginia Woolf, Shakespeare, and W....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 824 COL

Khakpour, Porochista

Summary: "Brown Album is a stirring collection of essays, at times humorous and at times profound, drawn from more than a decade of Khakpour's work. Altogether, it reveals the tolls that immigrant life in this country can take on a person and the joys that life can give."--Provided by publisher.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC 2020

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Schulz, Timothy J.

Summary: The Habits of Trout is a collection of essays about fishing for the things in life that are hard to catch, hard to hold, and—ultimately—hard to let to. Trout, Tim Schulz reminds us in this book, are but one of those things. Through his clear-headed, big-hearted, smart, funny, honest and fresh stories, Schulz shows us that in life in general—and trout fishing in particular—we sometimes need to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: UPTROUT Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 799.1 SCH

Summary: The essays approach Michigan at the atomic level. This is a place where weather patterns and ecology matter. Farmers, miners, shippers, and loggers have built (or lost) their livelihood on Michigan's nature-what could and could not be made out of our elements. From freshwater lakes that have shaped the ground beneath our feet to the industrial ebb and flow of iron ore and wind power-ours is a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814.6 ELE

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814.6 Oom

Crucet, Jennine Capó

Summary: "In this sharp and candid collection of essays, critically acclaimed writer and first-generation American Jennine Capó Crucet explores the condition of finding herself a stranger in the country where she was born. Raised in Miami and the daughter of Cuban refugees, Crucet examines the political and personal contours of American identity and the physical places where those contours find...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Picador/St. Martin's Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CRUCET, JENNINE CAPO CRU

James, Evan

Summary: "From the award-winning essayist and author of the novel Cheer Up, Mr. Widdicombe comes a moving and unforgettable essay collection about his travels around the globe as he reflects on the power and complexity of human relationships. From the award-winning essay "Lover's Theme," in which Evan James explores the life of a drag queen in San Francisco, to his poignant story of coming out in "One...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Paperback an imprint of Simon & Schuster 2020

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Jamison, Leslie

Summary: "With the virtuosic synthesis of memoir, criticism, and journalism for which Leslie Jamison has been so widely acclaimed, the fourteen essays in Make It Scream, Make It Burn explore the oceanic depths of longing and the reverberations of obsession. Among Jamison's subjects are 52 Blue, deemed "the loneliest whale in the world"; the eerie past-life memories of children; the devoted citizens of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2019

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 814 JAM

Rather, Dan

Summary: "In a collection of original essays, the venerated television journalist, Dan Rather, celebrates our shared values and what matters most in our great country, and shows us what patriotism looks like. Writing about the institutions that sustain us, such as public libraries, public schools, and national parks; the values that have transformed us, such as the struggle for civil rights; and the...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2018

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Summary: Collects articles, interviews, poems, and stories on romance, friendship, and self-care from the online magazine.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 305 ROO

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi

Summary: In this essay -- adapted from her TEDx talk of the same name -- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, award-winning author of Americanah, offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century, one rooted in inclusion and awareness. Drawing extensively on her own experiences and her understanding of the often masked realities of sexual politics, here is one remarkable author's...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Books 2015

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Brown, Semaj

Summary: In her own words, Semaj Brown ‘is a poet for suffocated voices.’ Not only does Bleeding Fire! Tap the Eternal Spring of Regenerative Light open our veins on the page to resuscitate us all from a sweep of history that is searing and damning but she shakes all the boundaries of what we mistake for reality.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Broadside Lotus Press and Health Collectors LLC 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 811 BRO

Slate, Jenny

Summary: "To see the world through Jenny Slate's eyes is to see it as though for the first time, shimmering with strangeness and possibility. As she will remind you, we live on an ancient ball that rotates around a bigger ball made up of lights and gasses that are science gasses, not farts (don't be immature). Heartbreak, confusion, and misogyny stalk this blue-green sphere, yes, but it is also a place...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 SLA

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: 921 SLA

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SLATE, JENNY SLA

Tumarkin, Maria M.

Summary: "How to speak of the searing, unpindownable power that the past-ours, our family's, our culture's-wields in the present? Drawing on nine years of research, Axiomatic explores the ways we understand the traumas we inherit and the systems that sustain them. In five sections-each one built on an axiom about how the past affects the present-Tumarkin weaves together true and intimate stories of a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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