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App kid - how a child of immigrants grabbed a piece of the American dream App kid - how a child of immigrants grabbed a piece of the American dream

"A memoir from one of the most extraordinary entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, who taught himself how to code as a thirteen-year-old and claimed his share of the American Dream"--

Sep 23, 2021
Beautiful country - a memoir Beautiful country - a memoir

"Beautiful Country is the real deal. Heartrending, unvarnished, and powerfully courageous, this account of growing up undocumented in America will never leave you."--Gish Jen, author of The Resisters. "Ba Ba told me this and I in turn carried it in my heart: so long as we didn't stake claim to what wasn't ours--the things, our rooms, America, this beautiful country--we would be okay." An incandescent and heartrending memoir about Qian Julie Wang's five years living undocumented after immigrating

Sep 15, 2021
Channel of peace - stranded in Gander on 9/11 Channel of peace - stranded in Gander on 9/11

When Tuerff and his partner flew from France to New York City on September 11th in 2001, they had no idea that the world-- and their lives-- would change forever. When US airspace closed after the terrorist attacks, their plane was diverted to the small town of Gander, Newfoundland in Canada with thousands of other refugees or "come from aways." Yet, when all seemed dark, the people of Gander rallied and the "plane people" experienced boundless acts of generosity. This generosity ignited a spiri

Sep 8, 2021
Tales of a mad yogi - the life and wild wisdom of Drukpa Kunley Tales of a mad yogi - the life and wild wisdom of Drukpa Kunley

"Drukpa Kunley is one of the great masters of Bhutan known for his unusual, non-conformist behavior, often related to women. A 15th century saint, he is beloved in Bhutan in particular where nearly every house is prominently decorated with his most famous, er, instrument. Almost every Tibetan and Bhutanese can tell his stories, but best when kids are not around. But the bawdiness is just the surface - this was a real wisdom being whose teachings continue to benefit many practitioners"--

Sep 24, 2021
The contrarian - Peter Thiel and Silicon Valley's pursuit of power The contrarian - Peter Thiel and Silicon Valley's pursuit of power

"A biography of venture capitalist and entrepreneur Peter Thiel, the enigmatic, controversial, and hugely influential power broker who sits at the dynamic intersection of tech, business, and politics Since the days of the dot-com bubble in the late 1990s, no industry has made a greater impact on the world than Silicon Valley. And few individuals have done more to shape Silicon Valley than billionaire venture capitalist and entrepreneur Peter Thiel. From the technologies we use every day to the d

Sep 23, 2021
The girls in the wild fig tree - how I fought to save myself, my sister, and thousands of girls worldwide The girls in the wild fig tree - how I fought to save myself, my sister, and thousands of girls worldwide

"Nice's journey from "heartbroken child and community outcast, to leader of the Maasai" is an inspiration and a reminder that one person can change the world--and every girl is worth saving"--

Sep 24, 2021
The house of Gucci - a sensational story of murder, madness, glamour, and greed The house of Gucci - a sensational story of murder, madness, glamour, and greed

Chronicles the rollercoaster ride of Maurizio Gucci, from Guccio Gucci's leather shop in the early 1900s to the Investscorp takeover of the multimillion dollar corporation in 1993 and Maurizio's 1995 murder by his ex-wife.

Sep 23, 2021
Walk with me - a biography of Fannie Lou Hamer Walk with me - a biography of Fannie Lou Hamer

Sep 24, 2021