6 books on the list
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Corrections in Ink
From competitive figure skating to addiction and prison, this memoir is a harrowing but inspiring journey of suffering, recovery, and redemption. Keri Blakinger's experience behind bars gives her an insider's perspective on the broken justice system, and her determination to expose it as a reporter will leave readers galvanized and reconsidering who society throws away. Corrections in Ink is a powerful reminder of the human capacity for resilience and second chances.
A reminder: #CorrectionsInInk is an incredible book.If you’ve any interest in a journey to one of the darkest places on earth & then back again, @keribla is an extraordinary guide.Her story of addiction & imprisonment & ultimately a good life is hard to take. But sooo beautiful. – source
Also recommended bySoledad O'Brien
This riveting non-fiction book follows the true story of Dick Conant, an American folk hero who canoed solo for over twenty years, covering thousands of miles of American rivers - including the Mississippi, Yellowstone, Ohio, and Hudson. Author Ben McGrath, a staff writer at The New Yorker, tells the tale of Dick's epic feats of planning, perseverance, and physical courage, and the vast network of people he collected along the way. Riverman offers readers a portrait of an America we rarely see - a nation of unconventional characters, small river towns, and long-forgotten waterways.
#Riverman by @mcgrathben is an incredible book. Every bit as compelling, unsettling, and unforgettable as ‘Into The Wild’. Check it out. – source
Set during World War II, a young girl named Anna accompanies her father on a crucial visit to a mysterious man named Dexter Styles. Years later, Anna becomes the first female diver at Brooklyn Naval Yard, repairing ships for the war effort. Through their chance meeting at a nightclub, Anna begins to unravel the mystery of her father's disappearance and the complexity of his life. "Manhattan Beach" is a propulsive exploration of a transformative moment in American and global history through the lives of gangsters, sailors, divers, bankers, union men, and women breaking into male-dominated fields.
Just finished the brilliant #manhattanbeach by @Egangoonsquad. Don’t know why it’s taken me so long to read one of our greatest contemporary authors... So much better late than never, though. If you haven’t read her books yet, I think you should. 👍🏻 – source
Also recommended byNicola SturgeonGretchen Rubin
Too Much and Never Enough
How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man
Psychologist Mary L. Trump sheds light on Donald J. Trump's toxic family history, revealing how neglect and abuse led to his current destructive behavior that threatens the world's health and economic security. From the strange and harmful relationship between Fred Trump and his sons to the disturbing details of family events, Mary provides an incisive and unexpected perspective that only she, as Donald's only niece, can offer. With an insider's familiarity and willingness to tell the truth, Mary tells a captivating and unnerving story of one of the world's most dysfunctional families.
Please read @MaryLTrump’s book, #TooMuchAndNeverEnough. Not for the headline grabbing bits already well publicized, but for the incisive, thorough, & devastating analysis of @realDonaldTrump’s deeply damaged psyche. Folks, he’s not going to get better. We are in serious trouble. – source
Also recommended byGeorge ConwayAsha RangappaMia FarrowGina DinJohn W. DeanLindsay DefrancoLisa BloomChris WesselingArlan Hamilton2 others
The Biggest Bluff
How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win
A non-poker player with a Ph.D. in psychology becomes a professional poker player with the help of a Poker Hall of Fame inductee. Through her journey, she gains insights on life, human behavior, and how to distinguish between what can and can't be controlled. Along the way, she wins big, but more importantly, she learns that accepting luck and focusing on how to play bad cards can lead to a successful outcome.
If you want to read a really smart book, by a really smart woman, who’s doing something really unusual, read #TheBiggestBluff by @mkonnikova. She’s a professional poker player with a PHD. C’mon. That’s cool. – source
"Discover the story of Alfred Brooks, a high school dropout who works in a dead-end job, while he navigates through the pitfalls of life. Faced with drug addiction and threatening street kids, he finds solace in boxing at Donatelli’s Gym in Harlem. Join him on his journey as he learns that it's the effort, not the win, that defines a true champion."
Spent deep into last night reading “The Contender”, a new biography about Marlon Brando by @WilliamJMann. For anyone who was inspired by Brando, as I was as a young man, or is even curious about the legend, this is an incredibly well written, entertaining, & insightful book. – source