Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood

. His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time, armed only with a keen sense of humor and a mother’s unconventional, unconditional love. Praise for born a Crime “A compelling new memoir. The stories collected here are by turns hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting.

Finally liberated by the end of south africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle. Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty.

1 new york times bestseller • the compelling, and comically sublime story of one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followednamed onE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Michiko Kakutani, inspiring, New York Times • USA Today • San Francisco Chronicle • NPR • Esquire • Newsday • Booklist Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth.

. Noah’s family, at life in South Africa under apartheid. Their fierce bond makes this story soar.

It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood Adapted for Young Readers

But he did exist--and from the beginning, the often-misbehaved Trevor used his keen smarts and humor to navigate a harsh life under a racist government. A new york times bestsellerthe host of the daily show, tells the story of growing up half black, Trevor Noah, half white in South Africa under and after apartheid in this young readers' adaptation of his bestselling adult memoir Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood.

Born a crime is soon to be a major motion picture starring oscar winner lupita nyong'o!trevor noah, the funny guy who hosts the daily show on comedy central, shares his remarkable story of growing up in South Africa with a black South African mother and a white European father at a time when it was against the law for a mixed-race child to exist.

This fascinating memoir blends drama, comedy, and tragedy to depict the day-to-day trials that turned a boy into a young man. In a country where racism barred blacks from social, and economic opportunity, Trevor surmounted staggering obstacles and created a promising future for himself, educational, thanks to his mom's unwavering love and indomitable will.

It's trevor noah: born a crime not only provides a fascinating and honest perspective on South Africa's racial history, but it will also astound and inspire young readers looking to improve their own lives. Through the foreign, the familiar, and the funny, Born a Crime is a piercing reminder that every mad life--even yours--could end up a masterpiece.

Jason reynolds, new york times bestselling author"His mother raised him with an imagination and showed that there were no barriers to whatever he wanted to be. Readers will find this journey through Noah's formative years humorous and exciting. Booklist"startling in its honesty, humor, and humility.


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The Last Black Unicorn

Tiffany can’t avoid being funny—it’s just who she is, whether she’s plotting shocking, jaw-dropping revenge on an ex-boyfriend or learning how to handle her newfound fame despite still having a broke person’s mind-set. New york times bestseller from stand-up comedian, tiffany haddish, comes the last Black Unicorn, hysterical, edgy, a sidesplitting, and breakout star of Girls Trip, and unflinching collection of extremely personal essays, actress, as fearless as the author herself.

Growing up in one of the poorest neighborhoods of South Central Los Angeles, Tiffany learned to survive by making people laugh. Or at least she could make enough money—as the paid school mascot and in-demand Bar Mitzvah hype woman—to get her hair and nails done, so then she might get a boyfriend. None of that worked and she’s still single, but it allowed Tiffany to imagine a place for herself where she could do something she loved for a living: comedy.

And now, she’s ready to inspire others through the power of laughter. By turns hilarious, the last black unicorn shows the world who Tiffany Haddish really is—humble, and brutally honest, down-to-earth, filthy, grateful, and funny as hell. If she could do that, the other foster kids she lived with wouldn’t beat her up, then her classmates would let her copy their homework, and she might even get a boyfriend.

Finally poised to become a household name, she recounts with heart and humor how she came from nothing and nowhere to achieve her dreams by owning, sharing, and using her pain to heal others.


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Warm, wise, and revelatory, becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same. In her memoir, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address.

Brand new in box. With unerring honesty and lively wit, both public and private, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms. The product ships with all relevant accessories. As first lady of the united states of america—the first african American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.

S. Along the way, crushed carpool Karaoke, she showed us a few dance moves, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare. An intimate, and inspiring memoir by the former first lady of the united states  #1 new york times bestseller • oprah’s book club pick • NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, powerful, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era.

And around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments.


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We're Going to Need More Wine: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True

Competition between women in Hollywood. We are real. In this moving collection of thought provoking essays infused with her unique wisdom and deep humor, feminism, color, gender, Union uses that same fearlessness to tell astonishingly personal and true stories about power, and fame. This is real. The product ships with all relevant accessories.

Throughout, and the power of sharing truth, laughter, and reminds us of the importance of confidence, self-awareness, she compels us to be ethical and empathetic, and support. Union tackles a range of experiences. In the wake of rape allegations made against director and actor Nate Parker, Union—a forty-four-year-old actress who launched her career with roles in iconic ’90s movies—instantly became the insightful, outspoken actress that Hollywood has been desperately awaiting.

Collection of essays. Genuine and perceptive, union bravely lays herself bare, uncovering a complex and courageous life of self-doubt and self-discovery with incredible poise and brutal honesty. Brand new in box. New york times bestsellernominated for the naacp image award for outstanding literary worknamed a Best Book of the Year by The RootChosen by Emma Straub as a Best New Celebrity Memoir“A book of essays as raw and honest as anyone has ever produced.

Lena dunham, hollywood, race, and roxane gay's bad feminist, lena dunham’s not That Kind of Girl, sexuality, beauty,  a powerful collection of essays about gender, Lenny LetterIn the spirit of Amy Poehler’s Yes Please, and what it means to be a modern woman. One month before the release of the highly anticipated film The Birth of a Nation, actress Gabrielle Union shook the world with a vulnerable and impassioned editorial in which she urged our society to have compassion for victims of sexual violence.




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Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

New york times and international bestseller named One of the Best Books of the Year by The Wall Street Journal, NPR, Audible and AmazonMore than 1. 5 million copies sold in elon musk: tesla, spacex, and the quest for a Fantastic Future, veteran technology journalist Ashlee Vance provides the first inside look into the extraordinary life and times of Silicon Valley's most audacious entrepreneur.

Competition between women in Hollywood. The power of sharing truth. Union tackles a range of experiences. Vance spent more than 30 hours in conversation with musk and interviewed close to 300 people to tell the tumultuous stories of Musk's world-changing companies: PayPal, SpaceX and SolarCity, Tesla Motors, and to characterize a man who has renewed American industry and sparked new levels of innovation while making plenty of enemies along the way.

Collection of essays. Written with exclusive access to musk, his family and friends, the book traces the entrepreneur's journey from a rough upbringing in South Africa to the pinnacle of the global business world. Brand new in box. More than any other entrepreneur today, Musk has dedicated his energies and his own vast fortune to inventing a future that is as rich and far-reaching as the visionaries of the golden age of science-fiction fantasy.

Vance uses musk's story to explore one of the pressing questions of our time: can the nation of inventors and creators which led the modern world for a century still compete in an age of fierce global competition? He argues that Musk--one of the most unusual and striking figures in American business history--is a contemporary amalgam of legendary inventors and industrialists like Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Howard Hughes, and Steve Jobs.

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Educated: A Memoir

The power of sharing truth. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. The product ships with all relevant accessories. Despite the singularity of tara westover’s childhood, the questions her book poses are universal: How much of ourselves should we give to those we love? And how much must we betray them to grow up?”—Vogue“Westover has somehow managed not only to capture her unsurpassably exceptional upbringing, but to make her current situation seem not so exceptional at all, and resonant for many others.

The new york times Book Review Brand new in box. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University.

Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home. Beautiful and propulsive. Competition between women in Hollywood. Union tackles a range of experiences. Collection of essays.


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The Underground Railroad Pulitzer Prize Winner National Book Award Winner Oprah's Book Club: A Novel

Forced to flee again, Cora embarks on a harrowing flight, state by state, seeking true freedom. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood—where even greater pain awaits. Doubleday. Cora and caesar’s first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven.

But the city’s placid surface masks an insidious scheme designed for its black denizens. As whitehead brilliantly re-creates the unique terrors for black people in the pre–Civil War era, his narrative seamlessly weaves the saga of America from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day.

The underground railroad is at once a kinetic adventure tale of one woman’s ferocious will to escape the horrors of bondage and a shattering, powerful meditation on the history we all share. Union tackles a range of experiences. In elon musk: tesla, spacex, and the quest for a fantastic future, veteran technology journalist Ashlee Vance provides the first inside look into the extraordinary life and times of Silicon Valley's most audacious entrepreneur.

Educated;tara westover;0399590501;9780399590504. Matters do not go as planned—Cora kills a young white boy who tries to capture her. Competition between women in Hollywood. And even worse: ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher, is close on their heels.


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Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel

She is black and her children’s father is White. When the children’s father is released from prison, Leonie packs her kids and a friend into her car and drives north to the heart of Mississippi and Parchman Farm, the State Penitentiary. At parchman, there is another thirteen-year-old boy, the ghost of a dead inmate who carries all of the ugly history of the South with him in his wandering.

He doesn’t lack in fathers to study, chief among them his Black grandfather, Pop. Competition between women in Hollywood. But there are other men who complicate his understanding: his absent White father, Given, Big Joseph, Michael, who is being released from prison; his absent White grandfather, who won’t acknowledge his existence; and the memories of his dead uncle, who died as a teenager.

In elon musk: tesla, spacex, and the quest for a fantastic future, veteran technology journalist Ashlee Vance provides the first inside look into the extraordinary life and times of Silicon Valley's most audacious entrepreneur. Educated;tara westover;0399590501;9780399590504. An intimate portrait of a family and an epic tale of hope and struggle, Sing journeys through Mississippi’s past and present, Unburied, Sing, examining the ugly truths at the heart of the American story and the power—and limitations—of family bonds.

She wants to be a better mother but can’t put her children above her own needs, especially her drug use. Jojo is thirteen years old and trying to understand what it means to be a man.


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The Tattooist of Auschwitz: A Novel

Risking his own life, he uses his privileged position to exchange jewels and money from murdered Jews for food to keep his fellow prisoners alive. One day in july 1942, prisoner 32407, lale, comforts a trembling young woman waiting in line to have the number 34902 tattooed onto her arm. Union tackles a range of experiences.

I would recommend it unreservedly to anyone, whether they’d read a hundred Holocaust stories or none. Graeme simsion, internationally-bestselling author of The Rosie ProjectIn April 1942, a Slovakian Jew, Lale Sokolov, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. The #1 international bestseller & new york times bestsellerthis beautiful, illuminating tale of hope and courage is based on interviews that were conducted with Holocaust survivor and Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist Ludwig Lale Sokolov—an unforgettable love story in the midst of atrocity.

The tattooist of auschwitz is an extraordinary document, a story about the extremes of human behavior existing side by side: calculated brutality alongside impulsive and selfless acts of love. Doubleday. Brand new in box. Competition between women in Hollywood. Collection of essays. In elon musk: tesla, and the quest for a fantastic future, SpaceX, veteran technology journalist Ashlee Vance provides the first inside look into the extraordinary life and times of Silicon Valley's most audacious entrepreneur.




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Outliers: The Story of Success

Union tackles a range of experiences. Along the way he explains the secrets of software billionaires, why Asians are good at math, what it takes to be a great soccer player, and what made the Beatles the greatest rock band. Competition between women in Hollywood. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, their family, their generation, their culture, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing.

Doubleday. Brilliant and entertaining, Outliers is a landmark work that will simultaneously delight and illuminate. Little Brown and Company. In elon musk: tesla, and the quest for a fantastic future, SpaceX, veteran technology journalist Ashlee Vance provides the first inside look into the extraordinary life and times of Silicon Valley's most audacious entrepreneur.

Educated;tara westover;0399590501;9780399590504. The power of sharing truth. Collection of essays. In this stunning new book, malcolm gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"--the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. The product ships with all relevant accessories.

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