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

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Trust No One: Privacy 101 from "The Art of Invisibility"

Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you.

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Best Books of the Month: Nonfiction

A few of our selections for the best nonfiction of February, including a thought-provoking look at several of humanity's potential fates, the science behind making blockbusters, and the dark story lurking behind a Hollywood classic.

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Out of This World

Explore the Solar System - as no one ever has before - through the spectacular photographs of Otherworlds.

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Everyday Horror: John Darnielle on "Universal Harvester"

The National Book Award-nominee answers three questions about his unnerving, ambitious new novel.

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"Like a Mix of Don Draper and Rasputin"

Peter Pomerantsev's award-winning Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible documents the movers and shakers of Putin's post-Soviet regime. This is not your father’s Russia, and yet it kind of is.

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The Best Books of the Month: Biographies & Memoirs

Some of our favorites from January, including an insightful look at the life of the creator of Goodnight Moon, and a card-counter's rise from the blackjack tables of Vegas to Wall Street success.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: "Now What Do We Do to Fix This Thing?"

The basketball great, thoughtful commentator, and author of Writings on the Wall shares his list of books for understanding our country's tumultuous history with race.

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It's 2017: Start Doing Your Thing

Stoke your New Year's resolutions with these excerpts from Brendan Leonard's Make It Till You Make It: 40 Myths and Truths About Creating.

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Best Books of the Month: Nonfiction

A few of our selections for the best nonfiction of January, including a dangerous search for a legendary lost city, a revealing investigation into why we credit (or blame) testosterone for... everything, and Will Schwalbe's follow-up to his beloved The End of Your Life Book Club.

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Celebrity Picks: The Property Brothers' Favorite Reads of 2016

If you've seen any of Jonathan and Drew Scott's - aka The Property Brothers - hit shows on HGTV, you're familiar with their useful, no-nonsense advice for finding and renovating your perfect home. Their new book, Dream Home: The Property Brothers’ Ultimate Guide to Finding & Fixing Your Perfect House,...

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