HOLIDAY-GIFT-GUIDE-BAR_thumb1FOR THE PERSON WHO PREFERS REAL-LIFE HUMANS TO FICTIONAL ONES

1. A Promised Land by Barack Obama

A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making—from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy.

2. Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath by Heather Clark

The highly anticipated new biography of Sylvia Plath that focuses on her remarkable literary and intellectual achievements, while restoring the woman behind the long-held myths about her life and art.

3. The Truths We Hold: An American Journey by Kamala Harris

From one of America’s most inspiring political leaders, a book about the core truths that unite us and how best to act upon them, in her own life and across the country.

4. My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Written in cooperation with RBG herself, this is the first full life—private, public, legal, philosophical—of the 107th Supreme Court Justice: one of the most profound and profoundly transformative legal minds of our time.

5. The Beauty in Breaking by Michele Harper

An emergency room physician explores how a life of service to others taught her how to heal herself.

6. Children of the Land by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo

This “courageous” memoir (Los Angeles Times) from a prize-winning poet about growing up undocumented in the United States recounts the sorrows and joys of a family torn apart by draconian policies, and chronicles one young man’s attempt to build a future in a nation that denies his existence.

7. Rust Belt Femme by Raechel Anne Jolie

The story of how the twin foundations of rural Ohio poverty and alternative 90s culture made Raechel into who she is today: a queer femme with PTSD and a deep love of the Midwest.

8. Untamed by Glennon Doyle

Soulful and uproarious, forceful and tender, Untamed is both an intimate memoir and a galvanizing wake-up call. It is the story of how one woman learned that a responsible mother is not one who slowly dies for her children, but one who shows them how to fully live.

9. Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics by Dolly Parton

As told by Dolly Parton in her own inimitable words, explore the songs that have defined her journey. Illustrated throughout with previously unpublished images from Dolly Parton’s personal and business archives.

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