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Hold Still

Mann to Mann: Amazon's Penny Mann Talks To Sally Mann, Photographer & Author of “Hold Still”

Sally Mann’s memoir, Hold Still, debuted this week and is on our Best Books of the Month list for May. Honestly, I picked this book up knowing I would like it - I have admired and respected Mann’s photography for years, but I fell in love with it because it showed me who Sally Mann truly is...

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NoPants

Laugh Your Pants Right off of Your Body

Face it, we've all lost our pants at some point, but what did you learn? Sarah Colonna lost hers in Vegas, and she learned a lot. Read her tips for surviving single living in your 30s, and the five things she wishes she could tell her twentysomething self.

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50Flies

Art Does Not Come Easy

Here's the problem with fly-fishing: Novels like Norman Maclean's A River Runs Through It and David James Duncan's The River Why have loaded so much hardscrabble spirituality into the sport that being bad at it feels like a failure of living. This is why countless folks obsess over it, especially many men of a certain age. It's like golf, but with a point, and much better scenery.

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Missoula

Jon Krakauer Talks About "Missoula"

Jon Krakauer may be best known for his books Into Thin Air and Into the Wild, but both those classics of outdoors adventure turned tragic were published in the late 90s. Since then, Krakauer has been building a list of acclaimed nonfiction bestsellers, and Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town is the latest.

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Dangerous When Wet

Sara Says: Their Parents Might have Messed Them Up But We Loved Them Anyway

As the great man said, all unhappy families are not exactly alike – but neither are the thousands of books written about such families created equal (The same holds true for stories about families that aren’t exactly unhappy, but just, as they say, “have issues.”)...

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H Is for Hawk

"How I Flew to the Hawk to Escape a Searing Grief."--Helen Macdonald on "H Is for Hawk"

Boasting one of the best book jackets we've seen this year, Helen Macdonald's much lauded memoir, H Is for Hawk, describes the unusual way she grieved the loss of her father...

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Ashley

5 'Hidden' Truths about Women’s Critical Roles in the War in Afghanistan by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

The author of Ashley's War outlines some hidden truths about women's role in Afghanistan.

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Shamed

They Had It Coming: Social Media and the Age of Shame

"We’re tearing people apart for lesser and lesser crimes. It’s robbing us of our empathy." So You've Been Publicly Shamed author Jon Ronson shares his thoughts on the book and social media's role in modern degradation.

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Dreamland225

Take Two Now and Call the Drug Dealer in the Morning

The rumblings about the dangers of the prescription painkiller OxyContin are getting louder every day, and for good reason. In Dreamland Sam Quinones brings us the shocking true story of an opiate epidemic that starts at doctors' offices in our nations suburbs and heartlands and leads to a new breed of efficient and competitive heroin dealers. We asked the author a few questions piquing our curiosity about this crazy-but-true story...

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The Secrets of Carriage H

Sara Says...Check Out This Kindle Single

You know how, sometimes, when there’s a big public event – usually a disaster, but not always – say, an accident, some happening around a celebrity or maybe a royal wedding – you’re riveted to the news wherever you can find it...

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