Jon Foro
Jon Foro
Jon has spent over 25 years in the book business--and over 16 years at—buying, selling, and writing about books. He enjoys narrative nonfiction, literary fiction, and adventure and nature writing, especially books about bears.

Recent posts by Jon


Keep Calm and Purr On

Meet Fletcher Pickles, Daryl Hall, and the rest of the Distillery Cats, a collection of 30 of the best mousers keeping breweries, bars, and wineries free of vermin in the cutest possible way.

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Best Books of the Month: Nonfiction

Including the story behind a bizarre, (almost) inexplicable heist, the ghosts of the United States' grandest mansion, and the dirty secrets at the bottom of that big bucket of chicken.

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The Best Nonfiction of August

A few of our favorite true stories of the month, including a brotherly tale of race horses and drug money, and scandalous, high-society "affair" in the City of Lights involving Nazis and a 40-billion-dollar fortune.

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A TEOTWAWKI State of Mind

Is it the end of the world as we know it? If all the news is getting you down, here's a list of all the other ways the world might end. Do you feel fine?

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Inside North Korea, Last Week's Looming Threat

Like the internet says, life comes at you fast. The Hermit Kingdom was the big story when we started putting this list of books together, but - fortunately for this list, unfortunately for us - something tells me this one will come back around.

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The Best Biographies & Memoirs of August

Oh, the humanity. This month's picks are overflowing with it.

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Pangs of New York

A short list of recent books celebrating, lamenting, and occasionally decrying the changes in the Big Apple over the past three decades.

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Centipede Butts: It's What's for Dinner

Are insects the future of haute cuisine? In Bugged, David MacNeal' imagines a time where we will be "requesting more flies in the soup."

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It's Not Dark Yet, But It's Getting There.

It's not quite a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, but it's close. Here is a short list of books (and a couple of other necessary items) to make the most of the Great American Eclipse of 2017.

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Cactus Ed vs. the Hippie-Hater: An Illustrated Tale of Two Haircuts

Author and occasional cartoonist David Gessner contrasts two giants of Western literature - Ed Abbey and Wallace Stegner - starting at the top with their most conspicuous, if superficial, difference: their chosen hairstyles.

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