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This Road I Ride

By Juliana Buhring
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Juliana Buhring
In December 2012, Juliana Buhring became the first woman to circumnavigate the world by bicycle. With only a few months of training and little sponsorship, support or money she left from Naples on 23 July 2012 to cycle the world. Raised in a religious cult as a child, Juliana finally broke away as a young adult and found her soul mate - an explorer seeking the source of unmapped rivers in Africa. When he was killed by a crocodile, her world went dark. To escape her grief, she decided to set herself a challenge. Having never seriously ridden a bike, she set out to ride around the world. 18,000 miles, 152 days, 4 continents, 19 countries, 29 punctures, 6 big mountains, 1 desert and a cyclone later, she made it back just days before Christmas with a Guinness World Record. Empowering, inspiring, often humorous, This Road I Ride is testimony to the power of sheer will to overcome any obstacle. Discover a true story of adventure, blood, sweat and gears.
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The Skin Above My Knee

By Marcia Butler
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Marcia Butler
Music was everything for Marcia Butler. Growing up in an emotionally desolate home with an abusive father and a distant mother, she devoted herself to the discipline and rigor of the oboe, and quickly became a young prodigy on the rise in New York City's competitive music scene. But haunted by troubling childhood memories while balancing the challenges of a busy life as a working musician, Marcia succumbed to dangerous men, drugs and self-destruction. In her darkest moments, she asked the hardest question of all: Could music truly save her life?A memoir of startling honesty and subtle, profound beauty, The Skin Above My Knee is the story of a woman finding strength in her creative gifts and artistic destiny. Filled with vivid portraits of 1970's New York City, and fascinating insights into the intensity and precision necessary for a career in professional music, this is more than a narrative of a brilliant musician struggling to make it big in the big city. It is the story of a survivor.
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Cheech Is Not My Real Name

By Cheech Marin
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Cheech Marin
Cheech Marin came of age at an interesting time in America and became a self-made counterculture legend with his other half, Tommy Chong. This long-awaited memoir delves into how Cheech dodged the draft, formed one of the most successful comedy duos of all time, became the face of the recreational drug movement with the film Up in Smoke, forged a successful solo career with roles in The Lion King and, more recently, Jane the Virgin, and became the owner of the most renowned collection of Chicano art in the world.Written in Cheech's uniquely hilarious voice, this memoir will take you to new highs.
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Re:ZERO, Vol. 5 (Novel)

By Tappei Nagatsuki, Shinichirou Otsuka
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Tappei Nagatsuki, Shinichirou Otsuka
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    By James S. A. Corey
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    James S. A. Corey
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    Twenty-Six Seconds

    By Alexandra Zapruder
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    Alexandra Zapruder
    On November 22, 1963, Abraham Zapruder left his office hoping for a glimpse of President John F. Kennedy's motorcade as it passed by Dealey Plaza. A Russian Jewish immigrant who wholeheartedly loved his home in America, Abe thrilled at the chance to see the young president in person--and perhaps to bring back a home movie of this once-in-a-lifetime moment for his family. The twenty-six seconds of Abraham Zapruder's footage depicting the JFK assassination is now iconic, forever embedded in American culture and identity. The first major instance of citizen journalism, this amateur film forced Abraham Zapruder to face unprecedented dilemmas: How to handle his unexpected ownership of a vitally important yet unspeakably terrible piece of American history? How to aid the U.S. government and, at the same time, fend off the swarm of reporters grasping to purchase the film? How to make the best decisions to ensure the film was safeguarded--but never exploited? Now Abraham's granddaughter, Alexandra Zapruder, uses previously sealed archival sources, her family's personal records, and interviews to delve into the film's fraught history--its chance beginning, the frantic moments and crucial decisions following the assassination, its controversial ownership by LIFE Magazine, its use in the major assassination investigations, the persistent battles over control of the images, and its impact on American art, film, and literature. Zapruder traces issues of ownership, privacy, and ethics through the decades, as the film sparked debates on the public representation of violence, the media's role in disseminating information, and how personal property becomes public legacy. Throughout this complex history, Zapruder traces the intertwined lives of the film and her family, fusing the private and public to create a complete narrative of the Zapruder film for the first time. She shows how twenty-six seconds of footage changed her family and, at the same time, challenged American society, media, and culture, raising new questions that came to define our age.
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  • Extinction End

    By Nicholas Sansbury Smith
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    Nicholas Sansbury Smith
    Almost seven weeks have passed since the Hemorrhage Virus ravaged the world. The remnants of the United States military have regrouped and relocated Central Command to the George Washington Carrier Strike Group. It's here, in the North Atlantic, that President Jan Ringgold and Vice President George Johnson prepare to deploy a new bioweapon and embark on the final mission to take back the country from the Variants.With his home gone and his friends kidnapped, Master Sergeant Reed Beckham and his remaining men must take drastic measures to save what's left of the human race.The end is here...

    Overlord, Vol. 5 (Novel)

    By Kugane Maruyama, so-bin
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    Kugane Maruyama, so-bin

    Accel World, Vol. 11 (Novel)

    By Reki Kawahara
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    Reki Kawahara

    Feel Good 101

    By Emma Blackery
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    Emma Blackery
    THIS BOOK WON'T CHANGE YOUR LIFEBut it might just help you change it yourselfOnly you can take the steps you need to help yourself become the strong, independent, fearless person you dream of being. It took me a long time - and a lot of real lows, excruciating heartaches and countless mistakes - to get there. The sole purpose of this book's existence is the hope that it may speed up that journey to happiness for you.In FEEL GOOD 101, YouTube's most outspoken star Emma Blackery is finally putting pen to paper to (over)share all her hard-learned life lessons. From standing up to bullies and bad bosses to embracing body confidence and making peace with her brain, Emma speaks with her trademark honesty about the issues she's faced - including her struggles with anxiety and depression. This is the book Emma wishes she'd had growing up . . . and she's written it for you.
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  • Hard Justice

    By April Hunt
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    April Hunt
    Charlotte "Charlie" Sparks has always fought hard---to get away from the life she once had, to hold on to the one she lives now, and to strive for the one that's just a hair's breadth out of reach. The only thing left between her and becoming an operative is one more trial mission...and six-and-a-half foot former SEAL commander Vincent Franklin. But pretending to be married to the irritating man while figuring out who is behind a stretch of murders may push Charlie over the edge...if she doesn't push Vince off a cliff first.Vince Franklin loves his job at Alpha Security. He gets to work with his friends, stay close to his family, and kick the ever loving shit out of some of the world's nastiest bad-asses. Annoying the hell out of the foul-talking, tattooed Brit who he has the temporary pleasure of calling his wife is just an added perk. He knows what this op means to her, and he isn't about to screw it up. But both their budding relationship and their assignment is threatened when the killer they're searching for sets his sights on Charlie.

    Tranny

    By Laura Jane Grace
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    Laura Jane Grace
    ONE OF BILLBOARD'S "100 GREATEST MUSIC BOOKS OF ALL TIME"The provocative transgender advocate and lead singer of the punk rock band Against Me! provides a searing account of her search for identity and her true self.It began in a bedroom in Naples, Florida, when a misbehaving punk teenager named Tom Gabel, armed with nothing but an acoustic guitar and a headful of anarchist politics, landed on a riff. Gabel formed Against Me! and rocketed the band from its scrappy beginnings-banging on a drum kit made of pickle buckets-to a major-label powerhouse that critics have called this generation's The Clash. Since its inception in 1997, Against Me! has been one of punk's most influential modern bands, but also one of its most divisive. With every notch the four-piece climbed in their career, they gained new fans while infuriating their old ones. They suffered legal woes, a revolving door of drummers, and a horde of angry, militant punks who called them "sellouts" and tried to sabotage their shows at every turn.But underneath the public turmoil, something much greater occupied Gabel-a secret kept for 30 years, only acknowledged in the scrawled-out pages of personal journals and hidden in lyrics. Through a troubled childhood, delinquency, and struggles with drugs, Gabel was on a punishing search for identity. Not until May of 2012 did a Rolling Stone profile finally reveal it: Gabel is a transsexual, and would from then on be living as a woman under the name Laura Jane Grace.Tranny is the intimate story of Against Me!'s enigmatic founder, weaving the narrative of the band's history, as well as Grace's, with dozens of never-before-seen entries from the piles of journals Grace kept. More than a typical music memoir about sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll-although it certainly has plenty of that-Tranny is an inside look at one of the most remarkable stories in the history of rock.
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  • The Playboy Bachelor

    By Rachel Van Dyken
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    Rachel Van Dyken
    Margot McCleery refuses to let Bentley Wellington weasel his way into her life. After her grandmother bids on him at an auction - and wins - she discovers they're stuck together for thirty days. In the same house. Under the same roof. Eating the same food.She'd rather push him off a cliff than have anything to do with the notorious playboy. But his smiles start breaking down her defenses, not to mention the compliments, the flowers, the conversations. And since her parents' death he's the only man who's ever looked at her like she wasn't broken.Bentley Wellington has never wanted for anything. Until now. His sexual prowess is legendary. The list of women he's seduced - endless. So proving himself to his grandfather by cheering up the shy romance novelist Margot McCleery - easy. At least it should be, but the minute he meets the woman, she sees right through him, and rather than fall for his easy charm, she fights him at every turn. It's going to take more than his playboy ways to win her over, but relying on his heart has never been an option - after all, why rely on something so easily breakable?