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Jade's Reviews

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

A lawyer and social justice advocate, Stevenson paints a devastating picture of the American criminal justice system and the racial biases that permeate it. Drawing on his experiences as a black man in America and those of his many clients, Stevenson beseeches his readers to try and better understand our fellow humans, and to just show some mercy. - Jade

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ISBN: 9780812984965
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - August 18th, 2015

The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner

This author’s quest for happiness takes him across the globe. Everywhere he goes, Weiner poses the same questions to the natives: “are you happy?” Despite being a self-declared grump, Weiner’s narrative is witty and fun and he delves into some fascinating cultural analyses. A great read for anyone in need of a good laugh. - Jade

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ISBN: 9780446698894
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Published: Twelve - January 5th, 2009

The Daily Show (The Book) by Jon Stewart

A nostalgic look back, this book showcases some of the show’s most memorable moments and reveals behind-the-scenes secrets that you didn’t know you needed to hear. If you miss seeing Jon Stewart’s charming smirk on your television every evening, then this book is for you! - Jade

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ISBN: 9781455565368
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 10th, 2017

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

When Bryson and his bumbling friend set out to hike the Appalachian Trail, they are plagued by misfortune from the very start. Ill prepared and out of shape, the two hikers drag themselves along the trail, with many humorous encounters along the way. Interesting history about the trail is interspersed with amusing misadventures, making for a thoroughly enjoyable read. - Jade

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ISBN: 9780767902526
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Published: Broadway Books - May 4th, 1999

Fire on the Track by Roseanne Montillo

In 1928, women were permitted to participate at the Olympics in track and field for the first time. This book recounts the careers of the women who were there and those who followed in their footsteps. These women overcame immense physical, mental, and social obstacles to pursue a sport they loved. It’s a fascinating and rarely told part of history. - Jade

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ISBN: 9781101906156
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Published: Crown - October 17th, 2017

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Encyclopedia by Nancy Holder and Lisa Clancy

As I perused the pages—which are packed with pictures, slayer vocabulary, and tons of Buffy trivia—I was transported back to the summer I spent binge-watching Buffy in my bedroom. Even if you think you already know everything there is to know about the Buffyverse, this tome, a true treasure for any Buffy fan, will put your knowledge to the test. - Jade

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ISBN: 9780062659668
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Published: Harper Design - October 3rd, 2017

What I Found in a Thousand Towns by Dar Williams

Singer-songwriter Dar Williams tackles the sensitive issue of rampant gentrification in the United States in her new book. Using the knowledge she has acquired over her many years touring the country and her experiences in her own community, Williams offers strategies for building a happy, healthy town. She takes the reader all over the country, telling stories from cities that have made strides toward reducing gentrification and detailing the different ways that they are doing so. - Jade

David Sedaris Diaries: A Visual Compendium

I’ve only seen a glimpse of this new collection of Sedaris’s work, but it looks like we’re all in for a treat. The author’s trademark wit and dark, self-deprecating humor are paired with photos and original artwork by Sedaris himself. This big compendium gives the reader a full, three-dimensional experience and is perhaps the closest any of us will ever get to being inside David Sedaris’s head. - Jade

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ISBN: 9780316431712
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - October 10th, 2017

An Odyssey by Daniel Mendelsohn

When the author’s 80-year-old father decided to sit in on his college course on The Odyssey, he wasn’t prepared for how impactful the experience would be for the both of them. Poignant family memories, interwoven with a scholarly analysis of The Odyssey, make for a book that is part college lecture and part autobiography. The result is a truly lovely and unique father–son story. - Jade

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ISBN: 9780385350594
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Published: Knopf - September 12th, 2017

Death in the Air by Kate Winkler Dawson

In the winter of 1952 in London, 12,000 people succumbed to a thick and deadly smog. That death statistic would remain hidden for decades. Meanwhile, an unlikely killer picked off vulnerable women. He lured them into his home before murdering them and hiding them in the walls. Both killers have had a lasting influence on society and have led to changes in environmental laws and criminal justice. An eerie and interesting read. - Jade

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ISBN: 9780316506861
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Published: Hachette Books - October 17th, 2017

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