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From 2 Dope Queens to Men in Blazers, there’s a podcast for everyone out there! Discover the bestselling books alongside the podcasts with our list including nonfiction on everything from riveting storytelling to helpful advice on how to to clean your mind and your home.
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    From the acclaimed, best-selling memoirist and novelist Dani Shapiro comes a memoir about the staggering family secret uncovered by a genealogy test. Inheritance is an exploration of the urgent ethical questions surrounding fertility treatments and DNA testing, and a profound inquiry of paternity, identity, and love. Find her story on her podcast, Family Secrets.

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    Doing Justice

    Preet Bharara, the one-time federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York, shares an important overview of the way our justice system works, and why the rule of law is essential to our society. Using case histories, personal experiences and his own inviting writing and teaching style, Preet Bharara shows the thought process we need to best achieve truth and justice in our daily lives and within our society. He is also known for his podcast, Stay Tuned with Preet.

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    Everything’s Trash, But It’s Okay

    Bestselling author and star of podcast 2 Dope Queens, Phoebe Robinson is back with a new, hilarious, and timely essay collection on gender, race, dating, and the dumpster fire that is our world.

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    Men in Blazers Present Encyclopedia Blazertannica

    The Men in Blazers are two English-born, soccer-obsessed broadcasters known for their podcast by the same name who have savored the dizzying growth of the game along with millions of Americans. Now they immerse fans and novices alike in the history and culture of the world’s game with Encyclopedia Blazertannica.

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    The World of Lore: Dreadful Places

    Discover the captivating stories of the places where human evil has left a nefarious mark, featuring stories from the podcast Lore, now a streaming television series, including “Echoes,” “Withering Heights,” and “Behind Closed Doors” as well as rare material.

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    Tiny Beautiful Things

    This bestselling book from the author of Wild collects the best of The Rumpus’s Dear Sugar advice columns. Rich with humor, insight, compassion—and absolute honesty—this book is a balm for everything life throws our way. Cheryl Strayed along with Steve Almond continues to share advice on her podcast Dear Sugars.

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    Outer Order, Inner Calm

    Known for her bestselling books as well as her podcast Happier, Gretchen Rubin suggests dozens of manageable steps for creating a more serene, orderly environment—one that helps us to create the lives we want, all with a sense of fun, and a clear idea of what’s realistic for most people.

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    Jenny Blake is a former training and career development specialist at Google who now runs her own company as a career and business consultant and speaker. In her book and podcast, she introduces the Pivot Method and shows how to to take small, smart steps to move in a new direction–now and throughout your entire career.

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    On the Other Side of Freedom

    DeRay Mckesson, the internationally recognized civil rights activist/organizer and host of the podcast Pod Save the People, shares a meditation on resistance, justice, and freedom, and an intimate portrait of a movement from the front lines.

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    The Moth Presents Occasional Magic

    From storytelling phenomenon and hit podcast The Moth and featuring contributions from Meg Wolitzer, Adam Gopnik, Krista Tippett, Andrew Solomon, and more, comes a new collection of unforgettable true stories about finding the strength to face the impossible, drawn from the very best ever told on its stages.

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    A hilarious, honest memoir–combined with just the right amount of relationship advice–from the popular actress and host of the hit podcast Anna Faris is Unqualified.

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    My Boyfriend Barfed in My Handbag . . . and Other Things You Can’t Ask Martha

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    The Gratitude Diaries

    Janice Kaplan spends a year living gratefully and transforms her marriage, family life, work, and health. With warmth, humor, and appealing insight, Kaplan’s journey will empower readers to think positively and start living their own best year ever. Discover her on the podcast Good Life Project as well.

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