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.

Recent posts by Jon

Accidental-life

STET: Terry McDonell and the Art of Editing

The legendary magazine editor and author of the new memoir, The Accidental Life shares his experiences working with the likes of Hunter S. Thompson, Jim Harrison, and Jimmy Buffett.

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Underground-OBC

Oprah Picks Colson Whitehead's "The Underground Railroad"

This morning, Winfrey announced Colson Whitehead's inventive novel as the latest selection for Oprah's Book Club ®. It's a deserving choice, a brilliant book.

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Kareem

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

On the heels of the Republican and Democratic conventions and a dispiriting escalation of racial tension and violence, 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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Brendan-Leonard

High Exposure: Brendan Leonard on "Sixty Meters to Anywhere"

Brendan Leonard answers a few questions about his arresting new memoir of drinking, quitting, climbing, and the lure of stepping to "the very edge of catastrophe."

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Hamilton

Are You Not Entertained?

A few of our selections for the Best of the Year So Far in Humor & Entertainment, including the ultimate behind-the-scenes guide to the musical that even people who hate musicals want to see.

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See-America

It's Time to Go

Time is wasting, people. Here's a list to inspire adventures before the summer is over.

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Narconomics

Best Books of the Year So Far: Nonfiction

A look at a few of our favorites from the first half of 2016, including an economist's guide to the drug trade, a blow-by-blow account of an exploding mountain, and a world-wide search for hotbeds of genius.

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Pumpkin-Flowers

Best Books of the Year So Far: Biographies and Memoirs

A look at a few of our favorites from the first half of 2016, including an unexpected soldier's story, the latest from a winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award, and the story behind Hemingway's best book.

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Mishka200

"You Can't Write S*** on Cough Syrup": Mishka Shubaly on Drinking, Running, and Writing

Bestselling Kindle Singles author and musician Mishka Shubaly stopped by our offices to talk about his new book, his struggles with addiction, and the inherent advantages of physical books when you need to hit your best friend on his head.

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Star-Trek

Best Books of June: Humor & Entertainment

A few of our favorite Humor & Entertainment titles this month, including the perfect gift for the Trekker Dad, a unlikely rap-to-(almost)-riches tale, and a collection of self-effacing sketches of motherhood and other inconveniences of adulthood.

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