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.

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Celebrity Picks: Alec Baldwin's Favorite Reads of 2017

Do you like impressions? If you haven't heard, Alec Baldwin has one of President Trump. Learn about that and more in his memoir, Nevertheless, and also find out what's been on his reading list this year.

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The Best Books of the Year: "Beartown"

We've placed Frederik Backman's novel about the hopes of a small town and its junior ice hockey team at number three in our list for the best books of 2017. Read our interview with the author, first published in September 2017.

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Weird Science: South Pole Edition

What strange experiments are going on in Antarctica? Find out with these five things you should know about the IceCube Observatory from The Telescope in the Ice author Mark Bowen.

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Best Books of the Year: Nonfiction

I scream, you scream, we all scream for nonfiction. Here are a few of our selections for the best true stories of 2017, along with some thoughts about why we liked them.

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Our Pick for the Best Book of the Year: "Killers of the Flower Moon"

David Grann's true-if-largely-unknown tale of big oil and serial murder on the Osage Indian Reservation in the 1920s is a master class in nonfiction. Read our interview with the author from April, 2017.

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Celebrity Picks: Elias Weiss Friedman's Favorite Reads of 2017

The author of the bestselling bundle of cuteness known as the The Dogist has a new book called - get ready for it - The Dogist Puppies. But does he ever need a break from all that adorable?

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Ladies and Gentlemen, Your 2017 Celebrity Picks

Are celebrities just like us, the normal people? Of course they're not. But there's at least one thing we have in common with the star set: We like to read.

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Celebrity Picks: Dan Rather's Favorite Reads of 2017

What does Rather like to read? You might not be surprised with his choices, but you might be interested in what he has to say about them.

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The Morbid Ruminations of a Weird Dad

John Hodgman spoke with us at Book Expo about terrible facial hair, the emergent terrors of middle age, and his new memoir, Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches.

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Hey There, You're Lookin' Kinda QWERTY

Explore Typewriters: Iconic Machines from the Golden Age of Mechanical Writing, Anthony Casillo's ode to the beauty and strangeness of these contraptions from a not-so-distant era.

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